Utilizing Model-Based Systems Engineering Approach for Vehicle Development

Available Until May 12, 2023

Vehicles, alongside the majority of technologies in the world, are getting smarter and more connected. Although this advancement creates opportunities for the exploration and implementation of product and service innovation, there are new challenges as well. Global innovators within the transportation and mobility industry must manage complexity, optimize performance, and ensure vehicle safety. An integrated platform for model-based systems engineering (MBSE) fortifies your ability to manage embedded systems and electronics. Once vehicle and industry safety standards are met, your team’s focus can shift to strategic innovation. 
This 60-minute Webinar examines the benefits of implementing MBSE, including increased user satisfaction and decreased vehicle recalls; compliance with safety standards and emission, economy, and crash regulations; and more. Sponsor: Dassault Systems

Driving Interconnection System Reliability to Meet New Drivetrain Electrification Demands

Available Until May 17, 2022

Rapidly expanding automotive megatrends, such as drivetrain electrification and autonomous driving, have led to a sharp demand for ever-lighter vehicle body weights. Evolving architectures, along with the resulting increase in body control modules, require even more connections to PCBs, presenting challenges – and opportunities – to PC board manufacturers. This 60-minute Webinar addresses not only challenges faced by manufacturers but also new approaches that can be taken with press-fit technology, as well as single pin insertion and the connector seating equipment required for proper termination
Sponsor: TE Connectivity

Thermostatic Technology: Improve System Efficiency with Automatic and Precise Thermal Control

Available Until May 18, 2022

Modern technologies for aerospace and defense applications – including ground vehicles, aircraft, and space vehicles – are placing ever-increasing demands on the capabilities of thermal management systems. Thermostatic valves and thermal actuators are ideal where precise thermal management is critical to operation success and are becoming a desired solution for system designers. Topics in this 30-minute Webinar include how thermostatically controlled valves operate, benefits of using self-powered devices, applications and installations, and more. Sponsor: ThermOmegaTech

Test Essentials: Spectrum Analyzer Basics

Available Until May 11, 2023

Good measurements are essential for any test setup whatever that scenario might be. Understanding basic requirements and terms is imperative to ensure the measurement accuracy and performance of a device under test. This 60-minute Webinar discusses the basics of spectrum analysis. Topics include how a spectrum analyzer works and how it compares to other test and measurement gear. Sponsor: Rohde & Schwarz

Developing Displays and Human Machine Interfaces for Electric Vehicles

Available Until April 28, 2023

This 30-minute Webinar covers the wide range of engineered material components and stack-ups as well as the design considerations that go into developing high-reliability EV displays, dashboards, and next-generation human machine interface consoles. Topics include design tips, how components interact, and how to achieve thinner, clearer, better performing multifunctional material solutions through design integration and streamlined design for manufacture. Sponsor: Boyd

Battery & Electrification Summit - Day 2

Available Until April 27, 2023

This virtual summit offers two days of expert insight, innovation, and emerging applications for design engineers and managers. Online sessions on the second day include:
• Advancing Chemistries
• Balancing Energy, Weight, and Safety in Military Battery Technologies
• Commercial-Vehicle Battery Testing
• Recycling: Closing the Loop
• Aviation Electrification: Insights and Initiatives

Battery & Electrification Summit - Day 1

Available Until April 26, 2023

This virtual summit offers two days of expert insight, innovation, and emerging applications for design engineers and managers. Online sessions on the first day include:
• The State of Solid-State Batteries
• Fuel Cell Power Sources for Aerospace Vehicles and Systems
• Analytics and Controls: Intelligence to Enhance Battery Performance
• Commercializing Battery Cell Technology for Heavy Vehicles
• Beyond Battery Power: The Future of Fuel Cells in UAVs    

Total Appearance Measurement System for Automotive Applications

Available Until April 21, 2023

The surface quality of an automotive paint finish must instantly produce an appealing visual sensation. This 30-minute Webinar discusses a new way of quantifying appearance quality by using double-focus image technology to imitate the functions of the human eye and mimic the sensations that take place in the brain. Sponsor: Konica Minolta Sensing

Understanding Military and Specialty Transparencies

Available Until April 20, 2023

The evolution of military aircraft has resulted in significant changes to the concept, design, function, and manufacturing techniques of transparencies designed to withstand bird strikes, rain erosion, static dissipation, chemicals, and harsh weather. Cutting-edge technology is imperative to manage tough specifications for the performance of a transparency and the threats it’s built to overcome. This 30-minute Webinar provides details about the technology of aerospace transparencies for military aircraft, land vehicles, and architectural blast and ballistic solutions. Sponsor: PPG

Transform EV Design and Development Through Pervasive Engineering Simulation

Available Until April 12, 2023

Organizations have long used simulation-based approaches to develop better products faster and at a lower cost. As new mobility technologies emerge, engineering simulation software is helping teams to accelerate innovation and overcome the business-critical challenges needed to win the race toward electrification. This 30-minute Webinar examines how several OEMs and major suppliers have made progress in their electrification journey using powerful, comprehensive simulation engineering software. Sponsor: Ansys

LiDAR’s Newest Tricks

Available Until April 7, 2023

Today’s expanding operational design domains are placing new demands on the onboard sensors of advanced driver-assistance systems and automated vehicles that employ high levels of driving automation. LiDAR sensing is a vital aspect of engineering a robust sensor suite, and developers are responding with increasingly sophisticated technology. This 60-minute Webinar examines the latest developments in LiDAR technology that will help advance the capabilities of onboard vehicle sensing. Sponsors: Labsphere, Teledyne FLIR, Yokogawa Test&Measurement

Certification of eVTOL Aircraft: Leveraging Simulation for Safety and Structural Integrity

Available Until April 6, 2023

The world is riding a wave of commercial transportation innovation with the advent of the eVTOL industry. With every new aircraft comes sophisticated technology that must be tested and certified as safe for the public. In this 60-minute Webinar, two experts discuss the certification of eVTOL aircraft and how to leverage engineering simulation to ensure safety and structural integrity. Sponsor: Hexagon

Shorten Electric Vehicle Development Cycle Using NI and AVL Virtual Testing Solution

Available Until March 29, 2023

As electric vehicle powertrains grow more complex, model-based design and testing promise true insight, detailed communication, and engineering and operational process efficiency. Automotive test engineers who are focused on electric powertrain development want to shift as much test as possible to simulation earlier in the development process, decreasing dependence on costly dynamometer and field testing. This 45-minute Webinar examines how model-based FPGA simulation and an integrated systems approach combine flexibility with off-the-shelf delivery. Sponsor: NI 

