Webinar Series: Revolutionizing Simulation

How Caterpillar Designers & Engineers Optimize Product Design Using Simulation - A Heavy Industrials Case Study

The path forward for optimizing the product development cycle is to move simulation to the left. This means incorporating simulation early on during the design phase. In this webinar, Caterpillar’s Sam Showman discussed how the company is leveraging simulation to empower their designers and engineers to do just that.

This webinar showcased:

    • how to incorporate simulation early on
    • the plethora of simulation tools that allow you to put your best design forward
    • the future of simulation and how you should be thinking about your design workflow
    • PTC customers who’ve seen positive shifts in productivity and innovation

Note: This webinar presentation is no longer available per instructions from Caterpillar. To get more information on the Creo Simulation Live software environment that is being used to democratize simulation at Caterpillar, follow the link below. 

This is a part of Rev-Sim’s Learn From Your Peers webinar series.
View recordings of all previous webinars here.

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Presenter: Sam Showman

Sam Showman joined Caterpillar in 2002 and is currently a Virtual Product Development Team Leader in the Integrated Components and Solutions Division. Sam is a recognized internal expert in the area of FEA and CFD tool development and process automation. As part of his role at Caterpillar, he contributed to the Cubit (https://cubit.sandia.gov/) meshing project and developed early versions of the CONVERGE CFD user interface. Sam grew up in Eastern Iowa. He graduated from Iowa State with Bachelor of Science in Aerospace Engineering and Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering degrees.

Presenter: Todd Kraft

Todd Kraft is a Creo Product Manager at PTC.  He leads PTC’s Simulation Products including Creo Simulate, Creo Flow Analysis, Ansys partnership products, Weld, Mold Analysis, Behavioral Modeling, and various other simulation related features in Creo. Mr. Kraft joined PTC in 1996 as an Application Engineer. He has worked in a variety of roles through the years for pre-sales, consulting, training, and sales resource. Mr. Kraft earned a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering North Dakota State University in Fargo, ND.

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