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2015-10-05
The challenges associated with using composites as a replacement for aluminum reside primarily in the complex manufacturing processes and technologies for fabricating composite parts. The high cost of composites material and its manufacturing complexity have been inhibitors to the wide transfer of this technology to the non-aerospace market. The search for solutions to high manufacturing costs and efficient manufacturing processes have resulted in intense research by government, aerospace industry companies, and space agencies worldwide. This one day seminar will introduce participants to composites technologies that have applications beyond aerospace, including such markets as trucks, automobiles, and wind turbines. The instructor will define, illustrate, and describe the innovative manufacturing processes and technologies that have been used to solve the “composite challenge” for aerospace and space vehicles. The information presented in this seminar, derived from the successful application and demonstration of these technologies and processes on flight hardware, will serve to provide solutions for the manufacturing processes and technology challenges that have slowed the migration of this technology beyond the aerospace and space industries.
Training / Education
2015-06-25
The sound package materials for vehicle noise control seminar provides a detail and thorough analysis of three different classes of acoustical materials – namely absorbers, barriers, and dampers, how they are different from each other, and acoustical properties that materials should possess for optimum vehicle noise control. The seminar addresses new advances in acoustical materials, primarily in absorption materials that impact the vehicle acoustics. The seminar covers ways to evaluate the acoustical performance of these materials using different test methods, including material, component, and vehicle level measurements. The two day seminar starts with the fundamentals of NVH and sound quality related to sound package materials and discusses the importance of various noise sources that impact the development of sound package treatments in a vehicle. Note: A similar course is available live online or on demand.
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2015-06-22
The purpose of this session is to describe solutions for weight savings, which is a well-known strategy for improving fuel consumption in vehicles, and to explain the NVH impact of these weight reductions. Weight savings can come from interior and structural parts of vehicle in the form of one of the following solutions: composite materials, light weight alloys, aluminum & magnesium versus steel, bonding dissimilar materials, new damping compounds, elimination of mass barriers, higher performance acoustical products, reduction of part weight, reduction of part size, material substitutions, or reduced complexity of parts. NVH countermeasures for these weight reduction solutions will be outlined so that lightweight design for next generation vehicles can be implemented with attention to noise and vibration throughout the vehicle.
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2015-06-22
This session will cover materials used to solve noise and vibration problems in vehicles. Topics covered will include new and traditional NVH materials, materials with unique or special NVH properties, case studies covering applications of NVH materials to solve specific vehicle problems, modeling of materials, manufacturing or processing of NVH materials, and engineering and design principles for the use of NVH materials.
Training / Education
2015-06-02
Surface texture is one of the most important topics in today's world of design, development and performance. As tolerances are shrinking and performance demands are increasing, surface texture is rapidly becoming one of the most important aspects of engine and vehicle performance. Every moving component on a vehicle or engine is influenced by surface texture in one or more of the following ways: vibration, sealing, adhesion, traction, emissions, safety, durability, wear/failure analysis. Many of the industry's top warranty issues (leaks, noise, vibration, etc.) are a direct result of surface texture implications. Rather than focus on the theories of surface texture, this course will focus on the applications of these concepts to automotive applications – thereby giving the attendees tools that they can immediately use as they solve automotive problems such as cylinder bores and emissions control, crankshafts, camshafts and early engine failures, brakes and NVH, wheel bearings and vibration, gaskets and sealing, bearings and durability, pistons and durability, and shaft straightness and vibration.
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. Stamping die types and functions, in particular the types of dies used in draw forming, are explained. Mechanical presses and lubrication are briefly discussed as other variables in the process. Other processes, including tube and sheet hydroforming, and progressive dies are covered in less detail.
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2015-03-23
Training / Education
2015-03-09
Today's necessity for quickly delivering products to market limits product development time and leaves less room for error and 're-dos.' With so many plastic materials available, it is crucial that those involved in product design understand resin properties and how they affect part design and manufacturability. To help you make the best plastic choices the first time, this seminar provides an overview of polymer chemistry, explains the methods for testing properties of plastics and presents a method of systematic selection that will optimize your plastics material selection process.
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. Troubleshooting of typical engineering and production problems will round out the seminar leaving attendees with tools to help design more robust engineering solutions to AHSS applications.
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2014-11-19
This session will focus on the structure, processing, and properties of materials in small engine applications. Some possible topics include lightweighting of engine and vehicle components; heat treatment and surface processing; fatigue, fracture, and wear; coatings; and advanced ceramic, metallic, and polymeric materials.
