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Achievements

Research and Development

  • Study of hard chrome plating bath properties and their impact on the microstructural, mechanical, and corrosion resistance properties of the resulting chrome layer
  • Additive manufacturing for optimized heat exchange in die casting
  • Multi-element ultrasound processes for the quality validation of casted parts
  • Prototype of an ignition system for aluminium filtration processes
  • Manufacturing of aluminum-based cermet for brake rotor applications
  • Mould repair technology by laser additive manufacturing with powder deposition (DED)
  • Study of corrosion and high temperature behaviours of several types of organic protective coatings for underground steel conduits
  • Improved wear-resistant aluminium for ground transportation applications
  • Study of mechanical properties and high-stress corrosion behaviour of metal coatings applied on steel substrate by various techniques
  • Optimized cooling phase processes in thermal spray coating
  • Ultrasound-guided characterization of the interior corrosion of a steel pipeline
  • Lightweight parts made of laminated Al-Ti composites
  • Study of the effect of parameters on the properties of plasma reactor-developed ultra high-strength aluminium alloys
  • Blister-free solution heat treatment for aluminum high-pressure die casting parts
  • Tungsten carbide powder cold-spray technology for airplane motor blades
  • Low-pressure casting of thin magnesium alloy parts
  • Cast aluminium parts for an ergonomic chair
  • Replacement of alloy 356 with 535 for low-cost sand casting manufacturing
  • Enhanced mechanical properties of die-cast aluminium alloy 369
  • Improved service life of magnesium anodes for electrocoagulation applications
  • Novel bimetallic hockey skate blade
  • Improved durability of aluminium extrusion matrixes by surface modification
  • Optimized GMAW, GTAW, and PAW welding repair technology for titanium and Ti6Al4V alloy
  • Corrosion-resistant cone-shaped plug valves
  • Addition of a novel tungsten carbide alloy to the manufacture of cutting tools by powder deposition
  • Diamond tool technology for concrete resurfacing
  • Novel ferroalloy methodologies (FeZrSi, FeZr, FeV)
  • Optimized GMAW, FCAW, and SAW welding processes for the porosity and cracking issues of duplex 2205 and 2507 steel
  • Innovative high-performance ultra wear-resistant skate blade
  • Novel production technique for advanced alloy drill bits in mining applications
  • New stamping strategies for the production of Inconel 718
  • Improved service life of galvanized barrels for nail manufacturing
  • R&D of titanium anodes for lithium hydroxide production
  • New casting and thermal technology for the manufacture of B206 aluminium into high-performance parts for wheelchairs
  • Optimized parameters for the automated vertical MCAW welding of 55W steel structures
  • Low-cost FeTi alloys for hydrogen storage applications
  • Failure analysis and corrosion resistance study of AISI420, AISI304, AISI316, AISI174-PH, and AISI440 steel grades for the manufacture of conveyor components
  • Compatibility of eco-friendly coatings and metallic assemblies
  • Friction stir-welded aluminium extrusions for a pedestrian footbridge platform
  • Enhanced performance of ductile iron parts by thermodynamic modelling
  • Manufacturing process development for a one-piece aluminum RF diplexer
  • High structural integrity die-cast aluminium parts
  • Thermal treatment studies of 15-5 PH and Ti-6Al-4V parts by additive manufacturing user laser-guided powder injection
  • Crucible casting of liquid aluminium for the manufacture of small-scale customized alloy ingots
  • Canada-wide metallurgy platform for the processing of added-value materials and semi-finished products for the global medical industry
  • low pressure casting of a magnesium alloy part
  • Novel engineered alloy for the moulding of magnesium-based prototype products
  • Comparative analysis of low-pressure and gravity casting of AZ91E magnesium
  • Rapid prototyping, moulding, and casting of an aluminium alloy/magnesium-based crankcase
  • Thermal control of permanent moulds for magnesium casting: Temperature maintenance and impact on metallurgical quality
  • Prediction method to quantitatively assess the quality of image-analysed moulded parts
  • Mould-coating and grain refinement methodologies for low-pressure permanent die casted magnesium
  • Assessment of an alternative method to obtain cast aluminium parts with enhanced anodizing/mechanical properties
  • Mechanical properties of investment-cast A356-T6: Prediction of compliance with ASTM B108 and ASTM B686 norms
  • Novel ductile iron treatment method
  • Performance analysis of a C02-eliminating bioreactor for industrial environments
  • Enhanced mechanical properties of investment-cast A356 aluminium by rapid solidification
  • Eddy current control of cast aluminium parts
  • Duplex stainless steel investment casting
  • Prototype technology development for investment casting
  • Optimized mould filling in low-pressure casting (aluminium, magnesium)
  • Optimum parameters for twin-roll casting of magnesium sheets

Metallurgy Expertise

  • Metallurgical characterization of various wagon wheel models
  • Observation report on damaged suction conduits at a smoke treatment facility
  • Fractographic study of EBT furnace turret anchor bolts
  • Failure analysis of a roller on a 7 km-long overland conveyor
  • Failure analysis of tractor wheel rim damage
  • Failure analysis of temporary welds on the self-steer axle of a logging trailer
  • Perforation of a Bell & Gossett heat exchange tube
  • Failure analysis of a car lift locking mechanism
  • Failure analysis of a high-pressure water pump shaft
  • Failure analysis of in-service freight car brake shoes
  • Interior corrosion assessment of a pipeline
  • Failure analyse of a 6061-T6 aluminium 6-blade fan
  • Characterization of tandem pivot shafts
  • Failure analysis of a hydraulic pin press attachment bit used on Apron feeder chains
  • Failure analysis of two anchor rods at a cement factory construction site
  • Steel corrosion resistance testing of a concrete curing oven
  • Inspection of Skyjack aerial lift platforms
  • On-site splintering of a tungsten carbide roll ring
  • Inspection of the pump drainage system at the Gentilly-2 nuclear power plant
  • Failure analysis of a bus lift cylinder assembly bolt

Laboratoire

  • New automatic porosity analysis methodology for casted alloys
  • Assessment of primary silicon distribution in die-cast aluminium alloys
  • Reactive strategy highlighting the Chi phase in super-duplex stainless steels
  • Bending test development for thin-sized aluminium parts compliant with VDA-238-100 norms
  • ISO 17025 certification for the testing of A48, A327, A536, B557, E8, E10, E18, E23, E384, E92, and E415
  • Novel methodologies targeting the alpha layer on titanium alloys
  • Corrosion resistance salt-spray characterization of galvanized coatings
  • Welding process qualification according to ASME BPVC-IX norm