Models That Last a Lifetime by Stephen Burton, Gulfstream Aerospace

Stephen Burton of Gulfstream Aerospace will present at the 2017 3D Collaboration & Interoperability Congress. 3D CIC and the Quality Information Framework Symposium will be held in Golden, Colorado on October 3-5, 2017.


Models That Last a Lifetime

Since Gulfstream started using Model-Based Definition (MBD) in 2003, the software environments and hardware platforms that create and re-use the digital data keep evolving. Considering that aircraft have a lifecycle of 50 to 75 years, Gulfstream needed to address the long-term maintenance of its digital products for all key stakeholders. This session describes why and how Gulfstream developed processes to ensure data integrity extends for decades across multiple design phases, engineering updates, software releases, data formats, and hardware platforms.


Stephen Burton
PLM Configuration Specialist
Gulfstream Aerospace
Stephen Burton has over 30 years CAx experience in mechanical and systems design in bulk transport, process plant, shipbuilding, and aerospace applications. As a Systems Configuration Specialist in Gulfstream‘s Corporate PLM department, he supports the 3D MBD process tools used for aircraft distributive systems design. During the past five years, Stephen has participated in the development of the automated process used by CPLM to validate 3D MBD parts, invoked for planned enhancements to Gulfstream’s design tool environment.
Stephen resides with his wife, Karen, in Beaufort, South Carolina, where they enjoy kayaking, hiking, and travel. 

3D CIC + QIF Symposium

The 3D Collaboration & Interoperability Congress featuring the Quality Information Symposium focuses on 3D CAD collaboration and interoperability for the entire product lifecycle. With the 2017 theme of UNITE: Engineering & Shop Floor Collaboration, real users share their experiences with turning design concepts into manufacturing product reality using 3D models. The joint 3D CIC and QIF Symposium event will be held October 3-5, 2017 at the American Mountaineering Center in Golden, Colorado. Find out more and register for 3D CIC + QIF Symposium at

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