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Not all ears are created equal. Which is why Normal, based in New York, decided to end the one-size-fits-all paradigm with a game-changing 3D printing concept. Customers scan their ears with an easy to use phone app and send the results, along with their color and cord length requests, to Normal. Normal keeps 10 Fortus 250mc 3D Printers busy producing the customized earphone pieces. In as little as two days the earphones - looking great, sounding amazing and fitting...like a glove (if they had gloves for ears) - are on their way to you.
Mass customization - that where manufacturing is going with Stratasys 3D printing!
Aurora Flight Sciences, a Virginia-based manufacturer specializing in advanced UAV systems, is pushing the envelope of UAV design by teaming up with Stratasys to create the world’s first jet-powered, 3D printed aircraft.
Using 80% 3D printed parts, the UAV is composed of Stratasys’ ULTEM™ 9085 lightweight material to achieve flight speeds of over 150 Mph. The high-speed system boasts an impressive 9 ft wingspan and weighs in at only 33 lbs.
Watch Dan Campbell, Aerospace Research Engineer at Aurora Flight Sciences, explain how the UAV project met a number of goals using Stratasys 3D printing solutions. And see it soar!
Champion Motorsport designs and manufactures after-market parts for high-end cars. Well, the soluble cores allow me to make parts and design parts that I previously probably wouldn't have considered because of the difficulty it would have taken to create those parts.
With Stratasys FDM's sacrificial cores and mandrels, manufacturers are realizing a cost savings of 50% to 85% in time and 75% to 95% in cost with reduced tooling and set up. Additionally, the consistency and yield of cores is improved. The end part benefits from increased design freedom, controlled internal surface finish, and accuracy, as well as seamless, single-piece construction.
Learn how Netherlands-based Aerialtronics builds UAVs faster and with customized components using Stratasys 3D Printing. The company's uPrint SE Plus 3D Printer produces flying prototypes that reduce R&D times by 50% while facilitating special customer-requested features.
Learn how improving fleet safety can help you protect your drivers, lower operating costs, boost productivity, improve vehicle health and more. Join Networkfleet’s live webinar, “How to Achieve Your Fleet Safety Goals: Implement, Enforce, Evaluate,” led by award-winning fleet industry expert Jennifer Weitzel.
Employees might be speaking out about fatigue; but what happens in your workplace when they do?
As fatigue risk awareness increases, so do our organizational responsibilities. Leaders and supervisors are accountable for walking the precarious line between protecting employees and managing production targets. With nearly 1 in 3 workers falling asleep on the job and approximately 60% of people admitting they work through fatigue, it has never been more important to protect employees from an almost invisible risk.
This webinar focuses on two factors that play a significant role in inducing and influencing fatigue: people and the environment. Using examples, Senior Safety Consultant Jenny Krasny will discuss the leader/supervisor role in detecting fatigue, how they can identify fatigue stigma and what they can do to change it.
•Detecting signs of fatigue risk in employees
•Recognising cultural markers of fatigue in an organization
•What to do once fatigue risk is identified
3D printing is at the front lines when it comes to the future of business technology. In this dynamic webinar, two industry experts will engage in a lively discussion of what 3D printing can do for your business.
Marketing expert Bruce Bradshaw, chats with Dr. Kevin Dowling, the lead engineer at 4Moms, a company dedicated to making innovative baby products. Tune in to gain essential information on how to strengthen, modernize and accelerate your business through 3D printing.
Dr. Kevin Dowling, Vice President of Engineering, 4Moms
Moderator: Ross Banham, Journalist
What you will learn:
How to accelerate product development with 3D printers
The need for dedicated 3D printing resources
About the capabilities of 3D printed materials
Who should attend:
Engineering Managers & Directors
Product Development Managers
Kevin Lindstrom, Physical Sciences and Engineering Librarian at the University of British Columbia, will highlight the in-depth engineering environmental research on receding glaciers and rising sea levels. Learn how researchers can use GEOBASE & GeoRef to gain the insights necessary for predicting the drastic climate challenges that are impacting the earth’s sustainability.
Real-time building energy management or BEM is becoming a reality due to advancements in software control and cloud solutions. The use of IoT and subsequently ‘Internet of Everything’ in buildings will alter the competitive landscape, resulting in in new service models and customer-centric propositions. In the highly dynamic buildings industry, market participants need to:
•Understand the top five transformation trends and its implications to the industry
•Address upcoming challenges in visionary trends beyond 2020
When you’ve got a handle on vehicle maintenance, managing the rest of your fleet gets a whole lot easier. Join Networkfleet’s live webinar, “Maintain Vehicle Health with a Fleet Management Solution,” led by fleet industry expert John Marciniak. The presentation will focus on how a combination of GPS tracking and vehicle diagnostics can help streamline your vehicle maintenance processes while reducing fuel usage, keeping drivers safe, elevating customer service and more.
