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Advanced Manufacturing

Advanced manufacturing program and research at U of T Engineering are creating next-generation technology while preparing future engineers to lead in industry.

30+
researchers with manufacturing focus
18
research based start-ups created in the past 3 years (U of T wide)
250+
manufacturing industry partners U of T-wide
  • Advanced Aerospace Structures
  • Advanced Coating Technologies
  • Cellular Hybrid Materials
  • Human-Machine Interaction
  • Intelligent Decision Engineering
  • Laser Photonics Fabrication
  • Maintenance Optimization & Reliability Engineering
  • Microcellular Plastics
  • Multifunctional Lightweight Structures
  • Nanomaterials
  • Organic Optoelectronics
  • Robotics & Automation
  • Smart & Multifunctional Materials

Toronto Institute for Advanced Manufacturing

TIAM continues to establish partnerships with the manufacturing sector that maximize the impact of transformative technologies developed by its world-renowned researchers.

Ontario Centre for the Characterization of Advanced Materials

OCCAM fosters collaboration between universities and industry, enabling interactions that traverse the traditional boundaries between science, engineering and medicine.

Institute for Robotics & Mechatronics

IRM conducts research on robotics and mechatronics through collaborative research projects and innovative educational programs.

Centre for Advanced Coating Technologies

CACT conducts fundamental research—experimental, analytical, and computational—in the areas of thermal spray coatings and plasma processing.

Study Advanced Manufacturing at U of T Engineering

Our Master of Engineering students can choose from a wide range of technical emphases including Advanced Manufacturing, while all engineering graduate students have the option of pursuing a Robotics & Mechatronics emphasis. Undergraduates in the Engineering Science program can major in Robotics, while students in our core engineering disciplines can pursue minors in Advanced Manufacturing and Robotics.

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An academic-industry collaboration led by Professor Mohini Sain (MIE) has produced a new sustainably-sourced, production-ready engine component for high-performance vehicles. 

The new part reduces emissions by both, displacing fossil fuel-derived plastics with renewable alternatives that can be recycled, and by decreasing vehicle weight, leading to improved fuel efficiency. 

The Carbon Fibre-Composite 5.0L Engine Timing Cover was created over the course of five years through an NSERC-supported partnership and ORF-RE project between Sain’s lab group and Ford Canada’s Powertrain Research and Development Centre (PERDC), led by Dr