MAPS awarded $2.2M to advance net-zero power generation

June 24, 2022

McGuire Aero Propulsion Solutions Inc (MAPS), Toronto, Ontario, Canada, has announced a $2.2 million non-repayable collaborative funding award competitively secured through NGen, Canada’s Advanced Manufacturing Supercluster. This funding will support a $5.7 million project with the company’s partner Burloak Technologies Inc, Oakville, Ontario, that focuses on developing new Additive Manufacturing methods for high temperature, high-speed rotating part applications, including design and test activities demonstrating the benefits of advanced manufacturing techniques on performance and life characteristics.

The project is intended to showcase NGen’s mandate to fund transformative manufacturing and technology projects that will leave a lasting legacy for Canada’s advanced manufacturing ecosystem. This project will also be supported by additional Canadian entities and institutions including the National Research Council Canada.

MAPS is working to develop a sustainable, transformative, net-zero power generation technology for commercial and industrial businesses: the micro-power-plant (MPP). The heart of the machine is the turbomachinery core using MAPS’s patented technology, with full potential enabled by Additive Manufacturing.

“The collaboration of Burloak Technologies additive manufacturing expertise and MAPS’s gas turbine industrialisation expertise will accelerate the development timeline bringing our breakthrough technology to market,” stated Daniel McGuire, CEO & founder of MAPS. “NGen’s support helps Canadian companies tackle and solve global challenges by fostering multi-discipline collaboration and leverage the potential of Industry 4.0.”

Jason Ball, VP & General Manger, Burloak Technologies, added, “The advantages and benefits of Additive Manufacturing are perfectly encapsulated in the MAPS’s turbomachinery design. AM allows MAPS to consolidate multiple parts and realize production efficiencies, as well as unlock otherwise impossible machine performance. This project showcases Canada’s ability to innovate and provide cutting edge technological solutions to our customers while expanding the potential of additive manufacturing into new industries and applications.”

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