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2014-11-19
This session will focus on the structure, processing, and properties of materials in small engine applications. Some possible topics include lightweighting of engine and vehicle components; heat treatment and surface processing; fatigue, fracture, and wear; coatings; and advanced ceramic, metallic, and polymeric materials.
Training / Education
2014-11-10
After more than 40 years of promise, the next decade will see an explosion in the use of composite materials. Aerospace and general aviation have been using the technology for years and automotive and alternative energy markets are now on the cusp of broader implementation. Car manufacturers are already implementing and launching carbon fiber composite development programs and working with both domestic and foreign producers of carbon fibers and composites. With the significant weight savings associated with composites, it is essential for automotive engineers to become knowledgeable about this technology which may revolutionize the way carbon fiber is used in automobiles and ultimately be instrumental in meeting government mandates for fuel economy. This course will provide an overview of different composite materials in terms of material types such as carbon, glass and natural fibers. The focus, however, will be on carbon fiber processes, typical applications, benefits and shortcomings and limitations.
Training / Education
2014-10-27
The simultaneous demands for reliability and minimum weight for aircraft and propulsion systems offer some of the most challenging technical problems that structural and safety engineers can encounter. Although much information is available on fracture mechanics and aircraft damage tolerance, this course specifically relates to damage tolerance for gas turbine engines. The need to consider damage tolerance more broadly in new engine designs has just recently been written into FAR 33.70 and new EASA guidelines. With an increasing need for education, both in the U.S. and internationally, this seminar relates directly to the growing interest and priority the AIA, FAA, and engine OEM’s have placed on turbine engine damage tolerance. This two-day seminar offers a broad survey of damage tolerance, one of the many principles behind one of the safest industries in the world. Although the basics of fracture mechanics will be covered, this is not an advanced fracture mechanics course. Attendees will be presented information on how experts in the propulsion community use the principles of prevent, quantify, and improve to keep air travel safe.
Training / Education
2014-10-09
The transportation industry, including motor vehicles, aircraft, rail, marine, commercial, off-road and defense vehicles, as well as infrastructures, energy sectors, raw materials, manufacturing, health and food industries all experience significant issues with corrosion which results in billions of dollars of loss each year. Corrosion education and prevention is essential to improve and increase the service life of parts and components which may have a significant impact on the economy of various industries and nations. The focus of this course will be on the fundamentals of corrosion engineering and corrosion prevention of metallic and alloy structures as well as on non-metallic composites and hybrid materials. Recent challenges and opportunities in corrosion of advanced composites used in the automotive, aerospace, and marine industries as well as for underground structures for oil, gas, geothermal and tidal wave technologies will also be included. Different types of corrosion, methods of corrosion protection and prevention, optimum engineering design of corrosion resistance parts and components, standard corrosion tests, responsibilities of corrosion engineers, and a process for setting-up an advanced corrosion laboratory will be discussed.
Event
2014-10-07
The focus of this session is on the latest advances in manufacturing strategies, design and materials selection strategies to promote lighter weight, higher performing, fuel efficient vehicles without sacrificing safety or performance. We are seeking presentations on the latest breakthroughs in lightweight materials and cutting-edge adaptive applications from OEMs, Tier 1 suppliers, universities, and research institutions. Special focus on tangible, cost-effective strategies in lightweighting is requested.
Event
2014-10-06
Presenters describe recent discoveries and innovations in friction materials development, particularly the new trends in environmentally friendly formulations and the role of a wide spectrum of raw materials used in friction materials. The invited talk will address the recent development in ceramic C-SiC brake disk and pad materials. The session is an ideal place to meet the people in the formulating and raw material industry and a place to have an open discussion on the challenges and opportunities we face in our work.
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2014-10-06
Presenters describe recent discoveries and innovations in friction materials development, particularly the new trends in environmentally friendly formulations and the role of a wide spectrum of raw materials used in friction materials. The invited talk will address the recent development in ceramic C-SiC brake disk and pad materials. The session is an ideal place to meet the people in the formulating and raw material industry and a place to have an open discussion on the challenges and opportunities we face in our work.
Training / Education
2014-10-02
The purpose of this course is to provide an overview of the factors in the cylinder kit assembly of natural gas, gasoline, and diesel engines that affect oil consumption, ring and cylinder bore wear, and blow-by. This course includes background and the evolution of designs and materials currently employed in modern engines as well as providing an overview of computer models, designs, and material systems that can be utilized to optimize the performance of new engines. An overview of the trends in materials and designs employed in U.S., European and Japanese engines will be presented.
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