Canada Makes takes part in trade mission

Canadian Manufacturing & Exporters’ (CME) Canada Makes is taking part in its first trade mission. A delegation from Canada’s additive manufacturing sector will visit Germany next on January 24-30. The mission will visit leaders in the German metal additive manufacturers sector in and around Munich and Hamburg, with a particular focus on OEM’s.

Canada Makes is looking for avenues to build strong stable relationships on behalf of the Canadian Manufacturing sector,” said Frank Defalco, the Manager of Canada Makes who will lead the Canada Makes mission in Germany. “Sharing knowledge and skills across borders is vital to succeeding in the global economy and this mission reinforces Canada’s interest in adopting metal additive manufacturing to keep us competitive.”

Delegates will be taking part in a full day tour of the DMG MORI plant at DECKEL MAHO to see the latest innovations and groundbreaking technologies on offer, also on the agenda is a visit to Airbus Defence & Space at the Ludwig Boelkow Campus (LBC). Apart from that, Electro Optical Systems (EOS) will offer insight about their approach to innovation through lightweight construction, shortened R&D times, and reduced manufacturing costs–all important benefits in the adoption of additive manufacturing. Trade missions like this provide on-the-ground support, business-to business contacts, information and tools for Canadian businesses, especially small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs).