Finishing Work Cells – A Paradigm Shift from “Mass Production” to “Mass Customization”

Posted by Rumin Mann
April 2nd, 2012

Finishing Work Cells – A Paradigm Shift from “Mass Production” to “Mass Customization”

This seminar is designed for small to medium sized manufacturers who are looking to increase the efficiency and profitability of their finishing department and the quality of their finished products.  Consumer demands have shifted the requirements on automated finishing equipment from “mass production” to “mass customization”.  In addition, regulators are insisting on finishing systems that have low environmental impacts. To expedite the former, “finishing work cells” need to be developed to allow greater flexibility with smaller batch sizes. Furthermore, many manufacturers will need to make the transition from solvent-based to water-based technologies.

Finishing industry specialist Bob Kostelnik will explain how to create finishing work cells, as well as explaining why the paradigm shift from mass production to mass customization is occurring. UBC’s Phil Evans will describe how to overcome some of the problems in making the transition from solvent-based to water-based technologies.

Date & Time:  
Thursday, April 19, 2012, 9:00am – 4:00pm

Location:
Centre for Advanced Wood Processing, Point Grey Campus,
UBC Forest Sciences Centre,
2424 Main Mall, Vancouver, BC

Fee:
The cost of the seminar is $150 (includes HST).  This includes coffee breaks, handout materials and a catered lunch.

Registration:
As space is limited, please RSVP as soon as possible to:
Jason Chiu, Centre for Advanced Wood Processing
Email: Jason.chiu@ubc.ca
Telephone: 604 822-0082

For more information please see the PDF:
http://www.cawp.ubc.ca/LinkClick.aspx?fileticket=EqRkRpNb_jM%3d&tabid=2636&mid=6322

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