Trends in Automotive E/E Systems Engineering:

Available until February 8, 2019

“Trends in Automotive E/E Systems Engineering: Master Your Challenges with Automotive SPICE and Process Management” is a 60-minute Webinar that examines the impact of current trends on E/E systems engineering and discusses complexity, AUTOSAR, safety, security, PLM, distributed development, and agility. Professor Bernd Hindel, Method Park’s CEO, demonstrates the relevance of Automotive SPICE® for the performance assessment of development processes. The Webinar also explores how to uphold product quality on the journey to develop the “car of the future” with effective process management. Sponsor: Method Park

Adding Value to Additive Manufacturing: Creative Solutions Using Bioresorbable Polymers

Available On-Demand Until December 12, 2018

This TBMG-hosted Webinar features Poly-Med’s Chief Technology Officer, M. Scott Taylor, Ph.D., and highlights the unique chemistry behind bioresorbable polymers and the newest platforms to design medical devices using additive manufacturing. Taylor has worked on development teams for more than 15 marketed medical devices and is experienced in the application of novel materials and processes, product design and development, manufacturing services, application and creation of intellectual property, as well as physical and chemical testing protocols. Sponsor: Poly-Med Inc.

Utilizing the Internet of Things

Available On-Demand Until December 7, 2018
Technical Webinar Series from the Editors of TBMG

The Internet of Things (IoT) has advanced from a buzzword to a real-world system. By connecting inter-related computing devices, mechanical and digital machines, sensors, and people, the IoT enables massive amounts of autonomous data transfer and acquisition. A "thing" in the IoT can be anything from a heart monitor to an industrial machine. Design engineers face the challenges presented by such a convergence of technologies, as well as managing the resulting data, testing each component, and ensuring the security of devices. In this 60-minute Webinar, experts offer insight into this exciting area. An audience Q&A follows the technical presentations. Sponsor: Dassault Systemes

Transforming Medical Device Innovation through Digital Continuity

Available On-Demand Until December 5, 2018

This TBMG-hosted interactive webinar examines how to improve product development efficiencies through digital continuity and how to achieve breakthrough innovations while delivering high-quality and global regulatory compliance. Sponsor: Dassault Systemes

Four Ways to Enable Automated SAE Standard HUD Measurement

Available On-Demand Until December 1, 2018

Manufacturers of test equipment for automotive head-up displays (HUDs) have partnered with SAE International to define standard measurement criteria to assess HUD quality. The new standard (SAE J1757-2 “Optical Metrology for Automotive HUD”) will outline optical measurement geometries and requirements for determining HUD performance using light measurement systems. Although no single system is specified, there are several differentiating features among SAE-compliant systems that greatly reduce HUD evaluation time, enabling automated production-level measurement, ensuring compliance, and limiting cost and time to market. In this 30-minute Webinar, the International Senior Business Advisor of Radiant’s automotive team presents four key system features that offer the greatest technical advantages for SAE standard HUD measurement. Sponsor: Radiant

Engineering of Medical Devices with Advancements in Light Cure Adhesives

Available On-Demand Until November 30, 2018

Medical device manufacturers are confronted with many challenges when designing new devices. This TBMG-hosted Webinar examines the key benefits and considerations of light cure technology and discusses how advancements in light cure adhesive and LED curing technology can enable designers and mechanical engineers to meet the new requirements of today’s medical devices. Sponsor: Henkel Corp.

Innovate Therapeutic & Drug-Delivery Devices for Home-Use

Available On-Demand Until November 16, 2018
Tech Talk

Patients with medical conditions ranging from arthritis to multiple sclerosis are using home-use therapeutic and drug delivery devices such as self-injectors and wearable auto-injectors. Most of these types of devices require a change in force to function. The ability to capture and/or monitor changes in force is a crucial design consideration. This brief TBMG-hosted Tech Talk highlights examples of how thin, flexible sensors can help design engineers equip these devices to accommodate patient needs while providing accurate force feedback. Sponsor: Tekscan

Vision Processing using NXP S32V234 Processor

Available On-Demand Until November 14, 2018

During this 45-minute TBMG-hosted Webinar, you will learn how the comprehensive Vision Software Development Kit (VSDK) for NXP S32V234 Vision Processor helps with vision processing applications. The VSDK includes an image sensor processor (ISP) and APEX graph tools. The S32V234 Vision Processor targets surround view and object detection, as well as CNN/DNN neural networks for image classification and sensor fusion applications in automotive and industrial markets. Sponsor: NXP

What is Measurement Risk?

