David Reid

Print to Perform: Digitally Accelerating Additive Manufacturing

Talk abstract:
The additive manufacturing industry continues to grow as machine-builders provide newer machines, faster processes and a diverse portfolio of materials. This growth – in no small measure – is fueled by the drive towards creating functional end-use parts. The 3DEXPERIENCE platform from Dassault Systèmes enables companies on that journey through a portfolio of additive manufacturing roles: from functional generative design to manufacturing planning to simulate the additive manufacturing process.  Starting with creating optimal lightweight designs based on functional specifications, the user can perform concept trade off studies and generate functionally validated final shapes. Then, a manufacturing plan with both CAD and STL parts, support structure strategies and part slicing can be built. Finally, the engineer can simulate the build with a scalable simulation framework from melt-pool level physics for residual stresses and microstructures to part level distortions and validate your supports, for a wide variety of processes and materials.

This powerful solution available both as ‘on-premise’ and ‘on-cloud’ will allow users to digitally accelerate the decision making process to meet their product development needs for additive, ensuring optimal utilization of their hardware investments by reducing expensive trial-and-error print times. The result is an unparalleled digital projection of the physical reality of the AM process.

Talk Title:
Print to Perform: Digitally Accelerating Additive Manufacturing

David has worked at Dassault Systèmes now for 9 years.  He is passionate about working with companies to help them to improve the performance of the products, whichever way they measure that performance.  He strongly believes that the path to success is best achieved by considering design, simulation and manufacturing altogether, in a fully integrated environment.

He first used Additive Manufacturing back in 1993, but of course it was called “Rapid Prototyping” back then! He has previously worked at PTC, ThyssenKrupp Automotive, Blue Ridge Numerics, Intergraph and Optima Design.  He studied Engineering at Cambridge.