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Training / Education Classroom Seminars
As competition for market share increases, so does the need to monitor processes and quality to ensure top-notch products. This hands-on seminar will provide you with the skills to apply and maintain statistical process control to assist your organization in the improvement of various processes to achieve higher percentage yield or higher quality products or services. Quality characteristics (process outputs to track), measurement systems, sampling strategies, types of control charts, construction of control charts, and control chart interpretation will be covered.
Training / Education Classroom Seminars
Quality Function Deployment (QFD) is a cross functional, team based methodology recognized as a key technique in improving new product/service design and development. It is especially useful to translate both spoken and unspoken customer needs into a prioritized set of customer product or service characteristics in a language understandable to an organization’s engineering design group. And, by using a cascading approach, it ensures that the design intent is maintained throughout the production planning process and that the design intent is traceable both up and down the product/process planning effort.
Training / Education Classroom Seminars
Based on your test data or process data, do you ever wonder if: An improved product really performs better? A substitute material really processes the same? A cheaper material really performs satisfactorily? What confidence do you have in the final decision that you make? This seminar will help individuals responsible for product or process development and testing to statistically assess the variation of the product or process performance and make effective decisions with confidence.
Training / Education Classroom Seminars
One of the main advantages of the precision forging process is the reduction in material consumption due to the achievement of close tolerances and the reduction of machining requirements to meet final component specifications. However, to achieve these results comes at a cost. One of the primary issues with precision forgingis the reduction in life of the tools used in the forming process. Manufacturers can mitigate some of these concerns by better understanding how tools can be designed specifically for the precision forging process and how personnel can effectively apply precision forging techniques.
2018-08-15 ...
  • August 15-17, 2018 (8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.) - Troy, Michigan
  • December 10-12, 2018 (8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.) - Troy, Michigan
Training / Education Classroom Seminars
RMS (Reliability-Maintainability-Safety-Supportability) engineering is emerging as the newest discipline in product development due to new credible, accurate, quantitative methods. Weibull Analysis is foremost among these new tools. New and advanced Weibull techniques are a significant improvement over the original Weibull approach. This workshop, originally developed by Dr. Bob Abernethy, presents special methods developed for these data problems, such as Weibayes, with actual case studies in addition to the latest techniques in SuperSMITH® Weibull for risk forecasts with renewal and optimal component replacement.
2018-06-25 ...
  • June 25-26, 2018 (8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.) - Troy, Michigan
Training / Education Classroom Seminars
Design of Experiments (DOE) is a methodology that can be effective for general problem-solving, as well as for improving or optimizing product design and manufacturing processes. Specific applications of DOE include identifying proper design dimensions and tolerances, achieving robust designs, generating predictive math models that describe physical system behavior, and determining ideal manufacturing settings. This seminar utilizes hands-on activities to help you learn the criteria for running a DOE, the requirements and pre-work necessary prior to DOE execution, and how to select the appropriate designed experiment type to run.
2018-05-08 ...
  • May 8-10, 2018 (8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.) - Greenville, South Carolina
  • August 7-9, 2018 (8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.) - El Segundo, California
Training / Education Classroom Seminars
One of the most important requirements for AS91XX series and other quality standards, is to create, implement and maintain an effective Internal Audit Program. An improperly designed and implemented Internal Audit Program could result in non-conformances leading companies to improperly identifying and describing non-conformances, applying incomplete or inadequate root cause analyses, establishing ineffective corrective actions, implementing incomplete Internal Auditor Qualification Programs, etc.
2018-05-01 ...
  • May 1-2, 2018 (8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.) - El Segundo, California
  • October 11-12, 2018 (8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.) - Greenville, South Carolina
  • November 8-9, 2018 (8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.) - London, United Kingdom
Training / Education Classroom Seminars
The avionics hardware industry world-wide is now commonly required to follow DO-254 Design Assurance Guidance for Airborne Electronic Hardware for literally all phases of development: Safety, Requirements, Design, Logic Implementation, V&V, Quality Assurance, etc. The DO-254 standard is a companion to the software DO-178B standard; however, there are many differences between hardware and software which must be understood. This basic course introduces the intent of the DO-254 standard for commercial avionics hardware development.
