Agenda announced for solidThinking’s 2nd European CONVERGE conference

September 25, 2017

solidThinking, Troy, Michigan, USA, has announced the agenda for its 2nd European CONVERGE conference in Essen, Germany, October 17, 2017. The event is set to feature keynotes and presentations from a number of design professionals, companies and organisations on topics from architecture to design and engineering. The event will also include Master Classes on designing for style and function and design for industrial Additive Manufacturing.

“Our 2nd European CONVERGE conference agenda offers many highlights,” stated Dr Pietro Cervellera, Country Manager, Altair Engineering GmbH. “Attendees will get insights on innovative product design and development topics as well as how design and technology intersect to create the products of the future.”

The first Master Class will be hosted by Turi Cacciatore of Turi Cacciatore Design, a company working for several international customers from all industries. The master class will explore a design project at the intersection of virtual reality and Additive Manufacturing, providing a step-by-step explanation of the development process that allowed the creation of an additively manufactured virtual reality headset. The project workflow covers design and 3D modelling techniques up to the creation of fully functioning prototypes.

The second Master Class will be jointly presented by CSI Entwicklungstechnik and APWorks. This Master Class aims to show attendees how to leverage the potential of modern manufacturing methods with the application of new development tools and techniques. This class will be especially concerned with the identification of economic solutions that can create profiting business cases with Additive Manufacturing. The workshop will look at the ‘Making-of’ of the 3i-Print project, a joint project of CSI Entwicklungstechnik, Altair, APWorks, EOS, Gerg and Heraeus that demonstrates the potential of metal AM, function integrating and crash approved structures for the automotive industry.

CONVERGE 2017 will also feature an exhibition area, presenting products and designs from customers and product creators.

Registration is open now via the CONVERGE website. The event will open with a welcome reception and pre-check-in opportunity on October 16, 6PM, and end with a presentation by the Sagrada Família Foundation and closing remarks by Jeff Brennan, Chief Marketing Officer, Altair.

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