1st Conference of NSERC Network
for Holistic Innovation in Additive Manufacturing (HI-AM)
May 22 – 23, 2018 | Waterloo, ON, Canada

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Important Dates

Abstract due: March 18
Notice of Acceptance: March 31
Posters: May 9
Presentation Slides: May 18
Full Manuscripts: May 21

Keynote Speakers

Mohsen Seifi

Director of Global Additive Manufacturing Programs
ASTM International, USA

Ian Gibson

Professor of Additive Manufacturing
Deakin University, Australia

Mohammad Ehteshami

Vice President and General Manger
GE Additive, USA

Timothy Simpson

Paul Morrow Professor of Engineering Design & Manufacturing
Pennsylvania State University, USA


The NSERC/CFI HI-AM Network has been conceived to work on innovative solutions to address the challenges associated with metal AM processes/products and to equip Canada for the era of Industry 4.0 and “digital-to-physical conversion."

HI-AM Conference 2018

All HI-AM Network participants meet once a year to present their research findings to the other research teams within the Network and the representatives of our industrial partners. Hosted by a different institution each year, the conference provides a great networking opportunity for the graduate students and PDFs to get to know their colleagues – future additive manufacturing experts of Canada!

Conference Themes

The research program proposed by HI-AM includes 4 themes with objectives directly relevant to the research needs of our partner organizations and the research scopes proposed by NSERC in its strategic target areas. These integrative and multidisciplinary research themes include: (1) Material Development, (2) Advanced process modeling, (3) Process monitoring and control, (4) Innovative processes and products.