On October 24th, Canada Makes forth Additive Manufacturing Forum successfully concluded by bringing Canadian and international AM experts together under one roof at the University of Waterloo. The level of discourse featured during the day in booth the networking and presentations signals Canada has taken big steps towards developing world-class Additive Manufacturing (AM) capabilities.
The event kicked off with Germany’s Mathias Gebauer from Fraunhofer IWU who gave a great presentation covering some of the fascinating things they are doing. His presentation was highlighted by topics such as embedding thermocouple sensors directly into SLM parts while the SLM part is being built, selectively removing powder from a SLM build and replacing it with a second material in paste form which is then processed to become solid.
Following this was Cassidy Silbernagel, one of Canada’s rising stars in AM, who reviewed Design for AM guidelines as well as presenting a past, present and future look at AM in the automotive industry.
After some networking with leading AM companies taking part in this years Canada Makes Scrum was the panel on conformal cooling. The panel, moderated by Ed Bernard of Crest Mold and including panelists Wes Byleveld of Exco Engineering, Annette Langhammer of NMC Dynaplas and Tom Houle from Matsuura Machinery, who discussed the work that is happening with plastic and metal dies in Canada, which is currently saving a lot of money to manufacturers in terms of reduced cycle times, scrap reduction, and increased machine up-time due to more robust and reliable processes. Listening to this session one can certainly believe that Conformal cooling is Canada’s entry into seeing success with AM technology.
Also presenting were Dylan Yazbeck who gave us a glimpse into the world of computed tomography for AM parts. He was followed by one of the day’s keynote speakers, Peter Adams CEO & President Burloak Technologies, who shared some of the challenges faced in the emerging AM market and what Burloak Technologies is currently working on in the aerospace industry. He also gave us a peak at their new 60,000 sq foot facility and described how some of the 100 million plus investment by Samuel &Sons will be used.
One of the highlights of the day was to hear a great panel moderated by Mark Kirby of Renishaw Canada and included panelists Roger Eybel of Safran Safran Landing Systems, Mathieu Fagnan of Pratt & Whitney Canada as well as Steve Slusher from AddWorks. They discussed the some of the challenges faced by the Aerospace setor in adopting AM.
Finishing off the day were presentations from François Charron-Doucet on positive environmental impacts, which the AM industry can take advantage of, as well as updates in the medical field from Martin Petrak from Precision ADM and Olivier Marcotte of the CRIQ.
Overall, it was a great day with plenty of high-level networking and information sharing from all of those in attendance.
Stay tuned for our next event!
Canada Makes is pleased to welcome DMG MORI Canada as its newest Leadership level partner. A global leader in machine tool manufacturing, DMG MORI offers a unique product range of metal additive manufacturing machines, including powder bed Selective Laser Melting (SLM) and Laser Deposition Welding on the LASERTEC 3D systems.
“Including the world-class DMG MORI in the Canada Makes network is a big plus for us,” said Frank Defalco, Manager Canada Makes. “The capabilities offered by combining their different process chains available for additive is truly inspiring and I look forward to working with DMG MORI in bringing innovation solutions to Canadian industry.”
DMG MORI has successfully performed on the additive manufacturing machine market for over five years with the laser deposition welding and metal-cutting machining with the LASERTEC 3D hybrid series. In addition to establishing and expanding the digital process chain DMG MORI has also developed a full-line in additive manufacturing. While the LASERTEC 65 3D is geared solely towards laser deposition welding as a complement to existing machining on the shop floor, the LASERTEC 30 SLM 2nd Generation with its new Stealth design expands the portfolio to include powder bed using selective laser melting.
Thanks to the combination of additive manufacturing technologies with conventional CNC machines DMG MORI has realized four individual needs-based process chains.
