Burloak Engineered Solutions has announced it will invest $11.5 million into establishing Canada’s first full production additive manufacturing and advanced manufacturing centre as part of a five year strategic plan. The facility will feature the first production DMLS (metal printing) system in Canada along with SLS (plastic) and state of the art subtractive systems.
The company say the focus of the investment will be to serve customers in the aerospace, defence, energy, medical, architectural, automotive, and industrial manufacturing sectors. This will be done through prototype, development, and production level additive manufacturing services and engineered solutions.
The company also announced that it has begun commissioning the first round of machines which is made up of equipment from EOS (SLS & DMLS 3D printers) and Elliott Matsuura (5 Axis, 4 Axis and 3 Axis machining and CMM systems).
As part of its strategy, the company is rebranding under the corporate name Burloak Technologies with two wholly owned subsidiary companies, Burloak Advanced Manufacturing and Burloak Engineered Solutions. The Advanced Manufacturing operations will provide the additive and advanced subtractive services while Burloak Engineered Solutions will provide metrology, onsite inspection, alignment, 3D scanning, reverse engineering, CAD and tooling services.
Burloak has also announced that it has opened a new facility in Dundas, Ontario which will become its corporate and primary manufacturing base.