New WAMIC Centre Manager big on solutions

With more than 30 years in the small manufacturing arena, Gordon Maretzki, the new Centre Manager at the Walker Advanced Manufacturing Innovation Centre (WAMIC), has had to be multi-disciplined, assuming roles of design engineer, innovator, fabricator, market evaluator, and business owner.   Prior to arriving at Niagara College in 2016 as a WAMIC Researcher and …Continue reading »

Innovative medical technology for aging population

Niagara College’s engineering research team has helped a local company get its innovative medical technology to market and start helping an aging population regain their freedom of movement. Bisep Inc., a Niagara Falls-based innovation start-up, is the brainchild of CEO and founder Daniel Bordenave. His invention – a device that connects a patient’s wheelchair to …Continue reading »

Smart technology for the bathtub

The engineering research team at Niagara College has helped a leading plumbing products manufacturer and distributor further its innovative smart-drain prototype. Once commercialized, the bathtub device will allow users to close and open the drain – for filling and emptying – using smart technology. For this device, the market is primarily for seniors or people …Continue reading »

Custom printing solution for industry partner

When a local lighting manufacturer needed to print a large model of a custom light fixture and their in-house printing could not accommodate, they turned to technology solutions at the Walker Advanced Manufacturing Innovation Centre (WAMIC) at Niagara College. Founded in 1995, BJ Take Inc. is an established manufacturer and designer of energy-efficient lighting products. …Continue reading »

POSITION AVAILABLE: Mechanical Engineering Research Assistant position available with our Walker Advanced Manufacturing Technology Innovation Centre team

Mechanical Engineering Research Assistant (Co-op) The Mechanical Engineering Research Assistant will have a comprehensive skill set to work with the Walker Advanced Manufacturing Innovation Centre team, Faculty Leads and Industry Partners on a variety of time-sensitive projects. The successful candidate may work on research projects or technical services in Additive manufacturing, Product Design & Development, …Continue reading »