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McMaster Manufacturing Research Institute (MMRI), a 15,000-sq.ft. facility, is focused on finding solutions to the challenges faced by today’s manufacturing industry and optimizing every facet of the machining process. Renowned faculty members from various disciplines combine their expertise to conduct applied research and educate both students and professionals. By facilitating multi-sector relationships, MMRI helps the manufacturing sector grow, stimulating our region’s industrial community, increasing economic activity, and creating great jobs in the sector. MMRI is a key member of the Advanced Manufacturing Consortium, Southern Ontario Network for Advanced Manufacturing Innovation (SONAMI), and Canada’s Advanced Manufacturing Supercluster.

MMRI is available to work with Innovation Factory clients who need support with advanced manufacturing challenges. MMRI’s services include:

  • Customer manufacturing tool development
  • Machinability of next generation materials
  • Materials analysis
  • Nano & micro impact testing
  • Nano and micro scratch testing
  • Nano mechanical testing
  • Process parameter optimization
  • PVD coating development and customization
  • Swarf management
  • Tool and material quality analysis
  • Tool failure prevention
  • Tool selection and development

Contact the team at Innovation Factory to access the perks and services offered to clients by McMaster University’s Manufacturing Research Institute.

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McMaster Manufacturing Research Institute


Quick Facts

  • Manufacturing industry solution provider
  • Offers machining process optimization
  • Provides applied research & education
  • Fosters multi-sector relationships
  • Advanced manufacturing support
  • Offers wide range of services
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When: September 26, 2024 | 5:00pm – 9:00pm 

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