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Past Projects

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3D Scanning and Prototyping

Hand-held air horn - Design for manufacturing

This project began by involving the clients in a clay modeling exercise under the direction of an Industrial Designer. 3D scanning the clay prototypes allowed CTAC to develop an ergonomic and aesthetic form factor that accommodated the necessary internal components in a design that was created for injection molding.

Additive manufacturing with fused deposition modeling (FDM) and stereolithography (SLA) printers

For the past 5 years CTAC has provided local companies with printing services and insights into additive manufacturing processes. In this time CTAC has worked with companies such as Scott Plastics, Starfish Product Engineering, Suregrip, Viking Air and Novadaq Technologies.

3D evaluation of part deformation under load

Using existing 3D scanning technology, CTAC developed a process that allowed a local aerospace company to accurately assess the deformation in an aircraft wing while under load. In addition to the vertical amplitude of deflection CTAC was able to characterize the torsion that occurred in the structure.

Productivity Enhancement

Manufacturing cell simulation and optimization

CTAC designed and optimized a manufacturing cell for ASA Soft. Using software CTAC was able to model the physical layout and staffing requirements to produce a requisite number of manufactured units. This model represented a critical component of a very successful business plan.

Composite Tooling and Parts Manufacturing

Unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) mold design and manufacturing

CTAC has employed its large envelope, 5-axis CNC mill to machine numerous molds used in the manufacturing of UAVs. The last set of molds machined by CTAC were created for use by Harwood Custom Composites. These molds measured 12’ x 4’.

Dash and console, design and manufacturing, for a driving simulator

Working with VRX simulators, CTAC designed and manufactured a lightweight dash and console for a two-seat driving simulator. The dash and console, created with a lightweight core and tooling paste, was CNC machined and hand finished to accept a high gloss automotive paint. The finished project won second prize at the 2016 Microsoft Global Exchange Event.

Technology and Human Performance

Wheel Chair Rugby and Sledge Hockey

CTAC currently provides specialized seating solutions for the Canadian Sledge Hockey and Canadian Wheelchair Rugby teams.

Training Content Development

BCcampus interactive training content

CTAC has developed interactive training content for BCcampus. This digital content challenges students and results in improved learning outcomes.

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