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.
Digimat 2018.1 Rodmap & beyond - Philippe Hebert, Product Manager, E-XSTREAM ENGINEERING
SW-Enabled 3D printing in Vehicle Manufacturing, Bender Kutub, Product Manager, STRATASYS
Creep and fatigue failure simulation with Digimat, Julien Cathelin, Application Development Engineer, SABIC
Effect of voids content on the mechanical properties of continuous carbon fiber reinforced composites, Michele Rizzo, Polymer and Composite Research Engineer, CETMA
Prediction of fatigue/lifetime of parts from SFRP, Lucien Douven, Senior Design Engineer, DSM
Modellling process and performance of FFF, Wim Zoetelief, Senior Scientist, DSM
Program of the Week
Attendees to the conference arriving the day before are invited to join our anniversary welcome cocktail.
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
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).
- 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 (Beginner / Advanced)
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
Key figures from last year ...
Occidental Hotel Praha
Na Strzi 1660/32, 140
Prague - 4
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.
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
You can book a room at the conference hotel (fixed rate: 105€/night - including breakfast) by sending an email to this address: email@example.com. Please, use the following code: DIGIMATUM18
- 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.
- 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
|Your logo on the event webpage, final program and official
|Presentation of your company in the final program||X||X||X|
|3x2 m Exhibition space||X||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.
Interested to showcase your product/solution, contact conference organization.
Contact us >>