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Latest Episode11/17/2020

Change management and the digital thread

Season 3, Ep. 3
The disruptive force behind change. In our industry, the ripple effects behind a late-stage change can have unfortunate consequences. Change is inevitable. But how do we avoid a change order that never should’ve happened in the first place? When we talk about change management what do we mean? Of course, some change is good – if you’re talking about a productivity improvement.Welcome toTalking Aerospace Today– a podcast for the Aerospace and Defense industry. The place that brings the promise of tomorrow’s technology to the ears of our listeners today.In this episode “Change management and the digital thread” we’ll be discussing the many sides to change management. When change happens late in the game, how do you keep configuration control? And what about change orders tied to certification? Really important stuff. We’ll also talk about how the digital thread can have a huge impact on change management in the area of electrical system design and development.My guests today, the always insightful Tony Nicoli, the Aerospace & Defense Director of Integrated Electrical Systems for Siemens Digital Industries Software. Also joining the conversation is Steve Caravella, a Solutions Architect from the Capital Team at Siemens Digital Industries Software. Steve has many years’ experience in the aerospace and defense industry as an electrical engineer and architect. We’re in a period of intense innovation these days and in order to survive, A&D companies must find rapid solutions to get to market faster ahead of the competition. Companies of all sizes have to be flexible, productive, and more efficient in finding new ways to reach their goals.My name is Scott Salzwedel and I’m the host of Talking Aerospace Today. I invite to take a listen to our latest episode on change management in the A&D industry. I hope you’ll join me.In this episode, you will learn:·The different sources of change (1:56)·Why every change you make brings you back to the starting point (4:30)·Regulatory changes (6:58)·How design closure brings change (7:42)·The components of change management (10:05)·How the model-based environment helps improve change management (12:53)·The benefits of digital thread in change management (13:49)·The certification side of change management (14:48)·Recommendations for managing change (15:57)Connect with Tony:●LinkedInConnect with Steve●LinkedInResources:●Capital E/E Systems development website●Blog: The Capital E/E Systems development solution. Exactly how has Capital evolved?●White paper: A closer look: Next generation electrical systems platform development
11/17/2020

Change management and the digital thread

Season 3, Ep. 3
The disruptive force behind change. In our industry, the ripple effects behind a late-stage change can have unfortunate consequences. Change is inevitable. But how do we avoid a change order that never should’ve happened in the first place? When we talk about change management what do we mean? Of course, some change is good – if you’re talking about a productivity improvement.Welcome toTalking Aerospace Today– a podcast for the Aerospace and Defense industry. The place that brings the promise of tomorrow’s technology to the ears of our listeners today.In this episode “Change management and the digital thread” we’ll be discussing the many sides to change management. When change happens late in the game, how do you keep configuration control? And what about change orders tied to certification? Really important stuff. We’ll also talk about how the digital thread can have a huge impact on change management in the area of electrical system design and development.My guests today, the always insightful Tony Nicoli, the Aerospace & Defense Director of Integrated Electrical Systems for Siemens Digital Industries Software. Also joining the conversation is Steve Caravella, a Solutions Architect from the Capital Team at Siemens Digital Industries Software. Steve has many years’ experience in the aerospace and defense industry as an electrical engineer and architect. We’re in a period of intense innovation these days and in order to survive, A&D companies must find rapid solutions to get to market faster ahead of the competition. Companies of all sizes have to be flexible, productive, and more efficient in finding new ways to reach their goals.My name is Scott Salzwedel and I’m the host of Talking Aerospace Today. I invite to take a listen to our latest episode on change management in the A&D industry. I hope you’ll join me.In this episode, you will learn:·The different sources of change (1:56)·Why every change you make brings you back to the starting point (4:30)·Regulatory changes (6:58)·How design closure brings change (7:42)·The components of change management (10:05)·How the model-based environment helps improve change management (12:53)·The benefits of digital thread in change management (13:49)·The certification side of change management (14:48)·Recommendations for managing change (15:57)Connect with Tony:●LinkedInConnect with Steve●LinkedInResources:●Capital E/E Systems development website●Blog: The Capital E/E Systems development solution. Exactly how has Capital evolved?●White paper: A closer look: Next generation electrical systems platform development
11/3/2020

