For decades, 3D printing has been relegated to rapid prototyping applications. More recently, the technology has become economically viable for select production parts in the aerospace and medical industries. Today, the industry promotes the idea of 3D printing as a viable production technology thanks to drastic technical improvements. This timely webinar will provide a critical and analytical look at recent industry trends across materials, hardware, and software to answer the question, “Is additive manufacturing finally ready for production?”
This webinar will explore the unique attributes of the aluminum extrusion process and how they contribute to effective product solutions. It will also offer tips on designing and specifying extrusions to ensure the needed performance in a cost-effective manner.
From assembly and pick-and-place to material handling and packaging, the use of robots is on the rise in factory automation. Extremely customizable in even the most complex applications, automation systems are beneficial for a wide variety of reasons. Taking the plunge into automation, however, can be confusing and daunting. With so many factors to consider, you may be wondering, “Where do I start?”
Webinar attendees will be given an overview and understanding of how AI and machine learning are being used in the defense sector across a variety of applications. Anyone looking to cut through the hype and hyperbole to truly understand how AI is impacting the military and aerospace should attend this event
Join us for an in depth overview of the emerging USB Type-C connector and cable standard, and learn about the variety of different requirements supported - including features, benefits, and the different connector and cable options possible. Additionally, learn about compact FPC connectors that support as much as 10A current, and can be used as an additional internal interconnect between the external I/O and main board since many times all components cannot be mounted on the main board.
The move to autonomous driving is unlike anything in the 130-year history of the automobile. Autonomy will eventually be incorporated into hundreds of millions of vehicles; and when it arrives, it will need to work flawlessly. In this webinar, Design News will examine the challenges facing the automotive community, from the OEMs to Tier One and Tier Two suppliers. We’ll look at the sensors, processors and software. And we’ll examine the validation and verification techniques that will allow engineers to better comprehend the breadth of potential challenges and enable the vehicles themselves...
This webinar will explore developments in commoditized motors and motion control components as well as looking at the new technology-enhanced products that are customized, intelligent, and connected.
When ordering molded parts, you typically want the lowest piece-part possible. The simple solution is to order more parts. But what if your molding project only calls for a handful of parts? In today’s competitive market, optimizing design and leveraging molding options are key to reducing overall molding expenses. In our presentation we will address a variety of ways to stretch your manufacturing dollar.
In this webinar you will receive a step-by-step guide on how get started with robotics in automation and the key aspects to consider. From assembly and pick-and-place to material handling and packaging, the use of robots is on the rise in factory automation. Extremely customizable in even the most complex applications, automation systems are beneficial for a wide variety of reasons. Taking the plunge into automation, however, can be confusing and daunting. With so many factors to consider, you may be wondering, “Where do I start?”
HP Jet Fusion 3D Printing’s revolutionary process has opened new possibilities in design and manufacturing, garnering attention for its speed, quality and cost-effectiveness. In this webinar, our expert will present an in-depth look into the disruptive technology that can complement conventional manufacturing technologies. Actual use cases will illustrate where this technology has helped enable design freedom, shorter lead times and resulted in cost savings and an increase in both productivity and part precision.
As prices come down on sensors, robotics, and other essentials in smart manufacturing, these advanced automation tools are becoming available to wider range of companies in manufacturing, packaging, medical production, even agriculture. This webinar will look at a variety of smart manufacturing advances from an ROI standpoint. Design News Senior Editor Rob Spiegel will take attendees through the types of smart manufacturing that are becoming affordable to small- and mid-size companies.
In this webinar, we will look at case studies from manufacturers that are making those improvements. We will show you how they create jigs, fixtures, communication models, and modify tooling from their desktop. We will highlight engineering-grade materials, advise on best practices, and examine how low cost, desktop 3D printing is enabling organizational transformations for manufacturers.
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.
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...
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.
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.