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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

*REGISTRATION FOR THIS EVENT IS NOW CLOSED

Mazak joins Canada Makes

Canada Makes is pleased to welcome Mazak Canada as its newest Leadership level partner. Mazak has been contributing to the Mazakdevelopment of the machine tool industry as a leading global company since 1919 and adding their expertise is a big plus to our network.

“Mazak Canada is excited to be a partner in the Canada Makes Network. As a leader in Additive / Subtractive Direct Energy Deposition technology, we strive to be at the forefront of this manufacturing evolution,” said Ray Buxton,
 General Manager
Mazak Corporation Canada. “Being part of the Canada Makes network will allow us to work closer with industry partners and allow us to better support this emerging technology as it develops into a mainstream manufacturing process.”

MAZAK VC500 5X AM MACHINE

Mazak VC500 5X AM hybrid machine

Mazak currently produces three distinct models of Additive / Subtractive equipment. The VC500 5x AM – entry level machine for colleges, universities and research laboratories. The Integrex i200S AM and the Variaxis J-600/5x WAAM wire feed deposition machine.

“I’m really looking forward to seeing the capabilities of the Mazak hybrid additive / subtractive systems,” said Frank Defalco, Manager Canada Makes. ”Canada Makes wants our manufacturing sector to have state-of-the-art tools and Mazak is a partner that can help achieve this.”

Save the date of October 19th as Canada Makes is looking forward to co-hosting a workshop at Mazak’s Technology Centre in Cambridge, Ontario. The event will showcase Direct Energy Deposition, Additive / Subtractive technology featuring the Mazak VC500 5X AM machine. More details on the event will be forthcoming.

About Mazak: Canada Technology Centre
Located in Cambridge, Ontario, the Canada Technology Centre is one of Mazak’s eight Technology Centers in North America. The facility enables Mazak to work closely with their customers throughout Canada to generate the most innovative ideas for increasing productivity, efficiency and equipment utilization.

The Canada Technology Centre helps optimize customers’ part-processing operations by providing:

  • Access to the latest Mazak machine tool technology for testing new product solutions
  • Process and application engineering
  • Training facilities and educational seminars

Collaboration opportunities with cutting tool, workholding and automation partners to develop new manufacturing solutions.
Please visit www.mazakcanada.com or call 800-668-5449 for more information.

About Canada Makes
Canada Makes, a CME initiative, is a network of private, public, academic, and non-profit entities dedicated to promoting the adoption and development of advanced and additive manufacturing (AM) in Canada. It is an enabler and accelerator of AM-adoption in Canada.