CADD Edge to Spotlight ConforMIS’ Medical Designs at SolidWorks User Conference

SolidWorks® software reseller CADD Edge announced today that John Slamin, SVP of Engineering for ConforMIS, leading manufacturer of partial knee implants and orthopedic devices, will serve as their annual user event’s keynote speaker. The 2011 CADD Edge User Group & Training Event takes place Wednesday-Thursday, October 26-27, 2011, at the MGM Grand at Foxwoods in Mashantucket, CT and begins with Mr. Slamin’s address on how ConforMIS has utilized Solidworks to develop its innovative product line and bring products to market quickly.

The user group coincides with the launch of the SolidWorks 2012 product line, the newest release of the popular 3D CAD design, simulation, product data management, and documentation software. However, the conference is educational in nature, specifically geared toward the learning needs of new and experienced SolidWorks users alike - offering attendees over 35 technical training sessions from which to choose, each led by Certified SolidWorks Instructors and Technicians.

The theme of this year’s event is “Seeing Is Believing: Better, Faster Designs” and Mr. Slamin’s presentation promises to be an exemplary case-in-point. “CADD Edge has been instrumental in facilitating our rapid product development cycle,” said Slamin, adding: “We’ve been working with them since 2007 when we adopted SolidWorks as our primary CAD design software and, without their dedicated, knowledgeable training and support staff, it would have taken twice as long to get up to speed.”

CADD Edge Chief Operating Officer, Marcel Matte, commented “ConforMIS’ collection of industry awards speaks for itself and serves as testimony to the product excellence that is possible when visionary designers and engineers have the right tools to execute their ideas.” In June 2011, ConforMIS’ iTotal® Knee Replacement System was recognized as the winner of the American Technology Award in the Health & Medical technologies category. Other ConforMIS accolades include 2009 Winner of the Medical Design Excellence Award for its iUni and iDuo knee resurfacing devices.

Following the keynote address by Slamin at 9am on Wednesday, October 26th, attendees will have access to a vast array of live training breakouts covering all facets of 3D CAD design, FEA design validation, CAD/CAM, product data and product lifecycle management, 3D printing and rapid prototyping, design automation, and solids modeling – culminating in a detailed SolidWorks 2012 feature walk-through at the end of the second day. Aside from SolidWorks, other CADD Edge partners that are sponsoring and attending the conference include: Objet Geometries, HSMWorks, HP, Omnify, Tacton Systems, DriveWorks, Extensible CAD, E3.WireWorks, and SolidThinking

According to CADD Edge Technical Manager Leon Austin, “This user group offers an unmatched opportunity for SolidWorks users to receive detailed instruction from experienced, certified professionals on tackling such a wide range of engineering and design challenges. In fact,” Austin added, “I'm not aware of any other SolidWorks events in the Northeast that will offer the breadth or depth of topics we plan to cover.”

Online registration for the user conference as well as a complete agenda and schedule of training sessions are available at:

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