Gian Villegas

Manager , Sabel Systems

Gian Villegas is a known expert in connected industry. He has lead numerous projects that realized evolutionary leaps in "the art of the possible" for digitizing distributed manufacturing, connected workers, and bringing next-generation visibility/management capabilities to critical industries.

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Wednesday, May 17 11:10 AM - 11:40 AM 205 C

PL1333B - The United States Marine Corps’ Digital Manufacturing Data Vault: Additive Manufacturing from Factory to the FOB

The United States Marine Corps’ Digital Manufacturing Data Vault (DMDV) is an additive manufacturing repository developed in collaboration with and for the United States Marine Corps (USMC). Grounded in Windchill, and integrated with numerous CAD platforms, this solution is the USMC’s additive manufacturing digital thread and provides end-to-end product lifecycle capabilities to support day-to-day operations for the Marines. This digital repository is a single source of truth, on a secure platform, for accurate and efficient collaboration and workflow/approval for digital designs. It is capable of easy integration with other military departments and coalition partner repositories and provides a “Digital Class IX Block” that supplements a physical Class IX Block. This provides Marines and sailors on Expeditionary Advanced Bases, on ship, at maintenance facilities/ depots, and in theater with echeloned 3D printing capabilities and digital reach back to USMC MARCORSYSCOM, OEMs, Naval Labs, and other services.

Session Track: Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT)

Thursday, May 18 10:10 AM - 10:40 AM 207

II1434B - Better Airport Operations via Digital Transformation

Airlines have difficulty viewing multiple layered airport equipment systems. Facility equipment failures are reactionary which can cause operational challenges that impact schedule and customer experience. The solution? A ThingWorx and Kepware-powered connected equipment solution throughout the Southwest Airlines network that enables real-time remote visibility of equipment performance at the component level, automated alert and escalation features that reduce downtime, a direct interface with Southwest’s Computerized Maintenance Management System to create work orders, and robust reporting for benchmarking and trend analysis. Beginning as a pilot, it has now expanded to 32 airports with added aircraft de-icing and fueling equipment. The network is resilient and enables financial, operational, and energy efficiencies across the U.S. airport system. Attend to learn key benefits, ease of deployability and use, and see a demo that highlights savings and opportunities to reduce downtime.

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