2018-04-25 ...
  • April 25-27, 2018 (8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.) - Cleveland, Ohio
  • July 11-13, 2018 (8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.) - Warrendale, Pennsylvania
  • November 14-16, 2018 (8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.) - El Segundo, California
Training / Education Classroom Seminars
Certifying an aircraft, part or appliance can be challenging while navigating the maze of Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) procedures, rules, policies and guidelines. This course will help you to the understand the FAA organizational structure, it’s policies, guidelines and requirements leading to Type and Supplemental Type airworthiness approvals, and provide you with a competitive edge and potential reduction in time in obtaining an FAA approval.
2018-03-21 ...
  • March 21-22, 2018 (8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.) - Durham, North Carolina
  • May 23-24, 2018 (8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.) - Warrendale, Pennsylvania
  • September 10-11, 2018 (8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.) - Warrendale, Pennsylvania
Training / Education Classroom Seminars
The requirements of the AS9120, Rev. B, EN9120B and JIAQ9120B Standards have significantly changed and are based on the NEW ISO9001:2015 Standard. This two-day training program is designed to provide individuals with the knowledge necessary to understand and comprehend the NEW requirements described in AS9120 Rev. B, Quality Management Systems – Requirements for Aviation, Space, and Defense Distributors. The course includes classroom instruction combined with class exercises to further reinforce concepts and definitions now required by the standard.
2018-03-07 ...
  • March 7-9, 2018 (8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.) - Toulouse, France
  • May 10-12, 2018 (8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.) - Greenville, South Carolina
  • September 12-14, 2018 (8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.) - Warrendale, Pennsylvania
Training / Education Classroom Seminars
Internal audits (a requirement of the AS9100 Rev D Standard) are intended to verify the compliance and effectiveness of the organization's quality management system. Internal auditors must be knowledgeable of these requirements and the expectations as identified in the standard. In addition, the audit requirements outlined in the AS9101 Standard have significantly changed the way auditors are expected to conduct audits in the aviation, space and defense industries.
2018-03-07 ...
  • March 7, 2018 (8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.) - Toulouse, France
Training / Education Classroom Seminars
This seminar is suggested for product or process experts who have a need to utilize more detailed information concerning Design of Experiments analysis. It primarily addresses the subject of ANOVA, analysis of variance, which is a statistically based, objective decision-making tool. This is an advanced seminar that covers the fundamentals required to analyze orthogonal experiments, interpret, and recommend further action based on the analysis. Emphasis is placed on the analysis phase of the DOE process.
2018-03-05 ...
  • March 5-6, 2018 (9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.) - Toulouse, France
  • April 12-13, 2018 (9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.) - Detroit, Michigan
  • October 15-16, 2018 (9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.) - Troy, Michigan
Training / Education Classroom Seminars
Design of Experiments is a statistically based, structured approach to product or process improvement that will quickly yield significant increases in product quality and subsequent decreases in cost. Products and processes can be designed to function with less variation and with less sensitivity to environmental factors or customer usage. While still maintaining high quality from a customer's viewpoint, products and processes can utilize lower cost materials and methods. Specifications can be opened-up with wider tolerances while still maintaining high quality for customers.
2018-02-19 ...
  • February 19-28, 2018 (4 Sessions) - Live Online
  • April 18-27, 2018 (4 Sessions) - Live Online
  • October 16-25, 2018 (4 Sessions) - Live Online
Training / Education Online Web Seminars
Tough times require searching for things that we can change and making them better. But so often problems are solved with 'band-aids' and not root cause solutions. This approach is getting too expensive and at best only helps companies tread water. To combat these issues and adopt a fresh approach, teams can use the methods and tools of Root Cause Problem Solving to first view problems as opportunities for improvement, identify root causes and implement solutions to prevent recurrence. Benefits include improved quality and customer satisfaction, reduced operation costs, and greater employee knowledge of work processes.
