Composites Research Network celebrates 10th anniversary with symposium

On September 22, 2022, Composites Research Network (CRN) celebrated its 10-year anniversary with a one-day hybrid symposium featuring panel discussions, networking, a tour of the Advanced Materials and Process Engineering Laboratory (AMPEL) at The University of British Columbia (UBC), and a formal dedication of the Boeing 777X wing sculpture. An initiative of UBC, CRN launched … Read more

CKN shares findings from survey of Canadian Composites Industry for 2021

Since 2019, the Composites Knowledge Network (CKN) has conducted three digital surveys of the Canadian Composite Industry. The latest survey was completed in both official languages between February 3 to March 7, 2022 and collected information about the industry for 2021. Over 500 individuals were invited to participate, with responses received from 61 companies. The … Read more

KPC composites wiki offers pathways for innovation and optimization

As featured in NGEN Supercluster News ( Companies involved in composites manufacturing can now turn to the Composite Knowledge Network’s (CKN) Knowledge in Practice Centre (KPC) for access to world-class composites knowledge. The KPC offers open access to a wiki style resource that provides practical knowledge as well as case studies and expert perspectives. “Composites … Read more

Market Survey Summary – Canadian Composites Industry

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the CKN conducted a Canadian composites industry survey to understand immediate impacts and identify needs to support recovery. It identified the elements of the industry that were hardest hit, and that re-staffing and re-training with composites knowledge and skills is a priority for post-pandemic recovery. Thank you to the … Read more

BC-Made Carbon Fibre Bike Cranks

Optimization of the Manufacturing Process Challenge:A Vancouver based bicycle parts manufacturer is able to competitively produce CFRP bike parts locally due to their proprietary process – Many similar parts are produced overseas. To be even more competitive, they needed to increase their production rate without any detrimental effects. Approach:With support from the CKN and using … Read more

In Memory

We are saddened to hear of the passing of Pearl Sullivan, as shared by the University of Waterloo – Waterloo mourns the loss of Dean Pearl Sullivan | Waterloo Stories | University of Waterloo ( Pearl was a valued friend and colleague to many in the composites community, in addition to her major impact on … Read more