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Benefits of Modular Aluminum Framing and Innovative T-Slot Joining Options

Live Date: September 08, 2022
Duration: 60 minutes

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This webinar provides updated information on modular aluminum framing systems that use T-slots – tracks that provide reliable, durable, and weld-free joining of interlocking frame components. The presentation will inform you of innovative T-slot options and framing benefits for building or assembling systems.

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Medical Robotics and the Role of Ultra-Precise Motion Control

Live Date: August 18, 2022
Duration: 60 minutes

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Promaxo’s portable, point-of-care system for prostate cancer follow-up testing and biopsy utilizes artificial intelligence, robotics, and imaging to support timely diagnosis and accessible treatment. Robotic interventions aim to target high-grade lesions by guiding biopsy needles to specific regions for sampling. Aleksandar Nacev, Promaxo’s CTO, will share how the platform works, and he’ll also explore generally how motion control and motor technology can play a role in achieving procedural precision. He will discuss challenges medical robotics systems engineers typically face in achieving precise motion control. He will then be joined by speakers from leading providers of motion control technology for a discussion on future advancements in precision motion control.

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Low-Volume Injection Molding 101: Molded Parts in Less Than 24 Hours?

Live Date: August 10, 2022
Duration: 45 minutes

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Most plastic products in the world today are manufactured by injection molding, but tooling for low-volume production can be prohibitively expensive and time-consuming. Fortunately, for limited quantities, molds don’t always need to be machined out of metal—they can be 3D printed. This webinar will show you how to use stereolithography (SLA) 3D printing to enable on-demand fabrication of rapid tooling, and quickly produce small batches of thermoplastic parts. Case studies from real-life users will illustrate how this lowered costs, reduced lead times, and helped bring better products to market, faster.

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How to Automate Plastic Part Design Workflows with Fusion 360

Live Date: July 21, 2022
Duration: 60 minutes

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This webinar will dive into the benefits of using the Product Design Extension within Fusion 360 from Autodesk. The session is tailored to the needs of design engineers and team members in related roles who are involved in developing plastic parts for manufacturing, specifically benefitting those using injection molding as their main manufacturing process. Join us to learn a new method to streamline your design workflows, increase efficiency and drive innovation in your field.

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Top 10 Questions to Ask Your Cobot Supplier

Live Date: July 14, 2022
Duration: 60 minutes

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Collaborative robots, or cobots, comprise the fastest-growing segment of the robotics industry, thanks to their affordability and fast deployment vs. traditional robots. While manufacturing requirements and processes vary, many share common challenges. Join experts from Universal Robots to explore them – and solutions – in a fast-paced “Top 10 Questions” format for evaluating suppliers. An interactive Q&A session follows to address your specific needs.

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The Materials & Hardware Making 3DP Mass Customization Possible

Live Date: June 15, 2022
Duration: 60 minutes

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The promise of mass customization goes back three or four decades. The essential goal is to use mass-production methods to make individual, customized products. This Holy Grail goal has become a reality with 3D printing production methods. The tools that unlock these possibilities come from newly developed materials and advances in 3D printing hardware. 

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Reducing Noise and Vibrations in Vehicles

Live Date: June 6, 2022
Duration: 30 minutes

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In this webinar, you’ll learn how bearings made of engineered composite plastic materials can help reduce noise inside vehicles – and why that’s important. You will hear from the North American product manager and the automotive industry specialist from Igus GmbH.

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How to Coordinate Cobots for Efficient Automation

Live Date: May 19, 2022
Duration: 60 minutes

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Manufacturers are utilizing an increasing number of robots on the manufacturing line, advancing automation and increasing production. But tracking the movements and conditions of multiple machines can be tricky. In this webinar, you’ll learn how to use advanced robotics platforms designed to coordinate machines into an effective team and ensure your robot army operates efficiently and in good condition.

