As the production and processing of aluminum are very complex, the Center promotes a multidisciplinary approach to research. This is why its researchers come from different departments, and REGAL-Laval brings together researchers and modeling experts.
This approach promotes the advancement of knowledge, ensures quality supervision of students and contributes to the Center’s mission: energy and environmental efficiency in both production and metal processing.
The infrastructure grants obtained by REGAL-Laval enabled the installation of 15 research laboratories, several of which are unique in Canada and even in North America, such as the laboratory for the characterization of industrial materials, the laboratory for characterization and manufacturing anodes, welding and assembly as well as powder metallurgy, which makes it possible in particular to produce metal powders and to consolidate them. This is complemented by world-class digital simulation and high-performance computing.