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We’re excited for what the future holds!

This summer spent at VMH International has certainly been a successful one. As it draws to a close with my last day being today, I thought I would take the time to give a review of my experiences here at VMH this summer. I had the opportunity to work with several companies and technologies during my time here. Not only did I get to learn NX software, I also got experience working with Teamcenter, Solid Edge, and Keyshot. I was also able to use the Cube 3D printer, which is a brand I have not worked with previously. I worked with a variety of companies representing multiple industries. Those companies include Bull Moose Tube Company, Watlow, and Jet Aviation. Being on the Dream Team has significantly helped assure me that engineering is right for me, and has even helped me to confirm my interest in aerospace and defense engineering. (Being able to see planes land at the nearby airport is an additional plus). I was also able to work with customers firsthand to help solve problems they encountered with NX by doing support calls.

But the internship was not just all work, there was some play involved! The company is a generally fun environment to work in. Throughout the summer I was able to go to a Cardinal’s game with fellow employees, go on a behind-the-scenes tour of the Saint Louis Science Center with the other interns, and have a barbeque for the company as a going away party for all of us interns.

The Dream Team has helped pave the path for me to further my knowledge on engineering as a whole and will definitely help me move on to bigger companies within the aerospace and defense industries. I’m excited for what the future holds and am glad to have been given the opportunity to be a member of the VMH International Dream Team.

-Kayla

Internship provided practical, engaging, and thought provoking challenges

Working at VMH International has given me the opportunity to observe all of the different aspects that go into an engineering company. After three years of studying mechanical engineering, I’ve really only gone over the general and obvious side of the field. However, working in the business setting opened me up to the trading, selling and finances that go into running a company. This is really only something you pick up by experiencing the business world, and I’m grateful to have had this experience.

Our Mascots

Our Mascots

Throughout the summer I was also able to apply my three years of engineering education into practical, engaging and thought provoking challenges. It was very rewarding to utilize these skills and gain new ones. Using the tools in Siemens NX software opened me up to new design and analysis interfaces. The ones I found the most interesting were the fluid flow and thermal analyses. This job was a very nice change of pace. In classes we usually just plug equations into simplified examples. However while working here I was able to use what I learned in my classes and see the practical applications with the flow and thermal tools in NX.

Karcher Rendering

Karcher Rendering

Overall I would definitely call this a rewarding experience. I went to a medical tradeshow in Chicago, learned how to operate a 3D printer, gained experience with cutting edge software (NX, Autodesk configurators and TeamCenter), as well as worked on the design, analysis, and implementation of a company’s small fluid heater and its user interface. Going into senior year at Wash. U, I am definitely glad I was able to gain great business and engineering experience at VMH. Not to mention I got to display my art talents on our state of the art “word of the day” board.

– Jake G.

From SOLIDWORKS to NX

In the one short year that I have been in college, I have gained quite a bit of experience with CAD programs, especially with SOLIDWORKS. The first time I used the program was the summer before my first year of college, and since that time I have used it within engineering classes and even on my own. NX, however, I had never used until being a member of the Dream Team.  I was kind of worried about the transition, as I thought NX would be difficult to adjust to. I was wrong on that! NX turned out to be very user friendly and fairly similar to the software I was used to. I was able to use tutorials within the software to learn new skills, and using the command finder made everything much simpler when I couldn’t find or remember a command’s name. The command finder even recognized terminology from SOLIDWORKS and was able to identify and help me locate the command within the NX interface.

 

 

 

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Being a member of the Dream Team has greatly contributed to my knowledge of engineering software overall, not just with NX! Some things I learned in NX could be applied to SOLIDWORKS, and therefore, I can say I’ve learned more SOLIDWORKS. I’m glad to have had the opportunity to learn NX and am excited to take my knowledge back with me to Youngstown!

-Kayla

NX Layout Bridges Conceptual & Product Design

A new feature in Siemens NX 10 is called “NX Layout”. NX Layout is a fully integrated 2D conceptual design solution for NX. 

It’s built on proven NX technology, and uses intelligent, reusable objects called 2D components to enhance 2D concept design.  NX Layout provides a number of dedicated tools to support 2D design and delivers industry leading 2D to 3D capabilities to accelerate the product design phase.

NX Layout

Essentially, NX Layout lets you start in the conceptual phase of product design, creating a 2D layout of the core ideas of your product. This allows you to get the basic shape and function in a quick, easy setup. After you hammer down the basics of your design, the integration between 2D and 3D allows for a quick transition to the final stages of your product design phase. This is a powerful tool that is now available to you in NX 10.

Regional User Groups are Coming Up!

Regional Users Groups (RUGs) strive to be a local source of information and education on the usage of all Siemens PLM Software products; including NX, Teamcenter, and Tecnomatix as well as a link to those who create it. RUGs typically hold several meetings per year to discuss various topics of interest to their members. RUGs offer a great opportunity to those who may not have been able to attend PLM World, as well as those who attended PLM World and would like to expand upon what they have already learned.

