8:00 am – 8:35 am Registration and Breakfast
8:35 am – 8:50 am Opening Remarks by Prof. Tim Osswald
8:50 am – 9:20 am Keynote: Architected Syntactic Foam Composites: Additive Manufacturing

and Reinforcement-Driven Matrix Segregation

Prof. Pavana Prabhakar, University of Wisconsin – Madison

9:20 am – 9:50 am Automated Geometry Optimization for Melt Flow Systems – The Full Potential

of Additive Manufacturing for Injection Molding Hot Runner Manifolds

Dr.-Ing Stefan Kruppa, Molding Solutions

Prof. Dr.-Ing Reinhard Schiffers, IPE, The University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany

9:50 am – 10:10 am Morning Break 1 and Poster Session
10:10 am – 10:40 am Keynote: Real-Time Sensor Data and AI: Enabling Dynamic Process Optimization

Dr. Alec Redmann, NETZSCH/sensXPERT

10:40 am – 11:00 am Process Variations for Thermosets Data Collection and Usage

of AI Results for Simulation

Ing. Ingo Schwarz, Schwarz Plastic Solution

11:00 am – 11:20 am Morning Break 2 and Poster Session
11:20 am – 11:50 pm Keynote: A toolbox towards first-time-right and novel applications fields in laser

based additive manufacturing of plastics

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Katrin Wudy, LBAM at Technical University of Munich (TUM), Germany

11:50 pm – 12:10 pm Comparison of the Anisotropic Mechanical Properties of Injection Molded 

and Additively Manufactured Parts

Johannes Austermann, IKV At Rwth Aachen University, Germany

12:10 pm – 1:10 pm Lunch and Poster Session  
1:10 pm – 1:40 pm Keynote: We Don’t Just Open Doors, We Lightweight Them: The Journey of

Ultra-Lightweight Carbon Fiber Reinforced Thermoplastics Composite Door Assembly

Prof. Srikanth Pilla, Clemson University

1:40 pm – 2:00 pm A Review on LCA Studies on Grocery Plastic Bags and Their Substitutes

Dr. Iván D. López, Society of Plastic Engineers (SPE)

2:00 pm – 2:20 pm Green Chemistry, the Biorefinery Concept and the Extrusion Process

Dr. Maria Del Pilar Noriega, Daabon Group

2:20 pm – 2:40 pm The Use of Biocidal Materials in Plastics Technology

Dr. Ruben Schlutter, Germany

2:40 pm – 3:10 pm Afternoon Break and Poster Session
3:10 pm – 3:40 pm Keynote: Machine Learning-Accelerated Molecular Design of Innovative Polymers:

Advanced Manufacturing, Extreme Conditions, Sustainable Energy Solutions

Prof. Ying Li, University of Wisconsin – Madison

3:40 pm – 4:00 pm The Latest Simulation Technology for Injection Molding and Composite Manufacturing

Ken Cheng, Moldex3D

4:00 pm – 4:20 pm Simultaneous Processing of Thermosets and Thermoplastics in Additive Manufacturing of Multi-Material Polymer Parts

Robert Setter, LBAM at Technical University of Munich (TUM), Germany

4:20 pm – 4:40 pm Integrative Simulation of a CF-SMC Structural Component Using a Multiscale

 Simulation Approach and the Osswald-Osswald Failure Indicator

Jan Teuwsen, Volkswagen AG

4:40 pm – 4:55 pm Closing Remarks by Prof. Lih-Sheng (Tom) Turng
7:00 pm – 11:00 pm



Evening Reception at Monona Terrace

Grand Terrace – West (Monona Terrace), 1 John Nolen Dr, Madison, WI 53703