Education On-Demand

Functional Fabric Fair Portland – Fall 2021

Digitizing Materials for Realistic 3D Simulation

Company: Hohenstein

Date: Thursday, Nov 18th

Time: 12:30 PM

Accurate material parameters are often overlooked. Yet, it is vital to ensure that digital materials look and behave consistently, both with reality and between 3D platforms. Without a standard, this challenge is daunting. Learn about a new method to translate five tests into consistent visualization across systems.

Speaker: Ben Mead

Speaker Title:  Managing Director

Speaker Bio: Ben Mead serves as the Managing Director of Hohenstein Institute America. In this role, he serves as the company’s liaison with government agencies, industry collaborations and trade associations. He also oversees OEKO-TEX® responsibilities for the U.S. Prior to joining Hohenstein in 2014, Ben consulted with various brands and industry associations, including Textile Exchange and AFIRM. In those roles, Ben established partnerships with industry leaders and experts to increase industry engagement in green chemistry and sustainable textile processing. While working for Nike, Ben helped develop a restricted substances program and was involved in the implementation of sustainable materials and water programs. Ben holds degrees in Chemistry and Textile Chemistry from North Carolina State University and a certificate in Green Chemistry from the University of Washington.