With the Laboratoire de Génie Mécanique de Toulouse and the Centre de Recherche Outillages Matériaux et Procédés of Albi, DMSM is one of the three laboratories of the Institut de Génie Mécanique de Toulouse, which has become the Institut Clément Ader, a certified research unit (DGES EA814 certification label).

DMSM contributes to the animation of two doctoral schools: «Aeronautics and Astronautics» Doctoral School (ED467 MEGeP) and «Mechanical Engineering, Energy, Civil Engineering, Processes» (ED468 MEGeP). The Department is also actively involved in the DGA’s Council of Professional Expertise DGA (two council presidents).

DMSM’s research leads to collaborative work and contracts with institutional partners, industrialists and small businesses, including Airbus France, Aircelle, Astrium, AXS, CEE, CIRIMAT, CNES, DGA, EADS-IW, ESA, ENSAM Bordeaux / TREFLE, Eurocopter, ICAM, Impetus Afea France, Latécoère, LSTC, Medisys, MESR, ONERA, Midi-Pyrénées Region, SFERE, SKF, SNECMA, Thales Alenia Space.