Webinars

These FREE webinars produced and hosted by SAE International are practical and informative programs sponsored by thought leaders in the industry.

Thursday, September 15, 2016
Smart NVH Solutions for Next-Generation Brake Design

Brake noise is one of the most frequent complaints from car owners. Consumer expectations and the high cost of warranty repairs have created heightened demand for optimized brake NVH performance. Additional demands are placed on automotive manufacturers as a result of new technologies such as autonomous emergency braking. This 30-minute Webinar provides insight on tribology's role in brake system design and examines how selecting the appropriate lubricant can simplify design and improve performance. Also highlighted are the latest product technologies being developed to address next-generation NVH concerns. An audience Q&A follows the technical presentation. Sponsor: Dow Corning

Tuesday, September 20, 2016
Advanced Lightweighting Composite Process for Automotive Mass Production

With growing demand for lighter, more fuel-efficient vehicles, the automotive industry has turned to materials suppliers to provide innovative materials that can deliver solutions to challenging applications. This 60-minute Webinar examines the new Direct Fluid Compression Molding Process (DFCM) and how it takes the next step toward massed produced composite automotive parts. It explores how DFCM's cycle times below 60 seconds enable composite parts to be produced alongside their metallic counterparts with the same quality and consistency. An audience Q&A follows the technical presentation. Sponsor: Huntsman Advanced Materials

Wednesday, September 21, 2016
New Polyurethane Pourable Flooring and Sealing Technology for Commercial Vehicles

The wear and tear experienced by buses and other commercial vehicles requires advanced solutions to improve durability and safety. This free 30-minute Webinar examines the manufacturing and service requirements of commercial vehicle flooring systems and introduces an easy-to-apply flooring and sealing technology that eliminates side wall moldings and sealers as well as center aisle aluminum extrusions. The Webinar discusses flooring solutions from both the manufacturer and supplier perspective and explores the benefits of a customized two-part polyurethane technology that provides a durable, long-lasting flooring system for painted surfaces, plywood, and metal. An audience Q&A follows the technical presentation. Sponsor: Dow Automotive

Thursday, September 29, 2016
Technical Webinar Series from the Editors of SAE
Additive Manufacturing: From Prototyping to Production Parts

Additive manufacturing is gaining steam in the automotive industry, and not just for prototyping parts. 3D printing processes are being evaluated for production components, with their promise of shorter development times, lower tooling costs, parts consolidation, and dramatic part shapes and sizes. In this 60-minute Webinar, three experts discuss these benefits as well as implementation challenges. They also detail current additive-manufacturing technologies and applications and offer a vision for what the future could hold for 3D-printed parts in production vehicles. An audience Q&A is included. Sponsor: Stratasys

Tuesday, October 4, 2016
Adhesives and Sealants for Automotive Weight Reduction, Safety, and Performance

Fuel economy regulations are challenging vehicle manufacturers to increase fuel efficiency dramatically. At the same time, OEMs must produce vehicles that satisfy consumer demand for safety, performance, and comfort. New combinations of materials are emerging to satisfy these conflicting needs. Adhesives and sealants enable manufacturers not only to join materials but also to prevent galvanic corrosion, improve vehicle strength and stiffness, and reduce cabin noise. This 30-minute Webinar provides examples to show how adhesives and sealants are meeting demanding challenges in automotive and other applications. This Webinar includes an audience Q&A. Sponsor: The Adhesive and Sealant Council

Wednesday, October 5, 2016
Utilizing the Attributes of Aluminum Extrusion for Effective Automotive Solutions

Effectively employing extrusion-based components can yield cost-effective lightweighting solutions. Understanding the unique attributes of aluminum and the extrusion process can lead engineers to new applications. This one-hour Webinar reviews the attributes of aluminum and the extrusion process, drills down into several characteristics of importance to today's auto designer, and focuses on three key design variables - alloy selection, part geometry, and fabrication - for creating effective solutions. Mini-cases are included. An audience Q&A follows the technical presentation. Sponsor: Aluminum Extruders Council

Available On-Demand Until August 4, 2017
Technical Webinar Series from the Editors of SAE

Next-Generation Advanced Combustion/Aftertreatment

The reliable, low-cost internal-combustion engine continues to evolve to meet emission and fuel economy regulations, driven by ongoing technology developments by OEMs, engineering consultancies, national labs, and research universities. Advances in the combustion process are enabled by new strategies for charge dilution/lean burn, exhaust gas recirculation, charge-motion tuning, and piston/chamber geometries. These innovations are taking place in conjunction with exciting developments in combustion modeling, aftertreatment and electronic control technologies, and alternative fuels. In this 60-minute webinar, experts present insights into how the ICE is being reinvented to live well into the future as an increasingly efficient machine. An audience Q&A follows the speaker presentations. Sponsor: Dana Inc.

