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The Knowledge in Practice Centre Demonstration Event

Composites are incredible materials when things go right – they enable innovative and otherwise impossible products. But manufacturing is difficult, and help is often needed to develop, optimize and troubleshoot processes.  Sometimes the help needed is direct guidance on specific best practices to deal with an immediate issue, and sometimes there is time to expand knowledge in a broader sense.  Join us in a guided tour and demonstration of the Knowledge in Practice Centre (KPC), where composites manufacturing practice is presented in an easy-to-navigate manner, tied to a structured science and engineering base.  See how you can easily navigate from case studies to practical advice to systems-level and foundational knowledge.  Built off the same platform as Wikipedia, the KPC uses a factory representation of material, shape, tooling, and equipment to explain how composites processes work and how manufacturing quality, rate, and cost trade off in practice.

Webinar attendees will gain access to this first release of the KPC, which is intended to be a resource open to the composites community.  We welcome both knowledge users as well as knowledge providers – we will share our vision of how the KPC can help demystify and democratize composites manufacturing practice and knowledge.


Dr. Anoush Poursartip
Professor, Department of Materials Engineering, University of British Columbia
Director, Composites Knowledge Network
Director, Composites Research Network