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What are the main composite aerostructure developments in the high performance enterprise?

News International-French

4 Sep 2014

During a short interview, John O’Connor, the director of Product & Market Strategies at Siemens PLM Software delves into the challenges of composite materials in the aeronautics industry.

Q: What is the real challenge in terms of composites aerostructures?
A: As composites have become a larger portion of aerostructures, the challenges associated with their design and manufacture have become more complex. The methods for full optimization of composite designs for weight and production rate are still being developed. At Siemens PLM Software we believe that a combination of materials technology, design methodologies, and design software is at the heart of solving these challenges and we strive to provide the best solutions for our customers in these areas.

Q: What is the expertise of Siemens PLM Software in this field? 
A: Siemens PLM Software provides the deepest and most comprehensive set of tools for composites design and manufacturing available on the market. This is coupled with in-depth industry know-how that helps engineers most effectively use composite materials.

Q: What motivates you to give this speech in Boston in October?
A:  I would like to share what I have learned about how the complex challenges associated with designing composite aerostructures can be effectively addressed with the right capabilities. Addressing these challenges moves the state-of-the-art forward and helps grow the industry overall.

Find out more about the Aeronautics session by signing up for it. It will take place on October 29th in Boston during the JEC Composite conferences.