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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 is pleased to announce Tiger-VAC as its newest member. For over 40 years Tiger-Vac has been an industry leader in industrial vacuum cleaner systems for controlled environments and hazardous locations. Tiger-Vac specialises in vacuum cleaner technology for the additive manufacturing industry.
“SAFETY HAS NO COMPROMISE is not just Tiger-Vac’s motto, it’s how we care for our customers,” stated Paul Miller, Vice President Sales TIGER-VAC INTL INC.
“The importance of vacuum cleaner technology to Canada’s additive manufacturing supply chain cannot be understated,” said Frank Defalco, Manager Canada Makes. “Canada Makes welcomes Tiger-Vac’s health & safety experience to our network and we look forward to working with them on educating Canada’s AM sector on this essential component.”
“We are deeply honoured to be invited to contribute our expertise to Canada Makes and its’ members. Together as Partners in Prevention we can work to ensure the safety of the brilliant minds that are paving the way to the future, ” added Miller.
As specialists in vacuum cleaner technology for the 3D industry, Tiger-Vac offers a complete line of (NRTL legally certified) explosion proof portable vacuum cleaners and dust collection systems. These units are certified for use in Division I, Class II, Group E and (D, F & G) atmospheres such as aluminum, titanium, brass and other combustible metals. They are offered in pneumatic as well as electrically operated units, which are available in both single and three phase systems. You can choose from various models and options such as dry only, wet mix immersion separator, HEPA filtration as well as a detachable recovery tank (DT), which allows for the easy disposal of recovered materials.
Certified equipment combined with good housekeeping practices are essential in maintaining a safe work environment.
With over forty years of experience, Tiger-Vac has successfully established itself in the international market as a manufacturer of high quality Explosion Proof, Industrial and Cleanroom Vacuum Cleaner Systems. Tiger-Vac has accomplished this by listening to its clients and responding to their needs. Their specialty lies in their ability to tailor their vacuum cleaners to meet specialized needs. Their team of professionals are eager to help you, and as manufacturers, they are able to build a vacuum cleaner specially to meet your needs. Visit Tiger-Vac
Certified ISO 9001:2008 Tiger-vac strives to assure quality, not only in their products, but also in the materials received from suppliers. They take pride in customer service and sales department staff are always on hand to serve you.
About Canada Makes
Canada Makes, a CME initiative, 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.