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This year is the 30th Annual Additive Manufacturing Users Group (AMUG) Conference in St. Louis, Missouri April 8 – 12, 2018. The historic St. Louis Union Station is the 2018 AMUG Conference site and will be home to the conference activities.
“Canada Makes shares AMUG’s goals of educating and advancing the uses and applications of additive manufacturing technologies. This will be the first time Canada Makes attends AMUG and I am looking forward to a great learning opportunity and meeting the hands-on users of AM,” said Frank Defalco, Manager Canada Makes.
The conference features AMUGexpo, which offers a unique opportunity for industry-specific vendors to display their products and services. Canada Makes members are well represented this year so take the time to visit and learn more about these great companies.
Jesse Garant Metrology Center Booth 71
Jesse Garant Metrology Center is a specialized part inspection company providing NDT & Metrology services using industrial imaging equipment. Our service allows manufacturers to make a qualified decision regarding their part at key stages throughout a product’s life-cycle. Part inspection services include: Industrial CT Scanning, Industrial X-ray, 3D Scanning. Visit https://jgarantmc.com
TIGER-VAC INC. booth 55
Tiger-Vac’s explosion proof vacuum cleaners are specifically designed to safely collect and neutralize volatile plastic and metal powders from potentially resulting in a fire or explosion. Vacuums used in these hazardous locations are NRTL certified (Nationally Recognized Testing Laboratory) and recognized by OSHA. Legally certified for use in Class I Group D and Class II Groups E, F and G Division 1 and 2 atmospheres. Various models and options are available such as dry and wet mix, coalescing filter elements, mist arrester pack and degassing valve. Models are available in pneumatic and electrically operated. For more about Tiger-Vac visit www.tiger-vac.com/index.aspx
EOS North America suite D4
EOS is the global technology leader for industrial 3D printing of metals and polymers. Founded in 1989, the independent company is a pioneer and innovator for holistic solutions in additive manufacturing. Like no other company, EOS is mastering the interaction of laser and powder material and provides all essential elements for industrial 3D printing. System, material and process parameters are intelligently harmonized to ensure a reliable high quality of parts. EOS’s machines, materials, and expertise help customers create their competitive edge and let their designs now drive their manufacturing. For more information, visit www.eos.info.
GE Additive suite D7
GE Additive is part of GE, the world’s Digital Industrial Company, transforming industry with software-defined machines and solutions that are connected, responsive and predictive. GE Additive includes additive machine providers Concept Laser and Arcam, along with materials provider AP&C.;
GE’s relationships with Arcam and Concept Laser has complemented GE’s existing material science and additive capabilities, enabling the development of new service applications across multiple GE businesses and allowing us to earn numerous patents. GE Additive is committed to leading the industry through world-class machines, materials and services—accelerating innovations across industries and helping the world work smarter, faster and more efficiently. For more information, visit www.geadditive.com.
Renishaw suite D3
Renishaw is one of the world’s leading engineering and scientific technology companies, with expertise in precision measurement and healthcare. The company supplies products and services used in applications as diverse as jet engine and wind turbine manufacture, through to 3D printing, dentistry and brain surgery.
The Renishaw Group currently has more than 70 offices in 35 countries, with over 4,000 employees, of which 2,700 people are employed within the UK. For more information, visit www.renishaw.com.
Tekna booth P19
Tekna’s powder division manufactures spherical metallic powders for additive manufacturing applications (mainly L-PBF, EB, and DED). Among other materials, Tekna produces spheres of Ti64 and AlSiMg. These spheres are wire atomized using Tekna RF-plasma proprietary process. These spheres are know for their superior flowability, high density, and purity. Tekna also produces various other powders for AM, including refractory metal spheres such as tungsten, tantalum and molybdenum. Tekna’s equipment division manufactures plasma equipment dedicated to producing spherical powders for AM. Such equipment will be on display in our booth during AMUG. For more information, please visit www.tekna.com
About Additive Manufacturing Users Group
The Additive Manufacturing Users Group’s origins date back to the early 1990s when the founding industry users group was called 3D Systems North American Stereolithography Users Group, a users group solely focused on the advancement of stereolithography (SL) use with the owners and operators of 3D Systems’ equipment. Today, AMUG educates and supports users of all additive manufacturing technologies. The primary charter of the group remains the same, but its members are much more diversified, global and focused in advancing additive manufacturing technology for rapid manufacturing and prototyping. http://www.amug.com
Canada Makes partner EOS, a world leading technology provider in the field of industrial 3D printing of metals and polymers, has expanded its production capacity and relocated its system manufacturing facilities to Maisach-Gerlinden, just west of Munich, and closer to its headquarters in Krailling. With the new facility measuring 9,000 square meters, EOS is boosting its production capacity in 2018 and is now capable of manufacturing up to approximately 1,000 systems per year. The move enables EOS to meet the growing demand for its systems, which it is now producing on an industrial scale. At the same time, its agile production processes and flexibly designed workplaces enable EOS to respond and adapt at short notice to the changing requirements of production, customers, and markets.
Nikolai Zaepernick, Senior Vice President Central Europe at EOS, adds: “Our technology is the right choice for high-quality series manufacturing applications. Industrial 3D printing has arrived in manufacturing. We installed around 1,000 systems in the first ten years of our existence as a company, this number has increased significantly, particularly during the last two years. We now have an installed base of around 3,000 systems worldwide. Over the next few years we also expect to see a further significant demand for our technology. Within the scope of digital transformation, as industrial 3D printing is one of the main driving forces taking us towards the digital factory of the future.” He goes on to say: “Our technology is therefore one of the key factors to smart manufacturing scenarios of the future and that’s why we recommend companies to get closely involved with additive technologies right now.”
