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Gardner Business Media, Inc. Webinars
  • Tuesday, August 3, 2021 · 2:00 PM EDT
    Additive manufacturing is expanding rapidly and dynamically in the composites industry, with continuous and discontinuous fiber materials — thermoset and thermoplastic — being deployed in a variety of platforms, ranging from lab-scale to very larg...
  • Thursday, August 5, 2021 · 2:00 PM EDT
    Yes!

    Most quality technicians have been exposed to and probably use geometric dimensioning and tolerance (GD&T) information in their quality process. After all, GD&T has been in use for over 50 years.

    Join this webinar to learn more about GD&T a...
  • Tuesday, August 10, 2021 · 11:00 AM EDT
    Over the next decade, additive manufacturing will enable new products to feature unprecedented levels of complexity, to be 30–50% lighter and to be mass-customized to each local market.

    Join this event to learn about how you can start realizing s...
  • Wednesday, August 11, 2021 · 2:00 PM EDT
    Too many times, injection molders just guess what size temperature-control unit (TCU) is needed for their process or just use the same old one they have always used. All TCUs are not created equal! A general-purpose TCU might work, but are you get...
  • Wednesday, August 11, 2021 · 2:00 PM EDT
    Forget the buzzwords! Machine monitoring doesn't need to be hard. In this webinar Excellerant will show you how machine monitoring can make your work life easier and more fun.

    Do you want to make sure your jobs are on track? That you quoted enoug...
  • Tuesday, August 17, 2021 · 2:00 PM EDT
    Get a behind-the-scenes tour of the machine shop at Roush Yates.

    This tour will be hosted live as we follow a Roush Yates staff member with a camera around the facility, making stops in all of the main departments of the shop, including milling, ...
  • Thursday, August 19, 2021 · 2:00 PM EDT
    In this webinar, IntelliFinishing will demonstrate advanced computer controls/operations that could be developed for any sophisticated automated system—such as power and free or friction-based conveyorized systems. The presentation will include th...
  • Tuesday, August 24, 2021 · 2:00 PM EDT
    Numerous external factors can negatively affect component quality. Environmental influences such as temperature, air humidity, fluctuating materials quality, flow resistance and operator interventions all affect the production process. Adaptive Pr...
  • Wednesday, September 8, 2021 · 2:00 PM EDT
    The presenter, David Pierick, spent 30 years of his professional life developing and commercializing injection-molded parts, machines and molds. Three years ago, he switched his allegiance to additive manufacturing (AM).

    Why?

    David will do some ...
  • Thursday, July 22, 2021 · 2:00 PM EDT
    Discover what you need to know about systems, tooling and auxiliaries to make a successful move to rPET material.

    Market demand for more sustainable packaging is here to stay. To deliver on this demand, producers must adopt manufacturing processe...
  • Thursday, July 22, 2021 · 11:00 AM EDT
    The ability to mass customize designs with no minimum part run size makes metal 3D printing an attractive options for the luxury goods industry. Join this webinar to understand how luxury goods manufacturers are using the technology today to creat...
  • Wednesday, July 21, 2021 · 2:00 PM EDT
    Why settle for limited, inflexible manufacturing data when you can opt for actionable and secure data when and where you want it?

