Harnessing AI for Advanced Engineering Applications
CDFAM Berlin Series with Matthias Bauer, founder and CEO of NAVASTO
In the first article of our CDFAM Berlin series, slated for May 7-8, 2024, we delve into a conversation with Matthias Bauer, founder and CEO of NAVASTO. The focus is on NAVASTO's software, a tool harnessing AI for advanced engineering applications.
Amidst growing intrigue about AI/ML's integration in engineering, Matthias and his team bring over a decade of experience from aerospace and automotive sectors to the table.
The discussion covers their current applications, customer advantages, and the prerequisites for introducing AI as a complementary, rather than substitutive, element in existing engineering processes. For an opportunity to engage with Matthias directly and to network with professionals in computational design, engineering, architecture, and materials innovation, consider attending CDFAM Berlin.
NAVASTO, established by engineers formerly involved with Audi and Airbus, specializes in accelerating the development process of high-tech products for engineering companies. Our core mission addresses the time-consuming iterative design cycles in product development, typically hindered by conventional simulation or experiment turnaround times.
NAVASTO's software, extensively utilized in the automotive industry and by racing teams, is designed to accelerate traditional development processes that heavily depend on slow, first-principle simulations.
Their technology integrates real-time performance quantification directly into the design workflow, enhancing engineering tools with AI, rather than creating AI-centric tools, ensuring their approach complements and streamlines existing workflows. This enables engineers to speed up their tasks while still integrating vital first-principle simulations, appealing to various user types and roles within these industries.
We come from the industry side and understand that no one wants to disrupt a CAE process that has been built, optimized, and hardened with significant investment over the years.
NAVASTO caters to two main user groups. The first includes development engineers who traditionally rely on simulations or experiments. These are typically specialists in various fields. The second group consists of professionals, like those in design studios or construction engineers, who usually depend on experience and intuition. NAVASTO's AI predictions, available early in the process, are particularly useful for them. The technology's most significant impact is its ability to encourage exploring unconventional ideas, fostering creativity and innovation in design and engineering by making the testing of these ideas more feasible and cost-effective.
For a detailed read, you can view the full interview on the CDFAM website: NAVASTO - AI Accelerated Engineering - CDFAM Interview.
The next installation of the CDFAM - Computational Design Symposium Series, is happening in Berlin, May 7-8, 2024.
The event brings together leading designers, engineers, software developers and academics working in the computational design space at scales from material development through meta materials, generative design to architectural systems.
Two days of presentations, knowledge sharing and networking with experts from around the world. Registrations now open.