Design Tools and Practices - Past, Present and into the Future

Season 3, Ep. 2
The digital transformation has allowed us to design, engineer and build in ways never before imagined. But what was it like for engineers before software and even computers? …Are you kidding? Yes, once upon a time drafting tables with lots of ink and Mylar paper were the modus operandi for the industry.Welcome to season three of Talking Aerospace Today. In this episode, “Design Tools and Practices – Past, Present and into the Future” we discuss the tools and methodologies engineers have used throughout the decades. We’ll look at current and future technologies, too. Of course, the perspective we’ll be taking is that of electrical engineers responsible for electrical systems and platforms in the Aerospace and Defense industry.The industry has gone through major catalysts, or inflection points, through the years and we’ll discuss these catalysts, why they happened and what was the result?I’m excited to get started. This will be fun.Our guests today, first the inspiring and insightful Steve Caravella, a Solutions Architect from the Capital Team at Siemens Digital Industries Software. Steve has many years’ experience in the aerospace and defense industry (as you will soon discover). Steve goes way back in the time machine. Next, we’ll be joined by Tony Nicoli, the Aerospace & Defense Director of Integrated Electrical Systems for Siemens Digital Industries Software. Steve and Tony will also discuss design tools and methodologies related to today’s digital transformation. Lots of ground to cover here, folks.My name is Scott Salzwedel and I’m the host of Talking Aerospace Today. I invite you to take a listen to our latest podcast series that focuses on electrical system design in the A&D industry.In this episode, you will learn:●What does Steve do at Siemens? (2:23)●The tools Steve used in the days of B.C. - “Before Computer” (3:19)●How the computer shifted Steve’s job (4:26)●A major new catalyst: Computer Aided Design (5:01)●The evolution into 3D CAD (6:38)●The latest catalyst for change, model-based design (7:11)●The digital thread - what is and what it isn't (10:54)●About Siemens new Capital E/E Systems development environment (12:13)●How Airbus A380 exploited multidisciplinary opportunities (13:39)●The collaboration between ECAD/MCAD co-design (18:01)●What is model-based design? (19:55)●The benefits of the model-based design approach (20:32)●The difficulties of adopting new tools (21:51)●Using Siemens Digital Industries Software and Xcelerator portfolio (23:16)Connect with Steve●LinkedInConnect with Tony:●LinkedInResources:●Capital website●Blog: The Capital E/E Systems development solution. Exactly how has Capital evolved?Podcast #1 from the Capital podcast series: “The Evolution of Electrical Design in Aerospace
11/2/2020