On January 26, 2016, Canada Makes lead a trade mission to Germany and we were lucky to have a full day tour of the DMG MORI open house at DECKEL MAHO Pfronten to see the latest innovations and groundbreaking technologies on offer. Learn more here http://canadamakes.ca/dmg-mori-technology-for-the-future/
The DMG MORI group is a global manufacturing leader of CNC machine tools. The product range includes high-tech turning and milling machines, as well as Advanced Technologies, such as ULTRASONIC, LASERTEC, ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING, automation and complete technology solutions for the Automotive, Aerospace, Die & Mold and Medical industries. The APP-based control and operating software (CELOS) and innovative products of Software Solutions enable DMG MORI to shape the future for Industry 4.0. DMG MORI also supports its customers with a wide range of training, repair, maintenance and spare part services covering the entire machine life cycle. As a ‘Global One Company’ with over 12,000 employees, DMG MORI is present in 79 countries around the world. A total of 157 international locations are in direct contact with customers. https://ca-en.dmgmori.com
Burloak Technologies Announces Commercial Development Capacity on Industry’s Largest Additive Manufacturing System
Burlington, Ontario, Tuesday, October 9, 2018 — Burloak Technologies, a division of Samuel, Son and Co., Limited, has signed an agreement with Sciaky, Inc., a subsidiary of Phillips Service Industries, Inc., to purchase a state-of-the-art Electron Beam Additive Manufacturing System (EBAM® 110). The system is one of the largest additive manufacturing systems globally.
Burloak Technologies’ EBAM 110 system will deliver the industry’s largest, near net-shape metal 3D printed parts faster, with less material waste, reduced machining time, and shorter time-to-market. It will be one of the first commercially available systems to manufacture the industry’s largest 3D printed parts on a contract basis.
“Using traditional subtractive processes, such as forging and machining, the production of titanium parts of this size could take one year while generating a significant amount of waste,” said Peter Adams, Co-founder and President of Burloak Technologies. “Our EBAM 110 system will allow us to manufacture the same large-scale titanium structural parts in a matter of days. We are already engaged with several aerospace end-users who have started the qualification process with us.”
Burloak Technologies is accepting development projects for the system, with full production capability expected in the third quarter of 2019. The system will operate at the Company’s recently announced Additive Manufacturing Center of Excellence, where it will manufacture large structural components for flight applications, with dimensions up to 106 x 47 x 63 inches, or diameters of 106 inches.
“Sciaky’s EBAM systems are the most widely sold large-scale metal 3D printing system in the world, having qualified parts on land, sea, air, and space applications,” said Scott Phillips, President and CEO of Sciaky, Inc. “The innovators at Burloak Technologies will leverage the numerous benefits of EBAM to produce faster and cheaper parts for their customers all across the globe.”
Equipped with electron beam welding capabilities, the EBAM 110 system is the industry’s first wire-fed, large-scale, high deposition rate system. It is capable of building parts in a wide range of materials in a full vacuum environment using a powerful electron beam system that can deposit up to 25 pounds of titanium per hour. The system has already been used to produce space flight certified, titanium structural parts, such as fuel tanks.
Founded in 1855, Samuel, Son & Co., Limited, is a family-owned and operated, integrated network of metal manufacturing, processing and distribution divisions. With over 5,000 employees and 100+ facilities, Samuel provides seamless access to metals, industrial products and related value-added services. We leverage our industry expertise, breadth of experience and the passion of our people to help drive success for North American business – one customer at a time. For more information, visit www.samuel.com.
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On the morning of October 25th and an added special bonus for aerospace professionals attending the Canada Makes Additive Manufacturing Forum October 24th at the University of Waterloo is the Workshop – Introduction to Green Supply Chain Management (GSCM).
For the past couple of years CME Canada Makes has partnered with the GARDN project Greening the Aerospace Supply Chain. Some of you may remember the aerospace survey we shared last year. We are now ready to introduce some of the results of this project.
During the Canada Makes Forum François Charron-Doucet, Director of Quality Control and Scientific Director at Groupe AGÉCO, will present the survey results Green Aerospace Practices in Canada.
The next day is the 3-hour workshop that is intended for professionals from the procurement, operations and design departments involved in the aerospace sector value chain.
The objective of the workshop is to introduce the participants to the concepts and best practices related to GSCM. The completion of the workshop will allow the participants to apply GSCM thinking and facilitate the implementation of GSCM initiatives into various organizational processes.
- What is GSCM?
- Why implement GSCM?
- The approaches to GSCM
- Green sourcing
- Green design
- Green operations
- How to implement GSCM?
- Application of GSCM to:
- Standard parts
- Additive manufacturing
The Objectives of the Greening the Aerospace Supply Chain are to define a supply-chain management framework to provide industrials with the capacity to prioritize eco-responsible purchasing actions, define technologies’ green specifications and efficiently treat environmental information. The acquired knowledge will offer a collaboration model fully adapted to the Canadian aerospace sector, facilitating ecodesign across the supply chain.
