Industry 4.0 is transforming the world of manufacturing. The convergence of digital, biological and physical innovations are lowering operating costs, increasing flexibility and responsiveness, reducing waste and improving product quality. These technologies are opening new doors for innovative, risk-taking companies and threatening to leave slow adopters behind.
CURRENT PROGRAMS AVAILABLE
NRC-IRAP METAL ADDITIVE PROGRAM - CANADA
CME’s Canada Makes is administering a program to assist IRAP clients in determining the feasibility of using metal additive manufacturing processes for their own applications.
The advantages of metal additive manufacturing/3D printing are extreme design flexibility and ability to manufacture hollow shapes, ability to have multi-material multilayered structures, ability to make one-off parts without any additional tooling and much more. One of the most promising applications has been manufacturing of custom fixtures and tooling for various manufacturing processes.
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COALITION FOR ADVANCED MANUFACTURING - MANITOBA
Formed in 2017, CAM aims to raise awareness and coordinate input from Manitoba entities on advanced manufacturing initiatives. Our group unites Manitoba’s advanced manufacturing ecosystem and seeks to speak with one voice on issues affecting Manitoba’s advanced manufacturing environment. Led by Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters (CME) and Economic Development Winnipeg (EDW), and supported by WestCaRD, our work covers a series of projects of varying complexities and scope. Our strength rests in our ability to work together to leverage our resources rather than operating as stand-alone organizations.
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LEAN - CANADA
Embracing a Lean philosophy is one of the most powerful things your business can do.
Lean is a proven strategy for maximizing the potential of staff to deliver more value to the customer and to do this in less time, with less effort. The core concepts of Lean are to create a better flow of information, product or service and to spend more time adding value and less time on wasteful activities. Lean has been successfully applied in all sectors and all sizes of business, to deliver significant improvements in productivity, quality, safety and morale.
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CANADA MAKES - CANADA
Canada Makes is a network of private, public, academic, and non-profit entities dedicated to promoting the adoption and development of advanced and additive manufacturing (AM) in Canada. It is an enabler and accelerator of AM-adoption in Canada. The network covers a broad range of additive manufacturing technologies including 3D printing; reverse engineering 3D imaging; medical implants and replacement human tissue; metallic 3D printing and more.
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PEER COUNCILS - CANADA
Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters brings executives and seniors managers together to exchange information, ideas, and insights. Members meet monthly in facilitated peer groups of 8 to 10 individuals from non-competing companies. The peer group model ensures high level of commitment and accountability which in turns offers valuable solution-seeking discussions.
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