NGen Supercluster Investment Supports Entire Canadian Partnership Led by Mosaic Manufacturing

Mosaic and its partners Dyze Design and Matter & Form will collaborate on additive manufacturing systems designed to disrupt and modernize production processes

HAMILTON, Ontario, Jan. 26, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Ngen – Canada’s Advanced Manufacturing Supercluster – announced an investment of $3.5 million 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 exploit 3D printing and scanning technologies to allow companies to manufacture their products in a more economical and environmentally friendly way.

Vector will focus on expanding the functionality of Array, Mosaic’s automated 3D printing platform. Currently, Array uses robotic systems to print at scale for the fabrication shop, reducing the cost of a 3D printed part by up to 95%. In addition to reducing the overall cost per part, Vector aims to increase the quality of parts printed with Array and automate quality control processes that are currently manual.

Funding to support Vector will also be used 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 land, the Vector Consortium intends to reduce reliance on foreign-made parts.

“The Supercluster’s investment in this project will help Canadians drive innovation right here at home,” said the Honorable François-Philippe Champagne, Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry. “This project will help increase our capacity in terms of advanced manufacturing and, at the same time, reduce dependence on foreign-made parts. It will also create a great opportunity for the next generation of skilled workers in 3D printing technologies. »

“We have an incredible ecosystem of advanced manufacturing technologies here in Canada and we’re thrilled with NGen’s decision to come together and support our vision for 3D printing in 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 expertise in extrusion and metrology.”

“This is an important step towards realizing the promise of 3D printing as a practical alternative to traditional manufacturing processes, and the entire Matter & Form team is excited to contribute,” said Trevor Townsend, co-founder and CEO of Matter and Form. Inc. “Vector will help put Canada at the forefront of modern manufacturing.

“Our goal has always been to push the boundaries of additive manufacturing and more specifically material extrusion technology,” said Simon Duchaine, Marketing Director of Dyze Design. “We strongly believe that this partnership will take us to new heights and we are confident that it will position Canada as a key player in the additive manufacturing landscape.”

“Mosaic Manufacturing continues to deliver breakthrough technology platforms that promise to revolutionize the manufacturing industry,” said Jayson Myers, CEO of NGen. “Supporting small, innovative companies like Mosaic and encouraging collaborative efforts with industry partners are key to creating world-class advanced manufacturing capabilities in Canada.

This project is funded by NGen under Canada’s Innovation Superclusters Initiative. To date, NGen has approved over 135 projects with 306 industry partners, investing $209.8 million in Supercluster funding and leveraging $515 million in total project investment. NGen’s investments have generated $305 million in new R&D investment by industry, created 15 new companies, supported 63 new products in development, and enabled the creation of 200 new intellectual property assets and subsequent licensing opportunities for members of NGen.

About NGen
NGen is the industry-led not-for-profit organization leading Canada’s Advanced Manufacturing Supercluster. Its mandate is to help build world-class advanced manufacturing capabilities in Canada for the benefit of Canadians. NGen strives to strengthen collaboration among its members of more than 4,500 manufacturers, technology companies, innovation centers and researchers, and provides funding and commercial support to industry-led initiatives that aim to develop, apply or scale transformative manufacturing solutions in Canada for commercialization in global markets.

About making mosaics
Founded in 2014 by Queens University’s QIC incubator, Mosaic Manufacturing provides a variety of hardware and software solutions for 3D printing technology. Mosaic’s newest system, Array, was developed to make additive manufacturing economically viable in production applications. Mosaic is one of the fastest growing companies in Canada with many new job opportunities featured here

About Dyze Design
Dyze Design develops and manufactures efficient, reliable and innovative extrusion systems and 3D printer components. Their hotends, extruders, and nozzles are frequently selected by 3D printer manufacturers for use in industrial or high-end printers.

About matter and form
Founded in 2013, Matter and Form Inc. creates affordable, high-resolution, user-centric 3D scanning systems. Matter and Form 3D scanners are used by thousands of designers, artists, educators, hobbyists and engineers worldwide.

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