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5/1/2017 | 2 MINUTE READ

Airbus, Dassault Systèmes open new sites at Wichita State

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As WSU Innovation Campus partners, Airbus Engineering and Dassault Systèmes have access to campus support infrastructure.

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It was a busy day for Wichita State as the university held grand opening events for Airbus and Dassault Systèmes sites on Thursday, April 27, commemorating the official residency of the global corporations on Wichita State’s Innovation Campus development. Situated on 120 acres, Wichita State University's Innovation Campus is an interconnected community of partnership buildings where organizations establish operations and can use the university's resources.

As WSU Innovation Campus partners, Airbus Engineering and Dassault Systèmes have access to campus support infrastructure, including research labs, meeting facilities, education/training opportunities and boundless collaboration with faculty, staff, students and business entities on campus.

Airbus’ two-story, 90,000-square-foot building houses 300 employees working on all Airbus commercial aircraft products, including significant design work on the next-generation A350 XWB.

Airbus also collaborates with Wichita State to take full advantage of the university's applied learning model, which engages students in real-world engineering projects, helps develop critical engineering skills, and provides students with experience, while also boosting Airbus' competitiveness.

“Wichita’s talent pool of aerospace and aviation experts is among the richest in the world,” says John O’Leary, vice president of Airbus Americas Engineering. “The aviation expertise here is recognized within Airbus and around the world. The Innovation Campus is only going to help Wichita’s expertise grow.”

Dassault Systèmes, the 3DEXPERIENCE co., a provider in 3D design software, 3D digital mock up and product lifecycle management (PLM) solutions, will engage the technology and staff in the new 3DEXPERIENCE Center to advance the use of new technologies such as additive manufacturing.

The 3DEXPERIENCE Center, a unique partnership between Wichita State’s National Institute for Aviation Research (NIAR) and Dassault Systèmes, first announced in 2015, brings together students, researchers and industry, using the Dassault Systèmes 3DEXPERIENCE platform and industry solution experiences to enable 3D advanced product development, virtual simulation, and next generation manufacturing.

“Our partnership with Wichita State University is a model for how public institutions and businesses can work together for the advancement of new technologies,” says Michel Tellier, vice president, aerospace and defense industry, Dassault Systèmes. “Our new 3DEXPERIENCE Center is going to help businesses solve today’s problems while training the workforce of tomorrow. The advanced manufacturing techniques, new materials research and 3D simulation innovations that are unveiled in this new facility will have an immediate impact on the aerospace industry, and will also be applicable to countless other industries across the world.”

The 3DEXPERIENCE Center is devoted to accelerating virtual product development, manufacturing and technology innovation with both aviation and non-aviation companies on projects large or small – whether developing manufacturing or product development strategies, implementing new technology or solving a specific challenge.

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