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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.
Acrylic Structural Adhesives: Features and Recent Advancements
Date: 12/11/2014
Sponsors:
3M
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Structural adhesives can replace welding and mechanical attachments in a wide variety of industrial applications. This presentation provides a detailed description of acrylic structural adhesives, including their features as compared to other bonding methods. The major types of acrylic structural adhesives are discussed, and the presentation introduces a family of new adhesives, which offer significant advantages over traditional acrylic adhesives. The presentation concludes with comments on the adhesive selection process and example applications.
Leveraging 3D Printing for Medical Device Design and Manufacturing
Date: 12/10/2014
Sponsors:
Stratasys
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This webinar will discuss where the medical device industry is now and where is it heading and how to successfully collaborate with 3D printer vendors and material suppliers. This webinar will cover when to consider 3D printing as “the” manufacturing method and comparing 3d Printing in house vs using a service bureau. Attend this webinar to get a better view on how integrating 3D printing into your business model will lead to business success.
Mechatronics: Industrial Automation
Date: 11/19/2014
Sponsors:
Festo, Maxon Precision Motors, Unitronics
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Industrial automation continues to benefit from the fruits of the mechatronics industry, namely the increasing inclusion of electronics within the traditional mechanics. However, as this integration grows stronger, more smarts are needed from the design team to ensure that the mechanics are taking full advantage of al that the electronics subsystem has to offer. In the industrial automation space, some of these terms and technologies are less well-known. Never fear, as we’ll discuss these topics in detail on this webinar, ensuring that you can maximize the mechatronics technologies that are at your disposal.
Applications of 3D Printing Technology in Aerospace and Automotive
Date: 11/6/2014
Sponsors:
Stratasys
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This webinar, presented by the leading 3D metal printing solutions provider, will address the capabilities of 3D metal printing in the aerospace and automotive industries. The 3D printing process is quickly growing as demand for more end-use parts in these markets increases. By using 3D metal printing for prototypes and production parts, design capabilities are endless.
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.
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ABI Research, a firm based in the UK that specializes in analyzing global connectivity and other emerging technologies, estimates there will be 40.9 billion active wirelessly interconnected “things” by 2020. The driving force is the usual suspect: the Internet of Things.
Just in time for Earth Day, chemicals leader Bayer MaterialScience reported from the UTECH Europe 2015 polyurethane show on programs and applications using its materials to help reduce energy usage. The company also gave an update on its CO2-based PU as that eco-friendly material comes closer to production.
Solar and wind energy are becoming more viable as a source of energy on the electric grid. For decades, the major drawback to solar and wind was that they’re temperamental. A cloudy day kills solar and a still day renders the wind turbines useless. Automation tools, however, are providing a path to help these renewables become practical.
In honor of Earth Day, the National Security Agency has launched the STEM Recycling Challenge in Maryland schools to encourage kids to think about where the garbage they throw out every day actually goes. The agency has also introduced “Dunk,” a muscular blue cartoon recycling bin wearing shorts and sneakers.
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