Manufacturing driven by knowledge and innovation

Advanced manufacturing involves the utilization of the latest techniques and technologies to help industries improve high-value-added products and the processes used to design and fabricate them.

With key strengths in additive manufacturing, advanced materials, advanced robotics and mechatronics, Industry 4.0 and the Internet of Things, and nanotech manufacturing, Waterloo Engineering is well-positioned to help lead the transition to manufacturing that is driven by knowledge and innovation.

Research and development by experts at the University of Waterloo are conducted in state-of-the-art laboratories and centres, from one of the world’s largest university-based additive manufacturing facilities, to a lab uniquely equipped to explore new spectra for sensing and connectivity.

  1. July 24, 2018Co-op students build first-of-its-kind machine in Canada

    With the help of seven University of Waterloo co-op students, Canada’s first Spatial Atomic Layer Deposition (SALD) system is up and running. At the celebratory ribbon cutting on May 10, 2018, project leader Professor Kevin Musselman said he couldn’t have done it without the co-op students who helped design and build the machine.

    “I was sitting at my desk the whole time. I don't think I ever lifted a finger so it was entirely built by the students,” laughs Musselman.

  2. Feb. 15, 2018University of Waterloo part of two winning innovation supercluster initiatives

    The University of Waterloo will be a key partner with leading Canadian companies and sectors chosen to help grow our country’s global competitiveness through significant investments in the areas of artificial intelligence (AI) and advanced manufacturing.

    As part of the Government of Canada’s $950 million Innovation Supercluster Initiative, Waterloo will take a leading research role in two of the five winning bids announced today. The effort will see researchers and innovators from Waterloo become key contributors in industry-led consortia.

  3. Sep. 1, 2017Out of thing air: from human health to architecture, 3D printers help innovative ideas take shape

    Mihaela Vlasea might have headed off to medical school after earning her Bachelor of Applied Science in mechatronics engineering degree at the University of Waterloo.

    Instead, she chose to stay to push three-dimensional (3D) printing into new territory: Bone replacements that have the porosity and function of the real thing.

    For thousands of Canadians facing surgery to deal with the pain of faulty joints, this holds the possibility of improved, lasting remedies.

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