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Industrial 3D Printing: Designing Plastic Parts for Steriolithography and Selective Laser Sintering
Date: 9/14/2016
Sponsors:
Proto Labs
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While designing for industrial-grade 3D printing has fewer considerations than traditional manufacturing processes, elements such as resolution, surface finish, feature size and build orientation can impact part performance. By weighing important design techniques, process requirements and materials, stereolithography (SLA) and selective laser sintering (SLS) can be leveraged for both cosmetically appealing and functional 3D-printed prototypes and components.
Getting Started with Collaborative Robots
Date: 7/21/2016
Sponsors:
maxon precision motors, MICROMO, Stratasys
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The introduction of collaborative robots has democratized the use of robotics in many manufacturing fields. Because of their human scaled features, ease of use and flexibility, it is then more interesting to have one on the assembly line. The investment is also lower and the payback is faster than it used to be. Do all these advantages mean it is time to introduce these co-workers to work alongside your human co-workers? Let's find out in this webinar.
Next-Generation Design in Additive Manufacturing
Date: 7/14/2016
Sponsors:
Stratasys
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One of the design and development constraints in additive manufacturing (AM) is that most design engineers still think in conventional manufacturing contexts. However, there increasingly are advances in AI and cloud computing tools dedicated to AM. This one-hour webcast will show how to approach designing AM parts and explore goal-directed/generative design advancements that have enabled design engineers to describe their problems and objectives and let software optimize the design.
Understanding the New DoE Energy Standards for Electric Motors and Their Impact on You
Date: 6/30/2016
Sponsors:
dSPACE, Kollmorgen, MICROMO
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On June 1 new Dept. of Energy standards established for commercial and industrial electric motors, go into effect. The new standards broaden the type and number of electric motors effected. OEMs machine builders will be significantly impacted. This webinar will explain the DoE standards; how and why they began and how the US market is responding. Learn how motor manufacturers are meeting the standards and the impact they expect they will have going forward.
Going to Extremes with Connectors
Date: 6/23/2016
Sponsors:
Fischer Connectors, Lapp Group
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Extreme temperatures, humid or wet conditions, situations in which compromised equipment or failure is not an option. It sounds like an action movie, but it’s a reality for vast numbers of engineers around the world on a daily basis. When this hits the fan(belt), the best you can do is control the controllables and make sure your equipment, and connectors, are up to task.
Leveraging Aluminum’s Attributes for Effective Extruded Solutions
Date: 6/15/2016
Sponsors:
The Aluminum Extruders Council
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This one-hour webinar will review the attributes of aluminum and the extrusion process, and illustrate how they can be leveraged for effective design solutions. It will focus on the three design variables – alloys, part geometry, fabrication - that make aluminum extrusions a problem solver for product designers and engineers.
Advancements in Adhesives and Fasteners
Date: 5/26/2016
Sponsors:
Boker's Inc, Henkel
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Recent advancements in material engineering mean there are increasingly new ways to join things together. Many of these new materials have been developed to optimize engineers' process and performance needs, make processing and assembly easier, increase product durability and, last but not least, ensure the final result is aesthetically pleasing. In this webinar we explore some of the different ways things can be joined and the progress being made in the space.
Solving Thermal Management Challenges Through the Use of Extrusions
Date: 5/17/2016
Sponsors:
Sapa Extrusion
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While Thermal Management is a crucial engineering objective for OEMs, there are many things to consider beyond improving reliability and preventing failure. This webinar will introduce you to the concept of aluminum extrusion as a means to solving thermal management challenges, in addition to its other benefits of weight, cost, and quality.
Designing Parts with Moldability in Mind
Date: 5/11/2016
Sponsors:
Proto Labs
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Knowing where to begin when designing an injection-molded part can be a daunting task. In this webinar we will walk you through what you need to know at the beginning of your design process including understanding key design considerations, avoiding cosmetic defects and improving manufacturability with automated analysis.
Advances in Position Sensors—Achieving Precise Position and Motion Data
Date: 4/28/2016
Sponsors:
Pepperl+Fuchs, Turck
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Rotary encoders are used in many machine and automation applications requiring precise shaft position and motion information. This webcast will look at the latest developments in position sensors, including inductive, optical, and magnetic encoders, and the impact of processing speeds, user programmability and accuracy required in today's applications.
Design for the Freedom of Additive Manufacturing
Date: 4/14/2016
Sponsors:
solidThinking
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While additive manufacturing has been on the scene since the early 1980s, many designers are still struggling to leverage its full potential. Join Jaideep Bangal, solidThinking Application Engineer, as he presents strategies for reducing part weight and increasing performance by pairing additive manufacturing with early-stage concept generation.
Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT): Changing Paradigms in Motion Control
Date: 2/25/2016
Sponsors:
Bishop Wisecarver, Festo, NSK Americas
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The convergence of manufacturing and the front-office, enabled by connectivity, is going to create the Totally Integrated Digital Enterprise, or TIDE. Sensorization at the plant-floor and even individual device levels is enabling motion control monitoring and, through analytics, turning the collected data into smart manufacturing decision-making. This webinar will cover how wireless networking infrastructure is enabling manufacturers to gain real-time operational insight.
Streamline Your Product Design Process
Date: 2/24/2016
Sponsors:
Sparton Corporation
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Design accuracy and time to market are critical! Join us as we discuss some exciting techniques and concepts that can energize your product development process, reduce risk, enhance stakeholder satisfaction, improve design accuracy and streamline product launch. This webinar is ideal for product line managers, R&D professionals, design engineers or anyone involved with developing new products and introducing them to the marketplace.
The Connected Construction Machine: The Integration of Wireless Technologies with Mobile Control Systems
Date: 2/18/2016
Sponsors:
JCA Electronics
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Wireless connectivity using tablets and smartphones can provide remote access to the vehicle, adding a number of new capabilities and integrating with cloud connectivity options. Designers of construction machines must navigate the rapidly changing technology, select the right products for a cost-effective control system. How to ensure they are adding functionality their customers will benefit from? What technology is right for an application and how these technologies can be applied?
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.
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