Giving plants a voice

Research has shown that it’s beneficial to talk to plants but wouldn’t it be nice if the plants could talk back? Leveraging support from the Southern Ontario Network for Advanced Manufacturing Innovation (SONAMI), EarthOne Inc. collaborated with Mohawk College’s Additive Manufacturing Innovation Centre (AMIC) applied researchers to give plants a…

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Liliana McIntosh – Student Showcase

On the right, a head shot of Liliana. On the left, text: Student Showcase: Liliana McIntosh

Liliana McIntosh is a recent graduate of the Mechanical Engineering Technology Co-Op program at Niagara College. As a student she worked with SONAMI at Niagara College’s Walker Advanced Manufacturing Innovation Centre (WAMIC). Currently, Liliana works at WAMIC as a Mechanical Engineering Research Associate. Along with Project Managers, Project Leads and…

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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

Image of a helicopter flying in the sky

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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