About the Conference

The HI-AM Conference is the first academic conference in Canada focused exclusively on metal additive manufacturing. With over 100 additive manufacturing experts and decision-makers from academia, research institutes, industry and government, HI-AM 2019 is an event not to be missed.

The focus of HI-AM Conference is to provide a platform for the presentation of recent advancements in research and development with the field of metal additive manufacturing under 4 research themes: (1) material development, (2) advanced process modeling, (3) process monitoring and control, (4) innovative AM processes/products.

This conference facilitates the dissemination of AM research results to the scientific community and among partners. HI-AM Network researchers meet once a year to present their research findings to all partners and AM enthusiasts. Hosted by a different institution each year, the conference provides a great opportunity to foster cross-theme knowledge exchange and demonstrate the value, relevance, and importance of the research on-going in the HI-AM Network.

The main features of HI-AM Conference will include oral research presentations, poster presentations, and keynote speeches from internationally distinguished industry and academic professional.


Conference Details

AMS Nest, the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada

June 26th, 2019: 8 am – 6 pm
June 27th, 2019: 8 am – 12 pm

Important Dates:
Abstract Submission Deadline:
Feb 1st, 2019

Notice of Acceptance:
Mar 1st, 2019

Registration Opening:
Mar 1st, 2019

Early Registration:
May 15th, 2019

Please visit the registration page for more information on fees and deadlines.

Please visit the Sponsors page for more information.

About the NSERC HI-AM Network

Additive manufacturing (AM) has the potential to change the entire manufacturing enterprise by 2030. Substantial progress has been made in recent years; however, there are several remaining challenges hindering the widespread industry adoption of this technology from expensive and limited metal powder feedstock to the need for increased process reliability.

The NSERC Holistic Innovation in Additive Manufacturing (HI-AM) Network has been conceived to work on innovative solutions to address these challenges and to equip Canada for the era of Industry 4.0 and “digital-to-physical conversion.” With major investment from NSERC and CFI, the Network will investigate fundamental scientific issues associated with AM pre-fabrication, fabrication, and post-fabrication processing. It enables 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.

HI-AM is the first national academic additive manufacturing initiative in Canada. The timing is critical, with the global market for AM expected to quintuple by 2020. The proposed Network builds the partnerships, develops the intellectual property, and trains the highly skilled individuals Canada needs to compete in this crucial arena of advanced manufacturing.

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