CMTS 2015 connected attendees, exhibitors, sponsors, speakers, industry leaders and government agencies in the pursuit of a strengthened manufacturing sector in Canada. The following represents some of the key aspects of CMTS 2015.
New Technology Zones
The show floor was strategically arranged by technology zones:
- Hall 1: Advanced Manufacturing including the RAPID Canada Pavilion.
- Halls 2, 3 & 4: Machine Tools, Tooling & Metalworking offered visitors the largest side-by-side comparison of live, working equipment in Canada.
Tech Talk Theatre
Attendees heard from industry experts and learned how others are advancing their businesses through innovation, investment in the future, and the application of today’s manufacturing solutions.
Linda Hasenfratz, CEO, Linamar Corporation
2014 Ernst & Young Ontario Entrepreneur of the Year Award in Manufacturing
2014 Entrepreneur of the Year for all of Canada
RAPID Canada Conference
Attendees heard from the experts at the RAPID Canada Conference – an industry-leading forum for the presentation and discussion of the latest developments, trends and techniques specific to additive manufacturing, rapid technologies, 3D printing and 3D scanning.
APMA Automotive Outlook Conference
The Outlook Conference featured agenda topics covering automotive industry outlook and forecasts and industry panels consisting of Tier I suppliers, tooling and mold making suppliers, and human resource development.
Toyota KATA Improvement Workshop
Attendees learned the two fundamental behavior patterns at the core of Toyota KATA: The Improvement KATA and the Coaching KATA driven by the 5-Question Coaching Dialogue and Rapid PDCA cycles.
Opening Networking Reception
Attendees joined peers, exhibitors, leaders, and speakers for a casual networking reception with light hors d’oeuvres and beverages.
Job Shop Appreciation Reception
Job shop owners and employees were invited to attend CMTS for a late evening to source solutions for their manufacturing operations and make connections with peers over complimentary snacks and beverages and the opportunity to meet NHL Alumni Darryl Sittler!
Innovation Alley was a dedicated area at CMTS (Hall 3) which featured cutting-edge technologies applied across various manufacturing sectors.
Innovation Alley showcased:
- The latest research and development in manufacturing related to machining and metalworking
- Various universities showing the latest research and development in manufacturing technologies
- Virtual reality segments featuring Oculus Rift
- Spotlight on bright minds of the future with FIRST Robotics competition and showing their application in real time
- Innovation & Research Education from the National Research Council Canada
- Real-time examples of prototypes from the automotive and aerospace sectors
- A breakdown of implemented technologies that are contributing to upcoming innovations in the Canadian market
RAPID Canada Pavilion
The RAPID Canada pavilion at CMTS included OEMs, service bureaus, and related technology consultants and partners – the vendors your business needs to know to advance in the additive manufacturing industry. The 3D Playground introduced visitors to a variety of 3D-enabled solutions.
- Heartwarming humanitarian efforts involving scanning, modeling, and printing
- State-of-the-art bioprinting capabilities
- Software solutions to simplify your design challenges
- Delectable edibles printed in front of attendees’ eyes
- 3D-scanned creations of visitor busts
Live Demonstration by FESTO Bionicopter
With the BionicOpter, Festo has technically mastered the highly complex flight characteristics of the dragonfly. Just like its model in nature, this ultralight flying object can fly in all directions, hover in mid-air and glide without beating its wings.
Medical Manufacturing Innovation (MMI) Series
The MMI Series at CMTS is where attendees found the industry’s leading manufacturers and suppliers with real solutions that will enable and improve medical and biomedical developments. Through a wide range of equipment and services, attendees found solutions for implants, orthopedics, and more.
Rippl3D Student Competition
Rippl3D provides fun STEM education tools that leverage 3D modeling and 3D printing to test and evaluate design changes. These tools are great for “kids” and “kids at heart.” Attendees were able to see what tools are available for use at home and in schools, in the office, and within the community to demonstrate the power of 3D technologies.