Engineered Technologies Research
Led by Dr. Etienne Mfoumou, the Engineered Technologies Applied Research Lab offers unique, cross-disciplinary design solutions that connect engineering, biology, and innovative devices to a number of technology-based sectors. Their inclusive-design approach helps small and medium-size enterprises in Nova Scotia address their individual needs to advance products and services.
Industry and community partners:
- African Community Investment Cooperative of Canada Ltd.
- Dominion Diving Ltd.
- MacKenzie Atlantic Tool & Die Ltd.
- Nova Aquaponics
- Orchestera Farms
- Sabrtech Inc.
- Sea Star Seafoods, Ltd.
- Ultra Electronics Maritime Systems
Engineered Technologies Research Facilities
The Engineered Technology Lab is equipped with specialized equipment, such as the Acoustic Systems Trainer for SONAR used to test and develop underwater acoustic-based devices, a ZEPTO Plasma System for process development, cleaning and surface activation, and a portable and modular spectrometer used to develop more effective monitoring and prediction techniques for field application. The lab is also home to an ultrasonic measurement of applied residual stresses device and ultrasonic peening technology used for condition monitoring and repair of 3D printed parts and welded elements.
The Design & Innovation Centre provides a machine shop area where NSCC can work with industry and entrepreneurs to explore new ideas using a specialized suite of technology that includes advanced design software, reverse engineering, and different 3D printing technologies, including a Renishaw metal 3D printer.