    Business leaders need clear goals and KPIs from real-time data to gain business insights, but they miss opportuniti...
  • Wednesday, July 21, 2021 · 11:00 AM EDT
    This episode of CW Trending takes a look at the opportunities for expanded use of composites in infrastructure applications. With the promise of increased investment in infrastructure coming from the U.S. government, civil engineers will be facing...
  • Tuesday, July 20, 2021 · 2:00 PM EDT
    Are you trying to figure out if your application needs three-axis, five-sided-axis (3+2) or five-axis machines? Some shops believe that using five-axis machines are beyond their capability. However, modern-day technology tools make it easier than ...
  • Thursday, July 15, 2021 · 2:00 PM EDT
    As you look to improve your production processes, automation is a must. But, what does that mean? There are many levels of automation and there is no "one size fits all" approach. Every application is unique and you don't necessarily need to autom...
  • Thursday, July 15, 2021 · 2:00 PM EDT
    In this presentation, Conair will discuss how desiccant is used along with heaters and blowers to reduce the moisture content within plastic resin. Matt Shope will talk about energy efficiency, dryer design and best practices for drying resin usin...
  • Wednesday, July 14, 2021 · 11:00 AM EDT
    As industries such as aerospace, medical and automotive advance in manufacturing technologies used, they are also facing the hurdle of labor shortages. Many companies are feeling these challenges and that their quality departments must adapt quick...
  • Tuesday, July 13, 2021 · 2:00 PM EDT
    The extrusion of rubber compounds can be challenging for optimizing formulations and processing conditions as it is a multistep process including mixing, milling, extrusion and curing. Replicating this process on a lab scale is a cost-effective wa...
  • Wednesday, June 30, 2021 · 2:00 PM EDT
    This session starts with an overview of the element phosphorus and its uses, which can ultimately lead to eutrophication of our water supply. To alleviate this issue and ensure the Earth's water supply is preserved for future generations the Envir...
  • Wednesday, June 30, 2021 · 2:00 PM EDT
    Purging tools that are molding thin-wall containers and lids can be a challenging task for many injection molders. In order to purge these types of tools, an injection molder must use a purge compound that is efficient at removing color from the h...
  • Tuesday, June 29, 2021 · 2:00 PM EDT
    Autodesk and Ultimaker have partnered to deliver a connected experience to manage your digital libraries and 3D printers. Cloud technologies supporting global manufacturing strategies are now more accessible and scalable than ever—meaning that whe...
Series
  • Metal 3D Printing Series
    Learn from Desktop Metal how metal 3D printing compares to casting, machining, and metal injection molding (MIM). Ethan Rejto will cover material properties, part economics, and throughput.
Metalworking
  • Thursday, August 5, 2021 · 2:00 PM EDT
    Yes!

    Most quality technicians have been exposed to and probably use geometric dimensioning and tolerance (GD&T) information in their quality process. After all, GD&T has been in use for over 50 years.

    Join this webinar to learn more about GD&T a...
  • Tuesday, August 17, 2021 · 2:00 PM EDT
    Get a behind-the-scenes tour of the machine shop at Roush Yates.

    This tour will be hosted live as we follow a Roush Yates staff member with a camera around the facility, making stops in all of the main departments of the shop, including milling, ...
  • Tuesday, July 20, 2021 · 2:00 PM EDT
    Are you trying to figure out if your application needs three-axis, five-sided-axis (3+2) or five-axis machines? Some shops believe that using five-axis machines are beyond their capability. However, modern-day technology tools make it easier than ...
  • Wednesday, July 14, 2021 · 11:00 AM EDT
    As industries such as aerospace, medical and automotive advance in manufacturing technologies used, they are also facing the hurdle of labor shortages. Many companies are feeling these challenges and that their quality departments must adapt quick...
  • On-Demand
    Statistics show that collaborative automation is the fastest growing segment in the industry, and for good reason: cobots are safe, easy to use, and quick to deploy. Cobots can even work well in high mix, low volume shops. To get started, you’ll n...
  • Thursday, June 24, 2021 · 11:00 AM EDT
    Do long setup times and high process variability keep you up at night? Join Mate Precision Technologies for an informative webinar about its new, made-in-USA 52/96 precision workholding system that's specifically designed to keep you in the cut.

    ...
  • On-Demand
    Do you machine large aluminum parts? Join C.R. Onsrud for an informative webinar on the latest in large-part machining technology: the 2021 Hybrid Mill. Dive deep into how this, made in the USA, 5-axis mill combines FANUC controls and high-RPM spi...
  • Wednesday, June 16, 2021 · 2:00 PM EDT
    See how the latest integrated CAD/CAM technology automated the CNC programming process for mill-turn machines. With integrated CAD/CAM, programming and setup time for complex multi-tasking machines reduces from hours to minutes.

