In September this year, Burloak Technologies, a division of Samuel, Son & Co., will open its new 104 million USD Additive Manufacturing Center of Excellence in Oakville, Ontario, Canada. The 40,000 square foot centre will be fully operational in the first quarter of 2019 as the company's existing operations are transferred.
"Additive manufacturing is a rapidly developing technology that creates much lighter, stronger parts while reducing costs by consolidating multiple manufacturing steps into a single process," said Peter Adams, President and Co-founder of Burloak Technologies.
"For these reasons, additive manufacturing is attractive to companies in multiple industries, such as aerospace, automotive and healthcare. However, the barrier to adoption for many companies has been their lack of expertise and equipment. Through this Center, we are removing the obstacles a prospective customer would face on its own, making it easier, faster and less costly for them to make use of this exciting new technology."
Acquired by Samuel last year, Burloak Technologies provides engineering, design for AM, materials development, high precision CNC machining, post processing and metrology and is a supplier to leading aerospace, space and energy companies. The centre will contain all technology and expertise in one place which will be beneficial to customers by enabling them to move developments more rapidly from concept through to full scale production.
The new centre will focus primarily on aerospace and space applications and create 65 new jobs for the local area.