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Launch of NAFEMS Blog

NAFEMS, the international association for the engineering analysis community, is excited to announce the launch of the NAFEMS blog!
For thirty years we have provided a focal point for the exchange of information and knowledge relating to engineering simulation. NAFEMS blog will further enhance this, truly opening the conversation on analysis and simulation.

Our regular contributors Tony Abbey and Chad Jackson have over 45 years of industry experience combined. Both will share share their insights and expereinces in their regular posts. From time to time, we'll also feature guest posts from those at the forefront of analysis and simulation. Find out more about Tony and Chad below.

Visit NAFEMS new blog at

Our Contibutors:

Tony AbbeyTony Abbey - Consultant Analyst & NAFEMS Training Manager/Tutor

Tony Abbey has over thirty years industry experience, working for BAE Systems, Rolls Royce, Airbus, Westland Helicopters, Boeing, MBDA, Goodrich and Alenia. Building on his extensive industry expertise, Tony has developed and taught a wealth of FEA based training over the last fifteen years including many of NAFEMS classroom and e-learning courses.

Read Tony's First Post - Exploding Dough and Fun with Carrots

"In my home city of Los Angeles the use of ready-made dough in tubes, for bagels and other goodies is very common. My wife uses these a lot and as an engineer I of course play with the things. They have a helical join along the tube – like a loo roll, and when twisted they shear along the join and fail. The resulting loud explosive pop is very satisfying and quite addictive – like bubble wrap. My wife has more loose dough than she needs as it is habit forming!"
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Chad Jackson

Chad Jackson - President & Pricipal Analyst of Lifcycle Insights

Chad Jackson is the President and Principal Analyst of Lifecycle Insights, a research and advisory firm that assesses the business impact of software applications and systems on engineering organizations. Chad has more than 15 years of experience with CAD, CAE, PDM, PLM and related technologies as part of the analyst community and software industry. Due to his industry knowledge and thought leadership, Chad is a sought-after expert, author and speaker that has advised, published and presented dozens of times domestically and internationally.

Read Chad's First Post - Hello NAFEMS Folks

"I 'm "I 'm looking forward to interactive discussions. By no means do I think I'm always right or that my opinion is better than others. Discussions around these issues are important to get started. And I'm happy to initiate some of them. So definitely make your voice heard, regardless your agreement or disagreement with my position.."
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Next week Tony talks CAE GUIs and Chad discusses getting the finance guys on side on NAFEMS Blog!


Event Type: News
Location: Glasgow UK
Date: February 22, 2013