Designing Surgical Tools with Multiphysics Simulation

Available Until September 13, 2019

Designing surgical tools that heat tissue for necrosis requires understanding the temperature distribution that develops during the use of the device. Multiphysics simulation enables designers to understand the interaction of the heat source with the body in order to develop devices that target specific tissue without damaging the surrounding healthy tissue. This Webinar, hosted by Medical Design Briefs, looks at the development of a model of a surgical device designed to remove adenoids. It also includes a live simulation demo and Q&A session. Sponsor: COMSOL

Breakthrough Technology in Plastics Recycling

Available Until September 12, 2019

Global production of polylactic acid (PLA) is increasing dramatically as it becomes the biodegradable plastic of choice for a wide range of medical and industrial applications. However, PLA requires a specialized recycling plan. This Webinar, hosted by Tech Briefs Media, examines what’s needed to prepare for the PLA revolution. Sponsor: Zeus Industrial Products

New Power Technologies Reduce Failures, Improve Reliability

Available Until September 11, 2019

In this Webinar hosted by Tech Briefs Media, experts discuss three technologies that apply to power distribution and how these solutions are reducing failures and improving reliability in the field. They are: power connectors that provide fully protected header terminals in a small package; a new high-current interconnect system that improves PCB and bus bar alignment; and laminated bus bar applications for efficient manufacturing processes. Sponsors: Heilind Electronics, Molex

Additive Manufacturing: Exploring the Possibilities for Tooling and Printing Composite Parts

Available Until September 6, 2019

3D printing’s advanced manufacturing capabilities open the door for new applications to support composite fabrication. During this Webinar, hosted by Tech Briefs Media, you’ll hear a panel of composite leaders from Dassault Falcon Jet, Orbital ATK, SSL, and Santa Cruz Bicycles discuss how additive manufacturing is making an impact in the area of composites and why FDM specifically is filling an important role in their work. Sponsor: Stratasys

Understanding Machine Vision for Industrial Inspection

Available Until August 23, 2019

Machine vision is a vital tool for optimizing and monitoring industrial processes. This 60-minute Technical Webinar from the editors of Tech Briefs Media looks at machine vision systems and how to choose the appropriate components for a particular application. It also examines what to expect the system to do – or not do – and how the proper choice of cameras and optics can ensure the highest level of performance. Sponsors: Allied Vision, Chroma, Omron, Radiant Vision Systems

Is Your Enclosure an Antique?

Available Until August 21, 2019

You no longer use a flip phone so why are you still using a unibody gray box? This 15-minute Tech Talk, hosted by Tech Briefs Media, examines the benefits of designing with modular enclosures and shows how to save time, labor, and money; leverage flexibility and strength for easy customization; and be safer, smarter, and future-proof in all your enclosure designs. Sponsor: Rittal North America LLC

Spacecraft Thermal Management: Board, Box, and System Level Solutions

Available Until August 15, 2019

Hosted by Tech Briefs Media, this Webinar discusses thermal management products and design options for satellite systems. It covers enhanced heat transfer options such as heat pipes with various space flown working fluids, thermal storage with phase change material modules, and system level design considerations. Sponsor: Advanced Cooling Technologies

Biosensor Technology: Driving Advances in Healthcare

Available Until August 9, 2019

Biosensors and point-of-care devices are poised to change the delivery of healthcare. This 60-minute Webinar from the editors of Medical Design Briefs explores cutting-edge developments and their role in the future of medical devices. Biosensor technology can be used in cheap, disposable point-of-care devices or can be used to provide continuous monitoring in implantable devices. Measurement in biomedicine presents unique challenges in both implementation and interpretation. These ideas are discussed with examples from current research including solid microneedle arrays for use in sepsis and therapeutic drug monitoring. Sponsor: Dassault Systemes

New Process for Chemical Recycling of PLA Under Mild Conditions

Available Until June 20, 2019

This 10-minute Tech Talk, hosted by Medical Design Briefs, presents a novel method for recycling PLA using low-temperature, low-pressure reactions with alcohol or water. PLA is used in many applications from food packaging to implantable medical devices. Because of its sensitivity to thermal degradation, it’s difficult to recycle and actually becomes a contaminant in the plastics stream of municipal solid waste. Thanks to a newly discovered process, different grades of PLA can be removed from a stream of commingled plastics and broken down to give high-value chemicals. The method has low capital and operating costs, is well-suited to industrial recycling processes, and is consistent with the concepts of sustainability and a circular economy. Sponsor: Zeus

