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.
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.