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CME Canada Makes delegation tours Formnext

This week has been a whirlwind tour of the very best the world of additive manufacturing has to offer at Formnext 2018 in Frankfurt Germany for the Canada Makes delegation. It began on Monday with theTraCLight’s (the Transatlantic Cluster for Lightweighting) Annual Cluster meeting in Stuttgart, followed by on-sight industrial visits of Trumpf and Advanced Clean Production (ACP).

Below are pictures of some the highlights of the week. 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.

Canada Makes delegation at TraClight in Stuttgart

Canada Makes delegation with TraCLight partners outside Trumpf headquarters

Canada Makes delegation outside ACP factory

Notice the small bicycle Martin Petrak is holding, a gift from Trumpf’s created with their impressive metal laser cutting machine

Juan Schneider of Nanogrande showing parts built on his MPL-1 machine to Canada Makes delegates

Canada Makes visits Fraunhofer

Canada Makes at GE Additive

SLM Solutions shows off car with many additive parts

Canada Makes visits our partners at Tekna

The following is a list of participants to this year’s Formnext; 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.

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.

 

Canada Makes once again to lead trade mission to Formnext in Germany

Canada Makes is once again looking for delegates interested in joining a trade mission to the Formnext trade-show in Frankfurt Germany November 13 to 16th. The four-day fact-finding mission will focus on additive manufacturing (AM) and offer the opportunity to meet with leading additive manufacturing companies and experts.

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.

Trade missions are about opening doors, gaining insights, business-to business contacts, information and tools for Canadian businesses, especially small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs).

Martin Petrak, President and CEO of Precision ADM, had this to say about trade missions. “The Canada Makes trade mission to Germany was a great way for our company to connect with international additive manufacturing leaders. Being part of the delegation also gave us the opportunity to meet with other Canadian companies interested in collaborating on national and international business opportunities.”

David Saint John, Director of Innovation and Advanced Manufacturing
 Linamar Corporation said this about being a Canada Makes delegate, “The trade delegation organized by Canada Makes turned what would a been a good conference into a great one.  Any single attendee can be lost in the crowd, but when you are a part of a dedicated group of interested and engaged delegates you become hard to overlook.”

Join Canada Makes as a delegate and take full advantage of the benefits. Space is limited and are available on a first-come-first serve basis. Interested parties or for more information contact Frank Defalco frank.defalco@cme-mec.ca
Canada Makes will:

  • Set the agenda
  • Admission to the event
  • Offer logistical support
  • Arrange networking meetings with leading AM companies
  • Arrange market briefing from Canada’s German trade commissioner

In addition to your own travel and accommodation costs, Canada Makes/CME will charge an administration fee of $500.

Last year Canada Makes organized a very successful trade mission to Formnext and the knowledge and connections gained are proving invaluable to participants.

Fraunhofer’s Dr. Bernhard Mueller showing a lattice structure part printed on an EOS M400.

The Canada Makes delegation visited Fraunhofer booth and were introduced to some very interesting information, like the lattice structure Fraunhofer produced on their EOS W400.

The delegation will continue to arrange meetings with leading AM companies and meet with global leaders in additive manufacturing.

The opportunities Formnext offers was already obvious to the delegates after the first day, making this trade mission an excellent investment in time and money.

Canada Makes delegation at the Fraunhofer booth.

Canada Makes delegation visiting Trumpf at Formnext

Canada Makes and TraCLight announce partnership at Formnext

During last week’s Formnext show in Frankfurt, Canada Makes, Canada’s additive manufacturing network, and TraCLight, the Transatlantic Cluster for Lightweighting announced a new transatlantic partnership of cooperation. Both institutions share a common goal of supporting our industrial partners and through this understanding we will endeavour to help each accomplish this.

“We are very pleased by this new friendship we have forged with Germany’s TraCLight,” said Frank Defalco, Manager Canada Makes. “Working together proved to be a benefit to booth our members. Therefore building new international lines of communication will most certainly offer up more possibilities for future initiatives in both Canada and Germany.”

“Global challenges need global collaboration,” states Wolfgang Schwarz. “We are looking forward to a mutually beneficial partnership and the development of joint visionary, transatlantic lightweighting projects.”

Wolfgang Schwarz, project manager TraCLight, and Frank Defalco, Manager Canada Makes formalizing partnership agreement at Formnext with the Canada Makes delegation at TraCLight member Trumpf.

