Nathan Hartman is an active promoter of innovative problem-solving in the classroom, the research lab and in the wider world of industry, as his alma mater North Carolina State recently recounted.
iBASEt, a software company that provides manufacturing operations management solutions for simplifying how complex products are built and maintained, announced a partnership with Purdue’s Indiana Manufacturing Competitiveness Center (IN-MaC).
Students studying in Purdue Polytechnic’s virtual product integration program with Rosemary Astheimer are gaining experience with CADIQ, software that identifies differences in the 3D product models that students create compared to the models they were assigned to replicate.
Purdue Polytechnic’s Rosemary Astheimer has published a new book. “Model-Based Definition in the Product Lifecycle” explores how industry benefits from using 3D CAD (computer-aided design) models during the process of designing and manufacturing products. A model-based definition (MBD) reduces human error and helps ensure all stakeholders are working from the latest data.
Computer graphics technology students in Purdue Polytechnic who are learning about model-based design now have access to software that optimizes their designs for manufacturing, just as many of them might need to do during future careers in industry. The software takes a CAD (computer-aided design) model and optimizes it to reduce weight while still meeting the strength criteria required for it to perform its function.