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Canada Makes 3D Challenge 2018-19


SUBMISSION DEADLINE: FEBRUARY 22, 2019 – CLOSED

Canada Makes is again offering its Pan-Canadian 3D Printing Design Challenge for postsecondary students enrolled in a Canadian college or university. Winners to be announced in the Spring of 2019.

Canada Makes 3D Challenge Trophy

Lisa Brock and Yanli Zou of the University of Waterloo are now part of the Canada Makes trophy’s history

Last year’s challenge was “Design solutions for a sustainable future” and is again this year. Five finalist from last year’s challenge each received $1,000 for their design. Learn more about the designs at Canada Makes announces finalists for its 3D Challenge.

The adoption of digital manufacturing technologies such as 3D printing requires new approaches to skills and training focused on building experiential and collaborative learning. To foster this objective, the Canada Makes 3D Challenge will challenge university/college teams to design a part and compete for a full one-year paid internship from a Burloak Technologies and cash prizes.

Theme: Design solutions for a sustainable future

Description: Additive manufacturing is empowering new ways to re-think design and fabrication through innovative materials, optimized structures and enhanced functionality. There is currently a drive to think about how our society is changing in the wake of population growth and sustainability concerns. Canada Makes invites student designers to participate in the 3D Design Competition with a focus on creating innovative tools or products that reduce our environmental footprint using additive manufacturing in tandem with conventional manufacturing approaches.

Such examples include (and are not limited to):

  • lightweight structures or new designs of automotive or aerospace components that reduce overall weight and fuel consumption
  • innovative components that optimize fuel or energy consumption
  • energy harvesting devices with innovative features
  • multi-purpose objects that simplify everyday life and reduce waste
  • wearable tools or objects that enhance mobility efficiency and reduce waste

Phase I – Students who wish to participate must pre-register by November 30, 2018 indicating their intent to submit a final design.

Phase II – Participants will submit a design based on the provided criteria. These designs will be analyzed and evaluated via simulation with the top finalists announced, recognized and awarded their cash prize. Deadline for submissions is February 22, 2019.

Phase III – The top five finalists will have their design fabricated and tested, and will be invited to either make a live or video presentation and have a chance at more prizes including a chance at a one-year paid internship at Burloak Technologies.

Requirements: 

The Student/Team (no more than 3 students per team) will submit the following by February 22, 2019:

  • Cover sheet
  • 150 word description/summary
  • STL files and source files from any CAD program
  • An image of the current product design (if applicable) and a detailed description of the changes
  • Business case (800 word):
  • Justification of the product redesign, value added as measured by reduced
  • Time to produce
  • Cost impact
  • Sustainability
  • Energy consumption or renewable energy generation
  • Reduced materials
  • Promoting green design
  • Participants should define the unmet need in society or explain the waste in current solutions
  • Precisely what is being proposed
  • Why it is am improvement over existing products

Judges will choose the top 5 finalists and Canada Makes will arrange to fabricate their designs to be showcased at a final event in the spring of 2019. The finalist/teams will receive a cash prize and a chance at a one-year paid internships at Burloak Technologies.

The Challenge will have clear winning criteria and be judged on the merit of their application.

Submitted designs will be evaluated via simulation, and the top five designs will be selected for fabrication and testing based on the required criteria. The winning entries will best satisfy all of the performance criteria.

Eligibility Rules and Submission Guidelines

Terms of Acceptance

Responsibility for Submission

Privacy

Contact: kaitlin.reibling@cme-mec.ca

Featured Panel “Machining Challenges in an Additive World”

The Panel will be part of the McGill AM event “Top Business Applications for Additive Manufacturing” February 27, 2019

This coming February 27 is the additive manufacturing event “Top Business Applications of Additive Manufacturing” at McGill in Montreal. Réseau Québec-3D (RQ3D), Canada Makes and McGill University partner for this industry focused event designed to help companies adopt one of the main pillars of Industry 4.0: 3D Printing / Additive Manufacturing.

Last week we discussed one of the featured panels “3D Printing and Lightweight Robotic End Of Arm Tooling (EOAT),” and how it is now being used in a number of fields for manufacturing of end devices. This week we’ll have a look at the other featured panel for the day “Machining Challenges in an Additive World.”

