Digitalization and AI in plastics processing

Digitalization and AI in plastics processing

After the success of the first symposium in 2022, "Digitization and AI in Plastics Processing" is going into the second round.

Once again, we want to provide an insight into current developments in the industry and highlight opportunities that digitization and AI offer for manufacturing companies in the plastics industry.

At this two-day event, you can expect a program of presentations on the topics of process data acquisition, data analysis and artificial intelligence. The program will be rounded off by workshops and practical demonstrations in our pilot plants.

Your digital access

We provide the entire conference documents via our digital platform Moodle. Look forward to your digital conference folder, business cards and presentations, which you can annotate and download! Please bring a digital device (laptop or tablet) or simply your smartphone! Wifi will be provided, of course.

You will receive all further information and access after your registration.

If you would like to have your conference folder in printed form incl. the presentations on a USB stick (plus 35 € to the conference ticket), please indicate this in the message field during your registration.

What, who and where:

Title: Digitalization and AI in plastics processing
Date: 06.06. - 07.06.2023
Conference number: KI-T
Price: 975 € (exkl. MwSt.)

Your registration includes

as a participant:

  •     Conference participation
  •     Digital conference documents and scripts
  •     Digital business cards of all participants (objection via e-mail possible)
  •     Drinks during breaks and lunch snack
  •     Get-together and networking
  •     Workshop

as exhibitor (1.200 € excl. VAT):

  •     Exhibitor table with chair
  •     Power supply
  •     Company logo and profile in the conference documents
  •     Company logo and profile on the website
  •     1 conference participant included

as exhibitor+ (1.500 € excl. VAT):

  •     All items listed above
  •     Demonstration of own technology in our technical center

Convention programm

Day 1 06.06.2023 10:00 - 20:30 Lectures | Networking | Exhibition | Excursion | Evening event
10:00 - 10:30


10:30 - 11:00

Opening and welcome

11:00 - 11:45

Smart plastics production: challenges and opportunities 
Stefan Lehmann, Kunststoff-Zentrum in Leipzig gGmbH

11:45 - 12:30

AI and parallel computing become standard aids in design!
Dr. Paul-F. Filz, SIMCON kunststofftechnische Software GmbH

12:30 - 13:30

Lunch | Visit to the exhibition

13:30 - 14:15

Analysis of simulation and measurement data
Reinhard Mauermann, Fraunhofer Institute for Machine Tools and Forming Technology

14:15 - 15:00

RSP sensor - AI support for plastics technology issues
Dr.-Ing. Melanie Rohde-Tibitanzl, Sumitomo (SHI) Demag
Marco Fischer, Sumitomo (SHI) Demag
Artur Jurk, Kunststoff-Zentrum in Leipzig gGmbH

15:00 - 15:15


15:15 - 17:15

Excursion to the KUZ with demonstrations in the technical center

  • company STRACK NORMA GmbH + Co. KG
  • company Kistler Instrumente GmbH
  • company EWIKON
17:15 - 20:00

Evening event in the wonderful Plagwitz

Day 2 07.06.2023 09:00 - 14:30 Lectures | Networking | Exhibition | Workshop | Discussion table
08:45 - 09:00


09:00 - 09:45

Optimal process setup and 100% - online quality monitoring using efficient industry-specific AI software
Prof. Dr. habil. Günter Haag, STASA Steinbeis Angewandte Systemanalyse GmbH

09:45 - 10:30

Thomas Walther, ARBURG GmbH + Co. KG

10:30 - 10:45


10:45 - 12:00


  • OPC-UA
    Stefan Lehmann, Kunststoff-Zentrum in Leipzig gGmbH
  • Digital transformation and lean manufacturing in the age of ChatGPT
    Dr. Axel Reßmann, tetys Plus GmbH
12:00 - 13:00


13:00 - 13:45

AI readiness with cloud technology in injection moulding
Gerold Brunner, ENGEL AUSTRIA GmbH

13:45 - 14:30

Interactive question session

14:30 - 14:30

Conclusion of the event

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