It aims to contribute to the development of a sustainable air transportation system and will provide industrials and their suppliers with tools and methods to significantly reduce the environmental footprint.
Please confirm your interest at firstname.lastname@example.org
Canada Makes is pleased to announce the addition of the University of Alberta to its list of world-class Additive Manufacturing research institution partners. The University of Alberta is a Top 100 university in the world and one of seven Canadian university partners in the NSERC/CFI Holistic Innovation in Additive Manufacturing (HI-AM) Network.
“Canada Makes is very fortunate to have the University of Alberta as part of our network,” said Frank Defalco, Manager Canada Makes. “We look forward to working with this great institution in developing additive manufacturing capabilities in Alberta as well as all of Canada.”
The University of Alberta has a mission to discover, disseminate and apply new knowledge through teaching and learning, research and creative activity, community involvement, and partnerships. U of A gives a national and international voice to innovation in Alberta, taking a lead role in placing Canada at the global forefront.
The University of Alberta and Innotech Alberta are hosting a two-day workshop addressing Additive Manufacturing in Alberta. Be sure to register and be part of this important event and help Alberta become more innovative and competitive. Learn more here http://canadamakes.ca/additive-manufacturing-alberta-workshop/
About the University of Alberta
The University of Alberta is a public research university with more than 38,000 students from 148 countries located in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. Founded in 1908 by Alexander Cameron Rutherford, the first premier of Alberta, and Henry Marshall Tory, its first president. It has 388 undergraduate programs, 500 graduate programs as well as 100+ institutes and centres. ualberta.ca
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.
After Pre-registrations 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
- 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.
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.
Contact: Frank Defalco email@example.com
Canada Makes is pleased to announce Sarnia, Ontario based Lambton College’s Bluewater Technology Access Centre’s (BTAC) as it newest member. BTAC is Lambton College’s frontline for industry innovation and is a specialized research and development centre that works with Canadian businesses – especially SME’s – to advance their products, processes, and services.
“BTAC provides access to new technologies, state-of-the-art equipment, expertise and funding sources. Their main focus is on advanced manufacturing and 3D printing and Canada Makes looks forward to having them as part of our National network of advanced manufacturing experts,” said Frank Defalco Manager, Canada Makes.”
BTAC helps companies through applied research and development projects focusing on solving problems. BTAC offers technical services and object analysis and provides training related to new types of equipment and processes. Other areas of expertise include advanced material development, instrumentation, process control and optimization, renewable energy conversion, storage and management, bio-technology and more.
About Lambton College’s Bluewater Technology Access Centre
BTAC is a One-Stop-Innovation Hub that supports the manufacturing and fabrication industry, businesses and organizations with access to expertise – students, faculty and infrastructure at Lambton College. Emphasis is on product and process development and/or improvement. These collaborative projects between companies and Lambton College create an enriching student learning experience, train highly qualified personnel and support innovation within organizations. After 5 years of operation and success the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) has renewed BTAC’s funding until March 2023. https://www.lambtoncollege.ca/BTAC/
Canada Makes is pleased to announce SLM Solutions has joined its Additive Manufacturing (AM) network. SLM Solutions provides powder bed fusion machinery and applications development for metal prototypes and manufacturing production. It focuses on the development and distribution of innovative, production-oriented metal additive manufacturing systems.
“SLM Solutions was the first to offer overlapping multi-laser systems for the selective laser melting process and Canada Makes welcomes the addition of this proven innovator as its newest partner,” said Frank Defalco, Manager Canada Makes.
SLM Solutions is a leading provider of industrial selective laser melting equipment. With Canadian distribution partners, like Spark & Co and an AM technology center in Detroit, SLM Solutions partners with customers to aid in the development of projects and reduce the learning curve for success with metal additive manufacturing.
SLM Solutions takes a vested interest in your company’s long-term success with metal AM, providing support and knowledge-sharing that elevates use of the technology to the next level. SLM systems, available in multiple sizes, are utilized in a variety of industries around the world. Their open system architecture allows users to tailor their process and SLM Solutions’ extensive experience and technical know-how help drive innovative product developments and support customers’ competitive creativity.
About Spark & Co
Spark & Co works with Tier 1 and Tier 2 Aerospace firms to manufacture parts for major Aerospace manufacturers such as Boeing, Bombardier, Airbus, Embraer, and more. https://www.spark-co.com
Canada Makes is pleased to have had the chance for a one-on-one interview with David Muir of Canada’s National Research Council (NRC). David shares with us his vision and plans for the London NRC.
