Webcasts

Coming Soon - Advances in Metal Additive Manufacturing -- the Development and Applications of Electron Beam Freeform Fabrication (EBF3)

Metal additive manufacturing, also called “3D printing,” has blossomed over the past decade, growing from a novelty research area to commercial systems used in a variety of small-scale production applications. Electron beam freeform fabrication (EBF3) is an additive manufacturing process that builds three-dimensional metal parts layer-by-layer using wire feedstock and an electron beam heat source. Researchers at NASA’s Langley Research Center initiated development of EBF3 to address challenges in applying metal additive manufacturing to large-scale structural aircraft components, launch vehicles, and in-space manufacturing for building tools, spares and replacement parts for use in space. This webcast will discuss the maturation of the EBF3 technology from inception to commercialization and will describe some of NASA’s current and emerging applications of this additive manufacturing technology.

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Coming Soon - Using Novel Flash Infrared Thermography Techniques and Software

Researchers at NASA’s Johnson Space Center (JSC) have developed an infrared (IR) flash thermography software program that is capable of detecting and characterizing anomalies, such as voids, cracks, and delamination, in nonmetallic structures with higher fidelity and sensitivity than other available techniques. Using an innovative IR contrast methodology, this software extracts normalized contrast versus time evolutions from flash thermography IR video data to accurately measure flaw depth, width, and diameter.

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The Stealth E-Bike: Challenges in Developing the First Fully Integrated Drive System for E-Bikes

Developing an E-Bike that looks and drives like a conventional bike raises significant engineering challenges. Yet this is what the team at FAZUA has achieved with their proof-of-concept bike, using electrical assistance from their evation drive system. The drive system, containing all engine components like engine, electronics and battery, is placed in the downtube of a bike and can be removed by just one click at any time. Within seconds, an e-bike is converted into a lightweight bike as a bezel is put at its place. The next generation prototype, which will attain a pre-series status, is currently in development with the aid of CAD construction and simulation software.

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Improving Complex System Design Reliability and Robustness

This Webinar describes how using model-based design can produce order-of-magnitude improvements in productivity and quality and help ensure the reliability and robustness of your next system design.

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The ANCER™ for Corrosion/Erosion Protection on Copper Micro Channel Coolers

Advanced Cooling Technologies (ACT) has developed a vapor deposited ANCER™ (Applied Nanoscale Corrosion Erosion Resistant) coating which has shown to provide superior protection of copper Micro Channel Coolers (MCCs) from catastrophic erosion/corrosion failure while cooling laser diodes. In this webinar, you will learn how corrosion and erosion effects can seriously impact MCC performance. You’ll learn how the thin, conformal ANCER™ coating offers a cost effective solution to extend the life of the copper microchannel coolers, even under relaxed DI water operating parameters. You will also see how the coating may be extended to provide corrosion resistance in other materials, such as aluminum. The webinar will be of value to thermal and mechanical engineers who are facing thermal and corrosion life challenges of their products.

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Virtual Fit-Ups: How to Eliminate Rework with 3D Measurement

When replacing equipment or components achieving accurate measurements can be very challenging, especially if the unit is still being used. A solution to this challenge is implementing portable CMM’s, such as laser trackers, to conduct virtual fit-ups. Conducting virtual fit-ups (ensuring parts will fit mating parts) allows for early verification of critical dimensions during disassembly. Stop wasting time and money on rework and get it done right the first time!

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Selecting Litz Wire to Increase Energy Efficiency

Many debate the most cost effective way to generate energy, but all agree that gains in efficiency when possible are the best way to save. When building high field strength/high frequency power devices, Litz should be considered. In devices such as motors, generators, high frequency power inductors, wireless power transfer, and inductive heating, Litz can be used to considerably lower the cost of energy ownership.

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