GlobalSpec Announces Free Automotive & Transportation Technology Online Tradeshow & Event

Online Event Offers Industry-Insider's View on the Latest Trends Driving Today's Automobile and Transportation Industries

Sep 25, 2012, 15:30 ET from GlobalSpec

EAST GREENBUSH, N.Y., Sept. 25, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- 

Who: GlobalSpec, the leading specialized vertical search, information services, e-publishing and online events company serving the engineering, technical and industrial communities, recently acquired by IHS Inc. (NYSE: IHS)

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What: GlobalSpec Online Trade Shows & Events are one-day, live and interactive sessions that connect a worldwide community of suppliers and distributors with their target market of engineering, technical and industrial professionals. At this free online event, attendees will get to know the latest technologies impacting hybrid and electric vehicle development, discover new manufacturing techniques, and be among the first to learn of new software solutions for product simulation. Attendees can also interact with exhibitors, network with peers, attend educational sessions and discover solutions to help their businesses keep pace with today's fast-changing marketplace.

When: Wednesday, September 26, 2012, 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM EDT (7:00 AM2:00 PM PDT)

  • Visit the Exhibit Hall, chat with booth representatives.
  • Visit the Knowledge Exchange to interact with other attendees and learn about new technology and products.
  • Visit the Resource Center and download materials.

Where: Free registration online at   

Event Schedule

10:30 AM - 11:30 AM EDT (7:30 AM8:30 AM PDT)

New Standards Address Counterfeit Parts, Vehicle Health
New technical standards from SAE International are helping vehicle manufacturers and operators realize great success in two critical areas. One area of concern is the current proliferation of counterfeit parts in the supply chain. The other involves vehicle health management; specifically, the development of integrated systems for monitoring all aspects of vehicle health, including structural, propulsion, and electronics.
Presented by Bruce Mahone, director, Washington Operations, SAE International and David Alexander, manager, SAE Aerospace Standards Europe, SAE International

11:30 AM12:30 PM EDT (8:30 AM9:30 AM PDT)

DuPont Krytox® Performance Lubricants for the Automotive Industry
High performance lubricants from DuPont can improve vehicle quality through increased life of components and reduced noise, vibration, and harshness (NVH). These synthetic lubricants can help automotive OEMs and system suppliers to reduce costs associated with warranty claims and avoid costly alternative solutions. Find out how your system and component designs can benefit from this technology.
Presented by Robert French, business development manager - Krytox® Performance Lubricants, DuPont

12:30 PM1:30 PM EDT (9:30 AM10:30 AM PDT)

Meeting Hybrid Electric Vehicle Motor Insulation Challenges
The development of hybrid electric vehicles and electric vehicles (HEV/EV) brings new challenges to automakers. This presentation will focus on HEV/EV motor design; in particular, the electrical insulation system.
Presented by Keith Dunnavant, technical marketing specialist, DuPont Nomex®

1:30 PM2:30 PM EDT (10:30 AM11:30 AM PDT)

Polymer Nanocomposites for the Global Automotive Industry
Technical advances in polymer nanocomposites offer new solutions for automotive engineers. For example, breakthroughs in polyolefin and polyamide nanocomposite synthesis have changed their cost/performance structure and altered market demand. Learn how polymer nanocomposites are expected to be a major growth area in coming years.
Presented by Vivek Patel, senior knowledge officer (SKO), Centre for Knowledge Management of Nanoscience & Technology (CKMNT)   

2:30 PM3:30 PM EDT (11:30 AM12:30 PM PDT)

Why Fuel Economy Depends on Materials
When it comes to better fuel economy, materials play a critical role. Learn why building a strategic relationship with a materials technology provider can improve the performance of many fuel saving technologies – from electric power assisted steering, turbochargers, and direct injection systems, to the motors and inverters of electric and hybrid electric vehicles.
Presented by Koshi Okamoto, executive director, Corporate Business Development, Hitachi Metals America    

3:30 PM4:30 PM EDT (12:30 PM1:30 PM PDT)

Connecting Rod Optimization
Learn how a prototype connecting rod, 27% lighter than the original was designed and fully validated with advanced numerical simulation and engine durability testing. Understand how significant mass reduction is possible without using exotic alloys or sacrificing component longevity.
Presented by Chris Hall, mechanical engineer, MAHLE Industries, Incorporated   

About GlobalSpec
GlobalSpec, recently acquired by IHS Inc. (NYSE: IHS), is the leading provider of digital media solutions designed to connect industrial marketers with their target audience of engineering, technical, industrial, scientific and manufacturing sector professionals. GlobalSpec provides its registered users with a domain-expert search engine to search more than 50,000 supplier catalogs by specification, a broad range of proprietary and aggregated Web-based content, over 15 annual online events, and more than 70 e-newsletters - helping them search for and locate products and services, learn about suppliers and access comprehensive technical content. For suppliers, GlobalSpec helps generate awareness, demand and engagement opportunities among the professionals they are looking to reach – from inbox to desktop, through networks and via real-time engagement.

About IHS ( IHS (NYSE: IHS) is the leading source of information, insight and analytics in critical areas that shape today's business landscape. Businesses and governments in more than 165 countries around the globe rely on the comprehensive content, expert independent analysis and flexible delivery methods of IHS to make high-impact decisions and develop strategies with speed and confidence. IHS has been in business since 1959 and became a publicly traded company on the New York Stock Exchange in 2005. Headquartered in Englewood, Colorado, USA, IHS employs more than 6,000 people in more than 30 countries around the world.

IHS is a registered trademark of IHS Inc. All other company and product names may be trademarks of their respective owners. © 2012  IHS Inc.  All rights reserved. 

Contact: Amber Devin Director, Marketing Communications GlobalSpec Tel: 518.880.0200 ext. 5338

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