Available On-Demand Until October 24, 2018

Do you think your measurement is "in-tolerance" if the measured value is within the manufacturer's accuracy specification? If the calibration provider is not considering the test uncertainty ratio, chances are your measurements are not what you think they are, and it’s very likely that you may be making bad measurements. This TBMG-hosted Webinar discusses Test Uncertainty Ration (T.U.R) and what it means in regard to saying whether an instrument passes or fails calibration. The Webinar also examines the three essential rules to decrease your measurement risk: knowing the precise requirements, choosing the proper equipment, and having the right process. Sponsor: Morehouse Instrument Co.

How Software Defined Radios Solve Challenges of Spectrum Monitoring and Real-Time Direction Finding

Available On-Demand Until October 17, 2018

This TBMG-hosted Webinar takes an in-depth look at the next generation of flexible and powerful COTS Software Defined Radios (SDR) that enable spectrum monitoring, direction finding, and radio functionality. The program includes discussion of RF system requirements, an overview of multiple software tool flows, and a demonstration of an open source reference direction finding application integrated with a map API. Sponsor: National Instruments

Advanced Passive Thermal Management: Applications and Solutions

Available On-Demand Until October 11, 2018

As device power levels increase and foot prints decrease, design engineers are facing increasingly difficult thermal management challenges. This 30-minute Webinar, hosted by TBMG, discusses high-performance passive thermal management solutions that are being successfully implemented in a variety of applications throughout the defense, medical, and power conversion industries. Sponsor: Advanced Cooling Technologies

Current and Emerging Regulations for the Sterilization of Medical Devices

Available On-Demand Until October 10, 2018

Specific to ethylene oxide, the ISO11135:2014 transition period has expired and is now fully in effect. In this TBMG-hosted Webinar, consultants address the Amendment to Annex E, the methodology for single batch release. Also reviewed are relevant ISO committee activities and the status of ISO10993/7, as well as emerging regulations relating to personnel exposure to EO. In addition, specific to radiation, the changes for ISO 11137-3:2017 are discussed. A high-level overview of ISO/WD 11137 Part 4 is presented, and the increased security requirements for irradiators are reviewed. Sponsor: Sterigenics

The Use of Parylene as an Advanced Conformal Coating for Increased Reliability

Available On-Demand Until October 3, 2018

Heightened demands for performance and reliability often require conformal coating solutions to provide protection from threatening environments. This is particularly true in the dynamic world of electronic devices where increased complexity on smaller components poses challenges for design and manufacturing engineers. This TBMG-hosted Webinar provides the opportunity to learn about the use of Parylene coatings and how they differentiate themselves across markets including electronics, automotive, military, aerospace, and medical device technologies. Also discussed are recent advances in adhesion technology for substrates that have been historically more challenging for the Parylenes, including highly polished metal surfaces and polymeric substrates. Sponsor: Specialty Coating Systems

Advanced Catheter Manufacturing with Liquid Crystal Polymer Monofilament

Available On-Demand Until September 28, 2018

The development of complex cardiovascular and neurological interventions has revolutionized healthcare, but using the body’s vascular system like a network of access routes is not without its challenges. To overcome the incompatibility of traditional materials with MRI-based visualization, a polymer with characteristics suitable to replace the metallic reinforcement braiding used in intravascular access catheters has been identified. Research has demonstrated the utility of a thermotropic liquid crystal polymer (LCP) monofilament. This TBMG-hosted Webinar examines how the use of LCP monofilament in catheter braiding is supporting the development of advanced surgical procedures in cardiology and beyond. Sponsor: Zeus Industrial Products

3D Digital Image Correlation: Everything You Need to Know About Full-Field Deformation and Strain Measurement

