AMFI Visits the Yukon and Sparks Fly!

Members of the InnoTech Alberta Welding Engineering Group recently visited Whitehorse with the generous support of the National Research Council’s Industrial Research Assistance Program (IRAP).  The team presented an Alberta Manufacturing and Fabrication Innovation (AMFI) Technical Seminar on advanced welding processes at the Yukon College Centre for Northern Innovation and Mining.  The local manufacturing base was well represented with several companies in attendance.

The morning technical session provided an overview of flux-cored and metal-cored welding processes, consumables, and equipment.  This was followed up with hands-on welding demonstrations in the afternoon.  Fronius Canada kindly provided a variety of advanced welding equipment and Hobart provided advanced welding consumables to support the welding demonstrations.

Sean Watt and Leonard Choi, both members of the Welding Engineering Group, remained in Whitehorse for a couple extra days after the seminar to perform one-on-one AMFI engagements with local manufacturers.  AMFI one-on-one engagements provide catered assistance to small-to-medium sized companies on a variety of topics related to metal manufacturing and fabrication.

The AMFI Program is offered through InnoTech Alberta and is provided with the support of the Government of Alberta and the NRC’s Industrial Research Assistance Program (IRAP).  The AMFI Program aims to accelerate adoption of advanced manufacturing and fabrication solutions.  Contact us if you are interested to learn more about the program.