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Workshop: Design for Additive Manufacturing Presented by Réseau Québec-3D, CME Canada Makes & McGill University

March 21, 2018 at McGill University SOLD OUT!Réseau Québec – 3D (RQ3D)

This half-day workshop will feature presentation from some of Canada’s leading experts in additive manufacturing (AM) and offer the chance to network with some of Canada’s AM professionals. The workshop’s goal is to help industry personnel  understand one of the most important components of AM, designing for additive manufacturing DfAM.

Additive Manufacturing is changing your sector whether you like it or not, be ready!

It is no secret that AM is disrupting key sectors of Canada’s economy and Réseau Québec-3D and Canada Makes are working together to bring you the expertise and knowledge needed to help understand how you can use this powerful new technology to your advantage and be ready to adapt.

As usual, networking will be a primary focus of this workshop so we plan on including breaks and a networking lunch so you can ask questions face-to-face. Experts from Altair, Renishaw, Expanse Microtechnologies and the CRIQ will offer insightful discussions in their area of expertise. We look forward to seeing you there!

Sign up now as seating is limited.

Click here to register

Date: March 21, 2018
Time: 8 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Location: McGill University
Macdonald Engineering Building, Room 267
817 Sherbrooke Street West McGill University,
Montreal, Quebec H3A 0C3
$25 Réseau Québec-3D & CME Canada Makes Members
$50 Non-Members


Time Topic Speaker
8:00 – 9:00 a.m. Registration and Networking coffee  
9:00 – 9:30 a.m. Welcome Remarks & DfAM Fiona Zhao, McGill University
9:30 – 10:00 a.m. Design for Additive Manufacturing Ross Myher, Altair Canada
10:00 – 10:30 a.m. Impact of new AM capability and adoption method/point Félix-Etienne Delorme, Renishaw
10:30 – 10:45 a.m. Networking Break
10:45 – 11:15 a.m. Révision de la conception pour la fabrication additive, étude de cas Denis Lépine, CRIQ
11:15 – 11:45 a.m. Pushing Limits in Design for AM through Smart use of uCT James Hinebaugh,  Expanse Microtechnologies
11:45 – 12:00 p.m. Special announcement – Finalists Canada Makes 3D Challenge Frank Defalco, Canada Makes
12:00 – 1:30 p.m. Networking lunch
1:30 – 2:30 p.m. Canada Makes’ Additive Manufacturing Advisory Board (AMAB) AGM Note: Only AMAB members

Contact information:
Frank Defalco, Manager Canada Makes

Canada Makes leads trade mission to Formnext Germany Nov.13 – 17

Canada MakesNext week, starting November 14th Canada Makes will be leading its third additive manufacturing (AM) trade mission since 2016. This time it is to Formnext in Frankfurt, Germany. Formnext is the leading trade fair for Additive Manufacturing and the next generation of intelligent manufacturing solutions. It focuses on the efficient realization of parts and products, from their design to serial production. Formnext shows the future of innovative manufacturing.

Canada Makes’ trade mission to Formnext offers our delegates an unrivalled opportunity to learn about this rapidly expanding technology. Delegates meet, learn and build strong relationships during the mission. Past missions have highlighted the importance these relationships have in forging future partnerships and initiatives in building Canada’s AM sector.

Joining Canada Makes in Frankfurt Germany are Equispheres inc., CAMufacturing Solutions inc., Precision ADM, Linamar, Reko International Group Inc., NRC, CRIQ, Kilmarnock Enterprise, Plasai and Red River College.

Canada Makes would like to thank the following companies for agreeing to meet with our delegation.

Canada Makes Formnext Agenda


Nov. 14

11:00 – 12:00 EOS booth 3.1-G50

Nov. 14

14:30 – 15:30 Fraunhofer booth 3.0-F50

Nov. 15

11:00 – 12:00 Additive Industries

Hall 3.0, booth 3.0-F40


Nov. 15

14:30 – 16:00 Renishaw booth 3.1-E68

Nov. 15

13:00 – 14:30 TRUMPFT Booth 3.0-E50


 14:00 – 14:30 SLM Solutions Booth 3.0-E70


 15:00 – 15:30 Impact Innovations booth 3.0-A50


 15:00 – 15:30 BeAM booth 3.0-B40
Nov. 17 10:00 – 10:30 Formnext EOS booth 3.1-G50

Canada Makes is partnering with the 6th Annual Summit on Education Technology Strategies

the 6th Annual Summit on Education Technology Strategies CANADA MAKES is pleased to partner with the 6th Annual Summit on Education Technology Strategies for Colleges, Universities & K-12 Schools taking place in Toronto on the 5th and 6th of April 2016!

Engage in two days of top programming with specialized tracks and 35+ speakers and 20+ Leading Institutions from across Canada and around the world. Join this influential conversation and be a part of the movement to develop bright, creative and engaged students through technology. Source solutions to your top challenges in education technology design and implementation.

