Chris Cholmeley


Applications Engineer Manager
Product Development //
Making remote engineering work with the right tools

The Talk:

Victrex is an innovative world leader in high performance PEEK and PAEK-based polymer solutions focused on the Aerospace, Automotive, Electronics, Energy and Medical markets.

Typically involved at early stages of the product development cycle in the material selection phase, it allows clients to leverage its expertise from a materials point of view together with the application development and parts design

Victrex’s Parts Design Engineering team recently implemented Dassault Systèmes’ 3D Experience platform to allow collaboration between its global parts engineering team. This presentation will outline some of the problems faced by its remote engineering team distributed around the world, how it found solutions within its new PDM software, and how it looks to move forward to get the most from its technology stack.


The Speaker:

Chris Cholmeley began his career at Xtrac as part of an Automotive Engineering degree at Loughborough University. For over 18 years at Xtrac he led a variety of motorsport and niche automotive transmission development projects, progressing to Principal Engineer responsible for managing multiple design teams as well as supporting CAD/PLM developments on Siemens NX & Teamcenter.
In 2016 he moved to Victrex, the world’s leading supplier of PolyArylEtherKetone (PAEK) polymers to support business development in the Automotive powertrain market and has since developed a small team of gear design experts working on powertrain projects across the transport sector.



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