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Beyond Bars, T’s and Angles: Designing Aluminum Extrusion to Meet Product Challenges
Date: 10/7/2014
Sponsors:
Aluminum Extruders Council (AEC)
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This one-hour webinar will review the attributes of extruded aluminum that make it a material of promise for product designers and engineers, and the “practicalities” of extrusion design, and then focus on a number of mini case studies that illustrate creative extrusion-based solutions to product challenges in a variety of industries.
Applying LEDs
Date: 9/25/2014
Sponsors:
Allegro MicroSystems LLC, The Bergquist Company, Dymax Corporation
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LEDs are the “be all/end all” technology for lighting, right? Well, not so fast. They definitely have a place, but that place is not every place. In this webinar, first we’ll discuss where the appropriate places to deploy LEDs are, and where you should be looking at an alternative technology. Then, we will discuss how those LEDs should be deployed in your system, as there are tricks of the trade that you should be aware of.
3D Printing Materials: Current and Future Developments
Date: 9/10/2014
Sponsors:
Stratasys
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This webinar will explore how materials in 3D printing production systems are changing product development and manufacturing. The future of this technology includes combining existing materials to enhance the design and manufacturing possibilities within 3D printing.
Taking Proportional Valve Applications into the Future
Date: 7/23/2014
Sponsors:
Humphrey Products
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This webinar will look at developments in proportional control valve applications. We will look at industrial applications such as web tensioning, ultrasonic welding, positioning, fluid coating, and laser cutting that demands accurate control of pressure and flow.
Achieving Improved Efficiency with Compact Hydraulic Controls
Date: 7/17/2014
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Tier 4 emissions standards have forced OEMs to use available HP more efficiently, driving the demand for more efficient hydraulic control systems. To help system designers achieve the same level of performance with less pump flow and pressure drop, HydraForce has introduced over 100 high-pressure products and a unique line of cartridge valves that combine multiple valve functions in a single cavity. Attend this webinar to learn about the benefits and application of these efficient hydraulic valves.
How to Choose the Right Modeling Software
Date: 6/25/2014
Sponsors:
Lagoa and PTC
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There is an abundance of 3D CAD modeling software available in the industry. The cost of those offerings ranges from free to very expensive. Obviously, the capabilities of those offerings span similar spectrums.
Be a part of the Connected World
Date: 5/13/2014
Sponsors:
Sparton Corporation
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As the cost of networking technology continues to fall, wireless connectivity has become more ubiquitous. We see a plethora of smart connected products in the mainstream marketplace, from home devices such as the Nest to wearable fitness devices such as Fit bit to the Google “smart” contact lens.
The Key Components Behind the Robots
Date: 5/8/2014
Sponsors:
Maxon Precision Motors, Schneider Electric
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What’s behind every great robot? A great motor or even multiple motors, for starters. It also involves the bearings, cables, drives, and controllers, and in some cases, linear actuators. Whether your robot is being deployed on a factory floor, in an operating room, or in one of the now-famous drones, it’s these technologies that serve as the differentiators. In fact, robotics can be in applications that range from the very coarse to the very fine. For that reason, the types of motors and other components must also vary widely.
How to Choose the Right Adhesives
Date: 3/27/2014
Sponsors:
3M, Masterbond
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Adhesives are a key component of more end devices than you can imagine. The applications range from simple industrial products at one end to mil-aero products at the end other end. And they also can be applied in various stages of the design, from the early stages in the factory to the later stages at the end customer.
Mechatronics: Aerospace/Defense Applications
Date: 2/27/2014
Sponsors:
MICROMO & Servometer
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Mechatronics in the aerospace and defense worlds is mechatronics in the industrial space but has its own set of demanding requirements. The biggest caveat is that these systems have to work right all the time, every time because lives are at stake, and also operate in extreme/mobile environments.
Trends in PLC’s and PAC’s
Date: 12/18/2013
Sponsors:
Mitsubishi Electric Automation Inc.
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We’ve all stared at a bills of material wondering if we could find a lower cost replacement, or remove unessential parts to skim down the list. But, is face value the real indication of total cost of ownership? Are there better ways to influence return on investment? Whether you are building a single machine or a complex system, productivity, flexibility, and lifecycle of the control system will directly impact your overall cost. Join us in this webinar to learn about the latest trends in PLC’s and PAC’s, and how they can help you make the best choice for your control needs.
Impact of Robotics/Mechatronics in Medical Applications
Date: 11/20/2013
Sponsors:
MICROMO & Schneider Electric Motion USA
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Robotics, control technology and new software innovations are making a profound difference in the design of OEM manufacturing machines and the processes for producing new medical devices. This webcast will explore the evolution of robotics in this industry, and how motion control, sensors and automation is spurring innovations that are creating more powerful manufacturing solutions in this important area.
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