St. Paul, MN (September 24, 2018) — Matsuura USA’s Tom Houle, Director, LUMEX NA for Matsuura USA, is a featured presenter at the CME Canada Makes Additive Manufacturing Forum of October 24, 2018. The event will be held in the Federation Hall (Building #35) at the University of Waterloo, 200 University Ave W in Ontario.
The forum will highlight speakers from both the Aerospace and Automotive/tooling sectors who will discuss how they improved their competitiveness through the adoption of additive manufacturing.
Matsuura Machinery USA, Inc.’s Thomas Houle is an experienced Manufacturing Professional with a demonstrated history of success in the tooling and plastics industry. He is skilled in new product development, Program Management, Sales and Business development, new Technology adoption and Manufacturing systems and experienced with in-mold sensing and monitoring to measure mold and part performance. Houle has 27 years of continuing experience in the injection mold and molding industry developing turn-key projects for customers all around the globe.
In his role as Director, LUMEX NA for Matsuura USA, Tom leverages his experience in operational excellence and continues to develop a cutting-edge, innovative U.S. presence for Matsuura’s Hybrid AM Manufacturing solution. He inspires a culture of continuous improvement by defining goals, developing strategies, implementing systems and measuring performance results for the LUMEX product.
Tom’s experience in the mold industry, new product development, engineering solutions, along with his interpersonal skills, business acumen and a passion for manufacturing solutions shows in his passion for the Matsuura LUMEX technology.
Tom is a frequent presenter/volunteer for STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) schools as facilitates the development and understanding of the importance in creating complex products efficiently through both additive and subtractive manufacturing.
The Forum will feature two panels, “Aerospace using Additive Manufacturing” and “Conformal Cooling – Facts versus Myths Overcoming Obstacles.”
Panel 1 – Aerospace and Additive Manufacturing, moderator Mark Kirby
Panel 2 – Conformal Cooling – Facts versus Myths Overcoming Obstacles, moderator Ed Bernard
The forum will continue to deliver on the success of past events and offer ample opportunity for networking. The Canada Makes Scrum introduced last year, will once again use the same format. Canada Makes partners will circle the room with tables and banners and take part in a great opportunity to talk face-to-face with experts in additive.
Canada Makes continues offering insight and expertise for Canada’s industry leaders with the mission of helping companies understand how they might use additive manufacturing as part of their process. The forum will show how additive is a key component of Industry 4.0, implementation.
Cost: $100 CME Members/Canada Makes Partners
$150 CME / Canada Makes Non-Members
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Matsuura Machinery USA, Inc., located in St. Paul, MN is the U.S. subsidiary of Matsuura Machinery Corporation in Japan. Since 1935, Matsuura has delivered unmatched excellence in high speed and high precision CNC machine tools. From full 5-axis, vertical, horizontal, linear motor or multi-tasking CNC machine tools, Matsuura has been the forerunner in designing innovative technology and manufacturing solutions to a variety of industries around the globe. Matsuura Machinery USA, Inc. provides the service, applications, and technical field support that have always been the Matsuura standard for business.
For more information on the Matsuura LUMEX Series, please contact: [email protected] or visit: www.matsuurausa.com.