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Canada Makes is launching its first Pan-Canadian 3D Printing Challenge for postsecondary students enrolled in a college or university in Canada. Students in Canada can change the World with a new idea that is 3D Printed and win cash prizes and a chance at one of two one-year paid internships!
The Challenge begins on November 22, 2017, and concludes on February 28, 2018, at midnight EST.
The Chair for this years Challenge Farzad Rayegani, Dean, School of Applied Technology at Humber College offered this, “I have always been encouraged by the innovative solutions students come up with when encouraged. I know Canada’s students are up to the challenge and will create something special for Canada Makes 3D Challenge.”
“Canada Makes understands how imperative skills development is to our fast emerging additive manufacturing sector and skills development is exactly the goal of the Canada Makes 3D Challenge,” said Frank Defalco, Manager of Canada Makes. “Additive Manufacturing offers plenty of opportunity for imaginative design solutions for a sustainable future, I look forward to seeing our students’ imagination at work.”
The adoption of digital manufacturing technologies such as 3D printing requires new approaches to skills and training focused on building experiential and collaborative learning. To foster this objective, the Canada Makes 3D Challenge will challenge individuals or teams from universities and colleges to design a part and compete for a full one-year paid internship from Burloak Technologies as well as cash prizes.
Theme of the 3D Challenge: Design solutions for a sustainable future
Description: 3D Printing or Additive Manufacturing (AM) is empowering new ways to re-think design and fabrication through innovative materials, optimized structures and enhanced functionality. There is currently a drive to think about how our society is changing in the wake of population growth and sustainability concerns.
Canada Makes invites student designers to participate in the 3D Design Competition with a focus on creating innovative tools or products that reduce our environmental footprint using additive manufacturing in tandem with conventional manufacturing approaches.
Such examples include and are not limited to:
- Lightweight structures or new designs of automotive or aerospace components that reduce overall weight and fuel consumption
- Innovative components that optimize fuel or energy consumption
- Energy harvesting devices with innovative features
- Multi-purpose objects that simplify everyday life and reduce waste
- Wearable tools or objects that enhance mobility efficiency and reduce waste
The Challenge will have clear winning criteria and be judged on the merit of their application.
Submitted designs will be evaluated via simulation, and the top five designs will be selected for fabrication and testing based on the required criteria. The winning entries will best satisfy all of the performance criteria.
Phase I – Participants will submit a design based on the provided criteria. These designs will be analyzed and evaluated via simulation with the top finalists announced, recognized and awarded their prize of $1,000. Deadline for submissions is February 28, 2018, at midnight EST.
Phase II – The top five finalists will have their design fabricated and tested, and will be invited to either make a live or video presentation and have a chance at more prizes including a chance at one of two one-year paid internships at Burloak.
Canada Makes has two interactive guides, the Metal Additive Process Guide & Metal Additive Design Guide, which are designed to assist in designing for metal additive manufacturing (AM), feel free to use it to inspire your design. canadamakes.ca/funding/metal-additive-process-design-guides
Contact: Frank Defalco firstname.lastname@example.org
CME Canada Makes and the University of Waterloo Present: Additive Manufacturing Supply Chain & Logistics Forum
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.
Supply chains are and will be affected in significant ways as the costs of storing massive amounts of inventory and global shipping are reduced and more parts are customized printed on demand. Key sectors of our economy are being affected in profound ways and Canada Makes is bringing in experts to discuss issues affecting and sometimes disrupting manufacturers’ supply chain. The Canada Makes Forum will focus on Medical, Aerospace, Automotive and Energy and their supply chain.
Join the Canada Makes Forum Networking scrum
Networking with Canada’s AM sector professionals will be front and centre to the Forum. Experts representing various key features to the AM supply chain will be on-site to answer questions on how 3D printing is changing global supply chains.
Canada Makes would like to thank the following companies for joining the Canada Makes Forum networking scrum: AMM, Anubis 3D, Axis Prototype, Cimetrix, CRIQ, Expanse Microtechnologies, Jesse Garant Metrology Center, NRC, Precision ADM, Tiger-Vac.
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
Local accommodation Delta Waterloo
|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|
A survey of the Canadian aerospace industry reveals a difference in perception among AM stakeholders
The following research project aims to facilitate the integration of metal additive manufacturing (AM) into the Canadian aerospace supply chain. Due to its versatility, AM could provide an interesting niche for Canadian manufacturing SMEs by allowing them to manufacture a large spectrum of metal products without an in-house foundry, forge or press. Canada is ranked among the global elite in the aerospace industry, and the development of AM expertise is essential to ensuring local suppliers remain competitive and keep pace with modern manufacturing.
