WipWare Academic Site Visit Season


The fall season is upon us and WipWare has started their 2016-2017 academic site visits to colleges and universities to provide training on WipFrag software. Nicholas Succee, domestic sales at WipWare, travelled to Queens University in Kingston, last Saturday to give the mining engineering class a training course on WipFrag 3 software. He showed the students how to take a suitable picture and how to analyze the image using the program. They also learned how to use the Blastcast “modelling” software that comes with the WipFrag package. It was a great opportunity for the students to see WipWare’s technology and become more accustomed to it through hands on training. “It is a great opportunity for us to obtain knowledge of this technology as we prepare for our careers in the mining industry”, said one of the students during their session. The future of the mining industry will rest on these bright minds so WipWare is pleased to give them a tool to bring to their industry as they progress in their careers.

Takis Katsabanis (Department Head and Associate Professor at Queens) is a researcher and longtime proponent of image analysis techniques. He co-authored Measurements of Blast Fragmentation with John Franklin and has always been supportive of new technology. “I think the students are learning a lot and we should make this an annual training session”, said Takis during the class on Saturday.

The first academic site visit was a huge success and the WipWare team looks forward to the next visit on the schedule. WipWare will stay in contact with the mining engineering class from Queens University to hopefully hear about their future developments using the software.

If you are an academic institution and would like to be on WipWare’s list of academic site visits for 2016-2017, feel free to contact Erik McManus or call WipWare at 705-472-2664 and we will be in touch!