MBD from Design to Fabrication by Denise Fitzgerald

Denise Fitzgerald of MIT Lincoln Laboratory will present at the 2017 3D Collaboration and Interoperability Congress. 3D CIC and the Quality Information Framework Symposium will be held in Golden, Colorado on October 3-5, 2017.


Evolutionary Development of MBD from Design to Fabrication

The transition to MBD and a MBE is fraught with misconceptions, hope, and occasionally, success. Lincoln Laboratory chose a slow, evolutionary path towards our goals.  This enables us to develop a single aspect of MBD at a time with our fabrication group rather than overwhelming them with change.  This talk will discuss some of the successes, unexpected discoveries, and challenges faced so far in our process.


Denise Fitzgerald
Assistant Group Leader, Mechanical Engineering
MIT Lincoln Laboratory
Denise Fitzgerald co-leads MIT Lincoln Laboratory’s Mechanical Engineering group which supports the development of prototype systems critical to national security. In addition to being the Engineering Division’s center for CAD and data management, the Mechanical Engineering Group has extensive capabilities necessary for the design of undersea, ground, airborne, and space systems with expertise in the design of large structures, complex mechanisms, and high precision optical systems. Ms. Fitzgerald also leads the Laboratory’s Model-Based Enterprise efforts. Prior experience includes the design of complex, high precision equipment for the semiconductor industry. Ms. Fitzgerald holds a BS in mechanical engineering from Worcester Polytechnic Institute and an MS in Mechanical Engineering from North Carolina State University.

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 3dcic.com.

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