Engineering Webinars

This large library of free industrial online webinars available from GlobalSpec's partners covers the big trends in engineering - everything from electrical engineering and power electronics to mechanical engineering and inspection equipment.
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Electrical and Electronics

In the past years Smiths Interconnect has been exploring the potential of the energy revolution for combat vehicles, both on the ground and in the air. One of the products that Smiths Interconnect has developed with this aim is the HBB series which delivers a breakthrough of raw power and ruggedness combined with a simpler, safer locking system. This webinar will take you through the benefits of the Hypertac® Hyperboloid technology in the high power interconnects and show you how it can provide superior performance in defense and aerospace applications.

Thursday, Jun 2, 2022, 9:00 AM EDT (6:00 AM PDT / 3:00 PM CEST)
Electrical and Electronics

Energy storage systems offer a wide range of technological approaches to manage our supply-demand situation, create a more resilient energy infrastructure, and deliver cost savings for utilities and consumers. In this webinar, you will get a deeper insight into Infineon's comprehensive solution offering for Energy Storage Systems, with a focus on silicon carbide and its important contribution to reducing losses by 50%. You will also get an overview of the structure of energy storage systems and learn more about topologies and implementation approaches.

Thursday, Jun 2, 2022, 11:00 AM EDT (8:00 AM PDT / 5:00 PM CEST)
Process Equipment

Induction heating, heat treating and welding are critical technologies for the automotive and EV (Electric Vehicle) industries. They allow for greener and leaner production of EVs while still delivering demanding quality standards. In this webinar, we will review induction welding technologies used for suspension and safety components as well as induction heating and transverse flux technologies for AHSS (Advanced High Strength Steels) used in the body and chassis of vehicles. We will also cover automotive components and powertrain elements associated with EVs and how their requirements differ compared to traditional internal combustion platforms. Additionally, we will highlight automotive heat-treating technologies and recent advancements in induction heating, as well as the advantages associated with induction heating electric vehicle components.

Manufacturing Equipment

Plastic powder bed fusion technologies are capable of producing high-quality, durable parts suited for end-use applications. However, many believe these applications are limited to components hidden from the user's view due to a prototype-level surface finish.

Join us as we discuss how digitally applied textures and post-processing can elevate plastic powder bed fusion parts to Class-A surface quality - and rival or beat the finish of injection molding.

Wednesday, Jun 8, 2022, 9:00 AM EDT (6:00 AM PDT / 3:00 PM CEST)
Electrical and Electronics

To improve self-consumption of photovoltaic (PV) energy, hybrid inverters are gaining popularity in residential and small commercial PV installations. A hybrid Inverter combines a string inverter, battery charging, and battery inverter into one system. Learn in this webinar about the key technical features and system-level benefits of Infineon's semiconductor solution for string and hybrid inverter systems up to 30 kW output power.

Wednesday, Jun 8, 2022, 11:00 AM EDT (8:00 AM PDT / 5:00 PM CEST)

While many 3D printed photopolymers are great for applications where commodity, or even engineering grade plastics are needed, the industry lacks high throughput solutions (such as SLA/DLP) that can produce parts that match the characteristics of PEEK, Ultem, and other high-performance plastics. A ceramic fiber-reinforced material - High Temperature & Strength (HTS) - combined with the advanced 3D printing technology offers a 3D printed photopolymer solution that matches the desirable characteristics of high-performance plastics for jigs, fixtures, and end use parts. This webinar will discuss this new material and technology and provide real examples of the advantages of this solution over other manufacturing methods today.


In today's connected world, you would expect companies to have overcome the long-standing collaboration challenges that electronics and mechanical designers often face. Yet, most development teams still struggle and rely on manual methods, such as emails and exchanging files, to overcome even the most straightforward tasks. Electronics engineers, mechanical engineers, and software engineers typically work with different toolsets and vocabularies. This webinar focuses on helping companies quickly bring more complex products to market by reducing design iterations through cross-domain collaboration to speed development, a common view into design data to increase visibility and by validating designs in the virtual domain instead of waiting for physical prototypes.

Materials and Chemicals

This presentation will examine the importance of optimizing induction and permanent magnet motor design for manufacturing. Learn the manufacturability pros and cons within the stator and rotor, as well as all the materials and processes that go into making a highly efficient, quality motor. We'll also discuss die-cast induction machines and novel PM rotor topologies.

