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Research and development

Member of the Tech-Access Canada Network

CMQ was created to respond effectively to the R&D needs of Canadian industries by providing intelligent and innovative solutions in the field of advanced alloys and related processes. In addition to offering a wide range of unique state-of-the-art systems, CMQ promotes next-generation alloys, facilitates solid collaborations with universities, research centers, and the CCTT/TAC, and is a strong advocate for HQP training and support. CMQ is also an active member of the Tech-Access Canada Network of technology support centers who serve the R&D needs and innovation challenges of Canadian industries. Go to Tech-Access.

Development and optimization of metallurgical processes

CMQ can manage your entire development process from start to finish, including feasibility studies, technical evaluations, business analyses, and implementation support.

  • Optimization of CTAW systems for the repair of nickel alloy-based castings
  • Development/optimization of duplex stainless steel hot forging processes
  • Optimization of cooling phase technology in thermal spray coating

Technological transfer activities + technological information research

CMQ can provide support for each phase of project implementation, from choice of technology to start-up and training, and can also identify relevant information and research to enhance expertise and optimize production through practical tailored solutions to challenges on site.

  • Optimized brazing product for the manufacture of emergency brake pads for wind-powered turbines
  • Techno-economic study for the start-up of a hot-dip galvanization facility

Design and development of metallic products + Short-run production

CMQ’s expertise can be applied to the manufacturing of a wide range of metal products.

  • Addition of novel tungsten carbide alloy technology to the manufacture of cutting tools using powder deposition metallurgy
  • Development of cast aluminium parts for an ergonomic chair

Optimization and development of casting processes for ferrous, aluminium and magnesium alloys

  • Hardness modelling of casted parts, defect diagnostics, process development of casting methods and parameters
  • Development of a new superelastic material for enhanced biocompatible bone implants
  • Development of crucible casting of liquid aluminium for the manufacture of small-scale customized alloy ingots

Industrial Research Chair in Aluminium Transformation

Active for more than 30 years, CMQ has become Canada’s leader in aluminium casting. A permanent support hub for the greater Montréal-Laval-Longueuil area in located at the Centre de recherche industrielle du Québec (CRIQ) in Montréal. CMQ houses the most advanced aluminium casting technology in Canada, with state-of-the-art facilities for research purposes, thermal treatments, casting, welding, thermal spray coating, additive manufacturing, and corrosion studies. This industrial-level R&D platform optimizes projects for the transfer of technology in actual industrial conditions. This advanced technology is supported by SolidCast, FlowCast, and ProCast thermodynamic casting simulation software for filling/solidification modelling to accurately predict microporosity, dendritic behaviour, and mechanical performance. For more information, contact Franco Chiesa ou David Levasseur.