Available On-Demand Until September 27, 2018

This TBMG-hosted Webinar examines 3D Digital Image Correlation (DIC), which provides the ability to measure non-contact 3D coordinates, displacements, and strains of materials and structures. This technique is now recognized and certified as equivalent to standard mechanical testing tools. 3D DIC is used across industries, from aerospace to biomechanics, for improving the quality and accuracy of data collected to understand mechanical behaviors of components or validate FEA models. Sponsor: Trilion Quality Systems

Wideband Radar Signal Generation and Analysis

Available On-Demand Until September 22, 2018

When designing modern radar systems, solutions are needed with the flexibility and adaptability for next-generation threat detection and avoidance. Needed are tools for the generation and analysis of extremely complex pulse patterns and the validation of designs with advanced scanning methodologies – tools that can handle complex radar baseband, IF, and RF signals. This TBMG-hosted Webinar focuses on the challenges related to the adoption of wideband radar and the techniques to master them. Sponsor: Tektronix

Electropolishing: Providing Solutions for Your Common Metal Finishing Problems

Available On-Demand Until September 19, 2018

This 30-minute TBMG-hosted Webinar explores electropolishing and the benefits achieved with this reverse plating process. Topics covered include suitable metal alloys, electropolishing vs. passivation, and metal finishing services. The presentation also includes SEM photos before and after electropolishing, providing a look at surface finish at a micro level. Sponsor: Able Electropolishing

High-Speed Data Transmission in Military Aircraft: System Lifeline or Costly Afterthought?

Available On-Demand Until September 14, 2018

The military aerospace industry is moving away from proprietary offerings to solutions with standardized protocols using open-source architectures. As a result, system architects and engineers are now focused on delivering solutions that do more than just reduce weight and save costs. This TBMG-hosted Webinar examines the mission-critical problems associated with high-speed data transmission in aircraft. Real-world examples are used to show how failing to select the right interconnect early in the design process can have a negative impact on aircraft availability and system performance. Sponsor: W. L. Gore & Associates

Simplify and Accelerate Application Development with a Software Development Kit for Power Architecture MCUs

Available On-Demand Until September 13, 2018

An automotive-grade Software Development Kit (SDK) that includes the key software components necessary to operate the automotive MPC57 family MCUs has been introduced. The first MCU that is supported by this SDK is a leading-edge microcontroller for gateway applications: the MPC5748G. The SDK features automotive-grade and documented source code and is free of charge. This 45-minute TBMG-hosted Webinar introduces the MPC5748G and corresponding SDK and discusses how projects can be created in the S32 Design Studio with graphical based configurations. Sponsor: NXP Semiconductors

Wired for Success: Advanced Materials for Next-Gen Medical Devices

Available On-Demand Until September 12, 2018

Topics in this TBMG-hosted Webinar include the following: wire that comes off the spool straight and is used in applications ranging from staples to interventional guidewires; wire with a precisely controlled helical micro-groove; and wire that is absorbed by the human body and harmlessly disappears over time. Some of these materials are commercially available while others are under development. All have the potential to change the way devices are designed. Sponsor: Fort Wayne Metals

Characterization for Research: Improving Speed and Accuracy

Available On-Demand Until September 6, 2018

New materials and devices provide constant challenges to researchers as they aim to achieve the most accurate measurements possible and extract relevant parameters without wasting time. Researchers need to know how to find new parameters quickly and how to improve the quality of current tests to meet constantly shrinking specifications. This TBMG-hosted Webinar discusses how to enhance results in DC I-V (current-voltage), C-V (capacitance-voltage), and pulsed measurements through real-world examples. Attendees have the chance to learn how new characterization techniques can benefit them through use cases including phosphorene semiconductors, non-volatile memory devices, and solar cell coatings. Sponsor: Tektronix

Advancing Thermal Management with 3D Printing

Available On-Demand Until August 30, 2018

Thermal management is an integral function within many applications and industries including aerospace, automotive, electronic systems, and consumer products. 3D printing enables users to accelerate the development, visualization, testing, and production of thermal control systems. This TBMG-hosted Webinar highlights the benefits of 3D printing for thermal management at all stages of the product development lifecycle, the viability of the process for production components, and optimizing designs for 3D printing. Sponsor: Stratasys Direct Manufacturing

