CTA

Aerospace Technology Center

Cégep Édouard-Montpetit

CTA's mandate is to carry out applied research, technical assistance and information in the field of aerospace. Its mission is to provide its clients and partners, mainly Québec‑based SMEs, with value-added services in terms of support for aerospace innovation and development, enabling them to increase their knowledge, productivity and competitiveness as well as the quality of their products and services.

With its more than 80 experienced specialists in the fields of industry, academia and research, the CTA supports your ambitions. It is also has a large inventory of equipment in state-of-the-art laboratories and access to the many assets and aircraft of the ÉNA.

Dare to innovate with CTA and help our aerospace industry to be more globally competitive!

LOGO CTA

5555, rue de l'ÉNA Saint-Hubert J3Y 8Y9 450 678-2001

General Expertises

  • 3D scanning
  • Advanced manufacturing and additive manufacturing
  • Aeronautics and aerospace
  • Artificial intelligence
  • Artificial vision
  • Automation
  • Chemistry and green chemistry
  • Composites
  • Design
  • Drones
  • Electronics and microelectronics
  • Industrial design
  • Industry 4.0
  • Materials and advanced materials
  • Metal production
  • Prototyping
  • Robotics
  • Software development

Specific expertises

  • Aeronautics, aerospace and drones
  • Avionics, certification (MIL or DO-160), HALT and HASS development and test bed
  • High-performance machining, optimization and testing
  • Inspection, metrology and 3D scanning
  • Manufacturing and analysis of composite materials
  • Non-destructive testing
  • Robotic machining, handling and inspection

Areas of intervention

  • Advanced manufacturing and additive manufacturing
  • Aeronautics and aerospace
  • Automation
  • Composites
  • Metal production
  • Robotics

Examples of applications

  • Characterization of the machinability of new metal alloys
  • Composite material inspection with shearography, thermography and ultrasound laser
  • Design with CATIA V5 and prototyping
  • Development of a helicopter gradiometer in composites for geological prospecting
  • Dimensional inspection on CMM (coordinate measuring machine)
  • Laser digitization for retro engineering
  • Manufacture of aeronautical parts made of composite materials using the RTM (Resin Transfer Molding) process
  • Modal analysis to determine cutting parameters in machining with CUTPRO
  • Modification of an aircraft to test silencers
  • NC machine tool programming with CATIA V5
  • Realization of a hydraulic test bench to qualify components of aircraft engines
  • Simulation and optimization of machining with Vericut software