NGen announces $3.5M in funding for Mosaic Manufacturing’s automation project
by CM Staff
The partnership aims to harness 3D printing and scanning technologies to enable companies to build their products in a more economical and environmentally friendly way.
HAMILTON — NGen has announced an investment of $3.5 million Supercluster funding to support an $8 million project led by Mosaic Manufacturing (Toronto, ON) with partners Dyze Design (Longueuil, QC), and Matter and Form (Toronto, ON), to automate and digitize manual manufacturing processes. Under the name “Vector Consortium,” the partnership aims to harness 3D printing and scanning technologies to enable companies to build their products in a more economical and environmentally friendly way.
Vector will be focused on expanding the functionalities of Array, Mosaic’s Automated 3D Printing Platform. Currently, Array uses robotic systems to print at scale for the manufacturing floor, reportedly reducing the cost of a 3D printed part by as much as 95%. In addition to reducing the overall cost per part, Vector aims to increase the quality of parts printed using Array and to automate quality control processes that are currently manual.
Funding to support Vector will also be leveraged to train manufacturing professionals on the Array platform, and to educate university students on the applications of 3D printing technologies. Ultimately, by providing Canadian companies with the tools to produce parts on shore, the Vector consortium intends to reduce dependency on foreign manufactured parts.
“We have an amazing ecosystem of advanced manufacturing technology here in Canada and are thrilled about NGen’s decision to bring us together and support our vision of 3D printing on the factory floor,” said Mitch Debora Co-founder and CEO of Mosaic Manufacturing. “We are excited to work with Dyze Design and Matter & Form to harness the power of their extrusion and metrology expertise.”
“This is a massive step towards delivering on the promise of 3D printing as a practical alternative to traditional manufacturing processes, and the entire team at Matter & Form is excited to contribute,” said Trevor Townsend, Co-founder and CEO of Matter and Form Inc. “Vector will help place Canada at the forefront of modern manufacturing.”
“Mosaic Manufacturing continues to deliver game-changing technology platforms that promise to revolutionize the business of manufacturing,” said Jayson Myers, CEO of NGen. “Supporting small, innovative companies like Mosaic and encouraging collaborative endeavors with industry partners is key to building world-leading advanced manufacturing capabilities in Canada.”