JEC Americas 2014 in Partnership with CATIA – October 28, 29 in Boston

By Yves

Dear CATIA Composites Lovers,

JEC Americas 2014 - Boston JEC Americas 2014 will take place in October 28th & 29th in Boston, with the participation of CATIA from Dassault Systèmes.

And we are glad to offer free entry to conference sessions and after-hour events.  Details below.

  • Conceptual Design on October 28th
  • Industrial Sectors on October 29th

Composites design and engineering represent a tough challenge for industries and are a primordial topic to delve into. From material selection to processing methods and structural studies, our conferences will provide in depth presentations as well as specific cases for major industries such as the aeronautics and automotive ones.

The Simulation theme is the focus throughout the whole event, thanks to the Conferences, the Simulation Composite Circle and the Simulation Innovation Awards that will take place.

This event is a great opportunity to take part in networking meetings.

Conferences sessions: great opportunity to meet our 3DS friends and partners

Dr Byron Pipes (Purdue University) and Rani Richardson (Dassault Systèmes) will animate a conference session titled “Changing perspectives in composites design”.

We thanks our friends, technology partners of CATIA solutions, to be speakers on this session:

Company Speaker Name* Abstract Title
Collier Research Craig Collier Rapid Optimization of Composite Structure that Includes Detailed Analysis and Improved Producibility is Now Possible with Hypersizer®
Convergent Technologies Goran Fernlund Use of simulation to assess Producibility of composites structures during conceptual design
Coriolis Olivier Munaux Design for manufacture for airframe structure optimization The
NIAR/WSU Shawn Ehrstein Nathan Shipley Best practices for CATIA Composites Design
Purdue University Johnathan Goodsell Composites Design and Manufacturing HUB

For this particular session, we are inviting 5 CATIA users to attend for free. Simply go to the Composites Community and leave us a comment if you would like to attend this event: the first 5 comments will get a free entrance to the event.

To attend whole event register here. Thanks to our partnership with JEC, we will get 30% discount for our users. We will also invite all CATIA Composites users to join the CATIA Composites Community where you will have access to case studies, testimonials and news about our composites solutions.

The Composites Community will be the unique opportunity to communicate with the speakers from the events as they are already members of the community. https://3ds.com/composites-community

Simulation Composites Circle

Further to the success of the Automotive Composite Circle, JEC Composites Group announced the launch of its new networking event entitled “Simulation Composite Circle” (only by invitation) entirely dedicated to Decision Makers interested in the simulation of composites i.e; software developers and end-users.
We are also pleased to invite managers to this after-hours event (go to the Composites Community and leave us a comment if you would like to attend this Circle) which will take place in Boston during JEC Boston (October 28, 2014) from 5:30pm to 7:30pm. This international networking club attempts to bring together the key decision makers, top managers and executives around the state-of-the-art of virtual design, simulation & analyses of composite materials and structures. This platform is dedicated to providing a unique networking opportunity to meet with both peers and future partners, and to share insights and experiences.

Yves

* Speakers Bios:

Craig Collier, P.E. is President, principal aerospace research engineer, and engineering director for Collier Research Corporation. Mr. Collier received his Master’s degree in Engineering at North Carolina State University in Raleigh. He has over 30 years’ experience in research & development and engineering services as an aerospace structural analyst at NASA Langley Research Center and in industry. He is the Inventor and developer of HyperSizer Software, a tool that provides aerospace stress analysis and sizing optimization, reducing the weight of aircraft and space vehicles, whether designed with composites or metallic materials. HyperSizer optimizes dimensions and layups, reducing structural weight, and creates the stress report for aircraft certification. As co-founder of Collier Research Corporation, Craig manages engineering design, methods, and software development projects and has over 30 technical publications on composite structural analysis and sizing optimization.

Shawn R. Ehrstein is Director of NIAR’s CAD/CAM Laboratory. He has a M.B.A. from Wichita State University and a M.S. in Electrical Engineering. He is specialized in PLM Curriculim Design and research.

