Date: Thursday, September 12, 2019
Time: 2:00 PM Eastern Daylight Time
Duration: 1 hour
Achieve operational excellence – The bar is high for OEMs as they endeavor to meet ever growing demand and market pressures. Because design sets the stage for manufacturing and service, it is critical for engineering teams to recognize the interactions of people with their proposed products and processes to assure ease of production, operation, and assembly.
By collaborating virtually in "immersive design reviews", engineering teams can take into consideration the full scope of aircraft development and evaluate human-centric process interactions. Thereby recognizing potential assembly, operation, or maintenance risks that may arise and adjust the design when needed to prevent issues from escalating during production.
As a result, engineering teams make better informed decisions early and ultimately realize significant reductions in costly late engineering change orders. More importantly, the use of virtual reality during the design review process to conduct Human-Centric Assembly and Maintenance Validations can significantly reduce risks to operator safety, improve on time delivery, deliver repeatable quality, and ultimately improve product profitability.
Marketing and Alliances Director
Manufacturing Business Channel
Eric Kam is the Marketing and Alliances Director for ESI Group Manufacturing Business Channel; supporting their Immersive Experience (Virtual Reality) solution IC.IDO. He is an outspoken advocate for ongoing digital transformation in Computer Aided Design, Finite Element Analysis, and Computer Aided Engineering. He has spent the bulk of his 25+ year Mechanical Engineering career promoting the democratization of previously “analyst driven” simulation technologies to bring the benefit of Virtual Engineering tools to engineering and manufacturing practitioners themselves. When not evangelizing for Virtual Prototyping Solutions, he is a FIRST Robotics Competition enthusiast and mentor.