you to all participants and organizers. A particularly warm "Thank you" to Jytte Vejsgaard Laursen and Charlotte Dyrmann Leser from ATV-SEMAPP, Cristoph Hinse and Anke Praetorius from Simpatec Germany and Fabien Buchy from Simpatec France for their continuous efforts in making this venture a big success. Thank you also to Bernard Alsteens from e-Xstream, promoting and organizing BIMS sessions for us in the framework of e-Xstream trainings.
is not easy to attract people to "english speaking" seminars in
Germany and a few other countries, but thanks to the efforts of the Simpatec team, offering also
translated printouts to participants, we are slowly building-up our
reputation in Germany and other German speaking countries. Check the schedule for future sessions in Germany.
If you are in doubt about your
ability to understand my English language,
listen to me by clicking HERE, or watch some of the videos I publish regularly here (Click HOME in the menu above) or on LinkedIn (please join my network there !).
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NEWS - Feb. 2020
2019 just finished. We had an average year, due probably to economic
uncertainties and travel/training restrictions for many companies in
were however fortunate to have a very nice session at LEGO of MEXICO in
November. I hope the participants enjoyed the session and I look
forward to visiting again.
2020 is just starting with several requests for private sessions
from faithful returning customers. We will be back to Phillips Medisize
in Struer, Denmark, end of February for a BIMS1. And we have
a private TETRAPAK session in Modena, Italy, . We'll be training LEGO on multiple sites, in Denmark, Hungary and possibly China if situation allows.
GN Group in Denmark has confirmed interest for a BIMS-2 to take place early 2021.
Grundfos is working hard to set-up a session at the Grundfos Academy sometimes in August hopefully.
sessions have been scheduled in France, Germany and Denmark with our
traditional partners, and we hope to fill-up those sessions. Don't miss
our public BIMS2 in Copenhagen end of April, featuring a new special
guest speaker, Dr. Hans Miltner, specialist in Thermoplastic Composites.
all proceeds as anticipated, we will heve the very first PUBLIC BIMS1
session in Italy (organized by MOLDEX3D Italy), my home country ! A
date has been set (check the schedule by browsing below), and we hope
to confirm soon.
usually, we will maintain the schedule updated on this site (see
highlighted link above), and inform you via LinkedIn posts. Please
connect to me to stay updated.
already announced, I will be retiring from my industrial "day-job" in
about 12 months and will start "consulting" in addition to the BIMS
trainings. Feel free to enquire or anticipate on this opportunity. I am
also open to proposals for regular consulting or expertise related jobs
(X days/month, Y weeks/year, etc.).
year started under somewhat slower business conditions. Economic
uncertainty seems to affect the training activities. This appears as a
quick win, saving money on the short term, but implications for future
business are typically negative. Let us hope companies realize that
saving on training is never a great idea when looking back after
somewhat troubled periods of business.
The year started with a couple of private BIMS-1 sessions at SOLVAY (USA and ITALY).
are glad to start our public sessions with a nice BIMS-2 session
in Copenhagen in April, followed quckly by a Private session of BIMS-1
at LEGO in BILLUND.
We hope to confirm the scheduled public sessions
in Germany (BIMS-1 and 2) in May 2019 and fill our public BIMS-1
session in Copenhagen next August.
IRT Nantes (a Composite
oriented institute) has planned a BIMS-1 onsite, and we hope to
confirm further sessions in private settings later this year
We have also scheduled, as usual, a second round of public sessions with SIMPATEC in Germany later in the year.
in touch with us for any request of private session in your company.
Sessions in France and Germany will be managed by SIMPATEC. For other
countries, we will make a direct arrangement.
News March 2018
has started very strong with one of the busiest agenda we ever
had. As of March 1st, we have about 15 sessions planned, as you can see
in the Calendar/Agenda by browsing down this page or clicking on the
highlighted yellow link above .
We have public sessions in Germany, France and Denmark organized by our trusted long term partners, Simpatec and ATV-SEMAPP.
As always, we also have a number of on-site trainings.
This year, we should offer private sessions to :
ORAS Finland BIMS1 +BIMS2
HUSKY Luxembourg BIMS1
LEGO Denmark BIMS2 customized+extra day
GRUNDFOS Denmark BIMS1+BIMS2 + customized extra day
and more I use my Linked In account to make announcements for the
coming sessions or update existing and potential participants.
reach out to me and join my LinkedIn network. I regularly post short
videos illustrating the content of the two training seminars, BIMS1 and
Note that this year, 2018, we have revised or added some
sections in the slide decks, in order to make presentations more
complete, smoother and easier to follow/understand.