From Optimization to Uncertainty Quantification Through Machine Learning

Available Until March 24, 2023

Optimization continues to play an important role in simulation. Advances in machine learning have led to the ability to build highly accurate emulators, also known as predictive models. These emulators have a key role in Uncertainty Quantification (UQ). This 60-minute Webinar provides an introduction to machine-learning-based UQ and emulation and their benefits to optimization. Examples are used to highlight the additional benefits of such an approach over more basic optimization techniques. Sponsor: SmartUQ

How Adaptive AUTOSAR Solves Complexity in Automotive with High-Performance Computing

Available Until March 23, 2023

Advancements in automotive architecture with high-performance computing and its associated complexity are driving the adoption of Adaptive AUTOSAR. Centralized and zonal architectures need new standardized middleware to perform the functions required for advanced and autonomous driving capabilities. This evolution brings new system requirements. In this 60-minute Webinar, experts share the benefits and best approaches for implementing standardized Adaptive AUTOSAR. Sponsor: Elektrobit 

Advanced Motor and Drive Analysis

Available Until March 17, 2023

You know the basics of electrical power measurements, have set up your dyno, and made key measurements – which is great. But as your motor and drive projects progress, the complexities of system drive requirements can change frequently. Control algorithms, networked communications, and mechanical systems form a complex web of interactions that need sorting. This 60-minute Webinar explains how to get past ground-level measurements and delve into comprehensive solutions that leverage test and measurement instruments including power analyzers, high-speed data acquisition, and real-time software. Sponsor: Yokogawa Test&Measurement

Using ST Stellar MCU Virtual Prototypes to Deliver Next-Generation Software-Defined Vehicles

Available Until March 16, 2023

Automotive microcontrollers for next-generation software-defined vehicles need to deliver higher software capabilities. ST Stellar Integration MCUs offer safe, secure, and deterministic solutions for new vehicle architectures. The use of virtual prototypes is a key enabler to solving the emerging, complex software development challenges throughout the automotive design and test supply chain. This 30-minute Webinar provides an overview of ST Stellar Integration MCU architectures and application domains, explores how virtual prototypes enable the supply chain, and includes a discussion on their benefits. Sponsor: Synopsys

Big Data on the Horizon: New Generation of Distributed Optical Fiber Sensors

Available Until February 24, 2023

This 15-minute Tech Talk examines new distributed optical fiber sensors and discusses what’s needed to convert the data they collect into useful sensing signals. Topics include how enhanced systems will help solve problems such as vehicle traffic, security intrusions, and gas leaks and how research on the use of data science in sensing will enable systems ranging from robotic surgery to smart cities. Sponsor: OFS

The Flexibility of Embedded Systems and Automation in 2022

Available Until February 22, 2023

This 60-minute Webinar examines embedded systems designed to give developers fast, convenient, and simplified solutions for industrial and embedded applications. Two experts in industrial IoT will discuss the implementation of solutions that are needed for the success of smart industry, smart cities, and smart service ecosystems. Sponsor: Avnet, Advantech

Accelerate Electric Vehicle Engineering with Simcenter Digital Twin

Available Until February 17, 2023

This is the decade of electrification – and significant disruptions to the automotive ecosystem. This 45-minute Webinar discusses how a digital twin approach using model-based engineering and integrated processes for design, simulation, optimization, and verification can help you make the right engineering decision on what vehicle architecture to choose, how to deal with complex engineering problems, and how to manage the balance between the all-important driving range and charging time with driving dynamics, noise and vibration, thermal comfort, and durability. Sponsor: Siemens

Electromagnetic Solenoid Manufacturing Optimization

Available until February 15, 2023

Many high-end technologies require the use of electron beams for their end use. These items include radar components, oncology equipment, satellite communications, and linear accelerators. Depending on the beam focusing requirements, these solenoids can range in size from fitting in the palm of your hand to being taller than a person. This Tech Talk provides a brief review of current manufacturing capabilities and design considerations in order to optimize performance and manufacturability of your electromagnetic beam focusing system. Sponsor: Arnold Magnetic Technologies

Elevate Medical Design: Smart, Cost-Effective TPU Films with Polypropylene Carrier

Available Until February 8, 2023

Platilon® TPU films are used as a high-quality material for advanced wound care and medical wearables. Polypropylene carrier technology has allowed the development of a material that offers a clean, rigid, customizable solution to converting challenges. This 30-minute Webinar examines how the alliance of a polypropylene carrier with thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU) blown films meets high demands in terms of process efficiency and end use performance. Sponsor: Covestro

Commercial-Vehicle Propulsion: Hydrogen’s Potential to Fuel a Revolution

Available Until January 27, 2023

Hydrogen is fast emerging as a promising substitute for fossil fuels, as truck OEMs, engine manufacturers, and suppliers accelerate the development and launch of hydrogen-fueled commercial vehicles. While fuel cells tend to dominate the discussion, hydrogen combustion engines also are advancing to proof-of-concept testing on their path to production. Speakers in this 60-minute Webinar discuss the latest advancements and address the benefits and challenges to both hydrogen avenues. Sponsors: COMSOL, Emerson, FEV

X-ray CT Solutions for Lithium-Ion Battery Production

Available Until January 26, 2023

In the structure of a lithium-ion (Li-ion) battery, build quality is directly linked to safety. There are many challenges in the Li-ion battery manufacturing process. Therefore, quality control is required in each process. X-ray CT inspection is useful for solving problems. However, up until now, both CT image acquisition and reconstruction were slow and could not be used inline. This 60-minute Webinar examines a CT solution that provides fast, inline inspection. Its unique capabilities include a microfocus rotating target, helical CT, half turn CT, and offset CT, which allow many assembly processes to be quickly inspected. Sponsor: Nikon

Common Mode Choke Design and Material Selection

Available Until January 19, 2023

The common mode choke is a critical component in electromagnetic interference filtering. The magnetic material selected is commonly overlooked and is often not evaluated against application requirements. This 30-minute Webinar investigates the relationship between magnetic material properties and filtering performance. Sponsor: Standex Electronics

Be Stronger, Get Tougher, and Go Lighter with Long Fiber Reinforced Thermoplastics