2018-02-19 ...
  • February 19-23, 2018 (2 Sessions) - Live Online
  • July 9-10, 2018 (2 Sessions) - Live Online
  • December 17-19, 2018 (2 Sessions) - Live Online
Training / Education Online Web Seminars
In a global economy, aviation, space and defense organizations are presented the challenge of producing and delivering safe and reliable products across a wide range of customer requirements and expectations. In an effort to address diverse quality requirements and expectations while also reducing costs throughout the supply chain, the SAE AS9100 family of standards was developed by international aerospace industry representatives to standardize international aerospace quality management system requirements.
2018-02-12 ...
  • February 12-13, 2018 (8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.) - Cleveland, Ohio
  • June 4-5, 2018 (8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.) - Shanghai, China
  • July 9-10, 2018 (8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.) - Warrendale, Pennsylvania
  • November 12-13, 2018 (8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.) - El Segundo, California
Training / Education Classroom Seminars
Part 21 is the FAA regulation that provides the regulatory framework to conduct certification of products and parts. This includes the engineering, airworthiness, production and quality systems. The aerospace industry is hinged around compliance with Part 21; however, comprehension of Part 21 and its role in civil certification is challenging. This course is designed to provide participants with an understanding of the processes that encompass aircraft certification, including compliance with FARs, certification procedures and post certification responsibilities.
2017-12-12 ...
  • December 12-13, 2017 (8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.) - Kirkland, Washington
  • March 5-6, 2018 (8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.) - Durham, North Carolina
  • June 11-12, 2018 (8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.) - Warrendale, Pennsylvania
Training / Education Classroom Seminars
Individuals responsible for quality management system, implementation, and transition to the AS9100:2016 series of standards for Aviation, Space, and Defense will require an understanding of the requirements for the preparation and execution of the audit process as defined in these revised standards. Management and implementers of AS9100:2016 Rev. D within these organizations must also be aware of what these changes may mean for their company.
2010-09-28
Technical Paper
2010-32-0068
Shaiju M. Belsus, Gopi Sankar, Amol Sharma
Reliability has been a complicated domain of vehicle engineering, basically due to the quantum of the authentic data required, and variability of parameters that make real contributions to the subject. Reliability of a vehicle in very generic terms, is not only its functional worthiness and consistency, but also its probability to perform satisfactorily within the intended design life for a particular production batch, application domain, operation duty and customer use. Commercial vehicle industry is driven by returns that a vehicle gives, on the investments made, which depend on parameters like minimum turnaround time, lesser breakdowns, optimized maintenance interval and cost of operation etc. Severe operating conditions, regular customer abuse and higher expectations from products (as expected by Indian customer-base) demand a need to deliver more robust and reliable products.
2010-10-25
Technical Paper
2010-01-2135
Gregory Davis, Craig Hoff
Currently, a majority of the ‘gasoline’ sold at the pumps in the United States is a nominal blend of 90% gasoline and 10% ethanol. This mixture is commonly referred to as E10. This paper reports on a study conducted to determine the effects of E10 on the fuel system performance of vintage automobiles. The study focused on the potential degradation in performance of the carburetors and fuel pumps due to exposure to E10. Six fuel systems were selected for study including the 1948 Flathead Ford, 1958 Volkswagen Beetle, 1962 Ford Falcon, 1969 Chevrolet Bel Air and 1970 Chrysler New Yorker. The components tested were either rebuilt original equipment or new aftermarket replacement parts, depending on availability. Although the components tested were not all original equipment parts, they represent a reasonable sample of the types of parts likely to be found in vintage vehicles currently on the road. The fuel system components were tested under both dynamic and static conditions.
2010-10-25
Journal Article
2010-01-2160
Steven J. Schmieg
Unique silver/alumina (Ag-Al₂O₃) catalysts developed using high-throughput discovery techniques in collaboration with BASF Corporation were investigated at General Motors Corporation under simulated lean-burn engine exhaust feed conditions for the selective catalytic reduction of NOx using hydrocarbons (HC-SCR). Hydrocarbon mixtures were used as the reductant to model the multi-component nature of diesel fuel and gasoline. Previous work has shown promising HC-SCR results in both laboratory reactor and engine dynamometer testing. This report investigates several aspects of HC-SCR catalyst durability, including thermal durability, sulfur tolerance, and hydrocarbon deactivation.
