About the Video

car-and-wheelUnderstanding the automotive industry for technical translators

In this webinar, participants can expect to gain a broad understanding of the global automotive industry that includes its value, production volumes and the general technologies that make up modern cars.

The technologies will include the general principles of an engine and key components as well as a similar insight in to other key components such as the suspension system and gearbox. We will also delve in to newer technologies such as hybrid systems and electric vehicle and the key technologies that make up these cars.

In addition, we will cover the chassis and how it is produced – always referring to common technical terms used by industry professionals, what they mean and why they are relevant.

All webinars are recorded: if you miss the live session, you will be able to view the recording later. Please ensure you have registered before the time of the webinar to ensure you receive the recording link.


Justin Cunningham has been closely following the engineering industry as a journalist for over a decade. He is editor of Engineering Materials magazine and is at the leading edge of how materials are put to use in the real world, as well as how they are being developed to answer tomorrow’s challenges.

His first class honours degree in aerospace engineering as well as working as a materials engineer for satellite company, Astrium, gives Justin a firm understanding of the practical considerations when looking at materials, and an authority on their application. He has also hosted a six-episode series for the Discovery Channel about Engineering, which called upon his materials knowledge to solve a variety of problems.


27 April 2017


11 am UK time. Click here to see the time where you live. Please note that registrations close 60 minutes before the start time.

Duration: Approx. 60-70 minutes plus Q&A.

CPD points

The webinar earns one hour of CPD (ATA approved for one point). Our webinars and courses are officially accredited by the CPD Standards Board (in partnership with CIOL). Provider number  50057.Courses with eCPD Webinars are officially accredited by the Bureau Wbtv as ‘erkende opleiding’ (approved training).

Who should watch it?

Technical translators working in any industrial sector who wish to learn more about the materials used in industry.

What are the benefits to you?

After the webinar you will have clearer knowledge of the range of materials that includes metals, plastics, composites and coatings, and how they are commonly used to make products from space shuttles to an iPod.

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