Additive Manufacturing Innovation Centre (AMIC)

Mohawk College of Applied Arts and Technology, Hamilton, Ontario
What the facility does

Applied research in advanced materials and additive manufacturing as well as prototyping, testing and training services to accelerate the adoption of advanced manufacturing and industry 4.0

Areas of expertise

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 additive manufacturing. Industry partners have access to laser sintering, utilizing metal (DMLS) and plastic (SLS) powders, fused deposition modelling (FDM), optical and scanning electron microscopy to characterize materials, and trained staff 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. The Centre’s focus is on supporting industrial adoption of advanced manufacturing and industry 4.0 technologies for increased efficiency and better product design. Workshops and specialized training are also available to industry.

AMIC is part of IDEAWORKS, Mohawk College’s applied research division, and is affiliated with Mohawk’s Sensor Systems and Internet of Things (IOT) Research Chair, the Energy and Power Innovation Centre and the Medical Technologies Innovation Centre.

Research services
  • Applied research in additive manufacturing
  • Laser sintering (plastic, resin and metal)
  • Design optimization
  • Process optimization
  • Reverse engineering
  • Computer aided design
  • Materials development
  • Product development
Sectors of application
  • Aerospace and satellites
  • Automotive
  • Defence and security industries
  • Manufacturing and processing
  • Mining, minerals and metals
  • Professional and technical services (including legal services, architecture, engineering)
EOSINT P 395Plastic laser-sintering system for the direct manufacture of end products for series, spare parts, functional prototypes and master patterns
EOSINT M 280Laser-based e-manufacturing system for direct production of metal parts and tooling
FARO Arm 3D Scanner3D scanner for measurement and modelling of parts
JEOL JSM-IT100 InTouchScope Scanning Electron MicroscopeElectron microscope that allows for scanning of surface topography and composition of material samples
3D Platforms WorkSeries 200Large format fused deposition modelling (FDM) with a build volume of 1x1x0.5m
Desktop Metal Studio+Bound metal deposition system for the direct manufacture of end products for series, spare parts, functional prototypes and master patterns
  • Arcelor Mittal Dofasco
  • Stelco
  • Canadian Institute for Non Destructive Engineering
  • Pratt & Whitney Canada
  • L3 Wescam
  • The Southern Ontario Network for Advanced Manufacturing Innovation (SONAMI)
  • Merq Machining
  • Norlok
  • Honeywell
  • Hybrid Power Solutions
  • CanMet Energy
  • Q5X
  • General Dynamics
  • DynaPlas Inc.
  • CareGo


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