2023 Finalist: Regional Innovation Champion
Finalist: Alberta Additive Manufacturing Network – Red Deer
Initiative: The hub that supports Alberta’s advancement in additive manufacturing
The AAMN is the hub that supports Alberta companies to design, procure and sell products with enhanced performance. The network is a mechanism to share best practices and experiences to advance additive manufacturing provincially, with a global impact. The network would help companies explore AM as a design tool for their business and train their staff to grow competency in the AM field. Once a product is ready to be manufactured, the primary objective established within the network is that there will be a local manufacturing base ready to meet the needs for this type of advanced manufacturing. The network identifies the needs required by Alberta companies in the field of additive manufacturing and if they were being met within Alberta or externally. The network also supports development of strong business cases such that industry in Alberta could deploy additive manufacturing technologies.