Webcasts

The Future of Crash Testing

In conjunction with SAE Government, insurance-company, and manufacturer testing is driving the design of safer passenger vehicles. Although physical, real-world crash testing will likely forever remain part of the validation process, the ideal mix of real-world and virtual crash testing is changing. Advances in autonomous vehicle controllers have made it possible to replicate nontraditional crash test scenarios on a test pad, including vehicle-to-vehicle, vehicle-to-barrier, and full-scale vehicle rollovers. Also, increased computing power is enabling more virtual crash testing than ever before—but challenges remain. Data management also takes on increased importance as more virtual tools are used.

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Low Wear and Low Friction: A Comprehensive Approach to Tribological Challenges

In conjunction with SAE In this 60-minute Webinar, a panel of experts will discuss a three-pronged approach to understanding tribology and why it’s critical to successful materials selection. They will also explain how to eliminate noise, friction, and wear when parts move or slide against each other.

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Al Bowers, Chief Scientist, Armstrong Flight Research Center, Edwards, CA

Al Bowers is the program manager of Preliminary Research Aerodynamic Design to Lower Drag, or Prandtl-d. The project’s researchers validated elements of a boomerang-shaped wing design that could greatly improve the efficiency of future aircraft.

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Force Calibration: Common Errors Laboratories Make

This Webinar will cover metrological traceability in relation to force measurement. The Webinar will show the attendee common force measurement errors and the importance of calibrating the instrument in the manner it is being used. By the end of the Webinar the attendee should be able to understand metrological traceability hierarchy and identify potential force measurement errors.

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Advances in Bluetooth Low Energy Technology to Power Wireless Medical Devices

The trend for drug delivery, diagnostic and other medical devices is towards ‘smaller and smarter.’ The devices are focusing on high functionality and intuitiveness, resulting in improved therapy, better compliance and lower patient cost. Wireless connections are making it easier to ensure patient compliance. But, these ‘smaller and smarter’ devices require integrated electronics.

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10 Reasons Silicone Rubber is the Right Choice for Lighting Applications

The lighting industry is rapidly evolving with advanced materials and LED Luminaire products. Learn how liquid silicone rubber (LSR) is a versatile material option when designing for new lighting applications. LSR provides improved impact resistance, high heat resistance, is non-yellowing and offers the ability to eliminate components from your assembly, saving you time and money. We will discuss 10 reasons why you should be using LSR and exactly how Proto Labs can help you. Don’t miss this illuminating session.

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Design Considerations for Nitinol in Medical Devices

Nitinol, a nickel-titanium alloy exhibits two unique properties: superelasticity and shape memory. Shape memory Nitinol wire can be used to develop implants that may be delivered into the body in a compact shape and activated into their functional form once they have been deployed. Superelasticity occurs at temperatures just above the transformation temperature and allows the material to recover up to 8% strain with a permanent set of 0.5% or less.

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