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2024. 04. 22 -

Vice President of a major French company visits FTMC

From left: Gintaras Vilda, Arūnas Urbšys, Dr. Vladimir Popov, Daniel Pero, John Kitchingman, Dr. Rasa Pauliukaitė, Dr. Kristina Plauškaitė-Šukienė, Prof. Dr. habil. Gintaras Valušis and Dr. Saulius Tumėnas. Photo: FTMC
On 18 April, John Kitchingman, Senior Vice President for Global Customer Engagement at Dassault Systèmes, a French company, visited FTMC . He came to Lithuania to give a presentation at the "Economic Forum of the Year '24" event organised by the Lithuanian Confederation of Industrialists.
On this occasion, he was also meeting with leaders in the natural sciences, technology and industry to learn about the activities and achievements of this sector in Lithuania. During Mr. Kitchingman's visit to the FTMC, both sides presented their ongoing work and major plans and expressed their willingness to explore opportunities for cooperation.
Dassault Systèmes (or 3DS) is a multinational corporation, which develops software for 3D product design, simulation, manufacturing and other 3D related products. The company is active in the following areas: manufacturing, life sciences and healthcare, infrastructure and cities.
(IN RE Projects Development Director Arūnas Urbšys and Dassault Systèmes Vice President John Kitchingman. Photo: FTMC)
Recently, 3DS has been rapidly developing its Virtual Twin technology and services: before companies can create a product or start a process, it can be created in virtual space: for example, a robot can be 'built' virtually, its entire environment simulated, its actions modelled, and how it will 'behave' when it is manufactured, used or exposed to various disturbances.
This is a promising technology, and 3DS aims to integrate it into the medical field by preventing or better predicting how to treat various diseases.
(Photo: FTMC)
With more than 23,000 employees, 3DS ranks among the top 20 software companies in the world in terms of sales, profits, assets and market value.
John Kitchingman, Vice President of the corporation, and Daniel Pero, Nordic and Baltic Partner Sales Manager Senior Specialist, were accompanied during their visit to the FTMC by Gintaras Vilda, Director of the Manufacturing Innovation Valley, and representatives of Lithuanian software company IN RE – Dr. Vladimir Popov, Director, and Arūnas Urbšys, Projects Development Director.
Dassault Systèmes is the technological partner of the Manufacturing Innovation Valley, and the French multinational is represented by IN RE in Lithuania. They are the operator of the 3DS service, the 3D Experience Excellence Center, a Virtual Twin laboratory.
(Dr. Remigijus Juškėnas shows pictures taken with a scanning electron microscope. FTMC photo)
After an informal and hopeful conversation, the delegation visited several FTMC laboratories. Prof. habil. dr. Arūnas Ramanavičius talked about the advanced research being carried out in the Department of Nanotechnology, while Dr. habil. proc. Remigijus Juškėnas, representative of the Department of Characterisation of Materials Structure, presented the powerful scientific equipment - a scanning electron microscope and an X-ray diffractometer.
FTMC and Manufacturing Innovation Valley information
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