Technical and advisory services

Our technical services help small and large enterprises overcome workforce constraints and limited resources, accelerating design cycles and helping to identify product performance limits. We have experienced professionals on site to help our clients solve immediate technical problems associated with the transfer, adoption and diffusion of technology. Our specialized services range from testing and certifications to calibration, prototyping, demonstrations, scale-up and consulting.

Select a topic or research centre below to learn which NRC technical and advisory services can add value to your organization.

The NRC is committed to supporting our clients and collaborators with testing and technical services based on our unique research expertise and infrastructure. The NRC is equally committed to acting diligently to avoid knowingly engaging in routine testing services that may be delivered through Canadian private-sector laboratories offering such services. The NRC will endeavour to refer clients to Canadian private-sector labs when appropriate and will explore opportunities to license/transfer testing methodologies to Canadian private-sector service providers as circumstances warrant.

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Research Centre: Security and Disruptive Technologies
Research Centre: Aerospace
Topic: Aerospace industry, Automation, Composites, Equipment, Military technology, Robotics, Aviation
NRC Aerospace is involved in several programs that assess rotorcraft handling qualities, in co-operation with government, industry, and educational institutions. NRC Aerospace has the expertise to assess how new or modified equipment, new control augmentation laws/theories, or degraded flight conditions can affect the performance of the pilot and the aircraft. In many cases, these assessments require the development of novel test procedures and equipment as well as the instruction of evaluators in flight test techniques and evaluation methods.
Research Centre: Aerospace
Topic: Aerospace industry, Automation, Composites, Equipment, Military technology, Robotics, Aviation
Research Centre: Metrology
Topic: Metrology
Enables the elemental analysis of solid samples by sputtering in a low-pressure DC argon discharge
Research Centre: Aerospace
Topic: Aerospace industry, Automation, Composites, Equipment, Military technology, Robotics, Aviation
Research Centre: Aquatic and Crop Resource Development
Topic: Food Science, Agricultural technology, Agriculture, Aquaculture, Bacteria, Chemical, Toxins, Anti-nutrients, NMR Spectroscopy
Research Centre: Aerospace
Topic: Aerospace industry, Automation, Composites, Equipment, Military technology, Robotics, Aviation
Research Centre: Security and Disruptive Technologies
We offer complete fabrication and prototyping services for real-world applications of nanotube-modified materials. Our integrated and comprehensive solutions cover synthesis, chemical modifications, integration, processing, structures fabrication and testing. NRC's nanotube production facility in Ottawa, Ontario, produces superior-quality material at scaled-up production levels. Our nanotubes can be integrated into thermosets, thermoplastics, elastomers, aramids and inorganic materials such as ceramics and metals. Our boron nitride nanotubes production capacity is the largest in the world, producing up to 20 grams per hour. We also produce single-walled carbon nanotubes at rates of up to two grams per minute, or one kilogram per day.
Research Centre: Aquatic and Crop Resource Development
Topic: Agri-Food, Biomass
Research Centre: Ocean, Coastal and River Engineering
Topic: Cold Region Engineering, Ice, Climate Change and Processes, Ice Mechanics, Monitoring, Marine