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Windsor auto parts supplier gets federal funding

September 6, 2016   Canadian Plastics

Windsor, Ont.-based automotive parts maker A.P. Plasman is benefiting from some federal funding.

Plasman is getting $366 688 to develop 3D-printed measurement tools to replace current steel-machined fixtures.

The new tools will reduce costs, increase energy efficiency, and increase global competitiveness.

The funding is part of a $3-million announcement made on Aug. 31 under the Automotive Supplier Innovation Program, which saw funding shared between Plasman and three other companies in Ontario’s auto industry. The other three were Smarter Alloys Inc. of Waterloo, which is working to develop advanced alloys that can “retake” their shape and be used for mechanisms such as grill shutters and door latches; Bluewrist Inc., a robotics systems firm in Markham which will receive up to $821,445 to develop a scanning inspection system designed to be faster than current technology; and Invotek Electronics Inc., also located in Markham, which will get up to $412,025 in funding for work on a compact radar system for cars that could be installed in areas of vehicles where larger systems don’t fit.


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