Göran Fernlund is the Director of Engineering at Convergent Manufacturing Technologies, who provide software for composites process analysis. He is also the Technical Director of The Composites Research Network and Associate Professor in Materials Engineering at The University of British Columbia. He received a MA.Sc. and PhD in mechanical engineering from University of Toronto has worked with composite materials for over 25 years. For the past 18 years he has been heavily involved in composites process simulation from both the research and the applied, industrial side.

Johnathan Goodsell is the Assistant Director for the Composites Design and Manufacturing HUB and is a Visiting Assistant Professor in the School of Aeronautics and Astronautics, both at Purdue University. He obtained his PhD from the School of Aeronautics and Astronautics with Professor R. Byron Pipes in 2013. He has a BS in Mechanical Engineering from Brigham Young University (2008).

Olivier Munaux is product manager and is one of the original instigators of CADFiber, the fiber placement software commercialized by Coriolis Software. He graduated from Cranfield University with a PhD. in the field of geometric modeling. His experience acquired while working in some major aerospace programs has led him to be a world leading expert in composite structure design optimization.

Nathan Shipley is the Assistant Director of NIAR’s CAD/CAM Laboratory, where he teaches CATIA V5 training courses at Wichita State University and at industry-leading aerospace companies, provides consulting and support around the DS product suite, develops nationally recognized CATIA V5 training manuals and directs the CAD/CAM Lab Manager and Research Associates in their daily activities.  He has worked at NIAR since 2002, previously as the CAD/CAM Lab Manager and as a Research Associate in the CAD/CAM Laboratory. Nathan has a Master of Business Administration and a B.S. in Aerospace Engineering from WSU.  His software expertise includes CATIA V6, CATIA V5, ENOVIA VPLM and FiberSIM.  He was the recipient of the Top Gun Award at the 2006 CATIA Operators Exchange (COE) Annual Product Lifecycle Management Conference.

 

 

Discover the Power of Solutions Tailored to Industrial Equipment Companies at IMTS

By Diana

Consumers can now influence and control production from the beginning of the manufacturing process, allowing manufacturers to quickly adapt to demands. They can visualize the impact of their opinions and manufacturers no longer need to fear negative consumer feedback after a product has been released. Join us at IMTS (International Manufacturing Technology Show) and enter into the 4th Industrial Revolution.

At IMTS from September 08, 2014 to September 13, 2014, the Industrial Equipment team of Dassault Systèmes will show you the solutions that can help you take the lead in this new era. See our demo “3DEXPERIENCE platform in action” and discover how Industrial Equipment companies can work in a more socially-connected and customized way while ensuring business profitability and great customer experiences through high value-added services. See also our “Mechatronic systems for a Smarter production” demonstration and discover how equipment becomes smarter with embedded intelligence.

Don’t be shy. Come see our team at booth E-3125; we’ll be available to answer your questions every day from 9am to 5pm.

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Curious to see our booth? Here is a second foretaste for you ;) :

IMTS Chicago 2014 - Dassault Systèmes booth

 

Challenges and Opportunities of Feeding an Expanding, Aging Population

By Catherine

Written by Catherine Bolgar

Food has its fashions, with form and function battling for dominance. Convenience, low-calorie, locavores, organic, functional food, indulgent excesses…what’s next?

Personalized nutrition, nutrition density, immediacy and alternative proteins are some of the key words for the future.

Personalized nutrition

Salad

We’re going to see even more diversity of choices, as well as products aimed at specific population groups, says Gerhard Rechkemmer, president of the Max Rubner Institut, a food and nutrition research organization in Karlsruhe, Germany.

In the future, that will go into what we call personalized nutrition,” he says. “You will have the genetic or metabolic design of a person and provide food for their needs.”

