Workshop MaterialDigital2019 on May 14th and 15th, 2019

Successfully using digitalization for the development, processing and operation of materials and components

Workshop on May 14th and 15th, 2019

For the second MaterialDigital workshop, industry leaders and scientists - convinced that development and production processes can be designed far more efficiently with the help of digital workflows - come together to work on topics such as artificial intelligence, digital representation, data platforms, data formats and high-throughput methods to create digital workflows, material data streams and to increase material intelligence in products and processes. They believe that product life cycle management will be greatly improved via describing material properties and their changes as thoroughly as possible.

The MaterialDigital2018 workshop took a big picture approach to the examination of digitalization in material-intensive manufacture; the focus for 2019 will be upon tools and operationalization. How can you get on board? What are the development stages? How can the digital change process be managed?

To the event page MaterialDigital2018 (German)

What does MaterialDigital stand for?

MaterialDigital stands for the effort of consequently translating the central ideas of industry 4.0 and digitalization – networking, transparency, retraceability – to material development, manufacturing and component use. This is a matter of making the bulk of existing material information more accessible and better connected. New data should be generated in such a way that its context remains traceable.

The MaterialDigital scenario envisions an efficient and data based value chain which includes materials. Here, the generation of material data is oriented along industry standards and the automation of both real-time and virtual experimention is a real competitive factor. The evaluation of materials and components is based on data from different sources. The handling of data is a value-adding element. Laboratory tests, sensors in the field and machine learning enrich each other. Contrasting generated material data with data from a local or overarching repository becomes part of quality assurance.

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Key subjects in the workshop

MaterialDigital in development and manufacturing processes

MaterialDigital in component usage

MaterialDigital R&D landscape

MaterialDigital tools

MaterialDigital business models

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Invited speakers

Dr. Matthias Funk, Schaeffler AG 

Dr. Dietmar Tilch, ZF Friedrichshafen AG

Dr. Roland Herzog, MAN Energy Solutions (requested)

Soeren Barteldes, QASS GmbH

Dr. Joanna Procelewska, Schaeffler Technologies AG & Co. KG

Jochen Rühl, Scherdel Siment GmbH

Dr. Assaf Anderson, MaterialsZone, Tel Aviv

Dr. Teodoro Laino, IBM

Anne de Baas, European Commission, Brussels

Dr. Burkhard Jahnen, Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft DFG

Heinrich Pettenpohl, Fraunhofer ISST

Further requests are ongoing (last update: 17.12.2018)

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Three convincing reasons to participate in the MaterialDigital2019 workshop

You will become part of a community that realizes the digital transformation in the mechanics of materials.

You will learn from trendsetters and experts both which concepts and tools work and what to watch out for in their implementation.

You will network with professionals and gather insights for managing your own digital challenges.

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Organizational matters

Presentations will be made in German and in English.

As in last year's workshop, actual samples of digitalization in use within the context of the mechanics of materials will be presented.

Select companies present specific solutions for digitaliziation within the field of mechanics of materials.

Selected topics will be the focus of in-depth discussions in small groups.

Event location is the ETAGE Tagungszentrum in Freiburg (at the Freiburg "Messe" exhibition center).

The event will start at 9 a.m. on Tuesday, the 14th of May 2019.

The event will end at 3:30 p.m on Wednesday, the 15th of May 2019.

Hotel information: room contingents are reserved for the duration of the event under the keyword "MaterialDigital". Booking and payment are made by the participants. 

Stadthotel Freiburg/Kolpinghaus , € 89.-

Park Hotel Post, € 99.- ÜF

Best Western Premier Hotel Victoria, 107.- €

Scientific director of the workshop:
Prof. Dr. Chris Eberl,

Contact persons for questions concerning planning and organization:
Thomas Götz, 0761 5142-153, und
Nathalie Doh, 0761 5142-156,

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