This morning (Thursday, 16 May) we received two guests from Philippines Lufthansa Technical Training Centre, Mr Jochen HARMS (second, left), General Manager and Mr Joerg FRITSCHEN (second, right), Project Manager/Business Development. Director of IC Dr Stephen O’BRIEN and Associate Director Mr Andrew GRIDLEY received them and tour them around IC technical workshops.
They came for a meeting with IC senior staff to discuss on any potential collaborations with the newly established ASRC with Boeing.
For the third time IC participated in the Hong Kong 24-hour Charity Pedal Kart Grand Prix organized by the Hong Kong Round Table and supported by the Ladies Circle Hong Kong. The event was held on 4 – 5 May at Hong Kong Victoria Park.
A total of 31 teams participated in the Grand Prix, including two teams formed by PolyU staff and students and represenatives from one of our sponsors Velocity Racers. This year we have invited students from PolyU Sports Team to participate. All participants enjoyed the race very much.
Our teams were awarded the Chief Marshal’s Award for Engineering again for our pedal kart’s good engineering design and mechanism. We also finished 12th out of 31 in the race.
The Pedal Grand Prix is a 24-hour race with a number of different classes of pedal-cart. Each participating team pedals in relays for 24 hours and is responsible for raising funds for charities. Teams from Hong Kong’s biggest companies, schools, associations and institutions compete with each other for a range of prizes. The race is not just a big challenge to the pedalling participants, as each participating team has to bring their own pedal kart which must comply fully with the requirements. As a backup measure, each participating team also has its own support team to provide all necessary technical support for the pedal kart in case of a breakdown or other accidents.
We wish to take this opportunity to thank our sponsor, Velocity Racers and Wan Ho Holdings Inc. for their great support in providing us pedal kart parts and helmets.
Yesterday (Tuesday, 26 March) is the last day of technical and project training at the Industrial Centre for fifteen Graduate Trainees from Towngas. The training lasted for 14 days. Trainees from Towngas undertook training at different technical workshops and learnt how to apply the technologies and skills to make and assemble a product.
The trainees were first given training on design review and safety. They then went through different technical workshops, including Machining, Rapid Prototyping & Manufacturing, Welding, Photo-chemical Machining, Hot Metal, Plastics, Sheet Metal, CNC and Surface Finishing. At the end of their training, they were required to complete a pre-assigned project and present their final product on their last day of training.
Towngas has been sending their HKIE Scheme A Graduate Trainees for Industrial Centre training for the past several years.
Here below are some snapshots of their training:
Around 60 staff and students explored IC’s interesting technologies and facilities during the IC Fun Tour held on yesterday (Thursday, 21 March). They were introduced to more than 10 technical workshops and various demonstrations on facilities and technologies. Commonly known technologies and engineering processes such as 3D Printing, CAM, PCM, etc. were introduced, explained and demonstrated to participants of various background and disciplines. Although some engineering technologies and processes are not easy to understand, participants still find them amazing as they were able to see the processes and touch some of the final outcomes and products. Such experience was really eye-opening and inspiring to many of them.
Specially-designed small souvenirs were given to the participants at some technical workshops, including a snowflake candle stand laser-cut from wooden or acrylic board.
Here below are some snapshots of the tour.
The coming IC Fun Tour is scheduled on Thursday, 21 March 2013, from 2.30 – 4.00 pm. If you haven’t been to IC before or know us just vaguely, here is a good opportunity to explore or re-explore us. Come and join our fun tour, learn more on our services, facilities and how they can help realizing your study, research or work. All PolyU staff members and students are welcome to join.
To register, please send email to firstname.lastname@example.org with you name, department and post. Please specify if you are a student. For enquiry, please contact Miss Sally Chan at 2766-7581.
IC was awarded the Highest Growth Award – Winner at the Outstanding Professional Services Awards 2012 Presentation Ceremony organized by PolyU Technology and Consultancy Co., Ltd. (PTeC). The Presentation Ceremony was held on Wednesday, 20 February 2013, at Hotel Nikko Hongkong. The Highest Growth Award is presented to PolyU department/office/unit with the highest growth in consultancy service and work for that particular year.
Mr Nicholas YANG, PolyU’s Executive Vice President presenting an award plaque to Dr Stephen O’BRIEN, Director of Industrial Centre.
With the support of local partners, PolyU and The Boeing Company, the world’s largest aerospace company, will establish Hong Kong’s first Aviation Services Research Centre (ASRC), deepening the University’s commitment to the rapidly growing aviation industry. The signing of MOU on ASRC was held on 10 November 2012 at a ceremony participated by representatives of Boeing and PolyU and witnessed by representatives of Hong Kong Government and local industry players.
To commemorate the establishment of ASRC, Boeing and other local industry players had presented unique and meaningful souvenirs to the ASRC and they are now exhibited on the podium of Li Ka Shing Tower on campus.
The Industrial Centre would like to take this opportunity to wish you all a prosperous Year of Snake and good health.