Aerospace Technology Access Centre (CTA)

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Aerospace Technology Access Centre (CTA)

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TAC Name:Aerospace Technology Access Centre (CTA)
Affiliated With:Edouard-Montpetit College
TAC awarded: 2012, 2017
Short Description:CTA is a college centre specializing in applied research and technology transfer, affiliated with Cégep Édouard-Montpetit. CTA’s mission is to support the aerospace industry and provide customers and partners, mainly SMEs, with applied research services to increase their knowledge, productivity and competitiveness, and the quality of their products, processes and services.
Twitter Pitch:CTA supports the aerospace industry with applied research services to increase productivity and the quality of products, processes and services.
Address:5555 place de la Savane, Saint-Hubert, QC J3Y 8Y9
Point of Contact:Maya Dagher, Administrative Manager


Phone: +1-450-678-3561×4682


Areas of Innovation Expertise:Aeronautics


Inspection (metal and composites) – NDT





Technical and Business Services

1.       Design Services

2.       Concept ideation & design review

3.       Technology Validation and Transfer

4.       Technical assistance (consultation, comparative analysis of technologies, tests and analysis)

5.       Sample analysis & testing

6.       Technology development

7.       Product testing

8.       Field trials/Simulation

9.       Technology evaluation / validation

10.   Components/parts fabrication

11.   Fabrication, Prototyping and Installation Services

12.   Non-destructive inspection (NDI)

13.   Regulatory guidance

14.   Early-Stage Business Development

15.   Rapid prototyping / 3D printing

16.   Scientific report writing

17.   Reverse engineering

18.   Problem solving

19.   Ingredient selection and recommendations

20.   Facilitation service (introduction)

21.   Testing Services

22.   Performance Monitoring and Management

23.   Customized machining (including laser machining)

24.   Proof of concept

25.   Scientific and technological monitoring

26.   Provincial and federal grant proposal development

Applied Research and Development1.       Design of Experiment

2.       Composite tooling design and manufacturing

3.       Provincial and federal grant proposal development

4.       Coaching

5.       Composite manufacturing

6.       Composite part manufacturing

7.       Measurement inspection and alignment

8.       Non-destructive inspection


9.       3D Scanning

10.   Regulatory guidance

11.   Report preparation on R&D results

12.   Laboratory/industrial/pilot scale protoyping

13.   Reverse Engineering

14.   Robotics and automation and imaging

15.   Performance monitoring and analysis

16.   Concept validation


Training(In collaboration with the Cégep Business Department)

1.       Design, development, and delivery of customized training

2.       Curriculum development

3.       Needs assessment and gap analysis

4.       Skills assessment/Competency evaluation

5.       Train the trainer

6.       Corporate on-site & in-house training

7.       Training planning

8.       Interactive Workshop Sessions

9.       Composite Parts Manufacturing Processes

Technology Diffusion1.       Networking events

2.       Industry-specific events & symposia

3.       Field site product demonstration

4.       Customized technology demonstrations

5.       Rental of space & equipment

6.       Participation at trade shows & other venues with or on behalf of partners

7.       Open houses – Testing facility & personnel

8.       Presentation of results at conferences

9.       Publishing in Peer Reviewed Literature

10.   Seminars and Workshops

11.   Literature review

12.   Technical publications

Specialized Equipment AvailableHalt & Hass laboratory


Composites laboratory:

400-ton Eagle press

150-ton Wabash press

Pyradia oven

ASC Process Systems autoclave

GERBER DSC 2500 automated cutting tables

Keyence VHX-200E digital microscope

MTS fatigue-testing system

Gerber DSC 2500

TSL Aerospace preforming table

RADIUS injection system

Controlled environment laminating room


Non-destructive testing laboratory:

Conventional ultrasound devices (OLYMPUS, GE)

Glider 2-axis mechanical scanner (OLYMPUS)

TELOPS infrared thermography camera and “Line scan” inspection system mounted on an ABB robot.

Shearography system on tripod (DANTEC DYNAMICS)

TECNAR laser-ultrasound system mounted on an ABB robot

32/128 phased-array ultrasonic system (ZETEC)


Robotic laboratory:

KUKA KR 500-F-MT robot

KUKA KR 300 R2500 F ultra robot

Fanuc M-710iC/50 robot

Fanuc M710iC/70 robot

PRO CMM Optical Tracker from NDI



Metrology laboratory:

Mitutoyo CMM 3-D measuring machine

Machining laboratory

Makino a81M 5-axis machining centre for titanium, Inconel and Waspaloy®

Mori Seiki NT 4200/1500 SZ machining and turning centre

Huron K2X8 5-axis machining centre



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