Oakville, Ont.-based Burloak Technologies, a division of Samuel, Son & Co. Ltd., and MDA have announced a five-year agreement to partner on additively manufactured parts and components for space-bound satellite antenna applications. The companies will collaborate to optimize the design and manufacturability of a variety of antenna technologies.
“With challenging technological needs, it’s important that we find the right partner to help us fully leverage the potential of additive manufacturing for space applications. We’re confident Burloak Technologies is the ideal supplier to continue supporting our efforts,” said Mike Greenley, CEO of MDA. “This collaboration is a perfect example of partnerships that MDA develops under its LaunchPad program.”
“Over the last two years we have worked closely with MDA’s Ste-Anne-de-Bellevue business to apply and evolve additive manufacturing to their product offerings,” stated Colin Osborne, Samuel’s president/CEO. “This collaboration has allowed us to optimize antenna designs in terms of size, mass, and performance to create a new set of possibilities for the industry.”