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August 4, 11:00 AM CT



It has never been easier, cheaper, or faster before to get hold of high-quality components, integrated directly into your local E3.series. Christoph Bayer, CEO of ECAD-PORT is demonstrating the Component Cloud ECO-System.


ECAD-PORT, a german company, founded in 2015 is the certified E3.series Service Provider in Charge of the Component Database.


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August 4, 11:30 AM CT

Sponsor: Phoenix Integration, Inc., an Ansys Company


ModelCenter, by Phoenix Integration an Ansys Company, is utilized by major manufacturers to win new business and manage program costs through automation, integration, and iteration of an organization’s digital assets and models to include system, physics, costs, and mission solutions.  ModelCenter has become the glue that integrates the digital thread.  Examples will be shown.

Author: Tony Davenport

With 30+ years of helping hundreds of customers of all sizes adopt new digital technologies, Mr. Anthony Davenport, Regional Manager for North America for Phoenix Integration, An Ansys Company, manages a team of trusted advisors that lead technology and cultural change to help manufacturing organizations create robust, digital engineering environments that integrate their digital thread to their customer and suppliers to increase operational efficiency so that his customers win more business.

Email: Anthony.davenport@ansys.com

About Phoenix Integration, Inc., An Ansys Company

ModelCenter® is the framework for Model-Based Engineering. ModelCenter® is a vendor-neutral software platform for creating and automating multi-tool workflows, optimizing product designs, and enabling Model-Based Systems Engineering (MBSE). It is used by leading organizations worldwide to reduce development costs, improve engineering efficiency, stimulate innovation, and design more competitive products. Successful applications can be found in multiple industries, including aerospace, automotive, defense, electronics, energy, heavy industry, and shipbuilding.


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August 4, 12:00 PM CT

Sponsor: Electro Magnetic Applications, Inc.


EMA will demonstrate the workflow from Zuken’s E3.series cable harness design software to EMA3D® Cable to prepare full vehicle simulations for electromagnetic effects. Cable harnesses are an integral part of a vehicle or aircraft’s electrical subsystems and are susceptible to external EMI sources such as high-intensity radiated fields (HIRF) and lightning strikes. These vehicles or aircraft must undergo extensive electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) certification testing at the physical prototype stage. EMA3D is a 3D Finite-Difference Time-Domain (FDTD) solver with an integrated multi-conductor transmission line solver.

Author: Tim McDonald, PhD

Tim McDonald is President of Electro Magnetic Applications, Inc. where he has implemented new system-modeling approaches to simulate the interaction of systems and their electronics with electromagnetic environments in a shorter time, with more accuracy, and at a lower cost. He is a consultant to NASA and DoD major primes for specialty engineering of critical systems, development of novel materials solutions to EMI/EMC problems, and in the execution of major programs that require verification of electromagnetic environmental effects.

Email: tim@ema3d.com

About Electro Magnetic Applications, Inc.

EMA is a leading developer of technologies for engineering simulation. EMA’s engineering specialty is in applied electromagnetics. In this domain, EMA provides software and services to promote the design, certification, and performance of our customers’ products. The company has been in business for over 40 years and is one of the pioneers in using electromagnetic simulation to solve challenging electromagnetic problems on complex platforms. EMA is the developer behind the successful product EMA3D® Cable, which is distributed by Ansys, Inc.


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August 4, 12:30 PM CT

Sponsor: Anark Corporation


More people than ever before need to be connected to your Digital Engineering processes. This includes experts that use your technical systems and tools every day and many that do not. Watch this session to learn how Anark helps companies: Improve product collaboration and decision-making by connecting people to a Digital Thread and each other. Publish technical data packages (TDPs) to share system design requirements and disposition those requirements as part of a traceable verification process. Streamline reviews related to require verification. Collaborate in the context of technical information that spans requirements, procurement, design, manufacturing, and field service.

Author: Patrick Dunfey

As the Senior Director of Product Marketing, Patrick is Listening to the voice of the customer to deliver measurable value and content/programs that engage and inform. Showcasing real customer stories to help others succeed.

Email: tim@ema3d.com

About Anark Corporation

Anark securely connects systems and people to the Digital Thread, powering companies and government organizations to reach new levels of engineering and supplier collaboration, manufacturing operational efficiency, and field service optimization. Anark Core transforms multisource documents and technical data into use-case-specific technical data packages (TDPs), offering secure managed access and visual collaboration from nearly any device, with modern digital workflows—yielding, faster iterations, reduced material waste, and higher-quality products and services with substantial cost savings. Don’t just connect your systems; connect your people to a Digital Thread of information with Anark.


