Enerplus Centre for Innovation
The Enerplus Centre for Innovation is a 20,000-square-foot multi-lab facility managed by the Design, Fabrication and Testing research area. It was built in 2012 and is housed within the 440,000-square-foot Aldred Centre.
The Enerplus Centre was made possible, in part, by a $5-million gift from the Enerplus Corporation.
Solving Industry Challenges through Effective Product and Technology Development
The Enerplus Centre is ARIS’ main industrial-scale prototype fabrication and testing space. The facility supports the development, fabrication, testing and commercialization of innovative technology solutions.
The Enerplus Centre’s main prototype fabrication and testing laboratory space offers a range of state-of-the-art capabilities ranging from environmental control enclosures for the testing of clean energy technologies to metals preparation and joining.
Metals preparation and joining
- Full complement of welding capabilities
- Plasma cutter
- Blasting cabinet
- Waterjet table
- Bending and forming equipment
- Positioning and layup tables
- Computer numerical controlled (CNC) lathe
- CNC 5-axis mill
- Manual mill and lathe
- Advanced Mobile Labs
- Centre for Innovative Information Technology Solutions
- Chemical and Environmental Analysis Lab
- Composites Fabrication Lab
- Enerplus Centre for Innovation
- Green Building Technology Lab
- Industry Innovation Labs
- Kinetica Innovation Centre
- Materials Testing Lab
- Process Operations Lab
- Solar Lab Green Building Technologies
- Solar Roller
- Solids Modeling Lab
- Technology Demonstration Hall