Productique Québec continues to stimulate manufacturing business with new 3D printing cell
by CM Staff
Productique Québec will receive a non-repayable contribution of $920,000 from Canada Economic Development for Quebec Regions to help with additive manufacturing efforts.
SHERBROOKE — Cantons-de-l’Est college centre for technology transfer (CCTT) Productique Québec is helping to disseminate the Industry 4.0 concept across Quebec.
To build on its momentum, the Cégep de Sherbrooke-affiliated NPO wants to acquire an additive manufacturing or 3D printing cell. These technologies make it possible to design unique products by enhancing the quality of components while reducing time-to-market. There are also economic and ecological benefits to manufacturing metal components through 3D printing compared with classic manufacturing.
To ensure the project is a success, Productique Québec will receive a non-repayable contribution of $920,000 from Canada Economic Development for Quebec Regions. The announcement of this support for the Cantons-de-l’Est CCTT was made today by Élisabeth Brière, Member of Parliament for Sherbrooke and Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Economic Development and Official Languages (Economic Development Agency of Canada for the Regions of Quebec), the Honourable Mélanie Joly.
The Government of Canada’s support will focus more specifically on the acquisition and installation of equipment such as an automated additive manufacturing machine (3D printer), a digital machining centre to post-treat components as well as advanced measuring equipment needed for quality control.
“Innovation is a veritable economic engine generating growth to the benefit of businesses and communities. The support for Productique Québec is in line with this; the technical assistance provided to manufacturing businesses will enable them to create and market innovative products.” said Élisabeth Brière, Member of Parliament for Sherbrooke and Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Economic Development and Official Languages.