Webinars

Five Key Design Essentials for Spring Solutions

Five Key Design Essentials for Spring Solutions

June 14, 2017 - 2 pm EDT
How do you generate an optimal solution to a spring design that is also cost-effective? During this one hour educational webinar you will have an opportunity to learn the fundamentals of spring design. From the simplest question about types of springs to an in-depth look at frequency of loading we’ll provide a step-by-step guideline of the spring design sequence that will enable you to work with a spring manufacturer during a design process.
AS-Interface – Design Simplicity and Cost Containment

AS-Interface – Design Simplicity and Cost Containment

June 07, 2017 - 2 pm EDT
Modern automation solutions use flexible and powerful technologies, allowing automation systems to be designed faster and implemented quicker. AS-Interface, an open IO connectivity solution, used in tens of thousands of installations worldwide, provides an unparalleled level of simplicity resulting in even shorter design and build times. Participants will understand why machines, plants, and systems that take advantage of AS-Interface can be designed and constructed faster and thus positively influence cash flow.
Rapid Manufacturing Cage Match

Rapid Manufacturing Cage Match

June 06, 2017 - 2 pm EDT
Wrestling with how your parts should be manufactured for prototyping and production can be a real battle. Not to worry! You have Proto Labs in your corner. We’ll help you grapple with rapid manufacturing processes like 3D printing, CNC machining, and injection molding so you can find a clear-cut winner for your parts. Key considerations include speed, material properties, cost, and quantity. So, get ready to rumble. Who will win the rapid manufacturing cage match?
An Introduction to RF Design

An Introduction to RF Design

May 23, 2017 - 2 pm EDT
Traditionally, wireless and RF communications have been one of the last bastions of analog engineering. With the advent of low cost digital, high speed integrated circuits, this too has become part of the digital domain. Although information transmitted today is largely digital, high frequency signals, whether digital or analog always behave like analog signals. For this reason having fundamental knowledge of this high frequency behavior is key. In this webinar we’ll go through a basic system design and develop the tools to design a simple RF communications system. The steps will include...
New Engineering for the Digitized World

New Engineering for the Digitized World

April 27, 2017 - 2 pm EDT
The digital world of today has changed the nature of design and manufacturing. New integrated design tools require a greater new level of sophistication from users. CAD tools are now integrated with simulation, CAE, and PLM, making design work easer for engineers. Yet that engineer is now required to know more about everything involving mechanical properties of the product as well electronic systems. When you tie manufacturing into the mix, the demands on the engineer are even greater.
Effective and Energy Efficient Enclosure Climate Control Solutions

Effective and Energy Efficient Enclosure Climate Control Solutions

April 20, 2017 - 2 pm EDT
Creating effective and energy efficient climate control solutions in these applications consists of deftly addressing three key phases—design, installation and operation. In addition to tips for each phase, Rittal’s Climate Control Product Manager Eric Corzine will discuss the roles of filter fans, air conditioners and air-to-water heat exchangers; common mistakes in installation and operation of climate products, and the latest advancements in enclosure cooling technology.
How to Eliminate Cable Failure

How to Eliminate Cable Failure

April 10, 2017 - 2 pm EDT
Cable failure is a common cause of unexpected downtime across a wide range of industries and environments. In dynamic applications, the majority of these failures can be attributed to a few common causes. In this brief webinar, uncover these common causes, and explore a range of solutions to prevent cable failure for millions of cycles in moving applications.
3D-Printed Molds vs. Aluminum Tooling

3D-Printed Molds vs. Aluminum Tooling

February 14, 2017 - 2 pm EST
Industrial 3D printing has made a tremendous impact on the manufacturing world. Rapid prototypes are possible within a day, material selection continues to grow stronger and parts with un-manufacturable designs have found their happy place. Recently, some have started using 3D printing to produce injection molds. During this webinar, we'll discuss the differences between 3D-printed plastic molds, machined aluminum molds, and steel production molds
Long Fiber Composites – High Performance Materials & Designs

Long Fiber Composites – High Performance Materials & Designs

February 08, 2017 - 11 am EST
Let the experts at PlastiComp share their knowledge with you about long fiber reinforced thermoplastic composites. From its stronger, stiffer, and tougher performance envelope to understanding how to optimize your designs to take advantage of these unique structural materials – invest an hour of your time to discover why you should add robust long fiber composites to your toolbox of plastic solutions.
Power Transmission in Modern Day Manufacturing

Power Transmission in Modern Day Manufacturing

December 15, 2016 - 2 am EST
Mechanical power transmission calls for flexibility, smooth process, and high speed. These demands are even higher when used on today's robot-rich factory floor. In this webinar, we will explore power transmission and motion control in manufacturing, including technologies ranging from motors and drives to gears and sensors.
Automotive Lightweighting

Automotive Lightweighting

November 17, 2016 - 2 pm EST
More than any time in its 125-year history, the auto industry is trying to lose weight. To accomplish that, it's applying new materials to components ranging from hoods and engine covers to brake rotors and body panels. Sandy Munro of Munro & Associates will examine the growing trend toward the use of plastics and carbon fiber composites inside and outside the vehicle.
Engineering Motion and Actuation

Engineering Motion and Actuation

October 27, 2016 - 2 pm EDT
Robotics and mechanization have improved by leaps and bounds over the past decade. That said, grasping objects with suitable pressure, the art of clean movement, touching and feeling the shape or texture of something and other actions are not yet a given. Artificially reproducing them is a challenge modern engineers are attempting to overcome, and this webinar explores how.
Overcoming the Challenges of Motors and Drives Operating in Demanding Wet Environments

Overcoming the Challenges of Motors and Drives Operating in Demanding Wet Environments

September 29, 2016 - 5 pm EDT
Motors and drives in automated machinery can be exposed to water; dripping water; sprayed water; hot water; steamed water; submerged in water and deep underwater. What do you need to know to protect your motors and drives from different water threats? This webinar will explore the various categories of water threats to motors and drives. Interesting examples will be presented to illustrate the challenges and how the customers and suppliers found solutions.
Industrial 3D Printing: Designing Plastic Parts for Steriolithography and Selective Laser Sintering

Industrial 3D Printing: Designing Plastic Parts for Steriolithography and Selective Laser Sintering

September 14, 2016 - 2 pm EDT
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.

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