Webinars

Optimizing Automation with Ethernet and AS-Interface

Optimizing Automation with Ethernet and AS-Interface

June 14, 2018 - 2 am EDT
This event is designed for control engineers who wish to reduce the installation complexity and cost of an automated system. Examples include assembly machines and material handling solutions. Professionals interested in simplifying function safety designs will learn why AS-Interface Safety at Work offers exceptional flexibility at significantly reduced costs.
Introduction to Smart Sensors

Introduction to Smart Sensors

May 05, 2018 - 9 am EDT
Sensors provide the starting point for control systems. Any smart phone user can easily identify the smarts associated with the sensing in their phone. However, cars, homes, factories, cities and essentially anything with a smart prefix and control requirements takes advantage of smart sensors. With today’s increasing system complexities, more and more smart sensors are being offered to reduce system complexity, simplify connectivity and the systems designer’s task and provide more value to the end user. In May, Design News will look at the growing trend toward smart or intelligent sensors in...
Robot Components Are Driving the Robotic Revolution

Robot Components Are Driving the Robotic Revolution

April 26, 2018 - 11 am EDT
Robots are getting smarter, safer, and easier to use due to advances in the components that make up today’s robots. This webinar will look at the advanced technology that lives under the skin of today’s fixed, mobile, and collaborative robots. We will also look at advances in robot control systems, power systems, sensors, data communications, and grippers. Design News Senior Editor Rob Spiegel will take attendees through the advances in robot components that are making robots more versatile while delivering a quicker return on investment.
An Engineer's Guide to Low-Volume Injection Molding and Digital Inspections

An Engineer's Guide to Low-Volume Injection Molding and Digital Inspections

April 18, 2018 - 2 pm EDT
It’s important for your injection molding vendor to have options that will enable you to select a molding solution tailored to your project’s requirements. On-demand manufacturing is ideal if you require low-volume production of end-use molded parts over several years. If you're looking for the lowest possible tooling costs and only need to produce less than 2,000 molded parts, prototyping option fits well. This webinar will compare important elements of the on-demand manufacturing and prototyping options with a look at mold cost, maintenance, ownership, and quality documentation.
Life, Death and the Importance of Medical Motors & Motion Control

Life, Death and the Importance of Medical Motors & Motion Control

October 26, 2017 - 2 pm EDT
When it comes to motors and motion control, no other sector has higher stakes or demands when it comes to precision, long service life, power consumption, low interference and noise than medical. It’s no exaggeration to say that these devices are a matter of life or death. In this webinar, Design News explores how motors and motion control components play in advanced medical systems and the demands placed on them.
Creating Virtual Inventory with On-Demand Manufacturing

Creating Virtual Inventory with On-Demand Manufacturing

October 10, 2017 - 2 pm EDT
With on-demand injection molding, you have at your fingertips a virtual inventory—the parts you need, when you need them, without investing in expensive steel tooling. This saves you development time and production dollars. In our webinar, learn how to leverage injection molding for low-volume part production, and ultimately, optimize your supply chain during the entire product life cycle.
6 Design Best Practices for Aluminum Extrusion Design to Avoid Delays, Disappointment, and Added Cost

6 Design Best Practices for Aluminum Extrusion Design to Avoid Delays, Disappointment, and Added Cost

October 04, 2017 - 2 pm EDT
This webinar will provide a brief review of the aluminum extrusion process and then address six common issues that aluminum extruders face when receiving a new profile design. Best practices to save the designer time, disappointment and, ultimately, cost will be covered, including tips for improving aluminum extrusion designs and drawings.
Mechatronics in Robotics: The New Multi-Purpose Engineering Discipline

Mechatronics in Robotics: The New Multi-Purpose Engineering Discipline

September 28, 2017 - 2 am EDT
Mechatronics is becoming widespread as an engineering discipline, even while it’s a bit misunderstood. The term originated in the robotics industry, since robot design and deployment require engineers who are proficient in both mechanical and electrical engineering. With the proliferation of electronics in consumer and industrial products, the need for engineers who are well-verse in mechanical systems and electronics has spread far beyond robotics.
Challenges of Engineering for Space; From Science Fiction to Science Fact

Challenges of Engineering for Space; From Science Fiction to Science Fact

July 27, 2017 - 2 pm EDT
Military and Aeronautic design requires development and manufacture of ultra-precision parts with critical specs, high performance parameters – and zero margins for error. Those challenges become increasingly complex when designs are meant for space. Space Engineers are continually developing new materials and methods of structural design, as well as better ways to put things together. In this webinar, Design News explores how components, encoders, motors, etc. adapt for use on satellites, NASA projects, and even the International Space Station.

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