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Now that’s PUMPING! T he local sub sidiary of an in ter- factured in a single country, followed national pump manufacturing by costly over seas shipping,” Ms company has adopted Team- Wong said. center En gineering to make a rad ical Immediate gains have been the abil- overnight change to its op erating ity to share in tellectual prop erty from structure. its engineering departments around Whereas its en gi neers pre vi ously the world, elimination of expensive passed traditional paper drawings and prototype development and testing, microfilms around the world, now they faster prod uct to mar ket cy cles, a simply dial into the system in real time huge re duction in heavy freight costs, and work together as if they were in and a com pletely standardised doc u- the same room. ment man age ment sys tem world wide. The high light of the move is that “Essentially, the Sydney office is Weir Warman’s Sydney branch is the trial site from where we scan all driving the global implementation of our engineers’ drawings and CAD Teamcenter En gineer ing (US, Chile, material, and put them into the UK, and South Africa) and has seen Teamcenter Engineering system,” Ms rapid success. Wong said. “As part of a five-stage now aligns the US, UK and Austra- Ms Takyu Wong, man ager of en gi- plan, under high security fire walls we lia. Next in line will be our base in neering sys tems at Weir Warman Ltd share intellectual property through a South Africa.” Australia's pump technology centre, single two-way lo cal area net work Weir Warman Australia operates a says adopting Teamcenter Engineer- (LAN) and allow access only to nom- factory em bodying a rubber shop, ma - ing has been a ma jor part of the com - inated employees of Weir Warman en- chine shop, pump testing sec tion, as - pany’s strat egy to man age its doc u- gineering departments.” sembly line, and a material sci ence ments and en gi neer ing ex per tise so Results so far have shown the com- laboratory where it mixes its own com - that now all data can be shared with pany can immensely speed up design positions to give lon ger wear char ac- all branches world wide. and drawings, and Teamcenter can teristics in its pumps. Its main busi- “The whole idea is to be better match the de sign with ap propriate ness is spare parts for pump retro fits. placed for a global system so our man - tooling, raw materials and manufac- Weir Warman Group plc has sev eral ufacturing can be localised according turing processes. divisions: Minerals, Clear Liquid, to regional demand, rather than the “In December we joined our Chile Projects Engineering, Valves & Con- norm which sees it designed or man u- subsidiary onto the net work, which trols, Services, and Techna.5 P roduct Lifecycle Man agement (PLM) is the fi nal mani festation of a number of technologies (including CAD/CAM/CAE, Product Data Man age ment & visualisation) that, used collaboratively, can make a significant impact on a company’s success. PLM delivers! While undoubted cost-sav ings and pro ductiv ity improve- all forms of product information and for leveraging and ments have been achieved in the past with discrete compo- building on a company’s intellectual capital. As many in dus- nents of the technology, PLM is now de livering large and try an alysts note, PLM is ultimately a strategy for delivering real ben efits to or ganisations, not only in saving costs, but, continuous innovation – one of today’s key business driv ers. more importantly, in helping them become more competi- Several companies not associated with discrete manufac- tive and in crease ‘top-line’ rev enues. turing are now im plementing PLM suc cessfully, in such in - PLM has traditionally dustries as consumer packaged goods, fashion and ap- been asso ciated with David Willison, parel, pro cess-based manufacturing and utilities. the discrete manufac- man aging It is our experience that Australian and New Zealand turing world – ie, auto- director, plm organisations are also bene fiting from this global motive, aerospace, in- trend, and plm has helped many of its customers reap dustrial machinery and these benefits through the successful implementation high technology manu - of PLM. Our successful and continu ing implementa- fac turing compa nies – tion of the Con figuration Management Tool for the but there is growing Royal Australian Navy shows PLM’s ability to deliver awareness that PLM is benefits in one non-traditional area, and a num ber of an important business other organisations in Australia and New Zealand are strategy for manag ing show ing interest in the technology.5 plm news 1 Unigraphics NX CAM FASTER & FINER Em ploying high-speed machines for hard milling M achining molds and dies At a typ ical 10 percent depth of made of high alloy tool cut and 10 percent stepover with a steels with hardness up ball end