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Featured Panel “Machining Challenges in an Additive World”

The Panel will be part of the McGill AM event “Top Business Applications for Additive Manufacturing” February 27, 2019

This coming February 27 is the additive manufacturing event “Top Business Applications of Additive Manufacturing” at McGill in Montreal. Réseau Québec-3D (RQ3D), Canada Makes and McGill University partner for this industry focused event designed to help companies adopt one of the main pillars of Industry 4.0: 3D Printing / Additive Manufacturing.

Last week we discussed one of the featured panels “3D Printing and Lightweight Robotic End Of Arm Tooling (EOAT),” and how it is now being used in a number of fields for manufacturing of end devices. This week we’ll have a look at the other featured panel for the day “Machining Challenges in an Additive World.”

Once again we bring in some of Canada’s leading experts on the topic metal additive and machining, the panel will be moderated by Moderator Fabian Sanchez of Siemens and includes panelists; Christian Desravines, Usinage Multiconcept, Éric Thibault, Bell Helicopter and Jared Kozub of Precision ADM.

This panel will be a good opportunity learn about best practices, the advantages and challenges companies are facing in adopting AM.

Discussion will focus on what impacts is AM having on machining and how do the technologies complement each other.

Panelist intend to talk about the importance of the design in the integration of AM through machining and offer a better knowledge of the technology and understand how we can design for AM.

Design for AM is an item that companies are struggling with (Topology optimization, part growth vs shape and loads, distortion due to metal shrinkage, surface finish, etc). Be ready to hear questions about what help AM companies can provide to end-users and the challenges to certify an aircraft part and more.

Join us on February 27 at McGill for this great opportunity to meet and learn from leading practitioners of 3D Printing and join the 4th Industrial revolution. View the agenda


Leading AM experts showcased at Canada Makes Forum

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.

Mathias Gebauer, Fraunhofer Group Manager for AM applications

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.

Peter Adams, CEO & President Burloak Technologies

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.

Left to right, Roger Eybel, Materials and Processes Group Leader/Safran Expert Safran Landing Systems, Mark Kirby Renishaw Canada, Mathieu Fagnan, Enterprise Manager, Additive Manufacturing Technologies Pratt & Whitney Canada, Steve Slusher, Executive, AddWorks Manufacturing Development Leader (GE).

Martin Petrak, President & CEO Precision ADM

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.

We once again would like to thank our sponsors, CRIQ, Burloak Technologies and BDO Canada who helped make this a day well spent.

Stay tuned for our next event!

Canada Makes Scrum participating companies

Canada Makes and Ryerson University to host Lunch & Learn: Adopting Additive Manufacturing and 3D Technologies in Canadian Organizations Event

Adopting Additive Manufacturing and 3D Technologies in Canadian Organizations

On Wednesday, July 8, 2015 Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters’ (CME) Canada Makes and Ryerson University will be co-hosting an additive manufacturing event on Ryerson campus titled Lunch & Learn: Adopting Additive Manufacturing and 3D Technologies in Canadian Organizations.

The free event is open for registration to all interested parties, and will feature both a tour of Ryerson’s 3D printing lab and presentations by speakers from a variety of backgrounds on how to adopt and implement 3D technology in Canadian industries.

Speakers will include representatives from CME, Ryerson University faculty, Think2Thing, Objex Unlimited and others. Individual presentations will be followed by a moderated Q&A discussion.

For those interested, a tour of Ryerson’s new state-of-the-art Advanced Manufacturing, Design and 3D Printing Lab is available before or after the event, by request only.

To reserve your place contact Jarrod at: jarrod.ladouceur@ryerson.ca

The July 8th event will run from 12PM – 2PM
Cara Commons, Trs 1-148 & 1-150, 7th Floor,
Ted Rogers School Of Management,
55 Dundas Street West, Toronto ON.,

Please RSVP by registering here


Timing Item Duration
10:30 pm – 11:30 pm Tour/ Open House for 3D-Printing Lab 60 min
12:00 pm – 12:15 pm Networking & Registration

Light lunch available

15 min
12:15 pm – 12:20 pm Welcome and Introduction

Wendy Cukier, VP Research and Innovation, Ryerson University –TBC

5 min
12:20 pm – 12:25 pm Technology Adoption/Implementation – A theoretical Introduction and Research Questions

Ojelanki Ngwenyama, Director of Institute for Innovation and Technology management – Confirmed

5 min
  Panel Discussion

The panel discussion, in association with the Canadian Manufacturers and Exporters (CME) will feature speakers from a variety of sectors and backgrounds to discuss how to adopt and implement 3D technology in Canadian industries.

45 min
  Moderator:, David Didur, Co-Founder and Design Director, Think2Thing – Confirmed 5 min
12:25 pm – 1:10 pm
  1. Paul Clipsham Director, Policy and Programs, Manufacturers & Exporters (CME)–Confirmed
10 min
  1. Mandad Tabrizi – Founder and CEO,Healx – Confirmed
10 min
  1. Steve Cory Founder and president, Objex Unlimited Inc..–Confirmed
10 min
  1. Vincent Hui – Associate Chair and Experiential Learning Director, Department of Architectural Science, Ryerson University – Confirmed
10 min
1:10 pm – 1:50 pm Question & Answer:

  1. Moderated by David Didur
40 min
1:50 pm – 1: 52 pm 3D Technology Conference Public Launch

Jarrod Ladouceur – Confirmed

2 min
1:52 pm – 1:54 pm Closing Remarks

Mohamed Elmi- Networking and mingling (Room reserved)