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August 4, 1:00 PM CT

Sponsor: Downstream Technologies LLC


This session will introduce the user to the tools in the BluePrint PCB Documentation Tool that allow for Flex and Rigid-Flex designs to be documented easily and accurately. This includes the support for multiple material Stack-ups, Definition of dielectrics and cores in both the rigid and flex sections of the design. The ability to exchange these stack-ups between design and fab, using ours and other software. Create documentation that shows each Stack-up zone, and the materials included in each zone.

About Downstream Technologies LLC:

DownStream Technologies, LLC is a software and services company focused on helping high-tech engineering organizations optimize and automate the PCB Release Process. We deliver a truly integrated manufacturing data preparation platform. Our solutions allow engineering and manufacturing teams to work together to transition Printed Circuit Boards (PCB) designs into successful, physical PCBs, faster and without compromise.


August 5, 9:00 AM CT

Sponsor: SiliconExpertSilicon Expert


The wrong components can ruin an otherwise solid design. A great way to prevent your designs from finding their way back to you for modification is to research risks associated with the parts you plan to add. SiliconExpert’s integration with Zuken design tools simplifies this task by bringing up-to-date information on over one billion parts into your design environment. Attend this session to learn how easy it can be to avoid costly respins.

Author: Dwight Morse

Dwight learned the software industry from the inside out. Starting in support, he learned how the software worked and shared that with companies. He then took what he heard from customers and brought that to engineering in his role as a product manager. He then pivoted to marketing where he explains the value proposition to sales and prospects. Dwight leads channel marketing at SiliconExpert, promoting the value of having up-to-date parts information in tools where engineers spend much of their time.

Email: Dwight.Morse@siliconexpert.com

About SiliconExpert:

Founded in 2000, SiliconExpert helps ensure companies design and maintain sustainable products with transformative visibility to their supply chain. With 400 electrical, software, and data engineers handcrafting its component database, SiliconExpert delivers one of the most comprehensive intelligence tools and professional services portfolios in the industry. Customers globally use SiliconExpert’s solutions to manage risk, avoid redesigns, and mitigate obsolescence in innovative industries such as, but not limited to, consumer electronics, telecommunications, automotive, medical, and aerospace. SiliconExpert customers include leading commercial and government OEMs, top-tier authorized distributors, contract manufacturers, and component suppliers.


August 5, 9:30 AM CT

Sponsor: Aras


The exploding product complexities force organizations to reimagine design methodologies, tools, and configuration management at every step of the lifecycle. As products become systems and systems become systems-of-systems digital traceability must include the system-centric view of a product in addition to the traditional BOM-centric approach. In addition, Digital Thread must persist over a long time often beyond the usefulness of the original authoring tools.
This presentation will discuss how Systems Thinking helps in the implementation of a resilient Digital Thread strategy that connects requirements, system architecture, domain-specific implementations, simulation, and cross-domain collaboration. The discussion will use Aras Innovator Platform as an example.

Author: Pawel Chadzynski

Paweł Z. Chądzyński is a Sr. Director, Product Marketing at Aras Corp. Paweł is driving strategy for Requirements Management, MBSE, Simulation, and ALM. Paweł held management and technology leadership positions at Cadence, PTC, and software startups. Paweł holds MS in Technology Management and BS in EE/CS from NYU/POLY.

Email: pchadzynski@aras.com

About Aras:

Aras, founded in 2000, offers the best-in-class Asset Lifecycle Management software for global businesses with complex products and processes with the Design, Manufacture, and Sustainment of the asset. The industrial low-code platform makes Aras more scalable, flexible, and resilient, allowing faster and flexible deployments. Aras provides an open enterprise solution that is easy to use, customizable, and upgradeable. It markets to customers in the aerospace and defense, automotive, consumer goods, electronics, industrial and medical device sectors providing comprehensive applications addressing the entire asset life cycle from Requirements to Retirement, establishing a digital thread for end-to-end traceability within the same platform.


August 5, 10:00 AM CT

Sponsor: Delta Sigma Company


Wire harness assembly is a complex process. Engineering teams must supply technicians with design instructions that are both precise and easy to understand. For decades this information has been printed on large mylar sheets. However, the static nature of these drawings often leads to a considerable amount of information crammed into a small area, often resulting in human error and rework.

