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18 minutes | 22 days ago
Additive Manufacturing in the Aerospace Industry with Dale Tutt, Vice President of Aerospace and Defense Industry at Siemens Digital Industries Software
As we kick off Season 2 of the podcast, we’ll be exploring the various ways in which additive manufacturing impacts different industries. Starting with the aerospace industry, there’s a lot to uncover. One of the most important considerations in aerospace comes down to weight, and the faster parts and materials can adapt to the needs of manufacturers, the quicker they can get rockets into space and planes into the sky. This is where additive manufacturing provides unique benefits. My guest today is Dale Tutt, the Vice President of Aerospace and Defense Industry at Siemens Digital Industries Software. Essentially, Dale represents the voice of the customer as he works alongside the product teams to develop solutions. He’s also responsible for helping develop the overall industry strategy. In this episode, we’ll learn how additive manufacturing is being used in the aerospace industry, and how it’s uniquely positioned to quickly develop parts when weight is a concern. We’ll also hear about the pace of adoption of new technology across the industry, and discover the certification details process that’s required for product clearance and implementation. Some Questions I ask:What use cases do you see being used in the aerospace industry? (3:20)Is saving weight important to people on the commercial and military side of aerospace? (6:20)How quickly does the aerospace industry adopt new technologies? (9:43)Are the standards bodies and regulatory agencies different for space, defense, and commercial? (16:14)What You’ll Learn in this Episode:An example of how additive manufacturing speeds up development (4:13)Why weight reduction measures are so important (7:00)How the certification process works for various parts (13:21)Connect With Dale Tutt:LinkedIn Connect with Ashley Eckhoff:LinkedIn See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
17 minutes | 6 months ago
Facing Challenges and Unlocking the Adoption of Additive Manufacturing with Aaron Frankel
Additive manufacturing is a greenfield technology, and it’s so rare in a career that you get to work on something brand new, where everyone is at the same level of knowledge and we are all learning how to use it, together. Its potential impact on the industry and the fact that with almost a single push of a button you can realize your products on a 3D printer is absolutely fascinating! But, as with anything new and unknown, challenges are on every corner, and engineers are working together to overcome them as they arise, and find answers to questions like, how do you know if a part is viable for additive manufacturing? How do we minimize the high-failure rate of 3D printed parts? How do you connect all of the different pieces of equipment on the floor shop for additive? In this episode, we’re back with Aaron Frankel, the Vice President of the Additive Manufacturing Software Program at Siemens Digital Industries Software. For 23 years he’s worked with the team as an Application Engineer, a Product Manager, and he’s been involved in marketing, design engineering, and manufacturing. He’s responsible for the overall additive manufacturing business, our solution roadmap, and our partner ecosystem. Today, we discuss the 3D printing industry and what Siemens has to offer in this area, as well as the challenges that hold companies back from scaling up additive manufacturing for production use. Some Questions I ask:What gets you excited about additive manufacturing? (04:10)What are some of the challenges that customers face when they try to adopt additive manufacturing? (07:45)How can a customer design the ideal functional part? (11:06)How are we helping our customers ensure that AM parts are qualified properly? (13:31) What You’ll Learn In This Episode:What Additive Manufacturing Experience Center is and how you can get involved. (00:56)The types of questions we receive from customers, with regards to additive manufacturing. (08:37)The importance of defining the context in which you use additive manufacturing. (12:26) Connect with Aaron Frankel:LinkedinTwitterSiemens Thought Leadership See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
17 minutes | 8 months ago
Quality Control and Leading Customers into the Future with Materials Solutions
