Watch and download the presentation, “An Update on Branch Technology’s Progress Utilizing Structured Grids Created with Pointwise,” given by Bruce Hilbert, Branch Technology at the Pointwise User Group Meeting. This presentation explains how using Pointwise enables Branch Technology to increase reliability while decreasing the time to generate printer instructions from weeks to hours.
Bruce is currently the lead computational researcher at Branch Technology, Inc., a Chattanooga, TN based startup that has developed the largest freeform 3D printer in the world. He earned his Ph.D. in Computational Engineering from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga under the tutelage of Pointwise’s own Dr. Steve Karman. Bruce was previously a research associate at the UT Chattanooga SimCenter and was the primary grid generator there for almost six years, working on traditional aircraft, turbomachinery, watercraft, fuel cells, waveguides and other projects. His Ph.D. research was in the field of tetrahedral meshing and he is currently researching grid sequencing for Branch’s 3D printing process.