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AAMTECH is a centre for Advanced Additive Manufacturing Technology that provides research and development services for 3D printing of advanced composites, metals, engineering thermoplastics, and food. The goal of AAMTECH is to enhance the knowledge and prototyping capabilities of students, faculty, and industry partners to assist industry in bringing innovative new additive manufacturing products to market. AAMTECH includes two labs, the Teck Copper Innovation Hub and the Food Research for Safety and Health (FRESH) Lab, which are dedicated to promoting cutting-edge research in the field of 3D printing, with specialized 3D printers that boast high capabilities. .

AAMTECH also has a professional-grade Extruder, an Electroplating System, and professional 3D Scanners.

  • The Extruder allows AAMTECH to produce custom 3D printing filaments with precisely defined characteristics.
  • The Electroplating System can transform a 3D-printed plastic part into a part with metal characteristics by applying a metal coating to it.
  • 3D Scanners offer numerous benefits for a wide range of industries, from product development to reverse engineering and competitive analysis. The integration of 3D scanners provides the ability to personalize vital products like medical devices and prosthetics, resulting in increased user satisfaction and comfort.

At AAMTECH we can help elevate your ideas to the next level. 3D printing has found applications in a wide range of fields including automotive, aerospace, electronics, medical devices, education and research, art and entertainment, and the food industry.

Take advantage of AAMTECH’s free 3D Print Voucher Program.

Stay tuned for 3D-printing training courses that will be available at AAMTECH in the near future.

Government of Canada announces over $20.8 million for businesses and organizations in Burnaby, B.C. to expand operations and create jobs

July 27, 2023 – The Honourable Harjit S. Sajjan, Minister of Emergency Preparedness and Minister responsible for the Pacific Economic Development Agency of Canada (PacifiCan) and the Honourable Terry Beech, Minister of Citizens’ Services announced support of over $1.9 million for BCIT to establish the Advanced Additive Manufacturing Technology Hub (AAMTECH) – an advanced 3D printing prototyping hub.

“Today’s announcement furthers the important work of the BCIT Centre for Applied Research and Innovation – creating practical learning opportunities for BCIT students, while providing practical solutions to industry challenges. With the PacifiCan funding for the new Advanced Additive Manufacturing Technology (AAMTECH) 3D Printing Hub, BCIT continues to grow our breadth of support across multiple manufacturing sectors including metals, composites, foods, and bio-manufacturing. Businesses, organizations, and BCIT researchers and students now have a truly state-of-the-art space to build innovation in the 3D-printing arena”
–  Dr. Jeff Zabudsky, President, BCIT

Location: CARI Lab
Contact: Kim Dotto