Students take a number of project-based design courses throughout the program as well as work on projects within other courses. Projects based on manufacturing processes (i.e. making things), automation (robotics), instrumentation (sensors), artificial intelligence and machine learning, programming/coding, production planning, and project management are typical examples.
Automation of a Thermal Compound Press
Corvus Energy is the manufacturer of Energy Storage Systems (ESSs), focusing on the maritime industry.
This project designed, built, and proposed an automated pneumatic press station which would sit at Corvus’s main manufacturing line in Richmond, British Columbia, Canada. The system was designed to address all of the client’s needs and wants in regard to the automatic processing of the battery modules. Previously, the manually operated press station was labour, time, and resource intensive. The automated system freed time and resources for the organization which could be allocated to more crucial tasks.
Carbon Fiber Mating Optimization
Glüxkind Technologies Inc. designs advanced AI-powered strollers to enable all parents and their babies to navigate the world safely and comfortably.
The project proposes a solution for bonding the Nylon 12 and carbon fibre composites piece together to make a robust joint to be used in the stroller. Mainly, acrylic adhesives were used as a pure adhesive, a jig was designed to aid the curing process of the joint and finally temperature and physical property tests were performed to validate the hypothesis.