On behalf of the organising committee of this Image-Based Finite Element Method for Industry (IBFEM-4i) event, we are delighted to invite you to participate in this recently launched initiative to develop the community of image-based modelling users in industry.

Image-based meshing is the process by which 3D images (e.g. X-ray CT or laser scanning) are converted into ultra-high resolution simulations. 3D imaging is increasingly being used in the industrial sector for inspection, non-destructive testing / evaluation (NDT/NDE) and metrology but image-based modelling is still an underutilised technique. Our aim is that the activities of IBFEM-4i will facilitate a wider adoption of image-based modelling and provide a platform to discuss the cutting-edge developments in the field.

IBFEM-4i will be the ideal forum for the fostering of ideas and the establishing of new collaborative links, helping to build strong networks within UK and at an international level. Attendance will also give you the unique opportunity to visit Swansea Bay, one of the most vibrant cities in Wales and, crucially, to get to know the place where the history of the finite element method began more than 50 years ago.


The event will consist of two parts:

  • Day 1-2: user training of the various techniques required for image-based modelling
  • Day 3-4: users’ workshop with keynote talks, presentations and a networking reception


The focus will be on any aspects of image-based modelling, for example:

  • 3D imaging methods (X-ray / neutron tomography, laser scanning etc.)
  • 3D image processing and segmentation
  • Computer vision
  • Artificial intelligence and machine learning
  • Image to simulation mesh techniques
  • Finite element analysis (FEM/FEA)
  • Computational fluid dynamics (CFD)
  • High-performance computing / supercomputing
  • Large-scale scientific visualisation
  • Advanced / high value manufacturing
  • Industry 4.0
  • Smart factories

Who should attend

This event is intended for academic researchers and industry professionals who are experienced users of image-based modelling or are newly interested in this powerful technique.

You may register here or a limited number of attendee grants are available by applying here.


IBFEM-4i is organised by the Zienkiewicz Centre for Computational Engineering, Swansea University with support from EPSRC, NCAF and CCPi.