SAMCE 2021 | Fall Series
Series of online events in fall 2021
With our events, we offer you an insight in what is going on in the Swiss scientific community in advanced manufacturing. In fall 2021, we will organize a small series of short online events. Early 2022, we plan our first in-person event to meet and see your peers in 3D. On this page, you find information about our SAMCE 2021 | Fall Series.
Our events are especially made for early-career investigators, such as doctoral students and postdocs, as well as other academic staff active in advanced manufacturing in Switzerland. We also welcome senior master students who want to present the research activities and projects in advanced manufacturing that are related to their master theses.
We are looking for active participants who strive for scientific exchange and who are prepared to share and discuss ideas, to support and to work with colleagues across disciplines and institutions. Hence, we are looking for participants who become an active part of the events and of the scientific community in advanced manufacturing in Switzerland.
In May and June 2021, we asked the Swiss scientific community in advanced manufacturing in an online survey about hot topics that they would like to discuss and learn more about. Based on the results of this online survey, we selected one manufacturing technology and two cross-technology topics as the focus areas of our Fall Series.
Coating and Printing
Coating and printing are manufacturing technologies that are used to equip the surface of products with structures or functionalities that are different to the bulk material. The range of coating and printing technologies includes:
Coating and printing technologies are used in all industry sectors and include products and applications such as:
Due to the large range of technologies and applications, there is sometimes little exchange between researchers from the different fields. However, we believe that there is a lot of common ground in this domain. An exchange between scientists across the various coating and printing technologies and across the different applications could therefore lead to fresh ideas how to tackle key challenges and hence in turn to technological breakthroughs. Therefore, we selected "Coating and Printing" as one of the topics for the Fall Series.
Robots, Automation and Learning Systems
Everyone is talking about artificial intelligence, digitalization and industry 4.0. Thanks to robots and learning systems, the level of automation is constantly increasing in many industry sectors. Researchers often use new methods and approaches that are developed for other applications to produce even more powerful automation solutions for our industry.
In our second event, we aim to cover the following topics:
We believe that it is decisive in this topic to bring together people across disciplines and to connect data scientists with researchers from different domains in advanced manufacturing. Therefore, to strenghten the community also in this domain, we dedicate our second event in the Fall Series to "Robots, Automation and Learning Systems".
Modeling and Simulation
The computing power of today's computers is umpteen times higher than in the past. These advances are paving the way for powerful new tools for computer-aided modeling and simulation of materials and manufacturing processes. This accelerates the research in our community. With these new tools and the data they generate, we can predict new materials and their properties as well as better understand what is happening in manufacturing processes. Furthermore, modeling and simulation help to plan and design experiments.
In our third event about modeling and simulation, we want to cover the following topics:
Also in this topic, only the fusion of the expertise of data scientists and domain experts will create the necessary joint competences to fully use the possibilities of higher computing power and the new digital modeling and simulation tools. We chose "Modeling and Simulation" as the third topic of our Fall Series to show young scientists - in particular the experimentalists - what is already possible with simulation and modeling today, but also to understand where problems and challenges currently still lie.
With our Fall Series we aim to bring together and inspire our community in advanced manufacturing in short online events. We have a dense and diversified program. The keynote speakers will INSPIRE you to think beyond your daily tasks in your lab, to see a bigger picture and to tackle also the strategically important challenges in the addressed research area. The CONNECT speakers will present a challenge they are currently facing in their research to connect and get support from you or other peers. The DISCUSS module will allow you to interact with colleagues from other Swiss research institutions about the key issues and the most promising approaches to solve these issues in the selected research areas. And finally, IGNITE speakers will present you how they cross borders and enter unknown territory to develop new cutting-edge technologies.
We will soon provide more detailed information about the events and the program on this webpage. Hence, stay tuned.