Canada’s first full 3D production centre launched

Burloak Technologies invests $11.5 million in the Dundas, Ont. additive and advanced manufacturing operation.

August 8, 2014   by PLANT STAFF

BURLINGTON, Ont. — Burloak Engineered Solutions Inc. is investing $11.5 million in what it describes as Canada’s first full production 3D additive manufacturing and advanced manufacturing centre.

Part of a five-year strategic plan, the facility will have the first production DMLS (metal printing) system in Canada along with SLS (plastic) and state of the art subtractive systems.

The Dundas, Ont.-based company said it concluded a private equity investment deal in July.

Burloak Engineered Solutions is targeting customers in the aerospace, defence, energy, medical, architectural, automotive and industrial manufacturing sectors with prototype, development, production-level additive manufacturing services and engineered solutions.


The company is already ISO9001:2008 certified and says it will be AS9100 and ISO17025 registered by the end of the year.

It’s commissioning the first round of machines comprised of equipment from EOS (SLS & DMLS 3D printers) and Elliott Matsuura (5 Axis, 4 Axis and 3 Axis machining and CMM systems).

Production is to begin in August.

As part of its strategy, the company, founded in 2005, is rebranding under the corporate name Burloak Technologies Inc. in Dundas, where it has a new headquarters and manufacturing base, and runs two wholly owned subsidiary companies.

Burloak Advanced Manufacturing will provide the additive and advanced subtractive services while Burloak Engineered Solutions will provide metrology, onsite inspection, alignment, 3D scanning, reverse engineering, CAD and tooling services.

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