Thermo-Calc Software CEO Speaks at The World Manufacturing Forum Technical Day

Slide of the presenters at the ASM World Manufacturing Forum Technical day
Presenters at the Harnessing Materials Information for Manufacturing symposium are shown on a slide above the stage.

ASM International hosted a symposium at this year’s The World Manufacturing Forum Technical Day called Harnessing Materials Information for Manufacturing. Topics for the session included designing new materials, materials information and design processes and integration with manufacturing. 

Thermo-Calc Software CEO, Anders Engström, was invited to give a joint keynote address with the CEO of QuesTek Innovations, Aziz Asphahani, on applying computational materials engineering to the materials design process. Other invited speakers include Dave Cebon, CTO & Co-Founder, Granta Design Ltd. (now part of ANSYS, Inc.); Ajei Gopal, CEO, ANSYS, Inc.; and Ray Fryan, Vice President, Technology & Quality, TimkenSteel Corporation. The talks were followed by a panel discussion.

The full day event addressed issues such as up-training your workforce, integrating new technologies into your workflow and increasing efficiency, all with the goal of staying competitive for the next ten years. The day focused on new solutions utilising Industry 4.0 technologies and on sharing best practices between industry.

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The event is a collaboration between ASM International and Intelligent Manufacturing Systems International, Inc. (IMSI). According to an event press release, “the World Manufacturing Forum is an open platform that aims at enhancing and spreading industrial culture worldwide, as a means to ensure economic equity and sustainable development [and] ASM International is the preeminent association for engaging and connecting materials professionals and their organizations to the resources necessary to solve problems, improve outcomes, and advance society.”

The World Manufacturing Forum Technical Day was held in the beautiful Villa Erba in Cernobbio Italy on 25 September 2019. Learn more about the event at the World Manufacturing Forum Technical Day website: 

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