What it takes to build a Supersonic Aircraft

Season 1, Ep. 4
Raise your hand if you remember the Concorde SST?Man, even to do this day that plane is seen as an engineering marvel. So ahead of its time. And of course, that sonic boom is hard to forget.With the advancement of technology and the desire to decrease travel time, the concept of supersonic travel – even hypersonic travel – is being revisited once again. With so much innovation and the arrival of the digital transformation, things are destined to get very interesting this time around. (For example, one supersonic manufacturer has figured out the sonic boom. Instead of bouncing it off the ground, the boom is aimed upward bouncing it off the upper atmosphere. Wow.)Today, in our final episode in the series – the conclusion of season one, we’ll be talking to some industry experts who are quite familiar with designing and building of a modern supersonic using today’s connected tools.My first guest is Dale Tutt, Vice President of the Aerospace and Defense Industry. He’s been my regular guest on all Talking Aerospace Today episodes.Joining us will be two Siemens heavyweights who will break down some of the specifics of supersonic aircraft design and simulation. Durrell Rittenberg is the Director of Aerospace & Defense for Simcenter, and Thierry Olbrechts is the Director of Simcenter Aerospace Solutions.We’ll be discussing the specific challenges of modern supersonic aircraft design, and how the models of today are evolving towards sustainability. Will you be boarding a supersonic plane in the near future? Maybe. Today’s episode has the answers!Some questions we ask:What is the business case for developing supersonic aircraft? (3:59)How can supersonic aircraft be produced and stay cost-effective? (5:56)What are the environmental implications of this type of aircraft? (7:00)What are the toughest challenges facing aerospace manufacturers? (9:55)What are some of the primary design concepts and challenges behind solving aerodynamics in these modern supersonic aircraft? (12:47)How are we helping customers with an integrated solution to solve these problems? (26:40)How are these technologies helping customers design, simulate, and build high-speed aircraft? (31:20)In this episode, you will learn:Aerospace industry solutions that address carbon neutrality and sustainability (7:40)The problem with the sonic boom (8:42)How access to computational resources is changing the game (14:38)How building expertise in fluid dynamics helps companies better manage risk (17:03)The three challenges dominating supersonic aircraft (18:53)How the heat accumulation of greater computer integration can be managed in flight (23:44)Connect with Dale Tutt:LinkedInConnect with Durrell Rittenberg:LinkedInConnect with Thierry Olbrechts:LinkedIn
10/21/2020

The Evolution of Electrical Development in Aerospace

Season 3, Ep. 1
Welcome toTalking Aerospace Today– a podcast for the Aerospace and Defense industry – the place that brings the promise of tomorrow’s technology to the ears of our listeners today.We’re in a period of intense innovation these days and in order to survive A&D companies must find rapid solutions to get to market faster ahead of the competition. Companies of all sizes have to be flexible, productive, and efficient in finding new ways to reach their goals – in the face of growing complexity in all facets of product design, development and manufacturing.In our first episode of the podcast series “The Evolution of Electrical Development in Aerospace” we’ll be discussing trends shaping the industry today. How digitalization can become your new best friend. How a model-based approach to electrical design can be implemented throughout the complete product lifecycle from architecture design to certification, from manufacture to product support and beyond.My special guest, who will shed light on this topic and all upcoming episodes, is Tony Nicoli. Tony is the Aerospace & Defense Director of Integrated Electrical Systems for Siemens Digital Industries Software. Before Siemens, Tony worked in the industry as a researcher, a system engineer, a program manager, and a business innovator. He worked for Honeywell, Loral, and Lockheed Martin mainly in the areas of the surface-to-air missile countermeasures and ultrasonic imaging. Pretty cool stuff!My name is Scott Salzwedel and I’m the host of Talking Aerospace Today. I invite to take a listen to our latest podcast series that focuses on digitalization and the evolution of electrical design in the A&D industry. I hope you’ll join us.In this episode you will learnHow electrical design relates to the A&D industry (3:21)The trends the industry is facing today (3:39)How growing complexity is impacting the industry (5:32)How to transition to a model-based approach (7:24)A closer look at the Siemens E/E Systems development environment (9:43)Can you explain the E/E Systems approach in a step by step process? (10:50)Boeing’s model-based development techniques (12:19)Tony’s example of a manufacturing case (13:28)How Capital is helping customers during this global pandemic (14:22)The power behind a model-based development approach (15:21)Connect with Tony:LinkedInResources:Capital websiteBlog: The Capital E/E Systems development solution. Exactly how has Capital evolved?White Paper: A closer look: Next generation electrical systems platform development
10/15/2020

