18 novembre 2015 | 09h00 – 10h00 Présentation en anglais
Ian Potter, Vice-président, Génie
Conseil national de recherches Canada
Compte tenu des changements technologiques rapides et de la présence accrue des économies émergentes sur le marché mondial de la fabrication, les entreprises canadiennes sentent la pression sur plusieurs fronts. Toutefois, les entreprises canadiennes à tous les niveaux de la chaîne de valeur ont la possibilité de bien se positionner pour stimuler la croissance grâce à leur expérience solide dans la fabrication, à un moteur d’innovation robuste, à une réputation pour la qualité et l’uniformité et à une main d’œuvre qualifiée. Afin d’améliorer la position concurrentielle du Canada et d’augmenter sa viabilité à long terme, il est indispensable d’envisager des changements aux méthodes de fabrication. Cette présentation examinera la manière dont les futures usines peuvent tirer parti des progrès dans le secteur manufacturier et d’autres grandes tendances émergentes dans l’industrie.
18 novembre 2015 | 10h30 – 10h55 Présentation en anglais
Julien Chaussée, Engineering Specialist – Advanced Structures
Bombardier has spent the past couple of years working on the evaluation and deployment of Additive Layer Manufacture, targeting particularly aircraft structural parts. Our focus has been mostly on Design for Additive Manufacture and business case development which we identified as two key area for the successful use of the technology. This presentation will share some of the lessons we learnt through our journey so far while going through the details of the development and case study of what could be one of the first secondary structures application on a Bombardier product.
ALM or 3D printing offers a lot of potential for aerospace application. Bombardier is trying to take the next step in bringing the technology out of the research lab and into real products. But choosing the best candidate parts and optimizing the design from all aspects (cost, weight and manufacturability) are crucial to successfully translate this potential into winning designs and actual flying parts.
18 novembre 2015 | 11h00 – 11h25 Présentation en anglais
Scott Sevcik, Business Development Sr. Manager
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 recent announcements of trailblazing companies like United Launch Alliance and Airbus qualifying additively manufactured high performance thermoplastic parts for flight applications, the future of the industry is starting to take shape. This discussion will highlight some of those key recent steps forward in the industry, survey some of the key applications in which the technology is in use, and preview where additive manufacturing is headed and how the Aerospace team at Stratasys is leading the way.
18 novembre 2015 | 12h00 – 13h25 Présentation en anglais
Jayson Myers, President & CEO
Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters
18 novembre 2015 | 14h00 – 14h25 Présentation en anglais
Julien Arnaud, Executive Manager
18 novembre 2015 | 14h30 – 14h55 Présentation en anglais
Fiona Zhao, Assistant Professor
Additive manufacturing has provided tremendous design freedom to the industry. Innovative multi-disciplinary and multi-functional component design with complex geometry can be fabricated via additive manufacturing without significant of cost increase. However, the current design theory and methodology cannot sufficiently capture this design freedom. In this presentation, a novel part consolidation design method at the conceptual design level will be introduced. This method will provide industry with a systematic design approach to achieve innovative component design which significant reduce the need of assembly and component weight.
18 novembre 2015 | 15h30 – 15h55 Présentation en anglais
Francois Guilbault, President
Solaxis Ingenious Manufacturing Inc.
Design, 3D print, assemble, and program, mistake proof assembly jigs and fixtures. How industrial 3D printing can support your team and company throughout the entire production cycle.
18 novembre 2015 | 16h00 – 16h25 Présentation en anglais
Ken Davis, Director of Manufacturing Technology
MB CalRAM LLC
The differences in architecture of the ePBF and LPBF machines cause the processes to be quite different and therefore, the design constraints of the individual components. This presentation illustrates the hardware differences between laser and electron beam PBF machines and the effect the configuration has on the properties of the parts, which determines the need for build orientation, support structure and part design limitations. Ultimately, the design guidelines, including qualification, are determined by the process.
18 novembre 2015 | 16h30 – 16h55 Présentation en anglais
Kevin Chou, Professor
The University of Alabama
Powder-bed electron beam additive manufacturing (EBAM) has a potential to offer innovative solutions to many challenges and difficulties faced in the manufacturing industry. However, the complex process physics of EBAM has not been fully understood, nor has process metrology such as temperatures been thoroughly studied, hindering part quality consistency, efficient process development and process optimizations, etc., for effective EBAM usage. To overcome this complexity, a combined numerical and experimental approach was applied to research the process temperatures and other thermal characteristics in EBAM using Ti-6Al-4V powder.
