Metals and Polymers Component
Manufacturing: Webinars

Free webinars for competence development in related industry

Covid-19 crisis has hit industrial sectors a lot with reduced efficient man-hour at work. This released development time is a golden opportunity for competence development, which is crucial for Swedish industry to remain competitive globally. In the WEBLEARN project (supported by KK-stiftelsen) we provide quick and effective competence development packages (free webinars) for metal and polymer industry – as two of the most commercially impactful sectors - at the advanced level. The developed skills will equip local industries with a quicker implementation of innovation, improving product quality, raising global competitiveness, as well as a quicker recovery after the crisis is over.

Objective

To develop and conduct a series of in-depth, quick and effective competence-development webinars (advanced level) targetting industrial challenges in the field of “component manufacturing” including metals and polymers (Material och Tillverkningsteknik).

Compare to conventional long-term educational efforts, our webinars with specific topics will be short, “spot-on” and state-of-the-art knowledge transfer based on current industrial needs, that facilitates a quick impact to the industry. Moreover, WEBLEARN enables networking among professionals working in different industrial sectors that can lead to further intersectoral innovation and collaboration. For professionals working in the industry, WEBLEARN also offers access to our competent professors at JTH as well as international guest lecturers that will be involved in our webinars.

The project is kicked-off by reaching out to related metal and polymer industries within Sweden using an online survey, for the purpose of gathering the current needs for quick and online competence development. Accordingly, a series of webinars (30-40 webinars in 2 years = ~2 webinars per month) on related topics will be scheduled and categorized in various “modules”. The webinars in each module will be planned based on the progressive eduction method, but to provide more flexibility for participants, the modules will not be necessarily dependent to each other; i.e. a participant can join any modules without the need to attend previous modules necessarily.

Each webinar has a separate registration page, which is required to be submitted in order to access the live (and eventually on-demand recorded) webinar. Information is provided as learning outcomes for participants to get a hint about the level of the webinar content (Advanced/Master level).

When a pariticpant attends all webinars in a specific module, they can, if interested, take an online quiz (after the module ends) and if passed the require points (set by the module coordinator), will receive a certificate of participation on the specific topic of the moduel, from the project management team.

WEBLEARN plan

The management team as well as the JTH teachers/professors involed in the WEBLEARN have extensive experience in online educational activities, targeting professionals working in the industry (e.g. Gjutmagistern – Foundry Master – that is a running online Master Programme at JTH). This outlines a high level of success for a fast kick-off and implementation of WEBLEARN.

Note: The project WEBLEARN contains a broader topic compared to Gjutmagistern, including technical challenges in metal and polymer component manufacturing (not only foundry technology but also, for instance, machining, 3D printing, polymer component production, etc.).

Introduction to WEBLEARN

Alloy development

Webinars included in this module:

See description of all webinars through the link below. 

Surface Technology

Webinars included in this module:

  • Surface Technology of Al alloys - overview (Planned for 2021-01-28)
  • Corrosion challenges of Al alloys (Planned for 2021-05-20)
  • Anodizing of Al alloys; challenges and potentials (planned for 2021-06-03)
  • More to come during 2021/22

See description of all webinars through the link below. 

Webinars included in this module:

  • Injection molding of plastics; challenges & potentials (planned for 2021-02-11)
  • Recycling of plastics; challenges and potentials (planned for 2021-04-22)
  • More to come during 2021/22

See description of all webinars through the link below. 

Ferrous Alloys

Webinars included in this module:

  • Iron melting process and slag formation mechanisms (planned for 2021-02-25)
  • Moulding materials for metal casting (planned for 2021-03-11)
  • Practical guidelines on how to engineer metal penetration into mould during metal casting (planned for 2021-05-06)
  • Art of metallurgy: metallography of cast iron (planned for 2021-06-15)
  • More to come during 2021/22

See description of all webinars through the link below. 

Non-ferrous Alloys

Webinars included in this module:

  • Routes to high integrity casting - a process overview (planned for 2021-03-23)
  • Rheocasting - overview and comparison between processes (planned for 2021-04-08)
  • More to come during 2021/22

See description of all webinars through the link below. 

Webinars included in this module:

  • Coming soon ...

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Circular Economy & Sustainability

Webinars included in this module:

  • Coming soon ...

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Additive Manufacturing

Webinars included in this module:

  • Coming soon ...

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Webinars included in this module:

  • Coming soon ...

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Metals in energy applications

Webinars included in this module:

  • Coming soon ...

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Other topics...

Webinars included in this module:

  • Coming soon ...

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Contact us

We would be glad to hear your opinion and suggestions: weblearn@ju.se

Project leader: Ehsan Ghassemali

Deputy leader: Madelene Zetterlind

Marketing and communication: Stefan Brolin, Daniel Sjödahl