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Canada Makes Additive Manufacturing Forum – Aerospace and Automotive Tooling

The CME Canada Makes Additive Manufacturing Forum of October 24, 2018 at the University of Waterloo will feature speakers from both the Aerospace and Automotive/tooling sectors who will discuss on how they improved their competitiveness through the adoption of additive manufacturing.

Join us and learn more about this emerging sector.

The Forum will feature two panels, “Aerospace using Additive Manufacturing” and “Conformal Cooling – Facts versus Myths Overcoming Obstacles.”

  • Panel 1 – Aerospace and Additive Manufacturing, moderator Mark Kirby
  • Panel 2 – Conformal Cooling – Facts versus Myths Overcoming Obstacles, moderator Ed Bernard

The forum will continue to deliver on the success of past events and offer ample opportunity for networking. The Canada Makes Scrum, introduced last year, will once again use the same format. Canada Makes partners will circle the room with tables and banners and take part in a great opportunity to talk face-to-face with experts in additive.

Canada Makes continues offering insight and expertise for Canada’s industry leaders with the mission of helping companies understand how they might use additive manufacturing as part of their process. The forum will show how additive is a key component of Industry 4.0, implementation.

Time: 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Location: Federation Hall (Building #35) University of Waterloo
200 University Ave W, Waterloo, ON
$100 CME Members/Canada Makes Partners
$150 CME / Canada Makes Non-Members


The Master of Ceremony is David Saint John Director of Innovation and Advanced Manufacturing Linamar.

View the list and bios of speakers here


Time Topic Speaker
8:00 – 9:00 a.m. Registration and Networking Coffee
9:00 – 9:10 a.m. Welcome Remarks Peter Adams, CEO & President Burloak Technologies
9:10 – 9:45 a.m. Laser Beam Melting drives efficiency of tooling applications Mathias Gebauer, Fraunhofer Group Manager for AM applications
9:45 – 10:15 a.m. How Additive Manufacturing has shaped the automotive sector and is driving it into the future Cassidy Silbernagel, two time winner of the Additive World Design for Additive Manufacturing Challenge
10:15 – 10:40 a.m. Networking Break
10:40 – 11:40 a.m. Panel Conformal Cooling – Facts vs Myths and Overcoming Obstacles Moderator Ed Bernard

Panellists: Wes Byleveld, Director, Additive Manufacturing Exco Engineering

Annette Langhammer, Director of Advanced Engineering NMC Dynaplas

Tom Houle, Director Lumex, NA at Matsuura Machinery USA, Inc.

11:40 – 12:00 p.m. The Efficacy of Computed Tomography for Additively Manufactured Parts Dylan Yazbeck, Lab Supervisor Jesse Garant Metrology Center
12:00 -1:15 p.m. Networking Lunch
1:15 – 1:45 p.m. Aerospace and Additive Manufacturing applications Peter Adams, CEO & President Burloak Technologies
1:45 – 2:45 p.m. Additive Manufacturing in Aerospace. Moderator Mark Kirby

Panellists: Roger Eybel, Materials and Processes Group Leader/Safran Expert
Safran Landing Systems

Mathieu Fagnan, Enterprise Manager, Additive Manufacturing Technologies Pratt & Whitney Canada

Steve Slusher, Executive, AddWorks Manufacturing Development Leader (GE)

2:45 – 3:00 p.m. Presentation: Survey on Green aerospace practices in Canada François Charron-Doucet, Director of Quality Control and Scientific Director at Groupe AGÉCO
3:00 – 3:15 p.m. Market update on Medical AM Martin Petrak, President & CEO Precision ADM
3:15 – 3:30 p.m. Update on the Medical 3D Printing Centre in Québec Olivier Marcotte, Agent de recherche et développement, CRIQ
3:30 p.m. 5:00 p.m. Reception brought to you by CRIQ Networking Reception – Wine, beer and soft drinks.

We thank Burloak Technologies as our major corporate sponsor.The following companies will be sharing their expertise at the Canada Makes Scrum.