Overview of Accelerated and Real-Time Aging’s Role in Package Validation

Available On-Demand Until August 29, 2018

This TBMG-hosted Webinar is focused on accelerated and real-time aging, including how the technique is used in validating protective package systems. The presentation reviews the package systems tested and the test equipment utilized, as well as how accelerated aging and real-time aging complement one another. Also included are sample preparation tips and advice from experts on how to ensure a successful test. Sponsor: Westpak

Developing Safety-Critical System and Software Requirements

Available On-Demand Until August 24, 2018

This TBMG-hosted Webinar looks at safety-critical systems. The CEO of safety-critical systems and software engineering consultancy AFuzion explains how to build, maintain, and reuse a rock-solid requirements foundation. Topics include: safety-critical system and software requirements basics and mistakes to avoid; regulatory priorities for system requirements including ISO26262, IEC 61508, DO-178C, IEC 62304, and DO-254; costs vs. benefits of safety-critical development; and using RM to improve quality, safety, and productivity. Sponsor: Jama Software

Uncertainty Quantification and Management in Digital Engineering

Available On-Demand Until August 23, 2018

This TBMG-hosted Webinar illustrates applications of Uncertainty Quantification (UQ) techniques that will be necessary for full implementation of model-based digital engineering. Topics discussed are the role of UQ techniques and software in end-to-end system models, reduced order modeling and probabilistic analysis, the creation of an authoritative digital surrogate “truth source,” and the creation of uncertainty budgets. Sponsor: SmartUQ

How to Reduce Production Costs with Rapid CNC Machining

Available On-Demand Until August 22, 2018

Machining remains a valuable manufacturing method for plastic and metal components. Rapid CNC machining looks at manufacturing differently than traditional CNC machining. Understanding how to design for rapid CNC machining can accelerate production speed and reduce part costs. This brief TBMG-hosted webinar examines: how to reduce machining costs by simplifying part design, how rapid CNC machining can be used for durable jigs and fixtures, and why designing with moldability in mind can better prepare you for a move to injection molding. Sponsor: Proto Labs

Thermal Management Solutions for Embedded Computing Systems

Available On-Demand Until August 16, 2018

Embedded computing systems are trending toward higher heat fluxes and power requirements. As a result, performance is being hindered by thermal limitations. This is intensified by the enclosed nature of server racks and harsh ambient conditions in many applications. The thermal path typically involves a heat spreader to get heat from the electronics components to the edge of the board, a retainer clamp/lock to mechanically and thermally couple the board to the chassis, and heat spreading or dissipation from the outside of the enclosure. This TBMG-hosted Webinar discusses enhancing each level of the thermal resistance network. It also looks at heat pipes, vapor chambers, and enhanced thermal locks, as well as best practices for designing the ultimate air- or liquid-cooled heat sink. Sponsor: Advanced Cooling Technologies Inc.

Cost-Effective Additive Manufactured Tooling for Composites

Available On-Demand Until August 15, 2018

In this TBMG-hosted Webinar, Dan Campbell, Research Group Lead at Aurora Flight Sciences, examines using additive manufacturing for composite tooling. The 30-minute Webinar also includes discussion of a program sponsored by an Air Force Research Laboratory to evaluate manufactured tools for the fabrication of carbon fiber composite parts. Sponsor: Stratasys

Modular Vs. Unibody Enclosures: How to Improve Scalability and Efficiency

Available On-Demand Until August 10, 2018

This 15-minute Tech Talk examines strategies for improving enclosure scalability and efficiency while highlighting the differences between truly modular and unibody welded enclosures. It also addresses considerations that should be made when specifying an enclosure including: its application; its environment; space, temperature, and internal design requirements; and the enclosure’s need to facilitate cable management. Sponsor: Rittal

Warming Up to Cold Forming: An Alternative to Precision Machining?