The microbiome—the bacteria in the gut—is even more genetically diverse than the genes in our own bodies. These bacteria “have a metabolism as we do, but it’s something we don’t much understand yet,” says Peter Weber, a medical doctor and nutritionist in Kaiseraugst, Switzerland. “In the future, we will understand better how the different systems in the body interact.”

While the outlines of a prudent diet are known, new research results in adjustments to details like recommended daily requirements for various nutrients. That’s likely to go further, with adjustments based on individuals’ genetic makeup.

Nutrition density

Two rapid changes are affecting our relationship with food that will make nutrition density a key trend in the future. First, our lifestyle has become much more sedentary, even within the past few decades. Second, we are living much longer.

In both cases, we are eating more calories than we need. The result is the explosion in obesity—a 28% increase in adults and 47% increase in children in the past 33 years, with the number of overweight and obese people hitting 2.1 billion in 2013, according to the Global Burden of Disease Study 2013, published in The Lancet.

Yet even though we’re eating too much, we aren’t getting the nutrition we need. “When we talk about nutritional challenges, we typically start off with developing countries because that’s so obvious,” Dr. Weber says. “But in affluent societies we also have micronutrient inadequacies.”

On a global level, about 37% of people have insufficient vitamin D serum levels and only 12% are within the desired range, Dr. Weber says, adding that about 90% of Americans aren’t getting enough vitamin E. The World Health Organization estimates 250 million preschool children lack enough vitamin A, which puts them at risk of blindness.

As people age, their bodies absorb less of the micronutrients in food. The challenge in the future is “how we can make appropriate food which is micronutrient dense, with not too much energy and which tastes good,” Dr. Weber says.

Immediacy

Snacking in the U.S. represents half of all “eating occasions.” While people say they are looking for something healthy for more than half of those snacks, “planning is hard. People are time-stressed. Their lives are hectic,” says Laurie Demeritt, chief executive of The Hartman Group, a food research and consulting firm in Bellevue, Washington.

People prefer to make decisions about food close to the eating occasion, to choose based on their mood at the moment. “They don’t like to plan. They eat on a whim. It changes how we view food,” she says.

As a result, retail formats are adapting to serve people who want to buy something to eat at the last minute, by serving freshly prepared offerings. Food-service operators also are making it possible for people to call in an order that they can run in to pick up. It’s a trend that’s likely to grow.

Twenty or 30 years ago, there were certain places where you could buy food,” Ms. Demeritt says. “Now there are more options for food procurement, and not so much pressure for planning.”

Even though 60% of millennials say they enjoy cooking, they aren’t talking about cooking from scratch, she says. “They want to get a sauce that’s prepared, but they’ll choose the vegetables, for example. They’re looking for the manufacturer to be the sous-chef and still let them have choice and creativity.”

Alternative proteins

As the world population climbs toward an expected peak of nine billion, there’s a question of how people will get enough to eat, especially as people who enter the middle class in developing countries tend to adopt the same kind of meat-heavy, processed diets common to affluent societies.

When the Chinese began to drink more milk, it had an impact on the global milk supply,” Dr. Weber says. “If we have three billion more people to feed in the future, from where should we provide protein? From even better farming? From plants? From artificial proteins that you grow in a lab? These are opportunities and challenges.”

Protein ties into the aging of society as well, because older people need to consume more protein to deal with muscle wasting.

senior woman cutting vegetables on chopping board in kitchen

However, in Europe and the U.S., vegetarian and vegan diets are becoming more popular, says Dr. Rechkemmer of the Max Rubner Institut. India shows that “a vegetarian diet supplies sufficient protein if you have products available. It remains to be seen whether that trend will continue.”

However, in Europe and the U.S., vegetarian and vegan diets are becoming more popular, says Dr. Rechkemmer of the Max Rubner Institut. India shows that “a vegetarian diet supplies sufficient protein if you have products available. It remains to be seen whether that trend will continue.”

For more from Catherine, contributors from the Economist Intelligence Unit along with industry experts, join The Future Realities discussion.



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