HEC Montréal gathered the opinions of over 70 organizations from every level of the additive manufacturing (AM) value chain in order to measure the differences in stakeholders’ perceptions of AM-related opportunities, challenges, cost drivers and advancement initiatives.
To view the results of this survey click here.
Canada Makes would like to thank Gabriel Doré of HEC Montréal for the work on this important document. This M.Sc. thesis was supported by HEC Montréal, the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada and the Consortium for Research and Innovation in Aerospace in Quebec.
About HEC Montréal
HEC Montréal is a French-language business school located in Montréal, Canada. Since its founding in 1907, the School has trained more than 78,000 students in all fields of management. HEC is the business school of the University of Montreal.
On behalf of the Canada Makes network, thank you for participating in this important initiative. As part of our organization’s ongoing commitment to ensuring Canadian industry is on the cutting-edge of technology and innovation, we have developed Canada Makes in order to directly network additive manufacturing companies with vendors and educational institutions.
Canada Makes is designed to facilitate dialogue through a series of events at academic institutions and industrial facilities. Participants will have the opportunity to respond to issues of the day as well as share their experiences related to additive manufacturing. Canada Makes is not targeting a particular policy, regulation, or program change, but rather it is a forum for business collaboration, and a way to find solutions to major industry challenges.
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I sincerely thank you for your participation, insights, and support of this critical initiative. We look forward to working with you to strengthen Canada’s additive manufacturing community.
Executive Director – Canada Makes
View an interview with Martin Lavoie in the following report on 3D printing Note: (Most of this video is in French)
ON WED, SEPTEMBER 24, 2014 ·
The Maker phenomenon is spreading, directly North it seems. Not only is America making, but Canada is too, now, as Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters (CME) has launched Canada Makes. Like its southern counterpart — America Makes — this is a national network of excellence dedicated to the adoption and development of additive manufacturing in the home nation.
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America Makes was the rebranded effort of the National Additive Manufacturing Innovation Institute (NAMII) in the US, which was certainly a mouthful when the acronym was not used, and nowhere near as inspiring to the nation’s increasing number of makers and young talent. Since the rebranding — and redoubling of efforts at every level of the making hierarchy in the US — America Makes really seems to have caught the imagination both in the homeland and further afield. I’m thinking it won’t be long before we see other national networks — set up and/or rebranded. ‘UK Makes’ doesn’t quite have the same ring to it, but given the surge in nationalism among these fair isles ‘England Makes’ could work, and Scotland can Make with devolved making power if it so chooses. Germany Makes maybe, Italy Makes, Australia Makes, China Makes — I could go on, but you get the idea.
However, right now Canada Makes, and according to Jayson Myers, CME’s President and CEO: “Additive manufacturing is one of those advanced manufacturing technologies that is likely to disrupt the way we are making things. CME is proud to take the leadership and promote its development among the Canadian manufacturing sector.”
Canada Makes has launched in collaboration with Sheridan College’s Centre for Advanced Manufacturing and Design Technologies (CAMDT), located in Brampton, ON. CME and CAMDT will organize three additive manufacturing workshops at CAMDT’s facilities in the next year in order to promote the adoption of additive manufacturing among SMEs. The first workshop is scheduled for October 16, 2014.
“CAMDT is one of the most advanced applied research labs in Canada and it has the latest technologies and software in the field of Fused Deposition Modeling (FDM). We are proud to help make this state-of-the-art laboratory available to small and medium-sized manufacturers across the country,” Myers said.
“Sheridan routinely partners engineering students with local businesses in need of 3D printing work,” said Director of CAMDT and Associate Dean of Mechanical and Electrical Engineering Dr. Farzad Rayegani.“SMEs gain access to equipment they otherwise couldn’t afford and benefit from product and process innovation. The students gain invaluable insight into the design challenges that manufacturing businesses face daily.”
Canada Makes will reportedly expand gradually into other areas of additive manufacturing, including metal 3D printing, and printable electronics. In addition to technology demonstration and training workshops, members of the network will also benefit from a customized service aimed at identifying potential partners and source of funding to complete their additive manufacturing projects, from prototyping to applied and fundamental research.