Quebec Metallurgy Centre

Cégep de Trois-Rivières

CMQ helps Canadian manufacturing companies specialized in metal processing through applied research and development services, technology transfer, technical assistance and specialized training. Main areas of research are advanced alloy development, additive manufacturing, welding, casting, non-destructive testing, heat treating, corrosion and thermal spraying.

Advanced manufacturing

Areas of Innovation Expertise:

  • Additive Manufacturing
  • Non-destructive testing
  • Advanced alloys
  • Thermal spraying
  • Welding
  • Foundry


Point of Contact:

Nicolas Giguère, Ph. D., ing.
Director – Centre for Advanced Alloys

Tel.: (819) 376-8707 poste 5025


Mailing address:

Centre de métallurgie du Québec (CMQ)
Cégep de Trois-Rivières
3095 rue Westinghouse
Trois-Rivières, Québec
G9A 5E1


Technical and Business Services

Technical assistance (consultation, comparative analysis of technologies, tests and analysis)

Competitive market analysis

Sample analysis & testing

Technology & workflow consultation

Technology development

Product testing

Field trials/Simulation

Technology evaluation / validation

Competitive assessments

Project management

Non-destructive inspection (NDI)

Production of pre-commercial batches

Rapid prototyping / 3D printing

Scientific report writing

Reverse engineering

Testing Services

Advanced welding support for product development

Proof of concept

Scientific and technological monitoring


Applied Research and Development

Manufacturing process design and development

Provincial and federal grant proposal development

Non-destructive inspection

Process optimization

Report preparation on R&D results

Reverse Engineering

Pre-commercialization 3D Printing services

Advanced welding (including laser and arc processes)

Concept validation

Technology validation and transfer



Corporate on-site & in-house training

Interactive Workshop Sessions

NDT training leading to certification ONGC


Technology Diffusion

Networking events

Industry-specific events & symposia

Field site product demonstration

Customized technology demonstrations

Rental of space & equipment

Participation at trade shows & other venues with or on behalf of partners

Presentation of results at conferences

Publishing in Peer Reviewed Literature

Seminars and Workshops

Evening speaker series


Inventory of Specialized Equipment

  • Additive Manufacturing : Directed energy deposition, binder jetting  and ultrasonic additive manufacturing
  • Vacuum heat treatment
  • Vacuum induction furnace
  • Thermal spraying (plasma and HVOF)
  • Hot isostatic pressing
  • Sand molding
  • Welding (all types)
  • Scanning electron microscopy (EDS, WDS, EBSD)
  • NDT equipment (real-time X-ray, digital radiography, phased array ultrasound testing, Eddy current testing, penetrant testing, magnetic particles testing)
  • Mechanical testing (tensile, hardness, impact)
  • Corrosion testing