Keynote

Aneesa Muthana

CEO, Pioneer Service Inc.

Scaling Your Digital Transformation from the Ground Up

The data-driven analytics and automation provided by the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) and Industry 4.0 can provide substantial rewards to small and midsize manufacturers. However, the road to Digital Transformation is not without risk. Learn where to begin, how to get your team to buy-in, and how to get the most from your data. Move beyond the theory with the story of how I transformed my shop from the grease and grime of old manufacturing to high-tech precision machining.

Rosemary Astheimer

Mechanical Engineer, NIST

STEP by Step to MBD

ISO 10303, the STandard for the Exchange of Product data (STEP), is the cornerstone for building a Model-Based Enterprise (MBE). This presentation will introduce the communities supporting this standard’s continued expansion and stability that are vital for its success.Our discourse will delve into Automated Robotic Welding using MBD, offering insight on how this approach boosts efficiency and quality in manufacturing. The agenda also includes detailed analysis of Automated Robotic Visual Inspection and Automated Robotic Dimensional Inspection employing MBD and structured light. These discussions aim to highlight how amidst increasing industrial automation, robotics integrated with MBD will help in creating more accurate, reliable, and quick operational processes.

Ryan Bounds

Engineering Designer, Newport News Shipbuilding

Digital Shipbuilding Panel
Model-Based Standards for Shipbuilding: Challenges and Opportunities

This presentation will examine the challenges and opportunities related to model-based standards in the shipbuilding industry. We will provide a brief overview of HII-Newport News Shipbuilding’s (NNS’s) history of digital transformation, our vision for a digital shipyard, and the challenges/opportunities presented by the implementation of industrial model-based standards.

We intend to speak on how the Shipbuilding industry works with components and assemblies in their products and deliverables, whereas the nature of the industrial model-based standards are more component based. Currently there are no industry standards that address the type of product structure and deliverable utilized by shipbuilding. This creates difficulties with data exchange throughout the digital thread and results in custom configuration and coding that NNS has to maintain in order for the data to flow to the execution activities (planning, manufacturing, quality, etc.) in our shipyard. An example we will share will be the challenges we experienced with the CVN78 AWE Digital Twin, which was developed reactively as opposed to proactively, due to the lack of harmonized standards and tool capabilities

Curtis Brown

Principal Engineer, Honeywell FM&T

Next Generation Digital Product Realization Process

This presentation describes a normalized product realization process and proposes digital information flows (digital threads) between processes and identifies authoritative source systems for performing the product realization activities and for managing the information.

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Logan Clark

Specialist Sr Engineering Support, Honeywell FM&T

Breaking All The Rules of Inspection: Beyond the Nominal

Uniformity and consistency in the application of procedures and techniques used in inspection is directly tied to the reproducibility and reliability of results. Currently, manual attention by domain experts in metrology and product quality are relied upon in industry for such purposes, to the degree their time and effort is available. Conventional part inspection also suffers from the fact that the standard coordinate measuring machine (CMM) workflow rarely leverages model-based information outside of the nominal Computer-Aided Design (CAD) data, such as inspection resources, manufacturing data, manufacturing resources, etc. Honeywell FM&T is focused on inspection quality and rules-based inspection tasks that will advance FM&T towards implementing regularized and semi-automated inspection techniques, focused specifically on the use of neutral data standards such as ISO 10303 (STEP), ISO 23952 (QIF), etc., with the CAD and Computer-Aided Inspection (CAI) applications utilized at FM&T. The project activity integrates into the industries outlined goals for achieving a higher level of integration in its Model-Based Enterprise (MBE) while considering future advanced technologies in an MBE/digital twin framework, do it faster, cheaper, and be less prone to risk from errors in model transfer, and store the data long term in a format that is easy to use in the future. Using rules-based inspection data to enhance digital twin models also opens up the ability to more effectively use and collaborate with meaningful data in other Computer-Aided (CAx) disciplines. Ultimately, machine learning (ML) and artificial intelligence (AI) tools can be used to make more meaningful conclusions, such as being able to enforce logic on the application of features and characteristics to the geometric model of a Model-Based Definition (MBD).

