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.

 

 

CATIA Excellence Club | Inspiring people, Energetic Atmosphere and Great Time!

By Oriane

CATIA Excellence Club - Team

People who use CATIA have joined together in user groups all around the world. These groups offer members the opportunity to become friends with other CATIA users, get questions answered, and be represented by a recognized organization discussing with Dassault Systèmes. They are for everyone from first-time users to experts – from every profession, background and age. For the first time, we decided to bring together in the same place leaders of these user groups. We organized a dedicated and very special event for them, the CATIA Excellence Club, which took place in Paris from July 17 to July 18, 2014.

CATIA Excellence Club is a two days event where CATIA professionals, leaders and enthusiasts come together to share ideas, meet peers, form teams, understand and overcome challenges user groups face every day.

CATIA Excellence Club aims to help founders prepare for upcoming challenges they might face and support them in sharing fresh, new and up-to-date content with their CATIA users local community. Together with them, will find solutions to their issues or ideas they can implement easily!

From presentations to brainstorming sessions the event was composed from multiple experiences. Indeed, our user groups leaders got to have interesting discussions, listened and participated in workshops lead by CATIA experts, as well as an intimated dinning on a boat trip over the Seine in Paris.

Sounds cool isn’t it? Discover the atmosphere in the photos below:

CATIA Excellence Club - Atmosphere 1

CATIA Excellence Club - Atmosphere 3

CATIA Excellence Club - Atmosphere 2

CATIA Community Conference is our greatest opportunity to meet with the community and make their voice heard. It was a real pleasure for us to organize a memorable experience for everyone. Thank you to the user groups leaders who gave a speech and to our entire community for being so wonderfully energetic and excited!

We look forward to seeing everyone for the next one – wherever in the world it may be!

Logo-CATIA Excellence Club

 

Interested in joining a user group? Visit our page and learn more.

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