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Researchers improve textile composite manufacturing

May 8, 2018

UBC engineers iron out the wrinkles in producing strong and durable materials.

The dawn of the Learning Factory

May 7, 2018

UBC is developing — in conjunction with the Composites Research Network and its industrial partners — an exciting new initiative to reimagine composites manufacturing for the 21st century, bringing together simulation, sensors and data analytics, and automation.

UBC and Kal Tire research partnership

May 6, 2018

UBC and Kal Tire’s Mining Tire Group have formed a research partnership that will allow the two organizations to collaborate in developing technology and innovative solutions for the mining tire industry.

Results indicate home of tomorrow is more efficient and costs less

April 26, 2018

The Wilden Living Lab was developed to create a model for overall energy consumption, energy prediction systems, cost-benefit analysis and optimization of materials and systems for long-term financial savings.

A team effort comes together with launch of makerspace UBCO

A new home for curious students, faculty and staff to come together to dream, design, prototype and create is open for business.

New research modernizes rammed earth construction

April 23, 2018

A building method as old as dirt is being re-examined as a ‘new’ and viable modern construction material.

Recycling experts hit milestone in quest for zero-waste phone

April 12, 2018

UBC researchers have perfected a process to efficiently separate fibreglass and resin – two of the most commonly discarded parts of a cellphone – bringing them closer to their goal of a zero-waste cellphone.

Using the power of neutrons to build lighter and more efficient marine engines

April 10, 2018

UBC Okanagan researchers are using Canadian Nuclear Laboratories to conduct neutron beam testing to obtain highly accurate direct stress measurements and phase analysis of marine engine prototypes.

Self-Cleaning Camera Developed at UBC Proves its Worth At Canfor Sawmill

March 27, 2018

A self-cleaning camera created by ExcelSense Technologies, a UBC-based venture, has cut maintenance downtime at one of the log lines in a British Columbia sawmill by almost 60 per cent.

Smart-bridge technology could lead to cheaper and safer infrastructure

March 12, 2018

Researchers at UBC Okanagan have determined that smart memory alloys are a safer and more cost-effective alternative to steel reinforced concrete bridges in earthquake-prone areas like the BC lower mainland.