Available On-Demand Until July 19, 2017
Active Safety Solutions for Next Generation Automobiles

As automotive technology advances, so do the number and complexity of electronically controlled "safety critical" functions inside of a car. These functions include front lighting, ADAS, viewing, electronic power steering, and rear lighting. The challenge and risk that all designers face is that of a critical failure occurring and safety critical functions not working as intended. This 60-minute webinar discusses the relevant quality standards, as well as detailed ASIL failure ratings and solutions, to mitigate these challenges. An audience Q&A is included. Sponsor: ON Semiconductor

Available On-Demand Until July 14, 2017
Technical Webinar Series from the Editors of SAE
Cybersecurity for the Life of the Car

Connectivity is making cybersecurity a must-have obligation from initial designs through end of life. During this one-hour webinar, industry experts will address design, development, and implementation of security-critical cyber-physical vehicle systems; implementation strategies, process, and lifecycle management; and cybersecurity assurance verification and validation practices being implemented by members of SAE working groups. A number of tools will be employed, many using over the air (OTA) updating to fix vulnerabilities and adapt to changing threats. An audience Q&A will follow the technical presentations. Sponsor: Synopsys

Available On-Demand Until June 23, 2017
Technical Webinar Series from the Editors of SAE
Intelligent Machine Control

Because of the growing difficulty of finding skilled off-highway equipment operators, engineers have stepped up to the challenge by designing system solutions that not only think for themselves but also enable streamlined operation that contributes to 24/7 productivity. During this one-hour webinar, industry experts address how sophisticated controls and enhanced networking are improving equipment efficiency while boosting customer productivity. "Intelligent" solutions in areas such as drivetrain systems and hydraulic power generation are discussed as well as machine guidance and control to a digital design. An audience Q&A follows the technical presentations. Sponsor: Eaton Hydraulics Group

Available On-Demand Until June 22, 2017
TGDI Technology and Higher Performing Lubricants

Industry experts offer insight into one of the passenger car industry's most impactful powertrain strategies: turbocharged gasoline direct injection (TGDI) technology. The global demand for TGDI engines is increasing as emission regulations become more stringent, consumer expectations for vehicle performance shift, and industry demand for fuel economy grows. In this 60-minute Webinar, experts from the University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute, Honeywell Transportation Systems - Turbo Technologies, Southwest Research Institute, and Lubrizol Additives discuss TGDI technology and advanced lubricants that enable fuel efficiency, performance, and durability. An audience Q&A follows the technical presentations. Sponsor: Lubrizol

Available On-Demand Until June 22, 2017
Predict Internal-Combustion Engine Performance and Emissions with Confidence

Designing high-efficiency, low-emissions IC engines presents technical challenges that are often dominated by the chemical kinetics that occur during combustion. Consequently, simulations of combustion for enhanced engine designs need accurate fuel-combustion chemistry and combustion models. This 60-minute Webinar focuses on two main technology and solution areas, illustrated with real-world use cases. Discussed are key elements essential in engine combustion CFD such as mesh-independent spray, spark, and flame-propagation models; comprehensive fuel models and detailed reaction mechanisms; and automatic meshing with on-the-fly refinement. Simplified and alternative approaches that typically require extensive model tuning and are not predictive are also examined. An audience Q&A is included. Sponsor: ANSYS

Available On-Demand Until June 21, 2017
Accelerate Development of Powertrain ECUs with Virtual Hardware

Automotive powertrain ECUs are increasingly reliant on complex MCUs/SoCs and embedded software to achieve fuel efficiency, emission, and safety standards. The combination of complex hardware and software requires developers to face increasing architecture design, software development, and testing challenges. This 60-minute Webinar provides an overview of virtual hardware ECUs and how to integrate them into the automotive system development process to manage these challenges. It also highlights how the use of virtual hardware ECUs makes it easier for the automotive supply chain to collaborate on architecture design, accelerate hardware/software integration, and expand testing throughput and automation. Experiences from Tier 1 and OEM companies are shared. An audience Q&A follows the technical presentation. Sponsor: Synopsys

Available On-Demand Until June 9, 2017
Anti-Friction Coatings: How to Eliminate Noise for the Life of Interior Plastic Components

Today's cars use sophisticated measures to avoid propagation of noise from the engine and gearboxes into the passenger compartment. However, this enables "new noises" to become audible, especially those generated by the sliding of plastic components made of thermoplastics. This 30-minute Webinar explores anti-friction coatings as a preventive solution to reduce certain types of automotive component noise, offering service-life noise protection, compatibility with several plastics, and ease of integration into existing production lines. It also explains how anti-friction coatings can reduce such noises by reducing the coefficient of friction and stick-slip phenomena among mating surfaces. An audience Q&A follows the technical presentation. Sponsor: Dow Corning

Available On-Demand Until May 24, 2017
Engineering Today's Electrocoats

Electrocoat technology protects millions of vehicles, offering corrosion and chemical resistance and extending the life of automotive bodies, parts, and accessories. The technology continues to evolve to meet new demands, bringing innovative, cost-saving solutions to the auto market. In this 60-minute Webinar, experts review the latest in electrocoat technology and provide insights and solutions for some of the toughest challenges. Topics include: electrocoat market direction and drivers; the expanding role and challenges for electrocoat technology; and new capabilities to meet industry lightweighting and sustainability challenges. Audience members will be able to ask questions during the Q&A. Sponsor: PPG

