Design Online Webinars | Join us on 28 March | Register Now

Join us for one or all three of our webinars on March 28th. Editor Paul Fanning will join guests from Southco, Comsol and Mark 3D to discuss a range of essential topics for design engineers.

See below for more detail on all the sessions. A must for all Design Engineers!


Hinges Explained

Thursday, March 28, 2024 · 11:00 a.m. London (GMT +0:00)

How can I excite end-users of my product by integrating intuitive functionality into the hinge?

An overview of different types of hinges – to hold open lids and heavy panels, to soft close doors, to reposition monitors and screens, to self-open or self-close or to resist unwanted movement or make movement easier for the end-user. For example, how do I eliminate gas struts or door stays to save on hardware cost?

This webinar will show design engineers what hinges can do for your product’s end-users, saving you time in design as well as differentiating your product from your competitors. It will explore different functional hinge types and example applications to show how this translates into features your end-users will really value.

Key Discussion Points:

  1.  What different types of hinge solutions are available.
  2.  How to enhance the user experience of your product using the right type of hinge.
  3.  Example applications showing the benefits and value.
  4.  Selecting the most appropriate hinge solution.
  5.  Where to find more information and design help on hinges.

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Advancing Future Energy Storage and Conversion Technologies with Simulation

Thursday, March 28, 2024 · 2:00 p.m. London (GMT +0:00)

As industries worldwide shift toward a sustainable approach to energy use, the demand for cutting-edge solutions in energy storage and conversion technologies has continued to rise in order to meet growing global demand.

Both battery and fuel cell technologies are multiphysics in nature and therefore require an approach that can capture all of the physics phenomena affecting the design in one model. This webinar will delve into the methods for modeling and simulating a wide variety of battery and fuel cell systems and the advantages of adopting a digital simulation approach alongside real-world R&D. We will also cover how researchers can use modeling tools to understand important metrics such as battery aging, thermal management, charge–discharge cycles, and more. The webinar will explore industry examples of leading companies already making strides in these areas of technological advancement.

Key Discussion Points:

  • Electrolyzers for hydrogen production
  • Hydrogen fuel cells for stationary and automotive applications
  • Example applications showing the benefits and value.
  • Battery systems for energy storage as well as for automotive applications
  • Battery, fuel cell and electrolyzer modeling scales
  • Modeling different battery cooling mechanisms, such as liquid, air, and phase change material cooling
  • Industry user stories of battery and fuel cell R&D using simulation

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Freeform Injection Molding – The best of additive manufacturing and injection molding

Thursday, March 28, 2024 · 3:30 p.m. London (GMT +0:00)

Are you currently prototyping parts, that will ultimately be injection molded, with technologies and materials that only give you a representation?

Traditionally the high cost and lead times of tooling mean we have to rely on close representations for prototypes meaning we cannot always fully test components functionally.

Freefrom Injection Molding changes this, with the ability to create tooling in hours and a lower cost, rapidly prototyping parts using injection molding and the final material is now a reality. Freeform Injection Molding uses a unique resin that can inject up to 450 C and be dissolved away if the tool cannot be split (or save you the design time).

In this session, see the full process from design to injection mold LIVE and learn how companies such as Wilson Sporting Goods and Pepsico have slashed drastically decreased development times and costs.

Delegates will learn:

  • How freeform injection molding works
  • Molding complex geometry is dissolvable molds
  • Real world examples of FIM in practice

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Design Online March 2024 Series by MA Business