11 Results for tag Innovation

The STEM Global Movement

STEM does not simply refer to teaching of those disciplines, but also looks at a different approach in the way they are taught. STEM focuses on creating an environment where students can solve real-world problems using their creativity. With the topic of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) gaining a lot of traction globally of […] ... Read More

10 tips to run a more efficient laboratory

From creating a culture of innovation to maintaining your equipment, this article sets out 10 simple tips on how to make your facility more efficient today and more importantly, well into the future! There are three variables that determine the efficiency of any laboratory: The people, the processes, and the equipment. The People Right people […] ... Read More

Silicone Vs Rubber

Silicone and rubber are both elastomers. Silicone is a polymer containing silicon together with carbon, hydrogen, and oxygen. Silicone and rubber can both be found in a wide variety of products, including automotive applications; cooking, baking, and food storage products; apparel such as undergarments, sportswear, and footwear; electronics; medical devices and implants; and in home repair and hardware with products such as silicone sealants. Although [& ... Read More

Driving STEM Space Excellence

The era of long bland corridors and small lonely laboratories is almost over for most progressive schools in 2018. Corridors are now seen as open and opportune meeting places where communication and collaboration can take place spontaneously. Wide corridors with large transparent windows, various collaborative spaces including couches, tables and whiteboards make a building snap […] ... Read More

Westlab enters multi-year partnership with Calgary Area School Boards

Westlab enters a multi-year partnership with Calgary Area School Boards to bring a culture of innovation & discovery to science labs.   We are pleased to announce a science lab outfit & supply partnership with schools in Calgary & surrounding area. “The Westlab brand is a perfect fit for secondary science labs” says Raymond Price, […] ... Read More

Building a lab? Why you Should use a Lab Specialist over a Cabinet Maker

If you are considering a new laboratory rebuild or refurbishment, it is important to consider your supply partners. A great partner can make for a great outcome in your new facility. Usually, you will need to choose between a Millwork company or a Lab Fit-out Specialist and choosing between them can often be a difficult […] ... Read More

Creating a Feasibility Study for a new STEM Education Facility

There are many areas to consider when preparing a feasibility study for a new STEM facility at your school. Depending on the size of the project you are undertaking, the process will involve some of the following steps; Brainstorming, Concepts, Costing, Drawing, and Presentation. Presenting a great feasibility plan with your ideas and costings is […] ... Read More

Where to begin with a new STEM education facility, especially when you’re behind the wave?

Building a STEM facility at your school can be a daunting task, especially if you feel you are running behind the STEM wave. At Westlab, we are continually supporting schools across Canada to assist them in creating world-class STEM education facilities. In this article, we offer some ideas on how you can catch up with […] ... Read More

Insights into what inspired Westlab to design and develop the popular square bunsen tubing

  The well-known “Westlab Square Tubing” has been a massive takeover in secondary schools across the world due to the customer centric approach of the Westlab global product development team. In this article we seek to give you a sneak peek into the development of the well-known square Bunsen burner tubing and what inspired our […] ... Read More

Top 6 Laboratory Design Trends

  1. More open-design, teamwork orientated labs With the evolution of education etc., teamwork and ‘see and be seen’ working cultures are on the rise. More open space, more visibility and more flexibility mean there is fewer individual workstations and private offices, and more collaborative space. This is an increasingly used design in universities, STEM […] ... Read More

Advantages of Reconfigurable Laboratory Benching

  The one thing you have probably wished for at one point in your career is that the lab was just that little bit different in terms of design. ‘I wish we put that cabinet over there.’ ‘These overhead cupboards really should have been placed differently.’ A flexible joinery system makes lab life a lot […] ... Read More

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