Events and Webinars

CKN offers a variety of event and webinars, including in partnership with others in the composites community. Our Application + Impact (AIM) and Equity, Divertity and Inclusion (EDI) events allow SMEs and industry members to network with and learn from the foremost experts in the composites field.

AIM Webinar: Porosity in Composite Materials – Part 2

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Composite materials inherently contain defects, which introduce variability and often restrict their mechanical properties. Among these defects, porosity is one of the most prevalent and can negatively affect both the structural integrity and aesthetics of the material. The presence and extent of porosity are largely determined by processing parameters. Previously, we presented a comprehensive list ... Read more

Diversity through Mentorship: Creating a pathway for inclusive leadership

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Join us for the next Canadian Composites Corner (CCC) – a roundtable, interactive networking event coming up on Friday, May 12. In this session, Dr. Gobinda Saha will lead a discussion on Diversity through Mentorship: Creating a pathway for inclusive leadership This CCC event series will bring you the community events, opportunities, and EDI topics ... Read more

AIM event: Porosity in Composite Materials

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Defects are inherent in composite materials. They are a source of variability and often become the limiting factor of mechanical properties. Porosity is one of the most common defects found in composite materials. It can compromise the structural integrity and negatively affect aesthetics. It’s presence and extent are a direct outcome of processing parameters. In ... Read more

Pultrusion of thermoplastic composites

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Pultrusion is an automated composite manufacturing process allowing the continuous production of constant cross-section beams. Pultrusion has been successfully used in the industry with thermoset polymers. The pultrusion of thermoplastic polymer composites, however, has not reached the same level of industrial penetration. This is mostly due to the high viscosity of melted thermoplastic polymers that ... Read more

Virtual Coffee Break Series on Diversity and Inclusion, with Dr. Rowan Thomson

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Our next D&I Coffee Break session features Dr. Rowan Thomson, Canada Research Chair and Professor of Physics at Carleton University, where she is also Associate Dean (Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion) in the Faculty of Science. In this session, Dr. Thomson will speak on "Actions to advance equity, diversity, and inclusion," followed by a moderated discussion ... Read more

Interactive Series on Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI), brought to you by Dr. Lucy Li

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Join us for Canadian Composites Corner's (CCC) roundtable, interactive networking event, brought to you by Dr. Lucy Li, Vice President of Canadian Association for Composite Structures and Materials (CACSMA), coming up on Friday, February 24. The CCC event series will bring you the community events, opportunities, and EDI topics of interest to you – an ... Read more

Virtual Coffee Break Series on Diversity and Inclusion, with Dr. Sampada Bodkhe

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Join us for our next Diversity & Inclusion Coffee Break, featuring Dr. Sampada Bodkhe, an Assistant Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Polytechnique Montreal, coming up on Friday, January 27, presented by CKN, SAMPE Canada, CACMSA and CREPEC. In this series of virtual coffee breaks, we discuss a variety of subjects related to ... Read more

Simulation models for rapid liquid composite molding

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High-fidelity prediction of the performance of composite structures is helpful for product development and is used increasingly more often by industry. The type of manufacturing process and process conditions will influence the material microstructure and induce defects, which will ultimately impact part performance. Liquid composite molding processes utilizing dry reinforcement fabrics and snap-cure liquid resins ... Read more

CKN’s Approach to Developing Products with Composite Materials

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There are many approaches used to develop products. Products made from composite materials, however, are unique in that processing has a great effect on the outcome. This webinar will introduce the Knowledge in Practice Centre’s (KPC's) approach to composite product development. The development process for composites is an iterative cycle that requires careful consideration of ... Read more

Virtual Coffee Break Series on Diversity and Inclusion, with Dr. Marie-Josée Potvin

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Join us for our next Diversity & Inclusion Coffee Break, featuring Dr. Marie-Josée Potvin, Senior Systems Engineer/Manager of the Engineer Development Program, Canadian Space Agency, coming up on Friday, October 28, presented by CKN, SAMPE Canada, CACMSA and CREPEC. In this session, Dr. Potvin leads a discussion on EDI in Engineering: Are We There Yet?

Introduction to Sandwich Structures – Materials and Processing

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Sandwich structures (aka sandwich panels) find themselves in a wide variety of applications. Properties such light weight, high stiffness and energy absorption are some of their more notable qualities. This webinar is an introduction to the materials and manufacturing processes of sandwich structures. Elements such as core, face sheets, and adhesives used to produce sandwich ... Read more

Virtual Coffee Break Series on Diversity and Inclusion, with Dr. Isabelle Paris

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Join us for our next Diversity & Inclusion Coffee Break, featuring Dr. Isabelle Paris, Technical Expert Senior at Bombardier Aviation, coming up on August 12, 2022, presented by CKN, SAMPE Canada, CACMSA and CREPEC. In this series of virtual coffee breaks, we discuss a variety of subjects related to Diversity and Inclusion (D&I). Topics will ... Read more