Yusuf Altintas, The University of British Columbia
In manufacturing, even the slightest error in cutting, or
"machining", a part can cost thousands of dollars
in materials and lost production time. Dr. Yusuf Altintas
has eliminated costly physical trials through made-in-Canada
virtual cutting software that enables manufacturers in key
sectors like automotive or aerospace to machine parts correctly,
cost effectively, and in the shortest amount of time possible.
His talk will provide a glimpse into the future of this
sector. The long-term collaboration between Pratt &
Whitney Canada and Dr. Altintas—the NSERC- Industrial
Research Chair at the University of British Columbia, led
to the development of virtual cutting software that incorporates
the physics of the cutting process in integrated mathematical
algorithms that enable more repeatable and consistent results
in production. His team then trains industry to deploy the
know-how in their production shops. These innovations are
reducing technology costs by 50%, and are licensed to more
than 200 companies, research centers and universities worldwide.
Dr. Altintas is among the international leaders in this
branch of manufacturing. He is a Fellow of a number of distinguished
academic societies including the Royal Society of Canada
and the Canadian Academy of Engineering. He is a recipient
of the Gold Medal from Engineers Canada.
This presentation will be in English.
Organized by: The Partnership Group for Science
and Engineering (PAGSE) and Mr. Joe Comartin, Deputy Speaker
of the House of Commons.
Supported by: CANARIE inc. and Natural Sciences and Engineering
Research Council (NSERC)
--the Speaker of the Senate
--the Speaker of the House of Commons
November 20, 2014, 7:30 am - 8:30 am
Location: Parliamentary Dining Room, Centre
Cost: No charge to Members of the House of Commons, Senators
and Media. All others $25. Payment must be made in advance
by credit card. Pre-registration is required. No refunds
for cancellations after November 17, 2014.
Registration: Please register by contacting Donna Boag,
PAGSE 613-991-6369, firstname.lastname@example.org
Registration Deadline: Monday November 17, 2014