In the commercial buildings arena, the focus is on the impact of connectivity driving efficiency. In homes, it is all about who will win the battle for the connected home customer—will it be utilities, telcos, technology companies, or someone else?
Join Frost & Sullivan for this webinar, where we will address these areas as well as many more issues shaping the 2016 Outlook for Homes & Buildings.
The dramatic decline in oil prices at the end of 2015 and the start of 2016 is having major implications for the sector and the wider economy.
The presentation will cover:
· Slowdown in upstream investment - What will it mean for E&Ps and oilfield service companies?
· M&A activity - Will lower prices drive deal making?
· Downstream surges to the fore - Can players take advantage to drive longer-term gains?
· Impact of these changes so far and the potential developments in 2016.
A culture of safety excellence is easy to recognise. It’s evident in the attitudes, beliefs and actions of employees.
However, achieving a culture in which every person believes the organisation and its leaders are truly committed to safety as a core value goes beyond compliance-based policies and procedures. Even where robust regulatory systems are in place, “safe” work isn’t guaranteed. Across the globe, the greatest safety performers are organisations that make an effort to understand how their safety system is perceived by the employees working closest to the risk. The feedback drives engagement exercises through which employees are actively involved in building improved processes.
Please join Caterpillar Safety Services Asia Pacific Consultant, Jenny Krasny, as she explains tools to assess your safety culture and, how to move your organisation from policy/compliance-based safety management to safety excellence.
1. The difference between compliance vs cultural improvement strategies
2. How perception precedes behaviour
3. The survey approach used by Caterpillar
4. How to use safety perception survey data for improvement
According to a recent report, U.S. hotels collected record amounts of resort fees and other surcharges totaling $2.47 billion in 2015, leading to main stream media coverage with sensational headlines such as “Hidden hotel resort fees not going away any time soon." The purpose of this webinar is to provide a balanced perspective regarding resort fees and other surcharges at U.S. hotels.
The webinar will also explore the potential effects of what could be described as extreme increases in the minimum wage on the U.S. hotel industry. The Obama presidential administration as well as several large municipalities are actively seeking, or recently passed laws that increase the minimum wage by an extreme amount. The webinar will quantify the forecast effect on the U.S. hotel industry.
Engineers expect superior products. Learn how the Engineering Village team works to help meet their needs. Join us for a webinar that will focus on user-driven features and content updates that were made to Engineering Village throughout 2015 and a look forward to 2016.
In this dynamic webinar, hear directly from the industry expert Frank Schaeflein, from Stratasys, who will explain the transformational benefits of 3D printing solutions for injection molding, jigs and fixtures, End of Arm Tools and production parts. Learn how to redefine productivity in your business.
No matter the fleet size, businesses and government agencies face the same basic fleet challenges: reining in operating expenses, efficiently maintaining vehicles, and controlling labor costs. For most fleets, fuel and driver wages alone make up more than 55 percent of the operations budget. Learn how to get a handle on these costs with Networkfleet’s webinar, Take Control of Your 2016 Operations Budget with Fleet Management Technology. Fleet industry expert Annette Correll will reveal how GPS-based fleet management technology can help your organization cut fuel usage, control repair and labor costs, lower insurance premiums, and more.
When there’s work to be done and money to be made, you’ve probably heard the cavalier statement, “I’ll sleep when I’m dead.” Of course, everyone experiences the clutches of fatigue at some point – it’s a force of nature, after all. But it’s also an invisible threat to operations, because succumbing to fatigue is perceived as a weakness and many people don’t, or can’t, admit when they’re fatigued. As a result, many incident reports often cite “operator error, “unknown human factor” or some other ambiguous or inaccurate root cause.
Measuring this invisible threat starts by asking five essential questions. Join this webinar event to learn how to determine your scope of risk, so that you can build a fatigue risk management system that reduces incidents and optimizes operations.
Presentation featuring up-to-date hotel performance data trends as tracked by Smith Travel Research. Join H. Brandt Niehaus, president of Hotel Brokers International, and Jeff Higley, vice president of digital media & communications for STR/STR Global/HotelNewsNow.com, as they discuss the hospitality industry outlook for next year and opportunities for investment.
Meet the Panel:
H. Brandt Niehaus, CHB is President of Hotel Brokers International and President of Huff, Niehaus & Associates, Inc., a full-service hotel investment advisory firm. Mr. Niehaus has over 30 years of experience in hospitality real estate sales and consulting. He has successfully transacted the sales of hundreds of hotel properties from limited-service independents through full-service luxury hotels representing sellers in conventional sales as well as lender-owned transactions for banks and institutions. A consistent top sales producer, Niehaus was recently named Broker of the Year in recognition of his record-setting sales performance in 2014. Mr. Niehaus holds the professional designations of Certified Hotel Broker (CHB), Certified Hotel Administrator (CHA) and Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM).