mill, you could be cutting to 58-60HRc has al ways been a twice the intended amount of mate- challenge, especially when rial in sharp corners and about 10 the part is made up of deep times the intended amount when tech nical cavities and fine de tails. the tool is fully em bedded in a slot - view Tra di tionally, such cavi ties ting cut. This increases the an gle of have been identified for engagement between the tool and EDM, a time-consuming la- stock ma terial, which causes vibra- with bour-intensive process. tion and premature tool failure. Paul Hartrick, Highly accurate, high-speed ma chines with spindle Unigraphics CAM offers specific roughing features senior MDA speeds up to 30,000rpm and faster, in conjunction such as corner rounding, corner slow-down and tro- consultant, plm with stronger cut ting tools, are changing the machin- choid al milling patterns. The automatic engage and ing process. retract moves in Unigraphics CAM en sure that the tool Mold makers are starting to directly cut pre-hard- never plunges into hard material and that it transi- ened blanks in a sin gle setup using these ma chine tions into cuts smoothly. tools. The elimination of EDM core machining and Even after careful roughing, there is bound to be ar- hand finishing means a significant reduction in lead eas which are not ready for finishing yet. While we time and increase in mold quality. strive to leave a uni form amount of material after The process of high-speed machining has evolved roughing operations, most molds and dies require since it was con ceived in 1924 by Dr Carl Salomon. some form of rest milling to clean up ar eas that were But simply in creasing the spindle speed and feed, not completely roughed. and decreasing the chip thickness significantly, do Unigraphics CAM pro vides both generic and dedi- not consti tute high-speed machining. cated rest-milling operations. NX2 includes two new To reap the ben efits requires optimising the metal op er a tions for rest mill ing and fin ishing cor ners. removal rate throughout the toolpath while en suring These Z-level op erations give better con trol over the that the tool never ever cuts more than what is in - vertical en gagement an gle be tween the tool and the tended. This is even more important when small tools stock material than conventional flow cut oper ations. are used to cut fine details in hard materials. NX2 also comes with a highly ac curate and fast level Your CAM software plays a based in pro cess workpiece specifically designed for very important role in en- high-speed machining. abling you to achieve higher In finishing operations, the primary goal shifts from pro ductiv ity levels using metal removal to surface finish. Z-level profiling oper- high-speed machines. The ations with ball end mills are increasingly used for fi- follow ing paragraphs explain nal finishing since they of fer better control over tool some of the crit ical el ements engagement and sur face finish. of programming for HSM and However these op erations do not fin ish the part as the fea tures in Unigraphics well near shallow surfaces. NX2 of fers a new CAM that let you master these on-part-offset fin ishing pattern that follows the cavity techniques. boundary and produces a superior finish throughout The initial roughing of the the cavity. cavity in hard milling is vital. Look for continued high-speed machining improve- The goal here is to use the ments such as new roughing patterns specifically de- biggest tool, leave a uni form signed for HSM, Z-level operations with shallow ma - amount of material and re- chining support and improved HSM templates in fu- duce overall roughing time. ture re leases of Unigraphics CAM. For successful high-speed Ultimately the good news for the Aus tralian roughing, the toolpath must: mold-making community, who have been losing busi- • Optimise the rate of metal removal ness to Asian competitors with lower labour costs and shorter led times, is that the cost, quality and • Never cut more than what you in tend to lead time are no lon ger a function of la bour cost. Instead, cost, qual ity and lead time is dependent on • Avoid sud den loads on the tool. the lat est HSM technology, both hardware and soft- ware, and the abil ity to use them intelligently. 