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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.”
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.
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 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
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