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  • Introduction to Shearography
    October 3, 2017
    9:00 am - 11:00 am

Shearography, also known as holographic inspection, consists of interferometric comparison of a test object in two states, a neutral and a loaded one. Software performs live image processing to identify variations in out-of-plane deformations between both states, which in turn reveals surface or sub-surface anomalies by highlighting local weaknesses under certain load conditions. This technology can flaws as small as 1 mm and can be used to inspect up to 2 m2 per minute.

Join us as we learn the advantages and capabilities of shearography.

Laser Shearography quickly detects and locates discontinuities in materials. The method systematically finds flaws like: wrinkles, disbonds, delaminations, cracks, crushed core, kissing bonds, fluid ingress, cracked cores, repair defects, voids, foreign objects, impact damage (BVID’s), etc.

Shearography has application in the aerospace industry and wherever there’s a requirement for rapid inspection of

  • Large panels
  • composites
  • bi-metals
  • metal-metal bonds


  • October 17, 2017
    8:30 am - 4:30 pm

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Industrial machine vision plays a key role in achieving quality control in manufacturing, cost reduction and added customer satisfaction.

Many industries use industrial machine vision systems quality control. Machine vision systems are used to help robotic systems locate parts. There are applications for machine vision system in sorting, packing, and other material handling applications. And machine vision systems can monitor manufacturing processes to identify problems before they have a significant impact on the quality of products.

This information session will focus on:

  • What can you do with vision technology
    • Areas of application
  • Hardware
  • Software
  • 2D and 3D
  • Lighting
  • Tolerances and Accuracy
  • How to put together a basic inspection station

Registration is required for this event. Cost is $45 + GST. Lunch will be provided.

Thank you to our event partners Centre de Robotique et de Vision Industrielles and the National Research Council’s Industrial Research and Assistance Program.

Course Outline


  • October 24, 2017
    9:00 am - 11:00 am

Information session and demonstration

Manufactured products that don’t meet their design intent due to undetected defects lead to warranty issues and the costs of repair and replacement. In the worst case, defects can make for unsafe conditions or lead to catastrophic failure of a product. Non-destructive inspection helps to detect hidden flaws before the product leaves the factory.

Join us as we explore non-destructive inspection technology. Learn how to select the right tool for the job.

Manufacturers use non-destructive inspection at all stages in the manufacturing process. Raw materials and incoming components can be examined and accepted, rejected, or repaired prior to assembly. In process monitoring can detect flaws in the manufacturing process. Final inspection assures the quality and conformance of a part when it leaves the facility.

There are a wide variety of non-destructive inspection tools available to industry. Optical, ultrasonic, and electromagnetic methods can be employed to detect flaws, evaluate compliance with specifications, and assess performance of components. Selection of the most appropriate technology is key to getting results that are meaningful.

  • Getting the most out of your eLibrary
    October 26, 2017
    9:00 am - 10:30 am

Get the most out of the information resources your company has access to with the e-Library Partnership

Join us on October 26th to gain some tips or to learn more about the e-Library resources: ASTM Compass, AccessEngineering, and EBSCOhost periodical databases.

BYOD – Bring your own device!  If you like you can follow along as we look at little closer at some of the features these e-resources offer. However, your own device is not a requirement for participation.

If you do not currently participate in the e-Library Partnership, come and learn more about what is available to Manitoba companies.

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  • Machine Safety Design Symposium
    November 2, 2017
    8:00 am - 4:00 pm

Join us for a day of learning focused on machine safety design and technical applications.

Gain invaluable knowledge through presentations by industry experts, interactive demonstrations and growing the reach of your network. We will discuss machine safeguarding regulations and standards, hydraulic safety, robotics, machine program management, fixed guarding, presence sensing system design, machine lockout and more!

Lunch is included!

8:00 am – 8:25 am: Introductions and welcome (ITC and MADE SAFE)