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Are You Sure You Can Manufacture That?
(Pushing the Boundaries of Design and Manufacturing)

The impetus on lightweigthing is pushing the boundaries of design and manufacturing and increasing the pressure on the entire supply chain to cut inefficiencies. This presentation will focus on SolidThinking’s Click2Cast, Click2Form and Click2Extrude, as drivers for upfront manufacturing feasibility of the designs to catapult quality, productivity and profitability across the board.

Date: February 28, 2017
Time: 11 AM EST (8 AM PST / 5:00 PM CET)
Duration: 1 hour
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Manufacturing engineers tend to be the last ones to get their hands on product data; despite being responsible for manufacturing that final product. To address this issue, some manufacturing engineers became experts focusing on running simulations. This focus led to the traditional manufacturing simulation software that catered to process complexities. Product design and manufacturing thus formed their own silos that rarely worked together.

As designs are being pushed to the limits with new shapes and materials for lightweighting, there is a great need for the community to explore manufacturability upfront to increase communication and minimize and preferably eliminate process complexities. solidThinking products under the Click2 brand are focused on both ends of the spectrum, helping bridge the gap with fast, easy, accurate and affordable tools for evaluating castings, stamping and extrusion product and process feasibility. This presentation will showcase compelling examples of a completely new approach of looking at the entire virtual design cycle to improve productivity and quality and improve profitability across the supply chain.

Key Takeaways

  • Learn why early manufacturing feasibility is essential to eliminate downstream process complexity
  • Understand how communication between the product and manufacturing is being bridged with a new approach from solidThinking Click2 brand of products
  • Discover the details about the Click2 brand and how it's radically changing the concept of "design to manufacture" with a product centric approach


Ravi Kunju, Vice President, Manufacturing Solutions, solidThinking

Ravi Kunju brings over 20+ years of experience in applying advanced numerical methods and analytics, specifically in HPC and cloud computing, to solve complex problems in the areas of computer-aided engineering (CAE) and manufacturing process, and business intelligence (BI). Ravi's career includes roles at Ford and Chrysler in the areas of crash-safety and advanced manufacturing (sheet metal forming), and at Altair in product design, software product management, and executive roles in global sales, regional management and strategic marketing. Kunju is currently responsible for strategizing and promoting the entire line of manufacturing solutions within the solidThinking framework. Ravi holds an MBA from Ross School of Business, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor and an M.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Wayne State University, Michigan.