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Additive Manufacturing Boot Camp Saskatchewan

November 27 & 28, 2019 Saskatoon, SK 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM CST

Join us for a collaborative presentation by SaskPolytech, Innovation Saskatchewan, and Saskatchewan Trade and Economic Development.

This Additive Manufacturing (Industrial 3D printing) boot camp covers fundamentals of additive manufacturing technologies, materials and applications as related to engineering and manufacturing. Highlights include:

  1. Keynote presentations from industry experts
  2. Breakout technical sessions
  3. Funding information from government partners
  4. Applied Research opportunities, and tours of AM applications.

Additive Manufacturing Overview

Additive Manufacturing is the industrial application of 3D printing. Unlike subtractive technologies such as machining that remove material from a larger part, additive starts with an open build area, and material is deposited layer upon layer until a part is produced in what was initially an empty space.  Industrial versions of 3D printers can now print in a wide variety of engineered plastics, and even metals.  These parts are commonly being used as production parts, and many are engineered to be subjected to loads as part of their operation.  Small to medium sized Additive Manufacturing production runs are becoming viable as products are engineering to be produced on a 3D printer.  Other manufacturing applications include the production of jigs, fixtures and custom vise jaws.

What will I learn at the additive manufacturing boot camp and how will it benefit me and my company?

Day 1

  • Morning session:
    • Will provide fundamental information on the different types of Additive Manufacturing processes, and general categories of applications where it has been successfully applied, as well as an overview of categories of materials.
    • Will kick off with a presentation by James Janeteas, President of Cimetrix, a division of Javelin Technologies. James will present a variety of advanced applications, provide insights as to how industry is leveraging Additive Manufacturing to improve processes and time-to-market.
  • Lunch is included with your registration
  • Afternoon session:
    • James will continue his presentation on applications and materials
    • Sask Polytech will also provide information on Applied Research opportunities and funding and discuss some of the ongoing projects.
    • James will present on the state of the industry and future trends in additive manufacturing
    • Technical Breakout Sessions: The remainder of the morning will be for participants to cycle through 3 technical breakout sessions.
      • James Janeteas will dive deeper into equipment options – high to low – quality, operations and maintenance.
      • Tour of the the Sask Polytech Additive Manufacturing lab, and a presentation, display and Q&A with the SaskPolytech Eco-marathon car which finished 2nd in the world championships of the Shell Eco-marathon, and has a number of 3D printed parts including the complete body shell.
      • A SaskPolytech research assistant will give an overview of laser scanning and converting scans to CAD models, and some of the projects that they have worked on.

Day 2

  • Optional Day 2: Half day of Company tours.

Your Hosts:

James Janeteas—President, Cimetrix, a division of Javelin Technologies

James Janeteas Ric Fulop Desktop MetalJames Janeteas is the founder and President of Cimetrix Solutions. For the past 25 years, James has been engaged  in the design, engineering and manufacturing sectors within a variety of verticals – consumer products, medical devices, automotive and aerospace to name a few. With his comprehensive manufacturing background and over 20 years’ additive manufacturing experience, James is an industry authority, providing recommendations on how to best leverage Additive Manufacturing to dramatically impact business processes.

Tim Muench—Program Head, CAD/CAM and Mechanical Engineering Technologies, Sask Polytech

Tim has been involved in 3D printing and Additive Manufacturing since he led the purchase of the Program’s first ‘Rapid Prototyping machine’ in 1995. He has been teaching the technology to both students and industry clients since then, and has worked with a number of collaborative research projects with local industry, leveraging Additive Manufacturing, 3D Scanning and CNC machining.

Date and Time

November 27 & 28, 2019

9:00 AM - 5:00 PM CST


SaskPolytech Saskatoon Campus – Room 230 - 1130 Idylwyld Dr. N. Saskatoon, SK

Course Fee: $45.00 (lunches included)

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