19 novembre 2015 | 10h00 – 10h55 Présentation en anglais
Allison Sibley, Graduate Student
Laser additive manufacturing (LAM) has become an increasingly important technique in fields ranging from aerospace to biomedical engineering because of its ability to produce parts with incredibly complex and unique geometries. Unfortunately, real-time, online process control remains a significant challenge for additive processes. In this work, we directly monitor the selective laser melting (SLM) process using Inline Coherent Imaging (ICI)—an interferometric technique, aligned coaxially with the processing beam. The ability of ICI to make high-speed, high resolution melt pool morphology measurements during LAM processes offers extraordinary potential for future advances in real-time, online feedback control
Stéphanie Lamontagne, Master’s Candidate
Problem: Need for a maturity assessment methodology to support an organization for efficient integration of Additive Manufacturing (AM) in the product development process (PDP).
Little information is currently available on methodological aspects of the integration of AM in the PDP. AM has an impact on all functions of an organization (management, engineering, tooling, production, procurement, aftersales, marketing) and on the whole PDP. For efficient integration of new technologies, assessment of current capabilities is the first necessary step to reduce risks and maximise opportunities. Proposed model is based on uses: engineering background (tools and processes), prototyping, production (serie, spares, repairs) and tooling. Questionnaire themes include: knowledge of AM processes and materials, use of related technologies (CAD, 3D scanner), Design for Additive Manufacturing (DfAM) and AM candidates selection. Maturity assessment example for a rail transportation organization will be presented.
Fernando Quevedo Gonzalez, PhD Student
École de Technologie Supérieure
The fabrication of well-ordered porous materials is possible thanks to additive manufacturing (AM) technologies. In mechanical applications, these materials are very attractive since they offer a high strength to weight ratio and, more importantly, because they make possible to tailor the mechanical properties.
In order to more efficiently exploit all the possibilities offered by these materials, one should be able to quantify the differences between the geometry of the manufactured specimens and the design CAD model, and how they influence the mechanical characteristics. In this talk, we present a methodology for the geometrical analysis of porous parts produced by AM. The geometrical characteristics of specimens having different sizes have been included in a Finite Element model, resulting in a significant increase of the accuracy of predictions of the mechanical properties.
François Leblanc Présentation en anglais
This paper presents a new design method for an economy of material and a reduction of waste using extrusion-based additive manufacturing, a technique increasingly adopted by architects for the fabrication of large building components. This new manufacturing capability calls for the implementation of enhanced structural performance using topology optimization in redefining architectural morphologies and material qualities. However, it exists a significant gap between the capacity to generate complex morphologies with topology optimization and the current fabrication technologies. Indeed, shape optimized for a reduction of material ends up generating a lot of waste material and support structures during the fabrication, which compromise the efficiency of the method. With extrusion-based additive manufacturing using polymers, supporting structures are wasteful in term of resources, energy, and time. This paper proposes to eliminate this waste by redistributing the same amount of material in a topological organization similar to a sponge. The method presented proposes to integrate a microstructure approach for continuum topology optimization to the constraints for support structures from extrusion-based AM using polymers technology to encompass formal complexities through an integrated design methodology based on biomimetic principles known as multiscale design.
Mikhaela Vlasea Présentation en anglais
University of Waterloo
Prof. Vlasea will discuss control strategies relevant to powder bed additive manufacturing technologies. In this context, she will describe the development of a novel binder-jetting additive manufacturing system utilized for the fabrication of structures with varying internal porosity and complex 3D external characteristics. The system is capable of producing parts ranging from bone and dental implants to lightweight porous materials for aerospace uses with control over functionally graded porous properties. Methodologies used to achieve such properties as well as the potential applications of the developed setup that can address several technological issues of conventional additive manufacturing technologies will be discussed.
19 novembre 2015 | 11h00 – 11h25 Présentation en anglais
Thomas Becker, President
ACTech North America, Inc.
In 1995 the 3D printing of foundry sand became commercially available. Since then prototype providers like ACTech have challenged the industry and forced significant changes on the standard of prototypes. Prices and lead times were reduced while overall quality was improved. The changes in the way we make prototype castings had a dramatic impact on product development and created a path to reduce the time from idea to market. Like other additive manufacturing processes it is an integral link between the digital revolution and traditional manufacturing.
20 years after the introduction of the 3D printing of foundry sand it is a good time to look back and compare the state of technology today and 1995.
19 novembre 2015 | 12h00 – 13h25
Éric Tétrault, President
Manufacturiers et Exportateurs du Québec
Jean-Pierre Legris, Founder
LITO Green Motion inc.
À mesure que notre nation progresse dans un marché mondial de libre-échange, nous nous devons de rivaliser avec nos concurrents. L’innovation a été jusque-là un choix : elle devient une obligation si nous voulons survivre à la concurrence mondiale.
