Design Engineering

Virtual Event
Flip The Normal
August 17, 2021 at 1:00pm EST

1:10pm to 1:45pm
The NGen Additive Manufacturing Demonstration Program

Frank Defalco, Director - Members Relations, Next Generation Manufacturing Canada

To help manufacturers get up to speed on additive manufacturing and realize its potential, NGen and NRC IRAP have launched an “initial trial” program to help de-risk AM adoption for Canadian SMEs. In short, the program will advise participants on how AM can benefit them and provide companies with funding to have one of their parts additively manufactured. This presentation will delve into the opportunities AM offers, as well as the details and requirements of the program.

Additive Manufacturing Demonstration Program


Frank Defalco
Frank Defalco is currently Director, Members Relations with Next Generation Manufacturing Canada (NGen) and leads NGen’s Technical advisory boards for Additive Manufacturing, Automation & Robotics and Machine Learning AI.

Previous to NGen, Frank established Canada’s Premiere Additive Manufacturing (AM) Network, Canada Makes. In his time leading Canada Makes he delivered the Metal Additive Demonstration Program introducing Additive Metal Manufacturing capability to over 200 Canadian companies and helping build AM capabilities awareness to Canadian industry. In this capacity Frank developed a unique knowledge of Canada’s Additive Manufacturing ecosystem.