Quebec Metallurgy Center (CMQ)

Cégep de Trois-Rivières, Trois-Rivières, Québec
What the facility does

Supports companies working in metal processing through R&D activities on the cutting edge of technology, technical assistance and customized training

Areas of expertise

The Quebec Metallurgy Center (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.

Research services
  • Technical assistance (consultation, comparative analysis of technologies, tests and analysis)
  • Competitive market analysis
  • Sample analysis and testing
  • Technology and 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
Sectors of application
  • Aerospace and satellites
  • Manufacturing and processing
  • Mining, minerals and metals


Additive Manufacturing: Directed energy deposition, binder jetting and ultrasonic additive manufacturing

Vacuum heat treatment

Vacuum induction furnace

Thermal spraying (plasma and Highly Volatile Organic Compounds (HVOF)

Hot isostatic pressing

Sand molding

Welding (all types)

Scanning electron microscopy (EDS, WDS, EBSD)

Non-destructive testing (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