Available Until December 16, 2022

Long fiber reinforced thermoplastic composites have earned their place as the go-to material for structural applications that push the limits of what plastics can do, even replacing metals. This 60-minute Webinar examines how you can deploy long fiber’s stronger and tougher performance while obtaining valuable weight reduction. Topics include how long fiber outperforms other reinforced plastics. Sponsor: Avient

How to Improve Device Service Lifetime Through Advanced Material Science

Available Until December 16, 2022

In the early stages of design, engineers have the challenging task of finding which material will lead to the best working solution. This 10-minute Tech Talk examines how to accelerate and extend the service life of medical devices without compromising on the cost of manufacturing. It also discusses the best materials for cutting-edge designs. Sponsor: Omniseal Solutions

Simulation and Testing: The Driving Forces for Engineering the Vehicle of the Future

Available Until December 15, 2022

The era of the traditional carmaker is over. With electrification and advancements in ADAS technologies, vehicle development has become a complex integration exercise. This 60-minute Webinar explains how to manage complexity and use it as a competitive advantage. It also examines transforming your vehicle development process by enabling teams to simulate side-by-side. It compares agile and traditional V&V processes and discusses how the digital twin helps to break down barriers and maintain integration. Sponsor: Siemens    

New Liquid Silicone Rubber with Primerless Adhesion to Polycarbonate

Available Until December 14, 2022

Self-adhesive liquid silicone rubbers (LSR) that bond to many plastics and metals without a primer or physical pretreatment are particularly advantageous for medical products. This flexibility means they can be used for multi-functional parts. This 30-minute Webinar examines a new LSR that now adheres to polycarbonate without surface treatment or a mechanical bond. Sponsor: Wacker

Transforming CAD Data Management: How Companies Improve Access to Design Data with the Cloud

Available Until December 13, 2022

The COVID crisis has accelerated digital collaboration, requiring companies to be more agile. This 60-minute Webinar presents new research on how top performers are using cloud-based CAD to meet their data management challenges and achieve true real-team collaborative product development. Industry experts share proven ways the product development process can be improved and offer ways to reach a new level of capability in the design process. Sponsor: Onshape (PTC)

Effective Power Management: Minimizing Downtime and Maximizing Efficiency

Available Until December 8, 2022

Comprehensive monitoring of real-time power conditions throughout a facility helps ensure the safe, reliable, efficient, and compliant operation of systems. Power management systems prevent disturbances of operations while controlling energy costs and enhancing safety. Choosing a system, however, can be challenging. This 60-minute Webinar highlights how to select the appropriate power distribution and monitoring equipment, control system, sensors, and data management software. Sponsors: EA Elektro-Automatik, Grundfos, Rohde & Schwarz

High-Reliability Coating Solutions for Demanding Environments

Available Until December 7, 2022

As technologies become more complex, often with tight space and weight considerations, it’s vital that designers and manufacturers find the most effective solution to shield their products from potential threats. This 60-minute Webinar offers an opportunity to learn more about conformal coatings including the various types of coatings and coating processes, the properties and benefits that coatings offer, and applications protected by today’s coatings. Sponsor: Specialty Coating Systems

How to Reduce Aircraft Noise Emissions

Available Until December 2, 2022

This 60-minute Webinar offers information on how SIMULIA PowerFLOW is used by industry and research institutions to assess and reduce the noise that people hear when an aircraft flies over them. This noise comes not only from the engines but also the airflow around the landing gears, flaps, and slats. The presentation shows how users can simulate isolated components as well as the entire aircraft and then use these results for digital certification, saving on costly flight tests. Sponsor: Dassault Systèmes

FACE 3.1 Enhancements: What Could Possibly Go Wrong?

Available Until December 1, 2022

The Future Airborne Capability Environment (FACE™) approach is a government-and-industry-developed software standard and business strategy. It satisfies the DoD MOSA principles with the aim of enabling the reuse of capability-based software components across different hardware computing environments. Adherence to any such standard comes with overhead, especially when there is a new version to grasp. This 60-minute Webinar introduces the principles of the FACE standard by drawing on the expertise of a FACE Verification Authority, a defense systems OEM, and a Tier 1 provider of a FACE-compliant RTOS. The three presenters examine v3.1 of the standard, the significance of changes to specific user cases, and real-life experiences to help highlight what to expect. Sponsors: LDRA, Lynx Software Technologies, Collins Aerospace

The Impact of SOSA on Military Computing

Available Until November 18, 2022

SOSA is a relatively new standard being driven by the Air Force, Army, Navy, and various government agencies to develop a unified, technical, open systems architecture standard for complex systems such as radar, EO/IR, SIGINT, electronic warfare, and communications. It has gained incredible traction in just a couple of years, with many defense contractors having already demonstrated working hardware and software. This 60-minute Webinar highlights some of the most recent technical advances driving SOSA forward. Sponsors: Atrenne, Curtiss Wright, Elma, Kontron, Pentek, Tektronix

Application of Industrial Metrology in Industry 4.0

Available Until November 17, 2022

This 20-minute Lunch & Learn explores how industrial metrology tools have been successfully applied to overcome the challenges faced by manufacturers engaged in precision machining. The discussion draws from experience in aerospace, automotive, medical, consumer, and military manufacturing to provide real-world examples of how leading companies are successfully making the move to Industry 4.0. Sponsor: Renishaw Inc.

Digital Solutions to Design Vehicles for Noise and Vibration

Available Until November 12, 2022

This 60-minute Webinar discusses digital solutions that can be used by OEMs to find and mitigate potential noise issues from the earliest stages of design, reducing development risks and providing better designs. Specifically, it examines digital solutions by SIMULIA that can minimize the noise and vibration inside the cabin while reducing cost and development time. Sponsor: Dassault Systèmes

Using High-Resolution X-ray Computed Tomography to Inspect Additive Manufactured Parts

Available Until November 11, 2022

Additive manufacturing (AM) techniques are replacing conventional “subtractive” machining for producing low volumes of complex parts. While some of these parts may be used for safety-critical functions, their complex nature means they’re less suited to conventional inspection techniques. X-ray micro-computed tomography (µCT) gives a full 3D quantitative picture of the structure of a part, both internal and external. This 30-minute Webinar explains how µCT works and how the full 3D inspection of complex AM parts can give users confidence in this exciting new technology. Sponsors: Nikon Metrology, Avonix Imaging

