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Driving Manufacturing Innovation with Digital Design & Simulation Workshop - June 2017

Driving Manufacturing Innovation with Digital Design & Simulation:
Challenges, Strategies & Best Practices for Business Success
A CIMdata Workshop
June 6-7, 2017 | The UI LABS Innovation Center, home to DMDII, Chicago, Illinois

Who Should Attend? Why Attend? View Agenda Cost & Venue

Are you interested in finding out how model-driven engineering strategies and solutions will enable ongoing product and manufacturing innovation to create competitive advantage?

If so, plan to join your peers to discuss all the key topics and more at our upcoming Driving Manufacturing Innovation with Digital Design and Simulation workshop.

The workshop will be held at DMDII (Digital Manufacturing and Design Innovation Institute), a world-class, first-of-its-kind manufacturing hub based in Chicago. Don’t miss this opportunity to learn, network with peers, and tour the DMDII facility.


CIMdata’s Driving Manufacturing Innovation with Digital Design & Simulation: Challenges, Strategies & Best Practices for Business Success workshop, is the must-attend event for industrial organizations and product development solution providers interested in learning about “model-driven engineering” strategies and solutions that will enable ongoing product and manufacturing innovation to create competitive advantage, minimize total lifecycle costs, and drive top line revenue growth. It will provide attendees with independent experiences from industrial companies and a collaborative networking environment where ideas, trends, experiences, and critical relationships germinate and take root.

With the rapid advances in digital technology, the complexity of products is increasing exponentially due to more software and electronics content. And along with game changing new product development technologies, such as additive manufacturing (3D printing), the Internet of Things/Industry 4.0, and “design to purpose,” materials will require new approaches to product development. As such, there is a need to engage and collaborate across diverse engineering domains to develop better “systems-oriented” solutions and conduct more “virtual” experimentation to gain insights into key product benefits and performance parameters.

To be competitive in today’s globally connected economy companies must adopt approaches that allow them to tap into collective intelligence to address their tough problems, and perform their ideation experiments in the context of systems much more efficiently and rapidly. They must reach out to non-traditional sources for innovative ideas and system performance insights from the abundance of operational data that are becoming available from continuous monitoring of real-world product performance via the application of “digital twins.”

Market leaders are adopting such strategies and processes to increase their product innovation effectiveness and productivity. By creating a digital representation of the product from early concept development through detailed design and manufacturing, as well as by getting rapid insights from in-service operations, these successful enterprises are minimizing time-to-market, product lifecycle costs, and warranty costs. While much progress is being achieved, there are still many challenges in successfully adopting and deploying these new technologies.

In this one and a half-day workshop, attendees will explore “model-driven systems innovation” from multiple perspectives including strategy, culture and process; key challenges encountered and effective approaches; and the solutions available to deal with these challenges.

Inspiration will be provided by relevant case studies from industry keynote speakers, as well as from CIMdata research analysts. Panel discussions and breakout sessions will provide ample opportunity to exchange thoughts, identify technology trends, and formulate ideas for implementation that participants can apply to specific business requirements. Attendees will have the opportunity to voice their concerns and opinions, discuss, and help formulate a unified position the industry can use to jointly guide solutions and move forward.

In this workshop we will explore the following topics:

  • Model-Based Design for Manufacturability: A next generation “generative design” process leveraging topology optimization in combination with Additive Manufacturing, and new material characterizations.
  • The role of simulation in Model-Based Engineering and enabling the Digital Thread for product innovation: What are the approaches and tools that support efficient use of simulation to predict and optimize the performance of today’s complex cyber-physical systems that contain ever increasing levels of embedded software and electronics? What are the opportunities for improvement?
  • Collaboration challenges across the model-driven product lifecycle including digital models and data interoperability standards.
  • Critical organizational and collaboration challenges faced when applying Model-based Definition approaches to achieve sustainable product development? And how to address them for global organizations as well as for SMBs in the supply chain?
  • Collaborative approaches, tools and technologies to support better and faster ideation and decision-making.
  • What are “digital twins” and what role will they play in the rapidly emerging Internet of Things (IoT) and Industry 4.0 initiatives.

What to Expect If You Attend

This will be a lively forum where participants discuss real issues and opportunities and share their experiences and insights into the discussion topics. They will also have their voices heard and opinions count in shaping CIMdata’s future research agenda. This event provides a forum to network with professionals from diverse industries, academia, CIMdata’s subject matter experts, and members of the CIMdata Knowledge Councils. There will be plenty time for open (and private) discussions and networking.

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