With the explosive growth in Additive Manufacturing, verifying NC code has never been more important. Hybrid AM Machines have opened the door for manufacturers to run complex additive and subtractive operations in the same job. With this complexity comes the possibility of potential machine crashes and errors. Simulation software now has Additive simulation capabilities that allow companies to tackle AM challenges such as: realistic laser cladding and material deposition, detecting collisions between the machine and additive part, finding errors, voids and misplaced material. This presentation will discuss how collaborating with technology partners like Connecticut Center for Advanced Technology Inc. (CCAT), has helped identify AM challenges manufacturers may run into. By going through many hybrid manufacturing scenarios and learning how to correct them in the NC code before machining, all of the benefits are now available in simulation software.
This session covers engine combustion control and optimization techniques. Topics include engine combustion diagnostics as specialized for control, control methodologies and algorithms, optimization, related combustion sensing, etc.
This session focuses on both SI and CI combustion and mixture preparation during cold start and transient engine operation. Example topics include engine performance, emissions, control strategies and calibrations for cold start and transient operation impact on NOx, PM, HC, CO, and CO2 emissions; also including the impact of variable valve timing, spark, and turbocharger controls.
This session focuses on fuel injection, combustion, controls, performance and emissions of SI engines fueled with gaseous fuels such as methane, natural gas (NG), biogas, producer gas, coke oven gas, hydrogen, or hydrogen-NG blends. Papers on Diesel-NG or diesel-hydrogen dual-fuel engines will also be accepted in this session.
In a few short years more affordable, high resolution graphics has catapulted Virtual and Augmented Reality into new uses. Realistic experiences create excitement at the Consumer Electronic shows for gaming and virtual stores. However, the combination high end graphics and the ability to use large scale models has created excitement in the manufacturing too. Manufacturing leaders know the technology has major potential to drive lean efficiencies in manufacturing. Mr. Scharlock will share 5 ways companies are using VR/AR in manufacturing as part of their future factory to improve product quality and safety, reduce waste and shorten time to market.