Once again we bring in some of Canada’s leading experts on the topic metal additive and machining, the panel will be moderated by Moderator Fabian Sanchez of Siemens and includes panelists; Christian Desravines, Usinage Multiconcept, Éric Thibault, Bell Helicopter and Jared Kozub of Precision ADM.

This panel will be a good opportunity learn about best practices, the advantages and challenges companies are facing in adopting AM.

Discussion will focus on what impacts is AM having on machining and how do the technologies complement each other.

Panelist intend to talk about the importance of the design in the integration of AM through machining and offer a better knowledge of the technology and understand how we can design for AM.

Design for AM is an item that companies are struggling with (Topology optimization, part growth vs shape and loads, distortion due to metal shrinkage, surface finish, etc). Be ready to hear questions about what help AM companies can provide to end-users and the challenges to certify an aircraft part and more.

Join us on February 27 at McGill for this great opportunity to meet and learn from leading practitioners of 3D Printing and join the 4th Industrial revolution. View the agenda

*REGISTRATION FOR THIS EVENT IS NOW CLOSED

Featured Panel “3D Printing and Lightweight Robotic End Of Arm Tooling (EOAT)”

The Panel will be part of the McGill AM event “Top Business Applications for Additive Manufacturing” February 27, 2019

The Réseau Québec-3D (RQ3D), Canada Makes and McGill University additive manufacturing (AM) event will feature the panel “3D Printing and Lightweight Robotic End Of Arm Tooling (EOAT).” Gilles Desharnais of Axis Prototypes, Tharwat Fouad of Anubis3D and Nicolas Lacoursiere from Proto3000 will share their expertise and talk about some of the top 3D Printing manufacturing applications.

What to expect!

Additive manufacturing AKA 3D Printing has been around in multiple forms since about 35 years ago. It has been known only to few people in product development and research and was mainly used for prototyping. It is now being used in a number of fields for manufacturing of end devices or intermediate tooling used to fabricate end user devices.

Cases of manufacturing in the medical field will be covered by this panel as well as custom manufacturing of patient specific Orthopedic devices,  interim tooling for Dental applications and more.

In the industrial space, 3D Printing is being used in support of manufacturing to produce various components such as tooling for molding or jigs and fixtures to support assembly or other steps in the manufacturing process.

A more specialized space of tooling produced with 3D Printing is End-of-Arm-Tooling for robotics, where 3D Printing provides design freedom to provide value-add solution in this growing field of application.

Teaser info!

Anubis3D President Tharwat Fouad offered us the following. “It was clear to all experts that the technology will eventually become a main stream manufacturing process and have a significant impact on industry. One of the main missing elements in the evolution of 3D printing is user creativity”

You main ask the question, why change? Why take the risk of replacing an Aluminum milled part by a plastic 3D Printed part? Answering this question to early adopters took us 3 years of hard work to make the point clear. The question that our customers are now asking their designers is, why machine it, have you checked 3D printing it first?

There are few key points learned from this experience and it was obvious time and time again. The following are tips from Tharwat on companies looking to adopt 3D printing:

1- Introducing 3D printing to a company amounts to a cultural change, it needs a top down leadership and patience, learn about it and decide where is the best fit in the manufacturing process.

2- You need a champion in the organization to build success stories and then let it organically spread among the designers.

3- Understanding that designing for Additive Manufacturing is a skill that needs to be learned. It is like taking a part designed for milling and send it to injection molding company to build it, wont work. Parts that are intended to move to additive, needs to be carefully selected and resigned first. Simply taking a part from the inventory and getting a quote for printing it will get you the wrong answer.

4- Understand that introducing the industrial 3D printing is like adding a DeWalt cordless drill to your tool box. It can make a big deference, but on its own is not going to do anything, you also need to know what to do with it. Introducing Additive is the same. It will give your designers more ways to solve a problem and gain a comparative edge only of they know when, where and how to use it.

Join us on February 27 at McGill for this great opportunity to meet and learn from leading practitioners of 3D Printing and join the 4th Industrial revolution. View the agenda.

Poly-Shape joins Canada Makes

Canada Makes is pleased to announce Poly-Shape as its newest partner to join our National Additive Manufacturing network.

With an industrial expertise developed for more than 15 years in several high tech and regulated sectors such as aerospace, medical devices, energy and more specifically motorsport, working notably with large numerous Formula 1 teams, POLY-SHAPE is recognized as an European Leader in Metal Additive Manufacturing (Metal AM) production. With a wide and diverse pool of 25 production machines and a metallurgy laboratory, the company masters all AM technologies using metal powders or wires.

“Solving future industrial challenges is the core focus of our innovative company’s strategy. Poly-Shape is your global additive industry solution provider,” Stephane Abed, CEO and founder of Poly-Shape.

POLY-SHAPE has built an impressive reputation for its expertise in metal AM, its integration of the entire AM value chain and its client focus. The company is second to none with a team of experts ensuring complete control over every aspect of every job, from design (DfAM) to delivery, including machining and finishing, this technological leadership is supported by an important R&D department.

In September 2018, Poly-Shape teamed up with another big french actor of the 3D printing, AddUp, based in Clermont Ferrand. AddUp was formed in 2016 following the decision of two French leading industrial firms, Fives et Michelin, to create a major player in metal 3D printing. AddUp and Poly‐Shape share the same vision regarding the evolution of the world of metal 3D printing and the same passion for innovation.

Top Business Applications for Additive Manufacturing

Réseau Québec-3D (RQ3D), Canada Makes and McGill University partner for this industry focused event designed to help companies adopt one of the main pillars of Industry 4.0: 3D Printing / Additive Manufacturing.

Join us and learn about real business applications of additive manufacturing (AM). Hear from experts using this emerging technology and increasing both productivity and capability.

The experience and expertise of the day’s speakers and panelists is an opportunity not to be missed, as they have a track record of helping industry adopt AM and making businesses more competitive in a global market. Join us and hear about some top business applications of AM.

*REGISTRATION FOR THIS EVENT IS NOW CLOSED

Agenda

Martin Lavoie is Master of Ceremonies

Time Topic Speaker
8:00 – 9:00 a.m. Registration and Networking Coffee
9:00 – 9:10 a.m. Welcome Remarks Dr. Mathieu Brochu, McGill University

 

9:10 – 9:55 a.m. Keynote: Business Case for Additive Manufacturing in Serial Production Dr. Alexander Böhm, KSB SE & Co. KGaA
9:55 – 10:30 a.m. Keynote: How Additive Manufacturing is changing the way satellites are built Gerry Senechal, MDA
10:30 – 10:50 a.m. Networking Break
10:50 – 12:00 p.m. Panel 1 – Machining challenges in an additive World Moderator Fabian Sanchez, Siemens

Panelists:

Christian Desravines, Usinage Multiconcept

Éric Thibault, Bell Helicopter

Jared Kozub, Precision ADM

12:00 – 1:00 p.m. Networking Lunch
1:00 – 1:30 p.m. Additive Manufacturing in the construction sector Dr. Philip Dupuis, Creadditive
1:30– 2:40 p.m. Panel 2 – 3D Printing and Lightweight Robotic End Of Arm Tooling (EOAT) Moderator Frank Defalco

Panelists:
Gilles Desharnais, Axis Prototype

Tharwat Fouad, Anubis 3D

Nicolas Lacoursiere, Proto3000

2:40 – 3:00 p.m. Presentation:   CRIQ AM medical initiative Denis Lepine, CRIQ

When:      Montreal – February 27, 2019
Where:     McGill University, 3450 McTavish St, Montreal, Quebec
Cost:         100$ members / $150 non-members participant (including lunch)

Top Canada Makes stories for 2018

2018 proved to be an important year in the development of Canada’s additive manufacturing industry. See below for a recap of the top news stories reported by Canada Makes.

