Category: Simulation

20 Jun 2017

Tire & Science Workshop & Conference September 11-13

Join Adaptive for our pre-conference workshop on September 11th.

We’ll see you at the 36th Annual Meeting and Conference on Tire Science and Technology. We are honored to be a sponsor this year.

Speakers for this event include Dr. Juan Botero from Continental who will give the keynote address on “The Future of Mobility: How Customer Requirements will Shape Tire Technology.” The plenary speaker will be Dr. Ron Kennedy of ConTire speaking on “Tire finite element  modeling – how we got where we are and where are we headed.” The banquet speaker will be Jon Moloney of Team Penske speaking about “Racing Toward Perfection (R2P) 50+ Years of Winning at Team Penske.”

Additionally, you’ll enjoy technical sessions on:

  • Tire performance
  • Tire Vehicle System
  • New Light on Tire Technology
  • Material Technology
  • Simulations
  • Experimental Technologies

You can register for the conference here.


05 May 2017

Look At What We Are Giving Away at Science in the Age of Experience!

Are you planning to attend Science of the Age of Experience in Chicago May 16th-18th?

If so, make sure to stop by our booth #203 and enter the Passport Game for attendees with special prizes.  Here is what we are giving away:

A Wilson Triton Driver!

This driver goes for $449 retail.  The winner of this driver will have the option to have the club sized for your convenience so it fits just right!  For more technical details, visit the Wilson site.

How the Exhibit Hall Passport game will work

  • Attendees will be given a passport card at registration with spaces for stamps to be collected during the conference.
  • Attendees must visit and collect a stamp from:
    • at least 15 exhibitors
    • by attending 1 partner software demonstration
    • Voting for the best academic poster
  • Attendees must have their badge scanned or give a business card to the exhibitor to receive a stamp.
  • Once the attendee has completed their passport with the required stamps they will be entered into a draw to win one of 7 prizes (value from $100 – $600)
  • The attendee will have from Tuesday May 16 at noon when the exhibit hall opens until Thursday May 18 noon to complete their passport.
  • Winners will be drawn during the closing remarks on Thursday afternoon
  • The game will be promoted to attendees prior and during the conference.
  • All exhibitors will be provided with unique stamps to stamp attendee passports.

Make sure to stop by our booth #203, get your stamp, and check out our other cool giveaway items!

Don’t Forget the Additive Manufacturing Symposium 

Adaptive will also be participating in the Additive Manufacturing Symposium on Monday May 15th.  We are donating our MarkForged 3D Printer to support the student/participant Hackathon!  Mike Koepp from Adaptive will be there to support the program and answer any questions about how to use the printer for the assigned projects.

Learn more about both events and register here!

20 Mar 2017

First Annual Adaptive Customer Conference, May 22-23, Lake Geneva, WI

Join us for our First Annual Customer Event!

The Digital to Physical Product Lifecycle Conference

Join Adaptive at its first Annual Customer Conference where you’ll learn about the latest advancements and business applications for product lifecycle management, additive manufacturing, and metrology. Participate in detailed product sessions on everything from our digital to physical product portfolio including 3DEXPERIENCE, ENOVIA, CATIA, SIMULIA, Markforged 3D printers, and Creaform 3D Laser Scanning Systems.

Attendees will:

Learn about how PLM is being used by other organizations
Discover how Additive Manufacturing can accelerate production
Meet first article inspection compliance for PPAP and AS9102

Agenda Highlights:

  • CIMdata “State of PLM” Keynote with Stan Przybylinski

  • Adaptive “Digital to Physical” Overview Powered by 3DEXPERIENCE

  • Customer Success Stories

  • Designing for Multiple Product Variants and Market Needs

  • Managing Simulation Data and Processes for Design Validation

  • Design Optimization for Additive Manufacturing

  • Closed Loop Quality Management and Metrology

06 Oct 2016

Learn How Trek Bicycles Used SIMULIA to Take Its Bikes to the Next Level

trek-bike-thumbIn its ongoing race to advance bike performance, Trek wanted to expand the use of realistic simulation in their design cycle across multiple bike programs.  In particular, Trek engineers wanted to better understand how bikes performed under the real-world rides of its professional racers.

Simulation provided new insights into the loading environment during extreme- use cases that will help Trek take its bikes to that next level without over designing. The result was that the larger
Trek engineering group can now tap into these capabilities and leverage field data to improve lab testing processes and enhance product performance across the enterprise.

