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Canada Makes to lead trade mission to Germany

Next week, Canada Makes leads its second trade mission to Formnext and third to Germany. Twelve companies and academic institutions, which includes some of Canada’s leading additive manufacturing experts, will join the mission. Leading off the week is a key addition to this year’s agenda, an invitation to TraCLight’s (the Transatlantic Cluster for Lightweighting) Annual Cluster meeting in Stuttgart, followed by on-sight industrial visits to Trumpf and Advanced Clean Production (ACP).

The Canada Makes trade mission is a great way to connect with international additive manufacturing leaders as well as building strong relationships with fellow delegates. The weeks itinerary includes meetings arranged by Canada Makes with world-leading companies in AM. Trade missions are about opening doors, gaining new insight and building business-to-business contacts offering an excellent opportunity to learn about this emerging technology.

On Thursday November 15th at 1:15 pm on stage 2 on the Formnext Conference be sure not to miss one of Canada’s leading AM experts, McGill Professor Mathieu Brochu. His presentation “Pulse Laser Powder Bed Fusion; Opening New Opportunities to Control Metallurgy and Manufactured Advanced Parts”, is sure to be interesting, insightful and, knowing Mathieu, entertaining.

A special highlight of this year’s show is the Formnext Start-Up Challenge, awarded to companies founded within the last five years who offered new and innovating ideas to the AM industry.

We are very pleased to learn that Canada Makes’ partner Nanogrande is among this year’s winners for its molecular-scale additive manufacturing system—the first of its kind.

Named the MPL-1, it is capable of assembling highly packed multilayers of particles (as thin as one nm) using various materials, including oxides, metals, waxes and polymers. The extremely high resolution process patented by Nanogrande is capable of producing structures in the submicron range up to a maximum volume of 10 x 10 x 2.5 cm. Notably, the process works with unconventional particles, such as fibers or flakes, and is able to combine different materials in a single print. Be sure to visit their booth 3.1-B30U and meet Juan Schneider, President of Nanogrande. To view a complete list of this year’s winners click here.

Joining the this year’s mission are the following; Precision ADM, Kilmarnock Enterprise, AON3D, Renishaw Canada, McGill University, The University of Waterloo, Québec Metallurgy Centre (CMQ), Exergy Solutions, Promation, Axis Prototypes, Anubis 3D and CAD MicroSolutions.

We thank the following companies for hosting our delegation; BigRep, BASF 3D Printing Solutions, DMG MORI, 3D Systems, ADD UP, Renishaw, Fraunhofer, GE Additive, SLM Solutions and Tekna.

About Formnext
Formnext is the leading AM trade-show and the next generation of intelligent manufacturing solutions. It focuses on the efficient realization of parts and products, from their design to serial production. See cutting-edge technologies your company can leverage to gain a competitive edge and the latest expertise that can help in reducing your time-to-market. For more about Formnext click here.

 

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

4th Annual Réseau Québec-3D Conference: Transforming your business model with 3D Printing

This coming May 16th, Réseau Québec-3D will hold its fourth annual 3D Printing conference in Montreal with the theme: “Transforming your business model with 3D Printing”. Be sure to join more than 200 participants and exhibitors for one of Canada’s most important additive manufacturing (AM) conferences.

The event is once again a collaborative effort between CRIQ, Prima Québec, Canada Makes and CRITM and offers the opportunity to hear world class experts in additive manufacturing who will present how this technology transformed their business model.

Don’t miss this opportunity to meet face-to-face and network with both international and national AM leaders that have demonstrated expertise throughout the additive manufacturing value chain and continue to help position Québec and Canada as a major global player in this flourishing industry.

Fabian Sanchez

Fabian Sanchez, Design Engineer – Additive Manufacturing, Siemens Canada Limited

Be sure not to miss keynote speaker Fabian Sanchez, Design Engineer – Additive Manufacturing, Siemens Canada Limited as he presents “Delivering End-to-End Solutions for Additive Manufacturing.”

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REGISTER NOW!
Click here to register online.

Agenda:
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Date:
May 16, 2018

Location:
Place Bonaventure
800, rue De La Gauchetière Ouest
Montréal QC H5A 1G1

Cost:
$ 250 using promo code RQ3D18