A springboard for growth for local businesses


CRIQ is a unique centre of integrated expertise dedicated to creating, locating, and putting in place innovations designed to help Québec-based businesses grow and compete. By engaging their resources and partners, CRIQ innovators come up with practical solutions to any problem, no matter how complex.

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  • 3D Printing: The Next Industrial Revolution

    CRIQ offers manufacturers the option to use new state-of-the-art 3D printing equipments in its laboratories. Click here for more information.

  • 3D Printer

News and Events

12th Annual Meeting on Biofuel and Bioenergy

The APCAS will hold its 12th Annual Meeting on November 18 in Montreal. This edition of the Biofuel & Bioenergy Seminar is jointly presented with the Comité Biogaz de l’AQPER (Association québécoise de la production d’énergie renouvelable).

Click here for more information (in French only).

CRIQ gets involved in 3D printing

CRIQ President and CEO Denis Hardy has announced the acquisition of a cutting-edge piece of additive manufacturing (3D printing) equipment for the production of metal parts. His announcement was received by Jacques Daoust, Québec’s Minister of the Economy, Innovation, and Exports, at a press conference held earlier this morning in the state-owned company’s Québec City offices.

Helping modernize manufacturing equipment

Among the additive manufacturing equipment, technology, and materials available, CRIQ chose a 3D device (EOS-290) that employs a method of  direct metal laser sintering of different metal alloys.

According to Denis Hardy, “The new 3D printer will allow us to continue making strides in applied industrial research and support businesses hoping to modernize equipment and increase productivity. Our new business service will enable these businesses to bring this emerging technology to the world stage.”

CRIQ’s 3D skills: Industrial equipment and productivity

CRIQ teams have developed skills in computer-aided design, an essential new step in additive manufacturing since parts must be drafted using three-dimensional parameters. Other CRIQ scientists, notably mechanical engineers, work to optimize industrial parts through image processing and provide digitization and inspection services via computer visioning.

Mr. Hardy also noted the 3D expertise of CRIQ R&D specialists: “At our scientific meetings, we will share our knowledge with members of the Canadian committee participating in the standardization of additive manufacturing.”

The Standards Council of Canada (SCC) has tasked a branch of CRIQ—Bureau de normalisation du Québec (BNQ)—with managing the SCC mirror committee SMC/ISO/TC 261 on additive manufacturing, also known as 3D printing. Canada is one of 18 countries involved with the ISO/TC 261 international standardization committee on additive manufacturing set up in 2011 by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO).

Working at the CRIQ

  • Centrifugeur
  • Comite Action-Santé
  • Metalix
  • Lancement des travaux de Vigipro
  • Éric Légaré
  • Stéphane Breton