Protecting Battery Management System Electronics with Conformal Coatings

Available Until November 10, 2022

A key component in the design of any electric vehicle is the battery management system (BMS). The BMS helps to optimize the usage of the vehicle’s batteries and maintain an optimal temperature. Keeping the BMS working is critical for overall vehicle safety and preventing thermal runaway. This Tech Talk discusses how conformal coatings provide reliable electrical isolation and protection against corrosion from coolant. Sponsor: Specialty Coating Systems

Adhesives and the Future of Battery Designs

Available Until November 9, 2022

Automotive powertrain design is gaining traction in fully electric vehicles, and adhesives are contributing to improved thermal conductivity, faster charging processes, and greater durability. Adhesive bonding also provides significant advantages for EV battery assembly by contributing to lean manufacturing processes, improved long-term durability, and crash resistance. This 30-minute Webinar examines how adhesives can help advance different battery designs and reduce battery design complexity. Sponsor: DuPont

Innovations in Distributed Acoustic Sensing

Available Until November 8, 2022

This Tech Talk looks at how to achieve improved distributed acoustic and vibration sensing using optical fiber with continuous, grating-enhanced backscattering. It examines how increasing the power budget of distributed optical fiber acoustic and vibration sensors can provide freedom to system designers, offering a practical, cost-effective tool for satisfying system requirements. Sponsor: OFS

Latest Enhancements for ADAS Sensor Testing and Simulation

Available Until November 4, 2022

Building out advanced driver assistance systems appears to be the realistic pathway to higher levels of vehicle autonomy, placing a fresh emphasis on sensor development. As sensor makers and integrators scramble to reduce cost and complexity while simultaneously enhancing performance, a new importance has been placed on testing and simulation to validate design parameters and improve speed to market. This 60-minute Webinar examines new practices and enablers for all aspects of sensor simulation and testing. Sponsors: dSPACE, EA Elektro-Automatik, Elektrobit, Pickering, Radiant Vision Systems, VI-grade

Operational Safety Assessment Metrics for Automated Driving System-Operated Vehicles: SAE J3237

Available Until November 3, 2022

As development of automated driving system (ADS)-operated vehicles (AVs) progresses, it’s essential for operational safety to be quantified with well-defined metrics. An established set of operational safety assessment (OSA) metrics is needed as a starting point to quantify the level of risk associated with AVs on the road. An important SAE standard (Recommended Practice J3237) currently under development is intended for this purpose, providing a set of OSA metrics for industry to use as part of the quantification of operational safety competency. This 60-minute Webinar discusses this important topic. Sponsor: Keysight Technologies

Solutions for Automotive Interior Colors

Available Until November 2, 2022

This 30-minute Webinar discusses the types of surfaces found in vehicles and the considerations to think about when measuring these various surfaces, including gloss surfaces, the difference in gloss angle measurements, different instrument geometries, and the importance of keeping the same geometry through your supply chain. Sponsor: Konica Minolta Sensing Americas

The Art of EV Propulsion System Design

Available Until October 26, 2022

What separates a good electric-vehicle propulsion system from a great one? It’s all in the details of system integration – designing, selecting, and calibrating a complex mix of battery chemistry, traction motor, power control, thermal management, charging hardware, and other components, plus layers of software – to create a customer-pleasing system. In this 60-minute Webinar, experts discuss the challenges of these complex systems. Sponsors: 3M, AAM, COMSOL, dSPACE, DuPont, Siemens

Sensors, Apps, and Wearables: The Future of Medical Diagnostics

Available Until October 21, 2022

Wearables and medical apps have evolved from simple accessories to real-time and noninvasive biosensors, allowing for the continuous monitoring of individuals and providing information for determining health status and even preliminary medical diagnosis. In addition, wearable biosensors allow healthcare providers to monitor the physiological traits of patients after therapeutics or treatments. This 60-minute Webinar examines some of these solutions and explores their role in the future of healthcare. Sponsors: Analog Devices, COMSOL, Element, OmniVision, Zurich Instruments

Getting Started with Multiphysics Simulation in the Cloud with SimScale

Available Until October 21, 2022

Engineering simulation has traditionally been a tool reserved for large organizations. Technical and economic access barriers have prevented design teams from leaning more on simulation to drive their daily design decisions. This 30-minute Webinar shows how a cloud-native simulation solution removes these traditional access barriers and enables engineers to run multiphysics simulations efficiently. Sponsor: SimScale

Technical Ceramics: Reshaping the Possible in Electric Vehicles

Available Until October 20, 2022

Components manufactured from technical ceramics are helping to advance electric vehicle technologies. These high-performance materials can help extend system life, improve range, and increase safety in battery electric and hybrid vehicle applications. This 60-minute Webinar provides an overview of technical ceramic material properties and how they can outperform metals and polymers in EVs. Sponsor: CoorsTek

Entering a New Era with Linux-Based Automotive Software-in-the-Loop Test Tools

Available Until October 14, 2022

Trends such as ADAS and AD make software the differentiating factor in the automotive industry. To keep pace with innovations and to shorten development cycles, testing of ECUs must shift-left. The use of SiL simulations is an established approach to frontload test activities to earlier development phases. Linux-based simulations are increasingly popular. This 30-minute Webinar examines interactive, cloud-based SiL simulations on Linux. Sponsor: Synopsys

Zip Chain Revolution: Power Transmission Solutions That Transform Operations

Available Until October 13, 2022

In this 45-minute Webinar, a product specialist of power transmission components discusses a revolutionary high-speed electronic actuator designed to help solve process bottlenecks and unique applications that require a small installation footprint. The design utilizes an exclusive segmented roller chain that is “zipped” together using a unique sprocket. Sponsor: U.S. Tsubaki

X-ray Computed Tomography: Enabling Safe and Effective Battery Technology

Available Until October 12, 2022

With battery-powered devices making their way into every facet of life, the margin for error and faulty products is smaller than ever. Manufacturers need to inspect these devices and detect the smallest defects. This 30-minute Webinar presents an overview of applications of industrial X-ray computed tomography, with specific emphasis on batteries and energy storage devices. It examines how high-resolution, high-brilliance X-ray technology is providing battery manufacturers with a powerful tool for high-throughput quality inspection and comprehensive failure analysis. Sponsor: Nikon, Avonix Imaging

Commercial Vehicle Electrification: Batteries or Fuel Cells?

