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How Canadian OEMs are transforming the Automotive Industry with Additive Manufacturing

June 18, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm



A supply chain’s expanded capabilities and pace are critical to an automotive OEM’s ability to deliver innovative, high-quality products. On Time. Every Time.

Don’t get left behind. Join Additive industry leaders Stratasys and Cimetrix, a division of Javelin Technologies, to hear how additive manufacturing drives new efficiencies for Canadian automotive and manufacturing companies, expanding opportunities for growth. Explore many OEM Additive Manufacturing applications and see how Canadian companies are benefitting from emerging manufacturing technologies. Hear from major OEMs and tiered suppliers such as GM, Ford, Eckhart and Global Vehicle Systems.

“Additive Manufacturing – How Canadian OEMs are Transforming the Automotive Industry”

When: Tuesday, June 18, 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Where: Twenty7 Automobile Club – Mississauga, ON.
Registration: Registration begins at 9:30 am. Complimentary event. Lunch and parking are included.

Automotive OEM Keynote Speakers

Stephane Boucher, VP of Operations, GVS
Presenting: 3D Printing Uses in the world of Machine Building

About Stephane:

  • Vice President of Operations for Global Vehicle Systems
  • A leader in the market for the design and build of custom automated assembly equipment for automotive tier 1 parts manufacturers
  • Focus on assembly systems for plastic engine components, fuel tanks, interior and exterior trim assemblies

Bob Heath, Additive Manufacturing Application Engineer, Eckhart
Presenting: Adopting Additive Manufacturing in the Industrial Space

About Bob:

  • AAS Computer Aided Drafting and Design ITT Technical Institute
  • Tracked vehicle Maintenance and Operation ~4 years
  • UH-60 Black Hawk Maintenance ~10.5 years
  • Thermoforming tool design ~4 years
  • Industrial Tool design ~2 years
  • Additive Manufacturing ~5 years
    • Hobby and professional

Jay Haubenstricker, Additive Manufacturing Engineering Supervisor, Ford
Presenting: AM Applications at Ford Vehicle Operations

About Jay:

  • Mechanical Engineering Degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • Automotive Manufacturing Experience – 18 Years
    • 15 years with Ford Motor Co.
    • 8 years in Tooling Automation
    • Launched world’s first pre-installation driveline balancing system
    • Launched first collaborative robots at Ford in North America
  • Started and Operated own construction company for 8-years
  • Additive Manufacturing at Ford for a year-and-a-half

What you will learn

During this session, you will learn (final agenda to be announced):

  • 3D printing applications that can help you gain a competitive advantage in today’s global market
  • Advanced materials that open new possibilities beyond rapid prototyping
    What’s new and what’s next – the future of 3D printing in automotive and manufacturing
  • How top Canadian automotive companies are utilizing 3D printing

Free parking will be available onsite. This complimentary event includes lunch and beverages.


June 18, 2019
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
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