Nanogrande officially launches the MPL-1 a nanoscale metal powder 3D printer

CME Canada Makes delegation tours Formnext

Leading AM experts showcased at Canada Makes Forum

Burloak Technologies Announces Commercial Development Capacity on Industry’s Largest Additive Manufacturing System

Agile announces the addition of Markforged Metal X 3D Printer

Additive Manufacturing Alberta Workshop

Tekna receives $21.1 million investment from the Governments of Canada and Quebec

Wohlers Associates deliver first ever DfAM session in Canada

Ottawa Symphony Orchestra and Canada Makes Announce the Winner of the National 3D Printed Musical Instrument Challenge

Canada Makes Announces first ever winning team for the 3D Challenge

FusiA Impression 3D Métal & Groupe Meloche join forces to carry out additive manufacturing projects in the aerospace sector

AMM announces partnership with Dimanex, a global enterprise for distributed 3D manufacturing

Burloak announces $104 million investment in a new Additive Manufacturing Technology Centre

Custom Prototypes repeats as winner at AMUG with metal Roman helmet

The future of manufacturing for the energy sector is being redefined

We have asked a number of Canadian experts in Additive Manufacturing to provide us with their views on the year by answering some questions. Additive Manufacturing – Year in review – 2018

 

 

Exergy Solutions joins Canada Makes

Canada Makes is pleased to welcome Calgary based Exergy Solutions to its network of experts in 3D Printing. Exergy is a leader in 3D modelling, 3D printing, engineering and research to the energy, utilities and mining sectors.

“Adoption of additive manufacturing to help increase productivity and capability is about to take off for the oil & gas sector. Exergy, partnering with the Canada Makes network of experts, will be ready for the upcoming opportunities,” said Frank Defalco Manager Canada Makes.

“We have leveraged additive manufacturing to study revolutionary technology aimed at improving the competitiveness and environmental performance of the Oil Sands industry. Many of these technologies are game changers. Well positioned to drastically lower GHG emissions and eliminate tailing ponds. Canada Makes has already helped us to instantly build a network of additive experts across Canada. This gives us the opportunity to engage knowledge and experience coast to coast in improving an industry that is vital to the Canadian economy.” said Billy Rideout, President Exergy Solutions.

About Exergy Solutions
Exergy Solutions is focused on delivering innovation and step-change technological improvement to their customers. The creative team at Exergy has experience leveraging disruptive technologies and agile project management methods. Exergy believes in the enormous talent and technological know-how across Canada that can be used to accelerate the adoption of additive manufacturing. Together with their business partners network enable project development and effective integration of complete technology solutions. This wide-range of services include as-build drawings, drafting, 3D modelling, engineering design, 3D scanning, 3D printing, virtual reality and turn-key R&D projects. exergysolutions.com

Nanogrande officially launches the MPL-1 a nanoscale metal powder 3D printer

Montreal, December 3, 2018 – In presence of more than fifty guests, the president and founder of Nanogrande, Mr. Juan Schneider, officially unveiled the MPL-1, the world first metal nanoscale 3D printer. Built around its patented technology – the Power LayeringTM – to form particle layers, MPL-1 makes nanotechnology accessible to a whole new market by opening the door for additive manufacturing.“We believe this new approach to 3D printing is a revolution that will allow us to set new industry standards,” said Schneider. “The Power LayeringTM allows the MPL-1 to use particles of any shape, size and type. We can use particles as small as a nanometer, but also particles of 5 microns, which is the size the industry is currently looking for, while maximizing the compaction of particles.”

Juan Schneider, president and founder of Nanogrande. Frank Defalco Manager Canada Makes.

“This is a special announcement as Nanogrande is the only company manufacturing a metal powder additive machine in Canada,” said Frank Defalco Manager Canada Makes.”We look forward to working with Nanogrande to help develop new AM applications using this exciting new technology.”

The high level of particle compaction achieved by the Power LayeringTM, as well as the size of the particles, considerably eliminate the needs for support structures typical of 3D printing. This way, there is a noticeable reduction in post-printing costs. In addition, Nanogrande can offer its particles at a lower cost because the process does not require expensive spherical particles.