Thursday, Jun 9, 2022, 2:00 PM EDT (11:00 AM PDT / 8:00 PM CEST)
Materials and Chemicals

The use of polyurethanes, epoxies, silicones, and acrylics provide resilience from moisture, humidity/heat, and mechanical stresses caused by vibration,which increases performance in harsh environments.

Electrical and Electronics

RF and radio system development is becoming more complex at a time that technical support is becoming more diffused. Design Accelerators from Richardson RFPD are intended to speed up design and development. We will show the segments of the system and how Design Accelerators can augment your efforts.

Monday, Jun 13, 2022, 12:00 PM EDT (9:00 AM PDT / 6:00 PM CEST)
Technical Publications

The webinar will provide an overview of ISA/IEC 62443 as a foundational cybersecurity standard that can be adapted to various sectors such as energy, and an update from the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Office of Cybersecurity, Energy Security, and Emergency Response (CESER) on cyber supply chain programs, including resources developed by the Securing Energy Infrastructure Executive Task Force (SEI ETF).

The webinar will introduce an Electric Energy OT Reference Architecture, which offers a starting point for cybersecurity applications in OT systems, and address the upcoming standardization effort by ISA99 to develop ISA/IEC 62443 application profiles.

Tuesday, Jun 14, 2022, 2:00 PM EDT (11:00 AM PDT / 8:00 PM CEST)

Digitalization has become a necessity to support the rapid pace of innovation and the complexity in today's automotive market, including electric vehicle (EV) manufacturing.

Existing automotive OEMs must balance the mix of internal combustion engine (ICE) vehicle production versus EV production while EV start-ups and new entrants must find ways to build batteries and vehicles at scale that reduce risk and eliminate errors.

In this webinar, learn how Siemens digital manufacturing software and a comprehensive digital twin help to solve manufacturing and production system challenges, moving EV production into the fast lane.

Thursday, Jun 16, 2022, 11:00 AM EDT (8:00 AM PDT / 5:00 PM CEST)
Electrical and Electronics

In this presentation we will cover the many variables and considerations involved when selecting an appropriate Thermal Interface Material solution for your applications. We will discuss the different material options available, and which types of applications each is best suited for. The presentation will address some of the common challenges of thermal applications such as compression force limitations, dielectric concerns, and handling challenges.

Tuesday, Jun 21, 2022, 11:00 AM EDT (8:00 AM PDT / 5:00 PM CEST)

Learn why the 3-component force sensor is a central part of a system's dynamic performance. We'll also review a reliable way to predict the usable frequency range for a force measurement system and common dynamic force measurement applications.

Thursday, Jun 23, 2022, 9:00 AM EDT (6:00 AM PDT / 3:00 PM CEST)
Electrical and Electronics

DC EV Charging application requirements and the corresponding market are growing rapidly, requiring hardware manufacturers to adapt and be flexible quickly. In this webinar you will learn how Infineon is addressing the challenges of DC fast charging applications and the solutions aimed at accelerating time-to-market and customer flexibility.

Friday, Jun 24, 2022, 10:00 AM EDT (7:00 AM PDT / 4:00 PM CEST)
Electrical and Electronics

Shorten the design cycle and simplify your design work in consumer electronics with Infineon's new wireless charging solutions. They are based on highly integrated microcontrollers combined with USB-C controller, gate drivers, and DC-DC components. To address the full system design Infineon's product portfolio offers quality components including power MOSFETs, authentication ICs, driver ICs, and a comprehensive portfolio of USB-PD solutions. Dedicated reference designs are available, too.

Wednesday, Jun 29, 2022, 9:00 AM EDT (6:00 AM PDT / 3:00 PM CEST)

Fired heaters are amongst the most energy intensive and complex systems on refineries and petrochemical complexes. AMETEK Land has developed a suite of tools to assist producers with the inspection and optimization of a range of fired heaters. We focus on temperature accuracy, image clarity, resolution, and usability in harsh environments.

Tuesday, Jul 5, 2022, 10:00 AM EDT (7:00 AM PDT / 4:00 PM CEST)
Electrical and Electronics

Following the EU mandate, over 10 billion electronic devices will have to be switched to USB-C by 2025.Developers are faced with the need to convert from fold, incompatible barrel connectors to USB-C or enable USB-C power delivery connectivity for embedded systems. Meet this need with Infineon's EZ-PD™ PMG1 High Voltage Microcontrollers targeting consumer, industrial, and communication market segments with the goal of powering from the USB-C connector and the need of an MCU to implement product features. Learn about the different PMG1 MCUs and understand how to get started by using the EZ-PD™ PMG1 Kit for prototyping and the ModusToolbox™ for software development.

