Additive Manufacturing


















Additive Manufacturing (AM) or 3D printing, refers to a new class of technologies that build objects layer-by-layer directly from a digital model. AM offers a cleaner production process, only using the required amount of material needed, reducing waste, costs and emissions and therefore is a key enabling technology towards a clean, sustainable manufacturing future

Our AM team draws upon a rich expertise in advanced materials processing and characterization, process modelling and machine automation. We specialize in developing precision processes and products for advanced applications in numerous sectors including aerospace, automotive, energy and biomedical applications.

We have a particular interest in improving the quality and processing of AM produced metallic components and recently succeeded in securing funding to expand our AM research in new directions such as developing 3D printable batteries for transportation and energy storage applications. We also host a world-leading AM facility, housing an electron beam melting (EBM) additive manufacturing machine, the first Canadian university to do so in a research setting.


  • 2020 CFI award to transfer additive manufacturing into the automotive, aerospace and clean energy sectors

  • Theme Leadership in NSERC's strategic network, Holistic Innovation in Additive Manufacturing (HI-AM) LEARN MORE →

  • $19m multi-institutional CFI funding for additive manufacturing research in collaboration with University of Waterloo, Dalhousie University and McGill University

  • JELF award to establish the world’s largest facility for e-beam additive manufacturing