Entries by Tracy

Wanted: Administrative Coordinator MIDAS Fab Lab

MIDAS (Metallurgical Industrial Development Acceleration & Studies) is a project of the Kootenay Association for Science & Technology (www.kast.com). MIDAS offers the best “FAB”rication equipment available in the Kootenays for public, academic & commercial use. The building is a newly renovated accessible space with state of the art, enterprise-level equipment and training on that equipment […]

Metal Additive Design Guide

A new introductory design guide for metal 3D printing is now available. Canada Makes is proud to announce the launch of the Metal Additive Design Guide and invites you to explore this great new tool. The Guide was developed to assist companies interested in trying metal additive manufacturing (AM). Following the same format as the […]

New Technology & Manufacturing/Metallurgy Skill Gap Analysis Report

This report describes the findings from the Training and Skills Development survey of 40 businesses from across the West Kootenay region of BC, involved in the metallurgical and advanced manufacturing sectors specifically. These surveys were conducted in the fall and winter of 2016/2017. This survey research is part of a project that aims to identify […]

Tinkerine Expands Education Initiative after Successful Pilot

Tinkerine is pleased to announce that as the result of a successful pilot in the British Columbia education market, Tinkerine is expanding the 1:1:1 Education Initiative that targets learning institutions seeking to expand on their 3D printing education and associated content. Tinkerine aims to make the opportunity to develop these essential skills more readily available, […]

Trust Puts Economic Development Plan into Action

Working with entrepreneurs to bring ideas to life Columbia Basin Trust has a vision for economic growth and is putting a new plan into action. The Trust is purchasing a commercial building in the Waneta Industrial Park near Trail and working with a local tech industry entrepreneur to fill the facility with new jobs and […]

Manufacturing a Competitive Business Environment in Canada

Canadian Manufactures & Exporters (CME) along with its strategic partners, releases Manufacturing a Competitive Business Environment in Canada, the first of five reports that provide detailed analysis and recommendations stemming from CME’s Industrie 2030 initiative aimed at doubling manufacturing output by 2030. Based on research and consultation through the CME led Industrie 2030 initiative, the business […]

Manufacturers Must Accelerate the Adoption of Advanced Technologies

Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters (CME) along with its strategic partners, released Accelerating Adoption of Advanced Manufacturing, the second of five reports that provide detailed analysis and recommendations stemming from CME’s Industrie 2030 initiative aimed at doubling manufacturing output by 2030. Manufacturing Matters: Directly employs 1.7 million Canadians – 10 per cent of entire workforce Directly and […]

MIDAS Fab Lab, A Golden Opportunity

Originally published at Trail Times. As the Fab Lab says, “incubators aren’t just for chicks anymore.” That said, there has been a flock of newbie techies walking through the front doors of MIDAS every week since the state-of-the-art facility opened in Trail last fall. Known as “Mr. Technology,” Lab Director Brad Pommen has introduced almost 1,000 […]

Incubators Aren’t Just for Chicks Anymore

Incubator spaces are becoming instrumental for small business growth. How can someone wanting to create a drone possibly afford the necessary equipment, which ranges in the tens if not hundreds of thousands of dollars? By sharing it with other entrepreneurs who have similar aspirations. Enter the MIDAS lab. MIDAS is a handy acronym that flows off […]

GE Additive and GE Capital Collaborate to Sell Metal Additive Manufacturing Machines

  GE Capital will develop a range of customised financial solutions for its customers. GE Additive is to collaborate with GE Capital to sell and finance metal additive manufacturing machines. Manufacturing companies will now have more ways to access transformative 3D printing technology, spurring growth in several critical markets including medical, aerospace, automotive and machining. GE Capital will […]