Contactless Position, Torque, and Force Sensing for Today’s and Tomorrow’s Applications

Tuesday, March 2, 2021

The demand for products with improved safety, reliability, and efficiency makes sensors increasingly necessary and, in some cases, even mandatory. These sensors must be accurate, reliable, and long-lasting while remaining affordable. This 30-minute Webinar examines the advantages of using sensors based on magnetic principles to measure force and torque (magnetoelastic) as well as distance and angle (eddy-current). It also discusses how sensors can be implemented into applications to fulfill and exceed requirements while staying within budget. Sponsor: Methode Electronics

How to Achieve Multidisciplinary, Collaborative, Concurrent Virtual Engineering through Simulation

Wednesday, March 3, 2021

Financial pressures, the competitive landscape, and the increasing complexity of products and requirements are pushing automotive leaders to take CAE technologies and workflows to the next level to increase throughput, improve quality, and accelerate time-to-market. This 60-minute Webinar examines how to accomplish this task by providing engineering and product development teams with a digital collaborative platform that eliminates the inefficiencies associated with data exchange among different engineering disciplines, in addition to core simulation capabilities for various functional attributes. Sponsor: Ansys

Ultra-High Purity Silicone in Aerospace and Defense Product Design

Wednesday, March 10, 2021 

The performance and stability of materials used on aircraft in extreme atmospheric temperatures have their challenges, especially when fuel exposure is inevitable. In this 30-minute Webinar, an expert in materials demonstrates the capabilities of fluorosilicones and how their fuel-resistant proprieties can enable innovation with next-generation aviation platforms. Sponsor: Avantor/NuSil

Lunch & Learn: Pitfalls of Medical Cord Sets

Tuesday, March 16, 2021

What’s the most frequent problem encountered with medical power cords worldwide? Can you name the countries that have special testing requirements? What’s different about hospital-grade cords in North America vs. Australia vs. Denmark vs. Japan? To understand the ins and outs of medical plugs, sockets, and power cords, check out this 20-minute Lunch & Learn. Sponsor: Interpower Corp.

A Four-Pillar Approach to Driving Greater Efficiency ePowertrain Design

Wednesday, March 17, 2021

In all their configurations, ePowertrains are at the heart of electric vehicle progress, but their design must balance new freedoms with the relentless pursuit of power density and passenger comfort at a production cost and development timeline that are unparalleled. This 30-minute Webinar explores these challenges and looks at approaches for more rapid design space exploration, rigorous virtual testing, and systems engineering to achieve optimal power density and customer satisfaction. Sponsor: Hexagon

Confident TCU Connectivity Through Efficient Functional Testing

Thursday, March 18, 2021 

Consumer demand for enhanced vehicle features continues to increase as technology evolves. The testing of Telematics Control Units (TCUs) is critical to ensuring the performance of automotive cellular connectivity under differing scenarios as well as bringing quality products/services to market that meet customer expectations. These important tests can be conducted efficiently, providing confidence in test results and product performance. This 60-minute Webinar examines how to efficiently conduct the most common functional tests for an automotive TCU. Sponsor: Anritsu

Component Authenticity and Traceability: How to Prevent Counterfeits and Gray Market Diversion

Thursday, April 1, 2021

Counterfeit components are a risk for both manufacturers and end users. This 30-minute Webinar examines strategies and tactics to mitigate the problem and remove potentially dangerous and substandard counterfeits from the marketplace. It discusses how components can be authenticated at overt, covert, and forensic levels as well as ways to secure the supply chain by using optical and digital authentication solutions. Sponsor: OpSec Security

Creating Custom Multi-Axis Sensors for Robotics

Wednesday, April 7, 2021

Robotic and actuator applications most often require sensors that measure force, load, pressure, or torque. However, in many cases catalog products or off-the-shelf type sensors are not a suitable option due to space considerations or costly modifications needed to be made to the existing structure. This 30-minute Webinar presents the most effective ways to utilize single-axis and multi-axes sensors to create a custom sensor solution. Sponsor: HBK

Using Thermoplastics on EV Battery Enclosures/Structures to Improve Weight, Performance, Safety

Wednesday, April 14, 2021

Battery packs are the heart of electric vehicles. The industry is challenged to remove weight from these systems, while boosting performance and minimizing damage from collisions. This 60-minute Webinar reviews the challenges involved in battery pack optimization and considers the potential of thermoplastic materials to help address them. It also examines novel engineering solutions, using flame-retardant thermoplastics and plastic-metal hybrid designs, for structural battery components. Sponsor: SABIC

Optics and Coatings Technology

Thursday, April 15, 2021

Precision optics are used in a wide variety of industrial, scientific, medical, and military applications, and their performance is often improved or enhanced by the application of thin film coatings. But how do you know what types of optics will work best for your application (e.g., spheric vs. aspheric, etc.) and which coatings will deliver the optimum performance? This 60-minute Webinar examines what you need to know to answer those questions. Speakers: Holo/Or’s Natan Kaplan, Ophir Optics Group’s Peter Kunert, and Edmund Optics’s Ian Stevenson. Sponsors: Able Electropolishing, Alluxa, COMSOL