Available On-Demand Until August 8, 2018

Designing and manufacturing complex, precision metal parts can be difficult and costly. Engineers often default to traditional machining. However, cold forming can provide benefits such as lower cost, particularly on parts made at high volumes; increased tensile strength through work hardening; high-velocity production with consistent quality; and environmentally friendly manufacturing with virtually no waste. This TBMG-hosted 30-minute Webinar explains what cold forming is and how it differs from machining. It also addresses design, cost, and production benefits and describes optimal part geometries, materials, and applications. Sponsor: Sussex Wire

Simulation of Thermal Stress in 3D Printing

Available On-Demand Until July 27, 2018

Additive manufacturing has achieved great popularity through the use of polymers in prototyping. From there, it has moved on to the use of metal alloys in the manufacturing of production components, where geometric distortion can occur when the heat source melts too far into the deposited layers and generates new thermal stresses. Residual stresses can warp the final geometry, which may have an adverse impact in applications with tight tolerance requirements in high-value manufacturing. This TBMG-hosted Webinar shows how to use numerical simulation to investigate this phenomenon with COMSOL Multiphysics® software. It includes how to create a customized app that allows different teams to perform analyses and a live demonstration. Sponsor: COMSOL

Trends Driving Innovations in Optical Product Design

Available On-Demand Until July 26, 2018

Companies developing cutting-edge optical products – from virtual reality to autonomous vehicles – can gain a competitive advantage by getting products to market ahead of their competitors. This TBMG-hosted 60-minute Webinar examines: three key trends that are changing the way companies develop optical products; new ways to work that are critical to winning in the marketplace; and a new workflow for those in the optics industry to go from concept to sales in record time. It also describes tools needed to maintain design fidelity and achieve powerful time savings. Sponsor: Zemax

Dose Mapping Requirements: Understanding Historic and Current Practices

Available On-Demand Until July 19, 2018

This TBMG-hosted Webinar clarifies historical and current practices and guidance with respect to Gamma PQ Dose Mapping. Historically, the medical device/pharmaceutical/biologics industry has experienced inconsistencies with respect to Gamma PQ Dose Mapping requirements for product deemed as sterile according to ANSI/AAMI/ISO standards. Healthcare products have evolved dramatically and are less likely to be homogeneous in composition. Along with new combination products, material composition and packaging have made it necessary to place dosimeters within the product box to measure the minimum dose. As a result, there is a requirement for triplicate dose mapping to measure the dose distribution and assess the process variability. Sponsor: SteriPro, Sterigenics

New Heater Technology Reduces Space, Weight, and Failure

Available On-Demand Until July 18, 2018

The SmartHeat SLT Thin-Film heater is a self-limiting heater solution that regulates temperature at the molecular level, eliminating the need for separate sensors and controllers, which minimizes points of failure and reduces the total system footprint for space and weight sensitive applications. This TBMG-hosted Webinar examines how a conductive polymer matrix regulates temperature, what quantum tunneling does to prevent the device from overheating, and the types of applications best suited for this new heater technology. Sponsor: Minco

Direction Finding: Its Importance in Our Changing World

Available On-Demand Until July 18, 2018
TBMG Audio White Paper

Direction finding is important for civilian, defense, and law enforcement purposes. It involves the use of specialized instruments, antennas, and methods to determine the physical location of a source of RF energy or target. A radio direction finder estimates the direction of an emitter by measuring and evaluating electromagnetic field parameters. This 10-minute audio-visual presentation examines direction-finding methods, applications, configurations, and benefits. Sponsor: Rohde & Schwarz

Advances in Wearable Technologies

Available On-Demand Until July 13, 2018
Technical Webinar Series from the Editors of TBMG

Wearable devices are gaining widespread use in industries such as medical, military/defense, and consumer products. These devices range from passive monitors and diagnostic systems to complex surveillance devices. One area where great strides are being made are robotic prosthetics and powered exoskeleton bionic devices to help people with severe disabilities. As the technologies incorporated in these wearables – including sensors and electronics – become more complex, design engineers must learn how best to package and integrate them for maximum comfort, durability, and efficiency. Sponsors: Henkel, Framos

Thermal Management Solutions for Medical Devices

Available On-Demand Until June 14, 2018

Designers of powered medical devices are facing new challenges. Devices are becoming smaller and more powerful, which is good but creates thermal management issues. If these devices get too hot, there can be safety issues for both the care giver and patient. Moreover, overheated devices can perform poorly or not at all. This 30-minute TBMG-hosted Webinar explores solutions that have been developed including the use of heat pipes, vapor chambers, and PCM heat sinks. Sponsor: ACT

