The introduction of collaborative robots has democratized the use of robotics in many manufacturing fields. Because of their human scaled features, ease of use and flexibility, it is then more interesting to have one on the assembly line. The investment is also lower and the payback is faster than it used to be. Do all these advantages mean it is time to introduce these co-workers to work alongside your human co-workers? Let's find out in this webinar.
One of the design and development constraints in additive manufacturing (AM) is that most design engineers still think in conventional manufacturing contexts. However, there increasingly are advances in AI and cloud computing tools dedicated to AM. This one-hour webcast will show how to approach designing AM parts and explore goal-directed/generative design advancements that have enabled design engineers to describe their problems and objectives and let software optimize the design.
On June 1 new Dept. of Energy standards established for commercial and industrial electric motors, go into effect. The new standards broaden the type and number of electric motors effected. OEMs machine builders will be significantly impacted. This webinar will explain the DoE standards; how and why they began and how the US market is responding. Learn how motor manufacturers are meeting the standards and the impact they expect they will have going forward.
Extreme temperatures, humid or wet conditions, situations in which compromised equipment or failure is not an option. It sounds like an action movie, but it’s a reality for vast numbers of engineers around the world on a daily basis. When this hits the fan(belt), the best you can do is control the controllables and make sure your equipment, and connectors, are up to task.
This one-hour webinar will review the attributes of aluminum and the extrusion process, and illustrate how they can be leveraged for effective design solutions. It will focus on the three design variables – alloys, part geometry, fabrication - that make aluminum extrusions a problem solver for product designers and engineers.
Recent advancements in material engineering mean there are increasingly new ways to join things together. Many of these new materials have been developed to optimize engineers' process and performance needs, make processing and assembly easier, increase product durability and, last but not least, ensure the final result is aesthetically pleasing. In this webinar we explore some of the different ways things can be joined and the progress being made in the space.
While Thermal Management is a crucial engineering objective for OEMs, there are many things to consider beyond improving reliability and preventing failure. This webinar will introduce you to the concept of aluminum extrusion as a means to solving thermal management challenges, in addition to its other benefits of weight, cost, and quality.
Knowing where to begin when designing an injection-molded part can be a daunting task. In this webinar we will walk you through what you need to know at the beginning of your design process including understanding key design considerations, avoiding cosmetic defects and improving manufacturability with automated analysis.
Rotary encoders are used in many machine and automation applications requiring precise shaft position and motion information. This webcast will look at the latest developments in position sensors, including inductive, optical, and magnetic encoders, and the impact of processing speeds, user programmability and accuracy required in today's applications.
While additive manufacturing has been on the scene since the early 1980s, many designers are still struggling to leverage its full potential. Join Jaideep Bangal, solidThinking Application Engineer, as he presents strategies for reducing part weight and increasing performance by pairing additive manufacturing with early-stage concept generation.