Toronto, Ontario-based Additive Metal Manufacturing (AMM) is offering Mohawk College’s Mechanical Engineering Technology and Non-Destructive Testing students an opportunity to work directly with industry on research and development projects aimed at helping manufacturers adopt additive manufacturing technology.
Working at both the Additive Manufacturing Centre at Mohawk College and AMM’s production facility in Toronto, the students will work directly with AMM engineers and customers to gain first hand experience solving real-world commercial and engineering issues.
AMM president Norman Holesh says the collaboration will help the industry prepare for the “significant growth” Canada’s additive manufacturing industry is expected to see over the next few years, as well as help fill a need for skilled workers who have hands-on experience with the technology and the commercial experience of working with real customers.
“We’ve found that most graduates from university and college don’t have the hands-on experience with the technology or the commercial experience of working with customers,” Holesh said. “This experience will teach them how to work with customers.”
Holesh says AMM chose to work with Mohawk because of the caliber of the students and the faculty.
For Mohawk, the collaboration will provide students with valuable hands-on experience in an exciting new field.
“3D printing is still in its infancy,” said Dr. Louie D’Orazio, a professor of Mechanical Engineering Technology and Manufacturing Research Specialist at Mohawk. “This will connect students with industry and help ensure that there is a growing pool of skilled talent that is ready and able to help Canadian manufacturers integrate these technologies into their production.”
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