2015 Seminar on Holistic Product Design Approach by Geometric

Dec 19, 2014 -- Geometric Ltd., an international leader in the domain of engineering solutions, services and technologies is hosting a seminar to promote excellence in product design and foster a deeper understanding of Design for Excellence approach in new product design.

Design for Excellence or DfX is a powerful approach that ensures that the issues related to the manufacturing, cost, quality and serviceability of the product are addressed right at the design stage and errors are minimized. At the 2015 DfX seminar industry leaders and recognized experts and trainers in the field of materials, design, tooling, processing, simulation will present the best practices of design and manufacturing, foster a deeper understanding of DfX principles and discuss case studies and examples of actual parts highlighting failures due to violations or ignorance of these basic requirements

The presentations

  • Help understand the DfX principles and gain valuable insights on multidisciplinary design challenges.
  • Provide an update on the industry challenges, latest developments and issues within the manufacturing industry
  • Provide an opportunity to engage with key industry leaders, trainer and experts and to network among peers
  • This Seminar is open to the general public and available on a first-come-first-served basis.

The seminar will be held at a short walking distance from Cobo Center where North American International Auto Show 2015 is being held from January 17-25, 2015. The seminar is free of charge.  However, registration is required.

Register early to ensure your place and receive a complimentary ticket to  North American International Auto Show!

Who Should Attend?

  • Engineering Managers/Directors/ VPs
  • Design Engineers/Managers/Directors/VPs
  • Manufacturing engineers/Managers/ Directors/VPs
  • Supply-chain managers/Directors/VPs

Schedule and Program Details

Time Description
08:30 – 09:00 Registration and Refreshments
09:00 – 09:15 Welcome Note and Introduction to Geometric  Matt Szydlowski, Geometric Americas Inc
09:15 – 09:45 Key Note – A Holistic Approach To Robust Product Performance  Vikram Bhargava, Global Engineering Consultant and DFSS Trainer
09:45 – 10:15 Industry challenges and approach  Vikram Bhargava with Industry speakers
10:15 – 10:45 Key to Proper Material Selection and Latest Advances in Tooling  Mukund Patankar, Becton Dickinson and Company
10:45 – 11:00 Coffee Break
11:00 – 11:30 The Latest Trends in Scientific Molding  Suhas Kulkarni, FIMMTECH Inc
11:30 – 12:00 What Every Engineer Needs to Know About Plastic and Structural Simulation; Effective Failure Analysis  Joe McFadden, Zebra Technologies
12:00 – 12:15 Automated DfX process to assist engineers  Nikhil Dalvi, Geometric Americas Inc
12:15 – 12:45 Round Table Discussion
12:45 – 01:45 Lunch
01:45 – 02:45 One on One Discussions with Industry Experts (Prior Appointments Needed, Refer Registration Form Below)
02:45 – 03:00 Coffee and Networking

Presenter Bios

matt Matt Szydlowski
Matt Szydlowski is an IT industry veteran with over 25 years of sales and management experience in enterprise accounts globally. Having held leadership positions at IBM, EMC, Cisco, Xyratex and Invensys, he currently serves as Head of Enterprise Sales at Geometric Technology Solutions (GTS) Vertical.
img1 Vikram Bhargava
Vikram Bhargava is a Fellow of the Society of Plastics Engineers and Past Chairman of its Product Design and Development Division. He recently retired as the Director of Mechanical Engineering Services at Motorola Solutions in Holtsville, NY. He has over 40 years of experience in product design, development, manufacturing and management, especially in plastics. He is a sought after trainer and has trained thousands of engineers and suppliers in the proper design and manufacturing of plastic parts and assemblies in the US, Canada, China, Taiwan and India. He is currently authoring a book on Holistic Product Design to be published by Hanser in 2015. He holds or has pending over 21 US and International patents.
img2 Mukund Patankar
Mukund Patankar has a one of a kind combination of experience in polymer development, design, advanced simulation, tooling and hands on processing including Scientific Molding. He is currently leading international projects at Becton, Dickinson and Company in advanced tooling and process optimization for highly complex state of the art high cavitation medical tools. At Motorola, he trained engineers and molding professionals in tooling for injection molding and DFMPro. He is a Motorola certified Six Sigma Green Belt and continues. He has a Masters of Science degree in Material Science & Engineering from SUNY, New York and an undergraduate degree in Polymer Engineering from MIT, Pune.
img3 Suhas Kulkarni
Suhas Kulkarni is the President of FIMMTECH, a consulting firm that specializes in services related to injection molding. He earned his Masters in Plastics Engineering from the University of Massachusetts, Lowell and a Bachelors in Polymer Engineering from the University of Poona, India. He has over 22 years of experience as process engineer. His main area of expertise is Scientific Processing for Injection Molding He was adjunct faculty at the extended studies department at the University of California, San Diego and is currently a contract faculty at the University of Massachusetts, Lowell.
img4 Joseph P. McFadden Sr.
A passionate trainer, currently heading an International group of professionals at Zebra Technologies (formerly Motorola) that provides engineers and manufacturing personnel critical technical and project direction from concept to mass production covering Materials, Design, Processing and Tooling – leading to consistently robust performance and proactive failure prevention. This includes advanced use of CAE technology ranging from MoldFlow and diecasting to thermal and structural FEA, Computational Fluid Dynamics and DFMPro
img5 Nikhil Dalvi
Nikhil Dalvi is a senior subject matter expert at Geometric. With a diverse experience in manufacturing, development, project management, Nikhil now provides consultative solutions for customers in the US around our suite of technologies and products addressing the design and manufacturing space



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