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Going beyond digital continuity in manufacturing: Dassault Systèmes

Wednesday 11th November, 3.00pm (GMT)
Nick Scott – Senior Specialist, Manufacturing Dassault Systèmes

Register now for this Wednesday’s free Dassault Systèmes webinar to learn how to avoid disconnects in the way your company designs, manufactures and supports a product.


In this webinar we will be hearing from Nick Scott – Senior Specialist, Manufacturing, Dassault Systèmes about Digital Continuity: the concept that digital data and information can be relied on as unique, authoritative, and consistent as it is being used across the product lifecycle.

Nick will explain how digital continuity can build confidence into manufacturing decision making by ensuring that the information used to drive these decisions accurately reflects the current state of the company’s collective knowledge.

Nick Scott is a manufacturing Consultant with Dassault Systèmes where his role is to support and guide clients through the journey of digitalization of their manufacturing operations.

Design, Online: igus – Low Cost Automation and Robotics

Wednesday 28th October 2020 – 10:00am (GMT)
Adam Sanjurgo, Low Cost Automation Product Manager, igus UK

This webinar is part of the latest Eureka! event: ‘Design, Online’, a series of three webinars hosted by leading technology companies.

This webinar will cover the drytech Low Cost Automation and robotics systems. With an overview of automation solutions driven by online configuration tools with a demonstration of how our systems can save time and increase productivity whilst offering a solid return on investment. We will demonstrate our latest and free of charge control software with a digital twin for all types of automation systems.

Join us to learn:

  • What is LCA?
  • What automation solutions do igus offer?
  • Return on investment expectations?
  • How to programme using the igus robot control (iRC)?
  • LCA in real life



Design, Online: Keyence – Improve Test and Development through 3D Microscopy

Wednesday 28th October 2020 – 11:30am (GMT)
Claire Lillywhite, Senior Applications Engineer (Microscope Division), Keyence UK

This webinar is part of the latest Eureka! event: ‘Design, Online’, a series of three webinars hosted by leading technology companies.

We will discuss the applications of 3D microscopy in R&D, quality control, defect/damage analysis, incoming inspection and many more areas across a wide variety of sectors. We will navigate common challenges found in traditional microscopy and the benefits digital technology has over conventional microscopes.

Our Microscopy Applications Engineer, Claire Lillywhite, will also take you through some of the techniques used in 3D microscopy and illustrate the benefits (including enhanced depth of field), through live-action demonstrations on real life samples

Join us to learn:

  • Digital vs. Conventional Microscopy, see the technological advancements in imaging and analytical microscopy
  • Flexible sample viewing with a fully focused image
  • How to create 3D models with 3D depth composition and stitching
  • How to view the true shape of a sample and perform 3D measurements
  • How to highlight surface texture with (a World-First feature) Optical Shadow Effect Mode 


Design, Online: Protolabs – Accelerating Medical Device Development with Digital Manufacturing

Wednesday 28th October 2020 – 2:00pm (GMT)
Tasos Pantelis, Applications Engineer & Additive Manufacturing Champion, Protolabs

This webinar is part of the latest Eureka! event: ‘Design, Online’, a series of three webinars hosted by leading technology companies.

The world’s leading medical device development companies turn to Protolabs to unlock the benefits of the digital manufacturing model. Digital manufacturing accelerates development and market introduction through rapid prototyping, bridge tooling, and low-volume production.

In this webinar we will look at why Medical Device Development companies are increasingly turning to digital manufacturing, and we’ll share some of our specialist insider knowledge.

We will also include case studies on the Parker Hannifin Robotic Exoskeleton and the Novax DMA, to see real life examples of digital manufacturing and medical working together.

