Humber College and DMG Mori partner on CNC tech and education
October 11, 2018 – Toronto's Humber College and DMG MORI Canada have partnered to address skills needs for advanced manufacturing tooling processes and engage in applied research.
The five-year collaboration will focus initially on Industry 4.0–enabled five-axis CNC technology (vital to automotive and aerospace manufacturing), and broaden to support outreach initiatives related to education in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) over the course of the agreement.
The DMG MORI group is a global manufacturer of CNC machine tools, with a range of products including high-tech turning and milling machines, as well as automation and technology solutions for the automotive, aerospace, die and mould and medical industries.
DMG MORI Canada plans to make significant investments in Industry 4.0 development over the five years, including awards and scholarships, to be named the DMG MORI Awards. DMG MORI will also work with the college to develop education to advance employment pathways and recruitment opportunities for Humber students and graduates.
"Our students and faculty will benefit from DMG MORI's expertise and learning on their machine tooling systems as they prepare for the highly-skilled advanced manufacturing jobs of today and tomorrow," says Chris Whitaker, president and CEO of Humber College. "Through this and other industry and community partnerships, Humber is building a network of Centres of Innovation that are bringing together people, ideas and technology to solve real-world business challenges."
DMG MORI will now be part of the planned Industry 4.0 consortium that Humber is forming, and their equipment and technology will be featured in The Barrett Centre for Technology Innovation, the college's hub for bringing industry and education together.
"DMG MORI approaches innovation through co-operation. We know that the specialized world of machine tools has globalized and we need to work together with industry and education partners to identify new ways to improve productivity," says Daniel Medrea, managing director of DMG MORI Canada. "Working with the Barrett CTI builds on our long relationship with Humber, and will create opportunity to work with students, faculty and other industry leaders to make Canadian manufacturing competitive in the global market."
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