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Canada Makes and TraCLight announce partnership at Formnext

During last week’s Formnext show in Frankfurt, Canada Makes, Canada’s additive manufacturing network, and TraCLight, the Transatlantic Cluster for Lightweighting announced a new transatlantic partnership of cooperation. Both institutions share a common goal of supporting our industrial partners and through this understanding we will endeavour to help each accomplish this.

“We are very pleased by this new friendship we have forged with Germany’s TraCLight,” said Frank Defalco, Manager Canada Makes. “Working together proved to be a benefit to booth our members. Therefore building new international lines of communication will most certainly offer up more possibilities for future initiatives in both Canada and Germany.”

“Global challenges need global collaboration,” states Wolfgang Schwarz. “We are looking forward to a mutually beneficial partnership and the development of joint visionary, transatlantic lightweighting projects.”

Wolfgang Schwarz, project manager TraCLight, and Frank Defalco, Manager Canada Makes formalizing partnership agreement at Formnext with the Canada Makes delegation at TraCLight member Trumpf.

Recently, TraCLight hosted a workshop at the University of Waterloo, “Additive Manufacturing: Ready for the Future? Innovative Solutions for Lightweight Design and Digital Manufacturing.” Canada Makes attended and promoted the workshop through its network. The day proved to be a valuable learning experience for the full house in attendance. Further TraCLight workshops in 2018 will be announced soon. Moreover TraCLight invites CanadaMakes members to join the “Technology Day Hybrid Lightweighting” in Germany in June 2018 which is organized by the Development Agency for Lightweighting Baden-Wuertemberg, the initiator of TraCLight.

With the recent introduction of the Canada-European Union (EU) Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) International grassroots partnerships make good economic sense as they open channels of communication and bridge opportunity. Canada Makes and TraCLight know how imperative global trade is to prosperity; this is why we build international relationships.

Canada Makes just completed its third successful trade mission to Europe with its visit to Formnext.

About TraCLight – The transatlantic cluster for lightweighting
Since January 2017, the Transatlantic Cluster for Lightweighting has been supporting the international expansion and networking of German and North American companies and research centers. The goal is to bring together technical know-how for the development of truly unique and innovative lightweighting products through collaborative R&D projects between Germany, the USA and Canada. More information on www.traclight-cluster.com and www.leichtbau-bw.de/en/news/technology-day-hybrid-lightweighting.html.

About Canada Makes
Canada Makes, a Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters (CME) initiative. Canada Makes is a network of private, public, academic, and non-profit entities dedicated to promoting the adoption and development of advanced and additive manufacturing (AM) in Canada. It is an enabler and accelerator of AM-adoption in Canada.

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Canada Makes at Formnext

Dr. Bernhard Mueller shows a very interesting part printed on an EOS M400.

This week Canada Makes is leading a trade delegation at the Formnext show in Frankfurt Germany. Formnext is the leading trade fair for Additive Manufacturing (AM) and the next generation of intelligent manufacturing solutions. It focuses on the efficient realization of parts and products, from their design to serial production. Formnext shows the future of innovative manufacturing.

The first day of the show the Canada Makes delegation visited EOS and Fraunhofer booths and were introduced to some very interesting information, like the lattice structure Fraunhofer produced on their EOS W400.

The delegation will continue to meet with leading AM companies and meet with global leaders in additive manufacturing.

The opportunities Formnext offers was already obvious to the delegates after the first day, making this trade mission an excellent investment in time and money.

Canada Makes delegation at the Fraunhofer booth.

 

Canada Makes leads trade mission to Formnext Germany Nov.13 – 17

Canada MakesNext week, starting November 14th Canada Makes will be leading its third additive manufacturing (AM) trade mission since 2016. This time it is to Formnext in Frankfurt, Germany. Formnext is the leading trade fair for Additive Manufacturing and the next generation of intelligent manufacturing solutions. It focuses on the efficient realization of parts and products, from their design to serial production. Formnext shows the future of innovative manufacturing.

