HBO: Chemics/Process Engineering - Process optimization in the process drum production line

Date: 22 Apr 2024

Location: NL

Company: Canon Production Printing

  • HBO: Chemics/Process Engineering - Process optimization in the process drum production line

    Are you an HBO student looking for an internship? Would you like to get acquainted with a variety of processes? Then we are looking for you!

    Your assignment

    The process drum factory is a small-scale factory, where products are made piece by piece. The processes range from machining processes, coating and curing and various furnace steps to CVD (chemical vapor deposition). In various measuring steps, some of which are of our own design, the properties of the drum are checked. The product is a drum 36 cm wide with approximately 7500 tracks, each of which can be individually tensioned via the built-in electronics. On this drum the image is "written" in the printer.

    You will become part of the team and can become acquainted with the various process steps. Specifically, you will be researching the coating of the epoxy. Due to changes in the composition of the epoxy, the process is no longer optimal. Using a design of experiment (DOE) method, you will determine which setting is optimal for the process. Important parameters include the temperature and rotational speed of the drum during coating. You will make a link between the quality of the coating, the curing characteristics and the viscosity of the material as a function of temperature.

    Depending on your interest, it is also possible to do research on optimization of the process flow in the plant or the machining processes.


    Your profile

    • You are currently studying Chemics/Process Engineering at HBO level
    • You enjoy the challenge of optimizing an existing process.
    • To fulfill the assignment you have skills such as analytical thinking and being able to deal with people. You enjoy being hands-on.
    • You are available for 5 months for a minimum of 4 days per week.

    What's in it for you?

    • A challenging assignment with expert guidance
    • Internship/graduation allowance up to €450,- per month
    • Reimbursement of travel expenses if you do not have a 'OV-weekkaart' (public transport weekly card)
    • The possibility to network with professionals inside and outside your field of expertise, thanks to our diversity of disciplines which you will work with
    • With our company values collaboration, innovation and ownership, we strive to bring out the best in each other, expand boundaries and feel empowered to take ownership of our work.


    Are you interested in this assignment? Then click the 'apply now' button at the top of the page where you can upload your resume and cover letter. If you would like more substantive information about this assignment, please contact Margo Beurskens, tel 077-3593664. If you have questions about the internship in general, please contact Milou Geelen, tel 31 6 25653192



About Canon Production Printing

Canon Production Printing develops and manufactures high-tech printing products and workflow software for the commercial printing market and is part of Canon, a global provider of imaging technologies and services. Canon Production Printing operates on three continents, with approximately 3300 employees (end 2022) and has its global headquarters in Venlo, the Netherlands.