5 plm news 2 special report: All about TEAMCENTER I magine for a moment that you are seek ing refreshment dur ing the latest one-day cricket international. Gilchrist is warming up; you are queuing for a beer. As you wait you hear a noise, and see something out of the corner of your eye. Be fore you even realise what is going on, you duck just in time as the hard round piece of leather just misses your head. Have you ever stopped to think about what the hu- man body does – all the processing that has to go on – in order for you to duck just in time so that the ball misses you instead of ruining your day? First, you have to see the ball com ing. The in put co - mes in through your eyes, and then goes right to the TEAMCENTER ENTERPRISE: brain. The brain, sensing danger, sends a series of messages through your spinal cord to the legs, feet, arms, hands and other parts of the body so that all the mus cles work in uni son to ‘duck’. The complexity of this simple thing we take for granted is enormous, yet our bodies do things like this all the time. Your enterprise is also a complicated machine – PLM and by Barry Tregidgo, general manager, enterprise solutions, plm similar to the human body – comprised of several dif- ferent parts, or organisations, each with very dis tinct responsibilities and all working to achieve a common objective. The thing is that if your com pany is like most, these organisations don’t really work together. the body While they try to work together, in the end they are the rest of the organisation. It provides the backbone very au tonomous, each working in the way they think that connects all of the major parts of the organisa- best to achieve their version of the desired out come. tion together – from product planning and develop- What if your en terprise could function as ef ficientlyment, through manufacturing to in-ser vices support, and precisely as the hu man body? Imagine if your so that your company works as one collaborative organisation could react as quickly to changes unit, not separate pieces. thrown at it as you do to that cricket ball coming to - This is what Teamcenter delivers... a fully in tegrated wards your head. Or better yet, so that the company set of solutions to manage the product lifecycle that behaved like one coordinated entity, not like many. enables the extended enterprises to capture, manage, Wouldn’t this give your company an opportunity to access, integrate, and leverage diverse types of prod- define and design your products in less time? When uct infor mation in a Web-native environment. your organisation has the ability to learn, then the les- This includes product requirements, pro ject data, sons you learn each time you do some thing can be engineer ing design data, parts/doc uments, and prod- taken into consideration the next time. uct configurations. Teamcenter provides visualisation When you are get ting things done faster – us ing and collabora tion solutions that enterprises can use your accumulated knowledge – you have an opportu- to create CAD-neutral, PDM-neutral environments nity to be first to market with your new products. with virtual rooms for real-time conferences. You’re also able to work on reducing the cost of These so lutions include virtual prototyping, 2D/3D goods you sell. Be cause now you can reuse things visualisation, and sophisti cated capabili ties for prod- you’ve used before, including parts. And if you can re - uct as sembly analysis that enable take-to market use parts, then you don’t have to waste engineering teams to test new product con cepts and detect/re- resources cre ating a new one for no rea son. solve design issues early in the de velopment process. The Teamcenter suite con sists of: Plan production orders • Teamcenter Community And because all parts of your organisation are work - • Teamcenter Requirements ing together, manufacturing will be able to better plan • Teamcenter Aero space and De fense Solution production orders be cause they’ll know what en gi- • Teamcenter Automotive Supplier This way to neering changes are coming, and when. • Teamcenter Engi neering Teamcenter Suppliers are part of your organisation too. And if • Teamcenter Enterprise they were included, you’d be able to re duce a lot of • Teamcenter High-tech Electronics Solution Engineering the time and cost associated with them as well. If • Teamcenter Manufacturing and sup pliers have the right infor ma tion all of the time, • Teamcenter Integra tor then they won’t make mistakes because of an out-of- • Teamcenter Project Teamcenter date drawing, or a change order they did n’t get. • Teamcenter Visualiza tion Project Product Lifecycle Man agement (PLM) lets your • Vis Con cept, a Teamcenter product company per form as efficiently as the human body. It • Vis Mockup, a Teamcenter product >> serves as the one place where the organisation can • Vis View, a Teamcenter product store its col lective knowledge and re use it throughout • E-factory5 plm news 3 special report: All about TEAMCENTER Engineer with were computer terminals that did not Teamcenter En gi neer ing is Foundation ca pabilities: have monitors, but in stead just had print- sim ply a col lab o ra tion F oundation provides the core set of ers that printed out in formation. When capabili ties for engi neer ing monitors were added (or CRTs), it gave a soft ware so lu tion that collabora tion, enabling engineer ing whole new perspective to viewing the in- en ables prod uct teams to manage, search, and share formation. That