From Rockets to Race Cars, Thick Multidirectional Composites Provide Unique Design Alternatives for Lightweight Metals

Available Until June 19, 2019

The next big thing in composites has been around for more than 40 years. Multidirectional carbon/carbon composites have been used in solid fuel rocket motors for decades. However, the introduction of polymer matrix materials is enabling new growth of this technology. This 30-minute Webinar, hosted by Tech Briefs Media, discusses material design, analysis, and use considerations of multidirectional reinforced composites to drive application performance. Sponsor: FMI

Best Practice Implementation of Parametric Release for EO Sterilization

Available Until June 19, 2019

This 15-minute Tech Talk, hosted by Medical Design Briefs, describes the benefits of parametric release and how best to establish a compliant and capable process design. Topics include: what is parametric release, how can it benefit the manufacturer, what are the current requirements as stated in the ISO 11135: 2014 Standard, what are some of the best practices in setting and challenging parametric limits, and how to ensure your parametric limits are adequate moving forward with routine production. Sponsor: Sterigenics

Lowering the Risk of Transit Electrification with Informed, Model-Based Strategies

Available Until June 13, 2019

In response to climate change concerns, many municipalities are working to increase the use of public transit while reducing the carbon emissions generated by that transit. To ensure an optimized implementation of electrified bus fleets, the National Research Council of Canada worked with Maplesoft to develop a model-based approach to simulate the electrification needs of a public transit authority. Hosted by Tech Briefs Media, this Webinar discusses a comprehensive set of tools and services that can help transit authorities determine the best electrification strategy for their city and become environmentally friendly while running an efficient electric fleet that lowers risks and saves money. Sponsor: Maplesoft

Six Best Practices for Optical Product Design Teams

Available Until June 12, 2019

Optical product development managers often face challenges in bringing projects to the finish line on time and on budget. A modern approach to the design process can drastically increase the chances for success, improving optical performance, cutting product development time dramatically, and reducing costs. This Webinar offers six best practices for developing cutting-edge optical products. Sponsor: Zemax

Making the Switch: Adopting LEDs for Light Curing

Available Until June 8, 2019

LEDs are becoming even more popular for use with light-curable materials. However, making the switch from broad-spectrum to LED curing energy sources is seldom a matter of simply replacing conventional lamps with LED units. To ensure success, the chemistry of the material must be compatible with the specific LED system chosen, and any necessary application-specific adjustments must be made. Hosted by Tech Briefs Media, this Audio White Paper explores how to go successfully from broad-spectrum to LED curing energy sources. Sponsor: Dymax

Defining a Sparkle Measurement Standard for Quality Control of Anti-Glare Displays

Available Until June 6, 2019

Anti-glare films are applied to displays to minimize reflections and ensure information is viewable. The variable surface structure of the film allows ambient light to be diffused evenly but can also compete with the pixel geometry of the display as light is emitted through the film. A visual effect called sparkle can cause low display clarity. Measuring perceived sparkle ensures that the user experience drives the manufacture of anti-glare displays. In this Webinar, an expert on this topic presents a method for repeatable sparkle measurement across users, devices, and systems, with quantifiable results that correlate to human visual perception of display quality. Topics include the effect of sparkle on display quality and setting a sparkle tolerance based on human visual perception. Sponsor: Radiant Vision Systems

Chemical Characterization and Toxicological Risk Assessments: A Smart Approach to Biological Evaluation

Available Until May 30, 2019

Changes to the general guidance for biocompatibility testing dictate a new approach to biological risk assessment for all types of medical devices. During this webinar, hosted by Medical Design Briefs, experts provide the framework for a new approach to biological evaluation, including regulatory guidance, anticipated changes to ISO 10993, Chemical Characterization studies and testing, and toxicological evaluations. Sponsor: Eurofins Medical Device Testing

Signal Source Challenges Facing Quantum Computing and Research

Available Until May 23, 2019

There is a huge rush to explore quantum phenomena and develop technologies based on quantum physics. In developing these technologies, there are common challenges facing researchers who are using signal sources to stimulate, measure, and get feedback from their quantum experiments. This Webinar, hosted by Tech Briefs Media, covers a high-level view of how quantum experiments are triggered, the signal sources that are being used, and the challenges that come with scaling, signal conditioning, and synchronization. Sponsor: Tektronix

