Monthly Archives: April 2015

Only 13% of you are ready for Disruptive Industrial Technology | Camosun Technology Access Centre

Read this article from the region’s “R&D” Center, the Camosun Technology Access Center (CTAC). Here is a snippet from the article – “Jenkins “Innovation Canada: a call to action” outlines how the federal government can assist industrial R&D, which includes (among other things) focused defence spending and utilization of college resources to assist with industry R&D.”

Source: Only 13% of you are ready for Disruptive Industrial Technology | Camosun Technology Access Centre

IRAP CRN Composites Engineering Workshop – May 4th & 5th

CTAC are hosting the Composite Research Network folks from UBC for a series of four sessions over two days (May 4th and 5th) the week before the normal MPN meetings. The sessions will include topics like:

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?” Continue reading

April 14th – Manufacturing Professional’s Network | Camosun Technology Access Centre

Featuring: Alan Kwoo and Jeff Mabbut from Igus

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.

Powerpoint presentation from the meeting – Igus PPT

Source: April 14th – Manufacturing Professional’s Network | Camosun Technology Access Centre

Lessons learned from a Learning & Training Biz Dev Evangelist | John Juricic | LinkedIn

I wear numerous client hats (college, university, government, corporate) in my quest to promoting learning & training tools as efficiency and productivity solutions for private sector clients on Vancouver Island. Enclosed are some recent (2015) reflections.Lessons Learned  Companies that have aggressively adopted learning & training solutions for staff and management clearly demonstrate greater business success and stronger employee morale, retention and satisfaction.  Only a handful of the close to 60 manufacturers I’ve spoken to have strategic training plans in place. For more – please click on the link…

Source: Lessons learned from a Learning & Training Biz Dev Evangelist | John Juricic | LinkedIn