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LED Lighting: Tech Trends & Design Challenges
Date: 1/28/2016
Sponsors:
Henkel-Bergquist, Larson Electronics, Heilind Electronics
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Dramatic improvements in price, performance and versatility have made LED lighting an indispensable technology for many applications. But, in order to realize its full potential, it still must overcome several more challenges. This webinar will look at some of the technologies, products, and design practices which will play a key role in helping create a new generation of LED products that's smarter, more attractive, and more affordable than ever before.
3D Printing Gets Real for Tooling & Manufacturing
Date: 12/8/2015
Sponsors:
Proto Labs
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3D printing and additive manufacturing not only can execute on the creation and verification of design ideas and prototype parts quickly, it now can produce gages, tools, and fixtures for manufacturing, as well as expedite production of end-parts in small quantities. Direct manufacturing continues to grow as an additive application area. Find out how Caterpillar is starting to leverage additive manufacturing for production.
Adhesive and Tape Solutions for Bonding Plastics
Date: 12/2/2015
Sponsors:
3M
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In a wide variety of consumer products, plastics are more often replacing metals due to their many beneficial properties. We will discuss the various adhesives and tapes that should be considered for making plastic assemblies. Background information about plastics adhesion and adhesively-bonded joints will be provided, with most of the presentation focused on the major types of adhesive solutions used for permanent attachment of plastic components. The main features, key products, and example applications for each category will be discussed.
Key Considerations in Selecting the Right Adhesive for Design Engineers
Date: 11/10/2015
Sponsors:
Master Bond Inc.
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The selection process of an adhesive, coating or potting compound can pose a few challenges for engineers. Several key parameters and potential trade-offs involved in selecting the right adhesive will be explored in this webinar, while mainly focusing on different cure mechanisms and the effect of fillers.
Robotics in Automation Control
Date: 10/29/2015
Sponsors:
dSPACE, maxon precision motors, MICROMO
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Today’s integrated, communicative manufacturing production cells rely on simpler and efficient controls and software architectures for motion control, factory networking and communications, and safety, among other functions. This webcast will cover the variety of different robot deployment architectures that exist and trends in robot and automation integration. The one-hour online event will also cover software and programming, and highlight the benefits of what’s called “unified” controllers and architecture.
Beyond the Basics: Creating Extrusions to Meet Product Challenges
Date: 10/20/2015
Sponsors:
AEC
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We’ll touch on the attributes of aluminum and the extrusion process, and then focus on three design variables – alloys, part geometry, fabrication – that make aluminum extrusions a problem solver for product designers and engineers. Mini case studies will illustrate creative and cost-effective extrusion-based solutions to product challenges in a variety of industries.
Standards and Technical Development in 3D Printing
Date: 10/1/2015
Sponsors:
Stratasys
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A challenge in 3D printing, or additive manufacturing, is the dearth of published third-party data and quality standards and certification, creating anxiety for engineers. While AM users are learning best practices, the development of standards is gaining speed. This one-hour webinar will introduce you to emerging standards for AM test methods, materials, and processes. You will also gain an understanding of how this global situation is developing and what you might expect to see next.
Latest in LED & Lighting Technologies
Date: 9/10/2015
Sponsors:
Bergquist Company, Larson Electronics LLC, Mentor Graphics
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LED and solid state lighting has seen burgeoning adoption in the last decade, particularly in automotive. However, it is also expanding in consumer and industrial. Whether you’re a designer or a user, this webinar will show you how LEDs are transforming vertical markets with higher efficiency, cost savings, and even new visual aesthetics. Come learn about the latest trends in electronic lighting and how you can start designing and implementing the technology today.
New Developments in Sensor Technologies
Date: 8/13/2015
Sponsors:
HBM, Pepprl+Fuchs Inc.