Charles Culp

Sr. Engineering Manager, Essex Industries

Having Suppliers Use MBD and Still Make Things

The expectations of MBD between customers and suppliers can be a daunting obstacle to using MBD throughout the supply chain. We will discuss methods of providing quality data between suppliers and customers at any level of the supply chain to add value to the process of making things.

James Dorwart

System Engineer 5, Newport News Shipbuilding

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Patrick Dunfey

VP of Marketing, Anark

The Digital Thread Racetrack: Where’s The On-Ramp?
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Everyone has seen it, a digital thread pitch where the diagram looks like a perfectly closed loop racetrack with systems and machines connected in a clean closed-loop diagram. The only problem is there’s no on-ramp to get into the race! In this session we’ll look at why this is happening, what problems it causes, and how manufacturers are taking action to build an on-ramp for their diverse workforce and supply chain.

Nathan Fuller

Mechanical Engineer/Technical Lead, Sandia National Laboratories

All Aboard The Struggle Bus: MBD at Sandia National Labs

This presentation will lay out the steps taken, data collected, as well as difficulties and successes of a project implementing Model-Based Definition within the rigors of the National Laboratory structure.

Alex Garvey

Product Manager, Enterprise Solutions, KOTEM

Navigating the Perils: Unstandardized GD&T in MBD
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A core concept of MBD is a reliance on GD&T to convey design intent and manufacturing information.
While this is very powerful it is important to be aware of the dangers that can come from misapplied GD&T or GD&T that is not compliant to the standard.
Many CAD software will allow anything to be applied to a model without respect for any standards, often resulting misinformation and poor quality.
Join us as we explore some of the the more subtle GD&T issues to look out for and a look at some tools to help make the most of your MBD solutions.

Ryan Gelotte

Model-Based Applications Engineer, Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory

Model-Based Digital Thread Overview
Model-Based Definition (MBD) principles and practices have gained a lot of traction over the past decade. Many companies have even made it so far as to defining 3D CAD modeling practices and standards only to continue to be frustrated by lack of implementation and adoption of MBD principles. In this presentation we will decompose MBD artifacts (CAD models and various derivatives) into four categories of data elements; geometry, annotations, attributes and presentations states and demonstrate how these data elements are persisted thereby enabling 3D digital capabilities throughout a Model-Based Enterprise. We will then discuss how the use of Agile tools and methods can be leveraged to institute a culture that embraces 3D Model-based capabilities to continuously improve operational processes.

Tom Groff

Senior VP, Enterprise Software, KOTEM

Navigating the Perils: Unstandardized GD&T in MBD
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A core concept of MBD is a reliance on GD&T to convey design intent and manufacturing information.
While this is very powerful it is important to be aware of the dangers that can come from misapplied GD&T or GD&T that is not compliant to the standard.
Many CAD software will allow anything to be applied to a model without respect for any standards, often resulting misinformation and poor quality.
Join us as we explore some of the the more subtle GD&T issues to look out for and a look at some tools to help make the most of your MBD solutions.

Jennifer Herron

CEO and Founder, Action Engineering

Creating Better Foundations for the Digital Twin

Imagine a piece of string holding up a large, complex art piece. It is the centerpiece of the museum and the reason the museum gets so many visitors. That string is fragile, and over time, it will break, causing the art piece to fall and smash into a million pieces. The museum’s purpose and income would be scattered, just like the tiny shards littering the floor. To reduce the risk of the museum losing its focal point, it must change its foundation; the museum piece could be structurally supported on the wall or mounted to the floor, then it would no longer rely on a fragile string, and the museum’s centerpiece would have long-term viability. This is what we need to do to the digital thread in engineering. For so long, we have been hanging our centerpieces by a string, teetering our success and reliability on something that can easily snap. We need to start thinking about different ways to display our masterpieces. The best way to do this is through democratized collaboration and robust interoperability of our product data. Now, of course, this is difficult; it’s hard to find an easy way to change how we make parts without a consistent way to do it. And, of course, change must yield business value. However, I’ve learned a few things over the years, and there are a few ways that will help build a better foundation for your digital twin implementations.