Factory acceptance testing for systems in Maisach
At EOS, the quality of its materials, processes, and systems is a top priority – particularly in markets with high quality standards such as the aerospace, medical technology, or automotive sectors, where manufacturers depend on validated systems and processes. With these points in mind, EOS supports the qualification of the technology at its customers’ premises. In turn, this helps shorten the time to market for additively manufactured products.
When a customer buys a system from EOS, factory acceptance tests (FATs) are carried out. At the new plant in Maisach, customers also have the opportunity to get involved in the acceptance tests of new systems. In addition to the machine qualification customarily performed by EOS, customers can request to have specific test jobs built of parts that they actually want to produce at a later date.
EOS is the world’s leading technology supplier in the field of industrial 3D printing of metals and polymers. Formed in 1989, the independent company is pioneer and innovator for comprehensive solutions in additive manufacturing. Its product portfolio of EOS systems, materials, and process parameters gives customers crucial competitive advantages in terms of product quality and the long-term economic sustainability of their manufacturing processes. Furthermore customers benefit from deep technical expertise in global service, applications engineering and consultancy.
On September 28th the Transatlantic Cluster for Lightweighting (TraCLight) hosted an international workshop at the University of Waterloo “Additive Manufacturing: Ready for the Future? Innovative Solutions for Lightweight Design and Digital Manufacturing.” The workshop concluded with a tour of the Multi-Scale Additive Manufacturing Lab (MSAM) at the University.
EOS North America, technology and market leader for design- driven industrial 3D printing, Fraunhofer Germany, a key worldwide player in AM research, as well as Rosswag Engineering, a pioneer of AM applications in Germany, presented on commercialization and some very helpful business cases.
The presenters have kindly agreed to share their slides with Canada Makes. We thank the speakers for allowing us to share the very informative AM content with our audience. Click on the titles below to view the presentations.
|Tyson Gregory, EOS||Improving the Business Case for AM by Part Selection Methodologies|
|Dr. Bernhard Müller, IWU Fraunhofer||Design Guidelines for AM|
|Dr. Sven Donisi, Rosswag||Metal AM in a Holistic Process Chain|
|Austin Isaacs||Workshop 1 – Hybrid Structures:
Functional Integration with AM
|Gregor Graf / Sven Donisi, Rosswag||Workshop 2 – Enhanced Tooling via Metal AM for Volume Production|
|Bernhard Müller, IWU Fraunhofer||Workshop 3- Conformal Cooling with AM|
|Ehsan Toyserkani/ Mihaela Vlasea, University of Waterloo||Workshop 4 – Lightweight Design Using Cellular and Lattice Design
structures and High-Performance Materials
Be sure not to miss the November 22nd Canada Makes and the University of Waterloo Present: Additive Manufacturing Supply Chain & Logistics Forum
For more information visit www.traclight-cluster.com
About TraCLight: TraCLight is a project of the Development Agency of Baden-Württemberg/Germany and sponsored by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research to enhance the international expansion and networking of German and North American companies and research centers in the field of lightweighting. We started with TraCLight in January 2017 and are at the moment focused on building up a network of companies and research institutions in Canada, the US and Germany. Moreover our focus is on the development of joint R&D projects. We have 5 projects in the pipeline right now and are searching for adequate international partners. Two of these projects are in the field of additive manufacturing.
About MSAM: The Multi-Scale Additive Manufacturing Lab focuses on next generation additive manufacturing processes. To this end, the lab explores novel techniques to develop advanced materials, innovative products, modeling and simulation tools, monitoring devices, closed-loop control systems, quality assurance algorithms and holistic in-situ and ex-situ characterization techniques.
Canada Makes’ trade mission to Germany included a highly anticipated visit to EOS GmbH Electrox Optical Systems headquarters located in Munich. With 25 years of experience EOS is one of the most appreciated companies in the Additive Manufacturing and industrial 3D printing world and is a member of Canada Makes.
“EOS’s facilities are superb and very impressive,” said Frank Defalco, Manager of Canada Makes who lead the trade mission to Germany. ” Their expertise is what make EOS such a valued member to Canada Makes and we are very pleased to have had the chance to meet with them on this mission.”
EOS offers e-Manufacturing solutions as well as easy and cost-effective entry solutions for companies looking to enter into the world of AM.
Canada Makes was also able to visit to FIT Additive Manufacturing Group, a group specialized in innovative solutions in the field of additive manufacturing ranging from Rapid Prototyping to serial production, software, and hardware development since 1995.
EOS is a world leading technology and quality leader for high-end solutions in the area of additive manufacturing (AM). The company, which was founded in 1989, is a pioneer and global leader in the area of direct metal laser sintering, and also a provider of a leading polymer technology. For these industrial 3D printing processes, EOS offers a modular solutions portfolio that consists of systems, software, materials, as well as technical and AM consulting services. EOS is the partner of choice for industrial AM-based production, and provides long-term solutions for industry. Customers using these solutions are able to take advantage of a technology that is heralding a paradigm shift: light-weight structures, cost reductions based on functional integration, product customization and accelerated product development and production.
About FIT Additive Manufacturing Group
FIT Technology Group specializes in innovative solutions in the field of additive manufacturing. Ranging from Rapid Prototyping to serial production, software, and hardware development: they are able to provide all services under one roof quickly and reliably.
About Canada Makes
Canada Makes is a network of private, public, academic, and non-profit entities dedicated to promoting the adoption and development of advanced and additive manufacturing in Canada. The network covers a broad range of additive manufacturing technologies including 3D printing; reverse engineering 3D imaging; medical implants and replacement human tissue; metallic 3D printing; printable electronics; 3D printing with electronics embedded, Industry 4.0, and more.