The Natural Sciences and
Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC)’s network for Holistic
Innovation in Additive Manufacturing (HI-AM) has announced a number of
international collaborators in order to enhance its AM research and create
training opportunities for the network’s students.
The HI-AM network brings
together seven Canadian universities to investigate the fundamental scientific
issues associated with pre-fabrication, fabrication and post-fabrication of
components by a range of Additive Manufacturing technologies, with a primary
focus on structural metals.
the Fraunhofer Institute for Manufacturing Technology and Advanced
Materials (IFAM), Bremen, Germany; Fraunhofer Institute for Material and Beam
Technology (IWS), Dresden, Germany; University of Twente, Enschede, the
Netherlands; and RMIT University, Melbourne, Australia to its HI-AM network as
As part of its international
collaborations, a selected group of its students will be given the
opportunity to participate in research/training exchanges with international
collaborators each year. NSERC will also host graduate students from various
organisations at its research facilities in Canada.