|Materials Selection Process for Engineering Designs|
|I.D. #||WB1520||Duration||8 Hours|
| Any product is a collection of materials that have been manipulated into various shapes to form the components and joints used within the product. In fact, up to 70% of the cost to make a product is due to its materials. Therefore, getting the materials right will have a big impact on the success of a product. However, many organizations have difficulties getting the materials right and end up facing problems such as repeating product verification tests because sub-optimum materials fail, product failures associated with materials that degrade too fast, components that cost too much or are difficult to manufacture, suppliers incapable of providing materials and components that consistently meet requirements, and low manufacturing yields. These problems result in increased costs, missed schedules, and unhappy customers. A major reason for these problems is that design teams do not use a methodical approach for selecting materials.
This eight-hour web seminar covers the engineering process for selecting materials to use for components and joints within a product. Applying the process enables selection of materials that optimize product performance, reliability and cost, while helping keep projects on schedule. The topics covered include identifying materials selection criteria, selecting candidate materials, and evaluating materials to determine their suitability. Considerations include design for reliability and design for manufacturability. Case studies will be used to reinforce the concepts taught.
Note: Because this content is focused on product design, discussion of the science of specific materials is outside the scope of this course. Examples used will be based on input from participants about products on which they are actively working or have developed in the past.
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|Who Should Attend|
| This course will be beneficial to design engineers (mechanical and electrical) of all levels who select materials to use in products and to program engineers who have to plan product development schedules. This includes engineers within any industry supported by SAE. The information will enable design teams to more quickly assess risks to meeting development schedules and budget and improve the probability of developing products that meet performance, reliability, and cost requirements. The course will also be beneficial to engineering managers, program managers, and manufacturing engineers.
| Session 1
| Michael Pfeifer is President of Industrial Metallurgists, LLC and is a consultant in failure analysis and metallurgy. Previously, he worked for 13 years at Motorola as a manufacturing engineer in an integrated circuit factory and as a design/quality/cost reduction engineer for automotive electronics. At Motorola, Mike learned and applied the engineering techniques required to design and manufacture great products. He is author of the book, Materials Enabled Designs: The Materials Engineering Perspective to Product Design and Manufacturing, which discusses how to make design and manufacturing decisions in order to optimize the materials used in a product so that the product meets performance, reliability, and cost requirements. Mike received a B.S. and M.S. in Metallurgical Engineering from University of Illinois and a Ph.D. in Materials Science and Engineering from Northwestern University.
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|Fees:||$640||SAE Members*:||$512 - $576|
| * The appropriate SAE Member discount will be applied through the Registration process. Discounts vary according to level of membership: Elite Member 20%; Premium Member 15%; Classic Member 10%