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Motion Insights: Understanding Motor Constant (Km), the Key to High Torque & Low Temperature Rise

Live Date: May 12, 2022
Duration: 60 minutes

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Motion systems are often tasked with the impossible: Delivering high power without any temperature rise. The solution is always a compromise, typically using more power-efficient components while allowing some temperature rise — but not enough to cause thermal expansion, which can degrade pointing/positioning accuracy. Rising temperatures create additional design, performance and even safety issues (e.g., in surgical robots). So…what’s the best way to limit temperature rise? All questions will be answered in this webinar and Q&A session covering the single most important specification for motor selection: Motor Constant (Km).

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Misperception Addressed: How to Achieve Class-A Surface Quality with Plastic Powder Bed Fusion

Live Date: May 5, 2022
Duration: 60 minutes

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Join us as we discuss how digitally applied textures and post-processing can elevate plastic powder bed fusion parts to Class-A surface quality – and rival or beat the finish of injection molding.

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Cobots: Easing Connectivity to Equipment and Controls

Live Date: April 14, 2022
Duration: 60 minutes

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Join Michael Phillips of Universal Robots as he explores how collaborative robots make connecting to existing systems easy. This presentation will cover TCP/IP Ethernet features such as FTP server, Dashboard Server, and Socket Communications. See for yourself how companies are increasing productivity by deploying cobots to work with existing connected equipment in their facility.

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How to 3D Print Your Way Out of the Supply Chain Crisis

Live Date: March 30, 2022
Duration: 60 minutes

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Pandemic- and war-related logistics problems have snarled supply chains worldwide, leaving manufacturers desperate to get the parts they need to keep production lines running in the face of soaring demand. Luckily, there is a solution that can provide just-in-time inventory close at hand: 3D printing. In this webinar, you'll learn why this might just be additive manufacturing's watershed moment and how you can harness 3D printing to solve your supply chain problems today.

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Tiny & Mighty Motors

Live Date: February 24, 2022
Duration: 60 minutes

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Small motors and motion control devices are in demand in several industries, from medical to aerospace where size and weight are critical. The size of these components is getting pushed to the edge of what’s physically possible. This webinar will explore how the limits of size and weight are getting pushed. We’ll look at what that means to those who seek smaller, lighter devices. The webinar will also look at the future of miniaturization and how emerging technology is affecting individual industries.

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Machine Tending with Collaborative Robots: From Simple to Sophisticated

Live Date: February 17, 2022
Duration: 60 minutes

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Machine tending – loading and unloading machines – used to be a manual chore but is now the single largest area for robotics applications. Join UR’s Joe Campbell, a 40-year veteran of the robotics industry, to see how compact, collaborative robots (cobots) improve machine tending speed and accuracy while reducing costs and risk of injury. Applications include CNC mills, lathes, drills, press brakes, laser & plasma cutters, 3D printers, assembly machines, dial tables, and more.

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How to Get Your Digital Transformation Right

Live Date: December 9, 2021
Duration: 60 minutes

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This webinar is designed to get manufacturers on the right track. We’ll walk you through the planning for digital transformation. Show how you can organize implementation so the first phase pays for the next? Our presenter will explain how to get the right balance between cloud tools and edge computing. We’ll look at how to combine digital tools so the manufacturing system has the flexibility to move on a dime? And we’ll keep the overall goal in mind: using digital tools to speed time-to-market and better serve customers.

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Exploring the Inner Worlds of Linear Bearings

Live Date: November 16, 2021
Duration: 60 minutes

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This webinar will explore how linear and telescoping bearings are used and what to consider when optimizing your motion system for design, function and durability. You will learn the characteristics of different types of linear bearings and slides, trade-offs involved in the different types in terms of performance, load, cost, durability, and how to choose the optimal bearing or slide for a given application.

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Motors and Motion for Medical Devices

Live Date: November 11, 2021
Duration: 60 minutes

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In this webinar, we will discuss the role of precision motion in medical and life science devices. We will focus on quote engineering teams need to know about technology in order to best leverage their specialties. Learn how to effectively specify key components – motors, drives, controllers, gearboxes, feedback – to optimize performance, key manufacturing and testing techniques for medical devices, ISO-1345 and why it matters.

