Evolutionary Technologies for Additive Manufacturing

Enabling Advanced Solutions by Connecting Universities and 3D Printing Industries

Monday October 1, 2018  
9:30 AM – 3:30 PM
University of Guelph

Since the introduction of 3D printing in the 1980s, the benefits of producing complex parts have been well understood to manufacturers. With new technologies emerging, many companies most recently are turning towards additive manufacturing, where more advantages are being revealed on a regular basis. 
However, to further realize the following advantages with Additive Manufacturing, these technologies require more discussion between academia and industry:

  • Reduce Cost of Entry
  • Reduce Waste in Building 3D Printed Engineering Compliant Parts
  • Increase Affordability
  • Reduce Waste Production
  • Savings on Energy Costs

This seminar will introduce the above with a collaborative nature between academia and industry to better understand current and upcoming emerging technologies available for practical use.

Register today!


9:30 AM - Registration and Refreshments

10:00 AM - AML (Advance Manufacturing Lab), SimuTech Group, ANSYS - Opening Remarks

10:15 AM - Linamar Corp - Industry Direction of Additive Manufacturing (Leading manufacturer in more than 50 countries - http://www.linamar.com)

10:45 AM - UOIT (University of Ontario Institute of Technology – Center of Advanced Manufacturing) - Advanced Manufacturing in Canadian and International Academia  
11:10 AM - Simulation Case Studies to Support AM

11:20 AM - Mohawk College – Challenges & Solutions to Additive Manufacturing

11:45 AM - MSAM (Multi-Scale Additive Manufacturing)- Next Generation Additive Manufacturing Processes) - University of Waterloo

12:15 PM -  Lunch & Learn – Complementary lunch and Demonstration of practical workshops about Topology Optimization and design of lattice structures

1:15 PM -  AML - AM Technology Development

1:45 PM - ANUBIS 3D: AM Technologies, Processes & Challenges

2:05 PM - SimuTech Group Vital evolutions necessary for adapting Design and Engineering processes for Additive Manufacturing Workflow of Engineering process and simulation for 3D Scanning and 3D Printing

2:30 PM - AML Tour at the University of Guelph

3:30 PM - Closing Remarks

Seminar: Evolutionary Technologies for Additive Manufacturing

Host: AML: University of Guelph Engineering

Sponsors:  SimuTech Group and ANSYS, Inc.

Cost: Free

Date and Time:
Monday October 1, 2018  
9:30 AM – 3:30 PM

Richards Building – Room 3504
University of Guelph       
50 Stone Road East
Guelph, ON, N1G 2W1

Abdul Khan
SimuTech Group
P: 416-249-1471 x246  
E: AKhan@SimuTechGroup.ca


Dr. Ibrahim Deiab, PhD, P.Eng.
Mechanical Engineering
School of Engineering | University of Guelph
P: 519-824-4120 x 58391     
E: IDeiab@UoGuelph.ca

Roman Duplak, P.Eng., M.Eng.
Business Development Manager
SimuTech Group – ANSYS
P: 416.249.1471 x 225
E: RDuplak@SimuTechGroup.ca

David Saint John   
Director of Innovation and Advanced Manufacturing
Dr. David B. Saint John obtained his Ph.D. in Materials Science and Engineering from Pennsylvania State University, prior to completing a Post-doctoral position in Additive Manufacturing (AM) R&D at PSU’s CIMP-3D facility.  He began building thermoplastic 3D printers in 2010, teaching a course in Open Source AM for seven semesters through the Department of Engineering Design. Currently he is Director of Innovation and Advanced Manufacturing at Linamar Corporation.  While all manufacturing methods have their merits, David is looking to ‘print the future’ when it makes good sense to do so.

Dr. Ahmad Barari, P.Eng.
Associate Professor
Department of Mechanical, Automotive and Manufacturing Engineering University of Ontario Institute of Technology
Dr. Barari has been primarily involved in research and conducting projects in engineering design and manufacturing with the focus on finite element analysis, topology optimization, digital manufacturing, and computer aided engineering, Dr. Barari contributed in many national and international research projects with industries, research institutions, and universities. His research contributions are published in more than 100 referred journal papers and conference proceedings. 

Prof. Mihaela Vlasea, Ph.D.
Multi-Scale Additive Manufacturing Lab
Department of Mechanical and Mechatronics Engineering
University of Waterloo
Dr. Vlasea is an Assistant Professor at the University of Waterloo, Mechanical and Mechatronics Engineering Department and the Associate Research Director of the Multi-Scale Additive Manufacturing Laboratory. Her research focuses on innovative design, process optimization and adoption of new materials for powder bed fusion and powder bed binder jetting additive manufacturing.

