About
About The Conference

This ICME Conference is a unique opportunity to obtain real word know-how on competitiveness and gain performance into your product lifecycle!

The conference program includes:
September 30: Customer Advisory Board, Executive Dinner(invitation only), Welcome cocktail
October 1-2: Technical presentations from customers, Digimat experts and technological partners 

October 3: Workshops with hands-on session. For more info, please scroll to the end of this page. 
9:00-12:00     Short Fiber Reinforced Plastics Workshop & Hands-on
9:00-12:00     Continuous Fiber Reinforced Plastics Workshop & Hands-on
13:00-16:00   Additive Manufacturing Workshop & Hands-on
13:00-16:00   MaterialCenter Workshop & Hands-on


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Key Highlights from Last Year

210+ material experts 
18+ exhibitors
36+ speakers
3 workshops
2 trainings 
Networking & discussions 

Agenda 
 
This year's agenda will host the best-in-class presenters from the industries, among all automotive, aerospace, additive manufacturing, as well as material suppliers from around world.

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October 1 - Day 1
 

10x Material Solution in Action
8:30-9:15



Sustainable Growth thanks to Using Materials Smarter, Less and Longer
Victoire de Margerie, Founder & Vice Chairman, World Materials Forum

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9:15-10:30





PANEL DISCUSSION - 10X ICME solution
Interactive session with industry speakers and
Roger Assaker, CEO,  e-Xstream engineering

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10:30-11:00       Coffee Break & Partner Exhibition
 

Additive Manufacturing Session
11:00-11:30




Digimat-AM for aerospace: current works in modeling, material development and remaining challenges 
Sebastien Pautard, Project Leader, Safran Group

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11:30-12:00







Prediction of the mechanical performances and topology optimization of a 3D (FFF) printed part
Guy Van Meulebeke, CAE Senior Specialist, Solvay Group
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12:00-12:30




Additive Manufacturing of fiber filled engineering plastics: process and performance simulations
Wim Zoetelief, Senior Scientist, DSM Additive Manufacturing
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12:30-13:30 Lunch & Partner Exhibition

Session 1
13:30-14:00





Simulation of the Relaxation Behavior of Short Fiber-Reinforced Thermoplastic
Jan-Martin Kaiser, Team Lead & Project Manager, Robert Bosch GmbH

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14:00-14:30





Improvement of failure prediction with short fiber-reinforced polyamide materials
Junichi Takahashi, Simulation expert (PhD) & Yuki Fujita, Material and CAE Development Engineer,  Asahi Kasei Corporation
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14:30-15:00





Model Verification with Real Part Geometry as Simulation Input
Rodrigo Benevides, Manager of Plastic Parts Core Engineering Simulation team & Simulation Expert,
Valeo

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15:00-15:30





Advanced Material Modeling
Mattia Sulmoni, Dipl. Ing.  CAE – Design Consultant, Dupont

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15:30-16:00 Coffee Break & Partner Exhibition
 
Session
16:00-16:30





Advanced material modeling to support innovation in the aerospace industry
Gilles Pommatau, Mechanical Expert, 
Thales Alenia Space
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16:30-17:00





Composites multi-scale modeling
David Hanoun, R&T Technical Leader in Modelling of Composites Material, ArianeGroup

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17:00-17:30





Generation & Managing a Hybrid (Virtual/Physical) Material Data Set for Efficient Product Development
Benedetto Gambino,  Leonardo
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17:30-18:00






Integrated process simulation and structural analysis of Solvay thermoplastic composites
Frederic Lani, Virtual Engineering Team Leader, Solvay Group
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October 2 - Day 2
 
Session 1 Session 2
8:30-9:00 Digimat material model and CAE method taking account of SMC anisotropy and molding process
David Yu, GM & Pete Foss, Business Development Engineer, e-Xstream

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9:00-9:30




Performance Prediction of Fiber-Filled Polymer Part under Impact Loading Using Anisotropic Material Model
 Subhransu Mohapatra, Staff Scientist, Sabic Research & Technology Center India


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Bulk Property and Interfacial Behavior of Polymer Matrix Composite Materials using Atomistic Simulations
Andrea Browning, Product Manger, Schrödinger

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9:30-10:00




Integrative Simulation of Compression Molded Carbon Fiber Sheet Molding Compound Parts
Jan Teuwsen, PhD Candidate, Group Innovation, Volkswagen


Bringing reality into simulation world
Kai Winter, Technical Sales Consultant, Volume Graphics

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10:00-10:30 Prediction of Polyurethane Rigid Foams Structural Performance using Mean Field Homogenization Techniques
Guj Luca, Research Scientist & Hieu Truong, Associate Research Scientist, Dow

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Improving simulation results with smart sensor values
Daniel Knoblauch, Project Engineer, Apodius

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10:30-11:00 Coffee Break & Partner Exhibition
 

Session 1
Session 2
11:00-11:30




Softell grade for interiors:  CAE validation for a Jaguar Land Rover project using Digimat
Massimo Nutini, R&D CAE Engineer, Lyondellbasell
Coupling of foaming process simulation, material modeling and FEA
Christophe Hinse, Managing Director,
Simpatec

