As additive manufacturing technology continues to grow and spread, countries all over the world are working hard to make sure they're always on top, and even ahead of, the latest innovations, and Canada is one of those countries that is going all in when it comes to 3D printing technology. This spring, the country opened its first research center for metal 3D printing for the marine and defense industries, and the University of New Brunswick (UNB) launched the center, which combines workforce development and training, research, and commercialization. Now, UNB is back in the headlines with its new, innovation-focused postdoctoral fellowship program, which is a result of a $1.25 million gift from the private McCain Foundation. The inaugural fellowship recipient is Dr. Edward Cyr, a mechanical engineer originally with the University of Waterloo who is studying the role of artificial intelligence in manufacturing 3D printed materials, like aluminum alloys and advanced stainless steels. Read more at