The Future is Now for Metal 3D Printing

Available Until May 22, 2019

Plastics are the most common materials for 3D printing but are not always the best choice. Metal 3D printing has benefits that make it an attractive alternative; for example, strong prototype and production parts can be made that are fully dense. 3D printed metal parts are used in a variety of applications, from medical implants and machine tools, to automotive and aerospace parts. This 60-minute Technical Webinar from the editors of Tech Briefs Media shows how metal 3D printing systems work, the benefits of choosing them, and the many applications that can be addressed. An audience Q&A follows the technical presentations. Sponsors: Altair, Proto Labs, Renishaw

How to Select Spring-Loaded Connectors for Today’s Interconnect Applications

Available Until May 17, 2019

Much of the focus on today’s portable devices relates to their increasing functionality, lifetime, and convenience of operation. This would not be possible without the availability of highly reliable and proven connector technologies that facilitate miniaturization and connectivity. Hosted by Tech Briefs Media, this 11-minute Audio White Paper looks at the fundamentals of spring-loaded connectors and how to specify them for optimum performance. It also discusses methods by which manufacturers assess and demonstrate reliability. Viewers will be able to download a white paper on the topic. Sponsor: Mill-Max

Numerical Simulation of Microfluidic Devices

Available Until May 17, 2019

Carl Meinhart of the University of California, Santa Barbara discusses the numerical simulation of several exemplary microfluidic problems, such as the world’s fastest valve, in this 60-minute Webinar hosted by Tech Briefs Media. Numerical simulation of microfluidics phenomena includes fundamental academic research as well as the development of commercial products such as inkjet printheads and genomic and proteomic chips. The Webinar also includes a demo in the COMSOL Multiphysics® software that shows how to develop optimal geometries for electrokinetically driven flow systems. Sponsor: COMSOL

Design for Manufacturability, Cleanability, and Serviceability

Available Until May 16, 2019

Designing durable medical devices is challenging due to the rise of superbug threats, which is causing more stringent disinfecting protocols throughout medical facilities. This Webinar, hosted by Medical Design Briefs, uncovers how to make devices stronger and disinfectant-ready – getting closer to a goal of zero failures. It includes design tips on cleanability and serviceability, as well as manufacturability design advice from an expert in part and tool design. Sponsor: Eastman

Regulatory Landscape for EO Residue Levels in Medical Devices

Available Until May 15, 2019

Hosted by Medical Design Briefs, this Webinar provides an overview of EO sterilization and the status of ISO standard 10993-7:2008, which serves as an international authoritative document for medical device manufacturers. Also covered are: testing according to product category and product use, concomitant EO exposure, topical contact, special product categories, test method and validation, fugitive EO emission from EO treated products, and legislation regarding EO emissions in the supply chain. Sponsor: Sterigenics

Fiber Optics 101

Available Until May 10, 2019

Nothing has changed the world of communications as much as the development and implementation of fiber optics. This 12-minute presentation provides the basic principles needed to work with this one-of-a-kind technology. Hosted by Tech Briefs Media, this Audio White Paper explains why fiber-optic systems are superior to metallic conductors, transmitting signals with more information than even coaxial conductors, and looks at refraction, attenuation, dispersion, and bandwidth. Viewers will be able to submit questions and download a new white paper on this topic. Sponsor: OFS

Choosing the Appropriate Assembly Platform

Available Until May 4, 2019

There are five critical factors to consider when looking for the most cost-effective solutions for complex assembly automation problems. After these are addressed, it’s important to determine the best transport and tooling actuation technology—non-synchronous, synchronous, or synchronized. This Tech Talk from Tech Briefs Media takes a brief look at the five key factors to be explored and then offers the pros and cons of each transport and tooling actuation technology to show how to find the correct solution for an assembly automation problem. Sponsor: The Arthur G. Russell Co.

