HI-AM 2024:
Nexus Forum September 16

About HI-AM 2024: Nexus Forum

HI-AM 2024: Nexus Forum marks the 7th annual gathering of the NSERC Network for Holistic Innovation in Additive Manufacturing (HI-AM). This edition also signals the conclusion of the HI-AM Network as the program comes to a close. Nevertheless, we are delighted to announce the continuation of the conference through our new initiative, HI-AM 2.0, supported by the NSERC Alliance program.

During this transitional year between programs, HI-AM 2024 will be limited to HI-AM Network members, and participation is by invitation only. This event is designed to serve as a forum where members can collaboratively formulate strategies for the upcoming five years.

The conference will return to its open-to-all format, and the standard abstract submission process will be reinstated for the 8th HI-AM Conference, scheduled for 2025. We look forward to welcoming you at HI-AM 2025!

The upcoming HI-AM Conferences will continue to be a vital space for sharing the latest research and developments in metal additive manufacturing. These events provide a platform for experts and researchers to showcase and discuss new ideas and advancements in the field, making HI-AM a key gathering for anyone interested in the latest happenings in AM.

Conference Details

Format: Virtual

Date: September 16, 2024


About the NSERC HI-AM Network

Additive manufacturing (AM) has the potential to change the entire manufacturing sector by 2030. Despite the recent progress in this field, there are several remaining challenges hindering the widespread industry adoption of this technology from expensive and limited metal powder feedstock to the need for increased process reliability.

The Holistic Innovation in Additive Manufacturing (HI-AM) Network has been formed 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.” With major investment from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) and Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI), the Network investigates fundamental scientific issues associated with metal AM pre-fabrication, fabrication, and post-fabrication processing. It facilitates collaboration between Canada’s leading research groups in advanced materials processing and characterization, powder synthesis, alloy development, advanced process simulation and modeling, precision tool-path planning, controls, sensing, and applications.

HI-AM is the first national academic additive manufacturing initiative in Canada. This Network builds the partnerships, develops the intellectual property, and trains the highly skilled individuals Canada needs to compete in this crucial arena of advanced manufacturing.

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