Available On-Demand Until May 17, 2017
Ensuring Reliability and Safety of Connected Car Technology

While connected car technology is a bonus for car buyers, it poses unprecedented new engineering challenges regarding reliability, safety, and security for car manufacturers. This 60-minute Webinar provides insights into how engineering simulation is helping solve key engineering challenges in developing connected car technology, including sensing and connectivity, reliability and safety, and durability. Experts discuss topics such as antenna design and placement; EMI-EMC, ISO26262, and AUTOSAR compliant embedded software; displays and HMIs; and numerous examples. An audience Q&A follows the technical presentations. Sponsor: ANSYS

Available On-Demand Until May 4, 2017
Technical Webinar Series from the Editors of SAE
Multimaterial Lightweighting

Advanced high-strength steel, aluminum, magnesium, composites, and other materials are all on the table to fulfill the automotive industry's safety and lightweighting goals. This 60-minute Webinar will address how automakers and suppliers go about selecting advanced materials for their programs, which materials hold the most promise, as well as the challenges and opportunities posed by multimaterial vehicles. An audience Q&A will be in the second half of the program. Sponsors: Altair, ArcelorMittal, Dow Automotive, Henkel, Intertek, and Proto Labs

Available On-Demand Until March 22, 2017
Analysis of Automotive Adhesives Using FTIR Spectroscopy

This 30-minute Webinar will summarize the analytical capability of adhesives by Fourier Transform InfraRed (FTIR) spectroscopy. FTIR analysis can be used throughout the production stream, from incoming quality control of the adhesive, to reverse engineering of adhesives for determination of chemical composition, to monitoring the kinetics of the adhesive curing process, and to failure analysis where adhesives failed to bond. The Webinar will show examples of these topics to help engineers and scientists in the automobile industry who are challenged with adopting lighter weight materials in automobile construction. Sponsor: Thermo Fisher Scientific

Available On-Demand Until March 9, 2017
Autonomous Vehicle Radar: Improving Radar Performance with Simulation

Automotive radars must operate in complex environments where interactions with the vehicle and its surroundings can have a significant impact. In particular, material properties of the vehicle fascia and the radar's location behind the fascia can impact performance. This 60-minute Webinar describes the use of advanced engineering simulation in assessing the performance of an automotive radar behind various fascia designs. Finite element electromagnetic simulation is used to compute fields over a Huygens surface that encloses an automotive radar. These fields are then used as the antenna source in a shooting and bouncing ray simulation that assesses the impact of the car fascia on the radar's performance. This Webinar includes a detailed case study and an audience Q&A. Sponsor: ANSYS

Available On-Demand Until February 25, 2017
Tech Talk
An Optimization Driven Simulation Process to Support Body-in-White Development

The concept development phase of a vehicle program often fails to deliver mature engineering data to support the program business case. This 20-minute Tech Talk discusses how the ideal time to find the optimum balance between weight and performance is during the concept development phase, when the cost of change is at its lowest. It also gives insight on the challenges and opportunities associated with concept optimization. An overview is presented of a concept development process being used to rapidly interrogate design alternatives in the early development stage by vehicle manufacturers throughout Europe. Sponsor: Altair

Available On-Demand Until December 16, 2016
Toward Virtual System Prototyping: Challenges and Enablers in Aircraft Modeling Systems

As companies strive to advance their modeling and simulation capabilities toward realizing full virtual prototypes of aircraft systems, they face a number of challenges associated with assembling multi-domain system models. They must deal with a diverse mixture of tools, modeling formats, and conventions of different domains, and they must preserve and repurpose an often decades-old legacy of modeling knowledge and assets. This 60-minute webinar discusses these challenges and describes technologies and approaches that can help engineering organizations achieve their virtual system prototyping visions, including modeling languages, reduced-order modeling, and interoperability standards. Sponsor: ANSYS

Available On-Demand Until December 10, 2016
Technical Webinar Series from the Editors of SAE

Advanced Driver Assistance Systems

Advanced driver assistance systems can be based on vision/camera systems, sensor technology, car data networks, and vehicle-to-vehicle or vehicle-to-infrastructure systems. They will increasingly leverage wireless network connectivity to offer improved value by using car-to-car and car-to-infrastructure data and could lead to partial or full automation of the driving experience. To ensure functional safety and correct system behavior, the testing of advanced driver assistance systems is an essential stage in the development process at OEMs and Tier 1 suppliers. Our expert panel of speakers will discuss ADAS advancements, the pivotal role of vehicle dynamics in ADAS development, and how ADAS testing is being done using simulation. Audience members will be able to ask questions during the Q&A. Sponsors: dSPACE, Key Safety Systems, Mechanical Simulation, Synopsys, and ZF TRW

