Boom Supersonic, Dassault Partner for 3DEXPERIENCE Platform

VELIZY-VILLACOUBLAY, France,May 20, 2019 – Dassault Systèmes announced that Boom Supersonic is deploying the 3DEXPERIENCE platform to accelerate the design and development of Overture, its Mach-2.2 commercial airliner, with an aim to make supersonic travel mainstream and affordable.

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Boom Supersonic is using Dassault Systèmes’ “Reinvent the Sky” industry solution experience based on the 3DEXPERIENCE platform to support product development from concept through manufacturing and certification. By using this industry-leading solution, Boom Supersonic can cut development time of its first prototype in half and improve product quality by reducing program complexity, inefficiency, costs and resources, thus lowering the barriers to market entry.

“Overture takes new advances in aerodynamics, materials, and propulsion and uses them to revolutionize long-haul commercial airline travel. We need powerful design tools to deliver our vision of a supersonic future, and that is exactly what Dassault Systèmes provides,” said Joshua Krall, co-founder and VP, technology, Boom Supersonic. “As a startup, we aren’t constrained by legacy software systems and aim to keep IT costs low. We quickly and easily deployed Dassault Systèmes’ 3DEXPERIENCE platform and expect to scale up to hundreds of users as our project matures.”

In response to increasing passenger travel and demand for new products and services, aerospace startups, new market entrants and small original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) are shaking up traditional aviation industry dynamics with new and emerging aircraft design concepts that aim to overcome technical challenges of the past.

Tailored for product innovation by small OEMs and startups, “Reinvent the Sky” offers scalable access to digital design and simulation applications in a single, secure, and standards-based environment. Boom Supersonic’s engineers, program managers and chief test pilot can collaborate in real time to define requirements, access and reuse common processes and parts with full traceability.

“Aerospace companies are working to deliver faster, lighter, more efficient aircraft without sacrificing passenger comfort,” said David Ziegler, vice president, aerospace & defense industry, Dassault Systèmes. “Smaller innovators need tools for their product development programs that offer them the infrastructure of more established companies yet allow them to stay nimble and incur minimal IT-related expenses. The 3DEXPERIENCE platform delivers this support. Boom Supersonic can create the next generation passenger experience with digital applications that have long been at the core of the industry’s major milestones.”

Boom Supersonic is currently building XB-1, its two-seat demonstrator aircraft, to prove key technologies for supersonic flight. Once operational, the company’s flagship airliner, Overture, will become the fastest commercial airplane in history, flying Mach 2.2 from New York to London in 3.25 hours and from Tokyo to San Francisco in 5.5 hours.

Joshua Krall will be speaking at Dassault Systèmes’ 3DEXPERIENCE FORUM North America, held May 13-16, 2019 in Las Vegas. The annual event brings together leaders from across all the company’s 11 industries, including aerospace and defense.

Dassault Systèmes will be attending this year’s International Paris Air Show (June 17-23), booth D170 (Hall 2B) and Chalet B161 (by invitation only).

For more information:

Dassault Systèmes’ industry solution experiences for the aerospace & defense industry: https://ifwe.3ds.com/aerospace-defense

Dassault Systèmes’ 3DEXPERIENCE platform, 3D design software, 3D digital mock up and product lifecycle management (PLM) solutions: http://www.3ds.com

About Boom Supersonic

Boom Supersonic is redefining what it means to fly by building Overture, history’s fastest commercial airliner. Boom’s vision is to bring families, businesses, and cultures closer together through supersonic travel and make the world dramatically more accessible. The company is backed by world-class investors and has 30 aircraft on pre-order from Japan Airlines and Virgin Group. Founded in 2014, Boom has assembled a world-class team of over 130 full-time employees who have made contributions to over 40 air and spacecraft companies. For more information, please visit https://boomsupersonic.com.

About Dassault Systèmes

Dassault Systèmes, the 3DEXPERIENCE company, provides business and people with virtual universes to imagine sustainable innovations. Its world-leading solutions transform the way products are designed, produced, and supported. Dassault Systèmes’ collaborative solutions foster social innovation, expanding possibilities for the virtual world to improve the real world. The group brings value to over 250,000 customers of all sizes, in all industries, in more than 140 countries.

For more information, visit www.3ds.com.

ExOne Elects Charles Grace as Chief Customer Officer

NORTH HUNTINGDON, PA, May 20, 2019 – The ExOne company, a global provider of 3D printing machines and 3D printed and other products, materials and services to industrial customers, announced that it has elected Charles Grace to the newly created position of chief customer officer. Mr. Grace joined the company yesterday.

John F. Hartner, ExOne’s chief executive officer, stated, “We are excited to welcome Charlie to the ExOne executive leadership team. He brings extensive experience in developing and executing go-to-market initiatives in 3D and 2D printing industries. Our first and third strategic pillars focus on customers and applications as well as recurring revenue, to drive growth in new markets and expand margins. In this newly created leadership role, Charlie will have extensive customer interaction as we continue to advance our machine adoption, expand binder jetting applications and improve our recurring revenue base in alignment with our strategy.”