Available Until October 7, 2022

The regulatory climate is increasingly calling for fleets full of zero-emission commercial vehicles. As the industry continues R&D efforts to move in this direction, a question arises: Will these vehicles ultimately be powered by batteries or hydrogen fuel cells? The answer you’re likely to hear from experts is both. On the engineering side of this topic, another question that comes to mind is: How can engineers develop and test battery and fuel cell control systems? In this 60-minute Webinar, panelists address the benefits and challenges to both of these zero-emission avenues, including infrastructure build-out, application suitability, cost, and technical hurdles that still need to be resolved. Sponsors: 3M, COMSOL, dSPACE, Eaton, EA Elektro Automatik, VOSS

Getting to Market Faster: How to Select Pumps for Clinical Diagnostics and Medical Devices

Available Until October 6, 2022

Pumps play an integral role in medical devices, but there are so many different pumps, what should designers prioritize when selecting the best pump for their device? In this 45-minute Webinar, experts share their knowledge and experience of the most important considerations for choosing pumps for medical applications and accelerating time to market. Sponsor: Watson-Marlow Fluid Technology Group

Getting ePowertrain NVH Right the First Time with Simulation-Led Strategies

Available Until October 4, 2022

In this 60-minute Webinar, a transmission and electric powertrain NVH specialist discusses electric vehicle powertrain design challenges and simulation-led approaches to get to the right decisions faster and earlier in the design process. Real-world examples are included. Sponsor: Hexagon

Engineered Fillers for Vehicle Lightweighting: Doing More With Less

Available Until September 30, 2022

OEMs are pushing their Tier 1s to reduce the weight of their end products so the weight of the total vehicle is minimized. Lower weight is directly correlated to improved fuel efficiency and range as well as less CO2 greenhouse emissions. This 30-minute Webinar shows the possibilities of Expancel lightweight filler products to reduce the weight of different parts of the vehicle. It also demonstrates the differences of other lightweight solutions. Sponsor: Nouryon

Managing the Complexity of Sealing Battery Housings in Electric Mobility Applications

Available Until September 29, 2022

As the world of E-mobility continues to rapidly evolve, robust sealing solutions remain critical for high-performance operation and extended service life. One such area where the challenges of sealing involve more than just perimeter length is battery housings. This 60-minute Webinar reviews the challenges associated with battery housing sealing used in electric mobility and provides guidance about the critical factors that must be considered in every sourcing decision. Sponsor: Freudenberg-NOK

Artemis: Back to the Moon

Available Until September 28, 2022

With the Artemis program, NASA will land the first woman and next man on the Moon by 2024, using innovative technologies to explore more of the lunar surface. This 60-minute Webinar highlights the scientific instruments and technologies being prepared for Moon deliveries by U.S. companies beginning in 2021, the science that could advance understanding of Earth, and how Artemis will prepare for landing humans on Mars. Sponsors: Advanced Assembly, COMSOL, EaglePicher Technologies, Halkey-Roberts, New England Wire Technologies

Don’t Let the Future of High-Voltage Cables Shock You

Available Until September 23, 2022

Government emission standards have led to the rapid growth of EVs, HEVs, and PHEVs, which in turn has led to a rapid increase in the use of large gauge wires and cables. Harness manufacturers must take care to ensure quality connections in the harsh environments where these cables and terminations perform. This 30-minute Webinar focuses on the future tooling needs of the automotive industry and the role of advanced controls and monitoring innovations to support long-term industry growth. Sponsor: TE Connectivity  

Software Reuse in Automotive Engineering

Available Until September 22, 2022

There are few engineering approaches that have as large an impact on software quality and time to market than engineering for reuse. Most engineers are familiar with reuse from a mechanical platform approach (e.g., Volkswagen’s MQB platform). This 60-minute Webinar covers the business drivers and the type of results that a software platform approach can achieve. Included are questions and answers regarding the business and organizational challenges associated with this type of transformation, as well as the engineering processes associated with achieving a common software platform. Sponsor: IBM

Advanced High-Peak-Power Semiconductor Laser Transmitter Solutions for LiDAR

Available Until September 21, 2022

LiDAR for high-level autonomous driving is quickly progressing into mass deployment. Several new car models will be equipped with the latest LiDAR technology, signaling an incoming wave of LiDAR commercialization. As a critical part of LiDAR system development, novel high-peak-power line beam and flash transmitter solutions based on EEL, VCSEL, or DPSS lasers with unique features are being developed for LiDAR system architectures. This 60-minute Webinar discusses various design approaches, technical challenges, and application examples of LiDAR laser transmitter solutions. Sponsor: Focuslight

The Role of Multi-Angle Spectrophotometers in Color Measurement

Available Until September 20, 2022 

With the sophistication of new pearlescent and metallic automotive paints and coatings, it has become more difficult than ever to quantify color, especially on a curved surface. This 30-minute Webinar examines how to meet the challenges of measuring metallic and pearlescent coatings as well as curved surface samples quickly, accurately, and repeatedly. Specifically, it explores the role of multi-angle spectrophotometers in solving issues that arise when measuring color in modern automotive coatings. Sponsor: Konica Minolta Sensing Americas

Thermoplastic Solutions to Address Trends and Needs in Automotive Exterior and Interior Trim

Available Until September 16, 2022

How can engineering thermoplastic technologies help produce the high-quality trim components that customers demand? This 30-minute Webinar addresses this question and touches on relevant topics such as high-flow materials for lightweight thin-walled applications, RADAR design considerations for plastic-based trim parts, and mechanically recycled solutions. Sponsor: SABIC

Transforming Catheter Design with Advanced Performance Materials

Available Until September 15, 2022

There is a need to construct catheters with thinner walls in order to maximize functionality. How do you break free from conventional solutions to eliminate multi-material layers in catheters and simplify production? Advanced performance materials, along with the right methodology, can help you disrupt industry norms and reach optimal levels of form and function. This 10-minute Tech Talk examines what's possible in medical device design with the right materials and technology innovations. Sponsor: The Chemours Company

Future Automotive HPC Architecture and Elements for Success

Available Until September 15, 2022

High-performance computing (HPC) architectures are the key to creating next-generation vehicles – provided you understand their unique implementation challenges. In this 60-minute Webinar, experts offer first-hand expertise on the latest HPC engineering requirements, advanced integration concepts, proven testing, and debugging strategies. Sponsor:  Elektrobit

