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Burloak Technologies and MDA Partner for Additive Manufacturing for Satellite Applications
OAKVILLE, ON, June 25, 2020 /CNW/ - Burloak Technologies, a division of Samuel, Son & Co., Limited, and MDA today announced a five-year agreement to partner for additively manufactured parts and components for space-bound satellite antenna applications.
Under the terms of this agreement, Burloak and MDA will collaborate to optimize the design and manufacturability of a range of antenna technologies. The joint efforts accomplished to date by MDA and Burloak have led to an increased acceptance of additively manufactured parts for the harsh space environment, an outcome that is expected to yield significant benefits to both partners.
"With challenging technological needs, it's important that we find the right partner to help us fully leverage the potential of additive manufacturing for space applications. We're confident Burloak Technologies is the ideal supplier to continue supporting our efforts," said Mike Greenley, Chief Executive Officer of MDA. "This collaboration is a perfect example of partnerships that MDA develops under its LaunchPad program."
"Over the last two years we have worked closely with MDA's Ste-Anne-de-Bellevue business to apply and evolve additive manufacturing to their product offerings," stated Colin Osborne, Samuel's President and Chief Executive Officer. "This collaboration has allowed us to optimize antenna designs in terms of size, mass and performance to create a new set of possibilities for the industry."
MDA is an internationally recognized leader in space robotics, space sensors, satellite payloads, antennas and subsystems, surveillance and intelligence systems, defence and maritime systems, and geospatial radar imagery.
About Burloak Technologies
A leader in the additive manufacturing industry, Burloak Technologies provides engineering and design services for additive manufacturing, materials development, high precision CNC machining, post-processing and metrology. Burloak works with the most innovative companies in the space, aerospace, automotive and industrial markets to rapidly transition their most challenging part designs to be additively manufactured at scale. The Company is registered to AS9100D, ISO9001 and is Canada Controlled Goods Approved. For more information visit burloaktech.com.
Founded in 1855, Samuel, Son & Co., Limited, is a family-owned integrated network of metal manufacturing, processing and distribution divisions. Samuel employees provide metals, industrial products and related value-added services from locations across North America. The company leverages its industry expertise, breadth of experience and the passion of its people to help drive success for North American business – one customer at a time. For more information visit samuel.com.
Founded in 1969, MDA is one of Canada's most successful technology companies and an internationally recognized leader in space robotics and sensors, radar satellites and ground systems, communication satellite payloads, antennas and subsystems, surveillance and intelligence systems, defence and maritime systems and geospatial imagery products and analytics. With a deep and diverse technology base, MDA's global reach and heritage serving government and commercial space and defence markets with innovative and iconic solutions is unparalleled. MDA operates from locations in Brampton, Richmond, Ottawa, Montreal, Halifax, Houston and the United Kingdom. For more information, visit www.mdacorporation.com.
SOURCE Samuel Son & Co., Limited
For further information: Media Contacts: Steve Snyder, Samuel, Son & Co., Limited, 289-442-3604; Leslie Swartman, MDA, 613-608-4845
Leading Canadian Additive and Space Manufacturing Companies Partner Under Canadian Space Agency’s STDPBurloak Technologies and MDA are proud to announce the recent award of the Canadian Space Agency’s Space Technology Development Program (STDP) project “Large Scale Additive Manufactured RF Satellite Communication Sub-Systems”. This two (2) year project will directly advance Burloak’s recent success in the application of Additive Manufacturing (A.M.) for flight applications in commercial space. In partnership with MDA, a Maxar company, Burloak will, with this project, scale up the application of the technology to develop more complex components specifically targeting the sub-system level. Burloak will apply its recently flight certified material processes for Aluminum and Titanium, along with its Invar and Copper processes, to bring a best in class solution to this project. This project will further leverage the gains that A.M. offers to the design and manufacture of complex, lightweight systems in this market. We thank the Canadian Space Agency (CSA) and our partners at MDA for the support provided to the Burloak Technologies team as we ensure Canada remains a leader in space technology. Burloak Technologies is a division of Samuel Son & Company.
About BurloakA leader in the additive manufacturing industry, Burloak Technologies provides engineering and designs for additive manufacturing, materials development, high precision CNC machining, post-processing and metrology. Burloak is a supplier to leading aerospace, space and energy companies and is registered to AS9100D, ISO9001 and is Canada Controlled Goods Approved.
For more information, visit www.burloaktech.com.
About SamuelFounded in 1855, Samuel, Son & Co. is a family-owned and operated integrated network of metal manufacturing, processing and distribution divisions. With over 5,000 employees and 100+ facilities, Samuel provides seamless access to metals, industrial products and related value-added services. Supporting over 40,000 customers, we leverage our industry expertise, breadth of experience and the passion of our people to help drive success for North American business – one customer at a time.
