Putting EBM to the NSERC’s HI-AM

The Canada Foundation for Innovation, the British Columbia Knowledge Development Fund and the University of British Columbia (UBC) are bringing electron beam additive manufacturing technology to the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada’s Holistic Innovation Network

With major investment from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC), the Holistic Innovation in Additive Manufacturing Network (HI-AM) brings leading metal additive manufacturing experts from seven Canadian universities together to investigate the fundamental scientific issues associated with pre-fabrication, fabrication and post-fabrication of components manufacturing by a range of additive manufacturing technologies with a primary focus on structural metals.

The overall goal of the network is to provide realistic, transferable solutions to encourage the adoption of metal additive processes by the Canadian manufacturing industries. It facilitates collaboration between Canada’s leading research groups in advanced materials processing and characterization, powder synthesis, alloy development, advanced process simulation and modeling, precision tool-path planning, controls, sensing, and applications.