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COE members now have year-round access to first-rate, technical education through the COE Ask the Expert webinars. Webinars are scheduled monthly, sometimes with multiple a month. Ask the Expert Webinars help users of Dassault Systèmes solutions stay up-to-date on key product changes, issues and solutions, while providing education and training on the latest technology developments.

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Purpose of the October Webinar Series:

  • The goal of the following 4 webinars is to share the strategic DS Additive end to end solution with focus on individual roles contributing to the technical scenario with a key reference customer to present their views on DS AM Solution roles respectively.
  • The webinar series will follow a progressive build up of a typical use case. Hence missing one session will loose the continuity of the series.
  • The expected audience for these webinars are Metallurgists, Designers, Manufacturing Specialists, Simulation Analysts. Besides these core roles, all others from management to end users are also expected to attend.
  • Each of the sessions will cast co-presenters from the Industry that will share their perspective and strategic working together partnership with DS.


Session 4/4: SIMULIA Additive Manufacturing Analyst

Presented by: Jing Bi, Technical Consultant at Dassault Systèmes SIMULIA

Co-presenter: Bender Kutub, Sr. Additive Manufacturing Research Engineer, Stratasys


Thursday, October 26, 1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. CDT

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Additive Manufacturing Researcher simulates the AM print process based on real physics. Users can incorporate AM processes specifics from build preparation, support structure generation, slicing and scan strategy into realistic process simulation model; achieve predictable and reliable builds with a flexible framework for process simulation for powder bed metal (SLM) and polymer extrusion (FFF) processes; optimize support structure placement and usage based on multiphysics support structure analysis; predict part distortions, residual stresses and microstructures with experimental validation studies; optimize AM builds to minimize recoater interference based on recoater failure prediction; and shape morph ‘as-designed’ part to ensure ‘as-manufactured’ production parts are within allowable.


Jing Bi is a Technical Consultant at Dassault Systèmes SIMULIA focusing on solutions that help realize the potential of Additive Manufacturing and Materials technologies. She works with industry, hardware and software partners, government labs and academic research institutes on simulation technologies to help bring Additive Manufacturing for production use. She has been with Dassault Systèmes for 6 years, and spent 3 of those years as a support engineer for BMW. Her simulation specializations include crashworthiness, multi-scale materials, composites, and additive manufacturing. She holds a BS from Huazhong University of Science and Technology, a BE from Wuhan University, an MS and a PhD from University of North Carolina at Charlotte.

Bender Kutub's main focus is on incubating technologies for advancing additive manufacturing's disruption of traditional manufacturing methods in the Aerospace, Automotive and Defense industries. He has been with Stratasys for several years, working closely with high-value customers to promote the adoption of additive technologies for manufacturing uses and working on research projects to further the capabilities of machines, materials, and applications. During his time at Stratasys, Bender has focused on eliminating the variability in the FDM process and developing  process and part certification methods for the aerospace industry, he has focused on driving simulation solutions for process optimization, structural analysis and material engineering. Prior to being with Stratasys, Bender worked on application support and consulting services for composite materials multi-scale modeling. Bender holds a Master's degree in Mechanical Engineering with an emphasis on characterization and simulation of composite materials and structures.



Deciphering the Many Types of NC Program “Optimization"

Presented by: Mike McDonald, Technical Support Engineer, CGTech

Thursday, November 9, 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. CDT

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Every CAM vendor, machine tool builder, and cutting tool supplier promotes the importance of cutting optimization. But what is really meant by “optimization”? This presentation will provide an analytic overview of the different types, with special focus on which optimization techniques are best suited for different materials or machining processes. It will also introduce attendees to a new physics-based optimization method that determines the maximum reliable feed rate for a given cutting condition based on the following four factors: force on the cutter, spindle power, maximum chip thickness, and maximum allowable feed rate.

Presenter Bio:
Mr. McDonald has been with CGTech as a Technical Support Engineer for VERICUT software since 2008. He has more than 35 years of manufacturing experience. His professional career began at Lockheed Aircraft in Burbank, CA working as a machinist. He started there as a drill press operator and worked up the ladder to become an NC Machinist. He then took programming classes to become a CNC Programmer. His time at Lockheed was in the Commercial Aircraft side as well as in Skunk Works. Mr. McDonald left Lockheed in the early 90s and started an Engineering and Programming business. He has since continued to work in the Aerospace Industry directly and as a self-employed contract programmer. In Mr. McDonald’s role as Technical Support Engineer for CGTech, he designs many general-purpose and customized training courses, supplies technical support to end-user customers, and provides manufacturing consulting services to numerous companies in virtually every industry.


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