Send in any questions you might have prior to the session to

Join us to learn:

  • How to get your parts to market faster and accelerate product development
  • How to streamline your supply chain
  • Which rapid manufacturing processes are best for medical applications
  • How digital manufacturing has been used in real-life case studies 


3DEXPERIENCE Twin: A vision for unity in the virtual and real worlds

Presenter: Alan Prior, Vice President, Industry Consultants, Dassault Systemes

Date: Tuesday 16th June, 3.00pm BST

Enable long-term business sustainability, and agility in process by introducing a virtual twin approach. Dramatically increase the effectiveness of your entire product development process, creating innovative products that meet all the defined requirements through manufacturing and usage. Where the digital version of the product evolves in the same way as the physical product, you can start to benefit from the potentially huge gains in productivity, quality, time-to-market and cost-effectiveness.

Dassault Systèmes is providing a 3DEXPERIENCE twin which has a broader coverage than what is usually defined by the market. By breaking down data silos and aggregating and analyzing legacy data on one platform, the 3DEXPERIENCE solutions empower enterprise to analyze information within its complete context and create accurate virtual models for experimentation.

The 3DEXPERIENCE twin can be used to design and simulate the manufacturing process that will be needed to produce the virtual asset. Once the virtual asset is physically produced in real life, the 3DEXPERIENCE twin is mirroring the behaviour of these real assets in virtual reality, and companies can compare their expected real-life behaviour with the simulated behaviours defined in the engineering phase.

How machine vision AI at the edge is delivering value from IOT for industry

Presenter: Joe Speed, Field CTO – IoT Solutions & Technology, ADLINK

Date: Tuesday 21st January 2020, 2.00pm

This webinar will examine practical customer applications of industrial IoT and uncover the potential for Machine Vision AI at the Edge to accelerate digital transformation for industry and deliver smarter, safer and more efficient operations.

A NASCAR racing team is fine tuning its engine performance using AI at the edge from ADLINK in a machine health use case. The team is using ADLINK’s rugged industrial MCM-100 gateway with easy to set up, ready-to-go rotary machine vibration/condition monitoring powered by Intel® Atom- x7-E3950 processors (Quad core). The MCM, combined with a smart camera and ADLINK Edge- software enables the team to apply machine learning and reliably diagnose problems, understand failure modes and avoid engine damage.

The solution enables real time data to be streamed securely from devices and sensors monitoring vibration and acoustic emissions for example. Data is then aggregated at the Edge where advanced analytics pinpoint any problems before they cause engine failure and shutdown. The technology is being applied in industries as diverse as oil & gas drilling, industrial manufacturing and gas turbines to drive efficiency, increase productivity and develop new business models

Access AI at the Edge to deliver operational efficiency and maximum value from IoT

Presenter: Joe Speed, Field CTO – IoT Solutions & Technology, ADLINK

The Engineer joins forces with IoT specialist ADLINK to explore  practical applications of industrial IoT and uncover the potential for AI at the Edge to accelerate digital transformation for industry and deliver smarter, safer and more efficient operations.

This webinar explores how you can work with what you’ve got, how you make it smart and how can you get the data from your legacy and apply AI to it.From optimizing efficiency by increasing machine uptime through predictive maintenance to creating new business models with machine vision solutions, you will learn how analytics, AI, machine learning can make your business more intelligent. They can hear how rugged industrial IoT systems are being deployed at the edge bringing intelligent data to ‘things’ in real time, in the right place, enabling the right decision.You will also hear how ADLINK is delivering real measurable value from these technologies through its innovative digital experiment methodology as well as looking to what the future holds for industrial automation.

Practical advice on adopting Augmented Reality

Presenter: Eric James Hrovoski, Technical Presales Specialist, PTC

The Engineer joins forces with engineering software giant PTC on this special webinar covering one of manufacturing’s key emerging technology areas: Augmented Reality (AR).

Augmented reality has been identified in bringing real value to business. In the industrial enterprise, we know AR can drive and support rapid ROI, easy adoption, and a meaningful way to stand out from your competition. In this webcast we’ll focus on specific service and manufacturing use cases to highlight the key benefits of integrating Vuforia, PTC’s leading AR application in your business so that you stand out from the competition.

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.