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Canada Makes AMAB: Call for Expression of Interest

CME is seeking interested parties to participate as part of the Canada Makes Additive Manufacturing Advisory Board (AMAB).  The Board’s main purpose is to assist CME staff to develop a national strategy and propose targeted initiatives to implement towards the objective of supporting, promoting and informing on the adoption and development of Additive Manufacturing (AM) in Canada.

We have an opportunity to form the next chapter of Canada Makes and Additive Manufacturing in Canada.  Participation from Additive Manufacturing organizations and Canada’s Additive Manufacturing experts will drive Canada forward in this sector.

Expressions of Interest will be accepted up to December 31, 2019.  If you have previously participated on the AMAB, please indicate your interest to continue. 


Curtis Pastorius
Technical Lead, Canada Makes Program
Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters
1400-67 Yonge Street, Toronto, ON  M5E 1J8
c: 905-517-7989 | curtis.pastorius@cme-mec.ca

Canada Makes additive manufacturing advisory board AGM at AMC

Canada Makes will hold the annual general meeting (AGM) of its Additive Manufacturing Advisory Board (AMAB) at Advanced Manufacturing Canada (AMC) in Mississauga on November 3rd. The meeting will include a year-end summary of Canada Makes activities as well as its upcoming initiatives. Board members will take part in a roundtable session offering the opportunity to discuss, with their peers, the priorities for the additive manufacturing sector in Canada.

AMAB represents an unrivalled group of experts in additive manufacturing from academia, government and industry from all regions of Canada as well as the various sectors of Canada’s manufacturing sector.

Board members

Company/Institution Representative
Cimetrix Solutions James Janeteas
Renishaw Canada Mark Kirby
Precision ADM Martin J. Petrak
Sheridan College Farzad Rayegani
Mohawk College Jeffrey McIsaac
TPC David Thomson
University of Waterloo Ehsan Toyserkani
Objex Unlimited Steve Cory
EOS / Machine Tool Systems John Manley
Québec Metallurgy Centre Alexandre Bois-Brochu
CanmetMaterials Kozdras, Mark
Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada (ISED) Benoit Leduc
NRC – London Lijue Xue
SME Julie Pike
Clearpath Robotics Ryan Wicklum
Pratt & Whitney Canada Mathieu Fagnan
Axis Prototype Gilles Desharnais
CRIQ- Reseau 3D Quebec Lyne Dubois
Equispheres Kevin Nicholds
CAMufacturing Bob Hedrick
Hyphen Mark Barfoot
Nova Scotia Community College (NSCC) Abid Ahmad
Red Deer College Alicia Cafferata
Javelin Technology John Brown
Niagara College James Lambert
PTooling Marv Fiebig
Emily Carr University of Art and Design Keith Doyle
McGill University Mathieu Brochu
City of Mississauga Walter Garrison
Canadian Armed Forces Murphy, Thomas W CPT
Crest Mold / Canadian Association of Mold Makers (CAMM) Ed Bernard
Anubis 3D Tharwat Fouad
AMM Nigel Southway

About Canada Makes
A CME initiative, 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.

Advanced Manufacturing Canada successfully concludes

Canada Makes’ Additive Manufacturing Advisory Board (AMAB) holds meeting

Advanced Manufacturing Canada (AMC 2015) successfully concluded November 19th in Montreal. The event offered high level information and knowledge sure to help Canadian Manufacturers be more productive and competitive in a fast changing global market.

“Canada Makes is very pleased with this inaugural event, said Martin Lavoie, Canada Makes Executive-Director. “SME delivered a great event that offered real value to our members and we hope to continue to partner in future events here in Montreal.”

Canada Makes’ Additive Manufacturing Advisory Board (AMAB) held its second meeting during AMC. Topics discussed included aerospace certification for additive parts, the development of a training program for industry, advocacy priories and AMAB governance. The board decided, as an initial undertaking, to create of a working sub-committee on a nationally certified curriculum for additive manufacturing training to start delivery in 2016.

“Involvement of AMAB members in discussing the issues Canadian industry faces in adopting additive manufacturing is vital,” added Lavoie. “The board includes the leaders who understand the challenges ahead and bring the know-how needed for Canada to catch up with Europe and the US in additive adoption.”

Highlights of AMC included Jayson Myers’, President & CEO
Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters, presentation Advanced Manufacturing – Rethinking Business Models, and Éric Tétrault President of MEQ, presenting The Need for Innovation in a Free Trade World.

Montreal’s is a historical city with a tradition of innovation and adopting advanced manufacturing, due in part to its large aerospace sector. For this reason AMC is important to Canada Makes. Several members attended the event and the following exhibited at AMC; Agile Manufacturing Inc, Axis Prototypes Inc., Cimetrix Solutions Inc., CMQ – Centre De Métallurgie Du Québec, CRIQ, EOS of North America and Renishaw Canada Ltd.

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.com.