is similar to what happens en gi neer ing teams to product information when you add the Visualization option – Its core capabilities in clude: the vi sual experience adds a lot of in for- stream line the • Vaulting & Version Management. ma tion to the existing product infor ma - de vel op ment pro cesses This en ables the team to save their prod- tion, far more than just text and lists of uct information in a common secure re- files. Key op tions of the base Visualization from concept through pository, so only team members with per- system include: design, and into the early mission can access the data. This also provides the ability to control which infor- • 2D Visual ization The ability to view drawings from indus- man u factur ing plan ning mation team mem bers can see. When try-leading drafting solutions, as well as stages, enabling them changes are made to product information, standard of fice documents like PDFs and it manages the new versions of data, and leading word process ing documents. deliver prod ucts to market faster with reduced cost. notifies team members that changes have been made, and allows them to up date to • 3D Visual ization This provides us ers with the ability to the latest infor mation. see product parts, as semblies, draw ings, by Karl Smith, customer and implementation manager, plm • Web infra structure This provides the server and Web cli - or any design, engineering, or manufactur- ing infor mation, independently of the CAD ents that en able every team member to system that authored the data. This en - access infor mation from wherever they ables team members who cannot run a are, as long as they have Web ac cess. CAD sys tem to see the product as it pro- Ad ditional options include: gresses through development. • CAD manage ment Formerly known as the Xpress Server, • Markup Standard drawing and text tools en able this provides the ability manage Uni- users to add comments and red lines to graphics NX CAD parts and assemblies. com mu nicate product issues. CAD management is done from within the Unigraphics cli ent – there is no sep a- • Measurement & clear ance These enable us ers to evaluate product rate User In terface. packaging by checking for appropriate • Product management clear ance and inter ference condi tions. Formerly known as e-Server, this adds the Teamcenter En gineering Rich Client • Digi tal mockup Advanced digital mockup tools enable (formerly known as the Portal), the foun- custom ers to evaluate and simulate the dation for managing things other than just mechanical motion, and function of CAD data. This option also enables basic products. Fly-thru enables design teams to workflow to the CAD management. realistically evaluate products in a virtual • Basic workflow This provides users with the ability to environment. Approve/Reject changes to parts/docs, Engineering Process and the ability to in sert comments. Management • Portal client op tions This adds the ability to provide user- Engineer ing Process Management ex- tends product knowledge be yond just based access to product infor mation with CAD data management by supporting the differ ent levels cor responding to the type management of other types of product in - of user. These options give flexibility to for ma tion like office documents, and the customer in how they deploy the so- change management pro cesses. lution, and pricing. Typically, most mem- To do this, it enables you to de fine and bers of the development team only need manage workflow processes that route in- to see the product in formation, while formation to team members for their re- fewer users actually need to par ticipate view, and or approval. This eliminates pa- in review process, or author information. per approval pro cesses where items typi- cally sit on a team member’s desk waiting Visu alization capabilities for ap proval. Visualization en ables all product team This helps execute the process and re - members to see the virtual product as it duce the overall cy cle time. En gineering evolves through the product life cy cle Process Management ensures all the right without having to understand how to use team members have the right information, CAD tools. at the right time so they can make better It is analogous to the days when there decisions. plm news 4 excellence while still experience the same com mon Multi-CAD in te gra tion easy to use experience. This en ables your Multi-CAD integration allows you to inte- design and manufactur ing suppli ers to di- grate your CAD system, as well as ac cess, rectly access the latest de signs and infor- manage, view, and share CAD information mation immediately without having to from suppliers who might use different send files on tapes or through e-mails in CAD sys tems than your team’s. an un-secure fashion. It man ages the na tive CAD file, and gen- erates a visualisation file automatically. • Multi-Site