Mathieu Brochu

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NSERC Network for Holistic Innovation in Additive Manufacturing (HI-AM)

2017/18-2019/20 • $3,058,750 • PI,CO
Additive manufacturing (AM), also known as 3D printing, has been identified across sectors as the next generation technology that will fundamentally change manufacturing. AM is on the cusp of being widely adopted to replace many conventional manufacturing processes and enable the development of...

NSERC CREATE in Competitive Manufacturing for the Aerospace Industry: Technology and Design

2014/15-2019/20 • $1,257,000 • PI,CO
This proposal is directed towards the industrial CREATE stream, the industry being aerospace. The research theme is advanced manufacturing. It is spearheaded by the McGill Institute for Aerospace Engineering (MIAE) in collaboration with the Consortium for Research and Innovation in Aerospace in...

Additive Manufacturing of Aerospace Components - II

2018/19-2019/20 • $291,750 • PI,CO
Additive Manufacturing (AM) refers to an emerging class of technologies that build 3D objects by the controlled addition of materials in a layer-by-layer fashion to produce objects at or near their final shape. This disruptive technology is forecasted to have a Canadian market for AM products...

Considerations during pulse laser based additive manufacturing of high melting point materials

2018/19-2019/20 • $200,000 • PI
Additive Manufacturing (AM) refers to an emerging class of technologies that build 3D objects by the controlled addition of materials in a layer-by-layer fashion to produce objects at or near their final shape. This disruptive technology is foretasted to have a Canadian market for AM products...

Linking powder quality to part quality for Mg-containing monodisperse Al powders

2018/19-2019/20 • $200,000 • PI,CO
Several additive manufacturing (AM) technologies are becoming available to manufacturers to realize advanced and more performing industrial parts. One of the main factors influencing the integrity of AM parts is the quality of the starting material, and more specifically powdered materials in...

Applying Additive manufacturing to Aluminum tool part design

2019/20 • $130,584 • PI,CO
Additive Manufacturing (AM) refers to an emerging class of technologies that build 3D objects by the controlled addition of materials in a layer-by-layer fashion, at or near their final shape, with or without complex internal structures, using a minimum amount of machining.Dies and molds, from...

Synergetic interactions between metal powder tailoring, additive manufacturing and heat treatment

2019/20 • $76,000 • PI
Prof. Brochu has focused his entire research career on the synergic and integrative multi-disciplinary optimisation linking powder metallurgy, rapid solidification welding and additive manufacturing to democratise advanced materials and manufacturing processes. To realise Prof. Brochu's long...

Relation between heat treatment and mechanical properties for additively manufactured Aluminum Alloy 356 for Aerospace Applications

2019/20 • $70,000 • PI,CO
Additive Manufacturing (AM) refers to an emerging class of technologies that build 3D objects by the controlled addition of materials in a layer-by-layer fashion to produce objects at or near their final shape. This disruptive technology will significantly impact the aerospace industry. Aluminum...

Additive Manufacturing of Biomedical Devices in Ti-6Al-7Nb

2019/20 • $40,000 • PI,CO
The research project entitled Additive Manufacturing of Biomedical Devices in Ti-6Al-7Nb is submitted to the Joint Call 2019 - M-ERA.Net, which funds collaborative research projects between Quebec province and some specific countries - Germany (Saxony region) for the present project. The...

Additive Manufacturing Aluminum Heat Exchanger (AMAHE)

2019/20 • $40,000 • PI
The aviation industry is pushing the next generation of aircrafts for lighter and more efficient planes. One approach to achieve this goal is the integration of heat exchanger designs into more and more aircraft components. Heat exchangers (HE) are used in aircrafts to transfer heat away from...

Development and characterization of high strength / high temperature powders compositions for additive manufacturing and repair applications

2019/20 • $30,000 • PI
Engine turbine components are made of high temperature resistant materials, typically nickel- or cobalt-based superalloys. During service, turbine parts can become damaged resulting in engine operation deficiencies and potential damage to subjacent components. High strength superalloy component...

Surface Treatments of Advanced Parts Made by Additive Manufacturing

2019/20 • $25,000 • PI
Additive manufacturing has disrupted modern manufacturing; this booming industry is enabling engineers to design functional components in previously unimagined ways. Parts utilizing the layer-by-layer processing of AM can incorporate internal channels and complex geometries. However, in some...

