Novika Solutions

Cégep de La Pocatière, La Pocatière, Québec
What the facility does

Development and transfer of technological products and customized production processes that integrate extensive expertise in physical phenomena

Area(s) of Expertise

Since 1983, Novika’s scientists, engineers and technologists have supported the industrial sector by providing expertise in:

  • Physical and physiological measurement: selection, design and integration of sensors, measuring chain design, data processing/acquisition, information transport
  • Design of electronic, electromechanical and mechanical products and processes: finite element analysis, automation, printed circuit mapping and design, embedded system and software development, development of connectivity and user interfaces
  • Industrial mathematics: statistical analysis, empirical modelling, experimentation, experiment and experimentation planning, smart system and expert system development 
  • Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT): industrial automation and computing, communication protocol development, embedded system development
  • Evaluation, testing and precertification: standards requirement monitoring, customized test bench design, experiment and experimentation planning, electromagnetic compatibility measurement, power electronics  testing, electrical and laser safety risk assessment, motion capture, mechanical, acoustic and thermal performance measurement, spectroscopy, combustion
  • Laser processes: welding, quenching, texturing, polishing, hard facing, cutting, marking, stripping
Research Services

Novika applies its expertise in applied physics to complete industrial assignments in applied research, development and transfer in the following fields:

  • Design of electrical, electronic and electromechanical products
  • Testing and design of production processes and equipment
  • Development of methods and equipment for physical measurement (e.g. size, position, movement, temperature, acoustics, spectroscopy) and their integration into products, processes and environments
  • Testing involving data acquisition and processing (e.g. electromagnetic compatibility, electrical safety, acoustics, combustion, calorimetry)
  • Development of industrial processes using laser beams as tools (e.g. welding, hard facing, texturing, quenching, cutting, polishing)
Sectors of Application
  • Aerospace and satellites
  • Automotive
  • Defence and security industries
  • Life sciences, pharmaceuticals and medical equipment
  • Manufacturing and processing

Specialized Lab

Equipment 

Function

Laser laboratory

IPG Photonics CW (continuous wave) Fibre Laser: 20kW YLS-20000 and 2kW YLS-2000

Development of industrial laser processes for welding, cutting, hard facing, etc. Spectroscopy tests.

Laser laboratory

Synrad short pulse CO2 laser (600µs 100W 10µm)

Development of industrial laser processes for welding, cutting, machining, polishing, texturing, etc. 

Laser laboratory

IPG Photonics short pulse fibre laser (30 to 240ns 300W 1µm)

Development of industrial laser processes for welding, cutting, machining, polishing, texturing, etc. 

Laser laboratory

Fianium (today NKT Photonics) YAG ultrashort pulse (USP) laser (9ps 25W 1µm)

Development of industrial laser processes for welding, cutting, machining, polishing, texturing, etc. 

Laser laboratory

NKT Photonics ultrashort pulse (USP) fibre laser (350fs 10W @515nm and 20W @1µm)

Development of industrial laser processes for welding, cutting, machining, polishing, texturing, etc. 

Power electronics laboratory

Three-phase and variable frequency 30kVA direct current (DC) power supply (1000V/250A/100 kW max)  

Waveform analysis, generated currents, power factors, harmonic distortion factor and real power

Electromagnetic compatibility laboratory

Shielded electromagnetic Semi-Anechoic Chamber (SAC)

Meets international electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) certification requirements. Electromagnetic emissions and immunity, and electrical safety testing. Radiated disturbances up to 30 GHz.

Combustion laboratory

Drierite sensors for sampling smoke

Analyzes the efficiency of combustion and level of particle emission for solid fuel furnaces (e.g. wood, pellet)

Combustion laboratory

E Instruments International Sauermann E8500 Plus Gaz Analyzer

Analyzes the efficiency of combustion and level of particle emission for solid fuel furnaces (e.g. wood, pellet)

Combustion laboratory

Sartorius QUINTIX224-1S Analytical Balance

Analyzes the efficiency of combustion and level of particle emission for solid fuel furnaces (e.g. wood, pellet)

Title

URL

Experimental investigation on stainless steel welding with a 15 kW fibre laser

https://www.researchgate.net/publication/262992279_Experimental_investigation_on_stainless_steel_we…

NSERC Prizes 2019: Luc Landry

https://www.nserc-crsng.gc.ca/Media-Media/2minutes-2minutes/landry-landry_eng.asp

Laser welding reduces complexity, time, and cost of railcar manufacturing

https://www.industrial-lasers.com/welding/article/14039494/laser-welding-reduces-complexity-time-an…