Canada Makes’ trade mission to Formnext offers our delegates an unrivalled opportunity to learn about this rapidly expanding technology. Delegates meet, learn and build strong relationships during the mission. Past missions have highlighted the importance these relationships have in forging future partnerships and initiatives in building Canada’s AM sector.

Joining Canada Makes in Frankfurt Germany are Equispheres inc., CAMufacturing Solutions inc., Precision ADM, Linamar, Reko International Group Inc., NRC, CRIQ, Kilmarnock Enterprise, Plasai and Red River College.

Canada Makes would like to thank the following companies for agreeing to meet with our delegation.

Canada Makes Formnext Agenda

Tuesday

Nov. 14

11:00 – 12:00 EOS booth 3.1-G50
Tuesday

Nov. 14

14:30 – 15:30 Fraunhofer booth 3.0-F50
Wednesday

Nov. 15

11:00 – 12:00 Additive Industries

Hall 3.0, booth 3.0-F40

Wednesday

Nov. 15

14:30 – 16:00 Renishaw booth 3.1-E68
Wednesday

Nov. 15

13:00 – 14:30 TRUMPFT Booth 3.0-E50
Thursday

Nov.16

 14:00 – 14:30 SLM Solutions Booth 3.0-E70
Thursday

Nov.16

 15:00 – 15:30 Impact Innovations booth 3.0-A50
Thursday

Nov.16

 15:00 – 15:30 BeAM booth 3.0-B40
Nov. 17 10:00 – 10:30 Formnext EOS booth 3.1-G50

Canada Makes Forum to feature AM Medical and Materials panels discuss supply chains

Canada Makes AM Forum

Canada Makes Additive Manufacturing Supply Chain & Logistics Forum

The Canada Makes Forum of November 22 at the University of Waterloo will feature two panels discuss the additive manufacturing supply chain. Supply chains are and will be affected in significant ways and the experts panelist will have some the answer you may asking yourself regarding the rapid changes underway.

Medical Panel

The medical industry is seeing a rapid growth in the interest and in the potential applications for additive manufacturing. Both polymer AM and metal AM are finding their niches in this vast field, either as surgical tools, orthoses and prostheses or even high-function, load bearing implants. The challenges to adoption are many, however, and remain an important barrier to entry for those wishing to exploit this lucrative market and improve on the current solutions available with traditional technologies.

The panel discussion will address the main questions essential to the growth of AM in the medical field, namely: success cases, new opportunities, regulation and knowledge barriers to adoption, and how to remove or reduce such barriers so that Canada may join its European and American counterparts in adopting AM technologies for the greater health all.

Materials Panel

Quintessential to all AM processes, the choice and validation of the feedstock material properties and morphology is a subject of intense research and development. Canada, with its abundance of high-quality raw materials and of engineering development capacities has a strong opportunity to become a global powerhouse when it comes to end-to-end transformation of material, by creating a value chain that spans the entire life-cycle of additively manufactured products.

The panel discussion between industry veterans in the Canadian metal powder supply industry will focus on the issues surrounding powder selection and recent developments in metal powder production to demonstrate how metal AM is changing the way supply chains work and thrive in this new environment.

Register here

This one-day forum is to feature industrial leaders in supply chain and logistics in the additive manufacturing/3D Printing sector. CME Canada Makes continues offering insight and expertise for Canada’s industry leaders with the mission of assisting companies to adopt additive manufacturing, a key component of Industry 4.0 implementation.

