Advanced Manufacturing Canada Conference @ CMTS  •  September 26 - 27, 2017  •  Mississauga (Toronto), ON
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  • Mark Barfoot

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    Directing Manager at Hyphen Services

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    Biography

    As managing director of Hyphen, a division of Christie Digital Systems Canada Inc. which offers rapid prototyping and environmental testing services, Mark is responsible for overseeing Hyphen’s day-to-day operations.

    Before taking on this role, Mark oversaw and expanded Christie’s in-house product development capabilities. With a passion for continuous product design improvement, Mark spearheaded the expansion of a multimillion-dollar environmental testing lab and prototyping center, which has helped shorten lead time and project-design cycles for Christie.  This full-service center is a vital component of product development for Christie and has recently been opened to the public as Hyphen, a service for all types of industry to build-test-optimize and commercialize ideas in.

    Mark joined Christie in 2000 taking on roles that focused on the engineering processes and policy standards for Christie’s engineering group.  Before joining Christie, Mark worked for two years at COM DEV International  Ltd., a manufacturer of space hardware, where he conducted thermal and vibration analysis/testing.

    Mark has a B.A.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Waterloo in Ontario, Canada and is a member of the Professional Engineers Ontario (PEO).  Mark was President of the Additive Manufacturing Users Group (AMUG) for 2015 & 2016 conference and is Past President for this upcoming year.

    In his spare time, he mentors engineering design projects and competitions at the University of Waterloo, and serves on the Industrial Advisory Committee for the NSERC/Waterloo Chair in Design Engineering (WCDE) at the University of Waterloo.

     

    “Canada needs to embrace advanced manufacturing to allow industry to work smarter and develop new ways to be competitive in the global market. Additive manufacturing has/can be used to allow prototyping of products faster to reduce time to market and improve overall quality and loopbacks but companies also need to look at how additive manufacturing can also be used to develop production parts especially for industries with low to mid volume production levels. By utilizing these tools companies can produce parts faster and more cost effectively than using traditional molding methods.”