Client This en ables the rich client to access in- This file is sort of like a 3D thumbnail, for ma tion from any where. which can be viewed by the entire en ter- prise without having to run the na tive CAD • Multi-Site Server This en ables the server to dis tribute in - system. Both the na tive and the vi sualiza- for mation anywhere. tion file (JT for mat) are automatically re- lated, and stored in product structure. Repeat able digi tal These files are versioned and controlled. validation The visualisation files, although simplified Teamcenter Engineer ing enables re- (also know as a tessellated file), can be peat able dig i tal val i da tion (RDV) for cus- used for measuring, cross sectioning, tomers of Unigraphics and Teamcenter clear ance detection, animation, inter fer - Visualization. This elimi nates the solution ence check ing, and for study ing other islands between data management, digi- packag ing issues. tal mockup and CAD by providing a seam- The neutral visualisation file makes it less environment between Teamcenter easy to assemble products which are de- En gineering, Vi sualiza tion and Uni- signed in different CAD sys tems. This is graphics Total Product Engi neering. sometimes referred to as digital mockup. Designers can quickly find the appropri- Available integra tions: The Teamcenter ate product context, configura tion, or Engineering CAD integrations are dynamic variant, and then use that Multi-CAD prod- in both func tionality and supported uct con text di rectly in Unigraphics to de- platforms/versions/interfaces so refer to sign and make changes in the appropri- the current datasheets for the latest ate right con text. specifications. This en ables de signers to make • AutoCAD; Pro/ENGI NEER; CATIA; SolidWorks; Solid Edge; Unigraphics; changes di rectly in a the digital mockup type environment to streamline design Mentor Graphics; Manufacturing BOM through packag ing processes. Im port/Export; AutoCAD/FactoryCAD Users are able to navigate quickly and Integra tion; DesignSpace Dataset Im- easily to areas and points of interest plementa tion; HyperView Player Inte- within an engineering environment, a gration; Hypermesh Models Assem bly part, or a large assembly, thus greatly en- Structure Implementation; I-DEAS. hanc ing pro duc tiv ity. Also, searches can be con ducted us ing filters against spatial Multi-site collaboration information, and then saved for easy fu - Teamcenter En gineering is the only ture re-use. proven multi-site collaboration solu tion For example, once a given context is that is designed spe cifically to sup port the set, you can retrieve it for easy access scalability needed for distributed engi- from the bill of ma terials of a large as- neering teams. Teamcenter Engi neering sembly, to any desired lo cation in the dig- provides all team mem bers se cure access ital mockup. to any information and services through fire walls. MS Office integration Teamcenter Engineer ing was designed This en ables access to Teamcenter En - from the ground up to leverage the gineering directly from MS Office applica- Internet for col laboration and is built on a tions, currently Word, Excel and distributed collabora tion archi tecture. PowerPoint. What this means is that your product Teamcenter Auto motive teams can be located anywhere globally, either in side and out side the company Edi tion firewall. Teamcenter En gineering has been a big And lastly, Teamcenter Engineering pro- success story at GM with its de ployment vides a uni fied rich Web environment so worldwide. As a part of Teamcenter Engi- that users can access product infor mation neering V9, it was de cided to make a ge- from their own machine, or from another neric product suite, out of the box, to machine us ing a stan dard Web browser serve the automotive industry.5 plm news 5 special report: All about TEAMCENTER Project – The best kept secret of the Teamcenter portfolio W by Herman hen your or gani sa tion Vandermerwe, man ages mul ti ple senior PLM projects, how easy is it consultant, for you to view a consolidated plm picture of cur rent progress across all projects? Do you wish there was a way of Capture and exchange managing all the unstructured team-related infor mation, data that you keep about a pro- ideas, documents, Web ject in a formal structured en vi- links, and notes, all in real ron ment, mini mis ing mis takes, du pli ca tion of work time, including tools for collabo ra tive scheduling, and maximising the reuse of your organisation’s intel- threaded group discussions, and shared notebooks. lectual capi tal? If so, take a look at Teamcenter Project. With the re - • Pro ject manage ment For cost management, distributed task man age- lease of Version 3.2, this mod ule of Teamcenter has ment across mul tiple schedules, and re source man - undergone significant enhancements. Teamcenter agement, including tools for