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How to Tackle your First Automation Project

Live Date: November 2, 2021
Duration: 60 minutes

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There are many reasons to automate: labor savings, product quality and improved efficiency to name a few. So if you know why to automate, but not how, then this webinar is for you. It will guide you on what steps to take to tackle your first automation project with a collaborative robot. (Spoiler alert: it’s easier than you think!)    

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The Role of Miniaturization in Space and Defense Applications

Live Date: October 21, 2021
Duration: 60 minutes

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Space development has shifted to miniaturized electronics, sensors, even electromechanical motion hardware. The benefits of miniaturization are not limited to space. Unmanned aerial vehicles and even ground-based vehicles are benefiting from tiny technologies. Discover the latest techniques for miniaturization, key use cases, and how to apply them to your own designs.

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All In With Additive Manufacturing: Consumer Goods Design & Production

Live Date: October 19, 2021
Duration: 60 minutes

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When you hear about businesses using 3D printing — additive manufacturing — as a production technology, it’s typically a story about how they transformed their traditional manufacturing methods. But what if you started out building your business around this technology? That’s what long-time product development and integrator Eric Folsom has done at footwear brand HILOS. In this webinar, he and HP’s Liz Stortstrom discuss what they see as extraordinary benefits of this and other projects. 

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How to Ease T&M integration with the Popular Python Open-Source Scripting Language

Live Date: September 30, 2021
Duration: 60 minutes

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Test & Measurement (T&M) engineers should have the flexibility to integrate their test & measurement hardware and software using the programming/scripting language you prefer. Now, they do. This webinar will show you how Python, the dominant open-source language, can ease hardware and software integration with native Python drivers and products from leading solution provider NI.

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Discover What’s New in Packaging 4.0

Live Date: September 23, 2021
Duration: 60 minutes

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Discover what Smart Packaging is and how it will improve your products and production. Learn how Smart Packaging adds value to consumer-packaged goods. We’ll cover trending applications that cut food waste and improve product security along the supply chain. We’ll look at track & trace advances that deliver product authentication. We’ll see how packaging helps with patient compliance for pharmaceutical products and show the changing role of packaging in marketing and product safety. You’ll get to see these smart packing technologies in action.

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3D Printing Advances Medical: Devices, Materials, and Emerging Applications

Live Date: September 2, 2021
Duration: 60 minutes

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3D printing is now essential in healthcare. From hearing aids and customized prosthetics to face shields and devices, 3D printing has advanced countless medical applications. The pandemic proved that 3D printing is critical in medical treatment. The technology has accelerated the development of medical devices while enabling the customization of products for patients. This webinar will dig into the 3D printing technologies and materials that have taken hold in medicine. We’ll look at the range of current and emerging medical applications that are possible only through 3D printing.

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Designing Autonomous Vehicles? Success Depends on Sensors, Components, and More

Live Date: August 31, 2021
Duration: 60 minutes

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Sensors and software are vital components for enabling autonomous passenger and commercial vehicles. Successful systems must be well suited for automation tasks that require high precision movements and feedback to controllers that utilize encoders, drive motor feedback, and location positioning. Further, sensor components continue to play an expanding role in autonomous vehicles, including current sensors, switches, magnetic positioning devices, interface ICs, regulators, stepper motors, and even photonics. This webinar will examine essential enabling technologies, including advanced driver-assistance systems (ADAS), sensing and mapping hardware and software, embedded controls hardware and software, and other electronics and architecture.

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Discover New Tech for Lightweighting Parts with 3D Printing and Generative Design

Live Date: August 26, 2021
Duration: 60 minutes

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Generative Design is an exciting advancement in CAD and simulation technology allowing designers to rapidly generate multiple solutions to well defined problems. Many are aware of its promise, but few know how to apply it to improve the everyday parts they design. This webinar, led by Formlabs Product Marketing Lead Jennifer Milne, will give you the confidence to apply it. She’ll present a step-by-step tutorial of the company’s solution, Fusion 360; a case study of a successful wheelchair bracket application; and reasons you might find additional, significant weight and performance improvements by adding 3D printing to the mix. 

