Advanced Manufacturing Resources

Need to optimize your product design for scalable manufacturing? Access leading-edge manufacturing technology and expertise to make it happen.

Linamar iHub

Linamar is an advanced manufacturing company at the intersection of leading-edge technology and deep manufacturing expertise. Linamar creates solutions that power vehicles, motion, medical and life sciences equipment for the future.

Linamar’s iHub works with select, qualifying CITM clients to support and help cultivate start-up companies to nurture innovation, develop intellectual property and help commercialize and grow businesses. The iHub facility is a low-volume, high complexity, flexible manufacturing facility, designed to provide outsourced manufacturing services to products in multiple sectors.

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McMaster Manufacturing Research Institute

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 CITM 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