Available On-Demand Until December 3, 2016
SAE International J3061

The World's First Standard on Automotive Cybersecurity: A Global Discussion

This SAE Standards Webinar presents an overview and discussion about the new cybersecurity standard SAE J3061: Cybersecurity Guidebook for Cyber-Physical Vehicle Systems. SAE J3061 provides guidance on ways to design a complex system to perform a desired function while limiting its ability to be exploited for malicious purposes. Speakers from Ford, ZF TRW, HORIBA MIRA, Fiat Chrysler, and NHTSA offer insight into ways to address these challenges and answer questions from attendees. Sponsors: IBM and Intel

Available On-Demand Until December 3, 2016
Mini Webcast Series

Structural Polyurethane Bonding for Multi-Material Lightweight Vehicles

Multi-material design in automotive manufacturing shows a clear trend toward achieving optimum lightweight results and improved design freedom while maintaining crash safety. Structural adhesive bonding as a unique joining technique now enables the implementation of reinforced carbon fiber composite material mixes into modern vehicle design. This mini webcast covers new trends in two-part polyurethane adhesive technology, presents recent applications in the area of composite bonding, and provides insight into structure/property relationships. Sponsor: Dow Automotive Systems

Available On-Demand Until Nov. 5, 2016
Technical Webinar Series from the Editors of SAE

The Future of Crash Testing

Government, insurance-company, and manufacturer testing is driving the design of safer passenger vehicles. Although physical, real-world crash testing will likely remain part of the validation process, the ideal mix of real-world and virtual crash testing is changing. Advances in autonomous vehicle controllers have made it possible to replicate nontraditional crash test scenarios on a test pad, including vehicle-to-vehicle, vehicle-to-barrier, and full-scale vehicle rollovers. Also, increased computing power is enabling more virtual crash testing, but challenges remain. Data management also takes on increased importance as more virtual tools are used. This Webinar's speaker panel explores these issues as well as examines recent advancements in virtual crash testing. An audience Q&A is included. Sponsors: Altair, S-E-A, and Thermo Scientific

Available On-Demand Until Nov. 4, 2016
Driving Safety in Connected/Autonomous Vehicles Using Analytics

The explosion of connected and autonomous vehicles in the automotive industry is driving business to deliver new technology. DOT research indicates that safety applications using V2V technology can address a majority of crashes involving two or more vehicles. While these developing technologies may assist in reducing collisions, there are challenges as well. These applications depend on data from the vehicles and being able to process that data in real time in order to send warnings to drivers so they can prevent imminent collisions. In this 60-minute webinar, experts offer insight into ways to address these challenges. Speakers are: Mary Doyle, Standards and Business Development, SAE International; Derek Rotz, Advanced Engineering, Daimler Trucks North America; and Dr. Phil Stephenson, PACCAR Technical Center and COMVEC 2015 Executive Co-Chair. Sponsor: IBM

Available On-Demand Until Nov. 4, 2016
Driving Change: The Future of Transportation IoT

The emerging opportunities that IoT brings to the transportation industry make it a topic you cannot afford to miss. In this 60-minute webinar, experts examine the standards under development, discuss the importance of consistent metadata for actionable information analytics, and explore a passable framework for integrating everything in a safe, secure fashion to simplify developing V2V, V2G, and related technologies within vehicle systems. Speakers are: Jim Buczkowski, Henry Ford Technical Fellow and Director of Electrical and Electronics Systems, Research and Innovation, Ford Motor Co.; Dr. Partha Goswami, Manager, Technology Intelligence, General Motors; and Oleg Logvinov, IEEE P2413 Working Group Chair, IEEE Internet Initiative Chair, and Director of Special Assignments, Industrial & Power Conversion Division, STMicroelectronics. Sponsor: IBM

Available On-Demand Until Nov. 4, 2016
Engineering in the Fast Lane: Internet of Things and Systems Engineering

Vehicle connectivity is becoming a reality. It's applicable not only to passenger vehicles but also to highway, off-highway, agricultural, and military vehicles. It's more than just being connected to the Internet. Vehicle connectivity is creating huge growth in the automotive industry on both the product development and manufacturing sides, and it's also requiring, from the engineering side, more complicated embedded systems and sensors to collect data on vehicles. In this 60-minute webinar, experts explore how today's technology of collecting data from vehicles will expand and how data will be sent through Internet connectivity to the cloud for analysis so that appropriate adjustments or messages can be sent to sensors on the car and to the driver in real time -- in seconds. Speakers are: Jim Dager, Cummins; Tejas Desai, Continental, North America; John McDonald, CloudOne; and James Sachs, John Deere. Sponsor: IBM

Available On-Demand Until Nov. 4, 2016
20-minute Speaker Session:
Don't Re-invent: How to Maximize Reuse in the Automotive Industry

The automotive industry has long employed a practice of tailoring vehicles for different markets while reusing a large proportion of the overall design. As time-to-market pressures and vehicle complexity increase, automotive engineers must be more agile and efficient. Changes must occur faster and to the right design variants. Is it possible to address these challenges while achieving significant reductions in design effort? And can it be accomplished while maintaining compliance to legislative requirements and retaining the agility needed for today's development cycles? This 20-minute Speaker Session explains how Product Line Engineering can help address these issues. Sponsor: IBM

