CDFAM 23 NYC Essential Info


Day 1: June 14th

Opening Keynote9:00Onur Yuce Gun – New BalanceDesign Computation Human
Variations on a Theme9:20Nathan Shirley – HPComputational Disruption: Design Engines & Additive’s Untapped Potential
Variations on a Theme9:40Thomas D’Huyvetter – TwikitEnable Mass Customization through Design Automation
Variations on a Theme10:00Adam Wentworth – Mayo ClinicScaling & Standardizing Patient Specific Design
Variations on a Theme10:20Ronnie Parsons – Mode LabComputational Design Ops
Biology10:40BreakCaffeine by Parlor Coffee
Education to Industry11:00Ryan Carter – Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics LaboratoryOvercoming the Design Dilemma: Balancing the Organic Shapes of Topology Optimization, & Precision Tolerances in Additive Manufacturing with Post-Process Machining
Education to Industry11:20Ryan McClelland – NASA Goddard Space Flight CenterGenerative Design & Digital Manufacturing at NASA Goddard
Education to Industry11:40Prof. A. John Hart – MITTen Years Teaching Additive

Lunch Break and Networking

Welcome12:50Satish Rao – NewlabWelcome to Newlab
Tools of Discovery & Optimization1:00André A.R. Wilmes – RafinexGenerate-to-Validate: Optimal Designs and the Need to Deliver Under Uncertainty
Tools of Discovery & Optimization1:20Nina Korshunova – HyperganicPhysics-Driven Generative Design: The Future of Engineering
Tools of Discovery & Optimization1:40Michael Smell – AutodeskUnlocking Better Engineering with Generative Design
Tools of Discovery & Optimization2:00Lieven Vervecken – DiabatixBreaking New Grounds with Generative Design for Cooling
Biology2:20Break + Software DemosHydration – Immorel
Collaborating with Complexity3:00Marek Moffett – General LatticeDigital Materials – Geometry and Data Combined
Collaborating with Complexity3:20Daniel Hambleton – MetafoldGeometry Streaming: Hardware-First Software for Digital Manufacturing
Collaborating with Complexity3:40Hardik Kabaria – CarbonDefining Performance not Just Geometry with Software, Process + Material Science
Collaborating with Complexity4:00Justin Hattendorf- nTopField Optimization – A Modular Design Tool for Advanced Manufacturing
Collaborating with Complexity4:20Kirill Volchek – OqtonHybrid DfAM: From Topology to Toolpath & Production to Performance
Keynote4:40Ronald Rael – Muddy Robots – Emerging Objects Muddy Robots


Following the closing keynote the event space will be open for software demos and networking with beverages provided.

Day 2: June 15th

Application of Research9:00Mark Burhop – SiemensReinventing the Wheel – Research on Representing & Manufacturing Geometry with a Program
Application of Research9:20Prof. Tim W. Simpson – Penn State10 Years of Applying DFAM: Changing Needs and Challenges for Computational Design
Educating the Human in the Loop9:40Chelsea Cummings – The Barnes Global Advisors MfAM Walks so DfAM Can Run!
Educating the Human in the Loop10:00Rhushik Matroja – Cognitive Design SystemsDesign Automation Using Machine Learning & Computational Design to Make Products Manufacturable
Biology10:20Break + Software DemosCaffeine by Parlor Coffee
Biology Continued…10:40Dr. Natalie Alima – BioLab Interspecies Forms: Robotic Feedback Systems Between Mycelia Growth & Computational Form
Matter Made with Math11:00Matt Shomper – Not a RobotComputational Mapping of Biomimetic Structures in Response to External Loading Conditions
Matter Made with Math11:20Daniele Panozzo – NYURobust Geometry Processing for Physical Simulation and Shape Optimization

Lunch Break and Networking

Digital in a Material World1:00Wes John-Alder
– Citrine Informatics
Informatics and AI for Materials Development 
Digital in a Material World1:20Behrooz Jalalahmadi – Sentient ScienceDigitalClone for Additive Manufacturing
Digital in a Material World1:40Alex Roschli – Oak Ridge National LaboratoryDesigning Material Properties with Advanced Toolpath Generation
Digital in a Material World2:00Mike Grau – SyneraConnect Everything, Engineer Anything
Biology2:20Break + Software DemosHydration – Immorel
AI, Data + Design2:40Jaideep Bangal – AltairThe Challenges of Using AI in Computational Engineering
AI, Data + Design3:00Francis Bitonti – Lexset AIFrom Simulation to Reality: The Evolution of Computer Vision Training with Synthetic Data
AI, Data + Design3:20Karl D.D. Willis – AutodeskLearning to Generate Shapes
AI, Data + Design3:40Chris McComb – Carnegie Mellon UniversityDesign for Artificial Intelligence: A Force Multiplier for Additive Manufacturing
Closing Keynote4:00Prof. Neil Gershenfeld – MIT Center for Bits and AtomsRoadmap to Replicators


Following the closing keynote the event space will be open for software demos and networking

Badge types

Attendee badges are color coded to make it easier for you to recognize speakers, and find help.

Fellow attendees will have gradient badges, speakers are yellow, the Road Crew who are here to help you with any questions you have will be wearing Yellow CDFAM T-Shirts and blue badges and finally, Newlab staff (who can also help) will be wearing grey badges.

Attendee Badge (Gradient)

Speaker Badge (Yellow)

Newlab Staff (Grey Badge)

Road Crew Badge (Blue)

Other Biological Needs

Restrooms are located towards the center of Newlab on the West side of the building after the lounge area and Infinity Sisters Cafe.

Drip Filter Coffee and Tea is also available as well as cold drinks and snacks to purchase.

Filtered and Sparkling water is available by the reception at the entrance on the West side of the building.

Use your limited edition, collectable CDFAM Stadium Cup provided to fill up and hydrate, along with beer type beverages at the reception.

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