Politecnico di Milano, ITALY
From CAD to Virtual Prototyping:
The Evolution of the Approach to Product Development
Computer Aided Design tools for Mechanical Engineering have been available for over 50 years now.
Their history started with simple 2D drafting tools.
Today, we are in the era of Virtual Prototyping and Functional Mock Up.
There has been an evolution from geometry,
which represents statically the shape of machines and components,
to functional models,
which describe and drive the simulation of the system physical behaviour in real-time within interactive environments.
In the Product Development Process the evolutions of enabling tools went in the opposite direction:
from modeling the documents that synthesize the results of the design process back to the initial problem setting,
at an increasingly abstract level.
The presentation will go through this evolution pointing out the lessons learned, and provide hints to forecast next steps.
Ceccarelli Yacht Design and Engineering, ITALY
Ceccarelli Yacht Design and Engineering is one of the most famous Italian yacht design firms.
The company was founded by Epaminonda Ceccarelli, and has now been passed to his son Giovanni.
Siemens Industry Software Limited, UK
Jan Larsson is the EMEA Marketing Director - Product Engineering Solutions with Siemens Industry Sector, Siemens Industry Software Limited, UK.
His presentation will cover embedding of design and engineering intent within CAx models and assemblies,
strategies for re-use of models to maintain standards, shorten lead times, and ensure manufacturability,
and tools to search for re-usable content.
iCAD Ltd., JAPAN
Mr. Masaharu Tosu is the General Manager, Research & Development Division, iCAD Ltd.
His speaking topic is "Ultra Fast 3D CAD System for Machine Design.
Production facilities and machine tools consist of numerous parts, of the order of several thousands.
The geometries of such partes are generally represented by analytic curved surfaces.
On the basis of these features, iCAD has developed a 3D CAD system using Constructive Solid Geometry (CSG) that can display one million parts in 0.2 seconds.
he will discuss the superiority of CSG over Boundary-Representation (B-Rep), and describe the technology underlying iCAD.
Using a notebook PC, a demonstration of how iCAD performs at high speeds with massive datasets will be given.
Charlie C.L. Wang
Chinese University of Hong Kong, China
Dr. Charlie C. L. Wang is currently an Associate Professor at the Department of Mechanical and Automation Engineering,
the Chinese University of Hong Kong, where he began his academic career in 2003.
He gained his B.Eng. (1998) in Mechatronics Engineering from Huazhong University of Science and Technology,
M.Phil. (2000) and Ph.D. (2002) in Mechanical Engineering from the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology.
He is a member of ASME and IEEE, and Past-Chairman of Technical Committee on Computer-Aided Product and Process Development (CAPPD) of ASME.
He is currently on the editorial board of Computer-Aided Design journal,
International Journal of Precision Engineering and Manufacturing,
and Journal of the Chinese Institute of Industrial Engineers.
Dr. Wang has received a few awards including the ASME CIE Young Engineer Award (2009),
the CUHK Young Researcher Award (2009), the CUHK Vice-Chancellor's Exemplary Teaching Award (2008),
the Best Paper Awards of ASME CIE Conferences (in 2008 and 2001),
and the Prakash Krishnaswami CAPPD Best Paper Award of ASME CIE Conference in 2011.
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