Additive manufacturing is changing how we build things and electric vehicles in how we go places. For these reasons, they are often referred to as ‘disruptive technologies’ so combining them is sure to offer some interesting possibilities. This happened recently when Canada Makes, Precision ADM, and Electra Meccanica Vehicles (EMV) partnered on an additive manufactured battery box end cap for an electric automobile.
The Battery box cap part was manufactured using titanium (Ti64ELI) on Precision ADM’s EOS M290.
Canada Makes’ Metal Additive Manufacturing Demonstration program has recently completed its third round of funding and is pleased to report that over 50 Canadian companies participated last year. A new round of funding is currently being negotiated for the coming fiscal year.
The Metal Additive Manufacturing Demonstration Program is funding by NRC-IRAP and is designed to help Canadian industries increase awareness and assist in understanding the advantages of the metal additive manufacturing (AM) technology.