Best Signal and Interconnect Technologies for ADAS/EV Infotainment Systems

Available until September 9, 2022

This 60-minute Webinar provides an overview of electronic and electrical trends in vehicle safety and control systems. An expert in interconnect technologies offers insight and best practices on how both component and systems designers are turning to proven, as well as emerging, connector technologies to provide more robust, easier to assemble components capable of supporting higher density requirements in mission-critical vehicle electronic modules. Sponsor: Molex

Integrated Electro-Fluidic Hybrid Connectors

Available until September 8, 2022

This Tech Talk examines the improved usability available through integrated electro-fluidic hybrid connections. It also discusses how quick connect and disconnect solutions advance the functionality and design of equipment and processes. Sponsor: CPC

R&D to Production: How to Speed Up Your Electrification Product Development

Available Until September 7, 2022

This 20-minute Tech Talk examines the best course of action for your programs as they move from R&D to prototyping, pre-production, and finally full production. It discusses ways to streamline these steps in order to guarantee success, specifically utilizing a vertically integrated experience that allows critical time savings as programs transition through development and eliminates costly delays and back-and-forth with suppliers and market capabilities. Sponsor: Arnold Magnetic Technologies

Modularity, Flexibility, and Scalability: How Enclosures Are Changing Industrial Automation

Available Until September 1, 2022

Today’s evolving industrial automation systems often require the flexibility that a modular enclosure system affords. This 60-minute Webinar examines how to leverage bayable enclosures and a range of available mounting options to maximize your space. It also discusses why frame style is so important and the facts behind common misconceptions about modular enclosures. Sponsor: Rittal

Beyond Battery Cycling: Testing Batteries in the Automotive Industry

Available Until August 31, 2022

As automotive battery technologies continue to advance, battery testing is a critical step in the process of bringing a vehicle to market, particularly for hybrid and battery electric vehicles. In this 60-minute Webinar, an automotive testing expert explains what is needed to test a battery and discusses the latest testing requirements, procedures, and best practices. Sponsor: Element

SOSA's Impact on OpenVPX Technology

Available Until August 26, 2022

The OpenVPX Systems Specification, which improves the interoperability of COTS 3U and 6U VPX boards through the implementation of predefined system topologies, has been in existence for a decade and has had a major impact on military computing. This 60-minute Webinar looks at some of the specification's most significant technical milestones and what advances are being worked on today to ensure its continued implementation in the future. Sponsors: Analog Devices, Atrenne, Pentek

Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence for Decision-Making Under Uncertainty

Available Until August 25, 2022

Uncertainties abound in today’s world: the COVID-19 pandemic, environmental change, and personalization in products and services. The engineering world is no different; uncertainty plays a large role in simulation, autonomous vehicle design and development, digital twins/thread, and digital transformations. Companies and organizations must continue to reevaluate and adapt their decision-making processes to the ever-changing environment. This 60-minute Webinar discusses how machine learning and artificial intelligence can help decision-makers in these uncertain times. Sponsor: SmartUQ

Advanced Crimp Theory for Small Wire Applications

Available Until August 19, 2022

Industry trends toward miniaturization are driving connector designs ever smaller. Small wire terminations present unique challenges for crimp tooling designers and end users. This 60-minute Webinar focuses on factors that affect the quality of small wire terminations and special considerations needed to overcome small wire termination challenges. Sponsor: TTI

Considerations When Selecting Heat Shrink Processing Equipment

Available Until August 18, 2022

Sealing and protecting electrical splices across a range of demanding applications requires not only the appropriate heat shrink tubing but also the right application tooling. Application requirements and volume are critical factors in processing equipment selection. This 30-minute Webinar focuses on equipment selection and use in the heat shrink process and considerations when balancing application needs, cost, quality, and production volume. Sponsor: TE Connectivity

 

Innovations and Techniques for Joining Dissimilar Materials

Available Until August 12, 2022

The never-ending effort to reduce vehicle weight brings a widening spectrum of materials as candidates for vehicle bodies and structures, as well as interior components and trim. Invariably, these dissimilar materials must be joined. The science that enables this task is advancing as rapidly as the materials themselves. This 60-minute Webinar discusses the latest techniques in materials joining. Sponsors: Boker’s Inc., COMSOL, Panacol-USA

Advanced Components to Enhance Laser System Performance

Available Until August 11, 2022

Laser systems perform to the level of their weakest component. This 30-minute Webinar showcases the role that critical supporting components such as pump diodes, optical fiber, crystals, and other design choices will have on laser system performance. It also offers practical component selection considerations to build reliable laser systems. Sponsor: Coherent

Crucial Considerations When Choosing the Right Enclosure for Your Application

Available Until August 10, 2022

You have many considerations when selecting the right enclosures for your application or facility. The ideal enclosure for your industrial application does exist, and making the right selection will help you overcome mounting challenges, increase your flexibility when it comes to wiring, prevent unnecessary downtime, and even decrease your energy consumption and utility costs. This 60-minute Webinar addresses crucial considerations when specifying an enclosure for your equipment. Sponsor: Rittal

How to Protect Your Projects from Moisture and Pressure: 5 Common Mistakes Engineers Make

Available Until August 5, 2022

This 30-minute Webinar examines five common mistakes that engineers make when designing sealed enclosures to protect their projects from moisture and pressure. Understanding these five principles can save your team thousands of dollars in time and work while ensuring that your final products can perform as designed whenever they’re needed. Sponsor: AGM

The Pathway to Successful Device Development

Available Until August 4, 2022

It’s a fact that 60% of a device’s cumulative lifetime cost is committed in the concept/architecture phase. Breaking away from traditional trial-and-error product development can reduce both the margin of error and the cost. This 60-minute Webinar examines proven processes for reducing project risk, minimizing costs, and getting your device to market faster. Sponsor: Teleflex Medical OEM

Maximizing Power in High-Reliability Applications: Applying SWaP to Connectivity

Available Until August 3, 2022

This 60-minute Webinar examines SWaP (size, weight, and power) and how it relates to connector selection for high-reliability applications. It looks at each aspect in detail and reviews the implications that system designers must consider when selecting components. Topics include current de-rating and implications for designers, evaluating power density in amps per inch, working voltage, and the impact of temperature rise and connector material selection. Sponsor: TTI Harwin