Details:
Date: November 22
Time: 8 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Location: Federation Hall (Building #35)
University of Waterloo
200 University Ave W, Waterloo, ON

Cost:
$100 CME Members/Canada Makes Partners
$150 CME / Canada Makes Non-Members

Agenda

Time Topic Speaker
8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. Registration and Networking Breakfast
9:00 a.m. – 9:10 a.m. Welcome Remarks Ian Howcroft, CME Vice-President Ehsan Toyserkani UoW (TBC)
9:10 a.m. – 9:45 a.m. AM supply chain case studies – Automotive & Ground Transportation Bob Little President, Altair Canada
9:45 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. Health Canada Kinga Michno
10:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. Networking Break Foyer
10:30 a.m. – 11:45 a.m. Medical AM Panel – AM challenges for a new medical supply chain Miheala Vlasea – University of Waterloo (Moderator)

Martin Petrak – Precision ADM

Francois Gingras – CRIQ

Matt Parkes – Adeiss

11:45 a.m. – 12:45 p.m. Lunch Foyer
 12:45 p.m. – 1:00 pm  Special Announcement Peter Adams- Burloak
1:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. AM supply chain case study – To supply aerospace, it’s more than just the parts Brandon Bouwhuis – Burloak
1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. Materials Panel – AM changes the supply chain for advanced materials Mathieu Brochu – McGill (Moderator)

Kevin Nicholds – Equispheres

Vladimir Paserin – Rio Tinto,

Jerome Pollack – Tekna

2:30p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Networking Break Foyer
3:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. Energy – AM supply chain case study Ian Klassen – Precision ADM
3:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. How I compete with China using AM Tharwat Fouad – Anubis 3D
4:00 p.m. – 4:10 p.m. Closing remarks Frank Defalco – Canada Makes

Canada Makes would like to thank the following companies for joining the Canada Makes Forum networking scrum: AMMAnubis 3DAxis PrototypeCimetrixCRIQExpanse MicrotechnologiesJesse Garant Metrology CenterNRCPrecision ADMTiger-Vac.

Canada Makes announces 1000 users from around the World for its Metal Additive Guide

Canada Makes is pleased to announce 1000 users from across the globe have registered for our interactive Metal Additive Design Guide. The Guide was designed as a free educational resource for those interested in metal additive manufacturing (AM). Since its April 2017 release users from more than 30 countries have signed up to use it (see graphic below).

“My goal is to have registrant from all continents, so I am hopeful that Antarctica warms up to us one day,” said Frank Defalco Manager Canada Makes. “In all seriousness, we are very pleased to see such an internationally diverse audience for the Metal Additive Design Guide. We hope it continues to be well received and that it continues making it easier for Canadians and the World to adopt metal AM.”

The Metal Additive Design and Process Guides are easy to use, interactive and introduce concepts needed when designing for additive manufacturing (DfAD). The Guide was developed through Canada Makes Metal AM Demonstration Program. Supported by NRC-IRAP, the program offers funding to SMEs to de-risk initial trials of metal AM parts or coupons. It quickly became apparent during the delivery of the program that certain recurring questions and concerns arose from the participants, so developing a tool to address the concerns was created.

Professor Mike Ashby, Cambridge University Engineering Department and Granta Design, Cambridge, UK said this about the guide. “Very impressive!  I really like it (just spent an hour exploring it).  It is a major educational resource in this difficult and fast moving field.  The Design Guide is really good for teaching – compact, engaging, and with excellent images, graphics and text. My sincere congratulations.”

“Since numerous examples are included in the guide I think your guide is very helpful for educational scopes. I really appreciate the efforts to make the guide intuitive,” said Dr. Eng. Manuela Galati of Politecnico di Torino in Italy. “I think it is very easy to use, clear and understandable, especially for the users (as my students) that approach for the first time to the AM processes.”

“Originally, the primary function of the Design Guide was to help Canadian SMEs and it still is, although the global reach of the Guide is a certainly welcomed surprise and we look forward to the next thousand,” added Defalco.

 

Canada Makes would like to thank all those that made the Metal Additive Process Guide possible.

