Designing Digital Prototypes

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Monday, June 18th, 2018
11:15am-12:00pm
CR2D3-18 (Room 201)
CONFERENCE OR MULTIPASS REQUIRED FOR ADMISSION


Designing Digital Prototypes

30 years ago, the invention of 3D modeling dramatically changed the entire engineering industry. Designs became more fluid, complexity increased and manufacturing became digital. We about to enter a new realm of design where reverse engineering, generative algorithms and virtual reality are going to tilt the engineering world on its axis. The geometry complexity we are about to experience will require highly-collaborative simulated virtual environments that allow us to tightly integrate nature and technology. Inspection, training, and generative design will be able to be done in a single space, accessible to collaborators across the globe. Welcome to the new engineering revolution!

benoit gervais
Benoit Gervais – Director of Engineering | FutureScape

Ben is a designer by trade with a background in aerospace and defense. He’s worked at a variety of companies including General Dynamics, Lockheed Martin, and the National Research Council of Canada. Ben has designed electronics, large structures, interiors, and marketing material, and in more recent years Ben has become an expert in analysis and reverse engineering. He has a background in software development, has written software since he was a child, and is a longtime cryptocurrency enthusiast. Ben has been active in the VR community in Ottawa since 2016.

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