Press Release – Equispheres to join leading Canadian aerospace companies and universities to study additive manufacturing of components

The Consortium for Aerospace Research and Innovation in Canada, the Consortium de Recherché et d’Innovation en Aérospatiale au Québec leading research project in high-strength aluminum

OTTAWA, November 26th, 2018 – Equispheres Inc. today announced it will be joining corporate partners such as MDA, Bombardier, Pratt and Whitney Canada, Bell Helicopter Textron, and academic partners such as McGill University, among others, for a research project called Additive Manufacturing of Aerospace Components – II.

This project, under the leadership of the Consortium for Aerospace Research and Innovation in Canada and the Consortium de Recherché et d’Innovation en Aérospatiale au Québec, will model the relationship between defects characteristics and failure, potentially develop geometric manufacturing guidelines to better design parts, and further refine the relationship between a part’s mechanical properties and a part’s location in the build.

The project will propose a new and more integrated part inspection methodology to continue the effort to include new lightweight materials into the aerospace industry. The project will also conduct research into the production of new high strength aluminum alloy compositions.

Metal powders are the foundation to new advanced manufacturing techniques that are transforming physical designs and supply chain logistics of high value, complex parts used in a variety of sectors, including aerospace, automotive, medical and military.

Other companies and organizations participating in the project also include Héroux-Devtek, Edmit Industries, Liburdi Automation, the Centre de Metallurgie de Quebec , Ecole Polytechnique de Montréal, and the National Research Council.


“This research will help us improve our world-leading product and process to be ready for the ongoing growth in additive manufacturing. It will also help us shape the future of lighter, more reliable parts for the aerospace sector, helping us improve the strength and reduce the environmental impact of the industry.”
– Kevin Nicholds, CEO, Equispheres

About Equispheres

Headquartered in Ottawa, Canada and privately held, Equispheres is a materials science company focused on advanced technologies such as additive manufacturing and cold spray applications. Equispheres’ vision is to unlock the potential of these technologies by engineering and providing ultra-high-performance, mono-sized metal powders.

Equispheres’ patent-pending atomization technology produces free-flowing, consistently sized, agglomerate and fine-free, spherical metal powders, designed to significantly improve manufacturing processes, quality and reliability of customers’ end use products.

Equispheres’ staff of researchers and metallurgists offer a range of services including custom alloy development and application support required to meet demanding aerospace, automotive, medical and military component requirements.


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