This class will help anyone looking to apply innovation to gain lighter, leaner, and more-lethal business processes via reality computing and additive manufacturing. We will look at several case studies where ReCap software and Fusion 360 software were the software conduits to mission accomplishment. Specifically, we will examine the United States Air Force’s (USAF) explosive ordnance disposal (EOD) community (think: “The Hurt Locker”), which achieved gains on training and lowering costs via 2 initiatives to laser scan real-world “things that go boom” for making realistic, tactile training aids for just-in-time training. Also, find out how Fusion 360 software helped cadets consult with a real-world team and make a myriad of low-cost additive-manufacturing solutions to replace expensive, yet expendable, EOD shape charges. Furthermore, listen and learn about how the USAF and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) are redefining building owners’ requirements for the largest real-property owner in the world, the United States Department of Defense. This session features ReCap and Fusion 360.
- Learn how to apply a rubric for deciding what equipment or software you need to begin reality capture or additive manufacturing
- Learn how to use provided training aids for deciding on the best 3D-printing approach
- Understand ReCap strengths, threats, and opportunities
- Become more familiar with real-world Fusion 360 case studies
Lieutenant Colonel Patrick Suermann is a graduate of the United States Air Force Academy with a BS in civil engineering. After serving as a combat and stateside engineer, he earned an MS from Texas A&M University and a PhD from University of Florida. He is an internationally renowned Building Information Modeling (BIM) expert, having been a listed author on all 3 North American NBIMStandards. After achieving the rank of associate professor at the U.S. Air Force Academy, he was handpicked to help establish the germinal new headquarters—Air Force Installation and Mission Support Center—where he leads nearly 15,000 enlisted emergency responders, and a portfolio of nearly $5 billion in the explosive ordnance disposal, fire and emergency services, and emergency management communities as the chief of emergency services and engineering.