The University of Waterloo has opened a multi-scale additive manufacturing lab facility. The lab contains $25M worth of equipment, including a quad-laser power bed fusion machine, which will be used to explore new methods of 3D printing with metal. The additive process reduces waste associated with using a subtractive process. “So much of the equipment we have now, we didn’t have space for in the previous facility[.] Here we have all this equipment all together so we don’t have to relocate from one building to another, so we can do the tests back-to-back,” said UWaterloo PhD Student Ali Mohammad-Mejad. Lab founder Dr Ehsan Toyserkani told City News that he hopes the new facility will allow more local companies to grow and innovate.