Our Research Projects

Current Research at the MMRI

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Centre for Advanced Polymer Processing and Design (CAPPA-D)



Machine Systems Laboratory (MSL)



Metal Forming Laboratory (MFL)



Micro Manufacturing Laboratory (MML)

  • Information to be posted shortly.



Robotics and Manufacturing Automation Research (RMAL)



Thermal Processing Laboratory (TPL)

  • Determination of actual heat transfer rates during quenching processes using high velocity air jets
  • Plasma nitriding of stainless steels. The objective is to achieve a comprehensive understanding of the effects of various process parameters on the consistency and effectiveness of ion-nitriding of stainless steels - sponsored by Exactatherm Ltd
  • Liquid jet impingement cooling (LJIC) and forced boiling heat transfer - Sponsored by NSERC
  • Incipient Melting of Cast Aluminum Alloys - Sponsored by GM Canada
  • Numerical Modeling of Heat Treatment of Aluminum Castings
  • The Use of Artificial Neural Networks Modeling in the Optimization of Thermal Processing Operations - Sponsored by VAC AERO International
  • Development of Methods for measuring actual heat transfer rates in industrial furnaces during thermal processes - Sponsored by ABERFOYL Metal Treaters
  • Development of methods for accurate prediction of heat up and soak times of complex shaped parts. (e.g. Aluminum Castings, Tube Bundles, Coils, Layers of Fasteners, etc.) - Sponsored in part by ABERFOYL Metal Treaters
  • Numerical simulation of liquid motion in vibration suppressor tanks - Sponsored by TTS Construction
  • Numerical simulation of convective heat transfer in inclined, complex, and rotating enclosures - Sponsored by NSERC
  • Performance characterization of Liquid-Cooled Heat Sinks - Sponsored by R-Theta Inc.