Humber's new partner Cimetrix Solutions at work in an advanced industrial 3D printing lab

Humber College and Cimetrix Solutions, a division of Javelin Technologies, have forged a five-year partnership agreement intended to lend students a firm grasp of the latest applications of additive manufacturing (advanced industrial 3D printing).

Cimetrix will make a notable contribution towards student readiness with a donation of $50,000 - which will be awarded in the amounts of $10,000 each year for five years to a student demonstrating proficiency of advanced manufacturing and automation applications related to Industry 4.0 practices.

Cimetrix will be the lead partner for additive manufacturing in Humber’s Advanced Manufacturing Skills Consortium, comprised of industry partners working within the new Barrett Centre for Technology Innovation (Barrett CTI). The consortium aims to pave and integrate new learning pathways and opportunities for students, faculty and industry experts of Canadian companies to work together with the latest technology to tackle real-world business challenges.

“The Barrett CTI is designed to be home to next generation education, complete with new and emerging technologies that cannot be found on other postsecondary campuses,” says Dr. Chris Whitaker, president and CEO, Humber College. “Partnering with Cimetrix will bring expertise and understanding pertaining to the latest additive manufacturing applications to our students and applied research partners and provide opportunities for collaboration that are key to Humber’s polytechnic model of education.”

To support collaborative learning in the CTI, Cimetrix’s partnership with Humber will include an initial donation of $300,000 towards the latest additive manufacturing equipment. The partnership will also include outreach activities to support education in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM), as well as pathways for students and graduates by actively providing recruitment opportunities. Additionally, Cimetrix will be hosting specific forums to enhance awareness of Industry 4.0 additive manufacturing applications.

“The specialized world of additive manufacturing has globalized, and we need to work together to identify new ways to use additive manufacturing to improve productivity to benefit industry,” said James Janeteas, President, Cimetrix. “Cimetrix approaches innovation through collaboration. We look forward to working with all the Barrett CTI partners to create opportunities for students, faculty and other industry leaders to establish a Centre of Excellence in additive manufacturing, automation and learning systems at Humber.”