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Sheridan College partners with Cimetrix Solutions for 3D printing

3D printing equipment supplier Cimetrix Solutions Inc. has donated a fully equipped training system, valued at $300,000, to Ontario’s Sheridan College.


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November 10, 2014 by Canadian Plastics

3D printing equipment supplier Cimetrix Solutions Inc. has donated a fully equipped training system, valued at $300,000, to Ontario’s Sheridan College.

 

The Cimetrix system includes FDM (fused deposition modelling) and Polyjet 3D printing technologies, and will be installed in Sheridan’s Centre for Advanced Manufacturing and Design Technologies (CAMDT), located in Brampton, Ont.

 

“3D technology is changing at a rapid pace,” said Dr. Farzad Rayegini, director of CAMDT and Associate Dean of the School of Mechanical and Electrical Engineering. “Our partnership with Cimetrix ensures that Sheridan will remain at the leading edge of additive manufacturing, and that our students will be well-prepared through hands-on, real world experiences to add value to industry immediately upon graduation.”

 

Through its collaboration with Oshawa, Ont.-based Cimetrix, CAMDT is also adding complementary components to its Product Innovation Centre, including a technical team comprised of industry partners and faculty with comprehensive knowledge in all aspects of additive manufacturing; a state-of-the-art development and training facility encompassing all necessary capabilities for re-engineering, simulation, and traditional and advanced manufacturing; and a network of expertise in the areas of additive manufacturing and product development through the engagement of faculty, students and industry.

 

Finally, CAMDT was also able to install a professional 3D printing unit in the Brampton/CAMDT Makerspace Creative Hub located at the city’s downtown library. “This is the only Makerspace equipped with a professional 3D printer,” Cimetrix said in a statement. “The Hub will operate as a free drop-in centre, with faculty and students from Sheridan’s engineering department and Castlebrooke Secondary School’s robotics club holding regular workshops. Visitors to the Hub will have opportunities to learn more about manufacturing and mechanical engineering tools and technology.”