Thursday, June 18, 2020

3D printing prof receives SME manufacturing award

A professor at Waterloo Engineering has been recognized as one of the top young engineers in manufacturing in Canada and the United States.

Mihaela Vlasea was honoured by SME, an association for the advancement of manufacturing professionals, academia and communities, with one of 15 awards for high achievers in the field.

Wednesday, May 6, 2020

Customized 3D-printed masks being developed

Waterloo Engineering researchers are working on personalized 3D-printed mask components for front line health-care providers as well as patients who regularly visit medical facilities for treatments such as dialysis,  chemotherapy and radiation.

To help stop the spread of COVID-19, members of the Multi-Scale Additive Manufacturing (MSAM) Laboratory have produced several prototypes based on approved design guidelines from Health Canada and the National Institutes for Health.

Monday, March 30, 2020

3D printing focuses on COVID-19 protective shields

3D printers in the Multi-Scale Additive Manufacturing (MSAM) Laboratory are producing parts for face shields in demand by health-care workers during the COVID-19 pandemic.

“Our lab quickly volunteered to help and we’re now part of a community group of companies and institutions that have banded together to provide free medical support and supplies,” said Ehsan Toyserkani, a mechanical and mechatronics engineering professor and research director of the MSAM lab. 

Friday, March 6, 2020

Durable, flexible sensor invented for wearable devices

Nanotechnology and 3D printing came together in the development of a tough, flexible sensor for wearable devices.

Created by researchers at Waterloo Engineering, the new technology combines silicone rubber and ultra-thin layers of graphene in a material that generates electrical signals when it is bent or moved.

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