Sheridan College in Mississauga (and Beyond) Gets Massive Grant

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It's nice to see local academic institutions receive good news.

Sheridan College (a postsecondary institution with campuses in Mississauga, Oakville and Brampton) recently announced that its Centre of Advanced Manufacturing and Design Technologies (CAMDT) received $2 million in federal and provincial funding and industry support to expand "multi-material additive manufacturing research."

According to Design Engineering, that means its getting big bucks for 3D printing research.

Earlier this month, Reza Moridi, Minister of Research, Innovation and Science and Amrit Mangat, MPP for Mississauga-Brampton South, joined one another at Sheridan's Davis campus in Brampton to announced that a contribution of $763,183 was coming from the Ontario Research Fund. That amount matched a previously announced contribution from the Canada Foundation for Innovation and the new funding, combined with over $400,000 in industry contributions, amounted to a stunning $2 million investment in the institution.

"Our government recognizes the importance of investing in our innovation ecosystem," said Minister Moridi. "We are proud to support the work of people in Mississauga and Brampton who are at the forefront of scientific discovery. Their research will pave the way for future advancements that will help Ontario compete and win in the global economy."

Now, the Advanced Multi-material Additive Manufacturing: Product and Process Project will introduce equipment to CAMDT's additive manufacturing lab that "capable of working with a much wider range of materials. The new infrastructure includes machines capable of processing metals to create lightweight parts that can be used in aerospace manufacturing… surgical tools, wearable health monitoring devices, and prostheses."

"This investment offers tremendous potential for new partnership opportunities with small and medium-sized businesses, as well as for new advances in the healthcare sector," said Dr. Jeff Zabudsky, Sheridan's President and Vice Chancellor. "It will also expand the variety of research and innovation opportunities where our students - the innovators of tomorrow - can make a difference."

While the terms and subject matter may sound lofty, it's great that a local institution can make its mark in the aerospace and medical fields.

Congrats to everyone involved!

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