Customer Keynote: Thursday 9am - 10am

Accelerating Protons & The Fight Against Cancer – Advanced Oncotherapy

Speaker: Neil Barker, Quality Manager

We all have been touched by the effects of cancer. With 21.6 million new cancer cases expected per year by 2030*, the disease is responsible for more deaths globally than AIDS, malaria and tuberculosis combined. Thankfully, with advancements in medicine and technology, chances of survival are higher than ever before. UK manufacturer Advanced Oncotherapy has one focus: to defeat cancer and save lives. To achieve this, they are dedicated to developing new innovative technologies that will destroy cancerous tumors, while minimizing the damage to healthy tissues. Come hear from Quality Manager, Neil Barker, as he shares Advanced Oncotherapy’s vision for the future of cancer treatment, and reveals how Autodesk software is helping to bring this life-saving technology to market faster.

*Worldwide. Source: Rising Global Cancer Epidemic – American Cancer Society
Customer Breakout Sessions: Thurs - Friday

AmSafe: Implementing PLM Can Be A Cinch

Speaker: Jennifer Walker, Configuration Manager

Most well-known for their aviation passenger seatbelts, Amsafe is a leading provider of safety restraint products for the aerospace and defense industries. With manufacturing operations and service facilities around the globe, they are focused on providing quality products and timely, cost-effective solutions to their customers worldwide. After attending Accelerate two years ago, they decided to move forward with implementing Autodesk’s PLM to help them manage their product development processes. They started out deploying PLM to manage engineering change orders, and are now working towards deploying for Quality Management, as well as integrating with their ERP system. Come hear from Configuration Manager, Jennifer Walker, as she talks through their implementation journey and shares valuable best practices for setting up permissions for collaborating with contract manufacturers and configuring workflows and notifications.

Chamberlin & Hill: Implementing Fusion Lifecycle with Measles & More

Speaker: Rob Heyworth, Technical Manager

Chamberlin and Hill are a leading manufacturer of automotive bearing houses - if you drive a BMW or Audi, or if you’re lucky enough to drive a Ferrari or Maserati, you might already own some of their products. To stay ahead of the competition, Chamberlin & Hill decided to implement a PLM solution to increase efficiency and manufacture the highest quality products. In this session, Rob Heyworth will discuss the reasons why they chose Fusion Lifecycle and the business processes they implemented first. In addition to talking about Quality Management and Change Management, Rob will demonstrate live a number of the most business-critical areas of Fusion Lifecycle, but also show how they extended Fusion Lifecycle to record Inspections visually and present them back in a unique way known as the “Measles Chart”.

Boa Technology: Breaking the PLM Mold – Sponsored by Advanced Solutions

Speaker: David Clifton

Boa Technology Inc., creators of the revolutionary, award-winning Boa System, delivers closure and adjustment solutions purpose-built for performance. Boa’s patented system consists of three integral parts: a micro-adjustable dial, super-strong lightweight laces, and low friction lace guides. Each unique configuration is engineered to optimize fit and provide precision, adaptability, and control. From humble beginnings on the ski slopes of Steamboat Springs, Colorado – the Boa System now powers over 83 million footwear and special applications.

2 years ago a tipping point was reached where further global expansion required a top tier PLM solution that would be able to expand with them, for both Product Lifecycle Management and custom workflow solutions. Discover how Boa Technology has taken full advantage of Fusion Lifecycle’s ability to customize – creating a truly unique system. BOA’s adoption of PLM has given them the power to intelligently link together global suppliers, making their project management collaboration, data flow, and overall manufacturing processes more efficient. Let them show you how in this session.

Amsted Rail: Riding the tracks to friction-free Quality Management using Fusion Lifecycle – Sponsored by Synergis

Speaker: Scott Pinar, Project & Systems Engineering Manager

Come hear from Project & Systems Engineering Manager, Scott Pinar, as he shares how Amsted Rail - Brenco is using Fusion Lifecycle to implement a new Quality Management System that allows Amsted Rail-Brenco to manage documents, and the association of each version to employee training history; in real time. Also, hear about their future plans with Fusion Lifecycle, which include change management, BOM management, and supply chain management.

IoT: The Journey to Becoming Connected

We’re all familiar with the term “Internet of Things (IoT)” but how is it applied in real-life? Come hear from a few companies who are working on or have already launched a connected offering. In this panel-style session, you’ll get best practices for getting started with an Industrial IoT project, see real-life examples of connected offerings, and learn some of the pitfalls to avoid, straight from those who have already been through it.

Spirax Sarco: How to Eat the Elephant – The Journey to PLM

Speaker: Ian Slater – Solution Leader, Stephen Howse – PLM Program Manager

This session will look at the PLM journey that Spirax Sarco has undertaken – a 100-year-old company with nearly 40 overseas operations and a global manufacturing network. Over the last year and a half, this journey has presented many challenges but also many more opportunities than first considered. The learnings from the rollout approach, stakeholder management, and early adoption techniques will be shared. Focus areas will include large-scale organizational change, launching a global quality solution, global engineering change, and more.

Desert Tech: Overcoming ITAR Regulations within PLM

Speaker: Roland Brown, Project Manager

Desert Tech is a firearms manufacturer based out of Salt Lake City Utah. With being a firearms manufacturer, Desert Tech is heavily regulated by ITAR (International Traffic in Arms Regulations). ITAR mandates that all engineering technical documents must be stored on United States soil, and only accessible by United States citizens. In this presentation, we will cover how Desert Tech made its Fusion Lifecycle tenant into an ITAR compliant system, and solved several engineering documentation control issues at the same time.

Willerby: A Fusion Lifecycle Customer Story

Speaker: Howard Dawson, Head of IT

Willerby is one of the UK’s largest manufacturers of holiday homes, known for their innovative design, stylish interiors, and exceptional quality standards. Their large collection offers holiday home buyers a wide range of options available in a variety of sizes and specifications to suit almost anyone’s budget. Willerby selected Fusion Lifecycle to help them establish a new product introduction process and improve quality information. 3 years into their journey, Howard Dawson will walk through the business transformation Willerby has experienced since implementing PLM.

Bradley Corp: A Fusion Lifecycle Customer Story - Sponsored by D3

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Piaggio Fast Forward: A Fusion 360 Customer Story

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