    Multi-tasking mac...
  • On-Demand
    With more employees working from home, manufacturers must revisit their cybersecurity protocols to protect against new cyber-threats that have emerged in response to changes in how we work.

    Additionally, cybersecurity is increasingly enforced in...
  • Wednesday, May 26, 2021 · 11:00 AM EDT
    In today's environment, manufacturers are being challenged at every turn to deliver products faster, better and more competitively than their industry counterparts. While working harder can deliver some results, working smarter more often provides...
  • Thursday, May 20, 2021 · 2:00 PM EDT
    Unless someone is involved in manufacturing, when a person hears the word robot, they most likely picture a machine out of a sci-fi film that resembles a human. The term robot probably also draws up the fear in most of us that robots will someday ...
  • Wednesday, May 19, 2021 · 2:00 PM EDT
    Mayville Engineering first engaged with MachineMetrics to accomplish a clear objective: increase their factory throughput by reducing downtime across its facilities. This required gaining full control of its machine and operational data from its m...
Additive Manufacturing
  • Tuesday, August 10, 2021 · 11:00 AM EDT
    Over the next decade, additive manufacturing will enable new products to feature unprecedented levels of complexity, to be 30–50% lighter and to be mass-customized to each local market.

    Join this event to learn about how you can start realizing s...
  • Wednesday, September 8, 2021 · 2:00 PM EDT
    The presenter, David Pierick, spent 30 years of his professional life developing and commercializing injection-molded parts, machines and molds. Three years ago, he switched his allegiance to additive manufacturing (AM).

    Why?

    David will do some ...
  • Tuesday, June 29, 2021 · 2:00 PM EDT
    Autodesk and Ultimaker have partnered to deliver a connected experience to manage your digital libraries and 3D printers. Cloud technologies supporting global manufacturing strategies are now more accessible and scalable than ever—meaning that whe...
  • Tuesday, June 29, 2021 · 11:00 AM EDT
    Join this webinar as Desktop Metal explores customer success stories and application examples from the hundreds of installations around the world, including:

    A clean-air combustion system vendor in Oklahoma
    An automotive supplier in Canada
    A mari...
  • Wednesday, June 9, 2021 · 2:00 PM EDT
    The ability to produce complex metal parts easily and affordably without any tooling makes metal 3D printing very attractive. Join this webinar to learn specifically about how metal 3D printing compares to metal injection molding (MIM) and press a...
  • Tuesday, June 1, 2021 · 11:00 AM EDT
    Binder jet metal additive manufacturing is growing quickly because of its unique capability to produce meaningful volumes of highly-customized parts quickly and efficiently. Compared to customary metal fabrication techniques like casting and the n...
  • Tuesday, May 25, 2021 · 2:00 PM EDT
    Professionals often associate stereolithography with direct 3D printing for prototyping. However, SLA 3D printing has evolved over the years to augment traditional manufacturing methods and support an increasing number of robust traditional applic...
  • Thursday, May 20, 2021 · 2:00 PM EDT
    The ability to produce complex metal parts easily and affordably without any tooling makes metal 3D printing very attractive. Join this webinar to learn specifically about how metal 3D printing compares to traditional CNC machining; comparing mate...
  • Thursday, April 29, 2021 · 2:00 PM EDT
    The ability to produce complex metal parts easily and affordably without any tooling makes metal 3D printing very attractive. Join this webinar to learn specifically about how metal 3D printing compares to casting; comparing material properties, p...
  • Thursday, March 25, 2021 · 2:00 PM EDT
    Join this webinar to explore how metal 3D printing transforms the manufacturing environment.