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11:30-12:00







Updates on MMI ConfidentDesign™ Database: validation cases on fatigue model and viscoelastic-viscoplastic model including strain rate dependant failure criteria
Barbara Autuori, Crash Simulation Expert, Solvay Performance Polyamides
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Modeling of Microcellular Short Fiber Reinforced Plastics for Pedestrian Safety Analysis (VOLVO case)
Mats Landervik, Senior Specialist, Dynamore SE

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12:00-12:30






Fatigue Life Prediction of Injection Moulded Short Glass Fiber Reinforced Plastics
Lucien Douven, Senior Design Engineer, DSM

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Co-simulation Actran&Digimat (Ford case)
Baptiste Yannic, Senior Application Engineer, Free Field Technologies

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12:30-13:30 Lunch & Partner Exhibition
 
Session 1 Partners / Additive Manufacturing
13:30-14:00




Thermo-mechanical creep characterization of Thermoplastic Composite Pipes for Oil & Gas applications 
Dr. Sandeep Namdeo,Team Lead Manufacturing Technology, Airborne

Using AM Analysis to Optimize Design and Manufacturability of AM Production Parts
Tobias Ott, Junior Additive Manufacturing Research Engineer & Bender Kutub, Product Manager, Stratasys

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14:00-14:30


Drop and impact simulation of Handheld Outdoor Products with LS -Dyna and Digimat  
Mikael Palm, Structural Analysis Specialist, Husqvarna Group


Simulating 3D printing - a massive breakthrough in toolpath optimization towards zero failure printing
Paul Heiden, SVP Product Management, Ultimaker

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14:30-15:00

One Step Ahead: Digital Twin of a Reinforced Plastic Connector
Sonja Werner, CAE Engineer, TE Connectivity

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Tripp Burd, Manager, Strategic Application Engineering,
Markforged

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15:00-15:30



High temperature nylons for SLS: material innovation and part performance prediction with Digimat
Elodie Seignobos, PhDR&D Manager Additive Manufacturing and Simulation, Solvay Performance Polyamides
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Davide Schiena, Customer Success Specialist, Roboze

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15:30-16:00 Coffee Break & Partner Exhibition

Session 1 Session 2
16:00-16:30







Analysis of the weld line effect by using VEVP approach
Alexandre Hage, CAE Responsible, TE Connectivity

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Analysis of fatigue experiments and identification of fatigue parameters of a 50% GF reinforced polyamide using Digimat
Prof. Andrea Bernasconi, Professor, Politecnico Milano
Riccardo Galeazzi, CAE Service Engineering, Radici Group

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16:30-17:00

Viscoelastic and viscoplastic creep modelling of short-glass fibre reinforced polypropylene composites
Michael Jerabek, Modelling & Simulation Expert, Borealis

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Micromechanics-based modelling of elastic and elastoplastic behaviour of short fibre composites
Mohsen Mirkhalaf, Post-doc Reseracher,
Chalmers University
 


17:00-17:30






Anisotropic modeling of creep/stress relaxation of PA66 GF50 for an automotive safety component
Carlo Grassini, CAE Project Leader, Radici Performance Plastics

Probabilistic prediction of the effect of defects in long fiber composites
David Dumas, Composite Technology Leader, Cenaero

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17:30-18:00
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In a Nutshell

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VENUE

Hotel Pullman Bordeaux Lac
Avenue Jean Gabriel Domergue
33300 Bordeaux, France


Registration Fees

 
Fees include Welcome Cocktail, Conference Access, Workshops, Breaks and Networking, Exhibition, Business lunch and Gala Dinner. 

 300 /full price

ACADEMIC*


FREE

SPEAKER


Note: All conference fees are subjected to 20% VAT (France).

*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.

Registration Form

Practical Info

Unfortunately the conference hotel is fully booked on Sept 30 but can offer rooms on Oct 1&2. For any requests, please contact them directly.

How to get to the hotel?
Pullman Bordeaux Lac is an elegant 4-star hotel located close to the lake, near the vineyards, next to the conference center, Théâtre Barrière Casino and 15 minutes from the city center by tram.  More info at the hotel website here!
  • 9:00-12:00     Short Fiber Reinforced Plastics Workshop & Hands-on. More info here
  • 9:00-12:00     Continuous Fiber Reinforced Plastics Workshop & Hands-on. More info here
  • 13:00-16:00   Additive Manufacturing Workshop & Hands-on. More info here
  • 13:00-16:00   Material Center Workshop & Hands-on. More info here
  Exhibit
2000 €
Sponsor
1000 €
Conference pass* 2 1
Your logo on the event webpage, final program and official
Communications
X X
Presentation of your company in the final program X X
3x2 m Exhibition space for Oct 1&2 X  

*Including participation in the 2-days conference on October 1-2, Workshops on Oct 3, coffee breaks, lunches, welcome cocktail and gala dinner.
Note: Above package fees apply for Partners. If you are a Material Supplier, please contact us directly for exhibit fee.

Additional conference pass: 250€
Fees are subjected to 20% VAT.
Interested to showcase your product/solution, contact conference organization.

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Exhibitors

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