CDCQ

Composites Development Center of Quebec

Cégep de Saint-Jérôme

The CDCQ’s mission is to increase the competence and competitiveness of its clients in the value chain of the composite materials sector, categorized by technical assistance services, applied research and information dissemination.

Projects carried out by CDCQ benefit from a multifunctional workshop with equipment covering most industrial processes for forming composites. A state-of-the-art materials characterization testing laboratory with ISO 17025 accreditation completes the service offering. The centre offers a range of services to exploit the full potential of new technologies such as 3D printing, with the ultimate objective of transferring technology to industry while giving intellectual property rights.

CDCQ

475, rue Fournier, local J202 Saint-Jérôme J7Z 4V2 450 436-3048

General Expertises

  • Advanced manufacturing and additive manufacturing
  • Composites
  • Materials and advanced materials
  • Plastics processing
  • Polymers
  • Prototyping
  • Sustainable development

Specific expertises

  • Characterization of materials
  • Molding tests
  • Optimization of processes, materials and tools
  • Process development and start-up
  • Prototyping

Areas of intervention

  • Advanced manufacturing and additive manufacturing
  • Aeronautics and aerospace
  • Bioproducts
  • Composites
  • Materials and advanced materials
  • Plastics processing
  • Polymers
  • Sustainable development
  • Transportation

Examples of applications

  • Development of aeronautical composite parts for a twin-jet aircraft (multi-partner collaboration)
  • Development of composite materials suitable for the repair of wind turbines in northern environments
  • Development of composite process plans that were used to expand a composite material manufacturing and modification plant for bus parts
  • Development of compression molding paste from recycled fibers (glass and carbon)
  • Feasibility analysis for the design of composite material pruning equipment
  • Innovative environmental emissions reduction technologies for the production of popular composite materials
  • Manufacturing of prototype composite forceps to set a sensor on a subject

Equipments

  • 100-ton heating plate press (1200 F) for compression molding
  • Conditioning chamber with controlled temperature and humidity
  • Convection oven 550 ° F (290 ° C)
  • CEAST 9350 impact tower.
  • Device for simultaneous projection, convertible into an injection pump for the transfer of resin (RTM)
  • DSC photocalorimeter, with the possibility to track ultraviolet cooking
  • Dynamic mechanical analysis apparatus (DMA)
  • Lindberg blue convection oven
  • Pyrolysis oven and precision balance 1/10000 g
  • Thermostatic bath -40 ° C @ 200 ° C
  • TMA thermomechanical analyzer
  • Two-component injection pump for RTM Epoxy and low-pressure urethane
  • Two INSTRON universal traction devices models 5584 (150 kN) and 5985 (250 kN)
  • Two-stage vacuum pump