Congratulations Laura Lovell-Anderson for her one-year research residency at Autodesk

 

Thursday, January 10, 2019 - 4:45pm

The project will integrate industrialized construction and two industrial manufacturing processes into one custom designed, fabricated, and engineered end of arm tooling that is attached to a large payload industrial robot. In doing so, the capacities of forming structural profiles (e.g. steel tube, I-beams, angle iron) for interior and architectural use are expanded. The two industrial processes that will be integrated are incremental profile forming (IPF) with induction bending (IB). Novel technologies, interfaces, and methods will be investigated to develop new knowledge of the architectural potentials for robotic incremental forming of structural profiles for the physical articulation of geometrically complex designs through robotic programming. This study will utilize an experimental research design to develop a novel automation approach that combines the two separate semi-automated manufacturing processes of IPF and IB into to a single and fully automated process through the use of a six-axis industrial robotic arm with custom engineered and fabricator end effector. In a variable-based approach to technologically-oriented research, the experimental set-up will provide for testing robot control, developing a procedure and defining the variables (degrees of freedom, task regularity, synchronicity, load testing, etc.) of integrating IB and IPF, and defining a database which contains a list of equipment, settings, order of coded operations, etc. 

Our team is comprised of experts and thought leaders from industry (PARTISANS & Sixpenny Architectural Fabrication), academia (Ryerson University), and entrepreneurial communities

Think Tank and Metrolinx
On April 29, Think Tank: Awareness students, Noor Al-Assali, Beth Jessup, Nour Abdulhussain, Farah Ahmad and Jinan Rachini presented their project, “Presto X-Change Initiative,” at Metrolinx head office.
by Christian Piasentin
REVISED -- 30 OCADU student illustrations have been selected for publication in 3x3 Illustration Annual No. 16 and/or its website! 
David Griffin participating in a visual-literacy research project (as OCAD U researcher), alongside the Alright-Knox Gallery and Univ. Buffalo, and Vanderbilt University in TN. The project is a scientific study testing whether visual art training can enhance visual perception and visual cognition skills.
It is with tremendous sadness that we let you know that Christine Crosbie passed away on the weekend, following a short battle with cancer. Christine has been a valued colleague, friend and key member of the OCAD University community since she joined the Marketing & Communications team in 2013. This is a devastating loss. Our hearts go out to her family, friends and all who were fortunate enough to know her.
Message from the President Regarding Harassment Complaint
Higher Education Category winning group; Alastair MacLeod (fifth from left), photo courtesy: ORION
ORION, a not-for-profit organization committed to supporting Ontario’s researchers, educators and innovators, has awarded Alastair MacLeod, Chief Information Officer, OCAD University, with a 2019 ORION Leadership Award. The award was presented to MacLeod today at a ceremony during the Advance Ontario Conference, a three-day conference looking at the future of innovation and technology in research, education and industry.
GradEx MEda Winners
Graduating students from each of the 7 Graduate programs were recognized for their high academic standards, creativity and mastery of technique with an OCAD University Medal
Stephen Foster
OCAD University is very excited to announce that it has appointed Stephen Foster as Dean of the Faculty of Art, effective January 1, 2020. Reporting to the Vice-President, Academic & Provost, Foster will be responsible for the educational and research leadership, development and supervision of the Faculty of Art and its integration into the University’s Academic and Strategic Plans. 
Thursday, January 10, 2019 - 4:45pm

The project will integrate industrialized construction and two industrial manufacturing processes into one custom designed, fabricated, and engineered end of arm tooling that is attached to a large payload industrial robot. In doing so, the capacities of forming structural profiles (e.g. steel tube, I-beams, angle iron) for interior and architectural use are expanded. The two industrial processes that will be integrated are incremental profile forming (IPF) with induction bending (IB). Novel technologies, interfaces, and methods will be investigated to develop new knowledge of the architectural potentials for robotic incremental forming of structural profiles for the physical articulation of geometrically complex designs through robotic programming. This study will utilize an experimental research design to develop a novel automation approach that combines the two separate semi-automated manufacturing processes of IPF and IB into to a single and fully automated process through the use of a six-axis industrial robotic arm with custom engineered and fabricator end effector. In a variable-based approach to technologically-oriented research, the experimental set-up will provide for testing robot control, developing a procedure and defining the variables (degrees of freedom, task regularity, synchronicity, load testing, etc.) of integrating IB and IPF, and defining a database which contains a list of equipment, settings, order of coded operations, etc. 

Our team is comprised of experts and thought leaders from industry (PARTISANS & Sixpenny Architectural Fabrication), academia (Ryerson University), and entrepreneurial communities