Pulsed Phase Noise Measurements: Challenges and Solutions

Available On-Demand Until June 8, 2018
TBMG Audio White Paper

Thanks to advances in digital signal processing techniques, wireless communications and radar systems have become increasingly digital. Constraints have also been placed on packing more information into less bandwidth. For both systems, one of the key RF parameters that limits performance is phase noise. This 10-minute audio-visual presentation examines phase noise measurements for pulsed RF carriers, such as those used for radar systems, and the capabilities of a new FSWP phase noise analyzer that can be used for any RF and microwave application involved in pulsed carrier and continuous waveform phase noise measurements. Sponsor: Rohde & Schwarz

Commercial Drones: High-Tech Toy or Security Risk

Available On-Demand Until May 25, 2018
TBMG Audio White Paper

Although radio controlled drones provide beneficial services, they also raise serious privacy and safety concerns. The growing number of affordable drones capable of carrying payloads of 100 grams up to a few kilograms has resulted in the need for effective detection and monitoring solutions. This 10-minute audio-visual presentation examines the impact of commercial drones that are being used to disrupt public events, spy in protected areas, smuggle contraband into prisons, endanger commercial air traffic, and enter restricted airspace. It also looks at a strategic approach for countering the threats posed by the unauthorized use of drones. This technical solution has specialized capabilities for detecting, identifying, classifying, direction finding, recording, and disrupting the remote control link to a drone. Sponsor: Rohde & Schwarz

Inside the Cockpit: How TE Brings Fighter Jet Technology to Race Cars

Available On-Demand Until May 17, 2018

A comfortable race car is a slow race car. Niceties such as suspension travel are sacrificed for speed, and that means all parts on the car must be made to withstand this tough environment. Since weight is a critical factor, parts must be smaller and lighter while being able to withstand vibration and heat. This TBMG-hosted Webinar shows how this can be accomplished by using military standards and designs. Sponsor: TE Connectivity

Top 3 Myths of Injection Molding

Available On-Demand Until May 16, 2018

Rapid injection molding has changed the way product developers and design engineers use manufacturing. No longer is injection molding limited to traditional methods that are time-consuming, expensive, and restricted to larger part quantities. Over the last decade, manufacturing has evolved to allow low volumes of molded parts within days at a fraction of traditional tooling costs. This TBMG-hosted Webinar examines how to accelerate design and manufacturing processes, how to lower manufacturing costs associated with injection molding, and how to use injection molding for prototyping and low-volume production. Sponsor: Proto Labs

Surface Texturing for Improved Medical Device Strength

Available On-Demand Until May 11, 2018
Tech Talk

Today's advanced technologies can extend and improve the life of implantable devices. This brief Tech Talk focuses on laser surface texturing, including test methodology and experimental data. While abrasive blasting is commonly used to achieve surface texturing, results show that nonabrasive laser texturing reduces risk and improves bond strength by up to three times. Sponsor: Pulse Technologies

Integrating Motion Control for Safe Robot Operation

Available On-Demand Until May 10, 2018
Technical Webinar Series from the Editors of TBMG

Manufacturing is changing. Robots and autonomous systems are used in more applications every day – many in safety-critical settings. No longer are robots kept in cages; they are working side-by-side with their human co-workers. Ensuring the safety of both robots and humans is vital and must be addressed early in the design stage. Designing robots for safety-critical applications requires careful consideration of all aspects of the system, including proper motion control technologies that enable robots to maneuver in tight spaces originally designed for humans. Modifying standards for robot safety and human/robot interaction also must be a continuous process as these systems "learn." An audience Q&A follows the technical presentations. Sponsors: KHK USA, Kollmorgen

High-Performance Long Fiber-Reinforced Composite Materials

Available On-Demand Until May 9, 2018

This TBMG-hosted Webinar discusses long fiber-reinforced thermoplastic composites as the go-to material for structural components in applications that push the envelope of what plastics can do, even replacing metals. Topics include: how long fiber outperforms other reinforced plastics; fiber and polymer options to maximize performance; and composites as economical alternatives to metals. Sponsor: PlastiComp

Getting Started with New S32K ARM Cortex Based MCU with CAN-FD, Security, and (A)SIL Safety Features

