Tuesday 19 October 2021 | Coventry Building Society Arena | Coventry

October 2021 - Practical CPD Accredited Workshops

To ensure you get the most out of your visit, we offer a FREE TO ATTEND programme of CPD accredited workshops.
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Please note that, due to the travel and social distancing restrictions imposed by Covid-19, some of these presentations will be given live via video link. However, this content will be exclusive to Engineering Solutions Live and will only be available to those attending the event.

9:30 AM - 10:10 AM

Cyanoacrylate - the latest structural adhesive

Room: Lecture Room 3

Peter Swanson, Managing Director, INTERTRONICS

Cyanoacrylate adhesives (CAs) have become common in our lives, not least because we all have them in our homes. We know them as single part adhesives which cure almost instantly with no external energy. Technical advances in recent years have enhanced their potential in many industrial fields as well, allowing structural uses which belie their simple application.

This talk will describe how they work, what the latest enabling technologies are, and how to apply them practically and efficiently.

5 key learning points for this session:
  1. How do cyanoacrylate adhesives cure?
  2. Are cyanoacrylate adhesives structural?
  3. What new capabilit ies do they have?
  4. How do you dispense them?
  5. How do you eliminate blooming?

10:30 AM - 11:10 AM

Designing with dissimilar materials and implications for joining them together

Room: Lecture Room 3

Lyndon Sanders, Director, Far-UK

Dr Ross Minty, Development Engineer, Far-UK

In order to optimise a structural design, it is necessary to select the right material in the right place. However, optimising the choices of materials can leave areas of a structure with very different materials needing to be joined together. While the traditional approach of adhesives can very often be helpful there are increasingly varied solution for joining increasingly varied materials. This presentation seeks to broaden the awareness of designers and engineers about the possibilities from a variety of ways of joining dissimilar materials.

Key learning points:
  • Advances in AI are enabling designers to make better material selections in structural designs
  • The result of AI in material selection can be the need to join very dissimilar materials
  • Adhesives are a powerful solution, but they have generic weaknesses that create design constraints
  • Selecting the right surface preparation process is as important as the right joining technique
  • Joining techniques are now being developed to allow for end of life disassembly.

11:30 AM - 12:10 PM

Joining technologies of lightweight parts in EV

Room: Lecture Room 1

Miguel Angel Ferrández, R&D Bilbao BIW Director – Material Joining Manager, Gestamp

The use of new ultra-high strength boron steels in Multimaterial joinings are a key factor for lightweight solutions in regards of electrical vehicles. These new hot stamped steels reached up to 1800 MPa and are desired to be used in combination with aluminum. Some of the current standard mechanical joining technologies are not capable to achieve these joinings. By addition of a local heating by laser we can reduce the mechanical properties of the hot stamped steel in a desired area and be able to use conventional joining processes like SPR or FDS.

Key learning points:
  1. Ultra-high strength boron steels
  2. Multi-material joinings
  3. Laser annealing of hot stamped steels
  4. Local softening
  5. Mechanical joinings

KSG PCB - Impedance Controlled

Room: Lecture Room 2

Paul Considine, International Business Development Manager, KSG GmbH

In this presentation we take a look at how to design and produce a controlled impedance circuit on PCB successfully. Looking at influencing factors, impedance calculation including theory versus practice, measurement, PCB manufacturers requirements and the design phase. Also discussed are layout tips and typical impedance models.

key learning points in your session:
  1. Importance of Impedance matching.
  2. Understanding of the influencing factors
  3. The reality of theory versus real world production results.
  4. Understanding how to work with your supplier to realise the best results.
  5. Design tips.

Calibration conformity and verification: what are they, and why they are needed

Room: Lecture Room 3

Ron Sangster, Managing Director, Advanced Witness Systems

12:30 PM - 1:10 PM

Building the most innovative fastener production line in the world

Room: Lecture Room 3

Ondrej Polak, Process Development Manager, LISI Aerospace

Project aims to develop an Industry 4.0 test production-line and subsequently roll-out the developed technology to other high-volume production-lines at BAIUK.

The project goes significantly beyond global state-of-the-art fasteners production processes. Key innovations include the elimination of in-process inspection through prediction of component quality from sensor data and data analytics. The project would provide a basis of sustainable competitiveness

Key learning points:
1. Effective Change Management
2. Building a winning team
3. Working with near real time production data
4. Development of machine learning algorithms
5. Working with an outside R&D body

1:30 PM - 2:10 PM

Welding and Thermal Joining Techniques for Plastics

Room: Lecture Room 3

Dr Mike Troughton, Technology Fellow, TWI Ltd

There are 16 different welding techniques for plastics. The choice of which one to use for any particular application depends on a number of factors, including material, wall thickness, component size and complexity, and required production rate. This presentation will describe each welding technique, together with its advantages and disadvantage.

Key learning points:
  • Understanding of the different methods for welding plastics
  • Understanding the constraints of each welding method

1:30 PM - 2:10 PM - Materials

Disrupting the way we manufacture with HP 3D Printing

Room: Lecture Room 2

Andrew Jones, HP Channel Partner Manager UK&I, HP 3D Printing

Learn how to find the sweet spots for additive manufacturing applications, how to integrate into your processes and customer success stories.

Key learning points:

  • Value proposition and Benefits of Digital Manufacturing
  • 3d Printing across product life cycle: form prototyping to final parts and jigs and fictures
  • Combining traditional with digital manufacturing
  • Printing materials and future roadmap
  • Success stories from our customers in different industries

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