2010-04-12
Technical Paper
2010-01-0492
YoungJin Seo
The verification of the durability for vehicle body and chassis components is a basic requirement for the vehicle development process. For this, automotive company performs durability test on the proving ground or predict the durability using CAE technology. The representative proving ground test that verifies the durability of vehicle body and chassis components are belgian(hereinafter B/G) and cross-country(hereinafter X/C) test road. The B/G test road verifies the durability of body and chassis components for periodic road load that the vehicle undergoes while travelling on a rough road with regular speed. The X/C test road is composed of squat, dive, bumping and bottoming test modes and this test verifies the durability under aperiodic road load. Because of the relatively long test load of X/C, the road load signal of X/C is too long and enormous to apply it to durability analysis.
2010-04-12
Technical Paper
2010-01-0495
Indranil Bhattacharyya, Siddharth Unadkat, Dharmendrasinh Matieda
With an increasing demand to reduce the product development time cycle from concept-to-vehicle, weight saving effort and less prototype initiative, CAE evaluation technique in the vehicle durability development must allow the computer simulation to reproduce the actual driving condition over a proving ground. This paper describes the case study to predict the durability performance of full vehicle using vehicle FE parts in ADAMS model. The objective is to carry out full vehicle simulation in actual road load condition using reduced full vehicle FE model, condensed with the ADAMS model. The measured acceleration is applied to the vehicle FE model and dynamic loads converted to equivalent static loads. The FE model solved in MSC.Nastran® with number of static load subcases converted from the measured proving ground road data. It also verifies the validity of the evaluation methodologies by simulation-to-experiment comparisons.
2011-04-12
Journal Article
2011-01-0321
Tejal Kanitkar, Dragoljub Kosanovic
This paper presents a method for reliability assessment of the electric grid with distributed generation providing support to the system. Evaluation of customer controlled distributed generation contribution is done for two cases; the first case analyses distributed generation wherein generation units export power to the grid. The second case analyses onsite generation wherein units handle loads at individual customer sites, thus relieving grid congestion. Reliability parameters for the distributed generation systems were obtained from data collected from existing systems that have been in operation for an extended period of time. Calculations are performed on the IEEE-Reliability Test System. The state duration sampling approach using Monte Carlo simulations is employed to evaluate the ability of the system to meet demand requirements. The impact of distributed generation on the utility controlled grid as well as on individual customer reliability is evaluated.
2011-04-12
Technical Paper
2011-01-0244
Mark A. Smith, David Okonski
Current manufacture of alternative energy sources for automobiles, such as fuel cells and lithium-ion batteries, uses repeating energy modules to achieve targeted balances of power and weight for varying types of vehicles. Specifically for lithium-ion batteries, tens to hundreds of identical plastic parts are assembled in a repeating fashion; this assembly of parts requires complex dimensional planning and high degrees of quality control. This paper will address the aspects of dimensional quality for repeated, injection molded thermoplastic battery components and will include the following: First, dimensional variation associated with thermoplastic components is considered. Sources of variation include the injection molding process, tooling or mold, lot-to-lot material differences, and varying types of environmental exposure. Second, mold tuning and cavity matching between molds for multi-cavity production will be analyzed.
2011-04-12
Technical Paper
2011-01-0270
Leigh Berger, Lisa Fallon, Michael G. Carpenter
This study documents a method developed for dynamically measuring occupant pocketing during various low-speed rear impact, or “whiplash” sled tests. This dynamic pocketing measurement can then be related to the various test parameters used to establish the performance rating or compliance results. Consumer metric and regulatory tests discussed within this paper as potential applications of this technique include, but are not limited to, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) Low Speed Rear Impact (LSRI) rating, Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) 202a, and European New Car Assessment Program (EURO-NCAP) whiplash rating. Example metrics are also described which may be used to assist in establishing the design position of the head restraint and optimize the balance between low-speed rear impact performance and customer comfort.
