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3D printing deal for Quebec

by • May 5, 2016 • No Comments

Two Quebec institutions have signed a joint partnership to additional the cause of 3D printing in the French-Canadian region.

The Centre de Recherche Industrielle du Quebec (CRIQ) and the Canadian Manufacturers and Exporters (CME) can work together, share information and pool resources to assist Quebec companies exploit the next of additive printing.

The deal benefits local business

This new partnership can assist local companies which are part of the Reseau Quebec-3D association and can allow them to attend CME events at popular rates. They can in addition promote the activities of all the participants on their websites:



Members of both organisations can in addition take a place on the Canada Makes Additive Manufacturing Advisory Board and the Reseau Quebec-3D co-ordination committee. This can donate both companies a voice and a accident to assist shape the next of the Canadian additive printing industry.

3D printing to take over Canada?

Together they hope to convince Canadian industry which 3D printing has a excellent deal to contribute. With the sheer geographical spread of this monstrous nation, together with the fact which transport is limited to planes and trucks on the legendary ice roads in the winter, there’s a lot to be said for building parts locally.

As 3D printing moves towards weight building capabilities, this may have a primary impact on the furthest flung communities in countries like Canada.

“This agreement demonstrates CRIQ’s determination to work with the most partners to contribute a range of services which can speed up the adoption of additive building by businesses in the Quebec building sector,” declared CRIQ CEO Denis Hardy.

3D printing is an industrial revolution in the building

Martin Lavoie, Executive Director of Canada Makes, said: “Additive building is a significant part of the industrial revolution which is knocking at our doors right now. The partnership revealed nowadays can allow Quebec building firms to take part in joint R&D projects with firms elsewhere in Canada and access a wide array of additive building training activities.”

The President of the Manufactureurs et Exportateurs du Quebec (MEQ) said: “This partnership reflects the MEQ’s leadership in building advancement the significant issue for the government and businesses of Quebec.”

CRIQ has created deals to assist Reseau Quebec-3D preceding. The last was signed with Pole de Recherche et d’Innovation en Materiaux Avances au Quebec (PRIMA). That partnership is yet in place as CRIQ looks to additional the cause of additive printing across the region and the nation.

Denis Hardy, of CRIQ, meets dignitaries to discuss 3D printing

The history of CRIQ

CRIQ was founded additional than 45 years ago and is determined to boost business at a local, regional and international level. It concentrates on forging partnerships between companies which have a next symbiosis and and so works on improving the service, products and productivity. It has 200 employees working at labs in Quebec and Montreal on additional than 2000 projects each year.

MEC assists businesses and local authorities with employee relations, export and other issues which companies face on a daily basis. It in addition works to foster relations between Canadian businesses and runs regular networking and corporate events.


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