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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.
Formnext is the leading AM trade-show and the next generation of intelligent manufacturing solutions. It focuses on the efficient realization of parts and products, from their design to serial production. See cutting-edge technologies your company can leverage to gain a competitive edge and the latest expertise that can help in reducing your time-to-market. For more about Formnext click here.
On October 24th, Canada Makes successfully concluded the forth Canada Makes Additive Manufacturing (AM) Forum at the University of Waterloo. The event was highlighted by leading international and national AM experts who shared their knowledge and insight in this emerging technology. Many in attendance requested the presentations see below for links to the ones available.
See more about the event at LEADING AM EXPERTS SHOWCASED AT CANADA MAKES FORUM
Below are the presentations that we have permission to share with the public. Note: Some may have modified the content.
|Names of presenter||Biographies and links to presentations|
Fraunhofer Institute for Machine Tools and Forming Technology IWU,
Group Manager AM Applications
|Presentation: Laser Beam Melting drives efficiency of tooling applications
Mathias Gebauer studied mechanical engineering with a specialization in production engineering at the University of Applied Sciences in Dresden. He started his career as a casting technologist for a medium-sized automotive supplier in the field of light metal low-pressure sand casting. His responsibilities included technological support for prototype and small-series components as well as cooperation in innovation management. For more than nine years Mr. Gebauer has been working as a research associate at the Fraunhofer Institute for Machine Tools and Forming Technology IWU. At the Dresden branch, Mr. Gebauer works as a group manager in the department “Additive Manufacturing”, where he is responsible for the acquisition, planning and implementation of research and development projects regarding AM for tooling and the technological development of the laser beam melting process. Mr. Gebauer has been involved in additive manufacturing for more than twelve years.
|Cassidy Silbernagel||Presentation: How Additive Manufacturing has shaped the automotive sector and is driving it into the future
Cassidy has been active with 3D printing since 2010 and is about to complete an additive manufacturing PhD in the UK. He has worked for several years prior to his PhD as a mechanical design engineer and has helped develop electric motors for motorcycles and generators for wind turbines. He is researching how additive manufacturing can be used to help create electric motors. He is a two time winner in the student category of the Additive World Design Challenge in 2016 and 2017.
|Dylan Yazbeck, Lab Supervisor at Jesse Garant Metrology Center||Presentation: CT Scanning
Dylan Yazbeck is the lab supervisor at Jesse Garant Metrology Center. He started his Computer Tomography career working as a data analyst, focusing on scanning and analysing client products. The countless hours working in this role working with thousands of unique products allows him to oversee lab operation and work closely with clients establishing specific procedures on a project basis. The creation of new CT procedures at the company has allowed ISO9001: 2015 and AS9100 certification. The opportunity to continuously improve and learn within the CT industry matching procedure with client expectation and requirement makes Dylan excited to continue his role.
|Ed Bernard, Director of Research & Development at Crest Mold Technologies Inc||Speaking notes: Panel Conformal Cooling – Facts vs Myths and Overcoming Obstacles
Ed Bernard has over 40 years of experience in the Moldmaking Industry, having received numerous awards and accolades for innovative achievements and leadership within the manufacturing sector, and is currently the Chair of the Research & Development Committee and Director of the Moldmaking Cluster Collaboration Network of the Canadian Association of Moldmakers as well as the Manager of Scientific Research & Experimental Development at Crest Mold Technology Inc. where he has been experimenting with various different types of advanced manufacturing, essential to conformal thermal systems, for the application of cyclic process thermodynamics.
|Steve Slusher, Executive, AddWorks Manufacturing Development Leader (GE)||Speaking notes: Prototyping to Production
As an Executive leader within our AddWorks organization, Steve Slusher is leading a team of design and manufacturing engineers along with data scientist whom partner with our customers to industrialize their additive manufacturing process. In this role he championed the upgrades of the M2 product line and brought analytics to the forefront to improve both machine and product repeatability. Steve has been with GE for 16 years with roles in design, test and certification. He has led teams on several GE Aviation Commercial product lines. Since joining GE Additive a year and a half ago Steve has established a multi-regional team to industrialize the existing laser and electron beam product line and the surrounding processes. The team has worked with both internal and external customers to help them advance their additive journey into piece part production.
