6-7 May, 2019
9am - 6pm

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:
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.

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


May 6, 2019 

8:30 - 9:00     Registration & welcome coffee
9:00 - 9:45     10x Material Solution - Modeling for Affordable & Predictable Materials and Digimat Roadmap 2019
Speaker: Dr Roger Assaker, CEO, e-Xstream engineering
9:45 - 10:30     KEYNOTE SPEAKER:  GM CarbonPro truck box
- The World's first thermoplastic carbon 
fibre composite pickup truck box

Speaker: Mark Voss, Engineering Group Manager, General Motors  

10:30 - 11:00    Coffee break - Networking  & Partner exhibition

11:00 - 11:30   Advanced Material Modeling:  Development and Application
Speaker: Dr Alan Wedgewood &
Zhenyu Zhang, Dupont    
11:30 - 12:00   Mechanical Behavior Analysis of a High-Performance Carbon Fiber Filament
Speaker: Greg Costantino, New Business Development & Application Specialist, DSM Additive Manufacturing

12:00 - 12:30   Fatigue Properties and Analyses of Short Fiber Reinforced Polypropylene Materials and Structure
Speaker: Congyu James Wang, PhD & Dr Mike Guo, FCA US

12:30 - 13:15    Lunch - Networking & Partner exhibition

13:15 - 13:45   Material characterization and analysis of the mechanical behavior of PA66/GF50 with different GF orientation
Speaker: Yuki Fujita, Asahi Kasei Corporation 
13:45 - 14:15   Digimat material model and CAE method taking account of SMC anisotropy and molding process
Speaker: David Yu, CAE & Technology process, General Motors

14:15 - 14:45    
Investigation of NVH Improvement thru Microstructure  Optimization- Application to Short Fiber Reinforced Plastic (SFRP) Engine Mount Bracket
Speaker: Hassan Nehme, NVH Analyst, Ford Motor Company

14:45 - 15:15   Welding line prediction for Injection molded filled and unfilled plastics
Speaker: Srikar Vallury, Engineering ManagerMoldex3D 

15:15 - 15:30   Coffee break - Networking  & Partner exhibition

15:30 - 16:00    Anisotropic Analysis of Short Fiber Reinforced Air Intake Manifold
Speaker: Chunfu Lin, Michael Karram, Project Engineer, General Motors

16:00 - 16:30   MaterialCenter - Data Lifecycle Management 
Speaker: Richard Resseguie, Product Manager, MSC Software
16:30 - 17:00  
Anisotropic Simulation of Thermomechanical Loads on  SFRP Components for Automotive Applications
Speaker: David Marion, NVH/CAE Engineer, MAHLE Filter Systems North America

17:00 - 17:30   Light Weight Design for Automotive - Metal Replacement Technology
Jung Hwan Lee, Team LeaderProduct Design Team, EP Material Development Center, LG Chem

17:30 - 18:30   Networking drink

May 7, 2019 

Combine your technology conference with a practical workshop to learn more about Digimat. The sessions will be presented by experts from the automotive industry.
9:30-12:00     Track #1: Hands-on Workshop - Digimat for Additive Manufacturing Training
(Trainer: Rani Harb, Application Engineer)
9:30-12:00     Track #2: Digimat for Reinforced Plastics Workshop
(Trainer: Dustin Souza, Application Engineer)


Visit our exhibitors offerings during the breaks!



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Key Highlights of 2018 

  • 150+ attendees
  • 7 customer presentations
  • 9 exhibitors 
  • 3 workshops/hands-on