About The Conference

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.


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Preliminary Agenda
Day 1
KEYNOTE: Saudi Aramco non-metallic strategy in Oil & Gas sector and beyond
Thibault Villette, Modelling & Prediction Team Leader, ARAMCO

 Vision 2020 - Material Strategy

Digimat 2018.1 Roadmap & beyond
Philippe Hebert, Product Manager & Dr Lauretn Adam, R&D Director, E-XSTREAM ENGINEERING
Coffee Break & Partner Exhibition
Process-Simulation of SMC-parts, from material characterisation to validation
Johannes Eschl, Specialist Product Simulation, BMW GROUP

An anisotropic linear thermo-visco-elastic material model for PP-GF30 and the application on Residual Stress Calculations
Armin Kech, Senior Research Expert, ROBERT BOSCH Gmbh

MMI TECHNYL Design focus on fatigue simulation
Olivier Moulinjeune, Simulation expert, SOLVAY GROUP

Lunch & Partner Exhibition
Predict composite layup properties with Digimat-VA for automotive applications
Renaud Gutkin, Principal CAE engineer plastics and composites

TBD, Jeffrey Van Melden, MAHLE


Coffee Break & Partner Exhibition
SW-Enabled 3D printing in Vehicle Manufacturing
Bender Kutub, Product Manager, STRATASYS
Modellling process and performance of FFF
Wim Zoetelief, Senior Scientist, DSM


Day 2
Integrative Simulation of Short Fiber Reinforced Plastics with regard to the Application in Braking Products
Zimmermann Ilona, Project Engineer, ZF GROUP
Prediction of fatigue/lifetime of parts from SFRP
Dr Lucien Douven, Senior Design Engineer, DSM
Advanced Material Modelling
Dr Alan Wedgewood, Technical Fellow, DUPONT
Coffee Break & Partner Exhibition
Using Digimat and MaterialCenter for physical and virtual management of test coupons
Richard Resseguie, Product Manager, MSC SOFTWARE
Modeling anisotropic material behavior on automotive plastic parts
Ilhem MAZIGH, Spécialiste Métier Simulation Numérique, RENAULT
Creep and fatigue failure simulation with Digimat
Julien Cathelin, Application Development Engineer, SABIC


Lunch & Partner Exhibition
 Accounting for the microstructure in structural analysis of interior automotive parts – work flow optimization with Digimat-RP
Narowski Przemyslaw, CAE Specialist,  DR SCHNEIDER
Advances in material characterization for Digimat studies inside Radicigroup Performance Plastics, involving failure, weldlines and fatigue
Carlo Grassini, Technical Marekting and CAE Leader, RADICI
Developments in the domain of injection overmolding
Miroslav Stojkovic, Engineering Capability Manager, NCC (National Centre of Composites)
Coffee Break & Partner Exhibition
Effect of voids content on the mechanical properties of continuous carbon fiber reinforced composites
Michele Rizzo, Polymer and Composite Research Engineer, CETMA

Digimat in use at PEG ) The challenges and solutions
Dr Sebastian Mönnich, Team Leader, PEG Gmbh

Metal replacement: an industrial case study on a large injection moulded part
Dr Bart Buffel, Research Expert, KU LEUVEN
Yvan Blanchard, Coriolis
Fatigue life determination based residual strength degradation of composites
Dr Waruna Seneviratne, Technical Director/Research Analyst, NIAR


Program of the Week

October 8, 2018: CAB, Executive Dinner and Welcome Cocktail
One day prior to the conference, we organize our Customer Advisory Board meeting (only by invitation) and the Executive Dinner. 
Attendees to the conference arriving the day before are invited to join our anniversary welcome cocktail.

October 9-10, 2018: Digimat Users' Conference
The conference agenda will focus on the different industries where Digimat is used, from automotive, aerospace, material suppliers to additive manufacturing. A mix of customers' presentations and Digimat experts' will shape a strong agenda, a worth-to-attend.
Join to learn about the Material Vision 2020 and the Digimat Roadmap.
During the conference breaks,  you will have the opportunity to visit our partners and material suppliers exhibition and network with your industry peers.
Check out the agenda from last year: Day 1 / Day 2

October 11, 2018: Trainings and workshops
Complement your conference with technical hands-on knowledge and attend our training and workshops on the day after the conference.

Call for Speakers

Showcase your innovative Digimat applications by becoming a speaker at the DIGIMATUM18. Share your experience with the Digimat users community composed by OEMs, TIers and material suppliers from all disciplines. Please note, participation to the conference is FREE for speakers! Please submit your abstract in English (10-12 lines) by June 15, 2018 to Mira Toth (mira.toth@e-Xstream.com)

Why Attend?
  • Learn about the latest advances in the nonlinear multi-scale modeling of chopped and continuous fiber composites
  • Listen to key industry and university speakers from the plastic and composite world from Americas to Japan 
  • Learn how the leading OEM, Tiers apply Digimat 
  • Discover Digimat latest release capabilities and future roadmap
  • Meet with e-Xstream Developers and Engineering team to discuss your needs and the future directions of Digimat.
  • Learn the latest advances and best practices in multi-scale material modeling

  • 30+  Industry Speakers

  • Multi-scale material Applications from Automotive, Aerospace and Additive Manufacturing

  • Discuss Industry Best Practices

  • Participate in Workshops (SFRP, CFRP, Additive Manufacturing)

  • Attend Trainings (Chopped Fiber Reinforced Plastics - Injection Molding, CFRP - Effect of defect - Allowable Prediction, Additive Manufacturing)

  • Learn how Digimat can Help you
    to Face your Challenges

  • Connect with International Digimat Community

  • Social Event & Gala Dinner

  • Meet Digimat Experts from your Industry

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Occidental Hotel Praha
Na Strzi 1660/32, 140
Prague - 4
Czech Republic

Registration Fees
Fees include Welcome Cocktail, Conference pass for 2 days, breaks and networking, exhibition, business lunch and Gala Dinner, as well as a complementary attendance to the Workshops on Day 3.

500 /full price


  • 300€ Conference Only
  • 200€ Training Only


  • 250€ Training Only

Fees are subjected to 20% 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.
** 20% Early Bird applies until June 15, 2018

Registration Form


You can book a room at the conference hotel (fixed rate: 105€/night - including breakfast) by sending an email to this address: praha.res@occidentalhotels.com. Please, use the following code: DIGIMATUM18

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.
  • Short Fiber Reinforced Plastics Workshop. More info here
  • Continuous Fiber Reinforced Plastics Workshop. More info here
  • Additive Manufacturing Workshop. More info here
  • 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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Conference pass* 2 1
Your logo on the event webpage, final program and official
Presentation of your company in the final program X X
3x2 m Exhibition space X  

* Including participation in the 2-days conference on October 10-11th, coffee breaks, lunches, gala dinner.

Additional conference pass: 500€
Fees are subjected to 20% VAT.
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