CIMdata’s Ken Versprille to Keynote a Webinar for Aviation Week Network

CIMdata’s Ken Versprille to Keynote a Webinar for Aviation Week Network
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ANN ARBOR, MI, USA, Sep 8, 2018 – CIMdata, Inc., the leading global PLM strategic management consulting and research firm, announces that its Executive Consultant, Dr. Ken Versprille, will make a keynote presentation during the Aviation Week Network’s free webinar entitled, “Reimagine Aerospace Product Design with Generative Design and Advanced Composites.” The webinar, sponsored by Siemens PLM Software, will take place on September 18 at 11:00 AM EDT. Dr. Versprille’s presentation is titled: “Generative Design: Finding Its Way into the Product Development Process.”

Generative design is a process where the shape and composition of a product is determined by using physics-based simulation and other analysis methods that consider performance requirements and optimize objectives such as minimum cost and weight. Topology Optimization is the most familiar generative design process and its popularity is being driven by improvements in 3D printing. Such design approaches, however, challenge the traditional product development process in that many downstream tools do not understand the output of topology optimization algorithms. In his presentation, Dr. Versprille will look at the issues and the varied solutions being developed across the aerospace industry to fit generative design into the traditional design process. The presentation will also offer advice for companies just starting out exploring generative design.

Dr. Versprille has over 40 years of experience in the application of computer-based solutions for engineering and manufacturing. His research projects have spanned complex geometric design approaches, design collaboration, design automation, PLM standards, and the horizontal integration of CAD across related PLM applications. Dr. Versprille is recognized for publishing the first description of NURBS, the mathematical curve-and-surface formulation, now an international standard in CAD and Computer Graphics. In 2005, he received a Lifetime Achievement Award from The CAD Society.

For more information about the webinar or to register, please visit the CIMdata website at

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