Funding for research projects in the centre come from member companies, augmented by leveraging through Canadian Federal Government research grants or other funds made available by the Province of Ontario. The centre has received funding from:


  • Natural Sciences & Engineering Research Council
    • Collaborative Research and Development Programs
    • Industrial Research Chair Program
  • Canada Foundation for Innovation


  • Ontario Centres of Excellence
  • Ontario Research & Development Challenge Fund
  • Ontario Innovation Trust

In 2002 the Centre was awarded a $2.5 million grant from the Canada Foundation for Innovation - Innovation Fund for the acquisition of major research facilities. This was applied towards acquisition of the galvanizing simulator, X-ray cinematography, glow discharge optical emission spectroscopy and upgrades our induction melting laboratory.