Innovative processes, mechatronic platforms

This R&D program reviews the challenges in current AM systems such as low speed, high cost and reliability issues and improves them through a suite of next generation of AM processes and systems. Our focus is to put Canada at the forefront by developing innovative, next-generation AM platforms which address these limitations and effective facilitate the worldwide adoption of AM.

MSAM researchers have developed two novel AM platforms: 1) A mechatronics based AM system that integrates a powder-bed and material extrusion concepts together; and 2) a novel dual-piezo head technology for printing silicone.