Multi-Scale Additive Manufacturing Laboratory

University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Ontario
Area(s) of Expertise

Our lab provides a unique multidisciplinary research environment to address the synergy between novel systems, materials and processes for additive manufacturing of macro-, micro- and nano-scale systems for a variety of applications ranging from regenerative nanomedicine to optical-sensing technologies. The research carried out here consists of systems characterization, materials processing, micro-system/sensors fabrication and testing/calibration using novel layer-based maskless additive manufacturing techniques capable of handling customized products with complex geometries and heterogeneous internal architectures.

What the facility does

Research on additive manufacturing in macro- and micro-scale for a variety of applications.

Research Services

3-D printing, prototyping, electronics 3-D interconnects, opto-mechanical sensors

Sectors of Application
  • Aerospace and satellites
  • Automotive
  • Life sciences, pharmaceuticals and medical equipment
  • Manufacturing and processing

Name of specialized lab

Name of equipment

Multi-Scale Additive Manufacturing Laboratory

Laser-assisted maskless microdeposition workstation


3-D printer (Z-Corp)


uPrint (Stratasys)


Optical sensors calibration set-up


Ytterbium fibre laser


Erbium fibre laser

  • Mount Sinai Hospital of the University of Toronto
  • The University of Manchester
  • Assembly Automation Alternatives Inc.
  • Terepac Corporation
  • Advanced Test & Automation Inc.