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Getting Started with Cobot Automation

Live Date: July 13, 2023
Duration: 60 minutes

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Collaborative robots, or cobots, are the fastest growing segment of the factory automation world. The breakthrough technology that cobots bring to manufacturing requires a different approach to selecting applications. The application experts at Universal Robots have assembled a set of guidelines and checklists to help companies large and small identify promising applications and get started with collaborative robots.

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Pushing the Limits of Motion Control

Live Date: June 22, 2023
Duration: 60 minutes

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Today’s advanced environments, whether a highly automated manufacturing line, a high-performance vehicle, or a heights-seeking satellite, require complex, precise motion control. This webinar will convene a roundtable of leading suppliers to explore some of the latest achievements that have pushed past previous limits and position innovators for future successes.

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Focus on Fundamentals: Automation from the Ground Up

Live Date: June 13-15, 2023
Duration: 60 minutes per day

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This series of three, free 60-minute webinars will be held June 13 through 15. It. begins with a top-level overview of different ways to build, improve and transform automated end-to-end robotic systems. There will also be details on how to apply the components and technologies discussed. These include modular robotic components; cables and cable management for robotic arms; and key solutions using plastic components to improve performance and cost-effectiveness.

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GM’s Path to Autonomy

Live Date: June 8, 2023
Duration: 60 minutes

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Autonomous vehicles continue to capture the imagination as consumers recall the KITT intelligent car in the Knight Rider TV show. In this webinar, Jason Fischer, GM's Executive Chief Engineer, Autonomous Technology, will explore progress in today’s AV technology and Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS), GM's dual path approach, how to safely deploy ADAS + AV tech, and overall societal benefits. 

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3D Print Jigs and Fixtures to Boost Manufacturing Efficiency

Live Date: May 9, 2023
Duration: 60 minutes

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Jigs, fixtures, and other manufacturing and assembly aids can simplify machining and assembly processes. Now, advances in additive manufacturing and materials let you replace expensive, machined metal jigs and fixtures with low-cost, lightweight, 3D printed tools.

This webinar will show you how you can use in-house 3D printing to rapidly build even complex manufacturing aids and replacement parts at low cost to improve the speed, quality, efficiency, and agility. A Formlabs application engineer will guide you through the workflow for printing strong, long-lasting tools with SLA and SLS 3D printers.

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Does 3D Printing Bolster Manufacturing?

Live Date: April 20, 2023
Duration: 60 minutes

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Has 3D printing become a legitimate option in manufacturing? Is it taking a seat alongside machining, casting, and assembly? While 3DP is touted for its ability to create custom products, is the technology ready for prime-time mass production? This webinar looks at the state of additive manufacturing as a production method.

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Designing Safety Critical Systems with Microcontrollers

Live Date: April 19, 2023
Duration: 60 minutes

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How do you ensure that the microcontroller in your safety critical application operates as expected? Learn about the different tools, processes, and best practices to help implement functional safety and get your design safety certified. This webinar will inform designers of systems in applications including automotive, electronic, medical, and industrial automation.

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It’s a Tiny World – The Future of Miniaturization

Live Date: March 23, 2023
Duration: 60 minutes

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Miniaturization of components, motors, drives, and more has become critical in industries such as medical, consumer electronics, aerospace, automotive, and others. Demands are increasing for less-invasive and/or wearable medical devices as well as compact, energy efficient, portable technology that provides faster computing, more memory, convenience, and sustainability in other sectors. Yet the need for smaller technology may be hitting a physical wall. Are there limits to miniaturization? How are companies overcoming these limits? This webinar will look at the future of miniaturization.

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Palletizing with Next-Generation Cobots

Live Date: March 16, 2023
Duration: 60 minutes

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Packaging professionals are turning to palletizing automation to increase productivity. In particular, palletizers that use collaborative robots (cobots) feature small footprints and fast implementation to remove bottlenecks and solve worker ergonomic challenges. But where should you look to get started?

Join Tim Graham, Business Development Manager for Universal Robots, and discover how to solve many common business challenges at end-of-line packaging operations with collaborative robot technology, how the next generation of collaborative robots are increasing the range of applications across all industries and share real customer installations.

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The Future of High-Speed Interconnections

Live Date: February 23, 2023
Duration: 60 minutes

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There has been more attention in recent years to developing connectors able to carry the vast amount of high-speed signal and power data in electronic systems. Complex interconnection systems are now being developed to signal standards such as PAM-4. This webinar will explore the current state-of-the-art in high-speed interconnections and some of the challenges facing future developers of interconnects.

