Engineers Week: Axel Mundhenk and His Formula for Success with Solid Edge
In celebration of Engineers Week, we’re honoring one of our own. If you look in room 2.18 in the Munich, Germany Siemens PLM office, you will find 24-year veteran Axel Mundhenk working with Solid Edge and our channel partners. Axel began his career as an application engineer for NC software but changed focus when version 1 of Solid Edge came to fruition. He even jokes that he started with the software before version 0.01.
Axel leads a team of four people with the responsibility to work with our current 16 channel partners for Velocity Series in Germany, Switzerland and Austria. Their focus is to train the technical employees of the partners to be able to demo and benchmark the software. For software modules that require special knowledge, Axel’s focus, with the help of his team, is mold tooling and rendering. He also assists with the localization of Solid Edge into German.
One of the many benefits of working for Siemens is the opportunity to use Solid Edge personally. Axel supports Formula 1 in Schools (Global Site, German). His sister, a teacher at high school Rahlstedt, encouraged Axel to become involved, spending extra hours at night or on the weekends to help the students. This school has four teams that will participate in the German championships on May 7 & 8 in Munich. World championships are in September 2010 in Singapore.
Watch this short video as Axel tells you how he used Solid Edge with synchronous technology to help Formula 1 in Schools design the bronze, silver and gold trophies. What he doesn’t tell you is Formula 1 in Schools were able to use the Solid Edge data to send to a machine shop that created a model in Aluminum, resulting in the appropriate ECO’s.