Rapidia Tech + UBC are reducing material waste and shaping the future of manufacturing

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May 9, 2024

Last year, Innovate BC awarded $300,000 to Rapidia Tech Inc. and the University of British Columbia through the Ignite program to help them commercialize their project in advanced materials and manufacturing. The team behind this project is developing corrosion and wear-resistant materials for a metal 3D printing system. This approach will allow for more efficient part designs, reduce material waste and manufacturing facility footprints for faster product development in resource industries like mining and oil and gas.


The project, led by Artem Bylinskii, CEO of Rapidia Tech in collaboration with Dr. Adam Clare at the University of British Columbia, is not just revolutionizing metal part manufacturing; they're shaping the future of the industry. With their innovative technology and commitment to accessibility and education, they're paving the way for a new era of manufacturing excellence.

Traditional 3D printing often falls short in terms of material integrity, lacking the properties of conventionally manufactured materials. However, this technology aims to bridge this gap, offering materials with superior quality and functionality. Moreover, it requires no additional facilities, making it a versatile solution for various settings, from universities to industrial workshops.

Collaborating with academia, Rapidia continues to refine its technology and expand its market reach. Partnering with universities provides access to deep scientific knowledge and advanced testing facilities, ensuring the development of cutting-edge materials and technologies. Further, by installing their printers in educational institutions, they aim to equip students with the skills and knowledge needed for the digital manufacturing landscape of tomorrow.

Are you looking for funding for your research and development project? Ignite is accepting applications until July 8, 2024 >>>

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