Warrendale, PA (PRWEB) March 26, 2014
Two new SAE International webinars deal with the increasingly relevant method of Accelerated Concept to Product (ACP) Process® in mobility engineering. Awarded the SAE International Detroit Section/MITEF Vehicle Innovation Competition award for the innovation likely to have the biggest impact on the industry moving forward, ACP is a performance-driven, holistic, product design development method based on design optimization.
Intended to create a balance between structure and strength, ACP synchronizes the individual facets of the product development process including design, CAE and manufacturing. The methodology combines design, material and manufacturing expertise with CAD, CAE and CAO tools. As a result, the process reduces product cost, product mass and development time, while improving overall product performance.
“Efficient product development is a crucial part of today’s transportation industry. Companies are competing in a global market and must find ways to reduce costs, reduce mass, improve fuel efficiency and improve quality. ACP addresses these challenges head-on, making them valuable lessons to share with our members,” Kevin Perry, Ed.D., Manager, Professional Development, SAE International, said.
The two new webinars include:
Dr. Akbar Farahani, Vice President and Director, Global Engineering, Engineering Technology Associates (ETA Inc.) is the developer and instructor of these webinars. Dr. Farahani was critical to the development of ETA’s ACP process.
“Beyond structural performance, the balance of multidisciplinary objectives such as cost, manufacturing constraints and material handling are considered at the onset of the project with the ACP Process. As a result, our team has found that mass reduction and performance objectives are met time and time again,” said Dr. Akbar Farahani.
More information on the “Accelerated Concept to Product (ACP) Process for Design Optimization” webinar is available at http://training.sae.org/webinars/wb1402/. To learn more about the “Accelerated Concept to Product (ACP) Process using a 3G Design Approach” webinar visit http://training.sae.org/webinars/wb1403/.
SAE International is a global association committed to being the ultimate knowledge source for the engineering profession. By uniting over 138,000 engineers and technical experts, we drive knowledge and expertise across a broad spectrum of industries. We act on two priorities: encouraging a lifetime of learning for mobility engineering professionals and setting the standards for industry engineering. We strive for a better world through the work of our philanthropic SAE Foundation, including programs like A World in Motion® and the Collegiate Design Series™.