Lianna Genovese – Student Showcase

Lianna Genevese's headshot on the left. On the right, text: Student Showcase: Lianna Genovese

Lianna Genovese is a Biomedical Engineering and Health Sciences student at McMaster University and is also working for the McMaster Manufacturing Research Institute (MMRI). With SONAMI and MMRI, Lianna helped companies in Southern Ontario de-risk their investment in innovation, turning ideas into product prototypes through state-of-the-art technology and SONAMI’s funding….

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Robots will be cooking your meals

The Gastronomous team

People are thinking carefully about new ways to work and the rules of engagement. In general, more people are leaving their jobs. There’s been a full-scale exodus from hospitality during the pandemic. The global health crisis exasperated a pre-existing condition. Filling jobs has been hard in the sector for decades….

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Project Profile: Airbus Helicopters Canada

In the image, an helicopter flying during sunset

The Challenge Many helicopter body components are made from carbon fibre composite sculptured surface-shaped parts. At present, Airbus Helicopters Canada Ltd. uses fibreglass fixtures to mechanically clamp the parts, and excess material is trimmed away manually by an operator. This is fatiguing, and the process is open to operator error…

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Project Profile: Merq Automation

The image shows an ergonomic syringe developed by Additive Manufacturing Innovation Centre (AMIC) team at Mohawk College.

The Challenge In food, chemical and environmental labs, a syringe is a crucial tool for dispensing and transferring liquids. But it is also a tool that must be used with precision and care, especially when working with liquids that are high in particulate matter. The process of using a syringe…

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Laura Sanchez – Student Showcase

On the left, Laura Sanchez's headshot. On the right, the text: Student Showcase, Laura Sanchez

Laura Sanchez is a Quality Engineering Management student at Lambton College and is working for the Lambton Manufacturing Innovation Centre (LMIC). With SONAMI and LMIC, Laura was able to work with small-and-medium businesses across Southern Ontario, helping them develop new products or optimize existing processes. We asked Laura some questions…

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Project Profile: Seradex – MTechHub

The Challenge MTechHub is an association of 400 Canadian Manufacturing SMEs created by Burlington-based software development company Seradex. Their aim is to overcome common industry business challenges through the use and adoption of digital technologies. They came to the Research & Innovation division to develop an Internet of Things (IoT)…

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