Additive Manufacturing is a technology with endless potential. Because it’s still relatively in its infancy, it takes a certain level of mental gymnastics to really comprehend where it could lead us. Certain industries like aerospace, automotive, and power generation came early to the table with ideas. Starting there meant that quality standards began at the absolute pinnacle. Since then, the possibilities have kept growing, opening doors to more and more industries globally.But with any new technology comes skepticism, and often there’s a reluctance to adapt old systems to new ways of thinking. Companies must shift their mindset from that of traditional manufacturing to that of additive manufacturing, so that the possibilities and benefits can begin to reveal themselves. This is how decision-makers are activated, and getting them excited about the possibilities of additive is where the future begins to take shape. Back with us today are Tad Steinberg and Trevor Illston from Materials Solutions. They are experts in printing complex metal parts of exceptional quality, most notably the high quality standards of the aerospace industry. Siemens acquired a majority stake in the company back in 2016. Trevor was one of the founding members of the company in 2006, and today he’s the Chief Technical Officer. He's been developing and applying additive technology to solve industrial problems and works closely with the aerospace, power generation, and automotive industries. Tad is the Manager of Siemens Energy's Additive Manufacturing Business Development, Marketing, and Sales. He leads business development activities for the Americas at AMAC, the Additive Manufacturing Application Center in Orlando, where he works to create solutions for customer training, identification, and application of engineering requirements. Today we continue our conversation from Episode 3, where we talked about how customers are using additive today, and how this technology is gearing up for the future. In this episode, we discuss the machines used in additive, and how they’re managed in order to produce consistent quality output . We also look into the future of additive and get an understanding of how customers view the innovations happening within the industry. Some Questions I Ask:How difficult do you find it to add a new machine from a different vendor or new materials to your process? (1:52)Have you found a lot of variation between machines of the same type and from the same vendor? (3:15)Do you guys have a consistent recalibration process time period that you go through? (3:43)How do you deal with a new material when a customer asks you to print something you haven't dealt with before? (6:06)What do you do to make sure that the prints you're making and delivering to your customers meet quality standards? (10:16)What You’ll Learn in This Episode:The process that eventually led to serial production (4:26)How climate change has been a catalyst for innovation (7:54)One impediment that is hindering the expansion of additive (8:39)The role software plays in quality control (11:00)The range of certifications obtained by Materials Solutions (11:50)The future outlook for additive manufacturing (14:14)Connect with Tad Steinberg:LinkedInConnect with Trevor Illston:LinkedInResources:Materials Solutions See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
22 minutes | 8 months ago
Creating Solutions and Managing Complex Printing: A Discussion with Siemens Material Solutions
We talk a lot in this series about how Additive Manufacturing promotes innovation. Many of the uses for this technology weren’t even conceived of when we started, and we continue to be surprised and impressed by the versatility of this technology. The capabilities of additive is a collaborative process between customers and manufacturers. We’re constantly thinking about the possibilities when customers are in search of solutions. We are discovering that the capacity for printing intricate parts also allows for assembly consolidation. From complex cooling components used in gas turbines to secret automotive parts in Formula One race cars, the future possibilities of Additive Manufacturing exceed the capacity of our imagination. In today’s episode, we’re talking to Tad Steinberg and Trevor Hillston from Material Solutions. Material Solutions are a print service shop that Siemens acquired a majority stake in back in 2016. They are experts in printing complex metal parts of exceptional quality. Trevor is the Chief Technical Officer and was one of the founding members of the company in 2006. His goal was to put a new technology metal into serial production. Since then, he's been developing and applying the technology to industrial gas turbines, aerospace, and automotive industries. Tad Steinberg is the Manager of Siemens Energy's Additive Manufacturing Business Development, Marketing and Sales. He works to create solutions for customer training, identification, and application of engineering requirements. Tad leads business development activities for the Americas at AMAC, our Additive Manufacturing Application Center in Orlando. Our conversation today takes a deep dive into the work happening over at Material Solutions. We talk about the ever-expanding possibilities within Additive Manufacturing, the types of solutions customers are asking for, and the expansion of the company as the benefits of this technology continue to be discovered. Some Questions I Ask:Can you tell us a bit about what you print, and who you’ve printed for? (2:08)What makes the printing you guys do unique? (3:56)Are there any really innovative ways you've seen your customers using additive? (5:26)How have you figured out how to make something that you can assure your customers of? (9:12)Are you finding that you have to educate customers about the possibilities of additive? (11:16)What You’ll Learn in This Episode:Their role in presenting Additive Manufacturing solutions to customers (3:10)How the certification and traceability process works (7:48) What customers are looking for in Additive Manufacturing (9:58)What motivated Material Solutions to start expanding (18:22)Connect with Tad Steinberg:LinkedInConnect with Trevor Illston:LinkedInResources:Materials Solutions See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
