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Product Development and Manufacturing Research Group (GRDFP)

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Research Specification

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 Personnel

  • Professors/Researchers: 5
  • Graduate Students: 19
  • Postdoctoral Fellows: 1

Specialized Equipments

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., Bombardier Transport.


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