  1. Don’t make 3D Drawings to support your digital twin and Model-Based Enterprise (MBE)
  2. Sequentially test your real parts within a real environment
  3. Listen to and create 3D data for all users, not just for engineering users

Big changes are needed in the way we communicate how to make parts. I will share what I’ve learned and why these big changes are needed.

Scott Hutcheson

Senior Lecturer, Technology Leadership & Innovation, Purdue University

The Hipster, the Hustler, and the Hacker: Your Talent Trifecta for Transformation

Seventy percent of transformation initiatives fail and one of the biggest reasons has to do with not having the right team in place. How your team thinks will be as important as what they know. In this talk, Scott Hutcheson will present the three talent profiles, that together, make up a dream team capable of successful transformation. He will also share evidence-based, practice-proven tools and frameworks for unlocking their potential.

Philip Jennings

Engineering Manager, Newport News Shipbuilding

Digital Shipbuilding Panel
The Future of the Digital Thread

Ben Kassel

Digital Shipbuilding Panel
Moderator

Evan Kessick

MBE & MBD Principal SME, Belcan

ASME Y14/MBE Harmonization Joint Working Group Update

The demand for implementing model-based initiatives is increasing across the industry and so is the demand for industry standardization and guidance of the exchange of model-based datasets across the product lifecycle. In this earth-shattering presentation, we will provide an update and general overview of the ASME Model-Based Enterprise (MBE) Committee and the Y14/MBE Harmonization Joint Working Group. You will learn how interested individuals and companies can help steer the ASME Y14 and MBE committees and standards to support model-based definition and model-based enterprise efforts. In this presentation we will review the MBE Committee and the harmonization WG charters, understand the roles the MBE committee and WG’s play, and learn how and why you should get involved.

Michael Kirsch

Teamleader Model-Based Design & Digital Thread, :em engineering methods AG

How Digital Data Packages Support Model-Based Systems Engineering & Supply Chain Excellence in the Future

Integrating the Digital Thread across engineering, manufacturing and operations domains is not just a matter of aligning everything in the same BOM, and collaboration across companies won´t work by just throwing files into the same container.
The Digital Data Package (DDP) concept extends the proven concept of TDPs by

  • allowing to view individual model elements and their relations, not only documents,
  • providing a comprehensive, yet simple information model that makes is easy to view and compare data from various sources, domains and versions,
  • covering the major engineering standards in depth, including ReqIF, SysML, STEP, KBL, VEC, FMI/FMU, SSP, I++, QIF, AAS, etc.

In a nutshell: the DDP allows organizations to link the un-linkable. This presentation will demonstrate how organizations collaborate across engineering domains and throughout the supply chain using Digital Data Packages. In addition, best practices and references from industry will discuss how to deploy MBSE and DDP successfully when it comes to Industry 4.0 solutions.

Dr. Sven Kleiner

How Digital Data Packages Support Model-Based Systems Engineering & Supply Chain Excellence in the Future

Integrating the Digital Thread across engineering, manufacturing and operations domains is not just a matter of aligning everything in the same BOM, and collaboration across companies won´t work by just throwing files into the same container.
The Digital Data Package (DDP) concept extends the proven concept of TDPs by

  • allowing to view individual model elements and their relations, not only documents,
  • providing a comprehensive, yet simple information model that makes is easy to view and compare data from various sources, domains and versions,
  • covering the major engineering standards in depth, including ReqIF, SysML, STEP, KBL, VEC, FMI/FMU, SSP, I++, QIF, AAS, etc.

In a nutshell: the DDP allows organizations to link the un-linkable. This presentation will demonstrate how organizations collaborate across engineering domains and throughout the supply chain using Digital Data Packages. In addition, best practices and references from industry will discuss how to deploy MBSE and DDP successfully when it comes to Industry 4.0 solutions.