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How to Create High Performance 3D Printed Parts with Advanced Ceramic Coatings

Live Date: February 7, 2023
Duration: 60 minutes

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Join us for this webinar and Q&A session to discover how applying ceramic coatings can enhance the performance of your 3D printed parts. The demonstration will be presented by technical leaders from Formlabs, who will guide you through the workflow and applications for accomplishing this using the company’s Cerakote coatings.

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Formlabs


Surface Finishing with Cobot-Powered Automation

Live Date: December 13, 2022
Duration: 60 minutes

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Collaborative robots are revolutionizing and streamlining manufacturing. In this webinar, Universal Robots and Kane Robotics will present the fundamentals of collaborative robots, application guidelines, and case study examples for material removal including sanding, grinding and finishing.

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Universal Robots


Aluminum T-Slot Framing: Availability & Delivery Problems Solved

Live Date: November 30, 2022
Duration: 60 minutes

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This webinar provides detailed information on the expansive world of aluminum T-Slots and the current environment of supply chain issues. It’s presented by Bonnell Aluminum, which uniquely extrudes its own T-slotted profiles in-house. Attend to find out how this vertically integrated product can meet your design, fabrication, cost, and – importantly – timeline requirements. 

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When To Choose SLS vs. SLA 3D Printing Technology

Live Date: November 15, 2022
Duration: 60 minutes

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Still deciding if Stereolithography (SLA) or Selective laser sintering (SLS) 3D printing is right for you? Join us for a free webinar that will provide an overview and demo of both forms of 3D printing. Leaders from Formlabs, will cover the benefits of both, and why one makes the most sense for a particular use case. You’ll also have the chance to ask about your own use case during the during the Q&A session.

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Formlabs


Getting Optical Sensing Right, from Autonomous Vehicles to Automation Systems

Live Date: November 10, 2022
Duration: 60 minutes

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Optical sensors, which convert incident light rays into electrical signals, are used in applications requiring non-contact sensing to detect the position of objects or count parts. These sensors measure the amount of light and convert it into a form that can be read by an integrated measuring device. Optical sensors are finding home in many non-contact sensing uses, from autonomous mobile equipment such as cars and robots to automation systems. This webinar will explore where optical sensing is as a technology and what advances we can expect in the foreseeable future.

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Smart Manufacturing 101 with 3DEXPERIENCE Works Manufacturing

Live Date: November 3, 2022
Duration: 60 minutes

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To stay competitive, it’s imperative to get smarter on your manufacturing floor. But what does “smart manufacturing” really mean and how do you get started?

Join Dassault Systèmes with Scott Harms and Scott Volk, President and Vice President/COO of MetalQuest, a CNC-based manufacturing company, for this free webinar. They will walk you through the steps you can take to navigate your transformation journey today – and improve your competitive leadership tomorrow.

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Addressing the Challenges of Deploying an Appropriate EV Fast-Charging Network

Live Date: October 20, 2022
Duration: 60 minutes

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As the electric vehicle market continues to expand, some of the key issues faced include installing enough chargers, equipping them with reliable power and data connections, and ensuring that they are properly maintained so that customers get the charge they are expecting. Aaron Wolff, GM's Manager of EV Infrastructure, will address the issue of having enough DC fast chargers in enough locations to support the rapidly expanding EV fleet. 

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Engineering Packaging Machinery that Delivers, Thanks to Advances in Automation and Motion Control

Live Date: September 22, 2022
Duration: 60 minutes

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In today’s fast-moving consumer goods factories, packaging quality, efficiency, and flexibility are essential. Advanced automation and motion control technologies not only equip individual machines for the job, but they also help several integrated machines work in concert to deliver packaged products on time and in spec. This webinar will examine the latest advances in motors, encoders, integrated circuits and boards, and other motion control solutions designed to enable tomorrow’s packaging advancements.

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How Robotic Automation Decisions Have Changed Since COVID-19

Live Date: September 15, 2022
Duration: 60 minutes

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As manufacturing emerges from the grip of COVID-19, one thing is certain: Things have changed. As decision-makers confront the post-pandemic era’s “new normal” they’re seeking new ways to advance operational excellence. This webinar will explore the "how" and "why" of manufacturing from the vantage point of today's decision makers as they evaluate robotics and manufacturing within their business.

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Benefits of Modular Aluminum Framing and Innovative T-Slot Joining Options

Live Date: September 08, 2022
Duration: 60 minutes

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This webinar provides updated information on modular aluminum framing systems that use T-slots – tracks that provide reliable, durable, and weld-free joining of interlocking frame components. The presentation will inform you of innovative T-slot options and framing benefits for building or assembling systems.

