CAWP Open House 2018

The CAWP 2018 Open House and Co-op Presentation Evening will be held on Thursday, January 25th. To join us, please RSVP here:

CAWP’s Open House event is an opportunity for interested individuals to  learn more about the education, training, research and industry assistance programs that go on in our building. In the afternoon we have a few short presentations on topics of interest to the wood products industry community. From 3pm visitors can walk around and view practical demonstrations and exhibits in our machine lab areas, as well as talk to some of our machinery, software and educational partners. In the evening, final-year co-op students in the Wood Products Processing program  and other UBC Forestry undergraduate programs describe the projects they completed during their recent co-op work terms. There is ample opportunity in the afternoon and evening to network with manufacturers, suppliers, students, staff and faculty.


Schedule for 2018 CAWP Open House:

12.30PM – Registration and Lunch
1.15PM – Welcome and CAWP Update – What’s on the calendar for this year? – Jason Chiu, CAWP
1.30PM – Co-op and undergraduate program overview – Sanya Sivic
1.45PM – Digital Design Seminar Update – Annalisa Meyboom will report on the Robot Fabrication and Digital Design workshop.
2.05PM – Market intelligence report: Joern Dettmer will report on the technical highlights from our December wood construction technical tour to Austria, and Germany
2.30PM – Augmented Reality (AR) in Design and Construction – Michael Barton will report on a project using the Microsoft HoloLens and potential applications for our industry
3.00PM to 5.00PM – Machine labs (downstairs):
Machinery and Software Demonstration
▪Kuka Robot demonstration
▪MasterCAM demonstration (5-axis CNC)
▪Homag Nested-base CNC demonstration
▪Weinig Moulder demonstration
▪Hundegger Robot Drive demo
▪3D printing with wood and laser cutting demonstrations
▪tabletop exhibitions
optional tour of structural engineering, composites (30mins)
optional walking tour of nearby innovative wood buildings (1 hour)
5.00PM – Pizza and refreshments
6.00PM – Co-op presentation evening – Forest Sciences Centre. Students in the B.Sc. Wood Products Processing program and other Forestry undergraduate programs will make short presentations on their co-op work term experiences.