Stephen Veldhuis

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NSERC Canadian Network for Research and Innovation in Machining Technology (CANRIMT)

2016/17-2019/20 • $4,183,750 • PI,CO
Canada's manufacturing sector is uniquely positioned to lead through innovation in machining technologies. This vision of excellence has been successfully supported through unique scientific expertise and technology transfer of Phase 1 of the CANRIMT Network, with direct impacts in the area of...

The car of the future

2018/19-2019/20 • $1,375,000 • PI,CO
Electrified vehicles (EVs) - which include hybrid, battery electric, plug-in hybrid electric, and fuel cell vehicles - will be critical in helping Canada lower emissions, reduce fossil fuel usage, and help mitigate climate change. The next generation of EVs will require improved powertrains,...

High Resolution Thermal Measurement for Advanced Manufacturing Research

2019/20 • $147,866 • PI
Approximately 30% of all metal product manufacturing activity in Canada is metal removal (machining) and, with few exceptions, everything extracted from the earth and processed into manufactured products across every sector of Canada's economy requires machining, either directly or indirectly....

Promoting and Sustaining an Adaptive Response in Tool Materials

2019/20 • $39,000 • PI
The overall objective of my research group is to rapidly develop custom tooling and tune process parameters to meet specific workpiece and manufacturing process requirements. Significant improvements in manufacturing process performance have been achieved through advanced surface engineering of...

Next generation affordable electrified powertrains with superior energy efficiency and performance - leadership in automotive powertrain (LEAP)

2013/14-2018/19 • $8,928,200 • PI,CO
There is an evolving paradigm shift in the transportation industry toward more efficient, more reliable, safer, smarter, andhigher-performance vehicles that are more environmentally friendly. This paradigm shift is electrification and there is afierce global competition to develop lhe next...

Next generation high performance electrified automobile research and development through the ecoCAR 3 partnership program

2015/16-2018/19 • $280,000 • PI,CO
The McMaster EcoCAR 3 Research Program (MERP) is a collaborative research and development project between McMaster University and General Motors (GM) of Canada on the next generation of high performance electrified automobiles. A paradigm shift from conventional internal combustion engine...

Adaptive Surface Engineering of High Performance Manufacturing Tooling

2014/15-2018/19 • $165,000 • PI
Manufacturing is an important part of the Canadian economy and continues to hold considerable promise as global economic growth drives the demand for manufactured goods. Being in a high labour cost region Canadian industry has had to make significant investments in advanced manufacturing...

Development of a Wireless Interconnected Advanced Manufacturing Research Facility

2018/19 • $25,000 • PI
Nexas Networks Inc. (Nexas) in an innovative local company focused on Computer Integrated Manufacturing. Since forming in*2010, they have developed hardware and software in the area of machine tool connectivity. This combination of hardware and*software is capable of bringing existing computer...

High Precision Dynamometry Equipment for Advanced Manufacturing Research

2017/18 • $149,088 • PI
Approximately 30% of all metal product manufacturing activity in Canada is metal removal (machining), and with few exceptions, everything extracted from the earth and processed into manufactured products across every sector of Canadas economy, requires machining either directly or indirectly....

Flexible Ultrahigh-Speed Camera for Improved Experimental Characterisation

2016/17 • $149,893 • PI,CO
The microscope as we know it today has become an indispensable tool across many fields of research. Since the first incarnations of the microscope began to see use in research in the mid 1600's, it has exponentially expanded the sphere of physical phenomena that can be inspected and measured,...

Improvement of unique 'clinching' metal forming process tooling

2016/17 • $25,000 • PI
Norlok is a trusted leader and innovator in mechanical joining of sheet metal, designing and building "clinching" equipment out of their facility in Brantford, ON. Norlok is a prime example of a small, Ontario company who is able to remain competitive on the global market by pursuing innovative,...

3D Vision-Based Measurement System for Multipurpose Dynamic Testing

2015/16 • $149,537 • PI,CO
<p>The 3D Vision-Based Measurement System (<strong>3DVBMS</strong>) requested in this proposal is urgently needed to support dynamic testing programs conducted at McMaster University's Applied Dynamics Laboratory (ADL), the McMaster Manufacturing Research Institute (MMRI), and the Flow-Induced...

Development and implementation of advanced machining technologies for aerospace component manufacturing

2015/16 • $25,000 • PI
Aerospace manufacturing in Ontario continues to provide high quality, high paying jobs and a source of high value added business where the ability to efficiently produce complex, quality parts from exotic materials is crucial. Dellcom Aerospace is a manufacturer of aerospace...

Automobile of the 21st Century/L'automobile du XXIe siècle

2012/13-2014/15 • $13,487,000 • PI,CO
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NSERC Canadian network for research and innovation in machining technology (NSERC-CANRIMT)

2010/11-2014/15 • $4,598,700 • PI,CO
The goal of the Network is the development of the worlds most advanced Virtual Machining Technology (VMT) for both macro and micro machining operations. This VMT will comprise a complete set of modeling and analysis tools for the planning of optimal machining operations in a virtual environment....

