An Ontario manufacturer is investing $11.5 million to establish the country’s first full production additive manufacturing and advanced manufacturing centre.
Burloak Engineered Solutions, Dundas, ON, is embarking on a five-year strategic plan for the full production additive operation. The facility will feature the first produciton DMLS (Direct Metal Laser Sintering) system in Canada, as well as additive manufacturing for plastic. Jim Glover, CEO, and Peter Adams, chairman, say the facility will focus on serving the aerospace, defence, energy, medical, architectural, automotive and industrial manufacturing markets with prototype, development and production level additive manufacturing services and engineered solutions.
Already ISO certified, it plans to have AS9100 and ISO 17025 certification by the end of 2014.
As part of its plan to set up its additive manufacturing operation, it has commissioned the first round of machines, which include additive manufacturing machines from EOS, supplied by Machine Tool Systems, Toronto, and five, four and three axis machines and CMMs from Elliott-Matsuura Canada, Oakville, ON.
The company is also rebranding under the corporate name Burloak Technologies Inc. with two wholly owned subsidiary companies, Burloak Advanced Manufacturing Inc. and Burloak Engineered Solutions Inc. Burloak Advanced Manufacturing will provide additive and advanced substractive services and Burloak Engineered Solutions will provide metrology, onsite inspection, alignment, 3D scanning, reverse engineering, CAD and tooling services.