Walker Advanced Manufacturing Innovation Centre (WAMIC)

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Walker Advanced Manufacturing Innovation Centre (WAMIC)

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TAC Name:Walker Advanced Manufacturing Innovation Centre (WAMIC)


Affiliated With:Niagara College


TAC awarded: 2014, 2018
Short Description:Niagara College’s Walker Advanced Manufacturing Innovation Centre team specializes in engineering design, 3D laser scanning technologies, lean manufacturing processes and additive manufacturing. We work with Southern Ontario businesses to bring ideas to life, from concept through to developing working prototypes, utilizing leading-edge technology, including equipment and software.


Twitter Pitch:WAMIC specializes in 3D engineering design, laser technologies, additive manufacturing, and lean productivity improvement to bring ideas to life, from concept through to developing working prototypes


Address:100 Niagara College Boulevard, Welland, ON L3C 7L3
Point of Contact:
 Name: Jim Lambert, C.E.T., Centre Manager
 Phone: +1-905-735-2211×7177
 Email: jlambert@niagaracollege.ca
Areas of Innovation Expertise: 

·         Automation
·         Reverse Engineering
·         Process Improvement
·         Product Design & Development
·         Product Re-design & Improvement
·         Canada’s Only Material Beta Testing Facility for Stratasys
Technical and Business Services·         Business development & market research services

·         Competitive market analysis

·         Concept ideation & design review

·         Design Services

·         Fabrication, Prototyping and Installation Services

·         Non-destructive inspection (NDI)

·         Performance Monitoring and Management

·         Printability testing and analysis

·         Product testing

·         Proof of concept

·         Rapid Prototyping/3D printing

·         Technology & workflow consultation

·         Testing Services

·         3D Laser Scanning

·         Commercialization referrals

·         Components/parts fabrication

·         FDM Materials testing

·         Field trials/Simulation

·         Ingredient selection and recommendations

·         Market analysis

·         Problem solving

·         Project management

·         Technology development

·         24. Technology evaluation / validation

Applied Research and Development·         Coaching

·         Concept validation

·         Cost avoidance

·         Design of Experiment

·         Industrial scale prototyping

·         Laboratory/pilot scale prototyping

·         Non-destructive inspection

·         Product Design & Development

·         Product Re-design & Improvement

·         Reverse Engineering

·         Technology validation and transfer

·         3D Scanning

·         3D design & rapid Prototyping

·         Automation

·         Composite part manufacturing

·         Composite tooling design and manufacturing

·         Human Factors Studies

·         Manufacturing process design and development

·         Measurement inspection and alignment

·         Pre-commercialization 3D Printing services

·         Process optimization

·         22. Provincial and federal grant proposal development

Training·         Corporate on-site & in-house training

·         Needs assessment and gap analysis

·         Interactive Workshop Sessions

·         Skills assessment/Competency evaluation

·         Training planning

·         Connections to co-op placement opportunities

·         Curriculum development

·         Design, development, and delivery of customized training

·         9. Qualitative & quantitative research

Technology Diffusion·         Customized technology demonstrations

·         Networking events

·         Open houses – Testing facility & personnel

·         Presentation of results at conferences

·         Publishing in Peer Reviewed Literature

·         Seminars and Workshops

·         Technical Service Bulletins

·         Evening speaker series

·         Field site product demonstration

·         Industry-specific events & symposia

·         Newsletters

·         Participation at trade shows & other venues with or on behalf of partners

·         Rental of space & equipment

Specialized Equipment Available·         Faro Edge (probe) :: Working volume: 9 ft ø sphere; Accuracy: ± 0.0016 in.;

·         Faro Laser Line Probe (Blue LLP) :: Accuracy: ± 0.001 in.;

·         Faro Tracker Vantage :: Working volume: 525 ft ø sphere; Accuracy: 0.0006 in. @ 2 m;

·         Faro Focus 3DS 120 :: Working Volume: 785 ft ø sphere; Ranging Error: ± 0.079 in.;

·         DJI Inspire 1 Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) :: Max Image Size: 4000 x 3000; Max Video Size: UHD (4K);

·         3D Systems Geomagic Design X :: Conversion of scan data to intelligent CAD models

·         3D Systems Geomagic Control X :: 3D GD&T inspection software used to compare as-is to nominal

·         Faro CAM2 Measure 10 :: All-purpose inspection software

·         InnovMetric Polyworks :: Very versatile 3D GD&T inspection tool

·         BuildIT :: Very versatile 3D GD&T inspection tool

·         EdgeWise :: Advanced feature recognition from pointcloud data for BIM applications

·         Autodesk ReCap 360 :: Conversion of photographs to point-clouds (photogrammetry); Basic stitching of point cloud data;

·         Fortus 400mc :: Build Dimensions: 16 x 14 x 16 in.

·         Fortus 900mc :: Build Dimensions: 36 x 24 x 36 in.

·         Connex 1 Objet 260 :: 255 x 252 x 200 mm

·         Insight/Control Centre :: Tool path creation/optimization, and printer management for Fortus machines; Objet Studio (3D print optimization / management for Connex machines;

·         Autodesk Inventor

·         Autodesk Fusion

·         Autodesk Factory Design Suite

·         Autodesk AutoCAD

·         Autodesk Revit

·         Autodesk CFD

·         PTC Mathcad

·         SimCAD Pro

·         Timer Pro



Applied research and partnerships are a win-win! Industry benefits from research facilities, staff and equipment, and students get real-world experience that translates to jobs like Ryan's. Kudos for leading the way, @NCResearchInnov, @niagaracollege! #MeetTheTACs twitter.com/niagaracollege…

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