Angelo Fallone figures he could have spent about 10 times as much on new machinery to help lower costs at his local produce packaging plant, but working with a team of UWindsor engineering researchers provided a far superior solution.
Hoda ElMaraghy and Tarek AlGeddawy figured they needn’t look any further than an ordinary household appliance like a washing machine to demonstrate how manufacturers can respond to growing consumer demand for increased product variety but still remain profitable.
A showcase of engineering research Friday was a great opportunity for prospective students and members of the community to see first-hand some of the fascinating work that’s going on here, according to a participating professor.
“Everyone seemed really pleased with what they saw,” said Narayan Kar, one of three researchers who opened up their labs for the Open Doors, Open Knowledge event. “It’s critical that people have a good understanding of the kind of research we’re doing here.”
Throughout history, eras have been characterized by the types of materials, machines and technology we’ve created: The Iron Age. The Industrial Revolution. The Information Age.
In the complex world of product manufacturing, a UWindsor engineering professor believes we’ve already entered a new era.
The wheels on the bus go round and round, and if you get around, you should be able to answer the questions in today’s DailyNews quiz.
Up for grabs is a swanky mini-portfolio provided by the Alumni Office. Covered in faux leather embossed with the Alumni logo, it features a zippered closure and internal organizer with business card pockets, clear ID window, pen loop and a 5.5" x 8" lined writing pad.