3DBaz – originally reported by 3dprintingindustry.com – Canada’s additive manufacturing accelerator program Canada Makes, headquartered in Ottawa, has invested $750K in a facility for micro metal component manufacturers Shimifrez Inc.
The money will be used to help fund production of incredibly thin copper parts used as a electrical conductors in micromachines.
Having applications in a range of industries, like aerospace, automotive and medical, these micromachines control the mechanical reaction of things like impact airbags.
Micro additive technique
Operating on the micron level of additive manufacturing, Shimifrez use a process of electro forming to make thin chips of metal.
Job generating in Ontario
Canada Makes has got a program called Metal Additive Demonstration Program, and Shimifrez investments was a part of it.
This movement’s goal says “We help Canadian industries get more awareness and assist in understanding the advantages of the metal additive manufacturing technology”.
It ioncludes domestic partners like Renishaw and EOS; located in Canada.
this collaboration led to send a 3D printed satellite part into space.
On of the jobs performed in Shimifrez site in Ontario is Photo elctro forming of copper parts.
The program mentioned above will expand workflow and create about 8 more jobs.
President of Shimifrez Inc; Hassan Nojoumi explains more:
Canada Makes assistance helped Shimifrez take a big step in developing our capabilities to deliver rapid-response service for micro components to several precision industries such as the aerospace/satellite, medical, automotive, telecommunications and micro- electronics sectors.