solidThinking has announced that the 2017 European Converge conference will take place October 17 at the SANAA building in Essen Germany. The conference will bring together industrial designers, design engineers, architects, and others active in product creation to explore the growing creative middle ground shared by both designers and engineers.
As the digital world spins faster every day and with new manufacturing methods such as 3D printing revolutionizing the production processes, the design and manufacture of products has to radically change. Keynotes presentations and two master classes, including presentations from, with and about Zaha Hadid, Faraone, EOS, CSI, Protiq, Amazone, APWorks, Thyssen Krupp Elevators, Turi Cacciatore Design, and many more, will leave attendees with new insights toward product design and development.
"We are very happy to host the 2nd Converge conference in Essen again this year," commented Dr. Pietro Cervellera, Country Manager Altair Engineering GmbH. "Last year's event was a big success, the location was very well suited and attendees, presenters, and partners were very pleased with the outcome of the event. We have therefore decided to again give a platform to those who want to explore the innovative intersections of technology and design. With a special focus on designs inspired by nature through artificial intelligence engineering tools, Converge will provide the attendees with a competitive edge, knowledge, and technologies needed to be truly innovative."
Converge 2017 will also feature an exhibition area, presenting products and designs from customers and renown product creators.