The Canadian Composites Manufacturing R&D Inc. (CCMRD) is an industry-led not-for-profit consortium with a mandate to develop and demonstrate advanced composite manufacturing technologies in Canada. The CCMRD brings together major aerospace companies and small-to-medium sized enterprises to develop and transform the latest technical and academic knowledge into practical solutions that will enhance Canada’s global competitiveness. It assists in advancing technological capabilities whilst building stronger relationships between Canadian and international aerospace original equipment manufacturers, as well as, high technology composites component manufacturers and material, equipment and software suppliers. Industry led multiple partner pre-competitive projects are performed at various locations across Canada at industry, research laboratory, college and university locations leveraging the most suitable resources and capabilities to complete the project.
The CCMRD was originally formed in 2010, and in 2015 renewed for a second 5 year term. CCMRD currently has 10 industrial, research and academic Members including The Boeing Company, Magellan Aerospace, Convergent Manufacturing Technologies, Asco Aerospace, Avcorp Aerospace, PCM Innovation, Red River College, The University of British Columbia, and the Composites Innovation Centre MB and the National Research Council of Canada.
The CCMRD is aligned with Canada’s Industrial & Technology Benefits (ITB) policy with international partners, such as The Boeing Company, able to make investments in the Canadian economy as a result of being awarded defense and security contracts with the Canadian government that require off-set expenditures within Canada.
For more information on the current CCMRD members: CCMRD Members / Partners page
For a list of CCMRD’s Board of Directors: CCMRD Board of Directors