Additive Manufacturing

Providing the aerospace, automotive and industries and the Canada’s science community, with a significant advantage in manufacturing agility and new AM techniques.

Additive Manufacturing (AM), or 3D printing, refers to a new class of technologies that build objects layer-by-layer directly from a digital model. Our AM team draws upon a rich expertise in advanced materials processing and characterization, process modelling and machine automation. We have a particular interest in developing precision processes and products for advanced applications in numerous sectors, especially aerospace, and a growing interest in manufacturing complex 3D structures for biomedical applications. In 2017, we successfully secured the funding that has enabled us to create the centre of excellence in e-beam manufacturing, a globally unique facility.

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OUR TEAM

Chad Sinclair

Associate Professor

Yusuf Altintas

Professor

Steve Cockcroft

Professor

Daan Maijer

Professor

WHAT WE DO

We undertake experimental and applied research on e-beam additive manufacturing to support and grow the manufacturing sector in Western Canada and beyond, by improving capabilities in design, manufacturing, maintenance, repair and overhaul.

Physics to Product

Linking machine control to material microstructure and properties to allow for more intelligent fabrication

Controls & Automation

Developing novel process controls methods by taking advantage of a through-process modelling environment.

Large Metallic Components

Fabricating, analyzing and validating large components for breakthroughs in industrial applications.