Altair Canada Mazak
Autodesk Microfabrica
Prof. Mike Ashby, Cambridge University MIT Aero/Astro
Burloak Technologies Moog Inc
Boothroyd Dewhurst Reaction Engines
Cranfield University Renishaw
Dassault Systemes Robarts Research Institute
ExOne Senvol
FusiA solidThinking
GE Aviation U.S. Navy ManTech Navy
Gradientspace Metalworking Canter/Cocurrent
HiETA Technologies Corporation
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

The Metal Additive Design Guide was funded through the National Research Council Canada Industrial Research Assistance Program in accordance with the Metal Additive Demonstration Program.

Be sure to join CME Canada Makes at the University of Waterloo as we Present: Additive Manufacturing Supply Chain & Logistics Forum on November 22, 2017. This one-day forum is to feature industrial leaders in supply chain and logistics in the additive manufacturing/3D Printing sector.

The Metal Additive Manufacturing Demonstration Program is delivered by Canada Makes through funding by NRC-IRAP. The program is designed to help Canadian industries increase awareness and assist in understanding the advantages of the metal additive manufacturing (AM) technology. Canada Makes works with a group of AM experts who provide participating companies guidance of the advantages and business opportunities in terms of cost savings and efficiencies of AM.

About Canada Makes
A Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters (CME) initiative, Canada Makes is a network of private, public, academic, and non-profit entities dedicated to promoting the adoption and development of additive manufacturing in Canada. For more information on Canada Makes, please visit www.canadamakes.ca

Media contact:
Frank Defalco at frank.defalco@cme-mec.ca

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CME releases action plan to attract, retain and advance women in manufacturing careers

Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters (CME) released today its action plan to promote and inspire women to pursue careers in manufacturingUntapped Potential: Attracting and engaging women in Canadian Manufacturing aims at identifying solutions to showcase the vast and untapped opportunities the sector offers for women to build fulfilling careers and narrow the gender gap in the workforce.  

“CME’s action plan is instrumental in obtaining a better understanding of the current realities of women in Canadian industry. We are urging the manufacturing community, government leaders and industry stakeholders to work together and implement our recommendations,” said CME National Board of Directors Chair Rhonda Barnet, President & COO of Steelworks Design Inc. “Attracting more women into manufacturing professions is critical to helping manufacturers grow and to replace the existing and aging workforce.”

The action plan highlights five areas where action is needed in order to improve female representation in manufacturing:

  1. More high-profile female role models are needed to inspire and encourage young women to pursue a career in manufacturing.
  2. Young women need more exposure to modern manufacturing facilities to gain a more accurate perspective on the career opportunities available to them. Those efforts need to focus on occupations within manufacturing rather than on the sector itself.
  3. Efforts to encourage young girls to pursue an education in STEM fields and/or the skilled trades need to be improved.
  4. Businesses need to listen to the concerns of women and take steps to make their workplace culture more inclusive.
  5. Businesses must find creative ways to improve work-life balance for their employees and to accommodate both women and men who have unavoidable family obligations.

Although most women in manufacturing are happy with their career choice — 80 per cent of the respondents would consider remaining in manufacturing if they could pick any profession– women only account for 28 per cent of the manufacturing workforce. Additionally, there has been no increase in the share of manufacturing jobs held by women over the last 15 years. Only six per cent of employed women in Canada have a job in manufacturing compared to 13 per cent of all men.

“Our hope is that in a few years, the participation of women in manufacturing will not be a challenge, but rather as a strength, that powers the competitiveness and growth of Canadian manufacturers internationally,” said Lesley Lawrence, Senior Vice President, Ontario at BDC and member of CME’s national Women in Manufacturing working group.

Background:  

Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters’ (CME) Women in Manufacturing Working Group was launched by National Board of Directors Chair Rhonda Barnet in March 2017. The Working Group was created in response to a key recommendation from CME’s Industrie 2030 initiative regarding the need to attract more women to manufacturing to help address chronic labour and skills shortages in the sector.