Keshava Kumar

Associate Director, Pratt & Whitney

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MB-DMI Journey at Pratt & Whitney

MB-DMI journey at Pratt & Whitney (P&W) involves a shift from 2D drawing as the design authority and may be supported by a 3D solid model to a 3D Solid Model as the design authority and contains digitally annotated product information crucial for manufacturing and inspection. Digitally annotated product information is shared with the producer through a Technical Data Package (TDP). This package encompasses a spectrum of files, both human and machine-readable, containing essential details required for manufacturing and inspection activities. Importantly, the annotated 3D Native CAD maintains its status as the ultimate design authority throughout this journey.

Our presentation will touch upon P&W approach for managing TDP for enterprise learning, standardization, lessons learned and identifying gaps in standards & Tools. We will touch upon key learning from producing some of the parts. Additionally, we’ll touch on industry standards and acknowledge gaps in both standards and software tools for streamlined automated consumption.

Nasir Mannan

Embracing the Robotics Revolution in Manufacturing Through Model-Based Definition

MBD is revolutionizing production by enabling automation in production programming processes. This presentation will shed light on the Fundamentals of Advanced Robotics and their manifold applications in manufacturing – a prime focus being on the high-tech adaptation of Model Based Definition (MBD) for automated robotic processes.
Our discourse will delve into Automated Robotic Welding using MBD, offering insight on how this approach boosts efficiency and quality in manufacturing. The agenda also includes detailed analysis of Automated Robotic Visual Inspection and Automated Robotic Dimensional Inspection employing MBD and structured light. These discussions aim to highlight how amidst increasing industrial automation, robotics integrated with MBD will help in creating more accurate, reliable, and quick operational processes.

John McCullough

General Manager Marketing, Kubotek Kosmos

The Kubotek Kosmos Next-Generation Modeling Kernel
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Complete model-based digital transformation of our industry will require collaboration across the major CAD/PLM databases and hundreds of specialized applications to assure reliable sharing of precise geometry, tolerances, and manufacturing annotations. Kubotek Kosmos has developed, field-proven, and begun commercial licensing a next-generation geometric modeling kernel ideal for that type of interoperability.

Takao Nii

General Manager, Model Based Enterprise / Digital Thread, Dentsu Soken

An Overview of Japan Manufacturers Progress Towards Model-Based Enterprise Approaches

Since 1975, Dentsu Soken has been a leader in the development, deployment, and support of modern discrete manufacturing approaches in Japan and Asia. As the primary reseller of Siemens Digital Industries Software for the region, Dentsu Soken has worked with a vast majority of companies to progress their Digital Transformation efforts including deep technical consulting and expertise to make their customer successful. In recent years, Dentsu Soken has been the leader in progressing MBE efforts and this presentation will address how they support these efforts and look at progress made and challenges that still exist. This will include a look at MBD maturity levels from their customer base and thoughts on the Digital Future in Japan.

Jan de Nijs

LM Fellow, Lockheed Martin

Enabling Advanced Analytics Use Cases that Require Manufacturing Data

Data generated in our manufacturing supply chains has been generally ignored, or lost. Attempts at using this data has led to bespoke solutions that are costly and very hard to scale. This presentation will explain the problem and proposes a solution that Lockheed Martin is implementing. It is standards based and ought to lead to an eco-system that addresses needs of all suppliers, including Small and Medium sized Manufacturers (SMM’s).

Andrew Pierce

Senior Dimensional Control Engineer, Digital Transformation, GE Appliances

Do the Work Where the Work is Done

In this presentation I’ll go over GE Appliances journey with MBD, focusing on our latest developments and what we are working towards in the near future. This is include workflows in Creo, MBDvidia, 3DCS, and the Innovmetric suite of products. The goal is to never repeat work that was done by someone else in the business and that work should always be done by those who work in that area. Metrology should never do work that is best done in CAD. Defining measurement points should be done by the variation analysis team to meet our dimensional technical specification, not by quality alone. The list goes on but the somewhat axiomatic phrase is what guides us, “Do the work where the work is done”

Tony Provencal

Director of Technical Sales and Services, ITI

Enabling Digital Trust: Trends in Model Validation for the Digital Enterprise
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One of the risks of digital transformation is the chance of a break in the digital thread.  As companies invest heavily in tools and new business workflows to “transform”, these digital processes require consistent and accurate data.  A complex web of native CAD data and multiple ISO-standard formats (QIF, STEP, JT, PDF etc…) drive this digital engine.  Trust in the data is critical to trust in the process.  This discussion will look at current trends in validation, and how companies are automating methods to support enterprise access to consistent and accurate modeling data for diverse uses.