John Cloutier
Mechanical Engineering
School of Engineering | University of Guelph
Grew up on the Madawaska Maliseet first nation near Edmundston, NB. Completed my undergraduate degree in 2012 at the University of New Brunswick in Mechanical Engineering and my Master’s Degree at the University of Guelph in Mechatronics and Controls 2014.  Started my PhD in advanced Manufacturing at the same university in 2015.

Joshua McCaughan
Engineering Design Team Leader
Anubis 3D Industrial Solutions Inc.
After several years of design experience around the implementation of SLS additive manufacturing, Joshua now leads the design & engineering team at Anubis 3D Industrial Solutions. He continues to provide his expertise and skill sets to customers who are looking to push the boundaries set by standard manufacturing processes.

Roman Duplak, P.Eng., M.Eng.
Business Development Manager - SimuTech Group
ANSYS Technology Provider in Canada

As a trusted advisor Roman helps companies to implement high technologies.  Prior to this he worked as a Business Segment Director for the largest Bus Manufacturer in North America (i.e. New Flyer Industries) and as a Program Manager for Boeing.  Moreover, his technical background consisted of working as a Chief Engineer in Electromechanical Actuation System technologies for CEF Industries (A Transdigm Company), which brings lots of added value to this seminar.

Jeffrey McIsaac
Additive Manufacturing Innovation Centre
Mohawk College
Mr. McIsaac is the General Manager of the Additive Manufacturing Innovation Centre at Mohawk College.  He has over 18 years of experience in the development of new materials for additive manufacturing, microelectronics processing, and advanced manufacturing.  He holds a Master’s degree from the University of Waterloo, and two patents in alloy development.  At Mohawk he leads a team of 15 staff, students and faculty, who partner with industry to explore additive manufacturing and to encourage Ontario businesses to adopt emerging technologies.


Charles Simoneau, PhD
FEA Consulting Engineer, SimuTech Group
From 2006 to 2016, Charles Simoneau completed his doctorate at the Mechanical Engineering Department of Ecole de Technologie Supérieure (ÉTS) in Montreal. During his graduate studies, he attained experience with (FEA) in structural mechanics and with the metal AM Process. Charles joined SimuTech early in 2018 actively working on the AM process simulation. He is also a part-time undergraduate lecturer at ETS.

Mohsen Tayefeh
Regional Manager, SimuTech Group
ANSYS Technology Provider in Canada
Mohsen has consulted to various industries for the implementation of advanced technologies through partnership strategies. He is an expert in computer aided engineering, finite element analysis and simulation. Mohsen has extensive design and manufacturing experience.

Tim Gibbins, MBA
Business Development Manager
Ontario Centres of Excellence
Tim is responsible for working with industry partners, academic partners, and start-ups in the Technology Triangle to develop projects across the full range of OCE programs. 
Tim is an experienced business development professional and has worked for 25 years for both large and small companies in the advanced manufacturing, energy, and ICT sectors in southern Ontario.  He takes a collaborative, consultative approach to business development and enjoys helping organizations of all sizes succeed and grow.

Tim has an MBA from York University and a BSc. from the University of Toronto, with majors in Computer Science and Economics. He is an avid squash player and lives in Guelph.
Mohamed Al Hamahmy
PhD Student
University of Guelph
Mohamed is a mechanical engineering PhD student at the University of Guelph. His graduate studies have revolved around mathematical modeling, particularly in the areas of heat and mass transfer. As a research engineer, he developed mathematical models pertaining to model predictive control of thermal systems. He is currently researching finite element analysis of additive manufacturing, developing finite element models of Direct Laser Deposition processes in an effort to improve our understanding of the process and, consequently, its performance.

Dr. Ibrahim M. Deiab Ph.D. ,P.Eng.
Department of Mechanical Engineering
University of Guelph

Ibrahim’s current research is focused on Advanced Manufacturing, Hybrid additive/Subtractive manufacturing, energy efficient machining, DMD, Environment benign machining, Machinability, Online Detection and Predictive modelling of tool wear using ANN. Along with effect of fixture dynamics on the machining system output and stability, finite element analysis, Modal analysis of machine tools and experimental study of the tribological aspects of workpiece/fixture frictional contact. Other research interests are on developing an optimization methodology based on concurrent engineering concept and genetic algorithms scheme. Furthermore, Ibrahim has also conducted some research work on modelling of crack propagation.