The NRC is the Government of Canada’s largest research organization supporting industrial innovation, the advancement of knowledge and technology development. For more than a hundred years, NRC has pushed the boundaries of science all the while working with industry to help shape Canada’s future.
David Muir earned his B.Sc and Ph.D. in Chemistry from the University of Western Ontario, in London Canada, with his doctoral research focused in synthetic organic chemistry. He completed a postdoctoral fellowship with the University of Alberta in Edmonton, Canada in natural product chemistry.
David joined 3M Canada in London, Canada in 1996, gaining technical and management experience in Research and Development in several industrial sectors. He served as Integration Manager in the acquisition of a Canadian company, in which he held senior level management responsibilities in Operations, Finance, and R&D. David was then appointed into business management roles in the Healthcare sector, including Food Safety and Infection Prevention Divisions.
Dr. Muir joined the National Research Council in July 2015 as Director of R+D for the London, Ontario facility within NRC’s Automotive and Surface Transportation portfolio.
Tells us about the NRC, particularly the London NRC that you head?
The National Research Council of Canada is our national Research and Technology organization. NRC is over 100 years old, and has a very proud heritage of significant developments such as steam locomotives designed for the Canadian climate, Canola oil, the crash position indicator, electric wheelchair, and recently 100% biofuel filled flights. Our mandate is to support the Canadian economy through innovation in science and technology. NRC London, on the grounds of Western University, opened in 1997 primarily to support the manufacturing and construction industries. The construction activities across Canada were consolidated in Ottawa around 2010, and so our focus is manufacturing, particularly in the Automotive sector. We have a 75 000 sq ft facility, combined offices, labs, 2 automotive bays and a 10 ton crane high bay.
What should the new NRC “labs” be?
Our new labs will allow us to support and grow our research and development in Additive Manufacturing, Microfabrication, Specialty Coatings and Functional Surfaces. We will also be creating new space and capability for R+D in Mechatronics and Control Systems as well as Engineering Data Analytics. Finally, since we have had significant industry feedback regarding demonstration and integration of technology, we will be creating facilities that can enable whole vehicle and digital factory level scale.
The so-called “Factory of the Future,” tell us about the progression you have seen to get where you are now?
When I arrived at NRC London 3 years ago, investment in our facility to support advanced manufacturing had just been announced. We polled industry quite exhaustively for their needs, and held workshops to validate our findings. This feedback told us to focus on applications for digital manufacturing and connected/autonomous vehicles. Within these applications, we heard very strong needs in key technological domains, as well as a facility that can integrate technology at a full vehicle or factory demonstration level. Additionally, we heard clearly that we need to create a facility that is collaborative in which private, public and academic sector can work together to solve pressing challenges. So with this feedback, we set out to renovate our facility, hire scientists and engineers and acquire equipment that incorporate these needs. I am pleased to report that this facility is now substantially complete and we are preparing for an opening in the fall.
How do you see the NRC’s place in helping companies adopt and use the applications and concepts of Industry 4.0.
First of all, our goal is to help companies de-risk implementation of new technology. I see several means by which we can do this – expertise to advise on technology, a demonstration facility to show new technology in use at a scaled-up level, a platform for industry to trial their own process before implementing, use cases for new applications of technology, and research into new areas. Industry for example has fed back that they have heard a lot about digital manufacturing or Industry 4.0, but they cannot visualize or understand how to implement. An additional benefit that clients can leverage at NRC London is access to the full breadth of the NRC. We are a relatively small facility, however, we can help clients access the >3000 employees of the NRC.
Will you focus on any particular advanced technologies? If yes what and why?
NRC London has created very strong and world recognized capabilities in additive manufacturing, microfabrication and surface functionalization. We will continue to develop in these areas as they continue to be of strong interest to industry. In addition, industry feedback has shown 2 major areas for focus, Mechatronics and Control Systems as well as Engineering Data Analytics. Finally, integration of technology for connected/autonomous vehicles and digital manufacturing will be a skillset employing hard/software interoperability, autonomous systems, cybersecurity and communications.
Where do you see this initiative having its biggest impact?
We see impact to manufacturers of all size in Canada. Companies interested in new technology or adoption of technology related to digital manufacturing and/or connected/autonomous vehicles.
Thank you David.