Hexagon Hosts the MSC Software Global User’s Conference at HxGN LIVE

Conference Programme Features MSC Software's Engineering and Simulation Solutions for Data-Driven Manufacturing and Intelligent Quality

02 May 2019
Hexagon’s Manufacturing Intelligence division today announced the 2019 MSC Software Global User’s Conference will be held at HxGN LIVE, Hexagon's digital solutions conference, from June 11-14 at The Venetian in Las Vegas. During this event, the Manufacturing Intelligence track will highlight innovative, data-driven manufacturing techniques and technologies that are enabling the Smart Factory through three subtracks – Design and Engineering, Production, and Metrology. The MSC Software Global User's Conference will be hosted in the CAE and simulation-focused Design and Engineering subtrack, attracting company executives, engineering managers, CAE specialists, product development professionals, designers and academics. Acquired by Hexagon in 2017, MSC Software is a global leader in helping product manufacturers to advance their engineering methods with simulation software and services. 

The MSC Software Global User’s Conference will offer educational content for novice and expert users of MSC Software's expanding product portfolio, which includes MSC Nastran, Adams, Marc, MSC Apex, SimManager, Digimat, Simufact, Actran, Cradle CFD and VIRES VTD. The conference programme features topical expert presentations, customer success stories, interactive trainings and sessions, along with unique networking opportunities. Conference attendees will learn about simulation methodologies, best practices and MSC's vision for virtualisation of the manufacturing process. Users will get a first-hand look at how the digital thread can integrate MSC's engineering solutions with other process touchpoints to help make the product lifecycle digital first and smarter throughout. In addition, participants have entry to the entire HxGN LIVE venue including keynote sessions and The Zone technology expo staging more than 120,000 sq. ft. of Hexagon technologies and 60+ exhibiting sponsors.

On Tuesday June 11, the MSC Software Global Users’ Conference commences with free training sessions conducted by MSC Software product experts. Training topics include: ‘Additive Manufacturing: Optimise Your Print, Not Just Your Parts’ with two separate sessions for plastics and metals, ‘Autonomous Vehicle Development: Virtual Environment for Vehicle Testing Simulator and Scenario Live Definition’, and ‘MSC Apex: Unified CAE Environment for Virtual Product Development’. Following the training sessions in late afternoon, all attendees are invited to the kick-off HxGN LIVE Conference Keynote address and reception immediately following.

On Wednesday, June 12, MSC Software President Paolo Guglielmini will present MSC’s corporate vision, strategy, and roadmap to the future. This session will be followed by a presentation by Luca Castignani, MSC Product Strategist, titled ‘From ADAS to Autonomous: Today and Tomorrow of Mobility’, focusing on the potential of autonomous vehicle development and how MSC Software is leading the way in this initiative. In the afternoon, MSC Software customers will present a variety of case study applications and success stories within the autonomous mobility and additive manufacturing fields. Speakers include representatives from companies like Honda, GM, Stratasys and Purdue University.

On Thursday June 13, expert presentations continue with topics such as ‘Accelerate the Additive Manufacturing Design Process’, and ‘Solutions for the Smart Factory’ presented by Brian Shepherd, SVP Software Solutions for Hexagon’s Manufacturing Intelligence division. The agenda also includes further case study presentations within the aerospace and advanced co-simulation fields, with presenters from big-name players like Raytheon, Northrop Grumman and Coca-Cola. The day will close with participation in two industry vertical sessions covering smart factory solutions for the automotive and aerospace industries. 
About Hexagon’s Manufacturing Intelligence Division

Hexagon’s Manufacturing Intelligence division helps industrial manufacturers develop the disruptive technologies of today and the life-changing products of tomorrow. As a leading metrology and manufacturing solution specialist, our expertise in sensing, thinking and acting – the collection, analysis and active use of measurement data – gives our customers the confidence to increase production speed and accelerate productivity while enhancing product quality.

Through a network of local service centres, production facilities and commercial operations across five continents, we are shaping smart change in manufacturing to build a world where quality drives productivity. For more information, visit HexagonMI.com.

Hexagon is a global leader in digital solutions that create Autonomous Connected Ecosystems (ACE). Hexagon (Nasdaq Stockholm: HEXA B) has approximately 20,000 employees in 50 countries and net sales of approximately 3.8bn EUR. Learn more at hexagon.com and follow us @HexagonAB.

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