Additive Manufacturing in the Aerospace Industry

javelinJavelin Technologies host this presentation by Scott Sevcik, Senior Manager for Aerospace & Defense Business Development at Stratasys, on additive manufacturing for the aerospace industry. The aerospace industry is leading the way for adoption of 3D printing technologies for manufacturing applications. With widespread adoption of additive manufacturing for jigs, fixtures, and tooling applications on the shop floor, as well as the announcements of trailblazing companies like United Launch Alliance and Airbus qualifying additively manufactured high performance thermoplastic parts for flight applications, and the printed jet UAV demonstrated in 2015, the future of the industry is starting to take shape.

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Canada Makes announces new leadership partnership with Precision ADM

Precision ADM 3D printed heat exchanger

Precision ADM 3D-printed heat exchanger

May 4, 2015 – Canada Makes is proud to announce a new partnership with Precision ADM, a division of the Orthopaedic Innovation Centre (OIC) focused on advanced digital manufacturing for medical and aerospace applications. Winnipeg-based Precision ADM will function as a leading member in the Canada Makes network, which is dedicated to promoting the adoption and development of additive manufacturing (AM) in Canada.  “We are pleased to welcome Precision ADM into the Canada Makes community,” said Martin Lavoie, Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters’ (CME) director of policy for manufacturing competitiveness and innovation. Precision ADM“As Canada’s advanced manufacturing sector evolves it is vital that we connect industry leaders like Precision ADM with other leaders in the AM field.” Medical and aerospace sectors represent some of the highest market potential for the adoption of additive manufacturing, meaning a partnership between Canada Makes and Precision ADM will accelerate Canada’s implementation and commercialization of additively manufactured products. “Additive manufacturing allows engineers and surgeons at OIC to design medical devices that will allow for patient specific solutions in ways that were not possible with conventional manufacturing methods,” said Martin Petrak, president and CEO of OIC Inc. Canada Makes recently sat down with Dale Kellington, VP of Product Development at Precision ADM, for a Q&A session:

Dale Kellington

Dale Kellington, VP Business Development at Precision ADM

Tell us about Precision ADM and the organization’s mandate and vision. Precision ADM, Advanced Digital Manufacturing, is a place where knowledge and understanding ofthe large variety of additive manufacturing (AM) technologies exists.  We understand which AM technology is best for a given application, along with what post processing will be needed to achieve a final, functional end product. With a strong focus on metal and polymer AM parts for medical and aerospace applications, Precision ADM endeavours to find the two-part design and manufacturing solution that best meets the material, quantity, quality, and cost characteristics required for a given specific application. Our vision is for a strong group of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) to start up in Canada where AM is the manufacturing method that gives them the strategic ability to meet niche market needs in a highly flexible and profitable manner.  These companies can focus on market research and product requirements while we help them achieve the requirements through AM design and manufacturing. How does Precision ADM fit into the Canada Makes network? Canada Makes provides the national network to assist startups and SMEs to develop and manufacture their products using AM.  Precision ADM will be a vital part of this network by partnering with companies that are ready to go past the prototype. We can help guide them through product design and development toward a manufacturing solution that allows them to create a profitable and flexible company. What role do you see Precision ADM playing in the medical and aerospace sectors? How will that role evolve in the future? When it comes to manufacturing high-value, high-requirement medical or aerospace parts with metal or polymer AM you need a team of experts available to make the metallurgy and mechanical characteristics acceptable and reproducible, to understand the regulatory environment of the end products with respect to AM, and to scale manufacturing production as the product market penetration grows. Precision ADM will provide this team to startup and SME organizations within the Canada Makes network so that the organization can use their initial investment towards market research and penetration activities that will make them healthy in the long term. Experts believe the market for AM will grow to $21 billion USD by 2020 from $4.1 billion USD in 2014.  As this happens, Precision ADM wants to ensure that Canada is equipped to capture its market share in areas that offer the highest return on investment through scaling our application knowledge and manufacturing capabilities. How will the growth of Canadian advanced manufacturing benefit Precision ADM and vice versa? By helping to grow a large group of healthy, profitable companies with a variety of AM end-use products developed and manufactured in Canada, the application knowledge and IP developed will ensure that Canada and Precision ADM are at the forefront of innovation.  Growth in this sector will mean an ever increasing array of opportunities to capitalize on as the nature of product design and manufacturing changes over the coming decades.

Canada Makes is a network of private, public, academic, and non-profit entities involved in advanced and additive manufacturing. For more information on partnerships and initiatives visit www.canadamakes.ca. For more information on Precision ADM visit www.precisionadm.com.