Finding Success with Composites through Virtual Manufacturing

ESI North America


Date: Thursday, November 07, 2019
Time: 2:00 PM Eastern Daylight Time
Duration: 1 hour

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Composite structures are experiencing rapidly emerging opportunities.

Automakers strive to reach their goals for extending the range of electrified and traditional vehicles without sacrificing strength, stiffness, or performance. The aviation industry is seeing an increased need for larger volume production of components used throughout the aircraft. Moreover, if the buzz about personal airborne mobility and autonomous air logistics are not just fads, they will stress previous methods as production volumes shift closer to automotive numbers than aero numbers.

Join us in this webinar as we discuss the challenges facing the product and process engineering for higher volume composite parts. Addressing parts and components ranging from large structures to smaller components, from low production volumes to more mass-produced objects.

Topics we’ll explore:

  • When part design and materials design intersect
  • Composites value stream and life cycle
  • Validating product performance with manufacturing intent
  • Trends and industry solutions


Examples of how top companies from Automotive, Aerospace and Marine are finding success with composites simulation tools.


Eric Kam
Marketing and Alliances Director
Manufacturing Business Channel

Eric Kam is the Marketing and alliances director, Manufacturing Business Channel with ESI-Group. He supports Extended Reality solutions for Product Engineering/Integration, Virtual Build & Maintenance. A digital transformation advocate, he seeks to democratize simulation technologies in CAE, FEA, and CAD. Eric is a longtime member-leader of SME technical communities, with a BSME from Michigan Tech.

Arnaud Dereims, PhD
Innovation & Discovery Manager for Composites

Arnaud Dereims is a CAE Researcher in composite manufacturing with decade of experience. He holds a PhD from ENS des Mines de Saint-Etienne in Mechanical Engineering with a concentration in infusion process simulation including fiber bed deformation with a fluid-solid coupling approach.

Arnaud is leading composites innovation and services. He develops software prototypes, investigates new physics and integrates academic research into industry. Addition, he manages Composite Manufacturing Engineering Services in Americas.