NGen supports a $5.7 million advanced manufacturing research and development project led by MAPS & Burloak Technologies
HAMILTON, Ontario, June 22, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — NGen is pleased to announce a $2.2 million non-repayable syndication award for McGuire Aero Propulsion Solutions Inc. (“MAPS”). This funding will support a $5.7 million project with partner Burloak Technologies, to develop the latest additive manufacturing (AM) technology. The project focuses on developing new AM methods and capabilities for high-speed and high-temperature rotating parts applications, including design and testing activities that demonstrate the benefits of advanced manufacturing techniques on performance and life characteristics. The project will showcase NGen’s mandate to fund manufacturing and transformational technology projects that will leave a lasting legacy for Canada’s advanced industrial ecosystem. This project will also be supported by additional Canadian entities and institutions including the National Research Council of Canada.
MAPS develops sustainable, transformative, and zero-zero power generation technology for commercial and industrial companies: the Micro Power Plant (MPP). The heart of the machine is the new turbo core using the patented MAPS technology: with its full potential enabled by AM. “The collaboration between Burloak Technologies’ additive manufacturing expertise and MAPS’ gas turbine manufacturing expertise will accelerate the development schedule to bring advanced technology to market,” said Daniel McGuire, CEO and founder of MAPS. “NGen’s support helps Canadian companies meet and solve global challenges by fostering interdisciplinary collaboration and leveraging the potential of Industry 4.0.”
“New green energy technologies are the future of advanced manufacturing,” said His Excellency François-Philippe Champagne, Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry. “Innovators like McGuire Aero Propulsion Solutions are enhancing Canada’s competitive advantage by developing their unique capabilities. This technology will support and foster the incremental growth of Canadian exports and strengthen Canadian innovation in helping to solve complex problems.”
“NGen is pleased to support this collaboration between MAPS and Burloak Technologies,” said Jason Myers, CEO of NGen. “The new additive manufacturing capabilities developed by the consortium will not only give a global strategic advantage to power and aerospace partners, but will also support Canada’s transition to Industry 4.0.
“The advantages and benefits of additive manufacturing are fully encapsulated into the design of MAPS’ turbocharged machines,” said Jason Ball, Vice President and General Manager, Burloak Technologies. AM allows MAPS to integrate multiple parts and achieve production efficiencies, as well as unleash machine performance that would otherwise be impossible. This project showcases Canada’s ability to innovate and deliver cutting edge technology solutions to our customers while expanding additive manufacturing capabilities into new industries and applications. “
The development and deployment of MPP’s turbomachinery has the potential to propel Canadian manufacturing to global leadership in AM and catalyze the transition to Industry 4.0. The new ability to produce commercial high-temperature, critical rotary components with AM will set MAPS and Burloak apart from their peers, and usher in a new era of innovation in power generation, aerospace and beyond.
McGuire Aero Propulsion Solutions (MAPS) develops a sustainable, transformative, zero-zero power generation technology for commercial and industrial companies: the Small Power Plant (MPP). Our patented technology provides flexibility to customers’ operations while giving them control over electricity costs and emissions. MPP provides a turnkey solution that is flexible, scalable and easy to deploy – anywhere: a small network in a box. For more information, visit www.maps-power.com.
About Burloak Techniques
As a leading manufacturer of additives, Burloak Technologies, a division of Samuel, Son & Co. Limited, engineering and design services for additive manufacturing, material development, high precision CNC machining, post processing, and measurement. Burloak works with the most innovative companies in the aerospace, automotive, automotive and industrial markets to rapidly transition designs of the most challenging parts to mass-manufacturing. The company is registered with AS9100D, ISO9001, Nadcap and is Canada Certified for Controlled Goods. For more information, please visit www.burloaktech.com
NGen is an industry-led not-for-profit organization that leads the global innovation group for advanced manufacturing in Canada. Its mission is to help build advanced, world-leading manufacturing capabilities in Canada for the benefit of Canadians. NGen fosters collaboration among its members for more than 4,500 manufacturers, technology companies, innovation centers, and researchers, and provides funding and business support for industry-led initiatives aimed at developing, implementing, or scaling Canada’s downstream manufacturing solutions to market in global markets. www.ngen.ca/membership
Paul McGuire, Chief Financial Officer, MAPS
Robbie MacLeod, Director of Communications, NGen