HAMILTON, May 26, 2016 – Yesterday, Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters’ (CME) Canada Makes hosted its second successful Canada Makes Additive Manufacturing Forum at Mohawk College in Hamilton. Leading off the event was a CME Industrie 2030 roundtable with Greg Fergus, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development, Filomena Tassi, MP, Hamilton West-Ancaster-Dundas and industry leaders in additive manufacturing.
“The roundtable discussion on additive manufacturing and innovation reinforced the need for a national strategy on the future of manufacturing in Canada,” stated Jayson Myers, CME President & CEO. “Canadian companies are creating and have access to world leading technologies, but the mainstream of Canadian industry are not leveraging these technologies to their fullest capabilities to drive their businesses forward.”
Following the roundtable, Greg Fergus was the opening keynote speaker for Canada Makes Additive Manufacturing Forum at Mohawk College. This one-day event, sponsored by BDO Canada and Renishaw, featured both Canadian and international leaders in the additive manufacturing sector. Following last year’s inaugural success, the event continued to offer insight and expertise designed to assist industry in the adoption of additive manufacturing and 3D printing to their process.
“The forum was very well received and the information offered invaluable to Canada’s additive manufacturing sector,” said Frank Defalco, Manager of Canada Makes. “Canada Makes will continue to host similar events with the goal of bringing the very best in additive manufacturing available in Canada and around the world.”
Canada Makes would like to thank all attendees especially our group of expert speakers who shared their knowledge on additive manufacturing:
Edward D. Herderick, GE
Mark Kirby, Renishaw Canada
Nigel Southway, Additive Metal Manufacturing (AMM)
Andrew Good, Jesse Garant Metrology Center
Fabian Riss, Airbus Defense and Space
Bertrand Jodoin, University of Ottawa
Paul Boucher, BDO Canada
Ed Bernard, Crest Mold Technology Inc.
Irina Pushkareva, CanmetMATERIALS
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 information on Canada Makes, please visit www.canadamakes.ca
About Industry 2030
Industrie 2030 aims to double manufacturing output and value added exports by 2030. Through a series of cross-country consultations, we will create a roadmap and implementation strategy to help us achieve this goal. The roadmap and implementation plan will be released at CME’s National Summit in Ottawa in October. www.industrie2030.ca.