CME and Emily Carr University partner for additive manufacturing
By Alyssa Dalton
Feb. 2, 2015 – Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters British Columbia, Canada Makes, and Emily Carr University of Art + Design have announced a partnership on additive manufacturing, which they say will allow for a convergence of academia and industry. The agreement will also provide leadership at the forefront of material exploration and digital making in Canada and British Columbia, they added.
“CME BC welcomes these partnerships between public and private institutions as a way of helping B.C. manufacturing,” said Marcus Ewert-Johns, CME BC vice president. “Additive manufacturing is quickly becoming key to innovation for manufacturers and CME looks forward to the creation of this hub for innovation that will mobilize leading edge design in manufacturing.”
The announcement was made at the Material Matters 3D Printing Forum at the university last week.
Material Matters is a faculty-led research cluster at Emily Carr that focuses on 3D printing/additive manufacturing technologies and methods. By working with both private enterprise and faculty-led inquiry, Material Matters operates as a gateway to open inquiry in material science and conditional discovery, said the school.
CME’s Canada Makes is a network of private, public, academic and non-profit entities that works to promote the adoption and development of additive manufacturing in Canada.