as signing and tracking Project is an ideal way for or ganisations to start using tasks, associating bill rates with resources/skill sets, workflow and document management procedures, viewing work breakdown structure, actual and ac - centred on a project-based environment. crued costs, Gantt charts, and completing and Teamcenter Project provides a compre hensive solu- approving timecards. tion for product and project team collaboration over corporate intranets, extranets, and the Internet. • Document management For power ful docu ment han dling including linking to other applica tions, document sharing with revision Real-time interaction control and check-in/check-out, full revision history, Project includes a suite of capabili ties for managing document-level security, and discussion link features. a wide range of business projects, allowing organisations to more closely interact with their cus- • Executive views and reports For getting up dates on the sta tus of all teams, with NEXT tomers, suppliers, and other trading partners. Project event-based notifi cations to warn managers of ISSUE: enables real-time interaction among groups from dis- emerging trouble-spots, in cluding tools such as exec- tributed lo cations on spe cific business objectives and utive summaries, cross-project roll up, and More about critical deadlines. customised management reporting. Teamcenter modules Teamcenter Project provides the following key ar- eas of functionality and asso ciated tools: • Web functionality For ease of use and administration, supporting open • Business collab o ration SQL databases, SSL, LDAP, and role-based security.5 plm news 6 Solid Edge SOLID V15 innovation S olid Edge has long focused on providing Integrated into designers with in creased in sight to solve the V15 is D-Cubed’s different design challenges unique to their power ful AEM (As- industries. With the release of version 15, Solid Edge sembly Engi neering expands on its proven ‘best in class’ functionality with Manager) appli ca- new innovations and enhancements. tion for realis tic V15 builds on Solid Edge’s usability with process- motion simu lation. specific features that streamline and automate com- With this new tech - mon design elements. Designers can already create nol ogy, us ers can features such as Web networks, lips and grooves with simply drag parts in a single command, and V15 adds two new ‘super fea- the assembly envi - tures’ – vent and mount ing boss. These are tra dition- ronment and observe the re alistic movement of other ally dif fi cult to model, of ten re quir ing mul ti ple dif fer- parts in the assembly as a re sult of contact be tween ent fea tures to get the de sired re sult, but with Solid the parts. Accurate systems simulations require no Edge V15, they can be cre ated with a single command. special preparation by the end user, and you do not Several en hancements have been made to the pro - have to be mech anism simulation experts to re pro- truded features (protrusion, cutout, revolved pro tru- duce ‘real world’ simulations. sion, re volved cut out, extruded surface, re volved sur- In V15, sub-assemblies can be defined as ad justable, face). The de signer can now apply treatment options al lowing multi ple forms of a single sub-assem bly to like draft and crown at the time of cre ating the feature. take on differ ent posi tions. These adjustable assem- Also, the ability to create these features with non- blies are even more powerful when used in conjunc- sym metric ex tents, by spec i fy ing dif fer- tion with the D-Cubed AEM tools, giving de signers ent extend values from the ‘cen tral’ critical insight into the function of a prod- profile, has been added in V15. uct and how components interact. As a much requested en - Designers can create asso ciative product hancement, users can pat tern included geometry directly from report along a 2D or 3D curve. Con- peer edges, without us ing trol is provided for the orien- inter-part copies. The capa- tation of each instance in the bility to use inter-part copy still by Brendon van Ras, pattern. The same pattern op - exists, and gives users more applications tions as standard rectangular pat- flex i bil ity for driv ing as so cia- specialist, plm terns (fit, fill, fixed) are available, tive ge om e try from faces and us ers simply en ter the num ber of and other topology. occurrences, dis tance (on curve) be - Another much re quested tween, or a com bination. enhancement in V15 allows V15 adds the ability to split a face us ing edges shaded model images to be (curve or sketches) on a surface – valuable for displayed in drawing views. downstream apps such as FEA sys tems, where a The shaded view style is de rived specific load must be applied to a defined area. It from the model and includes any can be just as useful for simply applying an image to a textures and lighting options, which portion