Burloak investing $104 million in new Additive Manufacturing Technology Center

May 8, 2018

May 8, 2018

Burloak investing $104 million new Additive Manufacturing Technology Centre

Metal AM parts produced by Burloak Technologies (Courtesy Burloak Technologies)


Burloak Technologies, a division of Samuel, Son & Co., Dundas, Ontario, Canada, is investing a total of C$104 million (approx. US$81.5 million) in a new Additive Manufacturing Technology Center in Oakville, Ontario. Burloak designs and manufactures metal and plastic AM parts for a range of industries including aerospace, defence, energy, medical, automotive and transportation.

Assisted by C$7 million in support from Ontario’s Jobs and Prosperity Fund, Burloak Technologies’ new facility is expected to enable the company to scale up and reach new markets by developing innovative designs, improving its manufacturing processes and introducing new products.

“Additive Manufacturing is a rapidly developing technology that is destined to become a multi-billion-dollar industry,” stated Peter Adams, President and Co-founder, Burloak Technologies. “Through its investment in the Burloak Technologies Advanced Manufacturing Center, the provincial government is showing its leadership and support for innovation in the manufacturing sector and is helping to establish world-class 3D printing capabilities right here in Ontario.”

“This is great news for Burlington and for Canada’s advanced manufacturing industry,” added The Honorable Karina Gould, Canada’s Minister of Democratic Institutions. “Advanced manufacturing is an important and growing sector that is contributing to our economy and creating well-paying middle class jobs. Our government’s investment in Burloak’s project will help ensure Canada remains at the forefront of advanced manufacturing technology and a globally competitive centre for innovation. ”

In addition to the support granted to the project by Ontario’s Jobs and Prosperity Fund, the investment was said to have been made possible through the Canadian Strategic Innovation Fund, a programme designed to attract and support high-quality business investments across all sectors of the economy, by encouraging R&D that will accelerate technology transfer and the commercialisation of innovative products, processes and services, and facilitate the growth of innovative firms.

“The announcement by Burloak is a huge step for Canada’s Additive Manufacturing sector,” added Frank Defalco, Manager of Canada Makes. “We applaud the two levels of government for coming together and supporting Canada’s emerging additive sector and we look to keep working with Burloak to make Canada’s industries leaders in the adoption of additive manufacturing.”

Samuel, Son & Co. is one of North America’s largest metal manufacturing, processing and distribution companies. The company employs more than 5,200 people at over 100 facilities worldwide.


May 8, 2018

About Metal Additive Manufacturing magazine

Metal AM magazine, published quarterly in digital and print formats, is read by a rapidly expanding international audience.

Our audience includes component manufacturers, end-users, materials and equipment suppliers, analysts, researchers and more.

In addition to providing extensive industry news coverage, Metal AM magazine is known for exclusive, in-depth articles and technical reports.

Our focus is the entire metal AM process from design to application.

Each issue is available as an easy-to-navigate digital edition and a high-quality print publication.

In the latest issue of Metal AM magazine

Download PDF

Extensive AM industry news coverage, as well as the following exclusive deep-dive articles:

  • Metal powders in Additive Manufacturing: An exploration of sustainable production, usage and recycling
  • Inside Wayland Additive: How innovation in electron beam PBF is opening new markets for AM
  • An end-to-end production case study: Leveraging data-driven machine learning and autonomous process control in AM
  • Consolidation, competition, and the cost of certification: Insight from New York’s AM Strategies 2024
  • Scandium’s impact on the Additive Manufacturing of aluminium alloys
  • AM for medical implants: An analysis of the impact of powder reuse in Powder Bed Fusion

The world of metal AM to your inbox

Don't miss any new issue of Metal AM magazine, and get the latest industry news. Sign up to our twice weekly newsletter.

Sign up

Looking for AM machines, metal powders or part manufacturing services?

Discover suppliers of these and more in our comprehensive advertisers’ index and buyer’s guide, available in the back of Metal AM magazine.

  • AM machines
  • Process monitoring & calibration
  • Heat treatment & sintering
  • HIP systems & services
  • Pre- & post-processing technology
  • Powders, powder production and analysis
  • Part manufacturers
  • Consulting, training & market data
View online

Discover our magazine archive…

The free to access Metal Additive Manufacturing magazine archive offers unparalleled insight into the world of metal Additive Manufacturing from a commercial and technological perspective through:

  • Reports on visits to leading metal AM part manufacturers and industry suppliers
  • Articles on technology and application trends
  • Information on materials developments
  • Reviews of key technical presentations from the international conference circuit
  • International industry news

All past issues are available to download as free PDFs or view in your browser.

Browse the archive

Share via
Copy link
Powered by Social Snap