Designing the Future of Automated Manufacturing

Thursday, May 19, 2022

From automotive to electronics, automation is disrupting traditional manufacturing methods across several industries. Connected manufacturing is on a path of continued growth as advances continue in robotics, sensor technology, artificial intelligence, and the IIoT. This 60-minute Webinar examines the latest advancements impacting automation as well as what is needed for successful implementation. Sponsors: Renishaw, Sealevel, SGS, Stratus Technologies

Webinar Series: Next-Generation Smart Manufacturing #6

Tuesday, May 24, 2022 

Starting March 2, this Webinar series explores the many challenges in EV manufacturing initiatives. The series consists of six 60-minute sessions. They are:
•    March 2: Next-Generation Smart Manufacturing for Electric Vehicles
•    March 22: Addressing the Challenges in Battery and Electrical Systems Manufacturing for EVs
•    April 5: Lightweighting for EV Manufacturing: Design and Validation
•    April 13: Lightweighting for EV Manufacturing: Materials Management and Manufacturing
•    May 10: Supply Chain Planning and Logistics for EV Manufacturing
•    May 24: Intelligent Operational Excellence in EV Manufacturing
Sponsor: Siemens

Understanding Fluid Systems Testing for Current and Future Technologies

Wednesday, May 25, 2022

This 60-minute Webinar provides an overview of the many tests that automotive fluid systems – such as radiators, hydraulic systems, and battery cooling systems – can be subjected to in laboratories and discusses why this type of testing is valuable to manufacturers. The presentation also addresses the rapid evolvement of testing requirements due to the mainstream adoption of hybrid and electric vehicle designs and how testing laboratories have responded to these changes to keep end-users safe. Sponsor: Element

Data Orchestration and Smart Ingest for Autonomous Development: An Overview and Demo

Thursday, May 26, 2022

Finding ways to stretch project budgets is a top priority as the automotive industry balances the development of electric vehicles with ADAS and ultimately fully autonomous driving. With sensor data collection growing exponentially, data management is an obvious strain on budgets. To reduce complexity and costs, two critical improvements are needed. The first is to fast-track development teams’ important topical data. The second is to remove corrupt or unusable data before it incurs further downstream costs. This 30-minute Webinar provides an overview and demo of a scalable data management and storage solution. Sponsors: Elektrobit, Dell Technologies

Preparing for the Cabin Cooling Transition: R-134a to R-1234yf

Tuesday, May 31, 2022

R-1234yf refrigerants for mobile air-conditioning systems have been widely used in passenger vehicles for several years, but they are just now gaining traction in medium and heavy-duty commercial vehicles. Environmental policies are driving the shift to R-1234yf, which has a Global Warming Potential (GWP) of <1 compared to R-134a’s GWP of 1,300. This 30-minute Webinar reviews the rationale for refrigerant transition, key regulatory drivers, and differences in the materials. Sponsor: Opteon/Chemours

How to Achieve Power Grid Separation in Autonomous Vehicle Topologies

Thursday, June 2, 2022

As autonomous functionality grows within the automotive industry, vehicle architectures are becoming increasingly more complex. It is essential to have redundant and safe power management to ensure all critical devices are operational. During this 30-minute Webinar, two experts in automotive controls technology discuss an approach to achieving power grid separation safely and reliably for autonomous vehicles. Sponsor: Eberspaecher

Specialized Coatings for Advanced Medical Devices

Tuesday, June 7, 2022

Today’s medical devices perform increasingly critical roles in healthcare, with many offering improved performance and function due to the use of conformal coatings. This 60-minute Webinar provides deeper insight into functional needs by offering examples of critical devices and components that benefit from high-performance coatings and reviews how engineers and designers fill those needs by examining several specialized coatings, their processes, and their properties. The presentation also offers key information and guidance regarding cleanliness and adhesion considerations. Sponsor: Specialty Coating Systems (SCS)

From Virtual ECU to Real Vehicle: Continuous Testing of Functional Requirements

Wednesday, June 8, 2022

Today, most of the software functions in a car can be tested efficiently using virtual ECU models and DevOps engineering methods. However, final acceptance tests with real vehicles are still mandatory, even though they are expensive and time-consuming. This 30-minute Webinar presents a flow for seamless testing of functional requirements throughout the entire development process using a Requirement Modelling Language (RML). Sponsor: Synopsys 

Get Even More Out of Your EVs with Thermoplastics

Thursday, June 9, 2022

One of the biggest obstacles facing electric vehicle development is finding a balance between high-performance components and safety. In a previous SAE Webinar, two DuPont experts discussed a durable, dependable solution to manage the challenges inherent in battery cell immersion cooling; however, new challenges lay ahead. This 60-minute Webinar covers the latest methods to overcome additional battery cooling challenges. Topics include: New technology to manage tab cooling on EV batteries; how engineering polymers can help solve xEV battery engineering concerns; and more. Sponsor: DuPont

Advances in Unmanned Aircraft Technology

Tuesday, June 14, 2022

Unmanned aircraft – aka “drones” – are one of the fastest growing areas of modern technology, whether we’re talking about the complex hunter/killer and surveillance systems used by the military, the sophisticated remotely piloted vehicles used for civil and agricultural applications, or the systems being proposed for future commercial applications such as parcel delivery. This 60-minute Webinar from the editors of Aerospace & Defense Technology explores some of the cutting-edge technologies being designed into state-of-the-art unmanned aircraft. Sponsor: Advanced Assembly, BSI, Pickering, IFS, Teledyne, Smart Modular Technologies, maxon

Necessary Communication Protocols to Support High-Performance Compute Automotive Architectures

Wednesday, June 15, 2022

Whether it’s electric vehicles, autonomous driving applications, or connectivity to the cloud, more data in the vehicle means communication protocols play an increasingly critical role by transferring and distributing real-time and on-demand data through network communications systems. This 60-minute Webinar will discuss what steps should be taken to address the challenges that exist when developing new architectures. Sponsor: Elektrobit

EV Battery & Electrification Testing – From the Grid to the Road

Thursday, June 16, 2022

Electric vehicles (EVs) are driving the future of the automotive industry. Success in this fast-paced, high-voltage, high-power transition to EVs requires readily available, safe, flexible, and accurate test equipment. With the demand to bring EVs to the market faster, getting there now is no longer an option – it is a requirement. During this 60-minute Webinar, you will learn how to test your EV designs in key areas, including grid power, battery power, and EV power. Sponsor: Keysight Technologies 

MEMS and Sensors: The Digital Transformation of Healthcare

Thursday, June 16, 2022

Digital technology is transforming healthcare, from treating patients after they get sick to a future of preventive care. This shift is being enabled by multiple exponential technologies including AI and a dramatically expanded domain of health sensors to extract personal health information—analyzing and sensing everything required to early detect diseases including blood, biome, genome, DNA, neurological signals, and the health of internal organs. This 60-minute Webinar from the editors of Medical Design Briefs looks at the development of these systems and the impact they will have on next-generation medical devices. Sponsor: Accumold, COMSOL