New Frontiers in Dynamic Gesture Sensing for Automotive Applications

Available Until August 2, 2022

Automakers predict driver safety will improve when knobs and touchscreens are replaced by gesture and proximity sensing. However, most gesture-sensing systems are based on traditional time-of-flight cameras that bring high cost, complexity, and space issues. This 15-minute Webinar covers streamlined, cost-effective automotive gesture-sensing solutions featuring infrared-based optical sensors with integrated photodiode array and lens. It also includes a dynamic gesture-sensing demo. Sponsor: Maxim Integrated

Making Cost an Attribute in Electric Vehicle Development

Available Until July 28, 2022

This 30-minute Webinar highlights how Arrival leverages aPriori’s automated cloud-based technology to optimize the vehicle development process. Topics include Arrival’s objective in the automotive industry and the associated challenges, how to maximize efficiency of resources across the product lifecycle, and how to create a culture where everyone is accountable for cost. Sponsor: aPriori

Digital Cockpit Architecture and Evolution: Past, Present, and Future

Available Until  July 27, 2022

The megatrends of electrification, autonomy, shared driving or mobility-as-a-service, and the extension of the digital lifestyle to modern vehicles are transforming the automotive industry. Not only are these trends changing what and how we drive, but they are also fundamentally changing the architectures needed to support next-generation digital cockpit use cases and experiences. This 60-minute Webinar examines how a state-of-the-art digital cockpit platform provides a homogeneous solution for evolving automotive electronic architectures. Sponsor: Qualcomm

From PPE to Testing: Emerging Technologies from COVID-19

Available Until July 22, 2022

COVID-19 has ushered in a host of new technologies – many under the FDA’s Emergency Use Authorization. Which of these technologies will replace or drastically change the medtech landscape? And, what will it take for these devices to make the transition to fully approved 510(k) devices? This 60-minute Webinar from the editors of Medical Design Briefs examines some of these emerging technologies and explores their role in the future of healthcare. Sponsor: EA Elektro-Automatik

Why Managing Risk in Excel Spreadsheets for Medical Device Development Is Dangerous

Available Until July 21, 2022

Risk management is critical to developing safe, effective medical devices. While Excel may be an easy place to start, it can lead to costly mistakes such as missing data and broken links. This 10-minute Tech Talk discusses when to make the jump from Excel to a purpose-built risk management product, how to efficiently perform common risk activities such as preliminary hazard analysis, and how to connect PHA outputs to design inputs for full product design traceability, as well as the impact that using Excel vs. a purpose-built product can have on regulatory preparedness. Sponsor: Cognition

Auto Safety: Crash Test Accelerometer Design and Benefits

Available Until July 20, 2022

The design of piezoresistive accelerometers used for automotive crash testing has advanced rapidly. Modern designs use high-sensitivity sensing elements for greater signal-to-noise performance, and multi-mode damping for attenuation of excessively high frequencies. Advancements in integrated ESD protection methods have made handling easier, and specialized calibrations ensure accurate integration with DAQ systems. This 60-minute Webinar explores the driving factors behind these advancements, the methods by which they’ve been accomplished, and how they impact real-world automotive crash test measurements. Sponsor: PCB Piezotronics

Challenging Boundaries with Electroacoustic Technology

Available Until July 15, 2022

This 30-minute Webinar explores the universe of sound and examines electroacoustic technology that can be used in systems that detect, unearth, sense, and encounter. Electroacoustic transducers are the heart of a sensor system, whether it’s advanced sonar used by the Navy or ultrasonics used in industry. The Webinar also discusses the capabilities of the technology and how it can be optimized and utilized in new ways such as with rockets, in space stations, under the ice, and in rovers on other planets. Sponsor: Massa

Auto, Aero and Defense Electrification: Optimizing Induction Motor Design for Manufacturing

Available Until July 14, 2022

As the global electrification trend continues, there are greater demands on motors in terms of operating speeds, temperatures, and efficiencies. For example, very large turbine generators are needed to power multiple-wing propellers used on hybrid and electric aircraft. This 60-minute Webinar examines the importance of optimizing induction motor design for manufacturing. Also discussed are manufacturability pros and cons within the stator and rotor, as well as all the materials and processes that go into making a highly efficient, quality motor. Sponsor: Arnold Magnetic Technologies

Turning Vision into Reality: How Advanced Performance Materials Can Bring Your Designs to Life

Available Until July 13, 2022

Today’s medical device designers and engineers are responsible for not only meeting the demands of this ever-changing industry but also sparking the kind of innovation that changes lives through new designs that never seemed possible until now. This 60-minute Webinar explores the science behind advanced performance materials for leading-edge medical devices. It spotlights the possibilities today’s technology enables as we look to solve the seemingly unsolvable and create a better tomorrow for all. Sponsor: Chemours 

Component Level Test Methodology for Phased Array Antennas

Available Until June 30, 2022

Antenna complexity continues to increase in satellite applications due to higher frequencies, wider bandwidth, and beamforming requirements. This 60-minute Webinar examines component testing in phased array systems, which has become increasingly challenging. Sponsor: Rohde & Schwarz

Reducing Battery Thermal Runaway Risks Through Testing and Simulation

Available Until June 29, 2022

This 60-minute Webinar provides an introduction to battery thermal runaway and then discusses how to understand thermal runaway through testing. It also examines considerations for simulating thermal runaway heat loads and finding the optimal design to reduce thermal runaway through simulation. Two case studies (NASA Pack Model and RISE Test Comparison) are included. Sponsor: Gamma Technologies

Developing Realistic Scenes to Enable Virtual Automated Driving Testing

Available Until June 24, 2022

This Tech Talk examines how to design 3D scenes for simulating and testing automated driving systems. The designed scenes can be exported to most driving simulation environments. Also discussed is how to create a scene using RoadRunner and then run it in CARLA, an open-source simulator for autonomous driving research. Sponsor: MathWorks

Unmanned Aircraft Technology

Available Until June 24, 2022

Unmanned aircraft is one of the fastest growing areas of modern technology, from complex surveillance systems, to sophisticated remotely piloted vehicles, to drones envisioned for parcel delivery. This 60-minute Webinar from the editors of Aerospace & Defense Technology explores some of the cutting-edge technologies being designed into modern unmanned aircraft. Sponsors: Connect Tech, IFS, PCB Piezotronics, Plethora, Tektronix, Teledyne DALSA

Testing Against Infinite Scenarios: Maximize ADAS/AD Validation Coverage Through Collaboration

