We are very pleased to announce the next installment of our webinar series – organized and developed in context of our Innovation Hub.
Once again, you will have the opportunity to attend a series of online masterclasses on the realm of piezoelectricity, brought to you by some of the foremost experts in the field – absolutely free of charge.
Our webinars will cover a variety of topics, ranging from the fundamentals of piezoelectricity over traditional and novel methods of designing and manufacturing piezoceramic components to the many and innovative applications piezoelectrics are used in.
This year, we are particularly excited to announce two special talks given by guest speakers Thomas Kelley from Precision Acoustics Ltd, UK, and Dr. Tomasz Zawada from TOOsonix A/S, Denmark.
The webinars will be hosted via Zoom by our director of engineering and business development, Rasmus Lou-Møller, and our principal materials scientist, Dr. Erling Ringgaard.
Whether you are brand new to the world of piezoelectrics or a seasoned veteran, you are more than welcome to join us. No matter your experience, we guarantee it will be worthwhile.
The topics covered in this year’s webinars are as follows:
Starting with the basic properties, advice on best practice for design and use of piezoceramics will be given. Furthermore, we will consider the detailed data requirements for Finite Element Modelling (FEM) as well as discussing the future implications this technique could have on the design of piezoelectric components.
5th October 2022, 3 PM CET (1h) – Register here
Piezoelectric materials find application in a wide variety of devices and systems, wherever a link between mechanical and electrical energy is needed. The conversion may be from mechanical to electrical energy (direct effect), vice versa (converse effect) or both, covering a frequency range from DC to above 100 MHzExamples of practical applications will be given to provide a deeper understanding of the capabilities and limitations of piezoelectric materials in a variety of fields with special emphasis on the medical industry and healthcare sector.
26th October 2022, 3 PM CET (1h) – Register here
This webinar is devoted to the fundamentals of ultrasonic transducer design, focusing on immersion or contact type transducers for a variety of applications including NDT, medical imaging, diagnostics and therapeutics, power ultrasound, HIFU over the 100kHz-50MHz range. Commonly used characterization techniques and methods are reviewed.
We will also introduce key design principles, outlining the thought process behind the design and discussing specific application examples. Focus will be on how design choice affects performance, and how properties such as frequency, bandwidth, pressure/power output and beam shape can be influenced.
9th November 2022, 3 PM CET (1h) – Register here
This webinar will cover selected aspects of High Intensity Focused Ultrasound (HIFU) transducers for treatment of shallow tissue, for instance human skin. Certain aspects of the required distribution of acoustic field, in particular the dependence of focal zone dimensions on frequency and design of the focusing element, will be discussed as well.
Measurement methods employed in HIFU such as Radiation Force Balance and Fiber Optic Hydrophone will be shown with selected examples. In conclusion, clinical results of HIFU treatment of selected indications including pre-cancer and cancer conditions using 20 MHz focused acoustic field will be presented.
23rd November 2022, 3 PM CET (1h) – Register here
In this webinar, we will adress specific shaping technologies in the field of piezoelectric materials and their applications. A recent trend in developing piezoelectric materials and devices is miniaturization, calling for innovative technologies and new ways of fabrication. This includes compatibility with modern Si-based technologies for integration into a silicon chip, ability to operate at elevated frequencies (30 MHz and above), ability to manufacture high-frequency multi-element ultrasonic transducers, compatibility with flexible substrates such as plastics or textiles and low processing temperatures. All of these pave the way for new perspectives on the next generation of piezoelectric devices, including wearables.
7th December 2022, 3 PM CET (1h) – Register here
In the final webinar, we will cover the current state of lead-free piezoelectric materials, paying special attention to how the industry regards their manufacturability and application suitability. Related problems and limitations are covered as well. Examples of commercial application of lead-free piezoelectric materials will also be presented along with customer feedback and evaluation.
14th December 2022, 3 PM CET (1h) – Register here
Our webinars are set to one hour via Zoom. They will be recorded, and a link will be sent to you after each session so you are able to watch or re-watch them at a later time. In order to receive the recordings, you will have to register for the webinar. All webinars are completely free to attend, and you are more than welcome to share the registration links with your colleagues and friends. Note that you must register for each individual webinar you wish to attend.
We are looking forward to seeing you online!