Ryan Gelotte

CTO, Action Engineering, LLC

Ryan Gelotte is the CTO of Action Engineering. He holds degrees in Plastics Engineering Technology and Mechanical Engineering Technology from Penn State Erie, The Behrend College. His career over the years has included a focus on all aspects of plastic part design and manufacturing, including mold design, as well as expertise of PTC’s various CAD and PLM systems. In fact, Ryan started his career as an Applications Engineer for PTC from 1998-1999 and, over the years, has provided training, support, and consulting services with PTC’s products for several companies. His experience in engineering systems, product design, and manufacturing have been instrumental in preparing him for the many challenges that come with implementing a Model-Based Enterprise. He enjoys the many challenges inherent to the engineering discipline and thrives off of finding new and better ways to accomplish superior results both in engineering and manufacturing operations by defining Model-Based processes.

Session Track: Digital Engineering

Thursday, June 13 9:00 AM - 9:45 AM 205BC Video

DEC36B - Moving MBD from OEM to Supplier: Is There A Ringmaster Somewhere in This Circus?

Orchestrating and directing all elements of your supply chain can sometimes feel like you've taken on the role of Ringmaster in your very own circus. But are you the best person equipped for that role?A circus is chaotic, addictive and mesmerizing all at the same time Are you able to keep all the balls in the air without more than a few of them hitting you (or your suppliers) on the head? Or would you be better served employing the strengths and deliverables of MBD as the repository for un-ambiguous data capture? Learn how to implement MBD across the supply chain hand-off. MBD does not mean "Manufacturing Builds Drawings", rather it is utilizing an annotated model and its associated data elements to capture product definition without a drawing.

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Session Track: Digital Engineering

Tuesday, June 11 4:00 PM - 4:45 PM 102AB Video

DEC24B - Modeling Standards for a Model Based Enterprise

Model Based Definition (MBD) is a major topic today. Most people hear MBD and think it simply involves replacing a 2D drawing with a 3D model as the product definition source authority. Those involved in MBD efforts know that it is much more than that. While 2D drawings are the source authority for product definition for most, models are still widely used across the enterprise for many digital manufacturing and operations processes. Often times these models are not under formal change control and are not required to meet any regulatory requirements. This can result in costly inefficiencies and rework all because the model was just good enough to release a drawing. This session we will cover many of the reasons why 3D CAD matters more today than ever, and why the time has come to define 3D modeling standards that are not just best practice documents but ones everyone can follow.

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