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2015-07-27 ...
  • July 27-28, 2015 (8:30 a.m. - 4:31 p.m.) - Warrendale, Pennsylvania
  • September 24-25, 2015 (8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.) - Seattle, Washington
Training / Education Classroom Seminars
The September offering of this seminar will be conducted at the Sheraton Seattle Hotel and held in conjunction with the SAE 2015 AeroTech Congress & Exhibition. Register for this offering and you can register to attend the SAE 2015 AeroTech Congress & Exhibition for 25% off the classic member event rate.
2015-08-06 ...
  • August 6, 2015 (8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.) - Tysons, Virginia
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Design reviews are required for ISO 9001:2000 compliance and compatible automotive and aerospace specifications. They are becoming increasingly important in product liability litigation and are accepted as a cost-effective best practice and an effective application of knowledge management, valuable for accelerating the maturity of new products. This seminar describes how formal design reviews can improve products by uncovering potential problems before they are discovered at a later stage of development or application, when the costs of correction are much higher.
2015-08-10 ...
  • August 10-12, 2015 (8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.) - Troy, Michigan
  • December 9-11, 2015 (8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.) - Troy, Michigan
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RMS (Reliability-Maintainability-Safety-Supportability) engineering is emerging as the newest discipline in product development due to new credible, accurate, quantitative methods. Weibull Analysis is foremost among these new tools. New and advanced Weibull techniques are a significant improvement over the original Weibull approach. This workshop, originally developed by Dr. Bob Abernethy, presents special methods developed for these data problems, such as Weibayes, with actual case studies in addition to the latest techniques in SuperSMITH® Weibull for risk forecasts with renewal and optimal component replacement.
2015-08-17 ...
  • August 17-18, 2015 (8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.) - Rosemont, Illinois
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Note: Last day of class ends at approximately 1:00 pm In the past few decades, product liability law has dramatically changed the manufacturer's outlook in the design and manufacture of product. The concept of safety and reliability has been altered from a purely engineering/manufacturing concept to a legal/manufacturing approach. This new approach requires an understanding of legal concepts as related to the manufacturing and design process. The engineer's role has shifted to include a safety audit analysis to minimize the existence of a product defect and/or to defend the product in a way that is responsive to the legal concerns.
2015-08-19 ...
  • August 19-20, 2015 (8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.) - Rosemont, Illinois
  • November 23-24, 2015 (8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.) - Troy, Michigan
Training / Education Classroom Seminars
Failure Mode and Effects Analysis (FMEA) is a systematic method for preventing failure through the discovery and mitigation of potential failure modes and their cause mechanisms. Actions are developed in a team environment and address each high: severity, occurrence or detection ranking indicated by the analysis. Completed FMEA actions result in improved product performance, reduced warranty and increased product quality.
2015-09-10 ...
  • September 10-11, 2015 (8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.) - Troy, Michigan
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Design of Experiments (DOE) is a methodology that can be effective for general problem-solving, as well as for improving or optimizing product design and manufacturing processes. Specific applications of DOE include identifying proper design dimensions and tolerances, achieving robust designs, generating predictive math models that describe physical system behavior, and determining ideal manufacturing settings. This seminar utilizes hands-on activities to help you learn the criteria for running a DOE, the requirements and pre-work necessary prior to DOE execution, and how to select the appropriate designed experiment type to run.
2015-09-17 ...
  • September 17-18, 2015 (8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.) - Troy, Michigan
Training / Education Classroom Seminars
Side impact crashes account for approximately twenty-six percent of all motor vehicle fatal crashes, second only to frontal crashes, according to a report by the National Highway Transportation and Safety Administration (NHTSA). While car companies and suppliers continue to develop new technologies that make vehicles safer, NHTSA rolled out updated safety regulations (FMVSS 214) based on new research studies, making vehicle safety design more and more complex. This seminar is designed to familiarize participants with the engineering principles behind vehicle and restraint designs for occupant safety.
2015-09-28 ...
  • September 28-30, 2015 (8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.) - Troy, Michigan
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This interactive seminar will take you beyond the basics of passenger car and light truck vehicle dynamics by applying advanced theory, physical tests and CAE to the assessment of ride, braking, steering and handling performance. Governing state-space equations with transfer functions for primary ride and open loop handling will be developed & analyzed. Building on the analysis of the state space equations, common physical tests and their corresponding CAE solutions for steady state and transient vehicle events will be presented. The "state-of-the-art" of vehicle dynamics CAE will be discussed.
2015-10-08 ...