Available On-Demand Until Nov. 4, 2016
20-minute Speaker Session:
Pragmatic Safety and Security-Critical Development in an IoT World

There are many facets to developing a secure and ultimately safe system, but it all starts with developing secure software. Without secure software, devices will not be secure, and without secure devices, the system will be at risk. So how do we develop safe and secure systems without blowing our budget and development schedule? Security needs to be built into the software as it's being developed and not bolted onto the system later when it may be too late. This 20-minute Speaker Session explores how to create safe, secure software from the ground up, using traceability, static analysis, secure coding standards, and automated verification techniques. Sponsor: LDRA

Available On-Demand Until Nov. 4, 2016
20-minute Speaker Session:
The Internet of Cars

In the Internet of Things, the car is a pretty big thing. It's terrifying to think what intruders could do if they got control of a highway full of cars at the same time. To prevent such a scenario from becoming reality, at least three things need to happen. First, safety and security must be directly engineered into the car system. Second, each car design must be verified as being a system of systems in the Internet of Things. Finally, it needs to be assured that this design is not broken in subsequent software updates across the lifetime. This 20-minute Speaker Session discusses approaches to equip our engineering processes with those capabilities. Sponsor: Method Park

Available On-Demand Until Nov. 4, 2016
20-minute Speaker Session:
Large Scale Efficient and Distributed Engineering: A Challenge for OEMs and Suppliers

How do you organize huge engineering projects with your suppliers? The evolution of programming languages, as well as from production, shows there are requirements for the processes of OEMs and suppliers. This 20-minute Speaker Session discusses these challenges and shows case studies from the automotive industry where interdisciplinary domains of engineering have been supported by efficiently automated engineering processes across company borders. Sponsor: Method Park

Available On-Demand Until Nov. 4, 2016
20-minute Speaker Session:
Unlock the Value of Collaboration with Requirements Management: Increase Revenue and Gain a Competitive Advantage

Without formalized requirements management in place, you run the risk of creating a product that doesn't work properly or doesn't meet customer needs. Participants of this 20-minute Speaker Session will have the opportunity to learn why requirements management is a vital part of any product development lifecycle. The session explores how you can quickly share information with other project members and customers by using a rich collaborative requirements management approach. It also shows how you can make sure all requirements are covered by test cases to ensure continuous verification and how you can react quickly to "requirements creep" or requirements changes in a timely manner. Sponsor: IBM

Available On-Demand Until Nov. 4, 2016
20-minute Speaker Session:
Transform Projects with Next-Generation Requirements Review

We've all been there: undertaking the requirements review late in the project lifecycle often as a final check. But underestimating the importance of the requirements review in the early stages of a project can be a big mistake that directly impacts cost and revenue. Have you heard about collaborative requirements review? This 20-minute Speaker Session discusses how reviewing requirements can be made easier and how a collaborative environment can make reviews informal and iterative, as well as formal and final, to suit project needs. Sponsor: IBM

Available On-Demand Until Nov. 4, 2016
45-minute Speaker Session:
A Collaborative Approach to Engineering with Open Standards and MathWorks Simulink

In today's world of complex products, systems engineers are expected to shorten development cycles while continuing to satisfy market demands for improved safety and performance. Leading engineering organizations use advanced model-based design methodologies to meet these challenges. This 45-minute Speaker Session with extended Q&A demonstrates how design models captured in MathWorks Simulink can be integrated into the development lifecycle through requirements management, design, and quality management. Participants will be able to learn how design management provides web-based reviewing of Simulink models and offers change and defect management as well as work item planning integrated in the Simulink design. Sponsor: IBM

Available On-Demand Until Nov. 3, 2016
Low Wear and Low Friction: A Comprehensive Approach to Tribological Challenges

In this 60-minute Webinar, experts discuss a three-pronged approach to understanding tribology and why it's critical to successful materials selection. They also explain how to eliminate noise, friction, and wear when parts move or slide against each other. The technical program includes discussion of: numerous factors having an impact on tribological performance, products to address specific application needs, and accurately testing tribological performance in your applications. The Webinar is geared for those working in the automotive, medical, OEM design/manufacturing, motion control/automation, and conveyance of materials markets. It concludes with an Audience Q&A. Sponsor: Celanese

Available On-Demand Until Oct. 21, 2016
Internal Combustion Engine Design and Optimization

Internal combustion engine designers are under pressure to reduce fuel consumption and improve efficiency. This free 60-minute Webinar examines how ANSYS Forte makes use of fuel chemistry and spray models in simulations to predict the impact of multiple engine design attributes on performance, fuel economy, and emissions. Participants have the opportunity to learn about key capabilities and enhancements, along with use cases that demonstrate how Forte operates as a combustion system design tool. This Webinar also includes a question-and-answer segment for the audience. Sponsor: ANSYS

Available On-Demand Until Oct. 21, 2016
Mini Webcast Series
Accelerating Software Development With Virtual Hardware-in-the-Loop