Additive manufacturing optimization and simulation platform for repairing and re-manufacturing of aerospace components

2015/16-2018/19 • $320,000 • PI,CO
This research project is a Canada and European collaborative project. It focuses on several key Direct Energy Deposition (DED) Additive Manufacturing (AM) processes that have great potential to be used as cost-effective and efficient repairing and re-manufacturing processes for aerospace...

Processing and Testing of Materials using New Advanced Powder Metallurgy and Additive Manufacturing Strategies

2014/15-2018/19 • $175,000 • PI
Prof. Brochu’s research group is one of the leading group to develop and validate advanced powder metallurgy processes for consolidation of nanostructured powders and rapid solidification-based additive manufacturing technologies focused on materials suffering from solidification cracking,...

Low-cost powder production and recycling for additive manufacturing

2018/19 • $150,000 • PI,CO
The field of additive manufacturing (AM) is exploding worldwide, but its adoption is still restrained by the economics, in which powder cost remains a significant expense and can represent up to 20% of the manufacturing cost. *The objective of this proposal is to study low-cost powder...

Effect of alloying filler materials for repair of turbine engine components utilizing liburdi advanced LPM and laser self-healing processes

2015/16-2018/19 • $108,000 • PI
The repair of superalloy components used in the aerospace and land-based applications is a viable avenue for reducing operating costs and increasing their service life. The currently used repair procedures were developed over the years from a combination of industrial experience and know how,...

Relationships linking alloying elements, solidification, geometry and cracking during pulse laser additive manufacturing of Ti alloys

2016/17-2018/19 • $86,100 • PI
Additive Manufacturing (AM) refers to an emerging class of technologies that build 3D objects by the controlled addition of materials in a layer-by-layer fashion to produce objects at or near their final shape. Ti alloys are key for many applications in the aerospace and biomedical industries....

Nano/micro particle assembly characterization system for advanced material and mineral research

2017/18 • $102,622 • PI,CO
Here we propose the acquisition of a state-of-the-art nanoparticle characterization system urgently needed to advance strategic research on advanced materials and critical mineral separations. Our research activities find application in solar energy conversion and storage, additive...

Evaluation of dynamic powder behavior for three Ti alloy s targeting laser and ebeam powder bed additive manufacturing applications

2017/18 • $25,000 • PI
Additive Manufacturing (AM) is a disruptive technology that incrementally builds very complex objectslayer-by-layer directly from a digital file, objects impossible to produce by conventional machining. AdvancedPowders and Coatings (AP&C), is a world leader in fabrication of...

Solution-thermal processing of nanostructured kesterite absorber materials for sustainable solar cell manufacturing

2014/15-2016/17 • $487,200 • PI,CO
Over the last 5-10 years there has been an unprecedented growth in terms of photovoltaic (PV) research, technology development and commercial solar energy conversion installations. This is driven by the realization that only the harvesting of renewable energy sources can provide sustainable...

Tri-cone rotary drill bit wear monitoring, in-situ geology recognition, vibration analysis and control

2014/15-2016/17 • $224,000 • PI,CO
The research focuses on drill bit wear, the bit-rock interface, and how both of these variables affect the performance of the overall drilling system. A tri-cone rotary drill bit is a consumable and, as such, will gradually wear over the course of its component life until bit failure occurs. As...

Optimization of Additive Manufacturing of Aluminium Alloy 356 for Aerospace Applications

2015/16-2016/17 • $112,000 • PI,CO
Additive Manufacturing (AM) refers to an emerging class of technologies that build 3D objects by the controlled addition of materials in a layer-by-layer fashion to produce objects at or near their final shape. Combining AM and aluminum alloys (AA) becomes key in light weighting components....

Development of new Al-based powders for additive manufacturing

2016/17 • $25,000 • PI
Additive Manufacturing (AM) is a disruptive technology that incrementally builds very complex objectslayer-by-layer directly from a digital file, objects impossible to produce by conventional machining.Equispheres is a world leader in fabrication of ultra-high-performance spherical metal powders...

