Martin Lavoie Reveals Insights on Business and Industry for 3d Printing Paris France
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What do you do?
Founding director of Canada Makes, Canada’s premier network of expertise in additive manufacturing. Canada Makes is powered by Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters. We orgaize workshops and help SMEs protoype parts using 3D printing technologies. We also educate policy-makers about the potential of 3D printing for the Canadian manufacturing sector.
What do you see as the biggest opportunity in your industry?
The sweet spot for additive manufacturing in our industry is in low volume production, customization and complexity. The opportunities are huge, since we are only scratching the surface about the potential of 3D printing in the future. Eventually this sweet spot will extend to print – on – demand as we get more standardization and more efficient production processes.
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What impact will changes in your industry have on consumers? the world?
Rapid prototyping already has huge impact on cost of prototyping and time to market. Eventualy 3D printing will bring production closer to end-markets, reduce inventory cost, and allow mass customization of products. Aerospace and Medical sectors are obviously two vertical sectors that will witness a rapid adoption of the technologies. Eventually metal 3D printing technologies will become more mature and affordable and 3D printing will be a massive game changer in actual end-production, not just in prototyping.
What is your biggest goal right now?
To provide affordable and world-class training to the Canadian workforce on all aspects of additive mnaufacturing.
What kind of support or types of people do you need to accelerate your success?
We need academic institutions to help us build a curriculum that will eventually be certified and recognized nation-wide. We need high schools to establish maker spaces so that students learn advanced mnaufacturing at a young age. We also need more government programs de-risking the applications of 3d printing technologies especially in metal parts and printable electronics.
What makes you or your work different from everybody else?
We are the only national network in Canada dedicated exclusively at the adoption and the development of additive manufacturing applications for all segments of manufacturing, covering plastics, metal and printable electronics.
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