Chaired by Elise Maheu, the Working Group includes women and men representing CME member companies from a wide range of sizes and industries. The Working Group is dedicated to supporting, promoting and inspiring women to pursue careers in manufacturing.

About the Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters:
Since 1871, Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters has been helping manufacturers grow at home and thrive around the world. In 2016, CME released Industrie 2030 – a roadmap for doubling Canadian manufacturing activity by 2030. Our focus is to ensure the sector is dynamic, profitable, productive, innovative and growing. We aim to do this by strengthening the labour force, accelerating the adoption of advanced technology, supporting product commercialization, expanding marketplaces and, most importantly, ensuring a globally-competitive business environment. CME is a member-driven association that directly represents more than 2,500 leading companies who account for an estimated 82 per cent of manufacturing output and 90 per cent of Canada’s exports.

For more information, please contact:
Stefi Proulx
Senior Communications Advisor
Canadian Manufacturers and Exporters
613-292-6070
stefi.proulx@cme-mec.ca

Northern Alberta Institute of Technology (NAIT) joins Canada Makes

NAIT

Northern Alberta Institute of Technology

Canada Makes is proud to announce the Northern Alberta Institute of Technology (NAIT) as its newest academic partner. NAIT joins our expanding list of leading academic institutions focusing on advanced manufacturing. Located in Edmonton, Alberta, NAIT is a leading Canadian polytechnic focused on meeting the current and emerging needs for education and research in Alberta.

“NAIT has unique capabilities unavailable anywhere else in Alberta and this offers new ways of doing things, and introduces new skills required to build a strong and competitive economy,” said Frank Defalco Manager Canada Makes. “Canada Makes looks forward to working with NAIT to grow Alberta’s innovation economy.”

“Through its Innovation Services NAIT offers business and product service as well as access to equipment for prototyping and testing. This enables companies to develop innovative products, new ways of working or thinking, and higher productivity,” said Paul Dews, Manager of Innovation Support Services with NAIT.

NAIT and Canada Makes have worked together to help small businesses with the Canada Makes Metal Additive Demonstration Program. You can read about a recent project completed with funding from the program. http://canadamakes.ca/coffee-lovers-create-portable-pour-kettle-nait-3d-printer/

About NAIT
The Northern Alberta Institute of Technology (NAIT) is a leading Canadian polytechnic, delivering education in science, technology and the environment; business; health and trades. With nearly 60,000 credit and non-credit students and a 95 per cent employer satisfaction rate, NAIT grads are essential to Alberta’s prosperity. Known for hands-on, technology-based learning, NAIT engages with business and industry in applied research and innovation and provides corporate training around the world. Recognized as one of Alberta’s top employers, NAIT provides outstanding returns on investment for its graduates, partners, the provincial government and the people of Alberta.

About Canada Makes
Canada Makes, a Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters (CME) initiative. CME is Canada’s largest trade and industry association, and the voice of manufacturing and global business in Canada. Canada Makes is a network of private, public, academic, and non-profit entities dedicated to promoting the adoption and development of advanced and additive manufacturing (AM) in Canada. It is an enabler and accelerator of AM-adoption in Canada.

Elliott Matsuura Canada joins Canada Makes

Elliott Matsuura Canada Canada Makes would like to announce Elliott Matsuura Canada as its newest member. Since 1950, Elliott Matsuura has provided complex metal cutting solutions meeting the challenges of aerospace, automotive, medical, energy, and other industries. It is now introducing to Canada the Lumex Series Avance 25 and 60 Metal Laser Sintering Hybrid Manufacturing.

“Building new partnerships and introducing new ways of doing things is something Canada Makes is always looking to accomplish,” said Frank Defalco Manager Canada Makes. “Partnering with Elliott Matsuura brings new possibilities to Canada’s manufacturers and we are please to have them as part of Canada Makes.”

“The Matsuura Lumex line of hybrid metal additive manufacturing systems has been available in Japan for over twelve years. This Matsuura series of machines combine powder-bed selective laser sintering (SLS) with high-speed milling (HSM). The machines are capable of manufacturing highly complex, integrated parts and molds in shapes that would be impossible using traditional milling methods”, says Frank Bolieiro VP-Sales and Marketing at Elliott Matsuura Canada Inc. “Partnering with Canada Makes will bring us the network of Canadian manufacturers looking for better ways to produce components, and to stay competitive in the world markets.”

The Lumex series is changing common knowledge for mold die making. It performs the sintering of complicated mold dies without splitting them, thus eliminating assembly and adjustment stages and making it possible to produce mold dies with no dimensional errors that may be caused by conventional assembly processes. Learn more about the Lumex series here.

About Elliott Matsuura Canada
Elliott Matsuura Canada Inc. is an industry-leading supplier of quality machine tools coast to coast in Canada. Since 1950, Elliott has provided complex metal cutting solutions to meet the challenges of aerospace, automotive, medical, energy, and other industries.

Elliott’s portfolio includes products from Matsuura, Nakamura, Hurco, LVD, Zeiss, and other suppliers of complementary products on an exclusive basis.

As an organization of 80 employees, Elliott offers a multitude of services including machine installation, preventative maintenance, training, full automated turnkey solutions, and spare parts availability.

Elliott has set the standard for the sales, service, and financing of quality machines in Canada. www.elliottmachinery.com

About Canada Makes
Canada Makes, a Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters (CME) initiative. CME is Canada’s largest trade and industry association, and the voice of manufacturing and global business in Canada. Canada Makes is a network of private, public, academic, and non-profit entities dedicated to promoting the adoption and development of advanced and additive manufacturing in Canada. It is an enabler and accelerator of AM-adoption in Canada.

Innovative Solutions for Lightweight Design and Digital Manufacturing

On September 28th the Transatlantic Cluster for Lightweighting (TraCLight) hosted an international workshop at the University of Waterloo “Additive Manufacturing: Ready for the Future? Innovative Solutions for Lightweight Design and Digital Manufacturing.” The workshop concluded with a tour of the Multi-Scale Additive Manufacturing Lab (MSAM) at the University.

EOS North America, technology and market leader for design- driven industrial 3D printing, Fraunhofer Germany, a key worldwide player in AM research, as well as Rosswag Engineering, a pioneer of AM applications in Germany, presented on commercialization and some very helpful business cases.

The presenters have kindly agreed to share their slides with Canada Makes. We thank the speakers for allowing us to share the very informative AM content with our audience. Click on the titles below to view the presentations.

Presenter Title
Tyson Gregory, EOS Improving the Business Case for AM by Part Selection Methodologies
Dr. Bernhard Müller, IWU Fraunhofer Design Guidelines for AM
Dr. Sven Donisi, Rosswag Metal AM in a Holistic Process Chain
Austin Isaacs Workshop 1 – Hybrid Structures:
Functional Integration with AM
Gregor Graf / Sven Donisi, Rosswag Workshop 2 – Enhanced Tooling via Metal AM for Volume Production
Bernhard Müller, IWU Fraunhofer Workshop 3- Conformal Cooling with AM
Ehsan Toyserkani/ Mihaela Vlasea, University of Waterloo Workshop 4 – Lightweight Design Using Cellular and Lattice Design
structures and High-Performance Materials

Canada Makes AM ForumBe sure not to miss the November 22nd Canada Makes and the University of Waterloo Present: Additive Manufacturing Supply Chain & Logistics Forum

For more information visit www.traclight-cluster.com

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About TraCLight: TraCLight is a project of the Development Agency of Baden-Württemberg/Germany and sponsored by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research to enhance the international expansion and networking of German and North American companies and research centers in the field of lightweighting. We started with TraCLight in January 2017 and are at the moment focused on building up a network of companies and research institutions in Canada, the US and Germany. Moreover our focus is on the development of joint R&D projects. We have 5 projects in the pipeline right now and are searching for adequate international partners. Two of these projects are in the field of additive manufacturing.

