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Training / Education
2015-08-10
Plastic - any class of synthetically-produced organic compounds capable of being molded and hardened into a specific shape or form. This course is designed to offer a basic understanding of plastics and plastic processing. Using plastics can be simple, but there is much more behind producing high performance plastic parts. This seminar will walk you through the molding process, provide a comprehensive look at the variables in the manufacturing mix, and review characteristics of typical automotive plastics such as PP, PVC, ABS, and more. This seminar will also cover troubleshooting molding mistakes and alternative processes, and review the selection of an application's appropriate plastic material.
Training / Education
2015-07-27
Design for Manufacturing and Assembly (DFM+A), pioneered by Boothroyd and Dewhurst, has been used by many companies around the world to develop creative product designs that use optimal manufacturing and assembly processes. Correctly applied, DFM+A analysis leads to significant reductions in production cost, without compromising product time-to-market goals, functionality, quality, serviceability, or other attributes. In this two-day seminar, you will not only learn the Boothroyd Dewhurst Method, you will actually apply it to your own product design! This seminar will include information on how DFM+A fits in with QFD, concurrent engineering, robust engineering, and other disciplines.
Training / Education
2015-04-20
Preventing future problems and troubleshooting existing problems in today's stamping plants requires greater stamping process knowledge. The link between inputs and outputs isn't as clear as many think, increasing the need for detailed understanding of the variables involved. This course discusses the key inputs and outputs associated with sheet metal stamping, including important elements for controlling the process and making it more robust. The course reviews sheet metal characteristics and their application, especially from a formability standpoint, using many automotive-related examples. Common issues such as springback, dent resistance, and process differences among mild steel, high strength steel, bake hardenable steel, and aluminum are discussed.
Training / Education
2015-02-17
Today's transportation industries are facing multi-disciplinary challenges. The product design and development process challenges often contradict each other, for example cost, weight, quality and performance. A central challenge is the need for cost and mass reduction to compete in the global market, while continuing to meet all new and existing requirements for quality and performance. Accelerated Concept to Product (ACP) Process is a performance-driven, holistic, product design development method intended to create a balance between structure and strength, synchronizing the individual facets of the product development process.
Training / Education
2015-01-21
Today's transportation industries are facing multi-disciplinary challenges. The product design and development process challenges often contradict each other, for example cost, weight, quality and performance. A central challenge is the need for cost and mass reduction to compete in the global market, while continuing to meet all new and existing requirements for quality and performance. Accelerated Concept to Product (ACP) Process is a performance-driven, holistic, product design development method intended to create a balance between structure and strength, synchronizing the individual facets of the product development process.
Training / Education
2014-12-15
This seminar introduces participants to all aspects of threaded fasteners including nomenclature, geometric considerations, metallurgy, material properties, applied stresses, and considerations for fatigue, corrosion, brittle fracture and temperature. Methods are developed for the analysis and design of bolted joints under axial and shear loads. Other topics include assembly practice and methods to control preload.
Training / Education
2014-12-02
Advanced High Strength Steels (AHSS) are now commonly used in automotive body structural applications. The high strength of this grade classification is attractive to help reduce mass in the automotive body through reduction in thickness. Strength also supports improvements in safety requirements so that mass increases are minimized. In some specific grades of AHSS, energy absorption is possible in addition to the high strength. This course will review the definition and properties of AHSS and cover several common applications in automotive body structures. In addition, key manufacturing areas including stamping and welding will be addressed to demonstrate the increased challenges as compared to lower strength steel grades.
Training / Education
2014-11-06
Welding is one of the most important and widely used of the joining processes, providing distinct advantages in mechanical performance, ease of implementation, cost and adaptability. This seminar will provide engineers with applicable knowledge related to metallurgy, stress analysis and welding processes which will enable them to consider design, analysis, implementation and inspection of welds for their respective products. The course will cover the fusion operation of welding involving casting, heat treatment and metallurgical processes as well as additional complexities such as residual stress and distortion, introduction of various defects and sensitivity of materials, considerations related to static strength, fatigue behavior and resistance to corrosion.
Event
2014-10-09
The goal of this session is to address developments in energy efficient manufacturing relevant to the commercial vehicle (on and off highway) industries. Specifically, it will focus on examining emerging energy efficient manufacturing technologies, as well as, best practices for established manufacturing methods. Additionally, the session examines innovative design and modeling techniques relevant to energy systems employed in commercial vehicle manufacturing.
