NC research lab tech talks engineering, art and adrenaline

Creativity is often thought of as the cornerstone of engineering. For artist and mechanical engineering technologist Brock Husak, he is proving engineers are indeed fundamentally creators – both requiring imagination and smarts to develop novel solutions to problems.  During the course of many research projects, this research laboratory technologist at the Walker Advanced Manufacturing Innovation …Continue reading »

Grad hired thanks to 3D design experience with R&I

Anusha Qureshi is a 2020 graduate of Niagara College’s Mechanical Engineering Technology program and was a mechanical research assistant for Research & Innovation’s Walker Advanced Manufacturing Innovation Centre (WAMIC) for eight months in 2018. Anusha is employed as a technical specialist for Tetra Tech Inc., working as contractor with Ontario Power Generation. Tell us about …Continue reading »

NC expertise helps partner get innovative dental device to trials

Kerber Applied Research Inc. (KAR) is known for helping other companies with their existing electronic projects, providing system engineering, design guidance and creating prototypes from conceptual ideas through finalized products. However, the Hamilton, Ont.-based KAR also focuses on their own original inventions for various markets. They sought the expertise of the Walker Advanced Manufacturing Innovation …Continue reading »

WAMIC improves leak detection, prevention solution device

  As any homeowner who has experienced water damage can attest, reliably detecting and preventing the leak in the first place would have saved enormous money, not to mention time and headaches. It’s this principle that Burlington, Ont.-based company EcoNet Controls adopts in producing its line of water leak detection and prevention solutions for both …Continue reading »

WAMIC designs small-scale 3D replicas to showcase large equipment

It’s no small matter for a company to pack up and ship thousands of pounds of equipment in order to showcase products at tradeshows – both in terms of transportation cost and carbon footprint. In fact, for Handling Specialty, much of what they custom build for multiple industries is too large to consider representation outside …Continue reading »