“Up until then, I didn’t think handheld had the accuracy, the resolution, the quality, that the tripod-mounted scanners have… But now I know that isn’t the case.” — Jay Maas, Analysis Engineer, Trek Bicycles


Read in detail about Trek’s experiences in the case study available here.


13 Sep 2016

Advanced Biomedical Workshop Highlights

LivingheartAdaptive leaped into the human modeling segment of Life Sciences by co-sponsoring an Advanced Biomedicabiomedworkshopl Modeling/Imaging workshop at Ohio State University on Thursday, Sept 8th.   More than 20 attendees represented academia, researchers, engineers and biomedical experts. This event focused on the current efforts and growing interest in using patient-specific models in conjunction with simulation software.

Recent research suggests that Biomedical Engineers are in high demand.  In fact, biomedical engineering is expected to be the fastest growing occupation, with growth projections of 72% between 2008 and 2018, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Taking a patient’s x-ray, MRI or CT scan and converting it into a model that can be used for simulation purposes is not a new concept, but the tools and techniques available have become significantly more accurate and powerful.

How did we get here?

Adaptive was one of the first among the 3DS resellers to work on the Abaqus Knee Simulator for testing and developing knee implant devices.  We soon discovered how many applications would be useful for a wide range of medical applications.


Dassault Systèmes has made big strides in advancing biomedical technology with  The Living Heart Project, developed by Dassault’s Brian Baillargeon and the Virtual Human Modeling Team.   The  Living Heart Project is an innovative human modeling tool, aka “digital twin”, enabling the medical and engineering communities the opportunity to meld together and “see” the human body in digital form.  This type of human modeling is an avenue for those communities to predict how medical devices can interact with the human body, among other opportunities.

We are excited about what lies ahead.  Here is a snapshot of the workshop last week:

Workshop Highlights


Josh Lloyd, Dir. of Operations at Optoquest
Mike Weisen Ph.D., Senior Scientist at Rio Grande
Tom Hund, The Ohio State University
Rouzbeh Amini, University of Akron
Brian Baillargeon, Technical Lead, The Living Heart Project Dassault Systémes
Kerim Genc, Synopsys


Adaptive Corporation
Simpleware (recently acquired by Synopsis)

During the workshop, attendees had an interactive experience with the entire biomedworkshop-4process of “Imaging to Simulation”.  This included a hands-on demo with scanned data of a heart using Simpleware (Synopsis) and then a deep dive with a workshop featuring a living heart model using Abaqus.  Attendees said they could have spent an entire day on just this piece of the workshop! Our very own Cynde Murphy jumped in to demonstrate how to develop the heart model using Abaqus.

Josh Lloyd, Dir. of Operations at Optoquest

Josh Lloyd covered how their company is making significant progress on improving the results of eye surgeries by allowing surgeons to use a scan of their patient’s eye then virtually testing multiple surgical procedures.  The eye is a highly complex structure.  With so many variables at play, virtual simulation provides the only logical path towards improving the outcome of eye surgeries one patient at a time.

They are using Abaqus in OptoQuest’s development of Corneal and Refractive Surgery Simulation applications.

biomedworkshop-3Mike Weisen Ph.D., Senior Scientist at Rio Grande Neurosciences

The presentation given by Mike Weisen Ph.D., Senior Scientist at Rio Grande Neurosciences focused on the brain and the use of electrical stimulation for curing a number of neurological disorders.  The key to this (and the problem) is getting the electrical signals into the targeted portion of the brain.

He explained how a person’s gender, body type and even ethnicity play a part in how the electrical current propagates through the scalp, skull, etc. and most importantly, where it ends up.biomedworkshop-5

One example he gave was an effort they went through to win a DARPA grant.  The task was to get to a targeted portion of the brain.  Their competitor placed electrical nodes only on the skull/temple areas.

Through the use of simulation they were able to determine the optimal location for the electrical nodes was on the temple and another on a specific spot on the shoulder.  They were awarded the grant.

This was a fascinating look into how little we truly understand about the brain and how simulation technology is helping to unlock some of those mysteries.

Their technology is being used to develop medical devices, determine optimal surgical and rehabilitation techniques and even looking at a cellular level in regards to pharmaceuticals and biotech applications.

Endless Possibilities

The possibilities are endless in terms of where we can go applying simulation technology to the biomedical field.

If you have any questions about the workshop or the content here, please send us a note and we will connect you with the right people on our team.

A big thank you to Ohio State University for hosting this event, along with the Simpleware and Dassault Systèmes teams and all the speakers.

Here are two beating heart models that were created using Abaqus during the workshop: