CrossTalk #4 – Additive Manufacturing – Part 1: feedstock

Heavy conversations about light metals

Additive Manufacturing

The manufacturing sector accounts for 10 % of Canada’s GDP.  Metal 3D printing has the potential to revolutionize this sector by offering increased design freedoms and customizability, reducing time-to-market, reducing materials consumption, and increasing efficiency.  Listen to professionals talk about what skills are required to work with the next generation of materials and emerging 3D printing techniques for light metals.

Is there a career there for you?

In this discussion, we’ll hear from major players in the additive manufacturing sector.  Learn what skills are required to prosper in this industry and participate in an informal discussion afterward.

CrossTalk #4

Date: October 2022

Time: 1:30 pm Eastern time


To be announced


Theme: Additive Manufacturing – Part 1: feedstock

  • Personal: what it takes to succeed in this industry (education, skills, gaps)
  • Sector: What career paths are available in this sector (how large, what industries served, emerging sectors) Employment-related (what employers, jobs)
  • Technologies: What categories of technologies are used in the industry (computer/automation/chemical/material)

Target audience

  • Anyone interested in additive manufacturing or making a career in the light metals industry
  • Undergrads
  • Recent graduates
  • People looking to change career paths

The panel discussion will involve invited speakers who will have an open conversation with attendees about the industry, competition, challenges, etc.

Panel topics covered

  • What’s it like to work in the additive manufacturing industry
  • How products are manufactured and brought to market
  • Industry trends
  • What skills will help you to succeed in this industry



This session is organized by the Emerging Professionals from the Metsoc Light Metals section.

  • Jessica Hiscocks, Kingston Process Metallurgy
  • Abdallah Elsayed, University of Guelph
  • Michael Benoit, The University of British Columbia

Special thanks to:

  • Sumanth Shankar, Light Metals Chair
  • Georges Houlachi, Membership Services Chair
METSOC is a constituent society of the Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy and Petroleum (CIM).
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