of a face. can be toggled on or off via the draft view Profile (sketch) el ements can now have colours as - properties di alogue. Shaded views can also be created signed to display their degrees of freedom. This gives in greyscale – very useful for technical publications. better feed back by high lighting fully defined, under- V15 lifts the re striction on using only a circle to de - defined, over-defined and inconsistent constraints. fine a detail en velope. Us ers now have the ability to Solid Edge V15 delivers new functionality for mold use any user-defined shape as the detail en velope. designers. The new draft face analysis allows the user Using the new ‘SEAdmin’ tool, administrators can to graphically inspect a model for manufacturability in globally set policies, which apply to every Solid Edge terms of mold ejection. Us ers can quickly iden tify the user, without having to make changes on every ma - status of each face on the model, show ing positive, chine where Solid Edge is loaded. The administrator negative, small angle, verti cal and crossover faces. can set multiple standards, de pending on end user re - Parting edge cre ation gives us ers the ability to auto- quirements, for example, one user profile for design- matically generate parting edges on molded parts. ers and an other for manufacturing personnel. Part ing sur face cre ation adds sur faces ra di ally from These are just some of the exciting new fea tures and parting edges. These ra diated surfaces can then be enhancements in cluded in Solid Edge V15. For more used in boolean op erations to quickly and easily cre- infor mation, please contact your nearest plm office or ate core and cavities molds. visit our Web site – www.plma.com.au5 plm news 7 John Larisa Cameron Cherrie Beatrice Mick news plm Product Lifecycle Management (Australasia) Kristy-Lee Lloyd Bianca Garry Karl Pty Ltd www.plma.com.au Melbourne office A t plm, we’ve added several new staff members to keep pace with our rapidly Our team grows! 1186 Toorak Road growing customer base. Let us Hartwell, VIC, 3124 introduce them . . . worked with the Mel bourne Thea - the RMIT in Victoria with first-class Ph: +61 3 9835 5400 tre Company and Crawford Pro- honours in mechani cal engineer - Fax: +61 3 9835 5499 John Belsham, who has a back- ductions. Later she gained a Bach- ing and joined plm in De cember ground in me chanical CAD and elor of Education from Deakin Uni- last year as a ju nior CAD/CAE engi- PDD, hails from the UK and has versity in Mel bourne and worked neer and support desk consultant. Sydney office been in Aus tralia for three years. as a secondary school teacher. She enjoys travelling and socialis- Suite 2, Level 6, He and wife Lesley have a daugh- Mick Diver joined plm in No- ing with her friends. 815 Pacific Highway ter, Victoria, and are expecting an vember 2003 to manage Team- Garry Russell has 23 years’ expe- Chatswood, NSW, 2067 addition to the family in the near center implementations. With rience in the Aus tralian Defence Ph: +61 2 9410 4700 future. John plays golf and en joys more than 25 years’ experience in Organisation, 22 of which were Fax: +61 2 9411 8055 “dabbling” on the gui tar. IT services, Mick has consulted spent with the Royal Australian Larisa Blushinskaya joined plm and managed project imple menta- Navy work ing in ship maintenance last September as a PLM imple- tions in the UK and Aus tralia in and operation, with a wide variety Adelaide of fice: mentation engineer, working on gov ernment, defence, banking, in- of technical, super visory and man- Level 9, the RAN project. Larissa, her hus - surance, telecom munica tions, TV agement po sitions. Over the last 108 North Terrace band and son, 7, like nothing and aerospace sec tors. five years he has worked in infor- Adelaide, SA, 5000 better than to get away camping In Australia, he has worked for mation management, cover ing the Ph: +61 8 8464 1207 for the weekend. Logica, Intergraph, Object Ori- implementa tion, continual im- Fax: +61 8 8464 2140 Cameron Bower, who has a de- ented, Objectif Telecom munica- provement and man agement of an gree in mechanical engineer ing, tions and Software Project Assist. integrated business. joined the plm support team in He en joys guitar and reading, and Most re cently he was the RAN Customer Response September and has four years’ ex- says he spends his weekends as a project manager for the imple- Centre: perience with CAD and PDM. He is taxi driver for his three daughters. mentation of the Teamcenter Aero - Australia: something of a thrill-seeker, enjoy- Kristy-Lee Laidlaw joined plm in space and De fence So lution as the 1800 659 758 ing dirt-bike riding and cross-coun- November as an office administra- RAN Configuration Management New Zealand: try skiing in his spare time. tor and is un dertaking a Bach elor Tool. 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