Exploring Automation, Robotics and Materials Joining Technology workshop

This Workshop will Cover:

  • History and direction in automation for manufacturing and impact on manufacturers (Big data, Ind4, Cloud/Edge computing, Cyber-Physical systems, future)
  • Challenges moving forward (Security, infrastructure, understanding and using the data.)
  • Innovative applications of emerging materials joining technologies
  • Industry trends for material, welding processes and shop technology
  • Future planning of materials, processes, and technology
  • Technology of Laser Welding
  • Applied Research (what is it and how it applies to SME’s in Ontario)


11:00 am - 12:00 pm - Presentation from Fanuc representative and Q & A
12:00 pm - 12:30 pm - Lunch
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm - Presentation from Jeff Molyneaux, Executive Director of the Materials Joining Innovation Centre (MAJIC) and Q & A
1:30 pm - 2:00 pm - Tour of the Mi-Zone Advanced Manufacturing Facility

May 25th, 2017
11 am - 2 pm
Cost - $15 includes lunch
Where - Confederation College,
McIntyre Building, RM 236



Jeff Molyneaux
Executive Director & CEO
of the Materials Joining Innovation Centre


Gregory Rietze
District/Account Manager, Central Ontario


Dale Arndt
Director Canada Engineering