Webcast: Part-Specific Design Strategies for Aerostructures (11/3/11)

Thursday, November 3, 2011
8:00 PDT/11:00 EDT/15:00 UTC/GMT

The aerospace industry continues to cultivate new approaches to aerostructures design.  The increasing use of composite materials combined with novel assembly techniques has uncovered challenges with solutions that are yielding strong competitive advantages for companies that implement them.  Please join us for an informative Webcast entitled: Part-Specific Design Strategies for Aerostructures, in which we will highlight approaches for solving challenges with engineering composites for aerospace applications. 

This Webcast will address how exciting new capabilities make aerostructures development more controlled and robust, which ultimately leads to faster and more profitable delivery of high quality products.  James DeLaPorte, Partner and Business Transformation Leader at NexTec and a former executive at Gulfstream Aerospace, will discuss establishing robust processes for composite aerostructures development.  He will explain how robust processes for composites require complete and reusable definition and how complete definitions require part-type specific design methodologies.

Specifically, you will learn how:

  • Commercial off-the-shelf software can achieve a step change in easing product definition and improve collaboration within design teams and across the entire supply chain
  • Powerful part-type specific design approaches that capture the essential “DNA” of a composite part give design and manufacturing engineers significant advantages in speed and quality
  • Composite “DNA” addresses different composite part design challenges (such as those associated with frames, stringers, panels, fuselage, and advanced assemblies) and how it adds value to design, manufacturing, and the overall development program.

Overcome your toughest product development challenges and deliver products that meet specification on time and on budget.  Reserve your Webcast seat now.


Featured Speakers:

James DeLaPorte

Partner and Business Transformation Leader, NexTec

James DeLaPorte has been a driving force of change in the aerospace and defense Industry since 2003 and is currently the Partner and Business Transformation Leader at NexTec.  As the principal architect and project lead behind a very successful PLM initiative at Gulfstream Aerospace, Mr. DeLaPorte led a team of multidisciplinary experts in defining (from scratch) a new 3D Model Based Definition (MBD) business model that revolutionized how the company engineers, manufactures, and certifies aircraft.  This leading edge business model features highly advanced and productive business processes for engineering data development, bill of material reporting, data approval and distribution, manufacturing planning, supplier integration, FAA approval, FAA conformity inspection and FAA data access.  Mr. DeLaPorte holds an A.A.S. in Mechanical Engineering Technology from SUNY NY and a B.S. in Business from the University of South Carolina.

John O’Connor
Director of Product and Market Strategy for Aerospace

VISTAGY, Inc.

John O'Connor is the Director of Product & Market Strategy for Aerospace at VISTAGY.  Mr. O'Connor has served in many roles at VISTAGY ranging from application support and technical sales management to business development. Prior to VISTAGY, Mr. O'Connor was a Senior Design Engineer at Lockheed Martin where he led a variety of product design teams. Mr. O'Connor holds an M.S. in Materials Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst.




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