Registration for Conference and Industry Tours

Prices & Registration Deadlines

Regular Student*
Before May 2, 2018 $750 ($847.50 incl. HST) $450 ($508.50 incl. HST)
After May 2, 2018 $850 (960.50 incl. HST) $500 ($565.00 incl. HST)

*Proof of enrolment will be required.

Fee for accompanying persons at Gala Banquet: $100 ($113 incl. HST)
Industry tour fee: $50 ($56.50 incl. HST)

Note:
All prices are in Canadian dollars and subject to 13% HST sales tax as indicated. The payment site only indicates prices inclusive of HST. The early registration discount has been extended to May 2, 2018.

Cancellation Policy:
Full refund for cancellations prior to May 2, 2018. 50% refund for cancellations prior to May 25, 2018. No refunds after May 25, 2018.

Industry Tours (June 7, 2018)

  • Tour #1 – Amino (sheet hydroforming, St. Thomas) & Fraunhofer Project Centre (London)
  • Tour #2 – Karmax (Magna stamping plant, Milton) and Toyota (Lexus assembly and integrated stamping, Cambridge)
  • Tour #3 – Toyota (Lexus assembly and integrated stamping, Cambridge) and CANMET** (Manufacturing lab, Hamilton, Ontario)

**Note that CANMET requires Passport screening/approval for non-Canadian visitors prior to May 11, 2018 (see below for details).

Tour 1:

Amino North America Corporation (ANAC) is a fully equipped manufacturing facility which specializes in the production of automotive body panels and other components using Amino’s advanced sheet hydroforming technology.

At the Fraunhofer Project Centre for Composites Research, our 2,500t industrial hydraulic press develops technologies that incorporate the strength of aerospace composites and the fast cycle time of automotive components.

Tour 2:

Karmax Heavy Stamping is one the larger divisions of Magna International located in Milton, Ontario. Karmax specializes in stamping and assembling a wide range of sheet metal body in white components covering everything from large underbody assemblies with up to 1000 welds to Class A exposed panels such as Bodysides, Door, and Roof assemblies. Press lines include large Double Action Tandem lines, as well as Transfer, Progressive Presses and Hot Stamping. Assembly capabilities include many types of joining technologies such as Spot, Laser, Mig, and Projection welding. Other types of operations include Hemming, Adhesives, clinching and laser cutting.

Toyota Motor Manufacturing Canada has three locations in Ontario, Canada, where they have the ability to build over 500,000 vehicles annually. This puts Toyota Motor Manufacturing Canada in the top 5 global Toyota manufacturing plants. They have also been recognized with many Plant Quality awards – more than any other automotive manufacturer in the Americas. Participants will tour two major assembly lines in Cambridge, which include integrated stamping. This will involve a motorized tram through South Weld (Lexus) and North Assembly (Corolla), two of the most impressive shops in Cambridge.

Tour 3:

Toyota Motor Manufacturing Canada has three locations in Ontario, Canada, where they have the ability to build over 500,000 vehicles annually. This puts Toyota Motor Manufacturing Canada in the top 5 global Toyota manufacturing plants. They have also been recognized with many Plant Quality awards – more than any other automotive manufacturer in the Americas. Participants will tour two major assembly lines in Cambridge, which include integrated stamping. This will involve a motorized tram through South Weld (Lexus) and North Assembly (Corolla), two of the most impressive shops in Cambridge.

CanmetMATERIALS** is Canada’s principal federal research and development laboratory for metals research, including materials for use in automotive applications; clean energy, including power generation; major infrastructure such as pipelines; defence applications, including armour and shipbuilding; and emerging materials. CanmetMATERIALS is well known for its pilot-scale liquid and solid metal processing and, for over 70 years, has been supporting innovation in the use of all commercially significant ferrous and non-ferrous alloys and composite materials.

**IMPORTANT:

  • CanmetMATERIALS is a secure federal research facility. You will be required to pass through security.
  • Canadian citizens will be asked to hand a piece of government-issued photographic identification (such as a driver’s license) in to the security desk in exchange for a visitor’s pass for the duration of their visit.
  • Foreign nationals (non-Canadian citizens) require a security screening (as posted on the conference website). If you did not submit your passport information by May 11, CanmetMATERIALS will not be able to admit you into the facility for this event.
  • Passport scans can be sent to Jennifer Bondy at 905-645-0702 or jennifer.bondy@canada.ca. If you would like to visit the facility at another time, please contact Jennifer.

Lab Tours

Waterloo Forming and Crash Lab – These short lunch-hour tours are to visit the forming, high strain rate testing and crash sled facility at the University of Waterloo. Participants will grab lunch from the conference buffet and then board a bus to travel to the university. A 45 minute tour of the lab will be provided after which attendees will be returned in time for the afternoon sessions. These tours are limited to 40 persons, so please register (no charge) if this is of interest.

Invitation Letters

Conference participants requiring invitation letters to support visa applications to attend the conference are asked to download the request form, add the required information, and email the request form to info@iddrg2018.ca.