Jeff Higley serves as the Vice President of Digital Media and Communications and as Editorial Director of STR / STR Global / Hotel News Now. He oversees all aspects of the Hotel News Now (HNN) digital platform, including the Hotel News Now website and daily newsletter. Jeff also leads the STR family of companies’ efforts with corporate public relations and press releases. He is the former editorial director for Hotel & Motel Management magazine and has specialized in hotel industry journalism for many years. He frequently writes articles on the lodging industry.
Register for this short webinar to learn how telematics can help you better manage your vehicles and drivers.
•Cut fuel costs by improving routing and reducing speeding and idle time.
•Improve arrival time estimates and boost customer satisfaction.
•Keep vehicles running reliably so they can stay on the road and on the job.
•Protect drivers from false claims of speeding or not showing up as scheduled.
3D printing has emerged as an important, growing trend in medical in 2015 and is expected to increase in 2016. From patient specific models for surgical planning, to clinical training and education using anatomical models, to additive manufacturing of end use parts, this webinar will present a range of applications to employ 3D printing across your R&D, clinical, marketing, manufacturing and training organizations.
Hosted by Rose Brooke, Editor of European Plastic Product Manufacturer, in this dynamic webinar you can hear directly from industry experts, Amos Breyfogle from Stratasys, and Jim Sargent from Whale Pumps who have already discovered the transformational benefits of 3D printing solutions for injection molding, jigs and fixtures, End of Arm Tools and productions parts. Tune in to learn how you can redefine productivity in your business.
What you will discover:
-Explore the possibilities of going from design to production floor in just hours with ultra-light assembly aids
-How to reduce your tooling cost by 70-95%
-How to increase performance of parts by combining traditional and additive components
-How to produce production parts quickly using 3D printing
Help your wood products company grow business by utilizing proven strategies from the WOOD 100. Experts from Woodworking Networks' WOOD 100 share their tips and techniques for improving productivity, service, marketing, and product development —giving you the tools you need to improve your business.
Learn how to:
• Improve customer service and delivery: Logistics
• Expand and identify sales & product growth opportunities
• Determine the ROI for new technology & lean manufacturing
Stratasys and product design consultancy Design Reality will explore what is possible today with advanced 3D printing. Multi-material, multi-colour 3D printing has provided a significant shift forward in terms of ultra-realistic prototyping. This webinar will lift the lid not just on the latest technology, but also on the most innovative techniques. Stratasys continues to produce the most capable 3D printers and materials. These allow designers worldwide to create better products, thanks to better testing at prototype stage. Design Reality specialise in all aspects of product design consultancy, focusing on product development through industrial design, product design and the aid of 3D printing. They support clients’ projects from concept through to manufacture. Join us for this interactive webinar to find out how your own product design can be maximised thanks to ground-breaking 3D printing.
-Optimising the capabilities of state-of-the-art 3D printing
-Understanding the latest advances in multi-material and multi-colour 3D printing
-How cutting edge product designers exploit 3D printing’s unique benefits
-Creating ultra-realistic prototypes and end-use products with Stratasys
EDR's CEO, Chris Aronson, and our product team will introduce product improvements that change the fundamentals of data review, empowering you to do you best work faster.
• Property Boundaries on your Historical Sources, to quickly locate your target property boundary on your aerial photos, topos, and Sanborn® Maps.
• Improved EDR Lightbox®, newly updated and streamlined, with superior content and an intuitive interface.
• Coming this Summer: Property-Based Geocoding
Join us as we present our most exciting products advancements ever. This 1-hour session will help ensure you and your team make the most of these exciting new features.
Why You Must Attend:
• Smart Grids are undergoing their own form of "Digital Transformation". Learn about the confluence of digital technologies and power industry practices for improved management
• Prioritize and optimize your smart grid business models to implement new solutions
• Distributed energy sources will account for the majority of new investment by 2023, creating an urgent requirement for smart grid solutions in the distribution network. Are you ready for the new requirements?
• Microgrids will be an integral part of the smart grid transformation. Discover the opportunities available due to this transformation.
• The global demand response market is forecast to be worth $12.8 billion by 2025. Learn how you can take advantage of the global demand market opportunities.
Learn how you can manage compliance while helping to ease administrative burdens. Join Networkfleet’s live webinar, “How to streamline compliance with a fleet management product,” led by seasoned fleet industry expert Robert Boggio.
Why You Must Attend:
• The amount of electric devices in our environment has already risen significantly during the past decades, but is still far from an all-time high. Powering from line power is cost-prohibitive given the large cost of laying cable and wires. The power of batteries on the other hand is limited; they are replaced by the thousands every day, creating a maintenance nightmare. Is there an alternate way to power these devices?
• Learn about future energy harvesting technologies.