Temptative agenda available here (work in progress).


Table of contents




Jennifer Whyte

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Integrated digital delivery of major infrastructure projects.


Jennifer Whyte is a Professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Imperial College London. Her research focus is on systems integration in civil infrastructure; in particular in the integrated digital delivery of major infrastructure projects. Such projects are organizationally complex, delivering both physical assets and digital asset information. Her ambition is to develop next-generation methods and tools that enable project practitioners to make better decisions. Recent interests include the use of structured asset information in the digital twin, and the potential of rich digital data in design for manufacture, assembly, predictive maintenance, etc.

At Imperial College London, she is Director of the Centre for Systems Engineering and Innovation and Royal Academy of Engineering / Laing O'Rourke Professor in Systems Integration. She also leads the 'Data-driven Design under Uncertainty' Grand Challenge in the Lloyds Register Foundation/Alan Turing Institute 'Data-Centric Engineering' Programme. She teaches on innovation in civil engineering. She is a Fellow of the Institution of Civil Engineers; and co-curator of the World Economic Forum 'Engineering and Construction' transformation map. She recently co-authored the book Virtual Reality and the Built Environment (2nd Edition, with Dragana Nikolic, Routledge, 2018).


André Stork

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On the convergence of volumetric modelling, simulation and 3D printing.


André Stork is head of the Competence Center for Interactive Engineering Technologies and honorary professor at Technische Universität Darmstadt. He studied computer science and received his doctoral degree from the TU Darmstadt in 2000 with a dissertation entitled “3D interaction and visualization techniques for user centered modelling applications”. In 1992 he received his diploma in computer science. From 1992 to 1994, he worked as a researcher at the Computer Graphics Center (ZGDV e.V.), Darmstadt, in image classification, neuronal networks, image analysis and animation. Since 1994 he has been working in the department for Interactive Engineering Technologies (former: Industrial Applications), first as a researcher and since 2002 as head of the department.

His major research interests are geometry modelling, design for AM, 2D/3D interaction and user interface techniques, simulation algorithms, knowledge management and information retrieval, collaboration support and scientific visualization. André Stork has authored and co-authored more than 200 papers in the field of his various interests. In many international conferences, workshops, and journals he has been a member of the program committees or acted as a reviewer. He has lectured “Computer Graphics III” and “Geometric Methods in CAD/CAE” at TU Darmstadt. Further, he is a member of IEEE, Eurographics, ACM, Gesellschaft für Informatik (GI), and VDI.


Maurizio Gattiglio

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European Digital Innovation.


Maurizio Gattiglio is Executive Vice-President and Board Director of Prima Electro S.p.A., parent company of Prima Industrie S.p.A. a leading engineering corporation operating worldwide in the field of industrial lasers, sheet metal machinery and electronics. He is actually Chairman and CEO of Convergent Photonics LLC, MA USA, high power laser Company of Prima Group, General Manager of Prima Electro China Co. Ltd, Board Director and Past-Chairman of EFFRA European Factories of the Future Research Association and member of MANUFUTURE European Technology Platform High Level Group.

He has worked within the Prima Group since 1986 where he has occupied a number of different positions in R&D&I, customer support, manufacturing and management. He holds a number of patents of invention in the area of high power laser technology.

Maurizio Gattiglio obtained a degree in mechanical engineering in 1984 from the Polytechnic of Turin.


Alberto Codrino

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Towards PLM 4.0.


Alberto Codrino is CEO of PLM Systems (Altea Federation) and Altea FedBoard Member; formerly Temporary Professor at the Business Management School of the Politechnic of Torino (teaching Product Development and Innovation Management). Mr. Codrino has been working since more than 30 years with global companies and SMEs to support their improvement initiatives in lean product development. Specific expertise includes process reengineering and design and delivery of IT systems supporting the NPD process (Product Lifecycle Management, Business Process Management systems and Part Variety Reduction programs).

Mr. Codrino has been chairman, member of the technical board or speaker at major Italian and international PLM events (IFIP, IT4fashion, PDT/Cimdata, ...) and contributor of Sole 24 Ore (ICT&Tech), ComputerWorld (Italian edition) and Automazione Industriale.


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The PLM Conference is proud to host the workshop of the Horizon 2020 project CAxMan (Computer Aided Technologies for Additive Manufacturing). The project aims to establish novel workflows and services for discrete manufacturing (combinations of additive and subtractive) by addressing analysis-/simulation-based design, analysis/simulation of process planning, showcasing the CAx technologies as Cloud based services and Workflows in the Cloud for two use cases from design to production of physical prototypes. The project is motivated by an expected estimation of the Additive Manufacturing close to 16.2 billion USD by 2018. As a result, there will be increasing demand for a software ecosystem that enables Computer Aided Technologies (CAx) support of AM processes and machines. However, to move from prototypes and demonstration 3D-models to real industrial use one needs to document and certify the quality of the outcomes of AM processes, such as product strength, surface quality, material behaviour and shape constraints.


Industrial visits

Baladin brewery

The Baladin brewery was originally created in 1996 as a brewpub (production and bar) in Piozzo - a small village in the Langhe area in the province of Cuneo - by its founder and master brewer Teo Musso. The brewery has been totally renewed in 2016 in cooperation with Siemens and is now a great example of Handicraft 4.0 capable to brew 30+ varieties of beer, for an overall amount of 25,000+ hl/year.

SKF - Airasca plant

The SKF Airasca plant has been active since 1962 and the surface currently occupied is close to 70,000 square meters. The entire production is performed by 13 integrated lines operating in a continuous flow; material handling takes place via integrated systems.

The ball bearings produced in this plant are mainly intended for automotive applications – in particular, for automobiles wheel hub; recently, the production of wheel hubs for trucks and bearings for agricultural applications has been started. Today, the world’s leading car manufacturers are customers of this plant.

In 2017, The Airasca plant has received a Highly Protected Risk (HPR) certification from the insurance company, rewarding the implementation of a “best in class” risk prevention system, based on an international scale.

FCA - Mirafiori plant

The SKF Airasca plant has been active since 1962 and the surface currently occupied is close to 70,000 square meters. The entire production is performed by 13 integrated lines operating in a continuous flow; material handling takes place via integrated systems.

The FCA Mirafiori plant has been opened in 1939 as the capacity of the Lingotto plant (the Conference location) had become insufficient. The site has been further extended in the late 1950s to face the disruptive economic growth and the consequent demand of cars. The surface currently occupied is close to 2,000,000 square meters. Today, the production is focused on two models: Alfa Romeo MiTo and Maserati Levante. The visit is focused on the assembly process of Maserati Levante, a luxury SUV released in 2016. The plant has recently obtained the Silver medal in World Class Manufacturing.


Ferrari is hosting the PLM2018 delegates for an exclusive tour throughout the Maranello plant, where GT and Formula 1 design and production take place.

The temptative agenda is:

A bus to travel from/to Turin will be available.

Please, note that the cost of the visit is 130 EUR and that 25 participants - at most - are allowed to join this event.