2011-04-12
Technical Paper
2011-01-0464
Renee Hotton
As customer dissatisfaction with interior trim components is tracked by the JDPowers question on “surface durability”, there is a need to increase the durability of the parts that are molded in color. In particular, door trim panel lowers are susceptible to surface damage which results in an unfavorable appearance. To address this issue, an assessment of the various factors that can affect surface durability was conducted using talc filled TPO materials in order to determine the optimum set of physical properties. The team used Design for Six Sigma (DFSS) methodology. A Taguchi orthogonal experiment was used and included control system factors of material, grain, gloss, and color. Noise factors included molding process parameters, aging, and piece to piece variation. The output was a measure of the scratch resistance of the molded plaque which was defined by a Delta L calculation.
2011-04-12
Technical Paper
2011-01-0466
Mohammad R. Movahhedy, Saeed khodaygan
The process capability indices are widely used to measure the capability of the process to manufacture objects within the required tolerance. Fit quality is mainly dominated by the distribution of fit dimensions, i.e., a gap dimension. As the fit dimensions are very difficult to be measured in mass production, they are not to be considered as a direct inspection objective. The quality inspection and evaluation relative to fit quality are focused on whether the processes of assembly requirements are conformed with their specification limits respectively. Fit quality specification can be indicated by the process capability indices of mating parts. In this paper, the statistical-based process capability analysis method is presented to estimate ability of manufacturing process for considering of assembly requirements and fit quality in a mechanical assembly with asymmetric tolerances.
2010-04-12
Technical Paper
2010-01-1308
Yi Gao, Ray Long, Yong Pang, Magnus Lindenmo
With electric vehicles (EVs) and hybrid electric vehicles (HEVs) set to grow in the coming years, design optimizations of electric motors for automotive applications are receiving more attention. Under demanding duty cycles, the moving part within a motor, the rotor, may experience high and varying stresses, which may lead to fatigue failure. Therefore, engineers are facing challenges in designing efficient and durable motors, especially for interior permanent-magnet (IPM) motors, in which the rotors have embedded magnets with small "bridges" of laminated electrical steel to keep the magnets in place. Cost-effective stators and rotors are made from electrical steels, with high magnetic permeability and low power losses. However, national and international standards for electrical steels do not specify mechanical properties. Steel producers would normally state typical mechanical properties only, and no fatigue properties are available in published literature.
2010-04-12
Technical Paper
2010-01-1108
Farzin H. Montazersadgh
Valve lift is of major importance when considering engine performance, valvetrain durability and NVH. Automating valve lift design and optimization is challenging since there are numerous variables that define the profile and many kinematic and dynamic objectives have to be considered. The kinematic and dynamic objectives for engine performance, valvetrain durability and NVH are conflicting which complicates the automation of the process even more. For example, engine performance requires the valve to open and close in a short period of time which means high valve velocity and acceleration, where as valvetrain durability and NVH require lowering valve seating velocity and acceleration for better dynamic control and reduced impact noise. In this study, a tool has been developed to design and optimize valve lift profile without a starting point and based on kinematic and dynamic design constraints.
2010-04-12
Technical Paper
2010-01-0500
Abhijit Londhe, Aparajita Sen
The cylinder block for the power train has always been a classic example of concurrent engineering in which disciplines like NVH, Durability, thermal management and lubrication system layout contribute interactively for concept design. Since the concept design is based on engineering judgment and is an estimated design, the design iterations for optimization are inevitable. This paper aims at outlining a systematic approach for design of crankcase for fatigue which would eliminate design iterations for durability. This allows a larger scope for design improvement at the concept stage as the design specifications are not matured at this stage. A process of stress optimization is adopted which gives accurate dimensional input to design. The approach is illustrated with a case study where an existing crankcase was optimized for fatigue and significant weight reduction was achieved.
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