Stop Using Strain Gages

Available Until May 2, 2019

Learn how to measure non-contact strains and displacements with advanced optical metrology. This Webinar, hosted by Tech Briefs Media, looks at 3D Digital Image Correlation (DIC) and its ability to measure non-contact 3D coordinates, displacements, and strains of materials and structures. Certified as equivalent to standard mechanical testing tools, 3D DIC is used across industries for improving the quality and accuracy of data collected to understand mechanical behavior of components or validate FEA models. Sponsor: Trilion

Disposable Syringe Reliability with Light-Cure Adhesives

Available Until April 27, 2019

One of the challenges of disposable syringe production is how to attach the stainless steel cannula or needle permanently and safely to the plastic hub. This 15-minute presentation examines the needle bonding process and offers advice and guidelines for selecting the best adhesive. Hosted by Medical Design Briefs, this Audio White Paper focuses on light-cure adhesives and the importance of upfront research and testing to ensure reliability of the syringe assembly. It also looks at a cost-effective needle-to-hub assembly. Viewers will be able to submit questions and download a white paper on this topic. Sponsor: Dymax

Integrating Infection Prevention: 3 Commonly Asked Questions about UVC LEDs

Available Until April 26, 2019

An increase of antibiotic-resistant superbugs, the growing sector of people 65 and older, improved access to healthcare in developing countries, and strict reporting guidelines are propelling the demand for new infection-prevention methods. UVC LEDs offer healthcare OEMs the ability to address these challenges with proven technology that reaches beyond traditional surface wipe protocols. This MDB-hosted Tech Talk covers three questions often posed early in the technology evaluation process of UVC LEDs for the advancement of infection prevention. Sponsor: Crystal IS

Choosing Innovative Climate Control Products in Industrial Applications

Available Until April 25, 2019

Mission-critical electronic components are getting smaller and more efficient, but they’re also generating greater heat within enclosures. It’s imperative that heat load be removed to avoid heat-related downtime and prolong equipment life. It’s also very important to have Internet of Things capability, which allows communications between different platforms. This TBMG-hosted Tech Talk explores various climate control products and how to determine which type is best for an environment/application. The 10-minute program also covers recent innovations, such as remote communications, within climate control products. Sponsor: Rittal North America

The Future of VME/Rugged Computing in the Military

Available Until April 24, 2019

VMEbus is the most common form factor used in military computer systems. Developed in 1981, it’s still widely used today because not only are there so many legacy systems in the field, but it also has proven to be very adaptable and upgradeable, giving birth to offshoots such as VME64, VXIbus, and VPX. In addition, this platform has the support of VITA. This 60-minute Technical Webinar from the editors of Tech Briefs Media and a panel of distinguished experts examines some of the more popular types of VME and VPX platforms and their benefits. Sponsors: Artesyn Embedded Technologies, Elma Electronic, Kontron

How Robotics Are Revolutionizing Rehabilitation

Available Until April 12, 2019

Robots are playing an increasingly important role in healthcare, helping people regain motor skills lost to injury. Examples include therapy robots that help injured patients regain their motor functionality, and stroke rehabilitation, through the application of advances in robotics and neuroscience, that restores movement. This 60-minute Technical Webinar from the editors of Medical Design Briefs looks at the technologies driving these robotic developments as well as some case studies and examples of robotic rehabilitation in action. An audience Q&A follows the technical presentations. Sponsors: Maxon, New England Wire Technologies, Universal Robots

Case Studies of Medical Device Package Failures

Available Until April 5, 2019

Hosted by Tech Briefs Media, this Webinar focuses on medical device package failures and avoidance strategies. The information provided is designed to help understand failures observed during package testing, their likely origins, and steps that can be taken to prevent defects in products. Case studies are included. Sponsor: WESTPAK

How to Select the Optimum Permanent Magnet Material for Your Application

Available Until March 28, 2019

Modern permanent magnet materials offer a wide range of magnetic, thermal, and mechanical characteristics. Selecting the optimum material solution for a specific application can be confusing. Hosted by Tech Briefs Media, this Webinar examines major material types and guidelines for choosing the best option for an application and environmental conditions. Sponsor: Magnet Applications

Ensuring COTS Semiconductor Reliability with Tin-Lead Robotic Hot Solder Dip

Available Until March 20, 2019

The sourcing of commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) components, combined with the EU’s RoHS directive, has resulted in the dominance of pure tin and lead-free solder alloys on semiconductor and other microelectronics terminations. As a result, there is an emerging awareness within mission-critical industries of failure modes affecting these components — electrical shorts due to formation of conductive “tin whiskers” and solder joint fractures related to degraded metallurgical properties. Hosted by Tech Briefs Media, this Webinar focuses on the ability of Robotic Hot Solder Dip (RHSD) to remove the risks associated with tin whiskers while enhancing solderability and solder joint reliability. Sponsor: Corfin Industries

