Where will the composites workforce of the future come from? The demand for and production of composites – these extremely versatile materials – is booming. Why? They offer lighter weight, higher strength, longer fatigue life and higher heat tolerance compared with other materials like aluminum, steel and titanium. Moreover, lighter weight parts result in products that are more fuel-efficient and have a lower carbon footprint – noteworthy benefits for next generation products. For all of these benefits, the challenge of adequately growing the composites workforce looms large, as composites are being increasingly utilized by many industries for a variety of applications.
To help build the digital workforce of the future, Dassault Systèmes in partnership with Purdue University have established the new 3DEXPERIENCE Education Center of Excellence in Advanced Composites, located in the Composites Manufacturing and Simulation Center (CMSC) on the Purdue University Campus. A Purdue University Center of Excellence, the CMSC is a leader in the education and training of a new generation of engineers in a digital world.
Register here to join the live-stream opening event on October 28, 2020 from 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM ET from Purdue University. In addition to speakers from Dassault Systèmes, the event will feature Dr. R. Byron Pipes, Executive Director, Indiana Manufacturing Institute, Purdue University, Dr. Rick Barto, Senior Manager, Advanced Technology Lab, Lockheed Martin, and several other education and business leaders. A full list of speakers the agenda and registration information can be found here.
The center will serve as a new partnership that will connect a major American university with Dassault Systèmes – pioneers in creating the digital environment for Industry 4.0.