February 23, 2017

Design for Manufacture Workshop - Friday 3rd March 2017

This event is being organised mainly for Industries to refresh on the various Design aspects associated with Manufacturing.   Minister John Halligan (Minister for Training and Skills) will be addressing the delegates at 10.10 a.m.   A Town Hall type meeting to discuss Training and Skills requirements for Manufacturing Industries in the current climate is also scheduled.

 Local and regional industries are invited.

If you are interested in attending this event please contact Vivienne Evans directly  through email

 The Agenda for the event is as follows:

8.30 – 9.00 a.m.

Registration and Coffee

9.00 – 9.10 a.m

Welcome Address: Prof. Willie Donnelly, President, Waterford Institute of Technology (WIT)  

9.10 - 9.20 a.m.

Brief overview of how SEAM assists Manufacturing Industries in Ireland

Dr. Ramesh Raghavendra, SEAM Centre Director & Technology Gateway Manager, WIT.  


Session 1: Design Thinking Presentations

9.20-9.45 a.m

Design for 3D printing – Mr. Eoghan O’Donoghue, SEAM Technology Leader (FA/FEA)

9.45-10.10 a.m

The Five Rings of Lean-Designing for Market

Dr. Richard Keegan –Manager, Competitiveness Department,  Enterprise Ireland

10.10-10.25 a.m

Keynote address by Minister John Halligan – Minister for Training and Skills

10.25-10.45 a.m.

Coffee Break


Designing for a Disrupted Future: Digital Transformation, Design & Engineering

Dr. Tony O Donnell, Vice President of Engineering at Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Dublin.


Session 2: Design by Finite Element Analysis Presentations

11.10-11.35 a.m

The role of simulation and experimental testing in the development of BLOK, a Protective Shell for the iPad- Mr. Fergal Corcoran, Principal Mechanical Design Engineer, Logitech, Cork

11.35-12.00 noon

Ahead of What’s Possible- Multi Physics Simulation of Electro Mechanical Systems

Mr. Eoin English – New Technology Evaluation Engineering Manager, Analog Devices, Limerick

12.00 -12.20 a.m

Pressure Vessel Design by Analysis

Mr. Patrick Donnellan, FEA Engineer, SEAM Research Centre, WIT.

12.20 – 1.10 p.m

Session 3: Panel Members – Audience Interaction (Town Hall Meeting)

Discussion: Training and Skills needed for the current Irish based Manufacturing Industries

1.10- 2.10 p.m.



Session 4: Regional Presentations

2.10-2.25 p.m.

Case Study: From Design Optimisation to Building Components –Mr. Jonathan Downey, Strategic Projects Manager, Schivo Precision Engineering Group

2.25-2.40 p.m.

Case Study: Design for Reliability of Active Implant Components-Dr. John O’Rourke, Fellow Engineer, Boston Scientific Clonmel

2.40-2.55 p.m.

Case Study: What Design + offers to Industries in the Design space? Ms.Ailish Delaney, Design + Gateway Manager, IT Carlow.

2.55-3.00 p.m.

Concluding remarks: Dr. Ken Thomas, Head of School of Engineering, WIT.


Session 5: Tour of SEAM Laboratories

3.00-4.00 p.m.

SEAM Tour of facility