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

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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.

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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.

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

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


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.