Automotive control systems are becoming more complex and requiring more software content, executing on multicore MCUs. To manage the increasing volume of software content, developers need to accelerate and improve their development process to ensure they can deliver high-quality, reliable software on time. This mini webcast discusses in-the-loop technologies used in the development of such systems and identifies virtual hardware-in-the-loop as a key technology to enable earlier development and better testing, resulting in higher quality software. Sponsor: Synopsys

Available On-Demand Until Oct. 20, 2016
Technical Webcast Series from the editors of SAE
Increasing Tier 4 Efficiencies via Systems Integration

With a victory over Tier 4 emissions regulations achieved across the off-highway industry, engines manufacturers, OEMs, and other system suppliers now must find other ways to differentiate themselves and gain competitive advantages over rivals. The main way to do that is to collaborate on increasing system efficiencies along the entire lifecycle of a vehicle and its components via optimum systems integration. This free 60-minute Webinar provides a glimpse into some of the tools off-highway engineers are using, or should be using, to enable owners and operators to get the most from their machines. An audience Q&A is featured. Sponsor: Hydraforce and Thermo Scientific

Available On-Demand Until Oct. 15, 2016
Mini Webcast Series
Multi-Disciplinary Optimization: The Gateway to Balanced Design

Increasingly, industry is performing Multi-Disciplinary Optimization (MDO) studies to achieve optimized balanced design, allowing trade-offs between mass, performance, and cost. In order to impact the product development process, MDO results must deliver to project timescales. To achieve this, a number of challenges need to be overcome. This 20-minute webinar discusses these challenges and demonstrates how they're being addressed with the help of model management, large dataflow, job submittal, optimization, and visualization technologies to create a vertically integrated end-to-end process for successful MDO implementation. Sponsor: Altair ProductDesign

Available On-Demand Until Oct. 13, 2016
Sustainable Solutions: Reduced Emissions for Vehicle Interiors

Automotive manufacturers are under increased pressure to improve sustainability, fuel efficiency and emissions, and suppliers are in the ideal position to help. During this free 30-minute Webinar, experts in sustainability and engineering examine lightweight, renewable solutions with an emphasis on emissions reduction in the cabin and during the manufacturing process. Regulations forecasts are discussed as well as how to meet current and future requirements. The speakers also talk about SPECFLEX™ Activ additive polyols, which have been developed to enable the first truly viable amine emission-free polyurethane foams solution for vehicle interiors. Sponsor: Dow Automotive Systems

Available On-Demand Until Oct. 13, 2016
Mini Webcast Series
Expanding Test Coverage with an Extensive HIL Test Platform

The continuous push for safety, fuel economy and efficiency, and passenger comfort has created a rapid expansion in the number and complexity of functional requirements in embedded control systems. As a result, it's harder to test and validate these requirements in common testing stages such as hardware-in-the-loop test. This 20-minute mini webcast reviews examples of technical requirements that are forcing many companies to evolve their HIL testing strategies to incorporate I/O like vision and RF signals for advanced simulation capabilities. Sponsor: National Instruments

Available On-Demand Until October 1, 2016
Mini Webcast Series
Fluorosilicone Elastomers for the Hot, the Harsh, and the Turbocharged

Supplier-driven innovation and continuous improvement of proven materials can help meet vehicle design requirements for more fuel efficiency with less emissions. During this 10-minute webcast, an automotive application engineering and technical service specialist will highlight recent advancements in fluorosilicone rubber that involve upgrades in performance properties and new material options for added durability and processing ease. Examples will be shown of how these innovations can help enable performance improvement and cost reduction in a range of automotive applications. Sponsor: Dow Corning

Available On-Demand Until August 20, 2016
Mini Webcast Series
Finding Defects Earlier Through Scalable HIL Test

Hardware-in-the-loop (HIL) testing is an effective method of software validation to find defects and bugs before devices are deployed into the field. This 20-minute mini webcast explores ways to scale HIL test efficiently, including having a desktop-based HIL system that can sit at any engineer's desk for closed-loop control and early software validation. Webcast participants will have the opportunity to learn how scaling a system appropriately to address specific HIL system needs and technical concepts will accelerate defect detection to earlier in the development process. They will also be able to ask questions. Sponsor: National Instruments

Available On-Demand Until August 4, 2016
Technical Webcast Series from the editors of SAE
Design for Manufacturability

The aerospace industry is embracing technological breakthroughs concerning advanced materials and additive manufacturing to maximize manufacturing efficiencies. As a result, engineering's emphasis has switched from understanding the basics of advanced materials and additive manufacturing to incorporating them into the early stages of designs. This webinar will look at processes and tools being used by engineers throughout the industry to maximize the communication and collaboration skills between design and manufacturing so that better decisions are made early in the development stage, no matter how small the component or how big the aircraft. Attendees will be invited to interact with the experts during an Audience Q&A. Sponsor: Stratasys

Available On-Demand Until July 22, 2016
Mini Webcast Series
Test Drive Your ADAS Features - Zero Errors, Zero Fatalities

Development of embedded software for ADAS (Advanced Driver Assistance System) features is the highest priority for automotive OEMs and Tier-1 suppliers. These critical features are stepping stones for the semi and fully autonomous vehicles of the future. Development and test engineers are challenged with the highest levels of software quality objectives and constrained by timelines to implement these features. Additionally, compliance to standards such as ISO 26262, and the increasing use of AUTOSAR, multiply the complexity of the development environment. Integration of the large number of new sensor technologies, processors and GPUs to meet the computational needs of these features, permutations and combinations of both external test scenarios and internal system/component failure conditions make this development a monumental task. Engineers need all the resources and tools at their disposal to help reach their goals. This 20-minute webcast presents such a toolchain to address these challenges and lets engineers visualize the impact of their work in a virtual environment early in the development process. Sponsor: dSPACE Inc.