    Along with an interactive Q&A, Desktop Metal will explore customer success stories and application examples from among the hundreds of installations of t...
  • Wednesday, February 24, 2021 · 2:00 PM EST
    A new generation of office-friendly and mass-production metal 3D printing solutions offer service bureaus and machine shops an opportunity to service a broader set of customers with an expanded array of applications, ranging from one-offs, to batc...
  • Wednesday, February 3, 2021 · 2:00 PM EST
    Metal 3D printing is well on its way to the production line, and high-speed binder jetting is the additive manufacturing process that will make it a reality. ExOne has been the market share leader in binder jet 3D printers since it was founded as ...
Composites
  • Tuesday, August 3, 2021 · 2:00 PM EDT
    Additive manufacturing is expanding rapidly and dynamically in the composites industry, with continuous and discontinuous fiber materials — thermoset and thermoplastic — being deployed in a variety of platforms, ranging from lab-scale to very larg...
  • Wednesday, July 21, 2021 · 11:00 AM EDT
    This episode of CW Trending takes a look at the opportunities for expanded use of composites in infrastructure applications. With the promise of increased investment in infrastructure coming from the U.S. government, civil engineers will be facing...
  • Tuesday, June 29, 2021 · 2:00 PM EDT
    The increasing number of battery electric vehicles (BEVs) and the larger, heavier batteries they require has necessitated a move to composite battery enclosures. The use of composites is required to achieve this larger, protective, and still light...
  • Wednesday, June 16, 2021 · 11:00 AM EDT
    As the global fuel cell and flow battery markets continue to grow, conductive bulk molding compounds (BMC) will play an important role in bipolar plate applications used in these technologies. A bipolar plate is a multi-functional component within...
  • On-Demand
    Motorsport demands high performance and lightweight materials. Historically, this has resulted in carbon fiber composites being the go-to choice.

    Now though, new materials are emerging, which offer both enhanced performance and reduced environme...
  • Thursday, June 10, 2021 · 11:00 AM EDT
    Thermoplastic composites have traditionally been discussed in the context of R&D projects, but over the last three decades their use within commercial applications has grown significantly. This webinar will look at use cases across a variety of in...
  • Wednesday, June 9, 2021 · 11:00 AM EDT
    Induction-welded thermoplastic CFRP rudders have been flying since 2008. Improvements over the past decade include using UD tapes (vs. fabric), computer modeling, sensors for process control, standardized tests for airframe certification and more....
  • On-Demand
    Before the invention of semi-permanent release agents, wax and PVA were the common mold release for fiberglass molding which were very labor intensive and unable to produce multiple releases between applications. The transition to semi-permanent r...
  • Tuesday, June 1, 2021 · 2:00 PM EDT
    Proper mold maintenance is critical to ensuring long tool life and consistent part quality performance in composite parts manufacturing. A significant part of any mold maintenance plan includes consistent and well-managed use of mold release syste...
  • Tuesday, May 25, 2021 · 11:00 AM EDT
    Are you still using traditional thermocouples and strain gauges to measure temperature and strain in your material joining processes? It's time to upgrade to fiber optics to capture data at the speed of light. Join Luna Innovations for this sessio...
  • Tuesday, May 18, 2021 · 2:00 PM EDT
    Optimal performance of composite materials requires elimination of air bubbles and voids as well as complete fiber wet-out during manufacture. In this webinar, BYK will present a range of additives that achieve this for various thermoset resins an...
  • Wednesday, May 5, 2021 · 11:00 AM EDT
    Next-generation composites fabrication will depend, more than ever, on highly efficient, flexible, and reliable processes. LAP will explore how its laser projection systems and new features can help the aerospace and other industries meet these de...
Mold Making
  • Wednesday, August 11, 2021 · 2:00 PM EDT
    Too many times, injection molders just guess what size temperature-control unit (TCU) is needed for their process or just use the same old one they have always used. All TCUs are not created equal! A general-purpose TCU might work, but are you get...
  • Thursday, June 17, 2021 · 2:00 PM EDT
    Plastic molding is a part of our everyday lives. In this presentation, Uddeholm USA will talk about the current trends in the plastics industry, next-generation stainless tool steels, production techniques and additively manufactured parts and com...
  • On-Demand
    Injection mold toolmakers and part producers are demanding new cost-efficient solutions from their tooling. Margin erosion, planning security, higher productivity, time pressures for the construction of the mold, alongside increasing costs are som...
  • Tuesday, June 15, 2021 · 2:00 PM EDT
    During the health care challenges of the past year, CAE Services Corporation was called upon to work on several parts for the Ventec Life Systems ventilator. With 700 parts required to make one ventilator—many of which are injection-molded—the tas...
  • Wednesday, June 9, 2021 · 11:00 AM EDT
    Learn how to lower your cost up to 50% using Makino's closed-loop tolerance control process to replace manual jig grinding. The presentation will explain how you can hard-mill and finish-grind in a single setup including in machine-probing inspect...
  • Thursday, April 22, 2021 · 2:00 PM EDT
    You've heard of Design for Manufacturing. Now see why DFM² is the strategy you need to increase your productivity. Revisit traditional DFM tactics, then go farther with a Canon Virginia, Inc. expert as they demonstrate how the right design and min...
  • Tuesday, April 20, 2021 · 2:00 PM EDT
    We all cringe when we hear the unexpected news that the machine is down. In today's manufacturing world, the need for reliable and repeatable equipment is a must. Being profitable requires a strategy to maintain uninterrupted production. Injection...
  • Tuesday, March 30, 2021 · 2:00 PM EDT
    Does your toolroom have a Reactive, Basic, Average, Best Practice or World Class culture when it comes to collecting and using Industry 4.0-type mold maintenance documentation? Steve Johnson and Glenn Keith of MoldTrax will help you answer that q...
  • Tuesday, March 23, 2021 · 2:00 PM EDT
    In this webinar, Husky will review the barriers that constrain plastic part design, speed to scale, and risk-free production quality including recent examples from the medical market.

