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Safran Industrial Research Chair on Additive Manufacturing of Organic Matrix Composites (AMOMC)
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Phone: (514) 340-4711 Ext. 4419 Room: A-115.1 Pavillon principal

Research areas description

The goal of Professor Therriault’s Safran/Polytechnique chair, in collaboration with Professors Martin Lévesque and Annie Ross, is to develop the new generation of advanced manufacturing approaches and mathematical models for the creation of high performance composite structures for the aerospace industry. This research involves advanced additive manufacturing) technologies and advanced research on Resin Transfer Molding process and will have significant impacts on the aerospace and transportation industries in numerous ways. (1) The utilization of geometrically-optimized polymer composites leads to a huge mass savings in aerospace which yield substantial economic and environmental benefits. (2) The additive manufacturing method is a source of innovations that enables us to apply the outcomes of the chair for other realizations. (3) This research extensively uses thermoplastic composites as green materials. (4) The acoustic structures designed during this Chair will help further reduce the engine noise for a more comfortable flight and quite environment for the citizens. The chair will provide the partner Safran with a strong foundation for their development in the field of Advanced Manufacturing and Materials.

Research interests

Expertise type(s) (NSERC subjects)
  • 1702 Advanced manufacturing
  • 2108 Aerospace, aeronautical and automotive engineering

Research staff

Professors / researchers (3)
Number of graduate students: 9
Number of postdoctoral fellows :2
Number of research agents: 2

Specialized equipment

  • 6-axis robot with mounted printing heads for additive manufacturing
  • 5 commercial FDM 3D printers (4 Raise3D + 1 AON 3D M2 printer)
  • 2 commercial SLA 3D printers (Formlab 2)
  • 2 optical microscopes (1 stereo + 1 optical with lenses)
  • 2 vacuum ovens (Cole Parmer and Fisher Scientific)
  • Glove box
  • Micro-extruder (XPlore) for materials mixing
  • 2 filament makers and spoolers (Noztek and Filabot)
  • 3 4-axis robots (Fisnar) for direct deposition of abradable materials
  • Heavy duty blender/chopper for pelletizing composite materials
  • 2 digital scales
  • Precision saw
  • Centrifugal machine
  • Polishing machine

External sources of funding

  • Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) - CRD Program
  • Safran S.A.
  • Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI)
  • Gouvernement du Québec

News about Safran Industrial Research Chair on Additive Manufacturing of Organic Matrix Composites (AMOMC)

NEWS | June 8, 2021
Aeronautical research and training: Polytechnique Montréal and Safran sign a new five-year agreement | Read
NEWS | April 24, 2019
Aerospace: Safran draws on Polytechnique Montréal expertise | Read

Press review about Safran Industrial Research Chair on Additive Manufacturing of Organic Matrix Composites (AMOMC)

May 10, 2021, La Presse+, Le scientifique qui rêve aux étoiles Portrait de Daniel Therriault, professeur titulaire au département de génie mécanique de Polytechnique Montréal
March 21, 2021, Radio-Canada, Découverte - Un plastique qui encaisse les chocs Reportage sur des travaux de recherche sur un plastique capable d'encaisser des chocs, inspiré des toiles d'araignée, qui sont menés par le professeur agrégé Frédérick Gosselin et le professeur titulaire Daniel Therriault ainsi que le diplômé au doctorat et ex-stagiaire postdoctoral Shibo Zou, au Département de génie mécanique de Polytechnique Montréal.
October 27, 2020, Savoir média, Rendre les avions plus verts Dans cet épisode faisant partie de la série « Du génie pour la planète », Daniel Therriault, professeur titulaire au Département de génie mécanique de Polytechnique Montréal, explique comment il travaille à diminuer le poids des avions.
June 17, 2020, Les Affaires, Industrie et recherche doivent mieux collaborer Mention de Daniel Therriault, professeur titulaire au Département de génie mécanique et directeur de la Chaire industrielle Safran de fabrication additive des composites à matrice organique (FACMO).