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 11th to 14th, 2019 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.

  Tuesday June 11 Wednesday June 12 Thursday June 13 Friday June 14
7:00 AM Open Breakfast Breakfast Breakfast
7:30 AM
8:00 AM Training 1 MSC Plan & Strategy Update
Paolo Guglielmini, MSC CEO
and Brian Shepherd, MSC CTO
MSC Additive Manufacturing Solution for Metals & Polymers
Roger Assaker, CEO e-Xstream Engineering
and Hendrik Schafstall, CTO Simufact
Breakout Sessions
8:30 AM
9:00 AM The Zone Open // Break The Zone Open // Break The Zone Open // Break
9:30 AM
10:00 AM Autonomous Vehicles
Luca Castignani, MSC Software
System Dynamics Simulation in Vehicle Electrification and Automation
Ian Hogg, Adams Product Manager
Improving Customization and Integration of Simulation into Your Engineering Processes
Matt Kokaly, Nonlinear Product Manager
Breakout Sessions
10:30 AM
11:00 AM Managing your Enterprise Data & Processes
with Engineering Lifecycle Management
Leo Kilfoy, GM ELM
Autonomous Driving
Luca Castignani, MSC Software
Drive Product Performance with Optimal Use of Materials
Roger Assaker, CEO e-Xstream
11:30 AM
12:00 PM Paid Training Lunch The Zone Open // Lunch The Zone Open // Lunch The Zone Open // Lunch
12:30 PM
1:00 PM Training 2
 Automotive TrackAero & Defense TrackDigital Industrial TrackAero & Defense Track Additive Manufacturing Track Breakout Sessions
1:30 PM Manufacturing Intelligence Track Keynote
Norbert Hanke, President & CEO, Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence
National Composite Centre UK Stratasys
2:00 PM
2:30 PM The Zone Open // Break The Zone Open // Break Conference Closed
3:00 PM
3:30 PM Mahindra & Mahindra Raytheon Baker Hughes, a GE Company Airbus SENAI
4:00 PM
4:30 PM Changan R&D US Puget Sound Naval Shipyard SOLVAY Group Explore the Digital Thread
Ken Woodbine, Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence
and Brian Shepherd, Hexagon & MSC Software
5:00 PM Open
5:30 PM General Session

Welcome Reception
Immediately Following
Track Evening Events
Start time vary by track
6:00 PM
6:30 PM
7:00 PM
7:30 PM Evening Event
7:30 pm
8:00 PM
8:30 PM
9:00 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 – Using Simulation for First-Time-Right Additive Manufacturing (Simufact, Digimat)
  • Training 3 – 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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