    Presented by:

  • Wednesday, March 3, 2021 · 2:00 PM EST
    Micro-injection molding has become a fast-growing segment of injection molding, although it needs different technology to address specific needs. Conventional molding technologies have been used in the past for micro-molding but new machine and in...
  • Tuesday, February 9, 2021 · 2:00 PM EST
    Injection molding requires high initial investment and lead time for tooling, which slows down the introduction of new products to the market. However, 3D printing technology offers a cost-cutting, agile solution to quickly design and fabricate mo...
Products Finishing
  • Thursday, August 19, 2021 · 2:00 PM EDT
    In this webinar, IntelliFinishing will demonstrate advanced computer controls/operations that could be developed for any sophisticated automated system—such as power and free or friction-based conveyorized systems. The presentation will include th...
  • Wednesday, June 30, 2021 · 2:00 PM EDT
    This session starts with an overview of the element phosphorus and its uses, which can ultimately lead to eutrophication of our water supply. To alleviate this issue and ensure the Earth's water supply is preserved for future generations the Envir...
  • Tuesday, June 15, 2021 · 11:00 AM EDT
    Anodizing operations have several choices of sealing methods and cold sealing is a very economical, energy-saving process. This webinar will examine the advantages and disadvantages of specific cold seals—liquid versus powder. Controlling and trou...
  • Tuesday, June 8, 2021 · 2:00 PM EDT
    Are you quoting based on incomplete data and uncertainty around volumes and lead times? Do you know if you are quoting the same parts more than once? It can be like a game of telephone to try to understand what the end buyer is looking for. And of...
  • Wednesday, May 26, 2021 · 11:00 AM EDT
    Now is the time to replace TCE (trichloroethylene) and nPB (n-propyl bromide) for your vapor degreaser cleaning. It's unclear when a complete nPB or TCE ban will happen in the U.S., but many experts agree: the phaseout is definite and coming soon....
  • Tuesday, May 11, 2021 · 2:00 PM EDT
    This brief overview of anodic oxidation is comprised of three parts: anodizing circuit, oxide growth, and anodizing strategies. A virtual picture of the anodizing circuit is developed to help understand the reactions that occur at the anode, in th...
  • Tuesday, April 27, 2021 · 2:00 PM EDT
    Many alloys of high silicon containing aluminum parts and components could be utilized today in applications where high mechanical strength is required, high thermal stability and good corrosion resistance is important, but are often over-looked r...
  • Tuesday, April 13, 2021 · 2:00 PM EDT
    Hubbard-Hall cleaning experts spend countless hours in the field and understand the cleaning struggles that finishers deal with every day. So, no matter what questions you have—such as how to control cleaning tank parameters like concentration and...
  • Wednesday, March 24, 2021 · 2:00 PM EDT
    As demands placed on coatings and electroplating rise, production tolerance limits shift tighter. Significant value can be realized when processes are continuously monitored and adjusted in real time, improving quality and yield.

