The McMaster Manufacturing Research Institute (MMRI) facility is designed to meet the sophisticated research and development needs of leading manufacturers in the automotive, aerospace, biomedical and consumer goods industries, along with the manufacturing tooling, coatings-surface engineering, dye and mould support industries. Special focus is placed on tool selection and development as well as process optimization for light weight material casting, machining, metal forming, polymer processing, heat treatment processes, robotics, automation and metrology/inspection.
The Process Control Group has organized the McMaster Advanced Control Consortium (MACC) to build on the strength of the software and expertise related to the computer control of chemical processes. MACC promotes and advances process control by bringing together researchers and practitioners for the investigation and application of leading-edge control technology. Specialized equipment utilized by members of the Process Systems group includes a 64 processor server suitable for intensive numerical computation. Commercial and university developed software is used to facilitate research in simulation, control, design, statistical process diagnostics and optimization.