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Polycontrols offers many services in the following areas:

  • Flow Calibration

  • Instrumentation and fluid systems

  • Metal additive manufacturing and integration

The PolyCSAM project of Polycontrols is an innovation center in hybrid additive manufacturing by cold spraying. Metal additive manufacturing is also known as metal 3D printing. It makes it possible to repair and manufacture various parts of different sizes, up to 8 meters.




This Polycontrols project, named the PolyCSAM, consists of establishing an advanced cold spray additive manufacturing center also equipped with a robotic cell for machining and surface finishing in situ (on site). This center will allow the production, repair and assembly of parts ranging from a few centimeters to several meters in length, and weighing from a few kilograms to hundreds of kilograms.

Progress of the past year

Despite the pandemic, Polycontrols maintained the planned work plan. PolyCSAM has made it possible to carry out the restoration of aeronautical components and to start 4 collaborative research projects involving 5 industrial partners and 7 universities and research centers. Through the development of lighter structures, more efficient electric motors, more environmentally friendly repairs and safer surfaces for users, once completed, these projects will significantly strengthen the value and supply chain. of the aerospace sector in Quebec.

Efforts for the next year

For the next year, PolyCSAM will continue the collaborative research projects started as well as the qualification activities required for the repair of real and relevant parts for the aeronautical industry. In addition, the demonstration of PolyCSAM's capabilities to produce full-scale parts (several meters in length and several hundred kilograms), in a reproducible manner and within established specifications, will be undertaken.

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Application of additive manufacturing for composite materials in aeroderivative gas turbines

The Siemens Energy Canada project aims to explore the possibilities of creating gas turbine components using additive manufacturing and composite materials. The objective of this project is to create functional parts printed in composites capable of keeping good mechanical properties.

Progress of the past year

Siemens has completed the static and dynamic tests of the specimens printed with the continuous carbon fiber in collaboration with the National Research Council Canada (NRC) and an SME, the tensile stress tests on more than 30 samples as well as the fatigue tests dynamics have made it possible to characterize the mechanical and physico-chemical properties of the additive manufacturing process. The results agreed with the predictions.


Efforts for the next year

Although the project is theoretically complete, printing of the parts and quality control are planned for this spring, but the date of the validation tests on the turbines remains to be determined due to the delays induced by the pandemic.

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CAE Inc. is a Canadian manufacturer of simulation technologies, modeling and training services. Their services are offered to airlines, defense forces, health specialists and aircraft manufacturers.

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Digital Acceleration and Value Optimization in Aerospace (ANOVA)

CAE and their ANOVA project aims to redefine CAE's engineering processes and methods by stimulating a modern manufacturing and technological ecosystem capable of supporting its development and increasing its competitiveness in the markets.

Progress of the past year

Efforts for the next year

The Data Lake's technological infrastructure has enabled the development of intelligent algorithms that are used to prioritize the signals sent to the procurement and purchasing team as well as the digitization of various related documents.


The development of the sourcing module, which helps suppliers integrate into a company's supply chain, has also made significant progress.

Following the digitization effort, CAE will initiate the development of a parts comparison system to optimize inventory management and purchasing.

Thales is a research and technology company focused on adding safety and innovation together. What sets Thales apart from other research companies is its history and its international footprint. With experienced researchers working on operations in more than 60 countries, Thales produces safety and innovation all over the world.

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Thales Canada's Colibri project aims to design a virtual environment to safely develop control systems for future means of mobility (flying taxis or small electric planes). The main goal of this project is to ensure privacy, security and innovation/smooth development to take mobility as we know it to the next level.

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Progress of the past year

Efforts for the next year

In the last year, progress has been made in increasing the realism of the simulation, by integrating software bricks simulating a possible flight control system (control computers, cockpit sensors, avionics systems) and by transforming the functional simulation flight control in a format that could be hosted in physical computers on a real-time operating system.


In addition, the details of the real regulators imagined for this type of framework have been characterized.

At the level of the urban transport aircraft simulation, it is planned to add the functions making it possible to manage the redundancy between the multiple sensors of the system as well as between the various flight control computers in order to determine which computer is in control of the system and how the transitions from one computer to another are carried out in a safe manner, following a failure.

In addition, for the future, they advise to develop the first version of the physical flight control controller platform, hosting a first version of low-level software that can accommodate several functional applications.

Bombardier is a global jet and aircraft manufacturer headquartered in Montreal, Canada. They are also known for their public transport vehicles such as their work in the Azur metro cars. It is a large company with annual revenues of billions of US dollars.


Virtual Aircraft Development Framework

Bombardier's “Virtual Aircraft Development Framework” project aims to develop engineering methodologies and tools to virtualize the stages of aircraft design in order to reduce costs and time to market. This framework covers:

• tools for initial assessment and choice of aircraft technologies;

• system architecture optimization tools;

• virtual test methods;

• development of flight control laws1 through simulations and small-scale tests;

• process and documentation for users of the virtual approach.


Progress of the past year

Efforts for the next year

With more than 15 milestones achieved over the past year despite delays incurred due to the temporary shutdown of activities due to COVID-19, this project has allowed Bombardier to go beyond what-if analysis and to focus more on the challenges of developing a robust digital representation of our products from concept to operation. Thus, Bombardier has a digital thread starting from the tools for initial choice of aircraft technologies, passing through tools for optimizing system architectures and then detailed design tools.

The following year will be oriented towards validating our processes and documenting prototypes for system architecture, design and virtual testing. This will be done through software platforms that connect engineering domains and downstream functions, ensuring continuity of information from requirements generation to certification and beyond.

CMC Electronics produces and designs electronic products for the aerospace industry. Their main manufacturing facility is located in Montreal, Canada. Their products include enhanced vision systems, navigation products, FMS/GPS products and head-up display systems, to name a few.


New open innovation cluster in avionics

CMC Electronics aims to create an open and collaborative avionics development environment:

  • a virtual laboratory, accessible remotely, consisting of an avionics-caliber open computing platform to allow employees to familiarize themselves with or develop their software;

  • a restricted-access demonstration laboratory on the CMC site, consisting of configurable physical cockpits for higher-fidelity testing of partner products.


The lab will replicate various cockpit environments and flight scenarios. External partners will be able to host their software or hardware products there and thus improve their operation thanks to the tests carried out in the various environments recreated on the platform.


Progress of the past year

Efforts for the next year

CMC continued improving the demonstration lab (screens, control panels, dashboard, etc.) as well as increasing the capacity of the open computing platform for the virtual lab. CMC has added to its platform the software and hardware necessary for other technical resources on avionic interfaces and has adapted the software simulation environments to these new requirements. Various design and development tools have been developed to support customers in the use of the laboratory. These documents present, among other things, code examples allowing customers to familiarize themselves with the product and discover the possibilities offered.

CMC's efforts for the next year will focus on aligning laboratories with user needs. CMC plans to increase the capacities of the computer platform, to improve the design and integration tools and to continue to expand, with the assistance of the CTA, the library of simulations.

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