Available On-Demand Until April 26, 2018

The new S32K1 MCU family combines a breakthrough suite of automotive grade tools and software with a scalable family of 32-bit ARM Cortex-M based MCUs with future-proof features. All family members are designed in accordance with the ISO 26262 standard, AEC-Q100 qualified at up to 125°C, and guaranteed by NXP’s Product Longevity Program, which assures supply for a minimum of 15 years. This 50-minute TBMG-hosted Webinar examines the MCU’s connectivity, security, and safety features. Sponsor: NXP

Conquering Radar Signal Generation

Available On-Demand Until April 25, 2018

This 60-minute TBMG-hosted Webinar focuses on the challenges related to the creation and generation of complex radar signals. It looks at the tools that can help make the task more efficient and provides insight into the key factors to consider when creating and generating these complex signals. Sponsor: Tektronix

Is Your Data Acquisition System Prepared for Big Data?

Available On-Demand Until April 20, 2018

Data acquisition systems are producing more analog data than ever before. This opportunity to uncover new insights comes at the risk of spending more time searching for and analyzing multiple data sets. Without proper data management, it’s easy for important results to go unnoticed, causing repeated tests due to lost or undocumented data. This TBMG-hosted Webinar discusses how proper metadata documentation, custom triggering, and implementing the right analysis technique can help to save only the data you need to make informed decisions. Sponsor: National Instruments

Managing Misalignment in Linear Motion Systems

Available On-Demand Until April 19, 2018

When design engineers evaluate linear bearings, they typically ask about performance attributes such as speed, load capacity, and lifecycle. Then they want to know the price. It’s rare that they ask about the bearing’s sensitivity to misalignment. This TBMG-hosted Webinar explains that misalignment represents one of the leading causes of premature linear bearing wear and failure. Linear bearings that should last for years can quit after a few months if they’re not aligned properly. Sponsor: Rollon Corp.

Cybersecurity Challenges and Solutions

Available On-Demand Until April 18, 2018
Technical Webinar Series from the Editors of TBMG

Today’s world is more interconnected than ever before. Yet, for all its advantages, increased connectivity brings increased risk. Cyberspace and its underlying infrastructure are vulnerable to those seeking to disrupt or destroy everything from medical records and robots, to industrial machinery and automobiles. More pressure will be placed on designers of these products to ensure that all available technologies are implemented to protect against attacks. An audience Q&A follows the speaker presentations.

Sterility Validation 101: Ensuring a Robust Sterilization Validation Program from Start to Finish

Available On-Demand Until April 12, 2018

The mapping of a successful sterilization validation program for medical devices can be challenging. From assessing the impact of the manufacturing environment to packaging design and choice of sterilization methods, many factors impact how the sterilization process is validated. This TBMG-hosted Webinar examines what to consider when developing and registering a sterile product to ensure the product sterilization process is properly validated and documented including: applicable FDA and international regulations/guidance, terminal sterilization vs. aseptic processing, and preparing for an audit. Sponsor: Eurofins Medical Device Testing

Eliminating Blind Spots in Commercial Trucking with IoT

Available On-Demand Until April 11, 2018

This Webinar focuses on how Internet of Things (IoT) technology strategies are revolutionizing approaches to vehicle operations. Experts Dave McCarthy with Bsquare and Mark Relph at Amazon Web Services examine how IoT solutions are changing the commercial trucking industry by enabling accelerated vehicle repair times, reducing service costs, and improving truck longevity. They also discuss why predictive failure, adaptive diagnostics, and condition-based maintenance are necessary to remain competitive in today's environment. Sponsor: Bsquare

How to Create Effective, Energy-Efficient Solutions for Enclosure Climate Control

Available On-Demand Until April 10, 2018
Tech Talk

Sensitive electronic components and drives housed within enclosures are the backbone of many industrial applications. Creating effective, energy-efficient climate control solutions in these applications consists of addressing three key phases: design, installation, and operation. In addition to offering tips for each phase, this 10-minute Tech Talk examines the roles of filter fans, air conditioners, and air-to-water heat exchangers. It also discusses common mistakes in installation and operation of climate products as well as the latest advancements in enclosure cooling technology. Sponsor: Rittal