19 novembre 2015 | 13h30 – 13h55 Présentation en anglais
Mathieu Brochu, Associate Professor
Additive manufacturing (AM) is extremely versatile to further improve light weighing of components. Demonstration of this technological advantage exists for few aluminum and titanium alloys. However, augmenting the number of available alloys is one of the key challenges to contribute to a wider adoption of AM, as the limited chemistries are not responding to all existing service conditions. Increasing the alloy portfolio goes hand in hand with the understanding of the all-inclusive melting/solidification events.
This presentation will highlight the key interactive relationships between the different processing variables (process, alloy, solidification environment, etc.) to determine the manufacturing limits in terms of part geometries and sizes, and complexities. Examples based on Al and Ti alloys will be presented, with a focus on powder bed and direct energy deposition processes.
19 novembre 2015 | 14h00 – 14h25 Présentation en anglais
Jérôme Pollak, Business Development Director – Americas
Metal-based additive manufacturing technologies requires satellites-free powders having a spherical shape ensuring the highest packing density achievable, a specific particles size distribution, a high flowability as well as an internal particle structure which is free of pores. One of the approaches used for converting a commercial powder (regardless of the manufacturing process) into a high-performance powder consist in using the inductively-coupled plasma (ICP) process developed by Tekna Plasma Systems. The in-flight plasma melting of the particles convert them into perfectly spherical, dense and satellites-free particles with the highest tap density and flowability achievable.
This talk presents an overview of the unique capabilities Tekna’s turn-key plasma units are offering for spheroidizing powder. Case studies are presented for powders of various materials. The characteristics of the new 15 kW unit designed for making spherical powders (15-45 microns, 45-105 microns, etc.) at lab-scale will be described.
19 novembre 2015 | 14h30 – 14h55 Présentation en anglais
Tuan TranPham, Sales Director
ARCAM – Cad To Metal, Inc.
Tuan will be sharing his observations and Insights on recent Metal 3D-Printing development, market-share projections, type of industry players, key applications, growth drivers, comparison, DMLS vs EBM, key comparisons, challenges, key technologies, best practices for getting started with metal 3DP and trends.
19 novembre 2015 | 15h15 – 15h40 Présentation en anglais
National Research Council of Canada
The National Research Council (NRC) of Canada is the largest National Research and Technology Organization in Canada. In order to develop additive manufacturing (AM) for the benefit of the Canadian manufacturing industry, NRC devotes approximately 80 highly qualified technicians and researchers to address challenges throughout the entire AM value chain, from feedstock to part/process certification.
Taking advantage of the NRC thermal spray team’s experience in supporting Canadian Industry with surface engineering solutions for more than thirty years, NRC is developing a Cold Spray Additive Manufacturing (CSAM) process. Cold spray is a thermal spray process that uses high kinetic energy to consolidate powder particles without melting. This advantage combined with very high build rates opens the door for additive manufacturing of large metallic components; an application that is limited with traditional AM processes.
This presentation will show our vision of additive manufacturing via cold spray, our current capability for CSAM, as well as the roadmap for the future development.
19 novembre 2015 | 15h45 – 16h10
Félix-Etienne Delorme, Spécialiste d’application, Métrologie et Fabrication additive
Renishaw (Canada) Limited
Présentation d-un processus complet utilisant les outils de métrologie embarqués sur machine-outil à contrôle numérique (MOCN) afin de certifier le procédé d-usinage de type « closed-door ».
L-intégration de la programmation des routines de palpage à la FAO, au post-processeur et à la simulation permet une planification du palpage directement à partir du bureau des méthodes.
En incorporant, le repositionnement 5 axes du référentiel d-usinage, la calibration du palpeur en 5 axes et le suivi des erreurs machine au processus manufacturier, ceci permet d-usiner des pièces parfaites ainsi que de détecter des pièces mauvaises ou présentant de la distorsion avant même l-usinage.
Une démonstration de la méthode à l-aide d-une simulation et de séquences filmées permettra de bien visualiser l-ensemble du processus.
De plus les bénéfices de la méthode seront illustrés par des études de cas réelles.
19 novembre 2015 | 16h15 – 17h00
Brian Benoit, Senior Product Manager
Cette séance explorera la façon dont les robots collaboratifs offrent une technologie qui répond aux désirs de flexibilité des manufacturiers. Dans le cadre de la présentation, nous mettrons en avant des exemples concrets de manufacturiers qui utilisent des robots collaboratifs, ferons un survol de leurs déploiements, applications et rendements financiers, et donnerons un aperçu de ce à quoi les manufacturiers peuvent s’attendre de l’industrie de la robotique au cours des 12 à 24 mois prochains.