RUGs

Posted below is a list of all of the regions, locations, and dates of the Fall 2014 RUGs:

– Intermountain: Ogden, UT: 9/4/2014
– Arizona: Tempe, AZ: 9/9/2014
– Southwest: Houston, TX: 9/11/2014
– SoCal-Los Angeles: Cypress, CA: 9/24/2014
– SoCal-San Diego: San Diego, CA: 9/25/2014
– New York State: West Henrietta, NY: 10/7/2014
– Mid-Atlantic: Linthicum Heights, MD: 10/9/2014
– Chicago/Wisconsin: Gurnee, IL: 10/15/2014
– Midwest: Bloomington, MN: 10/17/2014
– New England: Framingham, MA: 10/21/2014
– Rocky Mountain: Louisville, CO: 10/23/2014
– St. Louis: St. Louis, MO: 10/28/2014
– Detroit: Troy, MI: 10/30/2014
– Northern California: TBD: 11/4/2014
– Southeast: Atlanta, GA: 11/6/2014
– Cincinatti: Loveland, OH: 11/11/2014
– Indiana: Indianapolis, IN: 11/13/2014

We strongly encourage all of our customers to visit their RUGs! They are a great way to stay on the cutting edge of technology, and can provide some incredibly useful tips and tricks to get the most out of your software. For more information, please contact office@plmworld.org.

NX Training for a Few Dream Team Members

This past week VMH hosted an in house, five day long training class for some of our customers. I was fortunate enough to be one of three Dream Team members to participate in this week long course. The class was similar to what all of the interns were exposed to when we all started at VMH, but this one was more in depth and included a couple more advanced topics.

Dream Team in Training

I would highly recommend this class to anyone who is relatively new to NX, or needs a touch up on the basics. Carl is an outstanding training instructor by incorporating individual help and allowing the class to be interactive, not just him reading off a PowerPoint the entire time. Overall I would rate the experience a 10 out of 10 and hope to get back into the training room again with Carl in a more advanced course. I feel as though there is still so much I can learn from him since we only scratched the surface of NX during this previous course.

– Drew

Dream Team Visits Scott Air Force Base!

These past couple of weeks have been exhilarating! One of my main responsibilities has been working with a few other Dream Team members on our Samsung project. We brainstormed, designed, and presented our initial thoughts to Samsung late last week. We took the information they gave us, combined it with some of our thoughts, and came up with a preliminary proposal as a solution for their issue. We were thrilled when Samsung fell in love with the idea. They told us that it was a solution they hadn’t considered. It’s amazing that a team of established engineers would allow us to take a fresh look at a problem they are trying to solve. It’s even more fulfilling when they decide they like your approach, and would like to hold a brainstorming session to discuss the next steps of the project. We couldn’t be happier with the scope of the project and the work we are doing with them.

 NX FEA

In addition, I have had the chance to train on both FEA and motion analysis within NX. These powerful tools will allow me to do simulations for a lot of the companies we are working for. It is a fantastic tool to add to my arsenal, and I am highly appreciative of the chance to work with it.

 Eagle and Flag

Finally, we were lucky enough to have an opportunity to visit Scott Air Force Base this week. We spoke with the U.S. Transportation Command, learned about what they do, saw some of the engineering software that they use, and toured their facilities. I was amazed that Air Mission Command looked exactly like what you would see in the movies. The phones in Air Mission Command had a big button with the American Flag and a Bald Eagle on it. We had a good time speculating whether or not that button was the direct line to the President’s office. (Unfortunately, we never found out…)

– Cameron

The Dream Team goes to PLM World!

PLM World was a fantastic learning experience. The first day, we got to see a TED-talk by Erik Wahl. He spoke about innovation in creation and design. His presentation was a lot more “artsy” than what the normal technical expert sees each day. His insight into how innovation is manifested. He also discussed how as kids we love to draw and paint, but that desire leaves us as we age. We learned about how it’s draw upon my creativity in engineering, and that some of the most out-of-the-box ideas can lead to major innovation.

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The various break-out sessions were full of information that is very relevant to the work The Dream Team is doing now. In addition, being able to converse with the hosts of the break-out sessions, networking with industry leaders, and chatting with Siemens executives proved to be a very valuable experience. I found everyone at the event to be incredibly friendly and supportive of the Dream Team program.

PLM World 2

– Trevor & Drew

Auto Industry Seeks to Become More Efficient

No matter what industry you work in, there is always room for improvement. Big or small, changes to the way that things are done can make a major impact. One area that has been positively impacted by improvement is the automotive industry. Thanks to new software that helps automotive manufactures better plan and design their manufacturing, essential parts and elements are being built more efficiently than ever before.

One of the biggest industry trends is using this software to better plan supply chains. How is this helpful? It allows manufactures to better plan their production footprint, optimize their inventory and discover areas where they can use fewer resources. Combine all of these factors together and manufacturers are now able to produce more than before.

Ford Assembly Line

What good is a tool or resource if you don’t know how to use it? Another major trend in the automotive manufacturing industry is hiring graduates that know how to use the newest design software. Engineers – especially in the automotive industry – are in high demand. The ones that have been trained on this software are going to be able to use this efficiency-improving software immediately. With new software being used by a wide range of companies, it’s essential that engineering students are exposed to a variety of software programs.

VMH International understands how the right software and products can make or break a company’s manufacturing. As a certified supplier of PLM software, we have the products and software that automotive companies and manufactures are looking for. Additionally, our Dream Team intern program allows students to gain real-world experience using the latest software. This combination makes VMH International a leader in the manufacturing and engineering industries. Want to find out more about how we can improve your manufacturing? Contact us today!