CMQ

Quebec Metallurgy Center

Cégep de Trois-Rivières

Created in 1985, the CMQ’s focus is to support the competitiveness of metallurgy industry through research and development and a collaborative approach with public and private sector partners, while promoting college-level technical training and knowledge transfer to businesses.

The centre's 45-person team focuses on applied research and technology transfer to support the growth of metal processing companies. In addition to providing cutting-edge training in the metallurgical field and non destructive testing, the CMQ offers a range of professional services to companies following the latest technological advances in aluminum processing, additive manufacturing, metal shaping, advanced alloys, powder metallurgy, corrosion, metal protection, non-destructive testing, welding and modeling. The CMQ offers more than $25 million in research infrastructure.

CMQ

3095, rue Westinghouse, Parc industriel des Hautes-Forges Trois-Rivières G9A 5E1 819 376-8707

General Expertises

  • Advanced manufacturing and additive manufacturing
  • Aeronautics and aerospace
  • Applied physics
  • Biomedical industry
  • Circular economy
  • Electrochemistry
  • Energy efficiency
  • Foundry
  • Industrial ecology
  • Industrial waste
  • Materials and advanced materials
  • Medical equipment
  • Metal production
  • Metallurgy
  • Mining
  • Prototyping
  • Renewable energies
  • Transportation
  • Welding

Specific expertises

  • Additive manufacturing
  • Corrosion
  • Development and shaping developed alloys (titanium, zirconium, nickel)
  • Foundry
  • Heat treatment
  • Mechanical testing
  • Metallographic and chemical analysis
  • Scanning electron microscopy
  • Study of metallurgical failure
  • Thermal spraying
  • Vacuum melting
  • Welding

Areas of intervention

  • Aeronautics and aerospace
  • Biomedical industry
  • Electrochemistry
  • Foundry
  • Industrial design
  • Industrial ecology
  • Industrial waste
  • Intelligent vehicles
  • Materials and advanced materials
  • Medical equipment
  • Metallurgy
  • Mining
  • Renewable energies
  • Transportation
  • Welding
  • Wind power

Examples of applications

Process development

  • Casting nickel superalloys
  • CMT welding repair of aeronautical parts
  • Ferro-alloys development
  • Lost wax casting of titanium
  • Low pressure molding of aluminum and magnesium
  • Partial heat treatment on aluminum parts obtained by die casting


Product development and optimization

  • Addition elements for the manufacture of ductile cast iron
  • Development of biodegradable alloys for biomedical applications
  • Emergency brake pad for wind turbine
  • Formatting of automotive components in low pressure molding
  • High tenacity steel with high wear resistance for the mining industry
  • Molded part design
  • Robotic component welding


Equipments

  • Additive manufacturing devices: ExOne binder projection, LENS concentrated energy deposition, ultrasonic welding
  • Buhler die pasting press
  • Consarc vacuum induction furnace for advanced alloys
  • Heat treatment furnaces (Pyradia)
  • Hot isostatic compaction press
  • Induction furnaces (100 and 500 lbs) with liquid argon protection
  • Kurtz low pressure molding press
  • Mechanical testing equipment
  • Non-destructive testing equipment (radiography, DR, CR, real time, ultrasound, Eddy current, penetrant and magnetic particle)
  • Optical microscopes
  • Optical emission mass spectrometer
  • Pacific Kiln nitrogen stripper
  • Retech arcplasma melting furnace
  • Sand casting, welding and finishing equipment
  • Scanning electron microscope (Hitachi SU-3500)
  • Thermal spray systems
  • Vac Aero and BMI vacuum heat treatment furnaces