For more information, visit www.samuel.com.
About MDAMDA is an internationally recognized leader in space robotics, space sensors, satellite payloads, antennas and subsystems, surveillance and intelligence systems, defence and maritime systems, and geospatial radar imagery. MDA's extensive space expertise and heritage translates into mission-critical defence and commercial applications that include multi-platform command, control and surveillance systems, aeronautical information systems, land administration systems and terrestrial robotics. MDA is also a leading supplier of actionable mission-critical information and insights derived from multiple data sources. Founded in 1969, MDA is recognized as one of Canada's most successful technology ventures with locations in Richmond, Ottawa, Brampton, Montreal, Halifax and the United Kingdom. MDA is a Maxar Technologies company (TSX: MAXR) (NYSE: MAXR).
For more information visit www.mdacorporation.com
Burloak Technologies Announces Commercial Development Capacity on Industry’s Largest Additive Manufacturing System
Burlington, Ontario, Tuesday, October 9, 2018 — Burloak Technologies, a division of Samuel, Son and Co., Limited, has signed an agreement with Sciaky, Inc., a subsidiary of Phillips Service Industries, Inc., to purchase a state-of-the-art Electron Beam Additive Manufacturing System (EBAM® 110). The system is one of the largest additive manufacturing systems globally.
Burloak Technologies’ EBAM 110 system will deliver the industry’s largest, near net-shape metal 3D printed parts faster, with less material waste, reduced machining time, and shorter time-to-market. It will be one of the first commercially available systems to manufacture the industry’s largest 3D printed parts on a contract basis.
“Using traditional subtractive processes, such as forging and machining, the production of titanium parts of this size could take one year while generating a significant amount of waste,” said Peter Adams, Co-founder and President of Burloak Technologies. “Our EBAM 110 system will allow us to manufacture the same large-scale titanium structural parts in a matter of days. We are already engaged with several aerospace end-users who have started the qualification process with us.”
Burloak Technologies is accepting development projects for the system, with full production capability expected in the third quarter of 2019. The system will operate at the Company’s recently announced Additive Manufacturing Center of Excellence, where it will manufacture large structural components for flight applications, with dimensions up to 106 x 47 x 63 inches, or diameters of 106 inches.
“Sciaky’s EBAM systems are the most widely sold large-scale metal 3D printing system in the world, having qualified parts on land, sea, air, and space applications,” said Scott Phillips, President and CEO of Sciaky, Inc. “The innovators at Burloak Technologies will leverage the numerous benefits of EBAM to produce faster and cheaper parts for their customers all across the globe.”
Equipped with electron beam welding capabilities, the EBAM 110 system is the industry’s first wire-fed, large-scale, high deposition rate system. It is capable of building parts in a wide range of materials in a full vacuum environment using a powerful electron beam system that can deposit up to 25 pounds of titanium per hour. The system has already been used to produce space flight certified, titanium structural parts, such as fuel tanks.
Founded in 1855, Samuel, Son & Co., Limited, is a family-owned and operated, integrated network of metal manufacturing, processing and distribution divisions. With over 5,000 employees and 100+ facilities, Samuel provides seamless access to metals, industrial products and related value-added services. We leverage our industry expertise, breadth of experience and the passion of our people to help drive success for North American business – one customer at a time. For more information, visit www.samuel.com.
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Strategic Alliance Signed with Carpenter Technologies
PARIS – June 19, 2017 Carpenter Technology Corporation (NYSE: CRS) and Samuel, Son & Co. today announced a first of its kind strategic alliance between the two companies to provide end-to-end supply chain solutions for the additive manufacturing marketplace.
Burloak Technologies Rolls Out Additive Manufacturing Engineered Solutions Partnership Program at PAS2017
Paris—June 21, 2017 Burloak Technologies, a leading, Canadian additive manufacturing company, and part of the Samuel group of companies, today announced its Engineered Solutions Partnership (ESP) program. The ESP program builds on Burloak’s experience in creating additive manufactured products to provide a structured partnership with the goal of assisting customers in introducing new, additive manufactured products.
Experts Discuss Impact of Additive Manufacturing on the Aerospace Supply Chain
Paris—June 20, 2017 The incredible possibilities and potential challenges of additive manufacturing (AM) in aerospace will be the focus of what promises to be a lively panel discussion as part of the Paris Air Show on June 20th sponsored by Canada’s Samuel, Son & Co. and Burloak Technologies.
Burloak Advances Heat Exchanger Technology
Paris, France – June 20, 2017 – Burloak Technologies, a leading Canadian additive manufacturing company, and part of the family of Samuel companies, has announced the successful completion of the first stage in the development of a new heat exchanger technology. This additive manufactured design demonstrated 44 per cent lower thermal resistance over existing designs in a controlled test.