Walker Advanced Manufacturing Innovation Centre

Niagara College Canada

Welland, ON


Niagara College’s Walker Advanced Manufacturing Innovation Centre team specializes in engineering design, 3D laser scanning technologies, lean manufacturing processes and additive manufacturing. We work with Southern Ontario businesses to bring ideas to life, from concept through to developing working prototypes, utilizing leading-edge technology, including equipment and software.

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  1. Business development and market research services
  2. Competitive market analysis
  3. Concept ideation and design review
  4. Design services
  5. Fabrication, prototyping and installation services
  6. Non-destructive inspection (NDI)
  7. Performance monitoring and management
  8. 3D printing
  9. Product testing
  10. Proof of concept
  11. Rapid prototyping/3D printing
  12. Technology and workflow consultation
  13. Testing services
  14. 3D laser scanning
  15. Commercialization referrals
  16. Components/parts fabrication
  17. FDM materials testing
  18. Field trials/simulation
  19. Ingredient selection and recommendations
  20. Market analysis
  21. Problem solving
  22. Project management


  1. Advanced Manufacturing
  2. Aerospace
  3. Agriculture
  4. Automotive and Surface Transportation
  5. Construction
  6. Environmental Technology
  7. Food Innovation
  8. Human Health Therapeutics
  9. Medical Devices
  10. Mining


Equipment Function
Faro Edge (probe) Working volume: 9 ft ø sphere; Accuracy: ± 0.0016 in.;
Faro Laser Line Probe (Blue LLP) Accuracy: ± 0.001 in.;
Faro Tracker Vantage Working volume: 525 ft ø sphere; Accuracy: 0.0006 in. @ 2 m;
Faro Focus 3DS 120 Working Volume: 785 ft ø sphere; Ranging Error: ± 0.079 in.;
DJI Inspire 1 Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) Max Image Size: 4000 x 3000; Max Video Size: UHD (4K);
3D Systems' Geomagic Design X Conversion of scan data to intelligent CAD models
3D Systems' Geomagic Control X 3D Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing (GD&T) inspection software used to compare as-is to nominal
Faro CAM2 Measure 10 All-purpose inspection software
InnovMetric Polyworks Very versatile 3D Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing (GD&T) inspection tool
BuildIT Very versatile 3D Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing (GD&T) inspection tool
EdgeWise Advanced feature recognition from point cloud data for BIM applications
Autodesk ReCap 360 Conversion of photographs to point clouds (photogrammetry); Basic stitching of point cloud data
Fortus 400mc Build Dimensions: 16 x 14 x 16 in.
Fortus 900mc Build Dimensions: 36 x 24 x 36 in.
Connex 1 Objet 260 255 x 252 x 200 mm
Insight/Control Centre Tool path creation/optimization, and printer management for Fortus machines; Objet Studio (3D print optimization / management for Connex machines
Autodesk Inventor
Autodesk Fusion
Autodesk Factory Design Suite
Autodesk AutoCAD
Autodesk Revit
Autodesk CFD
PTC Mathcad
SimCAD Pro
Timer Pro
  • 100 Islands Lawn & Landscaping
  • Abatement Technologies
  • Airbus Helicopters Canada
  • ASI Group
  • Bisep Inc.
  • Bosch Rexbroth
  • Calhoun Sportswear
  • Chocolate Products
  • ChocolateFX
  • Corporate Facility Supply
  • Decora Powder Coating Inc.
  • Durham Foods
  • Electric Tractor Corp.
  • Fleet Canada
  • GGS Structures Inc.
  • Girotti Machine
  • Grimo Nut Nursery
  • GTG Engineering Canada
  • Hamill Machine Company Inc.
  • Hi-Rel Group, LLC
  • Inniskillin Niagara Estate
  • Iron Will Raw Pet Food
  • Jannatec Technologies
  • Keyframe Digital Productions - Krow VFX
  • Koppers Fishing & Tackle
  • Kwik Mix
  • Maple Craft Doors
  • Meadow Lynn Farms
  • Multiplex Manufacturing
  • Niagara Composites International Inc.
  • Norgen Biotek
  • Painted Turtle Pottery Studio
  • Panels.ca
  • PaperNuts
  • Paremtech
  • Perfect Touch Ball Therapy
  • Rescue Dogs
  • RockBar Construction
  • Rocky Mountain Barber Company
  • Rumidifer Home Comforts Inc.
  • Ryan it
  • Seradex - Mtech Hub
  • Shriner's Creek Kettle Popcorn
  • Snow-Lutions
  • Speed Composites
  • Stanpac
  • Steep Building Systems
  • Stuio1 Labs
  • Sunnydale Farms
  • W.S. Tyler
  • Water Superstore
  • Welded Tube of Canada Corp.
  • Westbrook Floral Ltd.