5 Ways to Master Complex Features in Rapidly Manufactured Injection-Molded Parts

Available Until March 15, 2019

When designing for plastic injection molding, especially in a speed-focused process, some things are more challenging than others. By evaluating a few creative options, even the most difficult challenges can be overcome. This Webinar, hosted by Tech Briefs Media, takes an in-depth look at designing complex geometries for rapid injection molding, applying a non-traditional, rapid manufacturing approach to a traditional procedure to accomplish intricacy. Sponsor: Proto Labs

Smallest Precision Cycloidal Reducers

Available Until March 13, 2019

Design engineers may find that an ultra-low or no backlash flex spline reducer lacks torque density or the ability to tolerate torque shock. This Webinar, hosted by Tech Briefs Media, looks at the technical functionality, product features, and capabilities of miniature TwinSpin cycloidal reducers for applications that require zero backlash from a cycloidal reducer. Also discussed are applications that have benefitted from these miniature reducers. Sponsor: DieQua

High-Performance Thermal Management Solutions: Pumped Two-Phase Cooling and Loop Thermosiphons

Available Until March 7, 2019

Hosted by Tech Briefs Media, this Webinar examines the fundamentals of two high-performance thermal management solutions: pumped two-phase cooling and loop thermosiphons. Major benefits of pumped two-phase systems, as well as both the differences and similarities with pumped single-phase systems, are discussed. The Webinar also looks at loop thermosiphons (a passive high-performance thermal management alternative) and other thermal solutions for high heat flux applications in optics, power electronics, and laser applications. Sponsor: Advanced Cooling Technologies

How to Choose the Right Adhesive for Your Electronic Application

Available Until March 6, 2019

This Webinar, hosted by Tech Briefs Media, is a practical discussion on choosing an adhesive, coating, or potting compound for challenging electronic applications. It includes navigating the selection process while keeping in mind service conditions, desired properties, and processing constraints. Six case studies are included. Sponsor: Master Bond

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

How to Specify and Size Electromechanical Linear Actuators

Available Until January 31, 2019

Despite the performance improvement of control electronics and algorithms over the past decade to help mask deficiencies in linear actuator selection and application, it’s still incumbent on the automation engineer to try to identify and provide the right set of parameters to better assure project success. Hosted by Tech Briefs Media, this Webinar looks at the mnemonic A.C.T.U.A.T.O.R. to assist the system designer in checking for the minimum basic specifications to define a linear actuator. Sponsor: Rollon Corp.

Solving Simulation Challenges with Statistical Methods

Available Until January 30, 2019

As design cycles tighten and engineering systems become more complex, companies are challenged to get the most out of their simulation and testing capabilities. There are a number of challenges to leveraging CAE models, and statistical methods can provide a powerful and viable solution. Hosted by Tech Briefs Media, this Webinar focuses on strategies for handling three classes of CAE modeling challenges: (1) insufficient or inadequate sampling of a design space, (2) high computational expense of simulations, and (3) disagreement of simulation models with physical tests. Sponsor: SmartUQ

Nonlinear Structural Mechanics Modeling

Available Until January 25, 2019

Hosted by Tech Briefs Media, this Webinar analyzes the nonlinear structural behavior of a complex system by making a series of assumptions about its geometry and physical behavior. The goal is to create a mathematical model with the minimum complexity required to produce meaningful simulation results while avoiding the introduction of unnecessary computational costs. The Webinar includes a demo in the COMSOL Multiphysics® software and a Q&A session. Sponsor: COMSOL

Reliable Measurements for Smart Data Logging Systems

Available Until January 24, 2019

Datalogging is used in a wide variety of applications – from simple ad hoc lab bench measurements to sophisticated component test applications. Across the board, engineers are spending too much time programming and installing drivers when their main goal is to capture and log reliable, sensor-based measurement data. Hosted by Tech Briefs Media, this Webinar discusses how configuration-based, wireless solutions with custom triggering and alerting features can enable engineers to complete data logging tasks quickly. Sponsor: Measurement Computing

Adding Value to Additive Manufacturing: Creative Solutions Using Bioresorbable Polymers

Available 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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

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