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EVENT: Leveraging CAD Data in Manufacturing

February 17, 2016

In today’s manufacturing organization, 3D Computer-Aided Design has become the basis of all stages of product development: from initial design, to creating assembly instructions, to programming the machines that will be used to create the physical product, and more. Effective sharing of CAD data throughout the manufacturing organization is essential to producing high-quality products on time and on budget.
Join us on March 16, as industry veteran, Steve Thompson, of Applied Engineering Inc., shares his experience and perspectives on leveraging CAD data in throughout the manufacturing organization. This session is geared towards designers, engineers, product developers, production and operations managers, executives and technology integrators.
Topics will include:

  • Engineering BOM to Manufacturing BOM
  • CAD data for manufacturing processes
  • CAD data for manufacturing fixtures – weld/assembly
  • CAD data for manufacturing equipment kit carts – lifting devices
  • Digitization of the manufacturing floor – designing & analyzing the production line before the physical creation
  • Communication of engineering data to MRP or ERP systems

Date: Wednesday, March 16, 2016 (11:30 am – 1:30 pm)
Location: Prairie Lights Meeting Room, Red River College – 2055 Notre Dame Ave., Winnipeg
Cost: There is no cost for this session, but registration is required. Deadline for registration is March 2, 2016.
Lunch will be provided.
Steve Thompson has a diverse background in product development and manufacturing, with over twenty years of engineering experience in design, manufacturing, and testing across multiple industries, including construction, agriculture, off-highway, office equipment and packaging. Steve is the Professional Services Director for Fargo-based Applied Engineering Inc., a firm that provides engineering and IT programming expertise to clients in a wide spectrum of manufacturing industries. Applied Engineering has more than 70 engineers and 15 programmers that consult to regional organizations, supporting their product development and manufacturing activities. During his 16 years at Applied Engineering, Steve has worked with many clients at various levels of technological sophistication — from manual operations to “lights-out” 24/7 manufacturing. These experiences have forged his vision for optimizing the use of data and technology into all available areas of an organization.