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Dr. Yusuf Altintas: Virtual manufacturing: on the computerized cutting edge | Quand fabrication virtuelle rime avec informatique de pointe
November 20, 2014 @ 7:15 am - 8:15 am
Yusuf Altintas, The University of British Columbia
Thursday November 20, 2014
In manufacturing, even the slightest error in cutting, or “machining”, a part can cost thousands of dollars in materials and lost production time. Dr. Yusuf Altintas has eliminated costly physical trials through made-in-Canada virtual cutting software that enables manufacturers in key sectors like automotive or aerospace to machine parts correctly, cost effectively, and in the
shortest amount of time possible. His talk will provide a glimpse into the future of this sector. The long-term collaboration between Pratt & Whitney Canada and Dr. Altintas—the NSERC- Industrial Research Chair at the University of British Columbia, led to the development of virtual cutting software that incorporates the physics of the cutting process in integrated mathematical algorithms that enable more repeatable and consistent results in production. His team then trains industry to deploy the know-how in their production shops. These innovations are reducing technology costs by 50%, and are licensed to more than 200 companies, research centers and universities worldwide. Dr. Altintas is among the international leaders in this branch of manufacturing. He is a Fellow of a number of distinguished academic societies including the Royal Society of Canada and the Canadian Academy of Engineering. He is a recipient of the Gold Medal from Engineers