Please join us for the 3rd and final cluster meeting of 2017

Presented by the Northeast Ohio Additive Manufacturing Cluster
Sponsored by SimuTech


Topology Optimization, Brock Wilson, Senior FEA Consulting Engineer, SimuTech
Additive manufacturing, or 3-D printing, has the potential to radically change the way in which products are conceived and designed. The additive process allows for unprecedented design complexity and design freedoms. Full subassemblies can be produced in one print, eliminating costly joining operations. Parts can be customized and produced in small, made-to-order batches. Parts can be produced when and wherever needed — at home, in the workplace or battle field, at the assembly line. For additive manufacturing to become ubiquitous, and its promise fully realized, the current design and simulation tools must also radically evolve.

In support of additive manufacturing, ANSYS 18.0 offers new physics-based design optimization technologies, Topology Optimization, that support workflows aimed at realizing the full potential of Additive Manufacturing. The presentation will focus on how design engineers can realize new design concepts based on material layout determined through finite element methods. Topology Optimization provides the following benefits:

  • Geometry complexity is free
  • Leverage full geometric freedoms, including lattice structures, in designs
  • Minimize number of parts
  • Reduce material waste
  • Improve durability
  • Enables superior designs via physics-driven free-form optimization methods
  • Allows for optimized designs to be validated
  • Set up and check optimized part for manufacture

About SimuTech Group, Inc.
SimuTech Group, Inc. is a full-portfolio engineering services company specializing in ANSYS finite element analysis (FEA), computational fluid dynamics (CFD), and electromagnetic simulation software as well as turbomachinery and testing services. SimuTech Group is the largest provider of ANSYS FEA, CFD, and electromagnetic engineering simulation software in North America with offices across the US and Canada providing sales, technical support, training, and consulting. For more information about SimuTech Group, visit

About Brock Wilt
Brock is an FEA consulting engineer in SimuTech Group’s Cincinnati, OH office. His duties include performing finite element analysis for consulting projects, teaching FEA training classes, providing technical support to SimuTech software customers, and supporting the Sales team with ANSYS sales activities. He has 15+ years of FEA experience with the ANSYS Structural suite of simulation products.

Design for 3D, Anthony Hughes, President and Founder, the Lanterman Group
Gain an understanding of the definition, scope, methods, approaches, and techniques for Design for 3D.

The Lanterman Group is an exponential technology business innovation and design firm focused on helping organizations design and create the future, instead of being disrupted by it. We help companies innovate, design, and execute holistic exponential technology-driven strategies that are grounded in business viability, market desirability, and technical feasibility.

Working Groups Report Out
Working groups are an important mechanism used by innovation clusters to drive forward key growth initiatives and to assist in attraction and recruitment of new cluster members. Learn about the current efforts underway for each working group.

Membership Spotlights
Andrew Bader, Vice President, Additive Engineering Solutions. The world’s first contract manufacturer to offer Large Scale 3D Printing Services utilizing Cincinnati’s BAAM FDM Technology.

Who should attend this event?
Chief technology officers, design engineers, manufacturing engineers, and business leaders of mid-sized manufacturers, especially plastic and rubber part manufacturers, metal fabricators, and tool and die shops. Anyone looking to understand the economic value of 3-D printing in their manufacturing operations is encouraged to attend.

12:30 pm Registration Begins
1:00 – 1:10 Introduction, Barb Ewing, CEO, Youngstown Business Incubator
1:10-1:50 SimuTech, Topology Optimization
1:10-2:00 Q&A
2:00-2:30 Anthony Hughes, Design for 3D
2:30-2:40 Q&A
2:40-3:00 Design for 3D Working Group Discussion
3:00-3:10 Break
3:10-4:00 Working Groups Report Out
4:00 – 4:10 Member Spotlight Presentation, Andrew Bader, Vice-President & Co-Founder, Additive Engineering Solutions
4:10-4:20 Member Spotlight Presentation, TBD
4:20-4:30 Meeting Wrap-Up
4:30 Networking Reception, Hors d’oeuvres, Beer and Wine

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