NSERC HI-AM

Holistic Innovation in Additive Manufacturing

First Pan-Canadian Academic Network
in Metal Additive Manufacturing

About Us

Additive manufacturing (AM) has the potential to change the entire manufacturing enterprise by 2030. Substantial progress has been made in recent years; however, there are several remaining challenges such as the high cost of feedstocks, repeatability and reliability issues with AM processes/products, and lack of accelerated simulation packages that have hindered the widespread industry adoption.

The NSERC/CFI Holistic Innovation in Additive Manufacturing (HI-AM) Network has been conceived to work on innovative solutions to address these challenges and to equip Canada for the era of Industry 4.0 and “digital-to-physical conversion.”

The University of Waterloo hosts the NSERC HI-AM Network, bringing together nineteen leading experts from seven universities across Canada.

Upcoming Events

  • SAC evaluation for Jan-June 2018 reporting period is due on Sept 14, 2018.

  • Second SAC Meeting:
    Sept 25, 2018.

Previous Events

  • First annual Conference:
    May 22 – 23, 2018

  • Second BoD Meeting:
    May 23, 2018

  • First SAC Meeting:
    May 22, 2018

  • First BoD Meeting:
    Oct 26, 2017