Canada Research Chair in Pulse-Processing of Nanomaterials

2010/11-2015/16 • $500,000 • PI
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Additive manufacturing technologies for aerospace components

2013/14-2015/16 • $438,300 • PI,CO
Additive Manufacturing (AM) is sought as a very promising processing route to produce components in a more efficient manner, i.e. with shortened supply chains and reduced manufacturing costs / lead times. These aspects are all serious considerations to maintain and allow growth of economical...

Additive Manufacturing of Crack Sensitive Inconel 738

2015/16 • $25,000 • PI
Additive Manufacturing (AM) is a disruptive technology that incrementally builds very complex objects layer-by-layer directly from a digital file, objects impossible to produce by conventional machining. Turbomeca Canada is a key company in the field of aerospace, with a very strong expertise in...

Additive Manufacturing of Aerospace Components

2015/16 • $25,000 • PI
Additive Manufacturing (AM) is a disruptive technology that incrementally builds very complex objects layer-by-layer directly from a digital file, objects impossible to produce by conventional machining. Netur is a key tier one in the field of aerospace manufacturing, with a very strong...

Testing of a pulsed-based industrial additive manufacturing facility on crack sensitive 2024 Al alloys

2014/15 • $25,000 • PI
Additive Manufacturing (AM) is a disruptive technology that incrementally builds very complex objectslayer-by-layer directly from a digital file, objects impossible to produce by conventional machining. Renishawis one of the key OEMs in the design and manufacturing of powder bed systems, and is...

Development of Protocols for Electrospark Deposition of Superalloys using a Novel Deposition Unit.

2014/15 • $25,000 • PI
Electrospark deposition (ESD) is a micro-arc deposition process that uses a short duration, high energyelectrical pulse to deposit electrode material onto a conductive substrate. Huys is one of the world leaders inESD coating, particularly known for producing long-life duration resistance...

Process for Advanced Management and Technologies of Aircraft End of Life

2011/12-2013/14 • $675,000 • PI,CO
Recycling complex products, typical to aeronautic industry, require a highly enhancement in Canadian engineering knowledge. The project will study the best ways to part-out, dismantle and recycle aircraft and helicopter at the end of their life with the objective of increasing their value by...

Manufacturing of near net shape bulk nanostructured materials

2010/11-2013/14 • $92,000 • PI
The major interest in nanomaterials, i.e. materials with a grain size distribution ranging from 1 to 100 nm, resides in the novel mechanical and chemical properties achievable compared to their micron-scale counterparts: superior static and dynamic mechanical strength, superplasticity, high...

Additive manufacturing for biomedical applications

2013/14 • $25,000 • PI
Catheter ablation is a technique used to treat arrhythmia, an abnormal heart rhythm created by a disturbance inthe heart's electrical system. Medtronic-CryoCath is a world leader in catheter-based products for thecryotherapeutic treatment of cardiovascular diseases. The currently used catheter...

High Speed Dilatometry for Dynamic Behavior Analysis of Advanced Materials during Manufacturing and Service

2011/12 • $150,000 • PI,CO
We propose the purchase of a Theta Industries Inc. DIL-III quench dilatometer to measure strain exhibited by metallic samples during high heating/cooling rates (up to 2000 K/sec in heating and 500 K/sec in controlled cooling) and for the testing of the response of material to thermal shock....

Functionalisation of Al-components using nanostructured Al-Si alloys

2010/11-2011/12 • $30,000 • PI
The present proposal targets the engineering of two processes to modify the surface of heat treated Al alloys through the deposition of a nanostructured Al-Si layer, in order to improve the wear resistance of Al-components. The results of this study are potentially of great value to the...

Jet Polisher for thin film sample preparation

2011/12 • $27,533 • PI,CO
We propose the purchase of a Tenupol-5 jet electrolytic polisher for sample preparation prior to transmission electron microscopy (TEM) analysis. This unit is requested to replace the non-reparable unit of the McGill Materials Engineering Department. The new unit will also alleviate some of the...

Cold spray processing of aerospace engine components

2010/11 • $225,864 • PI,CO
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Optimization of the manufacturing sequence in Al-Li alloy systems used in the aerospace industry

2010/11 • $156,000 • PI,CO
The Canadian Road Map on Transformation Technology of Aluminum 2006 revealed that in order for aluminum to maintain its strategic position as a material of choice in all industries like the transportation industry, significant progress must be made in the development of high-strength,...

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