Looking back at 2019 webinars
Here at CompositesWorld, we host many webinars per year with industry leaders and companies alike, presenting ideas and topics that capture the essence of the industry: always learning and always adapting. With CW, the webinar topics range from structural adhesives to automated fiber placement (AFP) to thermoplastics to composites repair, and much more.
This year, our parent company, Gardner Business Media, Inc., collected a list of the top ten webinars of 2019. With a variety of topics that span across the focus of our sister publications, there may be something new to learn that could be applied to the composites space — for example additive manufacturing with composites has seen a great deal of growth in recent years. Check out which ones from CW made the list below:
- “Bonding and Joining Composites and Multi-Material Parts: The Structural Adhesive Advantage”
- There are many different types of joining methods for multi-material assemblies, which include: mechanical fastening, fusion or sonic welding, and structural adhesive bonding.
- Presented by 3M with CompositesWorld
- “Using Simulation Software to Design and Prove-Out Additive Manufacturing Processes”
- Additive simulation can help determine when additive strategies are likely to fail or when it may be beneficial to make a milling cut, and can allow engineers to test that the machine has the capabilities needed to create parts as designed.
- Presented by CGTech with Additive Manufacturing
- “Building AFP System to Yield Extreme Availability”
- Aircraft manufacturers are putting pressure on the OEMs to deliver systems that will yield much more utilization – most impactful on availability are inspection times, reliability of process and quality of layup, and lack of visibility for management.
- Presented by Electroimpact with CompositesWorld
- “Metal 3D Printing for Production”
- There’s a lot of buzz around Metal Additive Manufacturing these days – especially when it comes to using binder jetting technology for production-volume 3D printing.
- Presented by The ExOne Company with AutoBeat (formerly Automotive Design & Production)
- “Composites and Graphene: Stronger Together”
- One of the things that makes graphene so interesting is that it offers multiple benefits, including potential improvements in strength, electrical conductivity, heat transfer, EMI shielding, and others.
- Presented by The Graphene Council with CompositesWorld
- “Future of Finishing – Designing Your Paint System for the Unknown”
- Manufacturing trends, including lean methodology, have changed our traditional method of processing parts. How do you design a paint system that is flexible and will handle the uncertainty of the future?
- Presented by IntelliFinishing with Products Finishing
- “Getting In-Line: Challenges and Benefits of Shop Floor Management”
- In-line and near-line measurement provides the potential for fast, flexible, efficient inspection that increases throughput without compromising quality.
- Presented by Mitutoyo America Corporation with Modern Machine Shop
- “Developing the Next Generation of Manufacturers”
- Insights to adapt or improve upon talent development approach with a focus on the following: becoming an employer of choice, developing a strong foundation, and retaining talent.
- Presented by Westminster Tool with MoldMaking Technology
- “Are Cartesian-Style Robots the Best Choice for My Injection Molding Application?”
- With 6-axis and collaborative robots making a bigger push into the molding world, what considerations should be made when looking to automate your molding applications?
- Presented by Wittmann Battenfeld with Plastics Technology
- “Carbonized Yarn, Felt, and Fabric Properties, Applications, and Opportunities”
- Description, review of properties, and opportunities for the unique properties of carbonized products.
- Presented by Zoltek with CompositesWorld
These 10 webinars represent only some of the topics covered each year. A list of upcoming webinars and an archive of past webinars can be found here.
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