Available Until June 23, 2022

As the world transitions from ADAS to autonomous vehicles, we’re working toward replacing the human driver. This is a rewarding ambition that promises more productivity, comfort, and safety to society’s mobility. But it is a complex challenge due to the infinite scenarios of the real world. This 60-minute Webinar examines how connecting people, ideas, and technology in the areas of testing, simulation, cloud computing, and IT infrastructure can help to overcome this challenge. Sponsor: NI

Insights on Transforming Automotive Tailgates with Thermoplastics

Available Until June 17, 2022

The auto industry is revolutionizing vehicle design/production, and engineers are rethinking everything including the tailgate. This 30-minute Webinar reflects on trends in tailgate design and discusses how the part is evolving. The session also considers critical factors in the material selection, design, and production of tailgates, in addition to the value of thermoplastics in enabling lightweight, stylish designs and the integration of new functionalities. Sponsor: SABIC

Battery & Electrification Summit - Day 2

Available Until June 16, 2022

The second day of this two-day virtual summit focuses on the automotive and commercial vehicle industries. Offering expert insight into how design teams can prepare for and support battery innovations, online sessions include:
•    Solid State: No Longer If, but When and How
•    The Startup Perspective 
•    Next-Generation Commercial-Vehicle Batteries
•    Advanced Anode and Cathode Development 
•    Critical Battery Materials Procurement and Supply Security

Battery & Electrification Summit - Day 1

Available Until June 15, 2022

This two-day virtual summit offers expert insight into how design teams can prepare for and support battery innovations across the aerospace and defense industries. Online sessions on the first day include:
•    Batteries in Space Applications
•    Emerging Battery Architectures and Their Applications
•    Electric Aircraft Battery Technology
•    Naval/Maritime Battery Technology Needs
•    Integrated Soldier Power and Data Systems

Enhanced Optical Fibers

Available Until June 15, 2022

Optical fibers are uniquely suited to distributed sensing applications, providing information about temperature, strain, and acoustics. This Tech Talk examines enhanced optical fibers for distributed acoustic sensing beyond the limits of Rayleigh backscattering. Specifically, it shares the results of a study on a new type of sensor fiber that promises to have a significant impact on the use of distributed acoustic sensing in many industries. Sponsor: OFS

Achieving Desired Functionality with Film Coatings

Available Until June 10, 2022

Diagnostic devices are becoming smaller, faster, and capable of supporting greater biochemical complexity. Consequently, the materials, surfaces, and manufacturing technologies used to produce them have become vital for function and performance control. To achieve desired functionality, modifications of surface chemistry are often required. Applying organosilane film coatings in highly uniform, Angstrom-thickness molecular monolayers is a surface modification technique that has proven reliable and predictable. This presentation describes the surface-altering properties of vapor-deposited organosilanes and provides real-world examples of their uses in life science device manufacture. Sponsor: Yield Engineering Systems Inc.

Commercial Vehicles: The Real Home for High-Level Autonomy

Available Until June 10, 2022

Commercial vehicles and off-road equipment – not passenger vehicles – are the logical starting point for implementing higher levels of automation. Established routes along long stretches of highway, as well as easily geofenced areas such as ports and construction sites, lend themselves to testing and deploying autonomous technology in a safer, more-controlled environment. In this 60-minute Webinar, experts discuss system validation and verification processes, the lessons learned from field testing of automated driving systems, and what needs to be solved to reach widespread Level 4 and 5 operation in commercial-vehicle fleets. Sponsors: Crystal, DEWESoft, dSPACE, EA Elektro Automatik, Focuslight Technologies, iMerit, ZF
 

Next-Generation Specialty Fluids for Industrial Critical Cleaning: What You Need to Know

Available Until June 9, 2022

As the world transitions to environmentally preferred solutions to achieve net zero carbon emissions, regulatory pressure is starting to grow around the use of TCE (trichloroethylene) and nPB (n-propyl bromide) for vapor degreaser cleaning. In this 30-minute Webinar, experts discuss today’s changing standards and provide suggestions for the most effective, affordable, and environmentally sustainable replacements. Sponsor: MicroCare  / Chemours 

Get More Out of Your EVs with Thermoplastics

Available Until June 8, 2022

Despite all their benefits, electric vehicles also bring some challenges to consumers, including charging time, battery range, and safety. Manufacturers need components that are durable and safe while delivering high performance. When considering high-voltage and structural components, especially in e-motors, batteries, and power electronics applications, advanced thermoplastic materials are the answer. This 60-minute Webinar examines how thermoplastics can help deliver components that are safer, longer lasting, compatible with fluids, and more efficient. Speakers share real-life examples of production parts and performance data. Sponsor: DuPont

Commercial-Vehicle Propulsion: Hydrogen’s Potential to Fuel a Revolution

Available Until January 27, 2023

Hydrogen is fast emerging as a promising substitute for fossil fuels, as truck OEMs, engine manufacturers, and suppliers accelerate the development and launch of hydrogen-fueled commercial vehicles. While fuel cells tend to dominate the discussion, hydrogen combustion engines also are advancing to proof-of-concept testing on their path to production. Speakers in this 60-minute Webinar discuss the latest advancements and address the benefits and challenges to both hydrogen avenues. Sponsors: COMSOL, Emerson, FEV

New Solutions to Further Enhance the Safe and Sustainable Use of EO

Available Until May 26, 2022

Ethylene oxide (EO) sterilization technology plays a vital role in enabling critical medical products and devices to safely reach patients worldwide. The same properties that make EO an effective sterilant require that it be carefully controlled to protect workers, communities, and patients. This 45-minute Webinar focuses on innovative solutions to enhance the safe, sustainable use of EO – without impacting available capacity – and discusses strategies to reduce EO usage while ensuring the designated sterility assurance level and the benefits derived. Sponsor: Sterigenics

Miniaturization of Medical Components

Available Until May 20, 2022

The advent of minimally invasive surgery, combined with the demand for both portable and wearable devices, has led to the need for ever smaller components. From temperature sensors, integrated circuits, and miniature valves to micro motors and drive systems, miniaturized components are enabling a new generation of medical devices and applications, including digital healthcare, remote monitoring, and wearable diagnostics. This 60-minute Webinar explores these components, their integration, and how they’re helping to transform healthcare delivery. Sponsors: Accumold, COMSOL, Jenoptik, Maxon, Rohde & Schwarz

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