Based in the McMaster Innovation Park, CanmetMATERIALS is the largest research centre in Canada dedicated to fabricating, processing, and evaluating metals and materials. CanmetMATERIALS’ mandate is to develop and deploy technologies to improve all aspects of producing and using value-added products derived from metals and minerals. Scientific and technical staff in Hamilton and Calgary research and develop materials solutions for Canadian industry in the energy, transportation, and metal-manufacturing sectors.


Natural Resources Canada – CanmetMATERIALS
McMaster Innovation Park
183 Longwood Road South
Hamilton, Ontario
L8P 0A5

Areas of Expertise

Emerging and defence materials:
Armour materials and prototype development
Materials and technologies for shipbuilding
Emerging materials

Transportation, buildings and industry:
Vehicle lightweight structures
Powertrain materials
Heat/energy management
Buildings and Industry

Clean energy production

Facilities and equipment include:
Metal-casting lab for melting and casting non-ferrous and ferrous alloys
Hot/cold rolling mill
Metal-forming lab
Corrosion facilities
Thermo-mechanical simulation
Specialized physical testing and processing
Mechanical testing and characterization
Welding lab
Electron microscopes
Integrated computational materials engineering


Process R&D
Product R&D
Facility Access & Testing

Contact Information


Email: Hitesh Jain – Business and Contracts Manager –

Published: September 25, 2021

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