University of Toronto

The Andre Simpson Research Group


While most of our mills are used in the jewelry industry to create beautiful embellishments, every now and then we stumble upon a whole new use for our inventions. Recently, the University of Toronto acquired an NS CNC Mira 6 for the Department of Chemistry. Under the expert guidance of Professor Andre Simpson, Director of the Environmental NMR Centre and Director of TRACES, our Mira 6 is being used to machine microscopic parts for his research experiments.

This is where our Mira 6 shines; assisting Andre and his team with their research by milling out precisely the minute and specific tools he needs to conduct his experiments. Recently, Andre Simpson’s team created a copper coil with 16 separated layers spanning just 1.5mm to use in an experiment. We were thrilled to have our technology be used in new and exciting applications, and couldn’t be happier with Mira’s performance.

The diverse range of materials the Mira can mill using its high precision 5 axis system, combined with its perfectly precise cutting ability, can create just about anything this team of researchers needs to achieve big results in their tiny arena.

Vincent Moxley-Paquette and Professor André J. Simpson in the laboratory near Mira 6. September 2017

The abstract that was presented at the conference This information has been shown at 60th Experimental Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Conference on April 7 – 12, 2019

Article from the journal Analytical Chemistry. November 10, 2020