  • October 8-9, 2015 (8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.) - Troy, Michigan
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Note: Last day of class ends at approximately 12:30 pm In today’s highly competitive and liability minded environment, Design Reviews (DR) are a must for all major mobility industries such as Automotive, DOD, Aerospace, Agriculture, Recreation, Marine and Rail. While Design Reviews are becoming increasingly important in product liability litigation, they also serve as an effective way to transfer organizational best practices for specific concerns and issues.
2015-10-22 ...
  • October 22-23, 2015 (8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.) - Troy, Michigan
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Engines can and do experience failures in the field in a variety of equipment, vehicles, and applications. On occasion, a single vehicle type or equipment family will even experience multiple engine failures leading to the inevitable need to determine what the most likely cause of one or all of those failures was. This comprehensive seminar introduces participants to the methods and techniques used to determine the most likely cause of an individual engine or group of engine failures in the field.
2015-11-23 ...
  • November 23-24, 2015 (8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.) - Troy, Michigan
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Car companies and suppliers continue to develop new technologies that make vehicles safer and regulatory agencies continue to update safety regulations based on new research studies, making vehicle safety design more and more complex. This seminar covers the mechanics of frontal crashes and how vehicle structures, vehicle restraint systems, and vehicle interiors affect occupant safety. It also describes details of how CAE tools work in the simulation of frontal crashes. The goal of the course is to familiarize participants with engineering principles behind vehicle and restraint designs for occupant safety.
2015-12-03 ...
  • December 3-4, 2015 (8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.) - Troy, Michigan
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Engineers are taught to create designs that meet customer specifications. When creating these designs, the focus is usually on the nominal values rather than variation. Robustness refers to creating designs that are insensitive to variability in the inputs. Much of the literature on robustness is dedicated to experimental techniques, particularly Taguchi techniques, which advocate using experiments with replications to estimate variation. This course presents mathematical formulas based on derivatives to determine system variation based on input variation and knowledge of the engineering function.
2015-12-07 ...
  • December 7-8, 2015 (8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.) - Troy, Michigan
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Engineers and managers involved with product development are constantly challenged to reduce time to market, minimize warranty costs, and increase product quality. With less and less time for testing, the need for effective accelerated test procedures has never been greater. This course covers the benefits, limitations, processes, and applications of several proven accelerated test methods including accelerated reliability, step stress, FSLT (Full System Life Test), FMVT® (Failure Mode Verification Testing), HALT (Highly Accelerated Life Testing), and HASS (Highly Accelerated Stress Screening).
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This is not an introductory course. This course is designed to give practitioners of GD&T a more thorough knowledge of the concepts of the system. Misunderstandings and areas of weakness in your knowledge base will be identified through the use of a proficiency examination. Based on the results of the exam, the class is modified to suit the needs of the participants. Class time is then devoted to clarifying and expanding on concepts and advancing your knowledge base. Emphasis is on thinking about parts in the manner that GD&T provides for you.
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The Finite Element Analysis (FEA) has been widely implemented by automotive companies and is now used by design engineers as a design tool during the product development process. Design engineers analyze their own designs while they are still in the form of easily modifiable CAD models to allow for quick turnaround times and to ensure prompt implementation of analysis results in the design process. When used properly, the FEA becomes a tremendous productivity tool helping design engineers reduce product development time and cost.
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Design for Manufacturing and Assembly (DFM+A), pioneered by Boothroyd and Dewhurst, has been used by many companies around the world to develop creative product designs that use optimal manufacturing and assembly processes. Correctly applied, DFM+A analysis leads to significant reductions in production cost, without compromising product time-to-market goals, functionality, quality, serviceability, or other attributes. This seminar will include information on how DFM+A fits in with QFD, Concurrent Engineering, Robust Engineering, and other disciplines.
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Designed to assist individuals responsible for design and development activities in the completion of a Design FMEA and Process FMEA, this course introduces participants to the analytical process in which potential failure modes, failure effects, and causes of failure are identified. Criticality and risk analysis concepts for dealing with the effects of failure will be covered. Analysis is used to identify corrective actions and controls necessary to eliminate failure modes or minimize the effect of failure. Attendees will also receive the SAE Standard for FMEA, J1739, which is covered in the course materials.
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This seminar will include a review of statistical theory and present statistical methods, which are used to better select and/or analyze Tolerance Stack-ups. The Probability (RMS) Method, the Monte Carlo Simulation Technique and tolerance optimization techniques will be discussed along with guidelines on which method(s) to use in given situations. Attendees will also view a demonstration of a microcomputer Monte Carlo Simulation program that analyzes the effects of form and assembly variation on the quality of a finished product.
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Sharpen your skills with this no-nonsense program that will show you practical ways to implement popular tools in your product/process design, manufacturing, reliability assurance and safety operations. Fault tree/success tree analysis are proven devices for improving the design of a product or process by revealing logical failure paths and appropriate actions for implementing design changes or controls.