Take away tools to make your classrooms, curriculums and overall learning environments a place where students can excel. Source 10 practical solutions to enhance the teaching & learning experience:

  • Data & Analytics: Identify opportunities for feedback and improvement
  • Gamification: Add game elements to courses and engage students
  • Social Media: Leverage collaborative tools that students want to use
  • Coding: Apply it beyond the STEM disciplines
  • BYOD & 1:1: Roll out your programs effectively
  • Online Learning: Boost enrolment with distance options
  • Pedagogy: Ensure your technology of choice enhances learning
  • Data Security: Protect student privacy in the cloud era
  • Faculty Culture: Develop support for your tech programs
  • 3D Printing: Engage students with participatory learning

Download your free copy of the brochure to view the full agenda here

Top Speakers:

  • Andreas SchleicherDirector of the Directorate for Education and Skills, OECD
  • Greg McLeod Principal, John A. Leslie Public School, TDSB
  • Jon Dron Associate Professor, School of Computing and Information Systems, Athabasca University
  • Farbod Karimi Chair, Digital Initiatives and Academic Educational Technologies, Algonquin College
  • Jonathan Obar Assistant Professor of Communication and Digital Media Studies, UOIT Senior Advisor, Wikimedia Foundation’s Wikipedia Education Program
  • Usha James Director, Innovation and Development, The Critical Thinking Consortium
  • Beth Peterson Branch Manager Division of Innovation and Partner Engagement, Kentucky Department of Education
  • Garth Nichols Director of Teaching &Learning, Bayview Glen, Co-Founder, Cohort 21


Three easy ways to register:
Register Online: CLICK HERE
Email: registrations@strategyinstitute.com
Call: 1 866 298 9343 ext 200 (Toll Free)


Benefit from discounted rates for Educational Institutes & Government Sector

We look forward to seeing you at the event!

To register, request updates, or ask a question on this year’s program:

Contact: Sandra Doig for assistance, via:
Email: customercare@strategyinstitute.com
Phone: 416-944-9200 ext 200

Member Benefits:

SAVE 20% off the regular registration rate using the CANADA MAKES VIP code: CAMA20

For more information visit the website here 



Canada Makes Additive Manufacturing Forum

Additive Resource CentreJoin Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters and Mohawk College for our Canada Makes: Additive Manufacturing Forum in Hamilton, April 30, 2015. This one-day Canada Makes Forum on additive manufacturing of metal parts, hosted in partnership with BDO and Machine Tool Systems Inc., will connect you with BDOindustry leaders in additive manufacturing from Canada and around the world. We are pleased to confirm the presence of the Honourable Gary Goodyear, Minister of State for the Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario (FedDev Ontario) as a guest speaker.

Machine Tool Systems Inc.Discover the latest applications in additive manufacturing of metal parts, and tour Mohawk College’s Additive Manufacturing Resource Centre.

Canada Makes: Additive Manufacturing Forum is your one-stop resource to learn how you can adopt 3D printing technology to grow your business.

Date:        Thursday, April 30, 2015

Time:        8 am – 4:30 pm EDT

Location:  Mohawk College, 135 Fennell Ave West, Room i109, Hamilton, ON L9C 1E9 The cost to attend is $100 plus HST. To register click here 


8:00 am – 9:00 am Registration and Networking Continental Breakfast
Tour of the AMRC facility (advanced registration required)
9:00 am – 9:20 am Welcome RemarksJayson Myers, President & CEO, Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters
Ron McKerlie, President, Mohawk College
9:20 am – 9:40 am Keynote Speaker
The Hon. Gary Goodyear, Minister of State for the Federal Economic
Development Agency for Southern Ontario (FedDev Ontario)
9:40 am – 10:00 am Additive Manufacturing Resource Centre (AMRC)
Robert Gerritson, Professor, Mohawk College
10:00 am – 10:30 am Networking Break
Tour of the AMRC facility (advanced registration required)
10:30 am – 11:30 am Additive Manufacturing Progress & Vision (Panel Discussion)
Moderator: Tony Thoma, Dean Engineering Technology, Media and Entertainment, Mohawk College
– Dr. Lijue Xue, Senior Research Officer & Group Leader at National Research Council Canada- John Manley, President, Machine Tool Systems Inc.- Mark Kirby, Business Manager, Renishaw Canada
11:30 am – 12:15 pm Keynote Speaker: John Manley, President, Machine Tool Systems Inc.
12:15 pm –12:45 pm Luncheon
12:45 pm – 1:00 pm Direct Energy Deposition Additive Manufacturing Process
Alexandre Bois-Brochu, Junior Engineer – Researcher, Centre de métallurgie du Québec
1:00 pm – 1:30 pm Industry Best Practices
Presented by Elena Polyakova, Chief Operating Officer, Graphene 3D Labs Inc.
1:30 pm – 2:00 pm Global Best Practices
Presented by Philippe Vannerot, CEO of 3A (Applications Additives Avancées), and
President of France`s Rapid Prototyping Association
2:30 pm – 3:00 pm Networking Break
Tour of the AMRC facility (advanced registration required)
3:00 pm – 3:30 pm Industry Best Practices
Presented by Peter Adams, Burloak Technologies
3:30 pm – 4:00 pm Quebec 3D: Development of a 3D printing network in Quebec
Lyne Dubois, Vice-President Business Development, CRIQ
4:00 pm – 4:15 pm Closing Remarks
Martin Lavoie, Executive Director, Canada Makes, Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters
4:15 pm – 4:45 pm Tour of the AMRC facility (advanced registration required)

For more information contact Marie Morden, CME at marie.morden@cme-mec.ca or 613-355-8819.

View Funding the Future – Government Incentives for 3D Printing