About The Conference

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: You 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.

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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



Who Should Attend?

Designers, CAE engineers or simulation managers who work with plastic or composite materials and need to design optimal and innovative materials and structures time and cost efficiently in an integrated analysis environment.

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8:30 - 9:00     Registration & welcome coffee
9:00 - 9:45     Vision 2020 - Modeling for Affordable & Predictable Materials
Speaker: Dr Roger Assaker, CEO, e-Xstream engineering


9:45 - 10:30     KEYNOTE SPEAKER:  Multi-Physics Simulation as Applied
to the NVH Refinement of Powertrains - Showcasing Application of
Plastics in Engine Design

Speaker: Mario Felice, Ford Motor Company
10:30 - 11:00    Coffee break - Networking  & Partner exhibition

11:00 - 11:30   Digimat Roadmap 2018
Speaker: Philippe Hebert, Product Manager, e-Xstream engineering

11:30 - 12:00   Sheet Molded Compound (SMC) Materials
Speaker: David Yu, Senior Engineer, GM

12:00 - 12:30   Manufacturing Informed Performance of Sheet Molding Compounds
Speaker: Michael Bogdanor, Director of The Composite Design Studio, Purdue University

12:30 - 13:30    Lunch - Networking & Partner exhibition
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13:30 - 14:00   Addressing Practical Challenges in Develoing Digimat
Material Laws
Speaker: Dr Alan Wedgewood,  Technical Fellow, Dupont
14:00 - 14:30   Making failure predictions of short glass fiber reinforced
thermoplastic more robust

Speaker: Lucien Douven, Research Scientist/Design Engineer, DSM

14:30 - 15:00    Using Digimat to predict the performance of  a 3D printed part
Speaker: Nathaniel Van Vilet, Customer Technical Service, Solvay

15:00 - 15:30   Coffee break - Networking  & Partner exhibition

15:30 - 16:00   Role of Microscale Modeling in Expediting Automotive
Application Development
Speaker: Dr. Guang Sheng, Senior Engineer, Owens Corning

16:00 - 16:30   Connecting Polymer Chemistry to Parts’ Performance
Speaker: Andrea Browning, Product Manager, Schrödinger and Rani Harb,
Application engineer, e-Xstream engineering


16:30 - 17:00   Closing remarks

17:00 - 18:00   Networking drink


Our Speakers

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Broad College of Business
Michigan State University

Management Education Center

811 W. Square Lake Rd.
Troy, MI  48098


The technology day is free of charge. However registration is required!

Day 1
  • Free entrance
  • Access to all sessions
  • Networking
Day 2
  • Track #1: Digimat for Additive Manufacturing Training (hands-on) - 9:30 - 15:00 (including business lunch)
  • Track #2: Digimat for Reinforced Plastics Workshop - 9:30 - 12:00
  • Track #3: Virtual characterisation of plastic - 13:00 - 16:00
  • Free entrance, registration 30min before starting time
Please fill in every field in order to proceed with registration.
If you registered but you are not able attend, I kindly ask you to inform
the event organizer at [email protected]!

Registration Form

Key highlights of 2017 edition
140+ attendees
5+ customer presentations
4 sponsors and exibitors

Sponsors and exhibitors

During the networking coffee breaks, you can discover the offerings of our technological partners and material suppliers.

Official media partner:


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