Major renovations and equipment upgrades are now completed.


New lab, new projects, new horizons.

Systems automation allows for complex parts manufacturing.


Our Macrodyne 250 Tons Press is temperature controlled and can host custom molds.

Materials characterization is an important investigation step in the composites part design. 


Techniques such as DSC, TGA, TMA, DMA and rheology are cornerstones of the SCML. 

Mechanical testing machines offer a wide range of experimental works.


Several specialty fixtures and environmental chambers are available in the SCML.

Innovation and creative thinking is at the heart of cutting egde research.


One example is finding new applications and methods using 3D printing in the composites field.


Welcome to the Structures and Composite Materials Laboratory in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at McGill University

The understanding of composite materials and their structures requires an in-depth knowledge of basic material behaviour. Knowledge of fibre and resin behaviour is essential for understanding the intricacies of composite manufacturing processes. This must be accompanied by stress, strain and failure analysis in both the static and fatigue regimes. Finally, designs must be manufactured and tested. Here is where design optimization helps to achieve the final goal: a successfully designed composite structure. The McGill Structures and Composite Materials Laboratory thus explores the design of composite materials and their structures “From Start to Finish”.

The SCML is a proud and active member of CREPEC, the Research Center for High Performance Polymer and Composite Systems. Based in the Québec province, the organism gathers many researchers from universities as well as technical centers.


Group picture of the summer students and their supervisors in front of the main McGill building

Composites Lab SURE students - Summer 2022


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