|C. Annette Langhammer, Director of Advanced Engineering NMC Dynaplas, Toronto||Presentation: Conformal Cooling in Automotive/Mobility
BA Econ, York; Toolmaker Ticket Magna; 30 yrs primarily Magna/Decoma; NMC Dynaplas – Technical Captive Injection Molder; focusing on assisting customers migrate to high performing thermoplastic materials including lightweighting, design flexibility, recyclability, performance improvements.
|Mathieu Fagnan, Pratt & Whitney Canada||Presentation: Additive Manufacturing at Pratt & Whitney Canada
Mathieu has been involved with technology since his teens, welding bicycle frames in his parents shed. He fueled his passion for making stuff by completing a technical degree in industrial engineering that saw him entered the world of composites manufacturing, mostly in process optimization for helicopters components. Still hungry for knowledge, he completed a bachelor in Mechanical Engineering and moved toward faster moving vehicles, contributing in core design, supply chain technical support and manufacturing equipment technology for turbine engines at Pratt & Whitney Canada. Mathieu now leads the deployment of Additive Manufacturing Technologies at P&WC. With his team, Mathieu is taking over the challenge of building the whole design system to incorporate AM to the P&WC toolbox of qualified manufacturing processes.
|Roger Eybel, Materials and Processes Group Leader/Safran Expert
Safran Landing Systems
|Presentation: Safran Helicopter Engines process for AM combustion parts
Roger Eybel is a graduate of Queen’s University (Canada) in Metallurgical Engineering (1986). Mr. Eybel has been with Safran approximately 29 years and is presently a senior Safran Expert (Senior Technical Fellow). His work on emerging technology projects has included new alloy development (i.e. AF1410, AerMet 100, beta titaniums, etc.), new coatings, metal matrix composites, solid state welding and now additive manufacturing. Mr. Eybel has long been involved in SAE metals committees which have included AMEC, ASEC, P17,B, D, E, F,G and additive manufacturing, and presently a sponsor of three AMS documents.
|François Charron-Doucet, Director of Quality Control and Scientific Director at Groupe AGÉCO||Presentation: Greening the Aerospace Supply Chain
Mr. Charron-Doucet is Director of Quality Control and Scientific Director at Groupe AGÉCO. François Charron-Doucet received a diploma in engineering physics in 2004 (École Polytechnique de Montreal), and obtained his Master’s degree in 2007 from the same university with a thesis on greenhouse gas project quantification using Life Cycle Assessment. He held a position at the CIRAIG, Interuniversity Research Centre in Life Cycle Analysis, from 2007 to 2010 as research associate and as scientific director at Quantis Canada (now Groupe AGECO) from 2010 to 2015. He is a CSA Group Certified GHG Verifier and a recognized verifier for several North American and European environmental product declaration programs, including the International EPD System (Sweden) and CSA (Canada). He is member of the CAC/ISO/TC207/SC3 – Environmental Labelling Canadian mirror committee.
|Thomas A. Houle, Director, LUMEX NA for Matsuura USA||Presentation: Conformal Cooling LUMEX NA for Matsuura
Thomas Houle is an experienced Manufacturing Professional with a demonstrated history of success in the tooling and plastics industry. He is skilled in new product development, Program Management, Sales and Business development, new Technology adoption and Manufacturing systems and experienced with in-mold sensing and monitoring to measure mold and part performance. Houle has 27 years of continuing experience in the injection mold and molding industry developing turn-key projects for customers all around the globe. In his role as Director, LUMEX NA for Matsuura USA, Tom leverages his experience in operational excellence and continues to develop a cutting-edge, innovative U.S. presence for Matsuura’s Hybrid AM Manufacturing solution. He inspires a culture of continuous improvement by defining goals, developing strategies, implementing systems and measuring performance results for the LUMEX product.
Agent de recherche et développement
|Presentation: Additive Manufacturing at the CRIQ and recent Initiatives
Olivier Marcotte holds a master’s degree in mechanical engineering. He has held the position of research and development officer at the Center de recherche industrielle du Québec (CRIQ) since 2009. As such, he participated in the establishment of a metal additive manufacturing laboratory for industrial applications in 2014. This laboratory aims to familiarize Quebec companies with this technology of the future by providing access to the equipment and expertise of CRIQ staff. For close to 2 years, he has been working on the development of a new additive manufacturing laboratory that will be dedicated to the medical applications of 3D printing. This laboratory, created in partnership with a group of local hospitals, will aim to develop new applications of 3D printing in the medical field, be it patient-specific metal implants, cutting guides, anatomical models or other applications of interest.
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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!
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.
Director of Marketing and Communications
Samuel, Son & Co.
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
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/