On Monday April 25th Array hosted 8 engineering students from Centennial College of Applied Arts and Technology. The students visited Array to get a behind the scenes look at our Design and Manufacturing departments and learn about our production processes.
The eager group got a full tour of the facilities and spent time with Todd Hansen, Technical Services Specialist, in our state of the art 3D Printing Lab.
Todd demonstrated how thermal stresses are introduced into acrylics from the machining and manufacturing processes and how we relieve those stresses through an annealing process with our state-of-the-art Drying oven.
Parts during the 3D printed process
The students were tasked with creating a 3D quadcopter assembly from concept through to production. Todd received the concept file from the students weeks in advance and the quadcopter’s production process began. The design was loaded into the 3D printer, which began it’s 9 hour build process. Once that stage was complete, the copter then spent the next 2-3 hours at the cleaning station.
In the end, this is the result, a masterpiece!
The group then did a complete tour of the Array plant facilities showing how products go from concept, to sampling, to production and shipping.
Array partnered with Centennial students from our community to help support their learning and expose them to the manufacturing industry.
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