Composite materials and particularly carbon fiber are some of the hottest materials in the manufacturing world today. Renowned for their high strength-to-weight ratio, carbon fiber parts are becoming more popular in traditional fields such as automotive and construction. Carbon fiber parts are created using additive-manufacturing processes and advanced techniques. Due to their high cost, efficiency is crucial to these kinds of parts. Autodesk, Inc., has created a manufacturing suite for the design, simulation, and manufacturing of composites materials such as carbon fiber. This platform will cover all of the production strategies that are currently in the market, including hand layup, fiber placement, and tape laying. This is an introductory course to the entire platform. Also included is the end-to-end composite manufacturing process. This session features TruPlan.
- Get exposure to Autodesk's composite manufacturing platform
- Understand composite materials
- Learn about each step in the composite design process
- Learn about each step in the composite production process
Matt Thorn is a Product Manager for Composites Manufacturing at Autodesk, Inc. Matt Thorn received his BS in mechanical engineering and mathematics from Rutgers University and Stockton University respectively after completing a 5-year dual degree program. He began his expertise in advanced manufacturing with Magestic Systems, a company that was then acquired by Autodesk in July 2014. With the Tru product portfolio, Matt continues to innovate in the composite hand layup and automated layup industries.
As part of the acquisition of Magestic Systems, Michael Spellman is currently serving as director of cutting and composite manufacturing for the Digital Manufacturing Group. Prior to his current role, Spellman served as CTO and was one of the 2 original founders of Magestic, where he helped design, develop, and architect automated nesting, laser projection, and automated tape laying / automated fiber placement (ATL/AFP) systems for some of the largest companies in the world, including Boeing, Lockheed Martin, GE Transportation, Airbus, covering various industries such as aerospace, automotive, heavy equipment, and more. Spellman has a background in computer science, electrical engineering, and mathematics from Polytechnic University of New York University.