Bob Yancey

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Bob has degrees from MIT, Virginia Tech, and University of Dayton with a focus on Aerospace Composites. His current role is to define the strategic direction of Altair to meet the growing and changing needs of the Additive Manufacturing market including laminated composites. He is an Affiliate Professor at the University of Washington where he teaches on the topic of Additive Manufacturing for Aerospace Applications. He is a frequent speaker at international conferences and webinars, and a frequent author of technical papers, articles, and trade publications.

Thought Leader Thursday: Are CAE and FEA the Same?

In the engineering field, the terms Computer-Aided Engineering (CAE) and Finite Element Analysis (FEA) are often used interchangeably. Market reports on the CAE space generally profile the companies that provide FEA software to the industry. This can include computational fluid … Read More

The Rise of Composites Across Industries

Imagine you are a passenger on a long flight flying from New York to Paris. Traditional flights in airplanes with low cabin pressure often leave passengers fatigued and uncomfortable due to very dry air. However, with the use of composite … Read More

Composites Momentum

I’ve been involved in several composites events in the past month and there is a lot of momentum building for composites. First off was the CAMX show in Orlando which was a joint conference between SAMPE and ACMA. I presented … Read More

The 3D Printing Wave

There has been a lot of buzz around 3D printing lately.  Actually, I got involved in this industry in the early days when it was called rapid prototyping and stereolithography was the only technique.  It is great to see the … Read More