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Additive Manufacturing Group

The Additive Manufacturing Group (AMG) was established as a multi-disciplinary research enterprise at Master University's Faculty of Engineering in 2015. AMG is involved in fundamental and applied research and education programs dealing with AM applications in various industries including: Automotive, Aerospace, Biomedical Devices, and Tooling.

About the AMG

Founded in 2015, the Additive Manufacturing Group (AMG) is a research group at McMaster University. The AMG supports academic research and educational programs in the field of Additive Manufacturing (AM) with the applications to various industries including aerospace, automotive, biomedical and tool industries.

Research Foci

Our research foci include:

  • Design for Additive Manufacturing (AM)
  • Multi-Scale Modelling and Simulation for AM Processes
  • Development of Tailored Materials for AM
  • In-Process Monitoring and Control for AM Processes
  • Metal Hybrid Manufacturing

Research Thrusts

The AMG participation in the 3rd annual Reseau Quebec-3D Conference 2017. Morteza Narvan is explaining the benefits of 3D manufacturing in the automotive industry to one of our booth vistiors.

Research in the AMG is structured into five research thrusts which span a variety of interrelated areas within the AM field. These research thrusts include:

  • Design for AM: focuses on the development of integrated design methodologies linking AM process characteristics, part functionality, component features, and topology optimization to fully capture the novel disruptive potential of AM.
  • Multi-Scale Modelling and Simulation: focuses on the development of process models that can be used for modeling and simulating heating, melting, deposition, and solidification of materials during AM processes.
  • Tailored Materials for AM: focuses on the development of new multiple materials with adapted functionality, allowing for new AM advances. These materials can improve the AM technology by optimizing the mechanical properties of the part components or providing additional functions to the final part.
  • In-Process Monitoring and Control: focuses on the development of in-process monitoring, sensing, and closed-loop control strategies that enhance the process repeatability and product consistency. Included in this thrust is a process-structure-property relationship to identify the interaction between the AM process dynamics and the response of the deposited material.
  • Metal Hybrid Manufacturing: includes the integration of additive and subtractive manufacturing processes into a single workstation, allowing the AM of metal parts with machining accuracy and surface finish.

 

