About The Conference

You are invited to attend a two-day Technology Day with Digimat in Troy, Michigan! The event is for current users and those interested in implementing a materials simulation solution in their company. Attendees will have the opportunity to share best practices, listen to best-in-class presentations of industry peers, network, and keep up-to-date with industry trends.

Day 1: You will give an insight into how Digimat, the leading material modeling platform, helps customers overcome their engineering challenges by reducing weight, costs, and time-to-market. During the breaks, technological partners and material suppliers will showcase their products and services.

Day 2: You will have the opportunity to get hands-on experience of the software.

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Join the Digimat Technology Day to learn how to:

  • Investigate and predict the behavior of a large mix of plastic & composite materials
  • Design and manufacture innovative high-performance parts to maintain leadership
  • Minimize the weight, cost and time-to-market optimal plastics and composite industrial parts
  • Use 3D printing for functional prototyping and production
  • Compute the virtual allowables



Who Should Attend?

Designers, CAE engineers or simulation managers who work with plastic or composite materials and need to design optimal and innovative materials and structures time and cost efficiently in an integrated analysis environment.

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8:30 - 9:00     Registration & welcome coffee

9:00 - 9:45     Vision 2020 - Modeling for Affordable & Predictable Materials
Speaker: Dr Roger Assaker, CEO, e-Xstream engineering
9:45 - 10:30     KEYNOTE:  Multi-Physics Simulation as Applied to the NVH Refinement of Powertrains – Showcasing Application of Plastics in Engine Design

Speaker: Mario Felice, Ford Motor Company
10:30 - 11:00    Coffee break - Networking  & Partner exhibition
11:00 - 11:30   Digimat Roadmap 2018

Speaker: Philippe Hebert, Product Manager, e-Xstream engineering
11:30 - 12:00   Sheet Molded Compound (SMC) Materials
Speaker: David Yu, Senior Engineer, GM

12:00 - 12:30   TBD
Speaker: Michael Bogdanor, Purdue University/IACMI

13:00 - 14:00    Lunch - Networking & Partner exhibition
13:30 - 14:00   Addressing Practical Challenges in Develoing Digimat Material Laws
Speaker: Dr Alan Wedgewood,  Dupont
14:00 - 14:30   Making failure predictions of short glass fiber reinforced thermoplastic more robust
Speaker: Lucien Douven, Research Scientist/Design Engineer, DSM Materials Science Center

14:30 - 15:00   Customer presentation
15:00 - 15:30   Coffee break - Networking  & Partner exhibition
15:30 - 16:00   Using Digimat to predict the performance of  a 3D printed part
Speaker: Nathaniel Van Vilet, Customer Technical Service, Solvay Performance Polyamids

16:00 - 16:30   Customer presentation
16:30 - 17:00    Customer presentation

17:00 - 18:00   Networking drink


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Our Speakers

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Broad College of Business
Michigan State University

Management Education Center

811 W. Square Lake Rd.
Troy, MI  48098


The technology day is free of charge. However registration is required!

Day 1
  • Free entrance
  • Access to all sessions
  • Networking
Day 2
  • Track #1: Digimat for Additive Manufacturing Training (hands-on)
  • Track #2: Digimat for Reinforced Plastics Workshop
  • Track #3: Virtual characterisation of plastic 
  • Free entrance
Please fill in every field in order to proceed with registration.
If you registered but you are not able attend, I kindly ask you to inform
the event organizer at mira.toth@e-Xstream.com!

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Key highlights of 2017 edition
140+ attendees
5+ customer presentations
4 sponsors and exibitors

Sponsors and exhibitors

During the networking coffee breaks, you can discover the offerings of our technological partners and material suppliers.

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