June 9 – Matrox presents at the Manufacturing Professional’s Network

Featuring: Bruno Parent from Matrox Imaging and Wayne Mason from Integrys

Time: Doors open at 2:45, speakers have the floor from 3:00 – 4:00. Optional Networking and follow-on discussion until 4:30.

Location: Camosun College Interurban Campus,  Cafeteria Annex,  Building 15 on this Campus map.

What is the MPN? The Manufacturing Professional’s Network is an informal group that meets to network and learn about manufacturing resources. It is hosted by CTAC, is free and open to anyone that acts in a management capacity in a manufacturing company. More info can be found here.

More about this meeting:

June’s MPN meeting will feature Bruno Parent, Matrox’s sales manager for Canada and Europe, and Wayne Mason from Integrys, Matrox’s Canadian representative.

Among other things, Matrox is a leading designer and producer of hardware and software for machine vision in industrial automation. Integrys is a technology supplier and integration leader, helping industry adopt innovative solutions to improve productivity and quality.

For a short overview of why you might care about machine vision, have a quick look at this.

AIAC Pacific R&D Info Session

Thursday, April 30 – 9 am to 1 pm

Open to companies that participate in the Aerospace sector on Vancouver Island.

Earlier this year the Consortium for Aerospace Research and Innovation in Canada (CARIC) held a workshop in Richmond to provide the BC aerospace industry with an overview of the national R&D program and to review project proposals. CARIC’s goal is to drive innovation to enhance competitiveness and business growth in the aerospace sector. The session was well attended, but without any representation from aerospace companies on Vancouver Island. To ensure no one is missing out on potential opportunities, the Aerospace Industries Association of Canada (AIAC Pacific), now representing CARIC in BC and Alberta, together with Camosun College, invite you to attend an Aerospace R&D information session:

Camosun College – Interurban Campus, 4461 Interurban Road​, Saanich

Centre for Business & Access – CBA Room 286

(campus map: http://camosun.ca/about/documents/iu_map.pdf )

 

AIAC Pacific/CARIC will provide an association and industry update, followed by a presentation on CARIC and research funding opportunities and timetable, and a review of large and small sample proposals. Camosun and the Province will provide information regarding their support for the sector. Plus, you will have an opportunity over lunch (which is provided) to network with industry colleagues, and representatives of AIAC Pacific and the educational institutions.

There is no charge to attend the event, but pay parking at Camosun is in effect.

Please RSVP to Trace Acres, 604-970-1795.

We hope to see you on the 30th!

May 4th and 5th – Composite Materials Engineering

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Featuring: The Composites Research Network

This MPN – Special Edition is comprised of four sessions over two days. You are welcome to attend any or all of the four sessions.

IMPORTANT: Please RSVP to Suzana Topic as indicated in this Info Brochure

Day 1:
9am – 12pm: Introduction to composite materials “Which types of composites are right for my application?”
1pm – 4pm: Manufacturing processes “Which process is best for my application?”

Day 2:
9am – 12pm: Thermal management “How do I cure my parts properly?”
1pm – 4pm: Analysis and design “How do I predict the strength of my part?”

Location: Camosun College Interurban Campus,  Centre for Business and Access (CBA) rm-211,  Building 19 on this Campus map.

What is the MPN? The Manufacturing Professional’s Network is an informal group that meets to network and learn about manufacturing resources. It is hosted by CTAC, is free and open to anyone that acts in a management capacity in a manufacturing company. This particular meeting is of a technical nature and is open to the technical members of your manufacturing team. More info about the MPN can be found here.

More about this meeting: The four sessions are set up such that you can attend any or all sessions as appropriate for your organization. Day 1 is a great introduction to composite materials and manufacturing processes. It would be beneficial to those interested in learning what is involved in composites manufacturing. Day 2 covers processing and design in more detail and is considered to be at an intermediate level. This day would be beneficial to those that are already familiar with/currently involved in composites processing.

The presenters will be Christophe Mobuchon, PhD, Casey Keulen, PhD, PEng, and Navid Zobeiry, PhD collectively have a broad range of experience in various aspects of composite materials ranging from industrial and research manufacturing, part and material design, and material characterization. They have developed and will be presenting the sessions.

Profiles of the presenters can be found here:

Christophe Mobuchon
Casey Keulen
Navid Zobeiry

April 14th – Manufacturing Professional’s Network

Featuring: Alan Kwoo and Jeff Mabbut from Igus

Time: Doors open at 2:45, speakers have the floor from 3:00 – 4:00. Optional Networking and follow-on discussion until 4:30.

Location: Camosun College Interurban Campus,  Campus Centre room 122,  Building 14 on this Campus map. Note room change from usual meeting place!!

What is the MPN? The Manufacturing Professional’s Network is an informal group that meets to network and learn about manufacturing resources. It is hosted by CTAC, is free and open to anyone that acts in a management capacity in a manufacturing company. More info can be found here.

More about this meeting:

April’s MPN will feature two speakers from Igus. Alan Kwoo from the cable carrier and flexible cable division, and Jeff Mabbutt from the bearings division.

Alan came to Igus from the consulting side of the Scientific Research and Experimental Development (SRED) program, he’ll be providing an overview of cable carrier and flexible cable products and applications for various industries from forestry, mining, medical, automation, underwater exploration and more. Jeff was industrial maintenance mechanic for ten years before studying Plastics Engineering. His talk will cover applications suited to composite bearings, The true cost of lubrication, and Industry examples.