McMaster Manufacturing Research Institute (MMRI)

The McMaster Manufacturing Research Institute (MMRI) opened for business in May 2001. The MMRI is one of the largest university based manufacturing research institutes in Canada, supporting academic research and education programs spanning many manufacturing processes.  The institute’s core focus is on enhancing productivity, quality and product/process innovation while helping companies reduce cost.

Founded by Dr. Mo Elbestawi and currently directed by Dr. Stephen Veldhuis, the 15,000-sq.-ft. facility has a core group of technical experts and houses a wide range of industrial scale production equipment instrumented to meet the sophisticated research and development needs of leading manufacturers in the polymer, light metals, tool, die/mold, automotive, aerospace, energy and medical device industries.

News & Updates

McMaster Manufacturing Forum
April 7, 2016

Keynote Presentation: Industry 4.0 - The New Manufacturing Paradigm

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Dr. h.c. Detlef Zühlke
Director Innovative Factory Systems
German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence
Kaiserslautern, Germany

Presentation slides:

Expert Panel moderated by Jayson Meyers, President and CEO of CME

The Hamilton Spectator


Prior Years' Pictures and Media Coverage:

April 9, 2015

March 26, 2014

Technology Capabilities

The MMRI's focus is to develop intelligent solutions to issues faced by Canada's manufacturers in all steps of machining processes.

We offer Technology Transfer Opportunities for:

  • Tooling Selection
  • Tool Path Development
  • Process Monitoring
  • Process Parameters

In addition, the MMRI offers mechanical micromachining of LOC micro-fluidic devices. View our Sell Sheet for additional information.

Contact the MMRI today to learn how we can work together to improve quality, productivity and cost in your manufacturing processes.

Our Research Labs

The MMRI consists of the following research labs:

Centre for Advanced Polymer Processing & Design (CAPPA-D)
Design/Manufacturing Systems Laboratory (DMSL)
Machine Systems Laboratory (MSL)
Metal Forming Laboratory (MFL)
Micro Manufacturing Laboratory (MML)
Robotics and Manufacturing Automation Laboratory (RMAL)
Thermal Processing Laboratory (TPL)