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Northern Alberta Section

This Section is part of ASME Global Communities and specifically the ASME North American Pacific District D, which includes the Canadian Provinces of Alberta and British Columbia, and the Northwest...
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June 2021 Virtual Event
Overcoming Supply Chain Challenges with Markforged Composite and Metal 3D Printing

The global COVID-19 pandemic created unprecedented challenges for businesses around the world and revealed that conventional supply chains are not as resilient as once thought. Previously best known for prototyping, additive manufacturing has been able to overcome the challenges of centralized manufacturing and lengthy logistics bridges associated with traditional manufacturing due to game changing improvements in technology and materials, and increased market adaptation over recent years. Today these solutions are transforming supply chains, optimizing manufacturing processes and enabling the fabrication of end-use parts not possible or practical with traditional methods. 3D printed parts are replacing machined metal in the most demanding engineering applications imaginable.

As additive manufacturing moves into the mainstream, Markforged solutions offer engineers and designers unprecedented freedom to produce metal and composite parts with precision and durability. The ASME Northern Alberta Section invites you to join us to learn how the Markforged platform, The Digital Forge, provides the accuracy, reliability and security that has transformed how the world manufactures today.

Topics to be covered include:

  • An overview of Markforged desktop, industrial and metal 3D printers and their operation
  • A deep dive into the tensile properties of Markforged filaments including Onyx and carbon fiber
  • A demonstration of the Markforged printing process from design to manufacture in the Eiger platform
  • A discussion on Design for Additive Manufacturing (DfAM) considerations for Markforged 3D printers
  • Q&A with Markforged and CAD MicroSolutions

About the Presenter:
Colin Johnson, Director - Western Canada, CAD MicroSolutions
Colin has a background in oil and gas process engineering, mechanical design, additive manufacturing and laser scanning. After 10 years in the oilfield services sector, Colin joined CAD MicroSolutions as the Director of Western Canada. Colin holds an MBA from the University of Alberta and a B.Eng (Mechanical) from the University of Victoria. Colin is registered as a professional engineer in Alberta.

William Gaqui, Additive Manufacturing Support & Service Engineer, CAD MicroSolutions
William is CAD MicroSolutions’ Additive Manufacturing Engineer for Western Canada. William holds a B.Sc. Eng. (Energy) from the University of Calgary and a Mechanical Engineering Technology Diploma from SAIT. William has a wide range of additive manufacturing experience including desktop, production and advanced 3DP technologies. William is registered as an E.I.T. in Alberta.

Jason Choo, Canadian Regional Manager, Markforged
Jason is the Canadian Regional Manager for Markforged and has over 20 years experience in the technology industry, focusing on solutions that provide organizations with strategic and operational competitive advantages and efficiencies. Jason has a B. Comm from the University of British Columbia and has previously worked at Deltek, Microsoft, Siebel (Oracle) and KPMG Consulting.

Thursday, June 24, 2021 -  12:00 – 1:00 PM
   • 12:00 – 12:05 PM: Introductions
   • 12:05 – 12:45 PM: Presentation
   • 12:45 – 1:00 PM: Questions

Pricing & Registration:

This is a free event, please register at the link below. Note there are only 100 spots so please register early to avoid disappointment, however if you can’t make it please be considerate and cancel your registration.

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