Monthly Archives: March 2016

Trojan Technologies and World Water Day 2016

Inspired by Canada Water Week as well as World Water Day (March 22, 2016), Trojan is happy to be involved in a number of initiatives, all which celebrate water and raise awareness of water-related issues.

Water and Jobs Networking Event

To raise awareness of World Water Day and Canada Water Week, Trojan Technologies will host a student networking event at its head office in London on Tuesday March 22.

Inspired by the UN World Water Day theme Water and Jobs, Trojan has invited engineering students from Western and Fanshawe to tour its facility, learn about various water treatment technologies and jobs, and speak with staff about the importance of water and sustainability.
World Water Day 2016

Held annually on March 22, World Water Day is an international observance and an opportunity to learn more about water related issues. United Nations launched the first World Water Day on March 22, 1993. This year’s theme is Water and Jobs, and focuses on the power that water and jobs have to transform people’s lives.

Sponsorship of the Barefoot Walk

In conjunction with its World Water Day networking event, Trojan is also proud to announce its sponsorship of the Barefoot Walk, a student driven charity event that raises money and awareness for people around the world who do not have access to basic needs, such as water.

Trojan Chief Technology Officer Speaking at University of Waterloo

Additionally on March 22, Trojan`s Linda Gowman – Chief Technology Officer – will be the Keynote speaker at the 7th Annual Graduate Research Fair and Water Celebration at the University of Waterloo. The UN-inspired event is a celebration of water, specifically recognizing research in water and is jointly hosted by the grad students of the University of Waterloo and Wilfred Laurier University.

Children’s Water Festival Launch

The Upper Thames River Conservation Authority’s launch of the Children’s Water Festival will also take place on March 22. Trojan has been a proud sponsor of this festival for several years, and is happy to announce the continuation of their support this year. The annual festival is a fun, educational event for students (in grades 2 through 5) to learn about the importance of water.

Trojan Technologies President Marv DeVries Recognized by Chemistry Industry

Chemical Institute of Canada logoTrojan Technologies President, Marvin DeVries, is honored to be recognized by the Chemical Institute of Canada (CIC)/Society for Chemical Industry (SCI) as an International Industry Leader.

He will be presented with the International Award (presented for outstanding contribution in the international sphere in the chemical science and engineering industries), at the Chemical Institute of Canada Awards ceremony in Toronto on Thursday, April 7, 2016.

The CIC Awards recognize contributions to research and the chemical sciences and engineering community of chemists, chemical engineers and chemical technologists.

CIC/SCI Canada Award Recipients

  • Canada Medal: John Blachford, H.L. Balachford Ltd
  • International Award: Marvin DeVries, Trojan Technologies
  • Kalev Pugi Award: Emily Moore, Hatch Engineering
  • LeSueur Memorial Award: Hamdy Khalil, Woodbridge Foam Corp.
  • Purvis Memorial Award: Vicki Sharpe, Sustainable Development Technology Canada

The CIC/SCI Canada Green, Clean and Sustainable Chemistry Seminar, featuring the award recipients and other industry leaders will precede the dinner. Speakers will focus on the theme “where science meets business”.

About the CIC/SCI Canada
Through its three Constituent Societies —including The Canadian Society for Chemistry (CSC)— the Chemical Institute of Canada (CIC) is committed to advancing the chemical sciences and engineering. The Canadian Society for Chemistry (CSC) is a national, not-for-profit, professional association that unites chemistry students and professionals who work in industry, academia and government.



How 3D Printing is Being Used at Trojan Technologies

In the last decade, the use of 3D printing has exploded within the manufacturing industry. Trojan Technologies business TrojanUV, acquired its first 3D printer six years ago as a way to save time in developing custom parts. Currently, there are two 3D printers running full time at the London, Ontario head office, and they have transformed the way the parts process works at Trojan.

Before 3D Printing

Before the 3D printers were in use, producing parts during the prototyping phase was a very time-consuming process. Pieces were handmade in-house or would need to be outsourced, and there was a risk they would not fit after having been developed.

However, now with the 3D printer, each part can be custom-designed, and if a part doesn’t fit – it’s simply a matter of making tweaks on the computer and reprinting them. This has shaved weeks off Trojan’s development process.

“The printers have allowed our team to think outside the box, making it possible to print something new almost every day.”
– Ryan Moffatt, Technologist at TrojanUV

The 3D Process

The 3D printing process begins on the computer, where a virtual design of the objected is created. The design is made in a computer aided design (CAD) file using a 3D modeling program, and from there, the design is sent to the printer. Objects can take anywhere from three hours to three days to print, depending on the size and complexity.

Supes & Telos scale model

Superman and a scale model of the TrojanUVTelos

The printers at Trojan are able to print a variety of plastic grades and are capable of printing a diverse number of objects, producing prototype models for sales and marketing (such as the scale model of the TrojanUVTelos Drinking Water Disinfection System above).

The technology is now an integral part of the engineering process at Trojan, and will only continue to aid in the development of innovative and effective water treatment technologies.