Webinars

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.
Challenges of Engineering for Space; From Science Fiction to Science Fact

Challenges of Engineering for Space; From Science Fiction to Science Fact

July 27, 2017 - 2 pm EDT
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.
Top 3 Myths of Injection Molding

Top 3 Myths of Injection Molding

June 28, 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?
Getting Your Additive Manufacturing Process Right: Five Key Recommendations For Choosing an Additive Manufacturing File Format

Getting Your Additive Manufacturing Process Right: Five Key Recommendations For Choosing an Additive Manufacturing File Format

June 22, 2017 - 2 pm EDT
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.
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.
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.

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