The DSMIE International Conference brought together researchers in the field of engineering

Conference Cooperation Science

75 participants from 16 countries around the the world came together at the DSMIE International Conference to discuss current trends in engineering.

The Faculty of Mechanical Engineering at the University of West Bohemia hosted the DSMIE – International Conference on Design, Simulation, Manufacturing: The Innovation Exchange during the first week of June. The 7th edition took place at the facilities of the partner company Daikin in Plzeň, at Borská pole. The main organizer is the Sumy State University from Ukraine, and the event was co-organized by the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering and the IATDI – International Association for Technological Development and Innovation.

The conference focuses on current research topics in manufacturing, materials, and mechanical engineering, addressing present and future trends in machine design, modeling of production processes, and technologies. It emphasizes the growing role of smart manufacturing systems, artificial intelligence, and innovations in the transition to sustainable and resilient engineering solutions.

The official opening of the conference on Wednesday, June 5, was attended by the governor of the Plzeň Region, Rudolf Špoták, the rector of the University of West Bohemia in Plzeň, Miroslav Lávička, and representatives of the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering – dean Vladimír Duchek and vice-dean for external relations and development Milan Edl.

“We started collaborating with the University in Sumy during this conference back in 2017,” says vice-dean Edl. “The greatest benefit of the event is the opportunity for personal meetings of many people from universities, research organizations, and industrial enterprises from various countries. Thanks to strengthening existing contacts and establishing new ones, we can expect further development of our cooperation. One of the sessions was specifically focused on the 'business to science' connection – cooperation between the industrial and academic sectors,” adds Milan Edl. Among the speakers in that session was also Miroslav Zetek from the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, presenting on the use of metal additive manufacturing in tool production.

The conference program included lectures, workshops, and an exhibition of industrial partners. The program also featured a tour of the Regional Technology Institute, a research center of the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering.


Faculty of Mechanical Engineering

Kamila Kolářová

10. 06. 2024