Recently, TraCLight hosted a workshop at the University of Waterloo, “Additive Manufacturing: Ready for the Future? Innovative Solutions for Lightweight Design and Digital Manufacturing.” Canada Makes attended and promoted the workshop through its network. The day proved to be a valuable learning experience for the full house in attendance. Further TraCLight workshops in 2018 will be announced soon. Moreover TraCLight invites CanadaMakes members to join the “Technology Day Hybrid Lightweighting” in Germany in June 2018 which is organized by the Development Agency for Lightweighting Baden-Wuertemberg, the initiator of TraCLight.

With the recent introduction of the Canada-European Union (EU) Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) International grassroots partnerships make good economic sense as they open channels of communication and bridge opportunity. Canada Makes and TraCLight know how imperative global trade is to prosperity; this is why we build international relationships.

Canada Makes just completed its third successful trade mission to Europe with its visit to Formnext.

About TraCLight – The transatlantic cluster for lightweighting
Since January 2017, the Transatlantic Cluster for Lightweighting has been supporting the international expansion and networking of German and North American companies and research centers. The goal is to bring together technical know-how for the development of truly unique and innovative lightweighting products through collaborative R&D projects between Germany, the USA and Canada. More information on www.traclight-cluster.com and www.leichtbau-bw.de/en/news/technology-day-hybrid-lightweighting.html.

About Canada Makes
Canada Makes, a Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters (CME) initiative. 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 (AM) in Canada. It is an enabler and accelerator of AM-adoption in Canada.

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Canada Makes at Formnext

Dr. Bernhard Mueller shows a very interesting part printed on an EOS M400.

This week Canada Makes is leading a trade delegation at the Formnext show in Frankfurt Germany. Formnext is the leading trade fair for Additive Manufacturing (AM) 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.

The first day of the show the Canada Makes delegation visited EOS and Fraunhofer booths and were introduced to some very interesting information, like the lattice structure Fraunhofer produced on their EOS W400.

The delegation will continue to meet with leading AM companies and meet with global leaders in additive manufacturing.

The opportunities Formnext offers was already obvious to the delegates after the first day, making this trade mission an excellent investment in time and money.

Canada Makes delegation at the Fraunhofer booth.

 

Join Canada Makes as a delegate for AM trade mission to Formnext in Germany

Canada Makes is looking for delegates interested in joining a trade mission to the Formnext trade-show in Frankfurt Germany this coming November 14 to 17th. The four-day fact-finding mission will focus on additive manufacturing (AM) and offer the opportunity to meet with leading AM industries stakeholders.

Formnext is the leading AM trade-show and the next generation of intelligent manufacturing solutions and will provide a European perspective. 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.

Trade missions are about opening doors, gaining insights, business-to business contacts, information and tools for Canadian businesses, especially small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs).

Join Canada Makes as a delegate and take full advantage of the benefits. Only a limited number of spaces are available on a first-come-first serve basis. Interested parties or for more information please contact Frank Defalco frank.defalco@cme-mec.ca
Canada Makes will:

  • Set the agenda
  • Admission to the event
  • Offer logistical support
  • Arrange networking meetings with leading AM companies
  • Arrange market briefing from Canada’s German trade commissioner

In addition to your own travel and accommodation costs, Canada Makes/CME will charge an administration fee of $500.

Martin Petrak, President and CEO of Precision ADM, had this to say about trade missions. “The Canada Makes trade mission to Germany was a great way for our company to connect with international additive manufacturing leaders. Being part of the delegation also gave us the opportunity to meet with other Canadian companies interested in collaborating on national and international business opportunities.”

Last year Canada Makes organized two successful trade missions to Germany and the UK. The knowledge and connections gained are proving invaluable to its participants. View past postings on the trade missions.

Canada Makes’ UK trade mission successfully concludes
Canada Makes’ trade mission to Germany

About CME
CME is Canada’s largest trade and industry association, and the voice of manufacturing and global business in Canada. Founded in 1871, CME represents more than 10,000 leading companies nationwide, and – through various initiatives, including the establishment of the Canadian Manufacturing Coalition – touches more than 100,000 companies from coast to coast, engaged in manufacturing, international trade, and service-related industries.

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. For more on Canada Makes, please visit canadamakes.ca