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Canada Makes AMAB: Call for Expression of Interest

CME is seeking interested parties to participate as part of the Canada Makes Additive Manufacturing Advisory Board (AMAB).  The Board’s main purpose is to assist CME staff to develop a national strategy and propose targeted initiatives to implement towards the objective of supporting, promoting and informing on the adoption and development of Additive Manufacturing (AM) in Canada.

We have an opportunity to form the next chapter of Canada Makes and Additive Manufacturing in Canada.  Participation from Additive Manufacturing organizations and Canada’s Additive Manufacturing experts will drive Canada forward in this sector.

Expressions of Interest will be accepted up to December 31, 2019.  If you have previously participated on the AMAB, please indicate your interest to continue. 

Contact:

Curtis Pastorius
Technical Lead, Canada Makes Program
Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters
1400-67 Yonge Street, Toronto, ON  M5E 1J8
c: 905-517-7989 | curtis.pastorius@cme-mec.ca

CME Canada Makes at Formnext 2019

Just two weeks ago Canada Makes led another Trade Mission to Formnext in Frankfurt, Germany.   Participating this year were 9 delegates from Canadian organizations; Precision ADM, CMQ, NRC, AON3D, and Red River College.

We met with global experts in additive materials, equipment, software, post processing and product design.  Thank you to the following companies for hosting our coordinated meetings;  AddUp, Polyshape, German Trade and Invest, SLM, Fraunhofer, Leichtbau Light Weighting Association, Tekna, GE, EOS, FIT, and Hendrik Taulin from the Embassy of Canada.    Formnext is the leading exhibition on additive manufacturing and industrial 3D Printing and we could see that by the incredible scope of applications presented in the show.

The Canada Makes Trade Mission provides opportunity to connect with international additive manufacturing leaders and to develop strong connections with fellow delegates.   For Canadian companies the trade missions also open new doors, gain new contacts and technical insight into these advanced markets.

FORMNEXT FACTS AND FIGURES

  • 852 Exhibitors – 9 Canadian – 36 total nations represented
  • 34532 Visitors – 99 nations represented
  • Four floors of exhibition space
  • Approximately half of the Exhibitors and Visitors were international

FOR MORE INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT

Curtis Pastorius
Technical Lead, Canada Makes Program
Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters
1400-67 Yonge Street, Toronto, ON  M5E 1J8
c: 905-517-7989 | curtis.pastorius@cme-mec.ca

2019 3D Challenge Winner: Shreya Patki

Canada Makes was honoured to present Shreya Patki from University of Windsor her award for 1st place finish in the 2019 3D Challenge.

Below is an excerpt from her Business Case:

This is a finger-hand brace design that helps people with EDS, the elderly and others who need joint support and help with fine motor movement. The mainbrace design is based on the design of a ‘pill bug’. The pieces overlap each other so that the pieces resist backward finger movement yet allow for the fingers to curl. Beyond this basic concept, a feature that has been incorporated is the reconfigurability between only a finger brace and whole hand brace using only a couple extra bands and a wrist piece. This helps provide extra support when needed. The use of 3D printing allows for complicated patterns (as seen on the wrist piece) unlike braces currently available. As well, using additive manufacturing reduces the amount of time, waste and is more sustainable way to produce this design rather than using conventional manufacturing. Overall, this design is functional, affordable, and environmentally friendly.

Read Shreya project here!

Congratulations Shreya and we look forward to our new submissions for the 2020 3D Challenge to be announced soon.