FLOW-3D World Users Conference 2020

We invite our customers from around the world to join us at the FLOW-3D World Users Conference 2020 to celebrate 40 years of FLOW-3D.

The conference will be held on June 8-10, 2020 at the Maritim Hotel in Munich, Germany. Join engineers, researchers and scientists from some of the world’s most renowned companies and institutions to hone your simulation skills, explore new modeling approaches and learn about the latest software developments. This year’s conference features Metal Casting and Water & Environmental application tracks, advanced training sessions, in-depth technical presentations by our customers, and the latest product developments presented by Flow Science’s senior technical staff. The conference will be co-hosted by Flow Science Deutschland.

We are extremely pleased to announce that Hubert Lang of BMW will be this year’s keynote speaker.

Keynote Speaker Announced! 

Hubert Lang, BMW, Keynote Speaker
Hubert Lang, BMW, Keynote Speaker at the FLOW-3D World Users Conference 2020

15 years of FLOW-3D at BMW

Hubert Lang studied Mechanical Engineering with a focus on automotive engineering at Landshut University of Applied Sciences. In 1998, he started in BMW’s Light Metal Foundry in Landshut, working in their tool design department, where he oversaw the development of casting tools for six-cylinder engines. In 2005, Hubert moved to the foundry’s simulation department, where he was introduced to FLOW-3D’s metal casting capabilities. Since then, he has led considerable expansion in the use of FLOW-3D, both in the volume of simulations as well as the number of application areas.

Today, BMW uses FLOW-3D for sand casting, permanent mold gravity casting, low pressure die casting, high pressure die casting, and lost foam casting. FLOW-3D has also been applied to several special projects at BMW, such as supporting the development of an inorganic binder system for sand cores through the development of a core drying model; calculation of the heat input during coating of cylinder liners; the development of the casting geometry for the injector casting procedure; and the layout and dimensioning of cooling systems for casting tools. 

BMW Museum Tour

We are pleased to offer a tour of the BMW Museum as part of the conference offerings. The tour will take place at 17:30 after the technical proceedings on Tuesday, June 9. You can sign up for the tour when you register for the conference.

Important Dates

  • April 17: Abstracts Due
  • May 1: Abstracts Accepted
  • May 29: Presentations Due
  • June 8: Advanced Training Sessions
  • June 8: Opening Reception
  • June 9: Tour of the BMW Museum
  • June 9: Conference Dinner
BMW Museum Tour
Exterior architectural detail of the BMW Welt building.

Advanced Training Topics

Taught by senior technical staff and experts in their fields, advanced training topics include Version Up seminars for FLOW-3D CAST and FLOW-3D AM users, as well as sessions focused on Troubleshooting techniques and Municipal applications. The courses are designed so that everyone, regardless of their application, can participate in the Troubleshooting Session. You can sign up for these training sessions when you register online.

Training Times and Fees

  • 13:00 – 14:00 – Version Up: FLOW-3D CAST (1 hr) – 100 €
  • 14:00 – 15:00 – Version Up: FLOW-3D AM (1 hr) – 100 €
  • 13:00 – 15:00 – Municipal Applications (2 hrs) – 200 €
  • 15:00 – 17:00 – Troubleshooting (2 hrs) – 200 €

Call for Abstracts

Share your experiences, present your success stories and obtain valuable feedback from the FLOW-3D user community and our senior technical staff. We welcome abstracts on all topics including those focused on the following applications:

  • Metal Casting
  • Additive Manufacturing
  • Civil & Municipal Hydraulics
  • Consumer Products
  • Micro/Nano/Bio Fluidics
  • Energy
  • Aerospace
  • Automotive
  • Coating
  • Coastal Engineering
  • Maritime
  • General Applications

Abstracts should include a title, author(s) and a 200 word description. Please email your abstract to info@flow3d.com by Friday, April 17.

Registration and training fees will be waived for presenters. Go here for presenter information.

Conference Dinner

This year’s conference dinner will be held in the ever-popular Augustiner-Keller. All conference attendees and their guests are invited to join us on Tuesday, June 9 for a traditional German feast in a beautiful and famous beer garden. The conference dinner will take place following the BMW Tour.

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