Harness Builder for E3.series newest integration with ProjectionWorks now solves this age-old manufacturing challenge. Using projection-based mixed reality, engineering teams can now simplify the wire harness assembly process by digitally overlaying step-by-step instructions directly onto the harness board.

Author: Craig Cappai

Craig Cappai has served as president of Delta Sigma Company for the past eight years. Craig possesses over 30 years of experience in building businesses, developing key market strategies, developing customer relationships, and organizing sales teams for success.

Email: craig@deltasigmacompany.com

About Delta Sigma Company:

ProjectionWorks™ is a family of products that are used to provide sequenced three-dimensional instructions to various manufacturing processes. Our mixed-reality software was first developed in 2010 in collaboration with the United States Airforce Research Program. The goal was to provide a low-cost solution for delivering clear and specific optically projected work instructions onto an aircraft. It has since been recognized as an industry standard with widespread application across manufacturing facilities worldwide. Primary use cases include, but are not limited to, harness assembly, mechanical assembly, paint, and metrology.


August 5, 10:30 AM CT

Sponsor: IPC2581 Consortium


IPC-2581 – the Digital Product Model Exchange (a new name for Generic Requirement for Printed Board Assembly Product Manufacturing Description Data and Transfer Methodology) – is a modern, open, neutral design data hand-off standard to accelerate design data hand-off to manufacturing unambiguously. The IPC-2581 standard is supported by 110 companies from the PCB design and supply chain companies. It has been in use, in production by many companies since Jan 1, 2013. Find out how complete IPC-2581 is and how it can help you accelerate your new product introduction

Author: Hemant Shah

Hemant Shah is the chairman of the IPC-2581 Consortium. He was with Cadence Design Systems until April 2020 as group director of product management for PCB products at Cadence. Shah led the effort to create an industry-wide consortium of design and supply chain companies to get IPC-2581 – the standard for transferring PCB design data to manufacturing – adopted. Prior to managing the PCB and FPGA products, he managed the Allegro Signal and Power Integrity products for PCB & IC Packaging. Shah also led an industry-wide effort to get a new algorithmic modeling standard (IBIS-AMI) approved and adopted. Prior to joining Cadence Hemant worked at Xynetix Inc. and before that at Intergraph Corporation. He is passionate about developing, marketing leading-edge software products for PCB design.

Email: hemant.nh20@gmail.com

About IPC2581 Consortium:

IPC-2581 Consortium is a consortium of PCB design and supply chain companies that are focused solely on getting IPC-2581 adopted in the industry. Founded in the year 2011, it has over 110 corporate members. The standard, in use in production since 2013, has now been adopted by many companies worldwide.


August 5, 11:00 AM CT

Sponsor: Komax Corporation


The aim of the Smart Cabinet initiative is to find universal solutions for the current and future challenges in control cabinet construction. This involves the interlinking of technology and expertise across all process steps, specifically through the consistent optimization of production processes using all the possibilities offered by digitalization. Only by taking a complete view of the individual aspects of the value creation process can significant efficiency gains be achieved.

“Control cabinet construction, with its still high proportion of manual activities, offers very promising approaches. These range from component selection and the prefabrication of wire harnesses, components, and housings to assisted final assembly and testing prior to commissioning,” explains Matijas Meyer, CEO of the Komax Group.

Author: Tim Crider

Tim Crider is the USA/Canada Sales Director for Komax Corp, responsible for the strategic direction, vision, growth and performance of Sales and Service Teams.
As a seasoned professional with more than 20 years in the industry, Tim is knowing for driving brand growth, maximizing operational excellence, and delivering sales and service performance. Tim brings to his position a well-established background in Sales and Service to ensure growth and complete customer satisfaction.

As Sales Director for Komax Corp, Tim’s goal is to drive portfolio change aligned to meet customer demands. His responsibilities include developing new services offerings and lead with product teams, marketing, sales, and delivery to ensure flawless execution at the region and country levels. Tim holds a degree in BBA from California State University, Fullerton.

Email: Tim.crider@komaxgroup.com

About Komax Corporation:

As the pioneer and market leader for over 40 years, Komax provides its customers with innovative and sustainable solutions for any situation that calls for precision wire processing. Komax manufactures machinery and equipment for various industries, catering to every conceivable degree of automation and customization. Its range of quality tools, test systems, and intelligent networking solutions complete the portfolio and ensure safe and efficient production.


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