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Monday, June 11, 2018

CIMdata’s Executive Consultant, Dr. Ken Versprille, to make a presentation at PTC’s LiveWorx 18

The presentation will discuss the issues and varied approaches to add topology optimization into the traditional design process.

ANN ARBOR, Michigan, 11 June 2018—CIMdata, Inc., the leading global PLM strategic management consulting and research firm announces that its Executive Consultant, Dr. Ken Versprille, will make a presentation at PTC’s LiveWorx 18 Technology Conference and Marketplace entitled, “Topology Optimization: Finding Its Way in the Product Development Process.” PTC’s LiveWorx 18 will take place at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center, Boston, Massachusetts, on 17-20 June. Dr. Versprille’s presentation will take place during day 2 of the conference, on 19 June.

Generative design is a process wherein the shape and composition of a product is determined by using physics-based simulation and other analysis methods that consider performance requirements and optimize objectives such as minimum cost and weight. Topology Optimization is the most familiar generative design process and its popularity is being driven by improvements in 3D printing. Such design approaches, however, challenge the traditional product development process in that many downstream tools do not understand the output of topology optimization algorithms. In his presentation, Dr. Versprille will look at the issues and the varied solutions being developed across the industry to fit topology optimization into the traditional design process.

Dr. Versprille has more than 40 years of experience in the application of computer-based solutions to engineering and manufacturing enterprises. His in-depth technical research in three-dimensional geometric modeling; computer-aided engineering; and design, manufacturing, and documentation applications have helped both solution supplier and end-user companies plan more effective use of technology to improve their business strategies. He held numerous senior level technical and managerial positions during 15 years at Computervision Corporation.

Dr. Versprille earned both his MS and Ph.D. in computer science from Syracuse University, where he studied under Steven A. Coons, a pioneer in the computer graphics field. He is recognized for publishing the first description of NURBS (Non-Uniform Rational B-Splines), the mathematical curve and surface formulation that has become an international standard in CAD and Computer Graphics. In 2005, he was awarded a Lifetime Achievement Award by The CAD Society.

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