    Real value can b...
  • Thursday, February 25, 2021 · 11:00 AM EST
    Coatings analysis with XRF is a long-established practice for verifying the thickness and composition of coatings for a range of industries. It is known for being a reliable and easy technique, and users are generally accustomed to the routine nat...
  • Tuesday, February 23, 2021 · 2:00 PM EST
    Metal processing materials are notoriously difficult to remove from drawn and formed parts. If not removed properly, they can cause downstream contamination, rework, downtime, and customer rejects. However, companies have different attitudes towar...
  • Tuesday, August 24, 2021 · 2:00 PM EDT
    Numerous external factors can negatively affect component quality. Environmental influences such as temperature, air humidity, fluctuating materials quality, flow resistance and operator interventions all affect the production process. Adaptive Pr...
  • Thursday, July 22, 2021 · 2:00 PM EDT
    Discover what you need to know about systems, tooling and auxiliaries to make a successful move to rPET material.

    Market demand for more sustainable packaging is here to stay. To deliver on this demand, producers must adopt manufacturing processe...
  • Thursday, July 15, 2021 · 2:00 PM EDT
    In this presentation, Conair will discuss how desiccant is used along with heaters and blowers to reduce the moisture content within plastic resin. Matt Shope will talk about energy efficiency, dryer design and best practices for drying resin usin...
  • Tuesday, July 13, 2021 · 2:00 PM EDT
    The extrusion of rubber compounds can be challenging for optimizing formulations and processing conditions as it is a multistep process including mixing, milling, extrusion and curing. Replicating this process on a lab scale is a cost-effective wa...
  • Wednesday, June 30, 2021 · 2:00 PM EDT
    Purging tools that are molding thin-wall containers and lids can be a challenging task for many injection molders. In order to purge these types of tools, an injection molder must use a purge compound that is efficient at removing color from the h...
  • On-Demand
    This webinar will map out the complete process for bringing your laser welded application from the design phase all the way through production. Engineers, designers, and manufacturing leads will learn about design best practices, common pitfalls, ...
  • Tuesday, June 8, 2021 · 2:00 PM EDT
    Through a targeted effort to measure overall equipment effectiveness (OEE), it is possible to quickly identify strategies for eliminating wasteful deficiencies in extrusion processes. In this webinar, Coperion will review the three main components...
  • Wednesday, June 2, 2021 · 11:00 AM EDT
    There is a huge push from governments and consumers to use biodegradable polymers; most of their attention is focused on eliminating single-use, petroleum-based polymers. Biopolymers often do not meet required product property requirements in thei...
  • Thursday, May 27, 2021 · 11:00 AM EDT
    Specialty additives have been developed that increase extrusion line speed, reduce die drool build up, improve flow properties, improve coefficient of friction, and more. These materials have a broad range of benefits, to improve processing and pr...
  • Thursday, May 13, 2021 · 2:00 PM EDT
    The need to recycle plastics continues to grow exponentially.

    Coperion K-Tron will focus on the continued challenges processors may encounter and some of the commercial solutions available. This presentation is suited for engineers, purchasers, a...
  • Thursday, May 6, 2021 · 2:00 PM EDT
    Plastics manufacturers must meet ever-increasing quality standards and timings. Their parts often need to withstand frequent mechanical stress in daily use or fulfill small tolerances. However, producing high-quality plastic parts is very complex ...
  • Thursday, April 8, 2021 · 2:00 PM EDT
    The advancements in gravimetric blender controls, like the SmartBlend control for Conair's TrueBlend gravimetric blender, make operator interactions with the equipment simpler than ever. The use of recipes, saved in the control, makes process chan...
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