The Engineer Webinars

On-demand webinars

Designing for the DMLS process

In this webinar, Saleem Shariff, lead customer service engineer at Proto Labs, shares his technical insights about how to design parts effectively for manufacture with Direct Metal Laser Sintering – aka DMLS. The topics covered include: what DMLS is, how it works and when it should be used, as well as important process and design considerations for engineers to keep in mind. Attendees will also have the chance to see how a DMLS manufactured part has been used in the real world in a truly exceptional case study.

Why small details make a big difference when it comes to 3D printing

Let 3D Systems show you how the ProJet MJP 2500 Series can help spark your creativity and bring new ideas to life.

  • Part quality – True-to-CAD part quality and accuracy in plastic and elastomeric materials for true functional testing
  • Print speed – Up to 3X faster print speeds than similar class printers deliver more parts sooner in a single build
  • Post-processing – Up to 4X faster post-processing simplifies the workflow and allows for same-day design verification

It’s definitely worth 60 minutes of your time.

Enhancing your product design with simulation

Would you ever walk out on stage without rehearsing or show up to an exam without studying? So, why would you launch a product without testing and analysing it first? With simulation software you can validate your product quickly and easily – without the need for an advanced degree. Simulation software has significant business benefits as well.

Invest 60 minutes of your day and…

  • Learn why simulation needs to be part of the product design process
  • See how easy to use modern simulation software is
  • Identify areas where you could use simulation for your designs

Model-based systems engineering in the IoT era – is your company ready?

Smart, connected products require a fundamental rethinking of design, from silo’d thinking to true, interdisciplinary systems engineering.  Learn why the first step towards IoT success is a solid MBSE foundation – and how you can prepare.

Four key takeaways

  • Understand MBSEs role within smart connected product development
  • Learn how to improve the design and collaboration of complex systems
  • Understand how IoT success is dependent on a solid MBSE foundation
  • Find out how you can model software, systems, and smart connected product lines in a single toolset

Ultra-thin barrier protection and lubricity for complex components and challenging substrates

High reliability industries including medical, aerospace, defence and automotive place ever increasing demands in product confidence and performance while innovations requiring complex typographies and miniaturisation of components have created challenges most conformal coatings just cannot address.

Our webinar will look at how Parylene’ s unique environmental barrier and lubricious properties applied in microns and even angstroms can overcome many design challenges. Advanced adhesion methods will be discussed for low surface energy substrates including noble metals and polymers such as polyimide.

Case studies will help build a picture of where Parylene’ s properties can benefit a host of applications, solving sticking/tackiness and increasing product reliability and performance.

In many cases the application of Parylene is critical to the functional aspect of the design where otherwise the device or subassembly would fail. This webinar is aimed at helping engineers determine where Parylene may be the solution to their protection and lubricity challenges.

Five ways to get more engineering time out of your engineers

In today’s competitive environment, innovation is the key to growth. Engineering organisations need to know the right resources with the right skills are available at the right time. Unfortunately, failing to effectively and accurately forecast capacity often leads to products launching late and over budget. In fact, newly released research shows that nearly 70% of low maturity companies don’t even consider resource capacity at all during the project approval process.

Analysing thermal and mechanical stress with multiphysics simulation

Thermomechanical analysis is, inherently, a multiphysics problem as it studies the mechanical effects of heating a material. This webinar will discuss the importance of understanding these effects early in the product design process. We will look at a number of different mechanisms that are important to consider when conducting thermomechanical analysis, such as thermal-expansion, phase-change and thermal creep. The webinar will focus on how these can be studied using multiphysics simulation through a range of model examples, case studies and a live demonstration of the COMSOL Multiphysics software environment. We will conclude with a Q&A session.