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Medical Robotics and the Role of Ultra-Precise Motion Control

Live Date: August 18, 2022
Duration: 60 minutes

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Promaxo’s portable, point-of-care system for prostate cancer follow-up testing and biopsy utilizes artificial intelligence, robotics, and imaging to support timely diagnosis and accessible treatment. Robotic interventions aim to target high-grade lesions by guiding biopsy needles to specific regions for sampling. Aleksandar Nacev, Promaxo’s CTO, will share how the platform works, and he’ll also explore generally how motion control and motor technology can play a role in achieving procedural precision. He will discuss challenges medical robotics systems engineers typically face in achieving precise motion control. He will then be joined by speakers from leading providers of motion control technology for a discussion on future advancements in precision motion control.

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Low-Volume Injection Molding 101: Molded Parts in Less Than 24 Hours?

Live Date: August 10, 2022
Duration: 45 minutes

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Most plastic products in the world today are manufactured by injection molding, but tooling for low-volume production can be prohibitively expensive and time-consuming. Fortunately, for limited quantities, molds don’t always need to be machined out of metal—they can be 3D printed. This webinar will show you how to use stereolithography (SLA) 3D printing to enable on-demand fabrication of rapid tooling, and quickly produce small batches of thermoplastic parts. Case studies from real-life users will illustrate how this lowered costs, reduced lead times, and helped bring better products to market, faster.

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Formlabs


How to Automate Plastic Part Design Workflows with Fusion 360

Live Date: July 21, 2022
Duration: 60 minutes

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This webinar will dive into the benefits of using the Product Design Extension within Fusion 360 from Autodesk. The session is tailored to the needs of design engineers and team members in related roles who are involved in developing plastic parts for manufacturing, specifically benefitting those using injection molding as their main manufacturing process. Join us to learn a new method to streamline your design workflows, increase efficiency and drive innovation in your field.

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Autodesk


Top 10 Questions to Ask Your Cobot Supplier

Live Date: July 14, 2022
Duration: 60 minutes

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Collaborative robots, or cobots, comprise the fastest-growing segment of the robotics industry, thanks to their affordability and fast deployment vs. traditional robots. While manufacturing requirements and processes vary, many share common challenges. Join experts from Universal Robots to explore them – and solutions – in a fast-paced “Top 10 Questions” format for evaluating suppliers. An interactive Q&A session follows to address your specific needs.

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The Materials & Hardware Making 3DP Mass Customization Possible

Live Date: June 15, 2022
Duration: 60 minutes

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The promise of mass customization goes back three or four decades. The essential goal is to use mass-production methods to make individual, customized products. This Holy Grail goal has become a reality with 3D printing production methods. The tools that unlock these possibilities come from newly developed materials and advances in 3D printing hardware. 

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Reducing Noise and Vibrations in Vehicles

Live Date: June 6, 2022
Duration: 30 minutes

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In this webinar, you’ll learn how bearings made of engineered composite plastic materials can help reduce noise inside vehicles – and why that’s important. You will hear from the North American product manager and the automotive industry specialist from Igus GmbH.

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How to Coordinate Cobots for Efficient Automation

Live Date: May 19, 2022
Duration: 60 minutes

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Manufacturers are utilizing an increasing number of robots on the manufacturing line, advancing automation and increasing production. But tracking the movements and conditions of multiple machines can be tricky. In this webinar, you’ll learn how to use advanced robotics platforms designed to coordinate machines into an effective team and ensure your robot army operates efficiently and in good condition.

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Motion Insights: Understanding Motor Constant (Km), the Key to High Torque & Low Temperature Rise

Live Date: May 12, 2022
Duration: 60 minutes

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Motion systems are often tasked with the impossible: Delivering high power without any temperature rise. The solution is always a compromise, typically using more power-efficient components while allowing some temperature rise — but not enough to cause thermal expansion, which can degrade pointing/positioning accuracy. Rising temperatures create additional design, performance and even safety issues (e.g., in surgical robots). So…what’s the best way to limit temperature rise? All questions will be answered in this webinar and Q&A session covering the single most important specification for motor selection: Motor Constant (Km).

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Misperception Addressed: How to Achieve Class-A Surface Quality with Plastic Powder Bed Fusion

Live Date: May 5, 2022
Duration: 60 minutes

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Join us as we discuss how digitally applied textures and post-processing can elevate plastic powder bed fusion parts to Class-A surface quality – and rival or beat the finish of injection molding.

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