Thursday, May 26, 2022, 2:00 PM EDT (11:00 AM PDT / 8:00 PM CEST)

The need for innovative packaging technologies to support system scaling demands and achieve lower system cost is driving an emerging trend to discrete, unpackaged ASIC devices, otherwise known as chiplets. These chiplets are mounted and interconnected into a single package using high speed/bandwidth die-to-die (D2D) interfaces that can deliver monolithic or greater functionality and performance, with reduced power and cost. This webinar outlines the high-level workflows required to support the design and verification of a heterogenous integration (HI) system in package (SIP) designs.

Wednesday, May 25, 2022, 2:00 PM EDT (11:00 AM PDT / 8:00 PM CEST)
Materials and Chemicals

Low temperature solder solutions have been gaining interest in recent years as a technology enabler for next generation chip-scale package designs. Recent alloying advancements led to the development of the HRL3 alloy that significantly improves reliability over traditional tin-bismuth (SnBi)-based low temperature solder alloys.

Electrical and Electronics

As manufacturing, utilities and essential services incorporate more interconnected sensors, controllers and other devices, it increases the risk for these highly sensitive facilities. However, there are recommended practices and methods that can mitigate the exposure and risk of industrial internet of things devices in highly controlled and regulated environments. Join our industrial security experts as we review key practices to help create a reliable and safe industrial system.

Thursday, May 19, 2022, 2:00 PM EDT (11:00 AM PDT / 8:00 PM CEST)
Mechanical Products

One of the key pain points that can occur during product development for a new application is the lack of durable, wear-resistant prototype parts for testing. In this webinar, igus® will show you different manufacturing methods for various stages of the design process and when to use each method.

Thursday, May 19, 2022, 12:00 PM EDT (9:00 AM PDT / 6:00 PM CEST)

Join Able's electropolishing experts for an interactive lunch and learn session from the comfort of your home or office. This session will cover the fundamentals of electropolishing technology and its benefits for improving critical metal parts.

Electrical and Electronics

Proactive threat hunting is necessary to identify new, unknown threat actors. With the growing number of threat actors, nation-sponsored attacks and hacker groups, dedicated threat hunting programs to identify and mitigate threats are necessary to enhance industrial defense capabilities. The webinar will examine common threat hunting techniques, and how to organize and leverage the results for better industrial cybersecurity.

Wednesday, May 18, 2022, 9:00 AM EDT (6:00 AM PDT / 3:00 PM CEST)
Process Equipment

Smart actuators with multiple sensors have been around for many years, however it's becoming increasingly common to proactively analyse this data to save plant operators significant downtime and cost, whilst mitigating operational risk.

Tuesday, May 17, 2022, 11:00 AM EDT (8:00 AM PDT / 5:00 PM CEST)
Manufacturing Equipment

The P-50 is paving the way for mass-production of metal end-use parts with breakthrough Additive Manufacturing 2.0 technology that delivers new value for manufacturers.

Electrical and Electronics

Ransomware attacks continue to target organizations of various sizes of all types of industries. As security vulnerabilities become commonplace, industrial plants and manufacturers have timely decisions to make regarding security training and risk-based decision making. Engineers, industrialists and technical professionals will enjoy this conversation on reducing ransomware risks in critical industries.

Thursday, May 12, 2022, 11:00 AM EDT (8:00 AM PDT / 5:00 PM CEST)
Electrical and Electronics

HyperGrip® series is a patented and proven high reliability circular connector series specifically designed for the medical industry, thanks to its reliability, versatility, customer keying system and quick and accurate connections. This webinar will take you through the history of Smiths Interconnect medical connectivity with an overview of the Hypergrip® series and other valuable solutions for your healthcare systems.

Thursday, May 12, 2022, 9:00 AM EDT (6:00 AM PDT / 3:00 PM CEST)
Environmental, Health and Safety

This webinar will discuss common causes of contaminated air in manufacturing and processing facilities; health and safety risks related to poor air quality, specific issues associated with fine dust and mist; and OSHA regulations governing facility air quality. It will also present ways to improve air quality and ensure quality return air using high efficiency filtration.

Electrical and Electronics

A layered security approach is a necessary component of reducing and addressing security risks within a network; however, once tools and technologies are purchased and implemented, the work does not stop there. This webinar will help viewers stay abreast of the changing threat landscape to help evaluate DiD techniques and products that will be most effective for their needs.