Technical Paper
2014-09-30
Venkatesan C, Faustino V, Arun S, S Ravi Shankar
The automotive industry needs for sustainable seating products which offer good climate performance and superior seating comfort. The safety requirement is always a concern for current seating systems. The life of the present seating system is low and absorbs moisture over a period of time which affects seat performance (cushioning effect). Recycling is one of the major concern as per as polyurethane (PU) is concern. This paper presents the development of an alternative material which is eco-friendly and light in weight. Thermoplastic materials were tried in place PU for many good reasons. The newly developed material is closed cell foam which has better tear and abrasion resistance. It doesn’t absorb water and has excellent weathering resistance. Also it has got better cushioning effect and available in various colours. Because of superior tear resistance, we can eliminate upholstery and reduce system level cost. The development involves testing and characterization of the materials, making of prototypes and validations.
Technical Paper
2014-09-30
Rajendra Vivekananda Hosamath, Muralidhar Nagarkatte
All top ranking automobile companies in the world believe in single world “Quality” and maintaining quality standards is a philosophy, a belief in which we live, a task which cannot be put aside for another day .To achieve the world class quality standards Divgi-Warner meticulously follows a highly effective tool known as Quality System Basics (QSB) QSB helps Divgiwarner to preserve integrity of commitment to achieve manufacturing excellence. This case study covers the Quality System Basics implementation experience of DivgiWarner Pvt. Ltd. India, one of the BorgWarner's plant based in Pune and Sirsi, India. A quality System basic consists of following 10 Key elements to establish world class quality. 1. Fast Response  Lessons Learned  Practical Problem Solving  8-D 2. Control of Non-Conforming Product 3. Verification Station 4. Standardized Operations  Work Place Organization – The 7 Wastes  Standardized Work Instructions – SOS  Operator Instructions – JES 5. Standardized Operator Training 6.
Technical Paper
2014-09-30
Armin Förg, Moritz Wolter, Matthias Kreimeyer, Markus Lienkamp
Introduction & problem description Profoundly new commercial vehicle concepts for improved transport efficiency, better TCO and decreasing environmental impact are a key issue in current research. Although being showcased more and more as first concept studies and prototypes by OEMs these new concepts do hardly find their way into public traffic. Beside their non-conformance to today's legislation another reason is manufacturers being cautious and reserved when it comes to new concepts that require far-reaching changes in engineering and methods of production. In the context of sensitive markets manufactures can't afford low volume vehicle concepts that in addition include a lot of exclusive components and interfaces i.e. extra investments and engineering efforts. In order to pave the way for radical innovation in commercial vehicle concepts, manufacturers need to be able to analyze new concepts on their compatibility with the existing product portfolio and if necessary redesign their product architecture to avoid unmanageable overflow of variance.
Event
2014-09-24
This session will focus on automatic drilling and fastening systems as it relates to new innovations in the field including new system developments providing more access to the panel and faster install rates for a lower cost. Other technologies covered will include automatic fastener feed systems, two piece fastener insertion advancements, in-process monitoring and adaptive control systems utilized during the process of automatic drilling and/or fastening operations.
Event
2014-09-24
This technical session explores the advancements of portable drilling and fastening technologies and systems. Presentations detail the various technologies as well as the methodologies used and challenges faced during their implementation in aerospace manufacturing. Examples include the use of portable crawler type units as well as flex track guide systems in aerospace manufacturing along with their productivity gains and improvement of product quality.
Event
2014-09-24
This session will focus on the latest techniques and technologies for the alignment and joining of large structural components such as major aircraft section or large component sub-assembly. Included will be new techniques for the drilling and fastening of these sections once aligned and ready for joining as well as advancements in shim and shim-less assembly.
Event
2014-09-24
This section seeks to attract papers and encourage debate on advances in the installation of aircraft systems. Possible areas of interest could include the use of metrology and automation during the installation of components such as movables and flap beams as well as modular build concepts and system installation in jig. The session also aims to cover human factors issues such as confined space working and access during installation of systems such as fuel, hydraulics, bleed air and electrics.
Event
2014-09-24
This technical session explores the advancements of portable drilling and fastening technologies and systems. Presentations detail the various technologies as well as the methodologies used and challenges faced during their implementation in aerospace manufacturing. Examples include the use of portable crawler type units as well as flex track guide systems in aerospace manufacturing along with their productivity gains and improvement of product quality.
Event
2014-09-24
This session will focus on automatic drilling and fastening systems as it relates to new innovations in the field including new system developments providing more access to the panel and faster install rates for a lower cost. Other technologies covered will include automatic fastener feed systems, two piece fastener insertion advancements, in-process monitoring and adaptive control systems utilized during the process of automatic drilling and/or fastening operations.
Event
2014-09-24
The expanding usage of composite materials in the aerospace industry is driving a surge of interest in the fabrication and assembly of airframe skins, structures and exterior components. This session will focus on several areas of composites including new advances in fabrication and joining. It will also address issues regarding large structural manufacturing, structural health monitoring and thermal/electrical structure concepts and applications.
Event
2014-09-23
This session presents the latest developments in aircraft assembly of composite components, which includes the temporary and permanent fastening of these assemblies.
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