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Product Development and Manufacturing Research Group (GRDFP)

Phone: (514) 340-4711 Ext. 4407 Fax: (514) 340-5867

Research areas description

The group's mission is to carry out applied research and development work in the field of product development and manufacturing engineering.

Current activities include:

  • Machine and process modelling;

  • Part and machine metrology;

  • Application and development of Fuzzy logic and genetic algorithms;

  • Analysis and synthesis of product tolerances;

  • Analysis and synthesis of process plans;

  • The machining of metal matrix composites and tool wear;

  • High speed machining;

  • High speed machining;

Research staff

Professors / researchers (6)
Number of graduate students: 19
Number of postdoctoral fellows :1

Specialized equipment

Machining laboratory (Matsuura 5 axes, tour Bridgeport); Dimensional metrology laboratory (coordinate measuring machine, laser interferometer, Talyrond). A CFI grant of 4,8M$ will allow the purchase of a high speed machining centre, a linear motor milling machine, a multi-axis lathe, a high precision CMM and the instrumentation required to study advanced processes and machines.

External sources of funding

NSERC, CRIAQ, CFI/MEQ, Pratt & Whitney Canada Inc., Arconic, NSERC Strategic Network CANRIMT2