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Advanced Manufacturing

Advanced Manufacturing

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Our Advanced Manufacturing research and innovation program provides a unique opportunity for the student researchers to work with industry partners to find innovative solutions to problems, and improve on previous designs.

A significant amount of Centennial’s advanced manufacturing activity occurs in partnership with the School of Engineering Technology and Applied Sciences (SETAS) and School of Transportation (SOT). Our research activity leverages the state-of-the-art equipment located on campus, and the expertise of academic experts and staff within our ARIES department, to develop practical, implementable solutions to problems defined by our industry partners. Learnings from our applied research activity are then introduced back into classrooms at these Schools.

In April 2021, Centennial College became the newest member of the Southern Ontario Network for Advanced Manufacturing Innovation (SONAMI), a Niagara College-led consortium of postsecondary academic institutions that provides competitive, disruptive and innovative solutions to Ontario’s manufacturers. The partnership expands the range of facilities and expertise available to small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), and now expands SONAMI capacity in aerospace and aviation. We look forward to working with local industry partners and the other academic institutions in the SONAMI network to help SMEs in Southern Ontario develop their technologies in advanced manufacturing.


Our advanced manufacturing partners include, but are not limited, to:

Burloak Technologies, Canada's leading supplier of highly engineered additive manufactured components for demanding applications.

Lynch Fluid Controls, a GTA-based supplier dedicated to designing and manufacturing hydraulic motion control manifolds and integrated hydraulic systems.

Amaircare, a family-owned Canadian air purification company providing high performing air filtration solutions for industrial, commercial and institutional applications.

Bombardier Aerospace, a world leader in the design and manufacture of innovative aviation products and services for business aircraft.
Watch: Bombardier donates a state of the art Global 7500 flight test vehicle to Centennial.

Safran Landing Systems, the world's largest manufacturer of aircraft landing gear.

Centennial College ARIES is a member of the Southern Ontario Network for Advanced Manufacturing Innovation (SONAMI), a Niagara College-led consortium of postsecondary academic institutions that provides competitive, disruptive and innovative solutions to Ontario’s manufacturers.


Recent aerospace research project updates:

NC-led SONAMI Soars With New Member Addition

Student Researchers Wrap Up Final Phase of 3D Printing Project

Newly Opened Innovation Hub Ignites Creative Collaboration Among Student Researchers

Read More ARIES News


For more information on aerospace innovation and collaboration, contact Dr. Eric Blaise, Director of Applied Research and Innovation, at eblaise@centennialcollege.ca


What our student researchers say

“We are optimizing what existed before so that it requires less labour to produce, and to make operations faster. Now, I can say I have the experience of both an engineer and a designer.”
– Pranay Uday

“I thought I was just going to apply a lot of theoretical skills, and I particularly am doing that, but there’s a lot of new things I am learning, too. [The project] has given me practical exposure and really helped me polish my leadership skills and become a successful project manager in the future.”
– Manav Jitendrakumar