HxGN Live

MSC Software is now part of Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence and this year HxGN LIVE is the venue for the MSC Software Global User's Conference. The conference will be held June 12th to 15th, 2018 in Las Vegas, NV, USA.

The Manufacturing Intelligence Track at HxGN LIVE showcases innovative data-driven manufacturing techniques that are redefining quality and productivity in the factory. There are three sub-tracks: Design & Engineering, Production, and Metrology. MSC will be hosting the Design & Engineering (CAE & Simulation Software) track.

HxGN LIVE provides an exciting lineup of innovative technologies, exclusive presentations by industry experts, hands-on training, inspiring keynotes from thought leaders and networking opportunities with peers from around the world.


This at-a-glance schedule provides a high-level view of conference activity.

  Wednesday Thursday
8:00 AM MSC Plan & Strategy Update
Paolo Guglielmini, MSC CEO & Brian Shepherd, MSC CTO
MSC Additive Manufacturing Solution for Metals & Polymers
Roger Assaker, CEO e-Xstream Engineering
and Hendrik Schafstall, CTO Simufact
8:30 AM
9:00 AM The Zone Open // Break The Zone Open // Break
9:30 AM
10:00 AM System Dynamics Simulation in Vehicle Electrification and Automation
Ian Hogg, MSC Software, Adams Product Manager
Managing your Enterprise Data & Processes
with Engineering Lifecycle Management
Leo Kilfoy, GM ELM, MSC Software
10:30 AM
11:00 AM Improving Customization and Integration of Simulation
into Your Engineering Processes
Matt Kokaly, MSC Softwre Nonlinear Product Manager
Drive Product Performance with Optimal Use of Materials
Roger Assaker, CEO e-Xstream Engineering
11:30 AM
12:00 PM The Zone Open // Lunch The Zone Open // Lunch
12:30 PM
1:00 PM
 Automotive TrackAero & Defense TrackDigital Industrial TrackAutomotive TrackAero & Defense Track Digital Industrial Track
1:30 PM Manufacturing Intelligence Track Keynote
Norbert Hanke, President & CEO, Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence
Autonomous Driving, MSC Software National Composite Centre UK Stratasys
2:00 PM
2:30 PM The Zone Open // Break The Zone Open // Break
3:00 PM
3:30 PM Mahindra & Mahindra Raytheon Baker Hughes, a GE Company Changan R&D US MBD-Hydraulics Cosimulation for Aerospace Systems, MSC Software SENAI
4:00 PM
4:30 PM TBD Puget Sound Naval Shipyard SOLVAY Group Explore the Digital Thread
Ken Woodbine, Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence
and Brian Shepherd, Hexagon & MSC Software
5:00 PM

About the Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence Design & Engineering Sub-Track

Come join company executives, engineering managers, CAE specialists, product development professionals, designers and academicians and learn about MSC Software's expanding product portfolio with Digimat, Simufact, Actran, Cradle and VIRES; and take advantage of the free training program and unique networking opportunities.

Come see how your simulation methodologies and best practices compare to your competitors and with other industries and to learn more about MSC's vision for virtualization of the manufacturing process, and how MSC's engineering solutions are being integrated in the Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence Digital Thread for Intelligent Quality.

Presentations – Join us to gain a competitive advantage by hearing the latest simulation technology innovations and to see applications to real world engineering problems.

Training – Learn about our products. Included with conference registration is 1 day training selecting from the following topics:

  • Training 1 – What's New in Apex Hawk
  • Training 2 – Simulating Autonomous Vehicles (Adams Real Time & VIRES VTD)
  • Training 3 – Using Simulation for First-Time-Right Additive Manufacturing (Simufact, Digimat)
  • Training 4 – Virtualizing welding and forming processes (Simufact Welding, Simufact Forming)

Ask the Experts – Submit your toughest problems before the conference and/or meet the MSC application experts face-to-face during the Ask the Experts sessions

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