Fundamentally changing how things are made
Additive manufacturing is game-changing technology, commonly known as 3D printing, with a relatively simple concept at its core: building three-dimensional objects in layer-by-layer fashion.
Waterloo Engineering strives to be a global leader in additive manufacturing research, with faculty and students dedicated to fundamentally changing the way things are made.
Current research projects include: adding intelligence to machines through sensors and control algorithms; developing methods to use new materials for production; and helping industry deploy AM equipment on shop floors.
- May 22, 2019
Teams from Waterloo Engineering took the top two prizes in a recent international student design competition involving the use of 3D printing technology to manage the heat created during energy generation, conversion, transfer and storage.
- Feb. 13, 2019
Six months later, he couldn’t be happier with the one-of-a-kind projects they produced after being challenged to design and build small walls made out of bricks.
- May 24, 2017
The University of Waterloo is building one of the largest university-based facilities in the world to advance additive manufacturing (AM) and help companies adopt AM processes for innovative and customized products.
Backed by nearly $27 million in cash and in-kind support, the lab will enable Canadian companies to tap the enormous potential of AM, commonly known as industrial 3D printing, while also further developing the technology through research.