Advanced Manufacturing
Western, General Dynamics team on face shields

Western, General Dynamics team on face shields

Based on an initiative, concept and design by Western, General Dynamics Land Systems-Canada is now producing approximately 500 medical face shields per day to support Canada’s fight against COVID-19. 

South Korea deal seals materials research with Western, Fraunhofer

South Korea deal seals materials research with Western, Fraunhofer

Western University has signed a memorandum of understanding with Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology (UNIST) and Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) at a special ceremony to launch Fraunhofer Project Centre for Composites Research @ UNIST. The...

Alumni tapped for Governor General honours

Alumni tapped for Governor General honours

For more than 125 years, the Governor General’s Academic Gold Medals have recognized the outstanding scholastic achievements of students in Canada. The prestigious medal is based solely on academic criteria. Three Western graduates are among recipients of the honour...

Innovative 3D-printed stethoscope saves lives

Innovative 3D-printed stethoscope saves lives

Dr. Tarek Loubani has worked as an emergency room physician in hospitals during some of their most desperate times. In 2012, he was practising in a hospital in Gaza, and found himself sharing his one stethoscope with ten other doctors who were trying to treat more...

Work pushing wave of printable electronics

Work pushing wave of printable electronics

Western researcher Jun Yang is looking to push the ‘paper’ envelope when it comes to printable electronics, a rapidly growing area of research that could soon revolutionize the electronics industry. Producing paper-based electronics – flexible, stretchable,...

Lab celebrates anniversary of looking below the surface

Lab celebrates anniversary of looking below the surface

For researchers at Surface Science Western, a surface profilometer, a dynamic secondary ion mass spectrometer and a scanning electron microscope with energy dispersive X-ray capabilities have been all in a day’s work for the last 35 years. The consulting and research...

Centre furthers innovation mission of the city

Centre furthers innovation mission of the city

From the tiniest medical devices to monstrous armoured vehicles, the launch of the Canadian Centre for Product Validation (CCPV) this past month is proof positive London is a hub for groundbreaking and innovative technology, said Ben Cecil, CCPV’s Chief Business...

Manufacturing evolution gets boost from budget

Manufacturing evolution gets boost from budget

Western will have an opportunity to lead the region’s transition from traditional to advanced manufacturing, thanks to a significant investment by the Ontario government, announced Thursday.

Researchers investigating Nipigon River Bridge failure

Researchers investigating Nipigon River Bridge failure

The Ontario Ministry of Transportation (MTO) has sought the expertise of Surface Science Western (SSW) and the Faculty of Engineering to conduct testing of the bolts from the Nipigon River Bridge. On Jan. 10, the decking on the newly built $106-million bridge lifted...

Fraunhofer Project names advisory board

Fraunhofer Project names advisory board

Western announced last week the new Advisory Board for the Fraunhofer Project Centre (FPC) for Composites Research @ Western. Charter members of the advisory board include game-changing leaders from the fields of chemical and materials engineering, as well as visionary thinkers from the automotive and machinery sectors.

Hrymak engineers a plan to face future challenges

Andrew Hrymak sees the challenges ahead; now he gets the chance to tackle them. Hrymak was re-appointed last week to a five-year term as dean of the Faculty of Engineering. His first term concludes June 30, 2014.

Western, Fraunhofer celebrate launch of lightweight composites centre

A full house of local, national and international leaders helped Western and Fraunhofer launch the Fraunhofer Project Centre (FPC) for Composites Research at Western at the centre’s Advanced Manufacturing Park (AMP) location on Monday. The launch represents an unprecedented partnership bringing together a Canadian university, a German industry and three levels of Canadian government.

Fraunhofer partnership finalized

Fraunhofer partnership finalized

The ability to be on the cutting edge of developing lightweight vehicles that are not soft on safety, longevity or durability is at The University of Western Ontario’s doorstep.