• The MSAM lab is one of the largest research and development additive manufacturing facilities in the world, hosted at the University of Waterloo in Canada

    Long experience, international connections, motivated students/staff, and top notch equipment have put MSAM in a unique situation to push the boundaries of AM to realize next generation AM.

  • The MSAM lab is one of the largest research and development additive manufacturing facilities in the world, hosted at the University of Waterloo in Canada

    Long experience, international connections, motivated students/staff, and top notch equipment have put MSAM in a unique situation to push the boundaries of AM to realize next generation AM.

  • The MSAM lab is one of the largest research and development additive manufacturing facilities in the world, hosted at the University of Waterloo in Canada

    Long experience, international connections, motivated students/staff, and top notch equipment have put MSAM in a unique situation to push the boundaries of AM to realize next generation AM.

  • World-class non-destructive testing (NDT) facilities, including a Nano- Computed Tomography (CT) system, in MSAM has enabled MSAM’s researchers to effectively gain insight technological issues of AM processes.

  • World-class non-destructive testing (NDT) facilities, including a Nano- Computed Tomography (CT) system, in MSAM has enabled MSAM’s researchers to effectively gain insight technological issues of AM processes.

  • Intelligent Additive Manufacturing system for Biomedical and Industrial Applications

    Developed in-house to enable fabrication of structures with heterogeneous porosity (varying density). Able to fabricate bi-constructs including various bi-elements and living cells, insertion of porogens, and many more.

  • Design of AM products and modelling and simulation of AM processes are major R&D activities in MSAM. The goal is simple: Reduce development and process optimization costs using sophisticated design and simulation platforms; mainly developed in-house.

  • Additive Manufacturing of anatomically-shaped scaffolds with internal heterogeneous architectures

    A Solid Freefrorm Fabrication process developed to fabricate complex scaffolds, composed of calcium polyphosphate (CPP) with internal conformal passaged and controlled porosity across the scaffolds.

  • MSAM’s researchers are developing new medical and industrial tools using a multi-material, multi-color 3D printer.

The Multi-Scale Additive Manufacturing Lab focuses on next generation additive manufacturing processes. To this end, the lab explores novel techniques to develop advanced materials, innovative products, modeling and simulation tools, monitoring devices, closed-loop control systems, quality assurance algorithms and holistic in-situ and ex-situ characterization techniques.

CBC News – 3D printing research lab in Waterloo receives $27 million

The Multi-Scale Additive Manufacturing Lab at University of Waterloo recently received $27 million from the Ontario government, the university and industry partners. Read more on http://cbc.ca

Additive Manufacturing: Promise, Challenges & Opportunities

University of Waterloo researchers are keeping their eyes on the prize as they work to advance industrial adoption of metal 3D printing. Read more on http://industrytoday.com

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