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Metals such as iron and magnesium are of particular interest in biodegradable endoprosthesis applications, as their good mechanical properties and their impact on human metabolism are highly documented.

Nicolas Giguère

Manager – Advanced Alloys Center

Email address :
nicolas.giguere@cegeptr.qc.ca
Phone:
819 376-8707
Extension :
5025

Introduction

Core business

Biomedical, aeronautics, transport

Main areas of activity & Research

  • Advanced alloys casting
  • Die casting
  • Heat treating
  • Brazing
  • Electrochemistry and corrosion

Participation in various professionals organizations :

  • Adjunct professor – Department of mining, metallurgy and material science, Université Laval
  • Lecturer – Department of Industrial Engineering, Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières
  • Member of: Ordre des ingénieurs du Québec, American Foundry Society, North American Die Casting Association, Canadian Biomaterials Society and Aluminum Research Center (REGAL)

Publications

  • Chiesa F., Giguère N., Levasseur D., Duchesne B.; Experience in the direct pour casting of an Aluminum A356 Blade, Transactions of the American Foundry Society, Vol. 122, pp.37-43, 2014.
  • Giguère, N., Blais, C., ; On the optimization of compressibility and hardenability of sinter-hardenable PM steels, Metallurgical Transactions A, Volume 44, number 10, pages 4774-4788, 2013.
  • Chiesa F, Duchesne, B., Giguère N., Baril, J.; Measuring Mold Cavity Filling Time in Low Pressure Permanent Mold Casting of Aluminum Parts, Transactions of the American Foundry, Society, Vol. 118, paper 11-003 (15 p), 2011
  • Bergeron, S., Monette, G., Thibault, C., Giguère, N.; Evaluation of porosity levels on castings produced by a new concept of inclined injection system for aluminum die casting, PART II, Proceedings of Die Casting Congress & Tabletop 2014, North American Die Casting Association, Milwaukee, WI, September 2014.
  • Chiesa, F., Giguère, N., Levasseur, D, Duchesne, B.; “Direct Pour Vs Traditional Gating”, Foundry Planet, China Foundry Association, www.foundry-planet.com, Dec. 2014, pp. 46-50
  • Chiesa, F., Giguère, N., Levasseur, D, Duchesne, B.; “Direct Pour Vs Traditional Gating”, Modern Casting, August 2014, pp 38-45
  • Bergeron, S., Monette, G., Thibault, C., Giguère, N., Pineau, F., Bouchard, D.; Evaluation of porosity levels on castings produced by a new concept of inclined injection system for aluminum die casting, Proceedings of Die Casting Congress & Tabletop 2013, North American Die Casting Association, Louisville, Kentucky, USA, September 2013
  • Chiesa*, F., Grenier, J., Giguère, N., Lanicot, F.; Mechanical Strength at the Interface of a Steel Insert Embedded in an Aluminium Permanent Mold, Proceedings of the Light Metals for Transportation Symposium, CIMM Publications, Montreal, Oct 2-6, 2013
  • Chiesa*, F., Giguère, N., Tougas, B.; Practical Use of Fluid Flow and Solidification Modeling in the Shape Casting of Light Metals, Proceedings of the Light Metals for Transportation Symposium, CIMM Publications, Montreal, Oct 2-6, 2013
  • Chiesa*, F., Giguère, N.; “Casting a Very Unconventional Aluminum Alloy in Low Pressure Permanent Mold (LPPM)”, INALCO conference, Montreal, Oct 21-22, 2013
  • Giguère,N., Chiesa,F., Blackburn,J.F.; Experience in the Heat Treatment of Die Cast Brackets, Proceedings of the Light Metals Symposium, CIMM Publications, Montreal, Oct 2-6, 2011
  • Giguère, N., Amira, S., Tremblay, R., Loong, C.A., Dubé, D.; Determination of Thixocasting Temperatures of AZ91D and Other Mg Alloys Using a Quenching Method, Canadian Metallurgical Quarterly, Vol. 47, No 2, pp 163-172, 2008