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Taking the Lead in Additive Manufacturing conference: A great success

May 31st saw more than 200 industry professionals attend the Taking the Lead in Additive Manufacturing conference in Boucherville, Québec. The day’s sessions included both International and National leaders in additive manufacturing. This was the third annual Réseau Quebec-3D (RQ3D) conference organized jointly by Canada Makes, CRIQ, PRIMA and CRITM.

The knowledge shared by the day’s speakers was both instructive and well suited for the business professionals on hand. The day started with a video message from the Honourable Navdeep Singh Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development, followed by the day’s keynote, Greg Morris of GE Additive, and international speakers M. Jalel Nadji, Application Engineer Materialise USA, M. Daan A.J. Kersten, CEO Additive Industries from The Netherlands, Alexandre Lahaye AddUp (Micheline-Fives) France.

Greg Morris GE Additive, Daan Kersten Additive Industries, Alexandre Lahaye AddUp (Micheline-Fives), Jalel Nadji Materialise

Of note was Greg Morris response to a question from the audience about where Canada additive efforts should focus? Canada should really be developing a supply chain that can add more value to its natural resource mineral extraction sector. Afterwards, the audience was treated to a surprise video featuring Cassidy Silbernagel, which lead into Daan Kertens presentation. Cassidy is a two-time winner of Additive Industries Design for Additive Manufacturing Challenge. You can view the video here.

During last year’s event RQ3D and Canada Makes signed a collaborative agreement designed to promote 3D printing and help Canadian manufacturers integrate this new technology. Denis Hardy, President & CEO Centre de recherche industrielle du Quebec (CRIQ), said “this conference proves that the strong alliance forged last year between RQ3D and Canada Makes is leading the push in the adoption of additive manufacturing (AM) across Canada.”

“I am very grateful to have been invited to speak at this conference. Canada Makes and RQ3D put together a great agenda with world renowned leaders in additive manufacturing which offered insightful and truly valuable information.” said Martin Petrak, CEO Precision ADM.

Canada Makes would like to thank James Wilson, Deputy Minister of Growth, Enterprise and Trade, Province of Manitoba for attending this years conference and we hope to continue working closely with Manitoba and other provinces in building a world leading AM sector.

The afternoon was highlighted by McGill’s University’s Mathieu Brochu’s presentation about the AM ecosystem and how to achieve an equilibrium. The day also included two significant announcements, first, is a brand new AM training initiative called Fab 3D and a new 3D Printing Design Challenge for Canada’s post secondary students that will include cash prizes.

Canada Makes is very pleased with the positive feedback received for this conference, which now must be considered Canada’s leading Additive manufacturing event. We would like to thank Louis Duhamel for doing a great job as facilitator and look forward to another great event next year.

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Taking the Lead in Additive Manufacturing presented by Réseau Québec-3D & Canada Makes

Taking the Lead in Additive Manufacturing

Taking the Lead in Additive Manufacturing

On May 31, 2017 come and see an impressive lineup of Canadian and international additive manufacturing experts and more than 300 participants with 20 exhibitors for the third edition of Réseau Québec-3D’s annual conference in collaboration with Canada Makes.

Keynote Speaker is GE’s M. Greg Morris

Greg Morris, Additive Technologies Leader GE Additive, is internationally recognized as a leading pioneer in metal additive manufacturing.

Greg Morris GE Additive, Daan Kersten Additive Industries, Alexandre Lahaye AddUp (Micheline-Fives), Jalel Nadji Materialise

The event offers the opportunity to attend talks by international presenters including M. Jalel Nadji, Application Engineer Materialise USA, M. Daan A.J. Kersten, CEO Additive Industries from The Netherlands, Alexandre Lahaye AddUp (Micheline-Fives) France, as well as Canadian leaders in additive manufacturing.

The third conference will be held in the Montreal suburb of Boucherville with the theme: “Taking the Lead in Additive Manufacturing”.

Don’t miss this opportunity to network with Canadian and international business leaders who have demonstrated expertise throughout the additive manufacturing supply chain and help position Québec and Canada as leaders in this flourishing industry.

Click here for the preliminary agenda, with more to come.

Date:
May 31, 2017

Location:
Hôtel Mortagne
1228, rue Nobel, Boucherville, QC J4B 5H1

Cost:

Until April 30, 2017 After April 30, 2017
Members* $200 $250
Non-members $250 $300

*Réseau Québec-3D, Canada Makes, PRIMA Québec, and CRITM members can take advantage of the member registration fee.

REGISTER NOW!
Member registration form
Non-member registration form

Accommodations:
Hôtel Mortagne offers participants a special rate of $165 per night. To obtain this rate, mention the confirmation number 19943 or indicate you are attending the Annual Réseau Québec-3D Conference. The deadline to take advantage of this rate is May 12, 2017.
To reserve: 1-450-655-9966 or toll free: 1-877-655-9966.

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For more information:
Marie-Eve Drouin
1-418-659-1550 / 1-800-667-2386, ext. 2499
info@reseauquebec3d.com

Workshop: Demystify additive manufacturing

Canada Makes and Réseau Québec – 3D (RQ3D) invite you to a workshop at Axis Prototyping that is looking to demystify additive manufacturing for industry. You will be presented practical additive manufacturing applications with an emphases on prototyping. This is designed for businesses looking to adopt additive manufacturing to their process.Réseau Québec – 3D (RQ3D)

Industrial 3D printing saves time and money through tried and true proven applications.

When: Thursday December 8, 1:00 to 4:00 pm
Where: Axis Prototypes – 6956 Jarry Est, Saint-Léonard
Cost: $50
Register: contact info@reseauquebec3d.com

Note: This workshop is in French. Only 15 seats are available and priority to Canada Makes and RQ3D members.Axis Prototype

L’impression 3D en milieu industriel : sauvez temps et argent par des applications éprouvées

Quand :  jeudi le 8 décembre, de 13h à 16h
Où :  Axis Prototypes – 6956 Jarry Est, Saint-Léonard
Coût : 50$
Inscription : Faites parvenir votre nom et vos coordonnées à info@reseauquebec3d.com, nous communiquerons avec vous pour procéder au paiement.

Priorité accordée aux membres du RQ3D, de Canada Makes et de Prima Québec
15 places disponibles – Inscrivez-vous sans tarder!

Agenda

13 h   Arrivée des participants
13 h 30  Mot de bienvenue
13 h 45  Impression 3D : mythes et réalités
Gilles Desharnais, Axis Prototypes
14 h 30  Applications de la fabrication additive en milieu industriel
Philippe Dupuis, Précision 3D
15 h   Mot de fermeture
15 h 15  Visite des installations de Axis Prototypes