Development of fixturing and locating device for MRI/TRUS system

2014/15 • $25,000 • PI
Focal Healthcare Inc. is a Toronto-based developer and manufacturer of medical devices, with a vision to shape the nextgeneration of prostate cancer management through technical innovation. Our first products, the Fusion Bx(TM) and FusionTx(TM) systems, will greatly improve the way that prostate...

Closed-Loop Integrated Manufacturing Framework

2010/11-2013/14 • $488,160 • PI,CO
Manufacturing in Canada has been experiencing significant challenges. Many manufacturing processes used in Canada in the past are currently no longer able to compete against low labour rate countries where health and safety as well as environmental regulations are lax. However opportunities...

Hydraulic Power Accumulator System for Multidisciplinary Dynamic Testing

2013/14 • $149,500 • PI,CO
The Hydraulic Pressure Accumulator (HPA) system requested in this proposal is urgently needed to improve the dynamic test facilities at McMaster University. This includes the unique Structural Control Test Apparatus (SCTA), which can be configured to operate as either a bidirectional shake table...

Advanced design of scalable vehicle wash systems using physical modeling techniques

2013/14 • $25,000 • PI
AWASH System manufactures the Powerbrush H2O machines to wash large commercial and transportation vehicles,including trucks and buses. After gaining market success, they have recognized a market need for small scale commercialwashing systems and are venturing into a new market sector of small...

Principles for Manufacturing Coating Selection

2013/14 • $23,000 • PI
The manufacturing industry in Canada is under tremendous pressure from international competition. Addressing this challenge is complex; the main issue at this stage is improving our competitiveness within a global context. This directly relates to the productivity, quality and the cost of...

Characterizing tool wear under high performance green manufacturing conditions

2010/11-2012/13 • $307,360 • PI,CO
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Hydraulic Power Supply (HPS) for Multi-Purpose Dynamic Testing

2012/13 • $149,500 • PI,CO
The Hydraulic Power Supply (HPS) requested in this proposal is urgently needed to improve the dynamic test facilities at McMaster University. This includes the unique Structural Control Test Apparatus (SCTA), which can be configured to operate as either a bidirectional shake table or a...

Design principles for developing coatings for manufacturing processes

2010/11-2012/13 • $63,000 • PI
Canadian manufacturing is under considerable pressure to maintain a competitive position in the global market place while adhering to tight environmental regulations. To remain competitive companies must have access to high performance manufacturing technologies that address productivity,...

Automobile of the 21st Century/L'automobile du XXIe siècle

2010/11-2011/12 • $8,700,000 • PI,CO
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Micro-Hardness Tester with an Image Capture and Analysis Software and Hardware

2011/12 • $58,875 • PI,CO
McMaster University has one of the strongest materials engineering research efforts in Canada and North America. Much of the effort and infrastructure for characterisation has been centrally located in McMaster's Canadian Centre for Electron Microscopy (CCEM) part of Brockhouse Institute for...

High Performance Tooling and Machining Process Study

2011/12 • $25,000 • PI
High performance machining of molds and dies has been greatly enhanced through recent developments in tooling and process planning. Cutting tools with hard protective coatings are able to withstand the high temperatures and loads generated during machining of the hardened steels used in these...

Assessment of cryogenically treated cutting tools

2011/12 • $25,000 • PI
This proposal outlines a preliminary investigation into the cryogenic treatment of various tools and tooling materials at Signature Tool. The research activity will focus on the current challenges associated with the wear resistance improvement of HSS and Cemented Carbide tools. The process we...

Tool life enhancement project - a preliminary study

2010/11 • $25,000 • PI
This proposal outlines a preliminary investigation into machining operations at Transform Automotive. The activity will focus on the current challenges associated with the machining of a 6-speed transmission component. The component is made from high strength low alloy steel. The process we are...



La présente invention concerne des compositions de fluide de coupe et/ou de liquide de refroidissement comprenant un ou plusieurs polymères superabsorbants, une ou plusieurs nanoparticules, une ou plusieurs huiles solubles dans l'eau, et de l'eau. L'invention concerne également des procédés de fabrication de telles compositions et l'utilisation de telles compositions dans la coupe, l'usinage, le forage, le fraisage et/ou le formage.
Applications connexes: WO2018CA51134


A cutting tool, comprising a substrate having a cutting surface and a coating adhered to the cutting surface in a solid state, wherein the coating includes a soft metal and is capable of melting and functioning as an in-situ liquid lubricant when the cutting tool is applied in a machining operation. Also, a method of applying a coating to a cutting tool, comprising receiving a premachining workpiece, the premachining workpiece formed of a coating material including a soft metal; and...
Applications connexes: CA20193040168