Quebec Metallurgy Centre (CMQ)

Cégep de Trois-Rivières, Trois-Rivières, Québec
What the facility does

The CMQ supports companies working in metal processing through R&D activities on the cutting edge of technology, technical assistance and customized training.

Area(s) of Expertise

CMQ helps Canadian manufacturing companies specialized in metal processing through applied research and development services, technology transfer, technical assistance and specialized training. Main areas of research are advanced alloy development, additive manufacturing, welding, casting, non-destructive testing, heat treating, corrosion and thermal spraying.

Research Services
  • Technical assistance (consultation, comparative analysis of technologies, tests and analysis)
  • Competitive market analysis
  • Sample analysis and testing
  • Technology and workflow consultation
  • Technology development
  • Product testing
  • Field trials/simulation
  • Technology evaluation/validation
  • Competitive assessments
  • Project management
  • Non-destructive inspection (NDI)
  • Production of pre-commercial batches
  • Rapid prototyping/3D printing
  • Scientific report writing
  • Reverse engineering
  • Testing services
  • Advanced welding support for product development
  • Proof of concept
  • Scientific and technological monitoring
Sectors of Application
  • Aerospace and satellites
  • Manufacturing and processing
  • Mining, minerals and metals

Name of specialized facility 

Name of equipment in use

CMQ

Additive Manufacturing: Directed energy deposition, binder jetting and ultrasonic additive manufacturing

 

Vacuum heat treatment

 

Vacuum induction furnace

 

Thermal spraying (plasma and Highly Volatile Organic Compounds (HVOF)

 

Hot isostatic pressing

 

Sand molding

 

Welding (all types)

 

Scanning electron microscopy (EDS, WDS, EBSD)

 

Non-destructive testing (NDT) equipment (real-time X-ray, digital radiography, phased array ultrasound testing, eddy current testing, penetrant testing, magnetic particles testing)

 

Mechanical testing (tensile, hardness, impact)

 

Corrosion testing