Mr. Grace has more than 25 years of experience working with customers to transform analog processes into robust digital solutions within the graphic communications and additive manufacturing markets. He joined ExOne from Xerox Corp., where he was senior vice president-US Production Business. In that role, he was responsible for the sales strategy, execution and customer engagement of Xerox’s US production systems portfolio. From 2015 to 2017, Mr. Grace was chief revenue officer for 3D Systems Corp., a global provider of 3D printers, print materials, on-demand manufacturing services and digital design tools. Prior to that, he served in a variety of leadership positions over a 16-year tenure with Electronics for Imaging, Inc., including vice president, Americas from 2007 to 2015. Mr. Grace earned an M.B.A. in Finance from the Gabelli School of Business at Fordham University.

About ExOne

ExOne is a global provider of 3D printing machines and 3D printed and other products, materials and services to industrial customers. ExOne’s business primarily consists of manufacturing and selling 3D printing machines and printing products to specification for its customers using its installed base of 3D printing machines. ExOne’s machines serve direct and indirect applications. Direct printing produces a component; indirect printing makes a tool to produce a component. ExOne offers pre-production collaboration and print products for customers through its network of ExOne Adoption Centers (“EACs”). ExOne also supplies the associated materials, including consumables and replacement parts, and other services, including training and technical support that is necessary for purchasers of its 3D printing machines to print products. The company believes that its ability to print in a variety of industrial materials, as well as its industry-leading volumetric output (as measured by build box size and printing speed), uniquely position ExOne to serve the needs of industrial customers.

Optomec Partners with Select Additive

ALBUQUERQUE, NM, May 20, 2019 – Optomec – a leading global supplier of production-grade additive manufacturing systems for 3D printed metals, announced it has signed an agreement with Select Additive Technologies, a division of the Morris Group, Inc., making the full range of Optomec’s Laser Engineered Net Shaping (LENS) 3D Metal Printing systems accessible through one of the largest CNC machine tool distribution networks in North America.

“Adding Optomec’s industry-leading LENS systems to our distributors’ existing lineup of CNC machine tools enhances our end-to-end suite of advanced solutions for precision metal part repair and production,” said Jeff Holtzapple, business development manager, Select Additive Technologies.  “Optomec integrates decades of experience in directed energy deposition (DED) into its LENS metal additive manufacturing solutions, resulting in high-quality, affordable metal 3D printing solutions that make complex metal parts easier, more precise, efficient and affordable to produce and repair.”

A division of Morris Group, Inc., Select Additive Technologies specializes in the area of additive manufacturing.  The organization brings additive manufacturing solutions to market via the Morris Group, Inc. owned distribution network, which has an established reputation for providing excellent customer service and longtime partnerships with leading brands of machine tools, tooling, accessories and software.

“Having the Optomec LENS product lines represented by Select Machining Technologies is a huge milestone in helping metal additive manufacturing gain deeper penetration into the industrial mainstream,” said Mr. Dave Ramahi, Optomec president and CEO. “With more than seventy-five years of manufacturing experience, knowledge and customer support, the distribution network with which they work serves industrial companies from virtually every industry. We could not ask for a better partner to help increase our exposure and reach in the US. ”

Select Additive Technologies will represent the full range of Optomec’s LENS systems, which use high-powered lasers to build structures layer by layer directly from powdered metals, alloys, ceramics or composites. LENS systems enable companies to cost-effectively repair, rework and manufacture fully dense, high-performance metal components with excellent mechanical and fatigue properties.

For more information on how to reserve a LENS system, contact Select Machining Technologies via email, info@selectadditive.com or visit www.selectadditive.com. Also the LENS 860 will be on display at RAPID-TCT in Detroit (May 21-23) in the Optomec booth (#517).

About Select Additive Technologies

Select Additive Technologies sources and supplies 3D printing solutions for design engineering, prototyping and production applications. A division of Morris Group, Inc., one of North America’s largest CNC machine tool supply networks, its engineers and product specialists are immersed in the world of precision parts manufacturing and uniquely qualified to help US manufacturers assess and adopt additive technology, a cornerstone of Industry 4.0.

About Optomec

Optomec is a privately-held, rapidly growing supplier of Additive Manufacturing systems. Optomec’s patented Aerosol Jet Systems for printed electronics and LENS 3D Printers for metal components are used by industry to reduce product cost and improve performance. Together, these unique printing solutions work with the broadest spectrum of functional materials, ranging from electronic inks to structural metals and even biological matter. Optomec has more than 300 marquee customers around the world, targeting production applications in the electronics, energy, life sciences and aerospace industries.

For more information about Optomec, visit https://optomec.com.