Recent Publications on Additive Manufacturing 

  1. Fereiduni, E., Yakout, M., and Elbestawi, M.A., “Laser-based additive manufacturing of lightweight metal matrix composites”, in AlMangour B. (eds) Additive Manufacturing of Emerging Materials, Springer, January 2019, http://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-91713-9_3.
  2. Fereiduni, E. and Elbestawi, M.A., “Process-Structure-Property relationships in additively manufactured metal matrix composites”, in AlMangour B. (eds) Additive Manufacturing of Emerging Materials, Springer, January 2019, http://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-91713-9_4.
  3. Yakout, M., Elbestawi, M.A., and Veldhuis, S.C., “A review of metal additive Manufacturing technologies”, Solid State Phenomena, Volume 278, pp 1-14, July 2018, (proceedings of the 7th International Conference on Manufacturing Engineering and Process, Barcelona, Spain, 2018), https://doi.org/10.4028/www.scientific.net/SSP.278.1.
  4. Hussein, R., Sadek, A., Elbestawi, M.A., and Attia, M. H., “Low-frequency vibration assisted drilling of hybrid CFRP/Ti6Al4V stacked material”, International Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Technologies, online first, July 2018, https://doi.org/10.1007/s00170-018-2410-2.
  5. Maamoun, A.H., Elbestawi, M.A., and Veldhuis, S.C., “Influence of shot peening on AlSi10Mg parts fabricated by additive manufacturing”, Journal of Manufacturing and Materials Processing, Volume 2, Issue 3, pp 40 (1-16), June 2018, https://doi.org/10.3390/jmmp2030040.
  6. Yakout, M., Elbestawi, M.A., and Veldhuis, S.C., “Process-Structure-Property relationship for selective laser melting of aerospace alloys”, the 7th International Conference on Virtual Machining Process Technology (VMPT), Hamilton, May 2018.
  7. Narvan, M. and Elbestawi, M.A., “Metal additive manufacturing for automotive applications”, the 7th International Conference on Virtual Machining Process Technology (VMPT), Hamilton, May 2018.
  8. Maamoun, A.H., Elbestawi, M.A., Dosbaeva, G.K., and Veldhuis, S.C., “Thermal post-processing of AlSi10Mg parts produced by Selective Laser Melting using recycled powder”, Additive Manufacturing, Volume 21, pp 234-247, May 2018, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.addma.2018.03.014.
  9. Yakout, M., Elbestawi, M.A., and Veldhuis, S.C., “On the characterization of stainless steel 316L parts produced by selective laser melting”, International Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Technology, Volume 95, Issue 5–8, pp 1953–1974, March 2018, https://doi.org/10.1007/s00170-017-1303-0.
  10. Mahmoud, D. and Elbestawi, M.A., “Lattice structures and functionally graded materials applications in additive manufacturing of orthopedic implants: a review,” Journal of Manufacturing and Materials Processing, Volume 1, Issue 2, pp 13 (1-19), October 2017, https://doi.org/10.3390/jmmp1020013
  11. Yakout, M., Cadamuro, A., Elbestawi, M.A., and Veldhuis, S.C., “The selection of process parameters in additive manufacturing for aerospace alloys”, International Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Technology, Volume 92, Issue 5–8, pp 2081–2098, September 2017, https://doi.org/10.1007/s00170-017-0280-7.
  12. Yakout, M. and Elbestawi, M.A., “Additive manufacturing of composite materials: an overview”, the 6th International Conference on Virtual Machining Process Technology (VMPT), Montreal, May 2017. https://www.researchgate.net/publication/316688880_Additive_Manufacturin....
  13. Barrari, A., Kishawy, H.A., Kaji, F., and Elbestawi, M.A., “On the surface quality of additive manufactured parts”, International Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Technology, Volume 89, Issue 5–8, pp 1969–1974, March 2017, https://doi.org/10.1007/s00170-016-9215-y.

Industrial Partners

Mostafa Yakout Mohamed

Mostafa Yakout Mohamed

PhD Candidate, Department of Mechanical Engineering

Dalia Mahmoud

Dalia Mahmoud

PhD Candidate, Department of Mechanical Engineering

Eskandar Fereiduni

Eskandar Fereiduni

PhD Candidate, Department of Mechanical Engineering

Mohamed Balbaa

Mohamed Balbaa

PhD Candidate, Department of Mechanical Engineering

Ahmed Maamoun

Ahmed Maamoun

PhD Candidate, Department of Mechanical Engineering

Morteza Narvan

Morteza Narvan

PhD Candidate, Department of Mechanical Engineering

Ramy Hussein

Ramy Hussein

PhD Candidate, Department of Mechanical Engineering

Alexander Shortt

Alexander Shortt

M.A.Sc. Candidate, W. Booth School of Engineering Practice and Technology

Jake Xue

Jake Xue

M.A.Sc. Candidate, W. Booth School of Engineering Practice and Technology

Mohamed Aly

Mohamed Aly

M.A.Sc. Candidate, Department of Mechanical Engineering

Hossein Rezaeifar

Hossein Rezaeifar

PhD Candidate, Department of Mechanical Engineering 

Francesco Maja

Francesco Maja

M.Sc. Degree, March 2016

Andrea Cadamuro

Andrea Cadamuro

M.Sc. Degree, August 2016

Kendra Willcott-Benoit

Kendra Willcott-Benoit

Co-op Student, April 2017

Contact us!

Prof. M. A. Elbestawi
Professor and Director
W Booth School of Engineering Practice and Technology
McMaster University
1280 Main Street West - ETB 506
Hamilton, ON Canada, L8S 0A3

Tel: (905) 525-9140 ext. 26558
Email: elbestaw@mcmaster.ca

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