8:00 am – 8:45 am Registration and Breakfast
8:45 am – 9:00 am Opening Remarks by Prof. Tim Osswald
9:00 am – 9:30 am Keynote: Recent Advances in Polymer Viscoelasticity from General Rigid Bead-Rod Theory
Prof. Dr. A. Jeffrey Giacomin , University of Nevada, Reno
9:30 am – 10:00 am The use of plastics in supporting vehicle electrification and autonomous driving

Carlos Pereira, SABIC

10:00 am – 10:30 am Advancements in FFF Technology: Rotating Nozzles for Enhanced Speed and Mechanical Properties
Dr. Allen J. Román, Argonne National Laboratory
10:30 am – 11:00 am Morning Break and Poster Session
11:00 am – 11:30 am Keynote: The application of Molecular Dynamic Simulation in Polymer

Dr. Rong-Reu Chang, Advanced Molecular Dynamics Inc.

11:30 pm – 12:00 pm Enhancing weld line visibility prediction in injection molding through transfer learning and physics-informed neural networks

Prof. Dr. Giovanni LucchettaUniversity of Padova, Italy
12:00 pm – 12:30 pm Digitalization of digitalization – Why a digital twin is not enough?

Cristoph Hinse, SimpaTec Inc.
12:30 pm – 1:30 pm Lunch and Poster Session
1:30 pm – 2:00 pm Keynote: Moldex3D simulation solution for EV and Battery manufacturing

Harshal Bhogesra, Moldex3D Northern America Inc.

2:00 pm – 2:30 pm Understanding and avoiding surging in extrusion by means of unsteady flow simulations

Dr.-Ing. Malte Schön, Institute for Plastics Processing (IKV) in Industry and Craft at RWTH Aachen University, Germany

2:30 pm – 3:00 pm Influence of Post-Processing on the Mechanical Properties of Laser Sintered Parts

Ruben Schlutter, SKZ – KFE gGmbH

3:00 pm – 3:30 pm Afternoon Break and Poster Session
3:30 pm – 4:00 pm Keynote: Advancing Plastics Identification and Quantification in Industrial Recycling with Thermal Analysis
Dr. Alec RedmannNETZSCH
4:00 pm – 4:30 pm Influence of varying material components in representative polyethylene recyclates on the mechanical properties of blown films

Elena Berg, Institute for Plastics Processing (IKV) in Industry and Craft at RWTH Aachen University, Germany

4:30 pm – 5:00 pm Lightweight construction and functional integration using fiber composite plastic-elastomer hybrid designs – Which potentials and challenges arise in product design?


Moritz Rayer, University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany

Moritz Wilkowski, University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany

5:00 pm – 5:30 pm New technology for the polymer industry to cover the European Green Deal

Ingo Schwarz, Schwarz Plastic Solutions

5:30 pm
Closing Remarks by Prof. Lih-Sheng (Tom) Turng
7:00 pm Evening Reception at Monona Terrace

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