Join SOLIDWORKS at RAPID + TCT 2019, May 21-23

The world of manufacturing is changing, empowered with digital tools, businesses are transforming from mass production to mass customization. By embracing new technologies including; platforms, 3D printing, Internet of Things, and robotics, manufacturers can better address requirements, reduce operations costs, quickly respond to customers, and remain competitive.

To showcase its breadth of 3D additive manufacturing solutions, Dassault Systèmes and SOLIDWORKS will be exhibiting at RAPID + TCT 2019, one of Additive Manufacturing’s most influential global events, sponsored by the Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME) and taking place May 21-23, 2019 at the Cobo Center in Detroit, Michigan.

SOLIDWORKS will be located in the Booth #1744 on the show floor. We’ll have experts on hand from CATIA, DELMIA, SIMULIA, and SOLIDWORKS who will demonstrate Dassault Systèmes’ full portfolio of integrated applications for additive manufacturing that works seamlessly across design, manufacturing, and in-service performance, giving users the powerful ability to maintain the digital twin from end-to-end. Our team will also be highlighting the 3DEXPERIENCE Marketplace, where users extend their additive manufacturing reach and collaborate with manufacturers worldwide

The Smart Manufacturing Hub features expert presentations focused on top trends and the latest how-to in Additive Manufacturing. Industry experts from Dassault Systèmes are lined up to speak on a number of key topics during the show, including the following:

Rani Richardson

Tuesday, May 21st at 12:20 PM: Cognitive Augmented Design: A New Way to Design

Featuring Rani Richardson, Director CATIA Technical Sales Light Weight Engineering, and Etienne Ardouin, Senior Solution Consultant for the CATIA Technical Team.

Etienne Ardouin

Over the past year, generative design has really picked up steam as more and more companies invest in the “Factory of the Future” and “Industry 4.0” because they see the benefits associated with automation and data exchange in manufacturing technologies, the same benefits and principles are clearly seen for design and simulation in generative design.

This presentation will explore engineering excellence for topology optimization that generates optimal design concepts while respecting functional requirements and specifications. Generative design captures all of the best practices from a previously disjointed process and reduces the amount of time for engineers to identify new shapes that can maximize their business needs.

NC Kishore

Wednesday, May 22nd at 4:20 PM: Engineering the Additive Manufacturing Process

Featuring NC Kishore, DELMIA Fabrication Portfolio Specialist, and Akshay Narasimhan, Senior Industry Solutions Manager.

Akshay Narasimhan

Process prove-out on the additive machine can take a lot of time and material, only to repeat the process multiple times to successfully produce a part. Powder Bed Programmer enables engineers to setup, simulate, optimize, program, and re-use powder bed fusion manufacturing techniques. Powder Bed Programmer has a unique capability to run simulations of the additive process to check for part deformations that occur during the build process so quality parts can be printed right the first time.

Thursday, May 23rd at 2:20 PM: Design to Additive Manufacturing: An End to End Solution with SOLIDWORKS and 3DEXPERIENCE

Featuring Akshay Narasimhan, Senior Industry Solutions Manager, and Mai Doan, Senior Technical Manager SOLIDWORKS.

Mai Doan

Additive Manufacturing is transforming the way products are designed. SOLIDWORKS and the 3DEXPERIENCE Platform put the state of the art tools in your hands to go from Concept to Production. Three powerful capabilities to make you a better designer:

  • Find out how to use Topology Optimization to optimize geometry and consolidate parts based on user defined goals
  • See how Generative Design reconstructs the result from Topology Optimization to a 3D parametric model for further design modification and for design validation
  • Learn about how Additive Manufacturing applications in the 3DEXPERIENCE Platform analyze and virtual print your parts to prevent distortions and thermal stresses during the 3D Printing process

This session uses a case study of an automotive engine design to illustrate Topology Optimization, Generative Design and Simulation of the 3D printing process. Attend this session to watch how these cutting-edge techniques are being used on an industry application so you can apply them to your product design.

Register for a complimentary Expo-Only pass to RAPID (a $75 value!) using our unique exhibitor link: (Promo Code: 15324733) and stop by SOLIDWORKS Booth #1744 to speak with one of our experts. Looking forward to seeing you at the show!

Dassault Systèmes SolidWorks Corp. offers complete 3D software tools that let you create, simulate, publish, and manage your data. SolidWorks products are easy to learn and use, and work together to help you design products better, faster, and more cost-effectively. The SolidWorks focus on ease-of-use allows more engineers, designers and other technology professionals than ever before to take advantage of 3D in bringing their designs to life.