Realizing practical solutions
Our mission: to provide advanced, robust and implementable solutions for manufacturers across all industry sectors.
McMaster’s research within the manufacturing sector is diverse, spanning high-performance manufacturing processes to additive manufacturing and Industry 4.0 technologies targeting emerging opportunities in electrified and autonomous vehicles and biomedical devices. It’s this combination of reputation, experience, and scientific discovery that appeals to industry. We have a long tradition of working with industry in the manufacturing sector, dating back to the 1970s.
Our manufacturing research draws together advancements in materials science, traditional manufacturing processes, emerging additive / hybrid technologies and industry internet of things in big data and artificial intelligence to realize practical solutions for industry.
McMaster is labouring hard to dismantle the very idea of the ivory tower. We still revere the value of pure scientific research, but believe strongly that real progress is only made when disparate voices and perspectives gather to work together.
The MMRI meets 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.
Dr. Stephen C. Veldhuis
Professor, Director (MMRI) and Braley-Orlick Chair in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering, Department of Mechanical Engineering
The CCEM provides world-class electron microscopy capabilities and expertise to Canadian researchers and industry working in a broad range of fields
Dr. Nabil Bassim
Professor, Department of Materials Science and Engineering
MARC is one of the world’s leading academic research programs in transportation electrification and smart mobility focused on pioneering sustainable energy-efficient solutions from advanced electric motors, power electronics, energy management systems and controls to electrified powertrains, electric vehicles and autonomous systems.
The Centre for Automotive Materials and Corrosion at MARC works alongside leading scientists and industry partners on cutting-edge science to test the mechanical and environmental degredation limits of materials. Faculty, researchers, graduate, and undergraduate students form the basis of CAMC resulting in high level graduates with fundamental and applied knowledge of materials, testing, and design.
Dr. Joseph McDermid
Professor, Associate Chair – Undergraduate, Department of Materials Science and Engineering
Principal Research Engineer and Operations Manager, Centre for Automotive Materials and Corrosion
The Steel Research Centre develops research leading to commercially relevant new approaches to ironmaking, steelmaking process control, waste processing, steel product design and metal forming technologies. It also trains highly qualified personnel to provide the means of transferring new technology to the steel industry and develops continuing education for steel industry engineers to enhance the receptor capacity for innovation.
Dr. Joseph McDermid
Professor, Associate Chair – Undergraduate Department of Materials Science and Engineering
CEPEM will assist research and development needs for Canadian companies, both existing and new, so that they can meet today’s needs for Canada but also develop the next generation of personnel protective equipment to become global leaders in the future.