Together with NBCC and NSCC, UNB launches the Marine Additive Manufacturing Centre of Excellence
With the goal of alleviating the current long wait times for the creation of needed parts for the marine and defense sector, the Marine Additive Manufacturing Centre of Excellence will combine research, commercialization and workforce development and training to push forward 3D metal-printing technology in place of conventional manufacturing methods.
Dr. Mohsen Mohammadi, director of the center and associate professor of mechanical engineering at UNB will lead research and development aspects of the center and Custom Fabricators and Machinists (CFM) will be the commercial partner. The New Brunswick Community College, Collège Communautaire du Nouveau-Brunswick and the Nova Scotia Community College will lead the workforce development and training.
External funding for the center comes from Lockheed Martin Aeronautics and Irving Shipbuilding Inc, with $2.7 million and $750,000 contributions respectively. UNB says that the center is currently worth nearly $5 million and is expected to triple its funding over the next year as more partners join.
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