Webinars

Optimized Interconnect Solutions for Design Flexibility in Portable Devices

Optimized Interconnect Solutions for Design Flexibility in Portable Devices

October 23, 2018 - 2 pm EDT
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.
How to Reduce Injection Molding Costs

How to Reduce Injection Molding Costs

September 20, 2018 - 2 pm EDT
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.
The Starting Point for Robot Automation: A Beginner's Tour

The Starting Point for Robot Automation: A Beginner's Tour

August 16, 2018 - 11 am EDT
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?”
Using Disruptive 3D Technology to Complement Traditional Manufacturing Processes

Using Disruptive 3D Technology to Complement Traditional Manufacturing Processes

August 15, 2018 - 2 pm EDT
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.
ROI-Based Smart Manufacturing

ROI-Based Smart Manufacturing

July 26, 2018 - 2 pm EDT
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.
Leveraging 3D Printing for Jigs, Fixtures, and Improving Manufacturing Efficiency

Leveraging 3D Printing for Jigs, Fixtures, and Improving Manufacturing Efficiency

July 17, 2018 - 2 pm EDT
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.
Optimizing Automation with Ethernet and AS-Interface

Optimizing Automation with Ethernet and AS-Interface

June 14, 2018 - 2 pm 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.