Jacob Sherwood

Principal Engineer, Model-Based Definition Tools, Pratt & Whitney

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Feature and Characteristic Accountability in the Digital Thread

In the current 2D drawing state, Characteristics are inconsistently assigned downstream of Product Definition, no support for automation, no digital linkage to product data, through a time consuming and error prone processes due to reliance on human intervention, transcription and analysis. The target state with Model-Based Definition is that unique Model-Based Characteristics are assigned to every 3D and 2D characteristic and linked to measurement features following industry standards. These Model-Based Characteristics must be persistent, traceable and trusted throughout the product lifecycle, through a digital thread. This ability to trace product/process characteristics and associated measurement features is foundational to Digital Thread success.

Annalise Suzuki

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Kenneth Swope

, Boeing

Assessing Model Based Exchange Capabilities

To successfully collaborate with external stakeholders (customers and suppliers) in an Integrated Digital Environment (IDE), it is crucial to understand both OEM and Supplier capabilities around data, processes, and tools. Deficiencies in any of these areas have the potential to cause interoperability issues, data loss, and other unintended consequences.

We will present our work to develop a systematic approach to evaluate whether the capabilities needed for a successful model-based collaboration exist for a potential OEM-Supplier interaction. This includes a model-based exchange (MBX) tool evaluation which is being used to mature Boeing and industry developed tools by continually benchmarking them against the Boeing Model Based Engineering (MBE) Supplier Engagement Framework (SEF).

We will also present our Supplier MBE Capability Assessment, which assesses whether a supplier has the capabilities needed to 1) successfully exchange model data with Boeing, and 2) accurately consume model data and collaborate on it with Boeing. Metrics from these assessments will help to inform our approach moving forward.

Hermitt Vega

Quality Discipline Chief, Pratt & Whitney

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Model Based Mission/Quality Assurance (MBM/QA)

Industry standardization of quality data (parameters) integrated within the digital model throughout the product lifecycle reducing the risk burden contributed by quality and enabling optimization of customer oversight. The pilot program will leverage Quality Information Framework (QIF) methodology and first article data requirements (AS9102) to characterize the model for capturing data and validate “as built” to the design.

Darrell Wallace

Technical Fellow, BlueForge Alliance

Additive Manufacturing Standards: Beyond Traditional Product Definition

The advent of Additive Manufacturing (AM) has enabled the creation of geometries and products that not only deviate from traditional assumptions about how parts are made, but which may also not be described by traditional tools for product definition.  Traditional Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing (GD&T). as defined under ASME Y14.5, relies on geometrically opposed physical surfaces (features of size) to define the geometries of monolithic components.  Additive components, may lack features of size and, indeed, may have geometric features that have no exposed surfaces.  These and other characteristics of AM parts highlight gaps in existing GD&T standards.  This presentation discusses some of the unique challenges of AM product definition and the ongoing efforts of the ASME Y14.46 standard to address those challenges.

Michael Werkheiser

Director of Model-Based Engineering, Belcan

Intentional MBD: A Tale of Two Roads
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At Belcan, we work with an array of customers in the Model-Based Enterprise/Engineering (MBE) and Model-Based Definition (MBD) sectors. In our experience, customers choose one of two MBD roads.

The “Easy Road” = MBD is a lightweight 3D viewer that replaces a drawing. The focus is on authoring MBD for a human consumer.

The “Hard Road” = MBD is a trusted and interoperable source and derivative CAD file. The focus is on balancing the needs of the machine and the human.

We advocate for the hard road that intentionally authors interoperable MBD that can be leveraged by the producers to return the promised value. Within this presentation we will focus on the importance of crafting a comprehensive MBE strategy that utilizes machine (and human!) readable and industry compliant MBD as a foundational element. Additionally, we will showcase why the hard road will outperform the easier options. Lastly, we will talk about the essential strategic actions that must be prioritized and how to measure success along your journey.