People that have participated several years ago might benefit from taking the courses again.
actually see returning participants on a very regular basis. The
seminars are presented in a very "easy to follow" way, but they are
packed with information. Even for experienced people, it is difficult
to capture 100 % of the material. So many people tend to revisit the
trainings after a few years.
I hope to see you soon,let all your contacts know about these trainings.
Recent BIMS activities and outlook (May 2017)
Our recent 2016 wrap-up and 2017 outlook post on LinkedIn
May is a very busy month this year with three sessions in Scandinavia :
- BIMS2 public session in Copenhagen with 26 participants
- BIMS1 private session at Tetra Pak with 10 participants
- BIMS2 public session in Raufoss, organized by Sintef/i4Plastics with 24 participants
thank you very much our faithful returning customers as well as our
partners doing a consistently great job in setting up the public
note that we have decided to move our future public sessions in
Copenhagen to the SCANDIC SYDHAVNEN Hotel, minutes away by taxi from
the airport and an easy reach by train/metro from Copenhagen Central .
note that we have a 4 days BIMS1+BIMS2 session in English coming up in
November in Stuttgart, organized by SIMPATEC Germany. These are the
last public sessions of 2017 so anyone that missed the opportunity to
join earlier in the year, please register for either BIMS1 or BIMS2 at
your convenience. And if you feel strong enough to take four days in a
row, feel free to take both classes (some people actually survived this
kind of marathon...).
do have of course the yearly ATV-SEMAPP public BIMS1 session in
Copenhagen end of september with already 9 registrations and plenty of
room to take many more !
Looking forward to meeting you
the holiday season approaches very fast, I would like to thank our
partners ATV-SEMAPP and SIMPATEC, as well as all our new and loyal
returning customers for the great year and the successful 12 sessions
we held throughout the year. With this, we now total 105 sessions of
BIMS-1 and 14 sessions of BIMS-2, for approximately 2100 participants
in all, since our start in year 2000.
are particularly proud of the growing interest in Germany for our
BIMS-1 and BIMS-2 sessions as confirmed by the attendance to public
sessions and numerous requests for private sessions that were inspired
by our public seminars. Denmark remains our biggest customer and
ATV-SEMAPP keeps doing a fantastic job in maintaining a high level of
participation to our two yearly public sessions. We were also blessed
with requests from other scandinavian countries and successsful
sessions in Sweden (Nolato) and Norway (i4plastics -Sintef). Thank you
to Medicomp I.P. in Demark for the interesting private session, and
LEGO in Billund who opened our year in January.
plan to significantly review the BIMS-2 material this year to make the
session a bit lighter, removing non essential information that appears
to to make the session overly dense for many participants.
we prepare for a well deserved vacation time in a few days, I can
confirm that 2017 looks again like a healthy year for BIMS SEMINARS.
will fire-up again the year with Lego (BIMS-1) in Billund, followed by
a private session at IMS-GEAR in Germany. For the first time, one or
two sessions will likely be organized by our friends at eXstream.
Simpatec has set-up a 4 days marathon (BIMS-1+BIMS-2) in Linz, as they
opened now a new office in Austria. But we also maintained a second
twin-seminar date in Stuttgart, later in the year. Nolato in Sweden is
organizing one or two sessions in Skara and is looking for interested
participants from other companies. Sintef/i4plastics in Norway will
host a BIMS-2 seminar, following the success of our BIMS-1 session in
2016. If all goes well, we will present a private session at Schaeffler
in the US. Microsoft, in Redmond ,Wa, has also expressed interest in
BIMS-1. ATV-SEMAPP has secured our classical spring (BIMS-2) and autumn
(BIMS-1) public sessions near the Central Station of Copenhagen.
SIMPATEC France has also requested a four days BIMS-1+BIMS-2 session
for 2017. If confirmed, a BIMS-2 session should be presented to Axis
Communications AB in Lund.
all this, even before the year starts ! No doubt that some additional
request for private sessions will come-up as we go into the new year.
participants have experienced, we truly believe we offer the best
training on Injection Molding of Thermoplastics (BIMS-1). And our new
training on Mechanical Performance of Plastics (BIMS-2) is probably
totally unique on the market and should be of interest to all companies
confronted with any issue on short or long term performance of plastics
you all for your support and business. Enjoy the coming celebrations
with family and friends, work safely, and let everyone know about our
great training sessions.#
Vito LEO, Director BIMS SEMINARS SPRL, Incourt - BELGIUM