Intelligent Manufacturing - Deliver Quality Products Faster

Season 2, Ep. 5
Everyone’s talking about the factory of the future as something that’s way out into the future. But the truth is, you can set up your factory of the future today because tomorrow’s technology is right at your doorstep.Throughout this series, we’ve discussed the areas that can really take you one step ahead of your competitors by accelerating your productivity through digital transformation and today, in our fifth and final podcast of the series, we’re talking about ways to accelerate production ramp-up using intelligent manufacturing and flexible automation.Our special guest that will shed light on this topic is Dale Tutt, the Vice President of Aerospace and Defense at Siemens Digital Industries Software. He’s been involved in product development for 30 years now, and prior to joining Siemens, he was the Vice President of Engineering at The Spaceship Company. Before that, he spent 18 years at Cessna Aircraft Company and he had roles at General Dynamics Space Systems Division and Bombardier Learjet.Dale is known as the go-to guy for all things aerospace and defense, so tune in to listen to his expertise on how a digital factory can really help a company ramp-up their production rate faster and deliver their product to their customers faster.In this episode, you’ll learn:The common challenges manufacturers face today. (04:08)The manufacturing changes in the traditional factory, as well as in the digital one. (05:34)How companies can make the digital transition smoother. (09:04)The role Siemens plays when it comes to intelligent manufacturing. (11:02)A real-world example of how Siemens is helping customers right now. (14:05)Connect with Dale:LinkedIn
9/24/2020

Take the Risk Out of Program Planning and Management

Season 2, Ep. 4
Everywhere you look in the news, you see examples of companies that are late and over budget. What’s causing this? Well, product complexity, on the one hand, is a common factor that makes it more difficult to manage schedule or cost. On the other hand, having all the programs managed in multiple systems can really affect productivity by the lack of transparency that it entails.So, how can all this be improved in order to increase productivity and get to market faster?Today, in our fourth podcast of the ‘Accelerating Productivity Through Digital Transformation’ series, we’ll be discussing how to improve program management by using a very real and proven digital thread: Siemens Integrated Program Planning and Execution, or IPP&E.Our special guest of the series is Dale Tutt, the Vice President of Aerospace and Defense at Siemens Digital Industries Software. He’s been involved in product development for 30 years now, and prior to joining Siemens, he was the Vice President of Engineering at The Spaceship Company. Before that, he spent 18 years at Cessna Aircraft Company and he had roles at General Dynamics Space Systems Division and Bombardier Learjet.Dale is known as the go-to guy for all things aerospace and defense, so tune in to listen to his expertise on how to better manage your programs so that you can execute them faster with less risk and accelerate your productivity by using a single interface for all your systems.In this episode, you will learn:The challenges companies face today around program management. (04:16)How to manage all the different systems inside of a program. (06:33)How Siemens’ IPP&E solution helps with program management. (08:02)The benefits of using the IPP&E solution. (09:53)Connect with Dale:LinkedIn
9/10/2020

Product Design and Engineering - Taking Engineering Agile

Season 2, Ep. 3
What if you could build and test your product before the full design is complete, and actually start to learn something about it? What if your integration was not just about managing a bunch of interfaces around suppliers but also about managing your technical risks so that you could manage your schedule better? What if you could dissolve all these silos that exist between teams and between partners and really, truly accelerate your innovation? You can do that, by rethinking your product development approach.Today, in our third podcast of the ‘Accelerating Productivity Through Digital Transformation’ series, we'll be discussing how to accelerate product design by introducing agile product development. What is agile product development? Why should you care? And how Siemens helps customers in this area? These are all questions that Dale, our go-to guy for all things aerospace and defense, will answer.Dale Tutt is the Vice President of Aerospace and Defense at Siemens Digital Industries Software. He’s been involved in product development for 30 years now, and prior to joining Siemens, he was the Vice President of Engineering at The Spaceship Company. Before that, he spent 18 years at Cessna Aircraft Company and he had roles at General Dynamics Space Systems Division and Bombardier Learjet.Tune in and listen to this episode to find out more!In this episode, you will learn:The drivers behind the need for agile product development. (04:15)What agile product development is. (07:53)The steps that agile product development entails. (09:19)A real-world example of agile product development. (12:29)How Siemens helps customers when it comes to agile product development. (13:48)The advantages of agile product development. (16:13)Connect with Dale:LinkedIn