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From 2017 through 2020, Convergent Manufacturing Technologies participated in the EUREKA/ITEA3 VMAP project with 28 industrial partners from Austria, Belgium, Germany, the Netherlands, and Switzerland. This project created the first version of a data exchange standard for computer aided engineering (CAE), which will help reduce the time and costs associated with modern simulation-based design and manufacturing practices. Convergent led the “Composites in Aerospace” Use Case – one of six demonstrator Use Cases within the project – and focused on ensuring the VMAP standard benefited composites process simulation workflows. In cooperation with project partners, this included the development of VMAP wrappers for Abaqus and ANSYS, as well as the support of the VMAP file format in Convergent’s own RAVEN software.
On September 15th, 2021, the VMAP project was awarded the ITEA Award of Excellence for Standardization. This award was presented by Zeynep Sarilar, ITEA Chairwoman, who said:
“The ITEA project VMAP has outstanding outcomes that will fasten the digitalisation process of all industries. Now the impact of VMAP project has been extended by an association, VMAP Standards Community, that is a proof of the high-level dedication of the VMAP consortium. I am very happy and hopeful for the future with this new initiative.”
Convergent is a Founding Member of the VMAP Standards Community, the not-for-profit organization formed after the VMAP project concluded. VMAP-SC will continue the project’s mission of developing a vendor-neutral standard for CAE data storage and transfer to enhance interoperability in virtual engineering workflows.
For more information about VMAP, please visit here
SAMPE neXus will feature Larry Ilcewicz, Federal Aviation Administration, moderating an interactive session on The Future and Advancements of Materials, Process Controls and Regulations. The panelists will explore major areas within this topic. You will have the chance to hear from Bobby Cook, Cynthia Ashforth, Simon Waite, Anoush Poursartip, Goran Fernlund and David Leach.
British Columbia's Digital Technology Supercluster brings together BC's leading companies, with one of the focuses being the development of Digital Twin technology. Engineers and Geoscientists BC wrote a feature article on this initiative, including an interview of Dr. Anoush Poursartip -- Convergent's Chief Strategy Officer; Director of Research & Development. If you're interested in utilizing digital twins to speed up your advanced composites product development and life cycle management, please contact Convergent
Convergent is now offering our monthly tutorial webinars through YouTube. The webinars are the last Thursday of every month from 11 AM - 12 PM Pacific. Join us live for access to a Q&A session or watch the videos later on your own time. No registration is required.
This Thursday (09/24), we will review adding and creating your own material files using RAVEN's material manager tool. Use the below link to watch the live stream during or the recording of the webinar afterward.
Download an iCal Event with details here
Purdue Composites Design & Manufacturing HUB (cdmHUB) invites you to a series of webinars presented by global composites experts. These webinars examine the history, present capabilities, and future of composites science and technology, with the goal of sharing the vast knowledge of composites that has been developed over the past 50 years.
Dr. Anoush Poursartip, The University of British Columbia
- Director, Composites Research Network
- Co-Director, Composites Knowledge Network A Canada Networks of Centres of Excellence – NCE
- Director of Research Convergent Manufacturing Technologies
Dr. Poursartip opens Purdue Unviersity's Global Composite Experts Webinar Series with a presentation on, Digital Disruption of Composites Manufacturing & Design.
Presented: September 10, 2020 at 11am-12pm Eastern
Speakers & Registration https://www.purdue.edu/cmsc/events/2020-webinars/#speakers
Dr. Sanjay Sharma, Global Leader of Advanced Modeling - R&T at Hexcel, presents this webinar on "Using Simulation for Composite Materials Parts Design." Convergent is proud to be a part of Hexcel's integrated computational materials engineering (ICME) workflow. As part of this presentation, Dr. Sharma demonstrates the utility of Convergent COMPRO to simulate and solve composites processing challenges. In addition to COMPRO, Convergent provides a full suite of software, hardware, and services to support data and simulation development and production of advanced composites. If you'd like to learn more about integrating ICME into your workflows, please contact Convergent.
Global Leader Advanced Modeling - R&T
Dr. Sharma brings more than 15 years of learning about composite materials using a simulation driven approach. He leads a team at Hexcel R&T credited with innovative techniques applied at the intersection of Materials Science and Structural applications. He counts himself to be fortunate to have been assisted by capable colleagues and team members.
He has a PhD in Mechanical engineering from Wichita State University.
As part of the CCMRD team including Boeing Canada – Winnipeg, Magellan Aerospace, ASCO, PCM, AVCORP, National Research Council, Red River College, Composites Research Network – University of British Columbia and the Composites Innovation Centre, Convergent has been awarded the Manitoba Aerospace Award of Excellence for Innovation and Technology Development. For more information, see http://mbaerospace.ca/all-stars-awards-winners/
Convergent invites you to visit our booth at CAMX, Oct 16-18, in Dallas TX.
Convergent has joined Canada's Digital Technology Supercluster to accelerate development of Digital Twins for composites manufacturing.
Convergent is exhibiting at SAMPE Long Beach, May 21-24. Please stop by our booth and let us show you some new and exciting products.