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.
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.
This webinar will provide an overview of the sustainability of aluminum, the anodizing process, and the performance characteristics of anodized aluminum. It includes information to assist in the selection and specification of anodized finishes for aluminum sheet, extrusions, and panels.
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.
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 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.
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.
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?
For engineers, designers, and management, one of the most critical additive manufacturing (AM) decisions -- along with choosing the hardware -- is selecting the software to use in an AM, or 3D printing, system. Attendees of this webinar will learn what the five most important attributes of an effective 3D file format are and how to use these to help fully realize the benefits of additive manufacturing.
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.