25 minutes | 9 months ago
Simulation Investment and the Future of Additive Manufacturing
New technology never begins in a perfect state of readiness. There are inevitably bumps in the road that need to be traversed. In the case of additive manufacturing, this process is made even more complex by its diversity of use. It’s not for a single industry or product, but rather holds potential for many industries and a countless number of highly customizable products. The possibilities are endless and the journey to perfection may be a long one, but with so much potential, the value of additive manufacturing is clear.Where are we now, and what are we learning? As drivers of this industry, we’ve collected an encyclopaedic level of information on what works and what doesn’t. Today, we’re talking about how Siemens are investing in the simulation process, what those investments are teaching us, and how this dedication is bringing value to our customers. In this episode, we’re back with Aaron Frankel, the Vice President of the Additive Manufacturing Software Program at Siemens Digital Industry Software. For 23 years he’s worked with the team as an Application Engineer, a Product Manager, and he’s been involved in marketing, design engineering, and manufacturing. He’s responsible for the overall additive manufacturing business, our solution roadmap and our partner ecosystem. Today, we’re continuing our conversation about the current landscape of Additive Manufacturing. Some Questions I Ask:What are some additional use cases for additive manufacturing? (1:11)How does software fit into the innovation process? (9:42)How is simulation helping with the high failure rate for prints? (13:45)What are companies communicating to you about the solutions Siemens are able to provide? (17:59)What You’ll Learn in This Episode:How topology optimization is being used with additive manufacturing (3:20)The future capabilities of additive manufacturing (6:23)How the digital twin helped create a solution for the post process of depowdering (10:45) The 3 primary areas of investment in simulation (15:00)The unique value propositions that our software offers (18:10)Connect with Aaron Frankel: LinkedinTwitterSiemens Thought Leadership See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
24 minutes | 10 months ago
The Current Landscape of Additive Manufacturing with Aaron Frankel
There is nothing more exciting than being on the cutting edge of the next big breakthrough in technology. Additive Manufacturing has been referred to as a part of the Fourth Industrial Revolution, and we couldn’t agree more. The fast pace of innovation in 3D manufacturing means that things are changing constantly. Keeping you informed about the latest technology and emerging industry trends is what this podcast is all about.No matter which aspect of additive manufacturing you might be involved in, we all want to know what that end product looks like. What are customers looking for, and how are they using this technology in a real-world sense? For many industries, additive manufacturing is an easy sell, and the benefits of the technology click instantly. For other industries, it’s up to us to demonstrate the benefits. We’ll discover what that process looks like, and how customers are responding. In this episode, we talk to Aaron Frankel, the Vice President of the Additive Manufacturing Software Program at Siemens Digital Industry Software. He’s been a part of the team here for 23 years, working as an Application Engineer, a Product Manager, and he’s been involved in everything from marketing to design engineering, and worked as a manufacturer. Today, he talks to us about the current landscape of Additive Manufacturing. Some Questions I Ask:Is the current Additive Manufacturing market meeting your expectations? (2:20)What are the strongest areas we’re seeing customer interest in additive manufacturing? (3:42)What needs to happen for companies to fully adopt additive? (6:37)What reasons are customers giving you as to why they are pursuing additive manufacturing? (16:58)How are customers using this technology? (18:54)What You’ll Learn in This Episode:Frankel’s personal expectations for the industry (2:41)The “3 culprits” that are killing additive innovation (6:52)How Siemens is helping customers to recognize the benefits of additive manufacturing (10:46)Ways in which we collaborate with our ecosystem to industrialize additive (12:39)The three primary segments of those seeking out this technology (8:11)Connect with Aaron Frankel: LinkedinTwitterSiemens Thought Leadership See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
0 minutes | 10 months ago
Additive Manufacturing - What It is
This episode is a podcast with Ashley and Blake on what Additive Manufacturing is. So many topics will be discussed. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
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