Smarter Prototyping Is Here: Create Better Products Faster

Available On-Demand Until March 28, 2018
TBMG Audio White Paper

This 10-minute audio-visual presentation provides a brief, yet comprehensive overview at how new fused deposition modeling 3D Printers are making prototyping more accessible and productive, removing the barriers that designers and engineers often face. It looks at 3D Printers that are creating models and prototype parts from digital data quickly, easily, and locally. The presentation also explains how 3D Printers are addressing typical rapid prototyping pain points so better products can be produced faster, reducing the time to market. Sponsor: Stratasys

Designing Disinfectant-Ready Medical Devices

Available On-Demand Until March 21, 2018

Frequent exposure to aggressive disinfectants and drugs, as well as repeated physical strain, damages medical device housings and hardware made with commonly used materials. Device failures not only impact quality of patient care but also increase overall operational costs. Choosing a material that can withstand these harsh conditions without compromising durability is essential to preventing cracks, crazes, and premature failure and prolonging housing longevity. In this 60-minute TBMG-hosted Webinar, experts unveil a new 4-step testing protocol that identifies weak points earlier in the development process, allowing for easier adjustments to devices prior to going to market. An audience Q&A follows the technical presentations. Sponsor: Eastman Chemical

Thermal Management Solutions for Directed Energy Applications

Available On-Demand Until March 15, 2018

Directed Energy is an emerging technology being utilized in military and other applications. These high-powered devices demand superior thermal management that operates effectively and reliably in ever decreasing footprints. Not only do these systems need to maintain a safe operating temperature, but they also often demand strict temperature uniformity across the system. This TBMG-hosted Webinar describes thermal management technologies that are being used in Directed Energy applications. Advanced solutions such as pumped two-phase cooling and temporary thermal storage are discussed along with examples of where they’re being deployed. Sponsor: Advanced Cooling Technologies

Using UVC LEDs to Reduce the Spread of Healthcare Acquired Infections

Available On-Demand Until March 14, 2018

According to the FDA, contact with infected objects and medical devices is a leading cause of healthcare associated infections (HAIs). Reducing HAIs by better understanding the effectiveness of antimicrobials, sterilization, and reprocessing of medical devices is one of the agency’s regulatory science priorities for 2017. This TBMG-hosted Webinar discusses how OEMs can adopt technologies that will help reduce HAIs by integrating UVC LED technology. Sponsor: Crystal IS

The Ultimate Tool for Characterizing Materials during Mechanical Tests and Validating FEA during Component Tests

Available On-Demand Until March 9, 2018

This 60-minute TBMG-hosted Webinar examines Digital Image Correlation, a non-contact 3D measurement tool that measures deformation and strain during material testing. It replaces strain gages, accelerometers, LVDTs, string potentiometers, extensometers, laser trackers, and surface scanners. The Webinar discusses how this tool can fit into existing measurement and validation workflows. It also includes application examples that span industrial use across multi-length and multi-time scales from forces that include mechanical, thermal, environmental, and vibration. An Audience Q&A is included. Sponsor: Trilion Quality Systems

Accelerate Your Electric Motor Control Designs

Available On-Demand Until March 8, 2018

Do you design electrical drives and motor control systems for automotive applications? If so, you know what a challenge it can be due to system complexity and the real-time nature of the application. This 45-minute TBMG-hosted Webinar shows how to shorten the time required to develop automotive control applications using a motor control solutions ecosystem. Sponsor: NXP

How Digital Image Correlation Impacts Design

Available On-Demand Until February 28, 2018

If you want to analyze the deformation of an object under load, you may reach for a handful of strain gauges and similar sensors, but there is a better way to assess load response. Rather than directly instrumenting the object you want to study, you can use Digital Image Correlation (DIC) techniques to measure deformation optically with high-speed cameras and specialized software. This TBMG-hosted Webinar examines a DIC application in which researchers evaluated the effect of impact forces on different football helmet designs. The DIC setup and results from this study have implications off the gridiron and can be extended to impact testing in many other settings. Sponsors: Vision Research, Phantom, Ametek

Additive Manufacturing for Composite Tooling

On-Demand Until February 23, 2018

This TBMG-hosted Webinar examines how 3D printing with FDM technology makes the production of composite tooling faster, more agile, and less costly. Tim Schniepp, Stratasys Business Development Director for composite tooling, explains the benefits and capabilities of FDM composite tooling, including examples of customers who successfully use this application. Sponsor: Stratasys