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In industrial machinery, factories and consumer goods, sensors are playing a bigger role. However, product developers increasingly face a challenge in designing systems to handle all the disparate signals coming from accelerometers, gyroscopes, optical devices and numerous other types of sensors. Custom-designed sensors will have a bigger impact in OEM equipment as well.
Improving Performance and Precision While Lowering Cost of DC PWM-Based Motor Drives
Date: 6/25/2015
Sponsors:
dSPACE, maxon precision motors, MICROMO
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Pulse width modulation control techniques are used near universally in DC motor drives. Improved performance and precision of these PWM -based drives, while at the same time lowering cost, will be investigated in this presentation. Methods that impact design architecture and take into consideration other motion system components will be addressed.
Continuing Advances in 3D Printing for Low-Run Production Applications
Date: 6/24/2015
Sponsors:
Stratasys
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3D printing continues to be a rapidly evolving field, and the breadth of its practical usage is expanding. Following Design News’ 3D printing webinars last year, many of you wanted to know more about “real-world” production applications for 3D printing. Jon Baklund, President of Baklund R&D LLC, will be presenting the latest examples of small-volume manufacturing using high-performance plastics, how it can produce high-quality surface finishes that meet production requirements and more.
Why Product Lifecycle Management is an Emerging Business Strategy
Date: 6/11/2015
Sponsors:
Sparton Corporation
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Product lifecycle management is a manufacturing industry buzz word heard frequently these days. Why? It's a solid business strategy. A well-defined lifecycle requirement that includes information about your product and processes is a first step towards streamlining and improving all stages of product development and manufacturing. This webinar will discuss the benefits and best practices at every stage of the product lifecycle.
Considerations in Implement Control Using ISOBUS and Wireless Devices for Agricultural Equipment
Date: 6/3/2015
Sponsors:
JCA Electronics
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During this webinar we will provide an overview of the current state of technology as it relates to agricultural implement control systems, as well as some of the considerations that should be made to determine what technology is right for an application and how these technologies can be applied.
Adhesives vs Fasteners: Where & When to Use Each
Date: 5/21/2015
Sponsors:
3M, Henkel Corporation, PennEngineering
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Advancements in fasteners and adhesives are raising their performance, from better strength, to stability, to rigidity. But as a wider variety of materials is used for products, joining them securely and reliably is getting complex. New structural adhesive technologies can join disparate materials and can be easily integrated into high-volume production lines. Fastener makers and users are coming up with attachment designs that are smaller, stronger, and weigh less.
Optimize for Additive Manufacturing
Date: 5/7/2015
Sponsors:
solidThinking
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Designing for additive manufacturing requires a new mindset. Simply designing traditional parts and producing with additive manufacturing will likely result in more costly, slower to produce results. In order to truly benefit from the advantages of the additive process, designers must think differently when designing parts. Topology optimization is a technology that generated ideal structural parts based on loading conditions and the actual intended use of the part. Attend the webinar to learn more.
Leveraging 3D Printing for Production Planning and Tooling Design
Date: 3/31/2015
Sponsors:
Stratasys
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This webinar will bring to light the untapped value of growing jig and fixture tooling using 3D printing. You will learn how this method can substantially simplify and accelerate manufacturing production planning, bringing immediate and high-impact benefits to your organization, while discovering how it can raise jigs and fixtures to new levels of performance because the design constraints associated with traditionally manufactured tooling are removed. Moreover, 3D printed jigs and fixtures are “throwaways”: if it breaks or goes out of tolerance, simply toss it and print another in a matter of hours – with the ability to make as-needed tooling adjustments.
Vendor Health: Which aspects of a vendor’s health are the most critical to your business?
Date: 2/25/2015
Sponsors:
Sparton Corporation
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Since your success is so dependent on the health of your vendors, you need to make sure you are choosing the right partners. How can you be sure? This webinar will explore critical attributes for assessing a supplier’s strength. This event is ideal for engineers, quality professionals, product managers or anyone who makes major decisions on your supply chain.
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