Expanding Our International Collaborations

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As part of our international strategy, we have been in collaboration with academic institutions and research centers outside Canada to communicate research output of the HI-AM Network to the international community and also to enhance the training opportunities of the Network students. A selected group of our students would be awarded with an opportunity to participate in research/training exchanges with our international collaborators each year. We also host graduate students from various organizations at our affiliated research facilities in Canada.

Renowned institutions such as Singapore Center for 3D Printing, Singapore; National Institute of Standards and Testing (NIS), USA; Friedrich-Alexander University Erlangen-Nürnberg, Germany; and National Formosa University (NFU), Taiwan have been our International Partners since 2017. The first group of our exchange students will start their term abroad in September 2019 at Singapore Center for 3DP and NIST.

We are delighted to announce that Fraunhofer Institute for Manufacturing Technology and Advanced Materials (IFAM), Germany; Fraunhofer Institute for Material and Beam Technology (IWS), Germany; University of Twente, The Netherlands; and RMIT University, Australia have joined our Network as international collaborators as well. Furthermore, NFU has been replaced by Taipei Tech as our Partner in Taiwan. As complementary experties are needed to successfully accomplish the diverse scientific objectives of HI-AM Network, we are excited to have attracted world-class international researchers from these organizations many of which have long-standing record of success in AM innovation. We also believe that these new partnerships will provide a great opportunity for our students to expand their learning experience, explore AM research activities in other parts of the world, develop their career paths, and experience new cultures while transferring the knowledge and technologies from/to HI-AM to/from the international AM research community.

About HI-AM:

The NSERC Network for Holistic Innovation in Additive Manufacturing (HI-AM) brings together leading research groups across Canada and their government, industry, and international academic partners, to coordinate and accelerate national research efforts to overcome critical challenges in adoption of metal additive manufacturing technology. HI-AM’s multidisciplinary team has pioneered and patented intelligent control technologies, innovation AM processes, and new materials providing a foundation to solve some of the key obstacles facing commercial AM applications, positioning Canada to play an important role in the global AM supply chain. Our diverse industrial partners are indicator of the breadth of our research’s potential impact, encompassing Canada’s aerospace, automotive, defense, energy, natural resources, biomedical and tooling sectors.

Contact:
Farzad Liravi
fliravi@uwaterloo.ca
+1 519-888-4567 x36765

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