Available On-Demand Until July 9, 2016
Integrating 3D Printing into the Product Development Process

With the increase in the pace of the construction industry, 3D printing in the product development process has become increasingly important. This 60-minute webinar focuses on Volvo Construction Equipment (CE) and how, equipped with a Stratasys Eden 260V, it has the ability to create engine component prototypes that are mounted directly on the engine and then tested. Volvo CE also quickly builds 3D models of its new product concepts for stakeholders to get timely feedback, reducing risk and lead time in all development stages. The webinar not only examines how 3D printing is an effective tool in Volvo CE's daily design work but also presents industry examples of 3D printing and PolyJet capabilities and limitations. Sponsor: Stratasys

Available On-Demand Until June 29, 2017
Tech Talk
Design for Selective Laser Sintering

This TBMG Tech Talk examines important factors to consider when designing a part for selective laser sintering (SLS). SLS uses a nylon-based powder similar to actual engineering thermoplastics so parts exhibit toughness and accuracy but have a rough surface finish. The 10-minute presentation looks at the SLS process as well as key features such as weight reduction, living hinges, and threads. Sponsor: Proto Labs

Available On-Demand Until May 18, 2017
Simulation of Microfluidics Phenomena in COMSOL Multiphysics®

Microfluidics applications include inkjet print heads, genomic and proteomic chips, chemical lab-on-a-chip devices, and cell sorters. As a result, microfluidics-based numerical simulations often incorporate fluid motion, chemical reactions, electric and magnetic fields, and fluid-structure interactions. This TBMG-hosted Webinar discusses the simulation of microfluidic systems using COMSOL Multiphysics® software, including the world's fastest valve and the development of optimal geometries for electrokinetically driven flow systems. The presentation also includes a demo and Q&A session. Sponsor: COMSOL

Available On-Demand Until May 17, 2017
Understanding New Robotics Trends So You Don't Fall Behind

This TBMG-hosted Webinar covers trends shaping today's robotics technology and explains why it's important to pay attention to cable selection and installations as a result of these new trends. Topics include the influence of space-saving requirements as well as the impact that braking velocities and torsional stresses have on robotic applications' efficiencies. The presentation also offers tips on specifying and installing cable to avoid robot failure, understanding bend radius requirements, and using proper installation procedures. Sponsor: Lapp Group

Available On-Demand Until May 11, 2017
Component Design with a Twist

A helical structure provides support for a curve through 3D space. Helixes abound in nature from the formation of DNA to the spiral of a seashell. Taking a cue from nature, the HHS® Tube is a stranded torque tube; in other words, it's a strand with an open center working channel. It can be used to transmit torque or pushing forces in atherectomy devices, catheter bodies, guide channels, endoscope shafts, orthopedic drills, laparoscopic instruments, and many other devices. This TBMG-hosted Webinar examines how to improve designs using the advantages conferred by HHS Tube's open center working channel, its ability to transmit torque across tortuous paths, and its excellent pushability. Sponsor: Fort Wayne Metals

Available On-Demand Until May 3, 2017
Identifying the Root Cause of EMC Compliance Problems at a PCB level

EMC chambers are not the best way to debug a device that fails compliance tests. Nor are they ideal for diagnosing the root causes of failures. Detection of emissions hot spots using handheld sniffer probes can be effective but slow, and they do not deliver a full board picture of the problem. This Webinar hosted by TBMG looks at the probe array based Very-Near-Field scanning technique, which allows real-time evaluation of the spatial distribution of emissions over the entire board. Visualization of these fields overlaid on CAD files of the board provides insight into the root cause of emission problems and assists in solving them. Test results from real-world PCBs and ICs are shown. Sponsor: EMSCAN

Available On-Demand Until April 14, 2017
Automotive/Industrial Microcontroller Applications Made Easy

Hosted by TBMG, this 45-minute Webinar focuses on the development of automotive and ultra-reliable industrial applications and how to start a project, step by step, using the NXP Kinetis EA (KEA) series microcontroller, along with the complimentary S32 Design Studio integrated development environment for ARM-based MCUs. Also examined is the KEA Software Development Kit, which can save time and ease development with the NXP Freedom Development Platform FRDM-KEAZ128. Sponsor: NXP

Available On-Demand Until April 13, 2017
Managing Inherent and Environmental Thermal Effects on High-Power Laser Systems

