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Canada Makes to lead trade mission to Germany

Next week, Canada Makes leads its second trade mission to Formnext and third to Germany. Twelve companies and academic institutions, which includes some of Canada’s leading additive manufacturing experts, will join the mission. Leading off the week is a key addition to this year’s agenda, an invitation to TraCLight’s (the Transatlantic Cluster for Lightweighting) Annual Cluster meeting in Stuttgart, followed by on-sight industrial visits to Trumpf and Advanced Clean Production (ACP).

The Canada Makes trade mission is a great way to connect with international additive manufacturing leaders as well as building strong relationships with fellow delegates. The weeks itinerary includes meetings arranged by Canada Makes with world-leading companies in AM. Trade missions are about opening doors, gaining new insight and building business-to-business contacts offering an excellent opportunity to learn about this emerging technology.

On Thursday November 15th at 1:15 pm on stage 2 on the Formnext Conference be sure not to miss one of Canada’s leading AM experts, McGill Professor Mathieu Brochu. His presentation “Pulse Laser Powder Bed Fusion; Opening New Opportunities to Control Metallurgy and Manufactured Advanced Parts”, is sure to be interesting, insightful and, knowing Mathieu, entertaining.

A special highlight of this year’s show is the Formnext Start-Up Challenge, awarded to companies founded within the last five years who offered new and innovating ideas to the AM industry.

We are very pleased to learn that Canada Makes’ partner Nanogrande is among this year’s winners for its molecular-scale additive manufacturing system—the first of its kind.

Named the MPL-1, it is capable of assembling highly packed multilayers of particles (as thin as one nm) using various materials, including oxides, metals, waxes and polymers. The extremely high resolution process patented by Nanogrande is capable of producing structures in the submicron range up to a maximum volume of 10 x 10 x 2.5 cm. Notably, the process works with unconventional particles, such as fibers or flakes, and is able to combine different materials in a single print. Be sure to visit their booth 3.1-B30U and meet Juan Schneider, President of Nanogrande. To view a complete list of this year’s winners click here.

Joining the this year’s mission are the following; 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.

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.

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