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How to Choose the Right Adhesives
Date: 3/27/2014
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
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
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
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.
Drop Simulation in Electronics: Design Robust Products While Shortening the Time to Market
Date: 8/28/2013
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Drop Simulation is the most common and important means to evaluate electronics product drop performance. However in many cases, it takes too long to conduct drop simulation, making it difficult to fit into today’s ever-shrinking design cycles. Altair understands this challenge and has successfully assisted many world leading electronics companies to leverage its simulation and automation technology to speed up the laborious manual tasks associated with FEA model setup, drop analysis set up, post-processing and reporting.
See How LEDs Are Revolutionizing The Lighting Industry
Date: 8/13/2013
Bergquist Company and Cree
John Perry, Strategic Marketing Engineer for Lighting Power Products Texas Instruments and Jy Bhardwaj Senior Vice President, Research & Development Philips Lumileds
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Everywhere you turn, there’s a new application for LEDs. They’re dominating in the automotive space, they’ve taken over in commercial applications, and consumer applications are just starting to hit their stride. As we are well aware, there’s no such thing as a free lunch, and in this case, there are tradeoffs associated with LEDs, more than you may be aware of. In this webinar, we will look at the different types/colors of LEDs that are available, and what the various tradeoffs are associated with each. Then, we will get into the integration process—how do you actually design these devices into your system to maximize all their advantages.
Mechatronics: Enabling Smarter Sensors and Actuators
Date: 7/16/2013
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The automotive industry is constantly testing the boundaries of system integration whether this is for cost or space saving reasons. This webinar will introduce the opportunities for such system cost and form factor savings through the integration of classic microcontroller features along with high-voltage (40V) capable peripherals. We’ll take a look at a few use cases from Freescale’s S12 MagniV product portfolio primarily targeted at automotive applications.
Mechatronics: Aerospace/Defense
Date: 7/16/2013
Micromo & MSC Software
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Mechatronics, the junction between mechanics and electronics, is making a statement in the military and aerospace industries. We see more and more components moving from strictly mechanical to purely electrical or a combination of the two. Whether you’re a supplier of these components or an OEM trying to design them in, this webinar is for you. We will discuss how and why these components are making the shift to mechatronics, and try to make some predictions as to when is the proper time to jump in and take advantage of the existing and/or coming technology.
It’s About the SHAPE – Designing with Aluminum Extrusion
Date: 6/27/2013
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Extruded aluminum components and assemblies are increasingly used in a myriad of applications. Whether for skylights, canopies, BIPV elements, bridges, interior furnishings or the building envelope, extrusions offer aesthetic potential, a high degree of cost-saving functionality, design flexibility and environmental attributes. Yet extrusions’ almost limitless design possibilities present unique challenges: How should shapes be designed for minimal system cost and optimal manufacturing • How can shapes be optimized to meet structural requirements • How do the economics of extrusion-based structures compare to alternative materials • What are practical limits to the use of recycled content
Mechatronics: Robotics
Date: 6/25/2013
igus Inc. and maxon precision motors
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Robotics are being deployed in more applications than we can think of today, from the military to commercial deployments. But the installation process goes far beyond “buy some robotics, install them in my factory, and I’m good to go.” There are host of factors involved, not the least of which is the care and maintenance of those robotics. This webinar will start at point A, what’s the right type/size of motors that should be deployed for my applications, all the way through to how to care for the robotics after they’ve been deployed, resulting in many years of happy customers. Along the way, we’ll discuss to maximize your deployment for energy efficiency.
The Brains Behind the Motion Controller
Date: 5/30/2013
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Motion control applications are full of motors, drives, gears, actuators, and so on. But without the electrical components driving the mechanics, you won’t get very far. This webinar will look at the electronics that serve as the brains behind the motion control applications, from the division of analog (power) and digital, to the processing that can differentiate a “smart” motion controller.
Don’t Let a Leaky Valve Derail Your Project
Date: 5/29/2013
Clippard Instrument Laboratory, Inc.
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Does your application require leak-free valves? Of course it does. But that’s not always as easy as it sounds if you’re working with applications where system integrity is vital. Some recent product and technique developments allow you to better achieve leak-free operation, which is the topic of this webcast. We will bring two experts to explain these new developments, and how you can maximize them to design a product that best meets your needs.
How to Use Desktop 3D Printers to Dramatically Reduce Product Design & Development Costs
Date: 5/22/2013
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Join us for an introduction to the new MakerBot Replicator 2 Desktop 3D Printer. Learn how Desktop 3D Printers can dramatically reduce the time and cost of rapid prototyping, model making, product design, and concept development. We will walk you through the 3D printing process, step-by-step, starting with a CAD file and ending with a printed part. Learn the properties of PLA filament, a high detail, high strength bio plastic that can render models in great detail. See samples of the wide variety of prototypes, parts, and models that show off the capabilities of the MakerBot Replicator 2 Desktop 3D Printer.
Smart Parts: Additive Manufacturing for Integrated Electro-mechanical Devices
Date: 5/15/2013
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3D-printed electronics deliver benefits that mirror those of 3D-printed mechanical parts. Integrate the two processes into one hybrid solution to amplify the advantages in time savings, cost reduction and design flexibility to achieve unmatched efficiencies and create revolutionary products. Join us to discover what is possible when you integrate electro-mechanical design and manufacturing.
Trends in Motion Control
Date: 5/1/2013
Aerotech and Harmonic Drive
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Industrial motion control often requires extreme positioning accuracy. Designers who build motion control systems rely on component suppliers to attain that accuracy through the use of motors, drives, gears, sensors and actuators. They also need those suppliers to help them fit motions systems into increasingly smaller industrial environments. In this webcast, we’ll discuss the latest trends in motion control -- the issues facing system integrators, as well as their solutions. Our experts will also stick around to answer your toughest questions.
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