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How To Incorporate Conformal Coating Into Your Manufacturing Process

Live Date: August 19, 2021
Duration: 60 minutes

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How do you implement conformal coatings into the manufacturing process effectively and reliably? How does your NPD/NPI team turn something that experts consider “as much art as science” into a process your DFM and Ops team consider repeatable and production ready? Join us as we walk you through the process flow for conformal coating, so that you can walk away with critical knowledge about pertinent manufacturing issues, curing and polymerization processes, cleaning and surface preparation, post coating processes, and more. 

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Focus on Fundamentals: Collaborative Robots - Technology, Building a Robot Cell, and Advanced Programming

Live Date: August 3, 4, 5, 2021
Duration: 3 Day Webinar Series - 60 min each

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Known for their low cost and easy installation, collaborative robots have seen explosive growth in the last 10 years, and are projected to continue the same trajectory across every manufacturing industry. On Day 1 of this three-day Focus on Fundamentals series, you will learn about the technology behind collaborative robots, what makes them safe and easy to operate, and how to execute a simple pick-and-place operation. On Day 2, you’ll learn how to design a collaborative robot cell for deployment, including which cobot end-of-arm tools are right for the application, and the importance of understanding reach and payload. Day 3 of the series puts it all together to show fully deployed, real-world cobot cells in action.

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How Collaborative Robots and Humans Working Together is the Future

Live Date: July 22, 2021
Duration: 60 minutes

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Manufacturing is suffering from a nationwide skilled labour shortage. Every industry and every company is facing the challenge of attracting and retaining people who want to work in manufacturing. Join us to understand how collaborative robots can help your company attract and retain your next generation of workers. 

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Prototyping Update: How, When and Where to Use 3D Printing Together with Injection Molding

Live Date: July 21, 2021
Duration: 60 minutes

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Product development professionals who work with prototyping and readying those prototypes for production suffer from the misconception that additive manufacturing (3D printing) and injection molding are competing technologies. In fact, the two technologies, can be used in tandem. The benefits of using both – instead of choosing one – can help your team attain unmatched benefits in several areas: material usage, rapid prototyping, faster production, cost-effectiveness, and the manufacture of challenging part geometries. This webinar will help you understand how to use each method to its greatest advantage; register now!

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3 Simple Steps to Ensure Your Design Uses the Right Connectors and Cables

Live Date: July 15, 2021
Duration: 60 minutes

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In today’s world of complex and high-speed data devices in communications, automotive harnesses, and industrial equipment networking design, the connectors and cables often determine the overall system performance. But how does an engineer or technician select the correct terminal and connecting hardware for specific environments?

This webinar will address what factors you need to consider when selecting connectors and cables to optimize system design in high-speed communication, autonomous automotive, and modern industrial applications.

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How to Kickstart Linear Motion Innovation and Benefits in Five Critical Areas

Live Date: June 16, 2021
Duration: 60 minutes

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Calling all mechanical engineers, design engineers, mechanical engineering directors, VP’s and Managers: If you're struggling to reinvigorate your inspiration for building better machines, machine tools, medical equipment, 3D printing applications, and whatever your next linear motion automation project involves…this new webinar is for you.

When you join us, you'll get new hands-on tips for working with the latest linear guidance and measurement technology. You'll learn how to streamline your next machine design and reduce complexity with the single-rail Advanced Measuring System (AMS).

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Exploring Sensors in HVACR Systems

Live Date: June 10, 2021
Duration: 60 minutes

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Sensors are an integral part of most heating, ventilation, air-conditioning, and refrigeration (HVACR) systems — helping to not only maintain a comfortable indoor climate but also to enable the HVACR system to perform properly. From the ventilation system to the cooling, heating and refrigeration equipment within a facility, the sensor technologies help reduce downtime, improve productivity, and lower maintenance costs while also improving efficiencies and reducing operating costs. In this webinar, you will learn how sensors and HVACR systems are evolving to meet the industry needs for much finer control and improved performance and efficiency. You will also discover the sensor devices that are designed for these rugged HVACR environments and include wider operating ranges, better accuracies and enhanced performance that are transforming the HVACR industry.

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