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Canada Makes Additive Manufacturing Forum speakers bio’s

The CME Canada Makes Additive Manufacturing Forum of October 24, 2018 at the University of Waterloo will feature speakers from both the Aerospace and Automotive/tooling sectors who will discuss on how they improved their competitiveness through the adoption of additive manufacturing.

Name Profile
Dr. David B. Saint John, Director of Innovation & Advanced Manufacturing Linamar Dr. David B. Saint John obtained his Ph.D. in Materials Science and Engineering from Pennsylvania State University, prior to completing a Post-doctoral position in Additive Manufacturing (AM) R&D at PSU’s CIMP-3D facility. He began building thermoplastic 3D printers in 2010, teaching a course in Open Source AM for seven semesters through the Department of Engineering Design. He was a Lead Engineer at Eaton Corporation’s AM Center of Excellence in Southfield Michigan prior to joining Linamar Corporation as Director of Innovation and Advanced Manufacturing. While all manufacturing methods have their merits, David is looking to ‘print the future’ when it makes good sense to do so.
Mathias Gebauer
Fraunhofer Institute for Machine Tools and Forming Technology IWU,
Group Manager AM 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 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.
Ed Bernard, Director of Research & Development at Crest Mold Technologies Inc 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.
Mark Kirby, Additive Manufacturing Business Manager Renishaw Canada After graduating from MIT in Aero/Astro Engineering, Mark joined Rolls Royce working on the HOTOL/SKYLON space shuttle, before moving to his Father’s company, Jet Blades. Mark worked his way from CAD/CAM programmer to Managing Director, making parts for Formula 1 teams and Rolls Royce aero engines.
In 2007 Mark emigrated to the Maritimes in Canada with his family. Mark provided hands-on support for companies seeking to introduce lights-out manufacturing. He also taught Engineering at the University of New Brunswick and has a Diploma in University Teaching as well as an MBA from Warwick University. Mark joined Renishaw as Business Manager for Additive Manufacturing in 2013 and runs one of Renishaw’s first Solution Centres in Kitchener, Ontario.

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