Webinars From Automotive Design & Production

Here you will find listings of future webinars and archived webinars that will be posted for a period of time. If you are interested in co-sponsoring one of our webinars, please contact Mike Vohland at mvohland@autofieldguide.com or call (734)416-9705.


Supplying to the Automotive Industry: How to use 3D measurement data to win business

In recent years, The Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) in the Automotive Industry have enhanced their vehicle development process to incorporate 3-Dimensional holistic views of their parts and systems. OEM’s have grown and streamlined their processes to utilize 3D measurement data – not only in Design, Tool and Die Construction, Vehicle Integration, Matching, Launch, and Steady State Process Control – but also in their part procurement process. The PPAP (Production Part Approval Process) is growing within the OEMs to not only include statistical measurements and capabilities from key dimensional locations, but also entire part and assembly 3D analysis. This trend began with sheet metal parts in the Body and Stamping Processes – but is quickly expanding to include Powertrain, Interiors, Exteriors, and Chassis Components. Join Us to Learn 1. The progression and use of 3D Data by the leading automotive OEMs – and how it applies to their processes. 2. How the OEMs use 3D data to evaluate supplier parts. 3. What automotive suppliers can do to improve their processes and demonstrate world- class capabilities to meet the evolving requirements of OEMs in today’s 3-Dimensional world. PRESENTOR DETAILS Gary Telling Director of Business Development FARO Technologies, Inc. BIO Gary Telling, an internationally recognized Metrology Expert and a 32-year veteran of the automotive industry, built his reputation through his groundbreaking work at General Motors. He started as a Production Supervisor, controlling all aspects of final vehicle assembly in their General Assembly and Body Shops for a multitude of vehicles. Mid-career, he graduated from Purdue 1st in his class with a degree in Industrial Technology. He went on to handle dimensional and quality control for eight different GM new product launch centers. Telling served as GM’s Advanced Global Metrology Lead for five years where he researched, benchmarked, and developed business cases for the company’s metrology strategies.

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The Value of FDM Jigs & Fixtures

Manufacturing relies on tools including jigs, fixtures, templates and gauges to maintain quality and production efficiency. Although these tools are virtually invisible when production is running smoothly, their importance becomes evident when problems arise. By using FDM technology to produce jigs & fixtures, the traditional fabrication process is substantially simplified; tool-making becomes less expensive and time consuming. As a result, manufacturers realize immediate improvements in productivity, efficiency and quality. In this webinar, you’ll see how 3D printing jigs & fixtures using FDM technology can help streamline your manufacturing environment. What You Will Learn: • Who can benefit from FDM jigs & fixtures • FDM’s role in producing manufacturing tools • Traditional processes for making jigs and fixtures vs. the FDM process • Where FDM fits best • How other companies are using FDM jigs and fixtures • How you can start seeing the value in your organization Who Should Attend: • Engineering managers & directors • Manufacturing engineers • Production engineers • Operations managers • Design engineers • Machine shop supervisors • Machinists • Assembly supervisors

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End-Use Parts

Manufacturers know that saving time and increasing production efficiencies have a direct effect on their company’s bottom line. Using 3D printing to produce end-use parts can provide unprecedented benefits for low-volume manufacturing. It can also be used to bridge the gap between product concept and traditional manufacturing processes. In this webinar, you’ll see how manufacturers are using 3D printing to add efficiencies to their organization and learn how to incorporate this technology onto your production floor.

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Essentials for Excellence in Automotive Process Management

Consumers all over the world have more vehicle choices than ever before. As an automotive manufacturer or supplier, this means that you are under tremendous pressure to deliver innovative, high-quality vehicles as efficiently as possible. However, what do you look for in a product lifecycle management (PLM) and digital manufacturing (DM) solution? What are the basic capabilities your company can implement today, to start making better products? Join us for an informative webinar to learn how Siemen's brings together your company's product and process knowledge to help you make smarter decisions. Primary topics (what the registrant will learn): - Intelligently integrated information. Users can subdivide designs into isolated, self-contained functional elements with modular interfaces in an organized structure. - Process enablement. Teamcenter provides automated workflows to ensure processes and changes are consistently managed to ensure efficient control and execution. - Configuration management. Teamcenter manages and presents BOM and product configuration information from wherever it's created to wherever it's needed, including complete lifecycle representations. - Align development and manufacturing. Teamcenter allows you to integrate your product design and production execution processes in a single platform to minimize time to volume production.

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Motor Trends: Additive Manufacturing Drives Production of Race-Ready Cars

Additive manufacturing (AM) is crucial in motorsports. In the race for speed and performance, it has long been a key design and testing tool. Now, race teams are revealing that AM parts are tough enough for use on the track. This trend toward end-use parts has been building for a long time, but teams can be secretive about what gives them a competitive edge. In this webinar, we’re lucky enough to present three examples of motorsports teams willing to share how they leverage AM to improve performance: Joe Gibbs Racing, Stewart-Haas Racing, and Prodrive in the U.K. Their stories will crush the misconception that AM parts are just for prototyping. Stratasys’ Allen Kreemer, formerly of Honda, will be your host along with special guest Paul Doe, chief designer at Prodrive, the team behind the World Rally Championship Mini.

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