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North American MAGMASOFT User Group Meeting 2011 Recap

By DE Editors

Removing Roadblocks to Success was the theme for the 2011MAGMASOFT North American User Group meeting, held September 13-15, 2011 in Itasca, IL.

The meeting was deigned to help customers to not only utilize MAGMASOFT to its fullest potential, but to go beyond the engineering department and implement MAGMASOFT in their entire organization, i.e. in sales and marketing, production, and quality departments.

MAGMASOFT users addressed the group with their presentations. Greg Miskinis from Thyssen Krupp Waupaca presented “How to Get Management to Write the Big Check.” Keith Pearl from Caterpillar South Milwaukee discussed “Utilizing MAGMASOFT in the Supply Chain.” Brodie Biersner and Sairam Ravi, both from the University of Northern Iowa, presented papers on mold instrumentation and simulation of veining defects using MAGMAapi, respectively. Lastly, Charlie Monroe from Caterpillar closed out the general session with his presentation entitled “Save Money Using MAGMAfrontier.”

After completing a questionnaire regarding different roadblocks during the general session, the 120 MAGMA users in attendance were split into one of four categories: HPDC, Non-ferrous, Steel or Iron. In these groups, potential roadblocks such as set-up and analysis of simulation, calculation times, hardware (memory, speed), capability (training) of users, immediate management, upper management, workload, communication issues with customers, as well as others were discussed in a peer-to-peer group setting, with attendees as well as MAGMA staffers providing possible solutions.  

To close the two-day meeting, details of the version 5.2 and future developments were presented to the User Group.  

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Sources: Press materials received from the company and additional information gleaned from the company’s website.

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