Webcasts

New High Efficiency Piezoelectric Energy Harvesters

If we told you there’s a way to build piezoelectric energy harvesters that can produce more than ten-times the power output of commercial devices vibrating at the same frequency, would you believe us? It’s true! The key is to integrate stacks of polycrystalline lead zirconate-titanate Pb(Zr,Ti)03 (PZT) ceramic in design concepts that amplify your input forces, resulting in higher efficiency. And we’ll show you two ways to do that.

Posted in: On-Demand Webinars, Energy, Energy Harvesting

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Parylene Solves Biocompatibility and Reliability Challenges Facing Designers

Designers and manufacturers over a broad industry spectrum often seek key competitive advantages through the use of conformal coatings to preserve or enhance one or more key properties or functions. These desired functions may be electrical and barrier protection, dry film lubricity, stabilization of delicate microstructures, biocompatibility, antimicrobial features or a combination of one or more of these properties. Advances in technology have driven many part sizes and complexities beyond the capabilities of many traditional conformal coatings.

Posted in: Webinars, On-Demand Webinars, Coatings & Adhesives, Materials

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3D Printing Today: How Industry is Using and Benefiting from Additive Manufacturing Technology

3D printing is fast on its way to becoming a mainstream technology. In May 2015, design engineers and managers across a wide range of OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturing) industries were surveyed by Signet Research to better understand how they are using 3D printing and the benefits they derive.

Posted in: On-Demand Webinars, Manufacturing & Prototyping

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Advanced Thermal Management Solutions: Heat Pipes, Pumped Systems and Thermal Storage

How They Work and When They Should be Used This Webinar will discuss principles of the major thermal management solutions being implemented today. We will review the fundamentals of heat pipes, pumped liquid systems, pumped two phase systems and thermal storage. Basic heat transfer equations will be presented and explained for each.

Posted in: On-Demand Webinars, Manufacturing & Prototyping, Coatings & Adhesives, Materials

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Design For Manufacturability - Advanced Technologies That Aid Engineers In The Transition From Design To Production

In conjunction with SAE The aerospace industry is embracing technological breakthroughs concerning advanced materials and additive manufacturing to maximize manufacturing efficiencies. As a result, engineering’s emphasis has switched from understanding the basics of advanced materials and additive manufacturing to incorporating them into the early stages of designs. This webcast will look at processes and tools being used by engineers throughout the industry to maximize the communication and collaboration skills between design and manufacturing so that better decisions are made early in the development stage, no matter how small the component or how big the aircraft. Webinar attendees will be invited to interact with the experts during an Audience Q&A.

Posted in: On-Demand Webinars, Manufacturing & Prototyping, Materials

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Walt Bruce, Convective Heating for Improvement for Emergency Fire Shelters (CHIEFS) Senior Engineer, and Anthony Calomino, Materials and Structures Engineer

After a 2013 wildfire led to the loss of 19 elite Arizona firefighters, Langley Research Center engineers, including Walt Bruce and Anthony Calomino, worked with the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Forest Service to see how NASA’s spacecraft thermal protection system could be used to create new emergency fire shelters on Earth.

Posted in: Podcasts

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Make Realistic Prototypes in Less Time with Multi-Material 3D Printing

Creating prototypes that look and feel like their production counterparts greatly reduces the product development cycle and makes communication of design ideas much more effective. Most prototypes, however, are made from multiple parts that need to be assembled, which takes time.

Posted in: On-Demand Webinars, Manufacturing & Prototyping

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