The founder of Nanogrande also took the opportunity to congratulate his team for their hard work and the many sacrifices for the start up. The development of MPL-1 took several years of work.
“Today we are witnessing the culmination of a long process of research and development that has given us the chance to set up a team that generates many innovative ideas,” said Schneider. “Alone, it is possible to have excellent ideas; but, as a team, we can bring these ideas to life. I am very pleased to highlight the success of the efforts of the people who work for Nanogrande.”

Nanogrande develops and produces for the leading manufacturers the first nanoscale 3D printer to meet their needs for solutions for the manufacturing of microparts and high precision components.
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Pour information : Frédéric Mayer
Communication and operations
514-966-5398
fmayer@nanogrande.com

CME Canada Makes delegation tours Formnext

Last week was a whirlwind tour of the very best the world of additive manufacturing has to offer at Formnext 2018 in Frankfurt Germany for the Canada Makes delegation. It began on Monday November 12th with TraCLight’s (the Transatlantic Cluster for Lightweighting) Annual Cluster meeting in Stuttgart, followed by on-sight industrial visits of Trumpf and Advanced Clean Production (ACP).

Below are pictures of some the highlights of the week. We thank the following companies for hosting our delegation; BigRep, BASF 3D Printing Solutions, DMG MORI, 3D Systems, ADD UP, Renishaw, Fraunhofer, GE Additive, SLM Solutions and Tekna.

Canada Makes delegation at TraClight in Stuttgart

Canada Makes delegation with TraCLight partners outside Trumpf headquarters

Canada Makes delegation outside ACP factory

Notice the small bicycle Martin Petrak is holding, a gift from Trumpf’s created with their impressive metal laser cutting machine

Juan Schneider of Nanogrande showing parts built on his MPL-1 machine to Canada Makes delegates

Canada Makes visits Fraunhofer

Canada Makes at GE Additive

SLM Solutions shows off car with many additive parts

Canada Makes visits our partners at Tekna

The following is a list of participants to this year’s Formnext; Precision ADM, Kilmarnock Enterprise, AON3D, Renishaw Canada, McGill University, The University of Waterloo, Québec Metallurgy Centre (CMQ), Exergy Solutions, Promation, Axis Prototypes, Anubis 3D and CAD MicroSolutions.

Nanogrande Unveils The First 3D Printer For Nanometer Metallic Particles

Juan Schneider, president and founder of Nanogrande and the MPL-1

Atlanta, November 6, 2018 – Mr. Juan Schneider, President and founder of Nanogrande, a Canada Makes partner, officially unveiled the MPL-1, the world’s first nanoscale metal particle 3D printer at Fabtech 2018 in Atlanta. Using an innovative approach to form particle layers, MPL-1 enabled with the Power LayeringTM technology, breaks down the barrier of materials and opens new horizons for additive manufacturing with true creative freedom.

“Power LayeringTM, while maximizing particle compaction, allows MPL-1 to use particles of all shapes, sizes and types,” said Nanogrande’s president. “With this approach, we can easily print with particles as small as a nanometer, but also particles of 5 microns, what the industrial sector is currently seeking. At this size, the particles stick to each other, virtually eliminating the need for support structures typical to 3D printing. In this way, there is a considerable reduction in post-printing costs. ”

Mr. Schneider also took the opportunity to congratulate and thank the team he put together at Nanogrande for developing the MPL-1. It took years of hard work and dedication to achieve this result.

“Today we are witnessing the culmination of a long process of research and development that has given us the chance to set up a team that generates many innovative ideas,” said Schneider. “Alone, it is possible to have excellent ideas; but, as a team, we can bring these ideas to life. I am very pleased to highlight the success of the efforts of the people who work for Nanogrande. ”

Nanogrande develops and produces for the leading manufacturers the first nanoscale 3D printer to meet their needs for solutions for the manufacturing of microparts and high precision components.

NanograndeAbout Nanogrande
Nanogrande supply micro-manufacturers with their cutting edge 3D printers and custom made consumables. Nanogrande is revolutionizing the additive manufacturing industry by bridging the gap between technologies. Using their unique POWER LAYERING™ patented process, they enable unprecedented range in scale and material. https://nanogrande.com

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For information : Frederic Mayer
Communication and operations
514-966-5398
fmayer@nanogrande.com