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Companies realize that they need to do more with less which means we need to use the most efficient and effective methods. This seminar blends the philosophy of Taguchi with the simple graphical methods of Box, Hunter, & Hunter to give a powerful set of DOE tools. Wide use of Design of Experiments or DOE methods has been hindered by complications in planning a DOE to handle interactions and by analysis complexity of ANOVA. A Preferred Columns Method simplifies planning so engineers can assign factors to an array in minutes.
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This in-depth course covers the GD&T system per ASME Y14.5-2009, including why it reduces costs, how to interpret the symbols, and how to apply these tolerances correctly. Participants will learn the basic definitions and rules, the importance of datums, the meaning of each tolerance, and sample ways of gaging geometric tolerances. The class is mainly lecture, with many practice exercises. Participants are encouraged to bring sample parts and/or prints (with or without GD&T already applied) to class for questions. Time is reserved for discussing the application of GD&T to your parts/prints.
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Design of Experiments is a statistically based, structured approach to product or process improvement that will quickly yield significant increases in product quality and subsequent decreases in cost. Products and processes can be designed to function with less variation and with less sensitivity to environmental factors or customer usage. While still maintaining high quality from a customer's viewpoint, products and processes can utilize lower cost materials and methods. Specifications can be opened-up with wider tolerances while still maintaining high quality for customers.
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Through informative discussions and detailed explanations, this seminar will provide a solid and fundamental understanding of gear geometry, types and arrangements, and design principles. Starting with the basic definitions of gears, conjugate motion, and the Laws of Gearing, those attending will be given the tools needed to understand the inter-relation and coordinated motion operating within gear pairs and multi-gear trains. Basic gear system design process and gear measurement and inspection techniques will also be explained.
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This course is designed to help product design personnel create tolerance stacks for parts and assemblies that use Geometric Dimensioning & Tolerancing. Those who will benefit most are designers and engineers who are responsible for creating the GD&T callouts for engineering drawings and product models, and who want to be more confident in how the assigned geometric tolerances interact and stack up. The course begins with a quick review of Y14.5 concepts, and then introduces the benefits and uses of a tolerance stack spreadsheet.
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This four-day workshop will provide you with fundamental knowledge and hands-on practice with the Advanced Product Quality Planning process and key tools. Topics addressed include the overview and application of the APQP process, Failure Mode and Effects Analysis, Control Plans, and Error Proofing. The program is designed for all levels of design and manufacturing personnel, as well as more experienced engineering and management personnel, especially for those involved in developing new products or processes. Why All Four Topics Together? APQP, FMEAs, Control Plans, and Error Proofing are all interrelated and build on each other.
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Based on your test data or process data, do you ever wonder if: An improved product really performs better? A substitute material really processes the same? A cheaper material really performs satisfactorily? What confidence do you have in the final decision that you make? This seminar will help individuals responsible for product or process development and testing to statistically assess the variation of the product or process performance and make effective decisions with confidence.
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Most muffler design in the automotive industry is accomplished by using "cut-and-try" methods that rely on what has worked in the past and/or extensive full-scale testing on engines for validation. New computer software aimed at muffler design can shorten the design cycle and yield more effective results. This four hour seminar provides an introduction to the behavior of mufflers and silencers including a description of the two-port approach to muffler design. This seminar covers the acoustic simulation of muffler and silencer systems and the use of experimental methods to measure muffler performance.
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This course provides a detailed description of tire failure modes, their potential causes, identification, and the sometimes subtle nuances that go along with determination of tire failure. In addition, proper inspection techniques of tires will be discussed and samples will be available to reinforce the concepts learned. The book, Tire Forensic Investigation, authored by the instructor, is included with the course materials. This course has been approved by the Accreditation Commission for Traffic Accident Reconstruction (ACTAR) for 13 Continuing Education Units (CEUs).
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This seminar is suggested for product or process experts who have a need to utilize more detailed information concerning Design of Experiments analysis. It primarily addresses the subject of ANOVA, analysis of variance, which is a statistically based, objective decision-making tool. This is an advanced seminar that covers the fundamentals required to analyze orthogonal experiments, interpret, and recommend further action based on the analysis. Emphasis is placed on the analysis phase of the DOE process.
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Over the last three decades Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) has developed into a sophisticated tool for analyzing fluid flow and other thermal sciences related phenomena. Most educational courses on this topic focus on the fundamentals of CFD, but sound knowledge of the fundamentals is not enough to make effective use of CFD in practical engineering product development. This seminar provides significant practical considerations in using CFD for product development and is designed to help engineers extract best benefits from CFD while avoiding potential pitfalls.
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