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About MSAM: The Multi-Scale Additive Manufacturing Lab focuses on next generation additive manufacturing processes. To this end, the lab explores novel techniques to develop advanced materials, innovative products, modeling and simulation tools, monitoring devices, closed-loop control systems, quality assurance algorithms and holistic in-situ and ex-situ characterization techniques.

Canada Makes Forum: Additive Manufacturing Supply Chain & Logistics

CME Canada Makes and the University of Waterloo Present: Additive Manufacturing Supply Chain & Logistics Forum

How 3D Printing/Additive Manufacturing is impacting the supply chain and industrial logistics of manufacturing.Canada Makes AM Forum

This one-day forum is to feature industrial leaders in supply chain and logistics in the additive manufacturing/3D Printing sector. CME Canada Makes continues offering insight and expertise for Canada’s industry leaders with the mission of assisting companies to adopt additive manufacturing, a key component of Industry 4.0 implementation.

Supply chains are and will be affected in significant ways as the costs of storing massive amounts of inventory and global shipping are reduced and more parts are customized printed on demand. Key sectors of our economy are being affected in profound ways and Canada Makes is bringing in experts to discuss issues affecting and sometimes disrupting manufacturers’ supply chain. The Canada Makes Forum will focus on Medical, Aerospace, Automotive and Energy and their supply chain.

Join the Canada Makes Forum Networking scrum

Networking with Canada’s AM sector professionals will be front and centre to the Forum. Experts representing various key features to the AM supply chain will be on-site to answer questions on how 3D printing is changing global supply chains.

Canada Makes would like to thank the following companies for joining the Canada Makes Forum networking scrum: AMM, Anubis 3D, Axis Prototype, Cimetrix, CRIQ, Expanse Microtechnologies, Jesse Garant Metrology Center, NRC, Precision ADM, Tiger-Vac.

Details:
Date: November 22
Time: 8 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Location: Federation Hall (Building #35)
University of Waterloo
200 University Ave W, Waterloo, ON

Cost:
$100 CME Members/Canada Makes Partners
$150 CME / Canada Makes Non-Members

Local accommodation Delta Waterloo

Register here

Agenda

Time Topic Speaker
8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. Registration and Networking Breakfast
9:00 a.m. – 9:10 a.m. Welcome Remarks Ian Howcroft, CME Vice-President Ehsan Toyserkani UoW (TBC)
9:10 a.m. – 9:45 a.m. AM supply chain case studies – Automotive & Ground Transportation Bob Little President, Altair Canada
9:45 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. Health Canada Kinga Michno
10:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. Networking Break Foyer
10:30 a.m. – 11:45 a.m. Medical AM Panel – AM challenges for a new medical supply chain Miheala Vlasea – University of Waterloo (Moderator)

Martin Petrak – Precision ADM

Francois Gingras – CRIQ

Matt Parkes – Adeiss

11:45 a.m. – 12:45 p.m. Lunch Foyer
 12:45 p.m. – 1:00 pm  Special Announcement Peter Adams- Burloak
1:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. AM supply chain case study – To supply aerospace, it’s more than just the parts Brandon Bouwhuis – Burloak
1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. Materials Panel – AM changes the supply chain for advanced materials Mathieu Brochu – McGill (Moderator)

Kevin Nicholds – Equispheres

Vladimir Paserin – Rio Tinto,

Jerome Pollack – Tekna

2:30p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Networking Break Foyer
3:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. Energy – AM supply chain case study Ian Klassen – Precision ADM
3:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. How I compete with China using AM Tharwat Fouad – Anubis 3D
4:00 p.m. – 4:10 p.m. Closing remarks Frank Defalco – Canada Makes