DIGIMATUM 2018 is a unique opportunity to obtain real word know-how on competitiveness and gain performance into your product lifecycle! Join us and our customers to exchange on how we can make the use of composites more affordable and predictable!
The conference program includes Customer Advisory Board, Executive Dinner on October 8, 2-days of technical presentations from customers, Digimat experts and technological partners on October 9-10. October 11 will offer the possibility to follow a Digimat training and to meet with our technical team members to discuss different topics.
Occidental Hotel Praha
Na Strzi 1660/32,
140 00 Prague - 4
Fees include Welcome Cocktail, Conference pass for 2 days, breaks and networking, exhibition, business lunch and Gala Dinner. Workshops on Oct 11 are complementary. Trainings on Oct 11 are subject to a fee.
Program of October 11
Workshop SFRP : 8:30-12:30 l Room 1
Workshop CFRP : 8:30-12:30 l Room 2
Workshop Additive Manufacturing : 13:30-16:30 l Room 2
Training #1: Chopped Fiber Reinforced Plastic – Injection Molding : 9:00-16:00 l Room 3
Training #2: Continuous Fiber Reinforced Plastic – Effect of Defect – Allowable prediction : 9:00-16:00 l Room 4
Training #3: Additive Manufacturing – Effect of printing parameters on shape and performance of the part : 9:00-16:00 l Room 5
Note: All conference fees are subjected to 21% VAT.
*Academic fee is only applicable to registrants from universities or research institutions that do not use Digimat for commercial purposes either in their research establishment or in other commercial/industrial entity.
How to get to the hotel?
The Occidental Praha**** hotel (member of the Barceló Hotel Group) is located near the Congress Centre in the financial district. It has good links to the Vaclav Havel International Airport and is very close to tourist attractions such as Vyšehrad, Wenceslas Square and Prague Castle.
- Track#1: Digimat Training – Chopped Fiber Reinforced Plastic – Injection Molding (9:00-16:00)
Performances of structural parts are highly influenced by underlying manufacturing processes. Injection molding of short fiber reinforced plastics (SFRP) may yield different microstructures. A well-developed melt front is differentiated from converging melt fronts. In particular, the latter converging melt fronts result in weld lines that may alter and reduce the part performances. This course will develop methodologies and multi-scale material model that enable to consider fiber orientation and weld lines in the part performances. The proposed workflows will assess the feasibility of the part from the considered weld lines.
Among the performances that one may be willing to achieve, the lifetime of a component may play an important role. A part that is designed to sustain cyclic loadings is sensitive to exhibit some specific failures, depending on the local microstructure. Wöhler curves at different loading angles are used to calibrate Digimat fatigue material models. While the material is weakened through the applied repetition, the structural analysis can evidence the maximum number of loadings that the part will be able to achieve.
The following Digimat modules will be covered: Digimat-MX, Digimat-MAP, Digimat-RP
- Track#2: Digimat Training – Continuous Fiber Reinforced Plastic – Effect of Defect – Allowable prediction (9:00-16:00)
Continuous fiber reinforced plastics include unidirectional fibers on the one hand and woven composites on the other hand. Unidirectional fibers may present some waviness in actual applications. Porosity inside the cured resin can be observed too. Therefore, the effect of the latter defect is investigated to be well measured and accordingly considered. The modelling of woven composites involve non crimped fabrics and stitching yarns, 3D interlock and orthogonal composites or braided woven with inlays. An in-depth investigation at the microscopic scale is addressed to gain insight into the material and understand the resulting macroscopic performance.
As the development of physical allowable is a very extensive and expensive process, Digimat offers the possibility to evaluate the laminate stiffness and strength virtually. The variability of the material, process and testing parameters can be taken into account and is characterized by statistical values, the B- basis and A-basis. A carpet plot is used to identify promising candidates according to the targeted apparent stiffness or failure.
The following Digimat modules will be covered: Digimat-MX, Digimat-FE, Digimat-VA
- Track#3: Digimat Training – Additive Manufacturing – Effect of printing parameters on shape and performance of the part (9:00-16:00)
Additive manufacturing is at the cutting edge of technologies and so are the capabilities integrated in Digimat rapidly increasing. By analysing the effect of differing manufacturing parameters, simulation helps to learn and stay tuned to the latest developments. The thermo-mechanical problem is considered to predict warpage and residual stresses in printed parts. The design can be compensated to overcome the predicted manufacturing issues and anchor pins can be added to avoid debonding between the printed part and printing support. Also a varying chamber temperature field can be considered for an increased accuracy of the temperature effect on the part distortion.
The following Digimat modules will be covered: Digimat-AM, Digimat-RP
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*Including participation in the 2-days conference on October 9-10, Workshops on Oct 11, coffee breaks, lunches, welcome cocktail and gala dinner.
Note: Above package fees apply for Technological Partners. If you are a Material Supplier, please contact us directly for exhibit fee.
Additional conference pass: 500€
Fees are subjected to 20% VAT.
Interested to showcase your product/solution, contact conference organization.
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