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AMM announces partnership with Dimanex, a global enterprise for distributed 3D manufacturing

Additive Metal Manufacturing Inc. (AMM), a Canada Makes member company, is an independent Canadian 3D Printing metal service provider announced it is expanding its on-demand Electronic Warehouse replenishment capabilities by partnering with DiManEx, a Dutch Company that provides a cloud-based, end-to-end service for distributed 3D manufacturing.

This is ideal for manufacturers and parts intensive companies. The digital supply platform can be accessed remotely to initiate the production of parts with the click of a button.

AMM’s President, Norman Holesh said, “technology is now allowing companies to free up large amounts of working capital by printing parts on demand rather than filling warehouses with parts in anticipation of a demand that may never materialize.”

The Electronic Warehouse provides new solutions to existing supply chain dilemmas. A lot size of one is now a reality and broken or lost tooling a nightmare of the past.

A notable partnership was announced recently with the Royal Dutch Army, that is embedding additive manufacturing systems within its Land Systems programs and to support the missions of its Material Stock Logistics Command. They’ve already run a successful pilot on an active combat vehicle for which they’ve been able to solve problems for spare / service parts which were no longer available or had become obsolete after buying more than needed to satisfy Minimum Order Quantities.

Colonel and Head of Innovation at the Dutch Army, Robert Meeuwsen, has said, “This proves that 3D printing and other Additive Manufacturing (AM) techniques are ready for regular business operations. We hope other organizations will be open to taking this new route as well.”

‘We’ve only seen the beginning pf the impact additive manufacturing will have on industrial supply chains across the globe, supplying any part anywhere with a simple click of a button,” said Tibor van Melsem Kocsis, founder and CEO.

About Additive Metal Manufacturing Inc
AMM is a Product Design Consulting, Rapid Prototyping, Additive Metal Production independent service bureau located in Toronto, Ontario.

About DiManEx
DiManEx is a global enterprise platform for distributed 3D manufacturing. Unlike an open marketplace, we provide a dedicated cloud-based end-to-end service. Our smart platform and service combined with strong global partnerships provide the best customer results and experience.

For further information contact:

Additive Metal Manufacturing Inc – www.additivemet.com
David Slimowitz (david@additivemet.com) at 905-738-0410 ext. 2

Dimanex – www.dimanex.com
Henk Jonker (henk.jonker@dimanex.com) at +31 6 129 224 25

AMM partners with the UNB and CanmetMaterials for hybrid builds in additive manufacturing

Toronto based Additive Metal Manufacturing (AMM) partnering with the University of New Brunswick (UNB) and CanmetMaterials is validating hybrid builds for diecasting and injection molding applications. A hybrid build is an innovative technique where subtractive and additive processes are combined to achieve maximum economic advantage.

Machined Hybrid part

Machined Hybrid part

“Cooperative projects that increase capability and value to Canada’s additive manufacturing supply chain is a win for the whole country,” said Frank Defalco, Manager Canada Makes.

The hybrid build process offers considerable cost benefit where the functioning part of an insert is smaller than the non-functional part and the cost of building the larger portion using additive technology can be expensive. A hybrid build is good for any application where molten substance is injected into dies and thermal issues are causing part warpage and lengthy cool down cycles.

Hybrid build

Hybrid build

Using its EOS M290, AMM is successfully combining different metals and incorporating conformal cooling channels in the additive portion of hybrids and achieving unprecedented results. Conformal cooling allows major reductions in cycle times, scrap and warpage of parts by lowering operating temperatures previously unattainable through traditional means. Lower operating temperatures also have the added benefit of longer tool life.

Mechanical and metallurgical validation testing of the hybrid builds is carried out in collaboration with the University of New Brunswick (UNB) and CanmetMaterials in Hamilton.

AMM announces two new certifications.
AMM recently received both their ISO 9001 certificate and their Controlled Goods certification allowing them to penetrate further into Tier 1 manufacturers.

About the AMM

AMM is a progressive, productive and respected leader providing integrated and advanced manufacturing technology solutions within the emerging market for Additive Manufacturing ensuring that our industrial partners have the best opportunity to excel and Take Back Manufacturing for Canada. www.additivemet.com

About University of New Brunswick
The faculty of engineering at the University of New Brunswick has been preparing graduates for success in their engineering careers since 1854, when UNB was the first university in Canada to introduce an engineering program.

UNB graduates have gone on to help design and build bridges, make cleaner fuels and next-generation wireless communications tools. Researchers at the faculty are developing technologies to help improve satellite imagery used by Google Earth and the Canadian Department of National Defence. Others are in helping develop biofuels and renewable energy. www.unb.ca/fredericton/engineering/depts/mechanical/people/mohammadi.html

About CanmetMATERIALS (Natural Resources Canada)
CanmetMATERIALS is the largest research centre in Canada dedicated fabricating, processing and evaluating metals and materials. Scientific and technical staff in Hamilton and Calgary research and develop materials solutions for Canadian industry in the energy, transportation and metal-manufacturing sectors. http://www.nrcan.gc.ca/mining-materials/materials-technology/8234

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Additive Metal Manufacturing (AMM): Canada Makes newest member

Additive Metal ManufacturingOTTAWA January 7, 2016 – Canada Makes is pleased to announce its newest member, Additive Metal Manufacturing (AMM). Located in Toronto with new state-of-the-art additive metal 3D printing equipment, AMM offers local capability to design, develop, rapid prototype and manufacture additive metal manufacturing solutions for this rapidly expanding sector.

Norman Holesh, CEO of AMM, offered this “we are very excited about joining CME / Canada Makes and look forward to partnering with industry and educators in doing our bit in promoting the understanding and adoption of additive manufacturing in Canada and working with designers to produce more efficient components that were previously not possible.”

“AMM brings the knowledge and capability very much needed by companies looking to adopt this essential new technology,” said Martin Lavoie, CME Director of Innovation. “Canada Makes is proud to have AMM join us in facilitating the adoption of metal additive manufacturing technology to Canada and helping ensure our economy stays competitive.”

About the AMM
AMM intends to be the most progressive, productive and respected leader providing integrated and advanced manufacturing technology solutions within the emerging market for Additive Manufacturing to ensure that our industries have the best opportunity to excel and Take Back Manufacturing for Canada. www.additivemet.com

About Canada Makes
Canada Makes is a network of private, public, academic, and non-profit entities dedicated to promoting the adoption and development of additive manufacturing in Canada. For more information on Canada Makes, please visit www.canadamakes.ca

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