A leading research centre in metal additive manufacturing, the Additive Manufacturing Innovation Centre (AMIC) provides designers and manufacturers with a collaborative applied research environment in which to explore the technology on an industrial scale. The Centre’s focus is on supporting industrial adoption of advanced manufacturing and industry 4.0 technologies for increased efficiency and better product design.
Industry partners can access laser sintering capabilities (utilizing metal (DMLS) and plastic (SLS) powders), fused deposition modelling (FDM), optical and scanning electron microscopy to characterize materials, and a trained research team to operate the labs and collaborate on projects. AMIC projects help industry with innovative product (re)design and development; manufacturing process optimization; and new materials development. Workshops and specialized training are also available to industry.
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Labs & Equipment
Our facilities are equipped with industry-leading additive manufacturing equipment.
Mohawk College is a member of the Southern Ontario Network for Advanced Manufacturing Innovation (SONAMI), a network of colleges and one university who collaborate with small- and medium-sized companies to turn innovations into commercialized products that are funded by the Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario. Eligible Ontario companies can apply for funding to support manufacturing innovation within their organization.
Hamilton-based inventory management company Barventory designed a smart monitoring and control system for liquor bottles and beer kegs. The asked AMIC to help design and prototype the keg scale before launch.Read more about Barventory
Merq Automation, based in Stoney Creek, is a laboratory solutions and automation company. Merq asked the Additive Manufacturing Innovation Centre to partner with them in the design and development of an ergonomic syringe dispenser.Read more about Merq
Local start-up FloNergia has developed a design for a more efficient airlift pump that can reduce production costs, improve water quality and increase food production by 10%. FloNergia asked AMIC to explore material options and develop an industrial-grade prototype.Read more about FloNergia
McMaster University researchers in Materials Science and Engineering wanted to produce titanium-iron alloy via additive manufacturing (AM) that was historically difficult to produce via traditional manufacturing methods. They asked AMIC to help develop process parametersRead more about a titanium-iron alloy
Beyond the prototype: Opportunities for additive manufacturing in low-volume production
This white paper from AMIC at Mohawk College will help you understand the use cases for when additive manufacturing makes sense for low-volume production- and when it doesn't.
Sherif Abdou, General Manager (Interim), AMIC
As the General Manager (Interim) of the Additive Manufacturing Innovation Centre, Sherif supports staff, students and industry partners on the delivery of applied research projects. An experienced entrepreneur and academic researcher, Sherif has over twenty years of professional, research and teaching experience within a wide range of industries including MedTech, Aquaculture and Automotive industries. Before joining Mohawk, Sherif co-founded FloNergia Inc., a company specializing in innovative pumping/aeration technologies for different applications and founded SmartPerceptions, a business that helps other businesses adopt and utilize numerical modelling in their product design and development process. Sherif holds a Ph.D. and MASc in Mechanical Engineering from McMaster University as well as a BSc in Mechanical Engineering from Ain Shams University (Cairo).
Thank you to our funding partners
AMIC is part of IDEAWORKS, Mohawk’s active hub of applied research and innovation. IDEAWORKS accelerates Canadian and global innovation by supporting industry access to expert researchers, specialized facilities and world-class technologies. AMIC is a founding member of the Southern Ontario Network for Advanced Manufacturing Innovation (SONAMI)