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Additive manufacturing sector gets a boost with new centre

May 29, 2018   Don Horne

Burloak Technologies, a division of Samuel, Son & Co., announced the establishment of its Additive Manufacturing Centre of Excellence in Oakville, Ont., a state-of-the-art, 40,000 square foot facility expected to open in September.

The Centre will accelerate the industry’s adoption of additive manufacturing by providing every service required to move customer projects from concept, to optimized design for additive manufacturing (DFAM), to full-scale production in a single location.

“Additive manufacturing is a rapidly developing technology that creates much lighter, stronger parts while reducing costs by consolidating multiple manufacturing steps into a single process,” said Peter Adams, President and Co-founder of Burloak Technologies. “For these reasons, additive manufacturing is attractive to companies in multiple industries, such as aerospace, automotive and healthcare. However, the barrier to adoption for many companies has been their lack of expertise and equipment.”

The centre is expected to be fully operational in the first quarter of 2019 as the company’s existing operations are transferred.


“Through this Centre, we are removing the obstacles a prospective customer would face on its own,” said Adams, “making it easier, faster and less costly for them to make use of this exciting new technology.”

A leader in the additive manufacturing industry, Burloak Technologies provides engineering, design for additive manufacturing, materials development, high precision CNC machining, post-processing and metrology. The company is a supplier to leading aerospace, space and energy companies and is registered to AS9100D, ISO9001 and is Canada Controlled Goods Approved.

Founded in 1855, Samuel, Son & Co. is a family-owned and operated integrated network of metal manufacturing, processing and distribution divisions.  With more than 5,000 employees and over 100 facilities, Samuel provides access to metals, industrial products and related value-added services.

(Samuel Son & Co.)

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