in Calgary shows that "the kids are (still) alright"
may take a backseat
with certain politicians, but there is no denying the enthusiasm of the
young people from around the globe that gathered in Calgary earlier this
month for WorldSkills 2009.
Competitions such as WorldSkills, FIRST Robotics, LEGO League, Formula
SAE, CFPA Technology Challenge and countless regional events at high
schools, colleges and universities make technical careers much more
understandable and desirable to those that participate.
DPN dispatched reporter Carolyn Yates and videographer Jim
Stubbington to Calgary for an intimate look at the proceedings in
Calgary's Stampede Park facility. For several days, they hoofed it from
one end of the complex to the other, interviewing category experts in
competitions from Mechatronics to Mobile Robotics. They also collared
events sponsors such as Festo, Autodesk, Fluke Electronics & Fluke
Networks, and Altium.
Please check out the
Design Product News video
library, and those of our sister publications
Metalworking Production & Purchasing,and
Electrical Business for a
complete picture of WorldSkills 2009.
Mike Edwards, Editor,
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Motion control. Siemens Canada opens Motor Control Centre
in Burlington, ON.
Skills training. WorldSkills
2009 wraps up in Calgary, inspiring students to pursue technical
Simulation software. SolidWorks and National Instruments
team up on virtual prototyping.
Design Product News
September digital edition:
Newmarket neighbors automate heat exchanger manufacturing.
• Brandelle boosted by Festo engineering.
• Automotive Scene makes case for dual-clutch transmission.
• Festo hosts Mobile Mechatronics Lab.
• Altair Engineering Canada introduces HyperWorks 10.0 analysis
October 19-22, 2009.
Toronto. Canadian Manufacturing Technology Show
presented by the Society of
Manufacturing Engineers (sme.org/events).
October 22-24, 2009. San Diego, CA. PTDA 2009 Industry Summit of
the Power Transmission Distributors Association is co-located
with the FPDA Fall Networking Symposium (ptda.org).
November 17, 2009.
Burlington, ON. Bosch Rexroth Canada presents free Safe Motion
seminar demonstrates how worker safety can be enhanced with
drive-integrated machine safety functions
December 1-3, 2009. Las Vegas. Autodesk University 2009
conference for users of Autodesk Inventor, AutoCAD, Alias and
other software products (http://au.autodesk.com/AU2009).
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