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McGuire Aero Propulsion Solutions receives $2M to advance net-zero power

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This Supercluster funding will support a $5.7 million project with their partner Burloak Technologies, advancing additive manufacturing (AM).

TORONTO — McGuire Aero Propulsion Solutions Inc. (MAPS) announces a $2.2 million non-repayable collaborative funding award competitively secured through NGen; Canada’s Advanced Manufacturing Supercluster. This Supercluster funding will support a $5.7 million project with their partner Burloak Technologies, advancing additive manufacturing (AM). The project focuses on developing new AM methods and capabilities for high temperature, high-speed rotating part applications, including design and test activities demonstrating the benefits of advanced manufacturing techniques on performance and life characteristics.

MAPS is trying to develop a sustainable and transformative net-zero power generation technology for commercial and industrial businesses: the micro-power-plant (MPP).

“The collaboration of Burloak Technologies additive manufacturing expertise and MAPS’s gas turbine industrialization expertise will accelerate the development timeline bringing our breakthrough technology to market,” said Daniel McGuire, CEO & Founder of MAPS. “NGen’s support helps Canadian companies tackle and solve global challenges by fostering multi discipline collaboration and leverage the potential of Industry 4.0.”

“New green energy technologies are the future of advanced manufacturing,” said the Honourable Fran├žois-Philippe Champagne, Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry. “Innovators like McGuire Aero Propulsion Solutions are cementing Canada’s competitive advantage with the development of their unique capabilities. This technology will support and enhance the further growth of Canadian exports and strengthen Canadian innovation in helping to solve complex problems.”

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“NGen is pleased to support this collaboration between MAPS and Burloak Technologies,” said Jayson Myers, CEO, NGen. “The novel additive manufacturing capabilities being developed by the consortium will not only confer a global strategic advantage to the partners in power generation and aerospace, but also support Canada’s transition to industry 4.0. ”

The development and deployment of MPP’s turbomachinery has the potential to support Canadian manufacturing into global leadership in AM and catalyze the transition to Industry 4.0.

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