Lambton College
Lambton Manufacturing Innovation Centre (LMIC)
Sarnia, Ontario

Lambton College is a leading research college in Canada and the lead partner of CMCES, providing management of the overall project. To support the materials industry, the College established the Advanced Material Engineering Research (AMER) group in 2007 and later the Centre for Industrial Material Development (CIMD) in 2015 to develop and optimize sustainable materials and material production processes and technologies. The expertise and equipment consist of three pilot scale twin-screw extruder, microcompounder, two injection molding machines, single screw extruder and a sophisticated extrusion process control system. These labs have over 120 pieces of equipment that support applied research testing in the area of material.

Lambton College’s capabilities includes:

  • Polymeric materials
  • Biomaterials
  • Nanomaterial
  • Recyclable material
  • Material property & application testing
  • Composites
  • Extrusions
  • Material formulations
  • Lab scale, pilot plant and full-scale process optimization
  • Advanced material development
  • 3D print and scanning
  • Industrial process design
  • Simulation

St. Clair College
Ford Centre for Excellence in Manufacturing
Windsor, Ontario

St. Clair College has established expertise in advanced manufacturing technologies through the Ford Centre for Excellence in Manufacturing laboratories. The Research and Innovation department has utilized these technologies and skillsets to impact the circular economy in manufacturing practices. Research and Innovation supports automotive OEMs, greenhouses, and the supply base, through the development of new products, processes, prototypes, and proof of concepts.

St. Clair College’s capabilities includes:

  • Additive manufacturing
  • Materials testing
  • Simulation and virtualization
  • Robotics and automation
  • Electric vehicle battery manufacturing
  • Precision machining
  • Industrial Internet of Things

George Brown
Product Development Exchange (PDx)
Toronto, Ontario

The Product Development Exchange (PDx) at George Brown College features leading-edge rapid prototyping tools including 3D printers, laser and water jet cutters, CNC machines and mechanical and electrical component building and testing equipment, for iterative development of prototypes.

PDx’s service offerings are designed to help companies explore the entire product life cycle with our in-house experts and state-of-the-art labs.

George Brown College’s capabilities includes:

  • Simulation and Field Trials
  • Usability and Materials Testing
  • Failure Analysis
  • Mechanical, Electrical and Computer-Aided Design
  • Design for Manufacturing
  • Embedded Software and User-Centred Design
  • System Engineering
  • 3D Printing
  • CNC Routing and Milling
  • Waterjet Cutting
  • Laser Cutting/Engraving
  • Manual Machining
  • Embedded Software Coding
  • Electronics Assembly
  • Test Sample Production
  • Product Research

Cégep de Saint-Jérôme
Composites Development Center of Quebec (CDCQ)
Saint-Jérôme, Quebec

The Composites Development Center of Quebec (CDCQ) offers manufacturing companies a wide range of tailored services in the area of composite materials, including research on materials, processes, equipment, prototyping, molding and testing, qualification and characterization of materials or products. The CDCQ serves companies in a variety of sectors (land transport, aeronautics, recreational products, chemical industry, construction, maritime industry, civil engineering and energy) and supports the sustainable development of composites through numerous projects for revalorisation and the development of the circular economy.

Cégep de Saint-Jérôme’s capabilities includes:

  • Additive manufacturing
  • Engineering plastic (high Tg by FDM printing),
  • 3D printing of continuous fiber thermoplastics,
  • Robotic tape placement (dry fiber, thermoset prepreg material and thermoplastic carbon tapes)
  • Material testing
  • Prototype composites manufacturing (various processes)
  • Prototype testing
  • Formulation and compounding of Thermoset BMC SMC and prepreg materials.
  • Clean room composite facilities
  • Composites training (theoretical and practical by laboratories exercises’)
  • Pyrolysis for composites thermal decomposition of polymers
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