The Conference

All HI-AM Network participants meet once a year to present their research findings to the other research teams within the Network and the representatives of our industrial partners. Hosted by a different institution each year, the conference provides a great networking opportunity for the graduate students and PDFs to get to know their colleagues – future additive manufacturing experts of Canada! These annual meetings will strengthen the relationship among the research team leaders and the supporting organizations. Moreover, they will demonstrate the value, relevance, and importance of the research on-going in HI-AM Network.

For graduate students and post-doc fellows

The conference will include Keynote speeches delivered by AM experts from academia and industry, oral presentations, and poster sessions. Moreover, working sessions are designed to increase the cross-disciplinary cooperation and one-on-one interaction between HQP and scientific leaders. The goal of these workshops is encouraging the student collaboration across themes by:

1) increasing their understanding of the role of their research on the outcomes of the Network,

2) discussing and resolving any common issues regarding the management of Network,

3) suggesting training improvements.

For principal investigators

Theme meetings are organized during the conference to coordinate yearly research activities, use of equipment and address any issues that have arisen in the previous year. Appropriate industry and government researchers, university-industry liaison officer, and design engineers will be asked to participate in these meetings to provide input on the results of the research program and advise on new research directions.

For governing body

The annual vis-à-vis meeting of board of directors (BOD), scientific advisory committee (SAC), and commercialization and outreach committee (COAC) will be held at the conclusion of the conference.

Sessions
  • Material Development Tailored with Optimum Process Parameters
  • Advanced Process Modeling and Coupled Component/Process Design
  • In-line Monitoring/Metrology and Intelligent Process Control Strategies
  • Innovative AM processes and AM-made Products
Organizing committee
  • Prof. Ehsan Toyserkani, Chair
  • Prof. Mathieu Brochu
  • Dr. Vladimir Paserin
  • Farzad Liravi
  • Laurie Wilfong
Scientific advisory committee
  • Prof. Paul Bishop - Dalhousie University
  • Prof. Steve Cockcroft - University of British Columbia
  • Prof. Ehsan Toyserkani - University of Waterloo
  • Prof. Mathieu Brochu - McGill University
Important Dates
  • Abstract due: March 18
  • Notice of acceptance: March 31
  • Full manuscript due: May 7
  • Presentation slides: May 18
Venue

The conference will be held at Federation Hall, University of Waterloo.

Address: 200 University Ave. W., Waterloo, ON, N2L 3G1.

Weather

The summer temperatures start to occur in early June in Waterloo. The average daily temperature in May is 12.5ºC and precipitation is expected.

Explore Kitchener/Waterloo region

Check out Region of Waterloo and Explore Waterloo Region for tips on restaurants and getting around in KW region.

How to get to the University of Waterloo?

If you are driving:

  • Take ON-401 W
  • Take ON-8 W to King St N in Waterloo
  • Take the King Street S exit from ON-85 N, use any lane to turn left onto King St N
  • Turn right onto Columbia St W
  • Follow Columbia St W to University of Waterloo

Venue Address: Federation Hall, University of Waterloo, 200 University Ave. W., Waterloo, ON, N2L 3G1.



Parking

Visitor parking is available to participants in lots “M”, “J”, “S” and “V”. Parking lots “M” and “J” are the closest lots to the venue.

Lot M:

  • Fee: $6 per entry
  • Pay station in lot M

Lots J, S, and V:

  • Fee: $5 per entry
  • Pay station in lot S