This Webinar hosted by TBMG discusses the thermal effects common to high-power lasers and how to measure them. It also examines how to identify when thermal effects will be a problem in the process and how they're being managed. Lasers only perform as designed if they emit the correct amount of power or energy and if beam size is correct. The thermal effects that these lasers have on the system add a level of complexity to the application. Some thermal effects are inherent to the system as higher levels of light are applied to components within the system. Other thermal effects come from sources external to the system. Sponsor: Ophir-Spiricon

Available On-Demand Until March 22, 2017
Tech Talk
Producing Prototypes with Additive Manufacturing

Rapid prototyping helps companies turn great ideas into successful products faster. 3D printing your prototypes directly from CAD data enables fast, frequent revisions based on real-world testing and feedback. Hosted by Tech Briefs Media Group, this Tech Talk discusses some of today's most well-known companies and how 3D printing is drastically helping to improve their product development cycle. This Tech Talk also provides the opportunity for the audience to ask questions. Sponsor: Stratasys

Available On-Demand Until March 17, 2017
GEONS: The Goddard Enhanced Onboard Navigation System

In this webinar hosted by TBMG, you'll hear a NASA Goddard Space Flight Center navigator discuss the history of GEONS, its current capabilities, and future direction. GEONS is the Goddard Enhanced Onboard Navigation System, a software application used by NASA and others to navigate spacecraft autonomously throughout cislunar space. GEONS can sequentially ingest a variety of sensor information, including data from the Global Positioning System, Tracking and Data Relay Satellite System, Deep Space Network, Near Earth Network, inter-satellite crosslinks, celestial objects, accelerometers, and pulsars. It can also estimate the orbit of one or many user satellites, along with a variety of measurement and dynamical biases. Sponsor: NASA Goddard

Available On-Demand Until March 10, 2017
From Model to Simulation Applications with COMSOL

In this webinar hosted by TBMG, you'll hear experts explain how to develop custom applications based on the numerical simulation of physics-based systems. They will talk about using Application Builder to create applications from COMSOL models and to hide technical details irrelevant to the end user. With a local installation of COMSOL Server™, it's then possible to deploy these applications throughout an organization. This webinar will feature a live demo of creating and running COMSOL simulation applications, which will be followed by a Q&A session. Sponsor: COMSOL

Available On-Demand Until February 23, 2017
Tech Talk
Designing for Stereolithography: 10 Ways to Ready Your Part for Industrial 3D Printing

Designing for industrial-grade 3D printing has fewer considerations than traditional manufacturing processes; however, elements such as resolution, surface finish, feature size, and build orientation can impact part performance. By weighing important design techniques, process requirements, and materials, stereolithography can be leveraged for both cosmetically appealing and functional 3D-printed prototypes and components. This 10-minute TBMG Tech Talk examines these topics and provides the opportunity for the audience to ask questions. Sponsor: Proto Labs

Available On-Demand Until February 17, 2017
By the Numbers: Unique Algorithms for Optimizing Complex Operations

Innovators at NASA Armstrong Flight Research Center have developed a patented peak-seeking algorithm that can optimize the performance of complex operations in real time. The algorithm was designed to determine the aircraft flying formations most likely to reduce aerodynamic drag and increase fuel efficiency. As such, it's capable of using real-time measurements to quickly adapt to changing environmental conditions. This means that in addition to aerospace applications, including commercial flight, this technology could be used in a variety of commercial and industrial applications where optimization is critical, such as manufacturing operations, business processes, energy management, and the automotive industry. This TBMG webinar explains how this space-age technology could improve your operations. Sponsor: NASA

Available On-Demand Until February 16, 2017
Advancing Aerospace Production with Metal Additive Manufacturing

In this webinar hosted by TBMG, you'll hear firsthand from Honeywell Aerospace experts on the advantages additive manufacturing provided Honeywell for development of metal components made from the nickel-based superalloy Inconel 718. Honeywell officially used Inconel 718 and electron beam melting to make its first aerospace component, which was an experimental design of an existing tube used on its HTF7000 engine. Speakers explain how this process holds the promise of reducing manufacturing costs by 50 percent and dramatically reducing production and delivery time. Sponsor: Arcam

Available On-Demand Until January 28, 2017
Getting Started with Medical Device Security: Top Ten Steps to Take Today

The goals and challenges of medical device security are discussed in this webinar hosted by TBMG's Medical Design Briefs. Explored are 10 ways a medical device manufacturing company can enhance the security of its medical devices. The focus is on practical, actionable information. Topics examined include: important steps to take to ensure device security, the biggest threat to application security, and FDA 510K submission requirements. The webinar also includes a Q&A session. Sponsor: TÜV Rheinland

Available On-Demand Until January 21, 2017
Analyzing Flexible Multibody Systems with COMSOL Multiphysics®

With the Multibody Dynamics Module of COMSOL Multiphysics® it is possible to simulate systems that contain various types of joints and flexible and rigid bodies. For instance, you can design flexible components using nonlinear materials, or use the results from a multibody analysis to predict fatigue. This TBMG webinar discusses these capabilities and several models for the biomechanics, aerospace, machinery, and automotive industries. It also includes a demonstration and Q&A session. Sponsor: COMSOL