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WHO SHOULD ATTEND?

Meet Senior Decision Makers From International OEMs with the following job titles:


Directors, Chiefs, Heads of, Managers And Specialists In The Following Areas:

  • Lightweighting
  • Lightweight Design
  • Materials and Manufacturing Processes
  • Mass, Energy and Aerodynamics
  • Complete Vehicle Engineering
  • Advanced Vehicle Technologies
  • Group Engineering
  • Engineering - Body Engineering
  • Vehicle Architecture Engineering
  • Body Structures
  • Lightweight Construction and Vehicle Weight
  • Technical Development
  • Technology Development - Composites
  • Polymers and Fluids
  • Materials Concepts
  • Co2 Technology Innovations
  • Material Development
  • Recycling
  • Lifecycle Assessment
  • Sustainability

Brand New Agenda For 2019

Global Automotive Lightweight Materials Europe

Innovative Multi-Material Lightweight Solutions To Reduce Weight, Improve Performance and Drive Higher Volume BEVs

Applying Material Innovations To New Multi-Material Design Opportunities For The BEV Body-In-White and Battery Protection Systems
 

DAY 1: Wednesday 24th April 2019

BENCHMARKING DIFFERENT CONCEPTS FOR INTEGRATING THE BATTERY INTO THE BODY-IN-WHITE AND BATTERY PROTECTION STRUCTURE

08:45   Registration and Morning Refreshments

09:10   Chair's Opening Remarks

09:15   OPENING CHIEF ENGINEER PANEL - DESIGN REQUIREMENTS CASE STUDIES

Evaluating Design Guideline And Requirements To Make Optimal Use Of New Materials For Electrified Body-In-White And Battery Protection Structures

Panel moderator: Dr. Mark White, Technical Specialist Lightweight Vehicle Structures, Former OEM Chief Engineer, DSW Automotive, UK

Car body structures will change quite dramatically with the rise of BEVs. This panel aims to answer some of the key questions for the selection of right materials, at the right time and the right place.

  • What the future holds for vehicle electrification and what are the timescales and requirements?
  • What are the future material developments?
  • Design principles and guidelines for the most optimal use of a multi-material  mix
  • How are OEMs worldwide working towards safety requirements and what type of structure and construction are they applying?

09:20     CASE STUDY 1: Multi-Material Design Solutions For Meeting Global Regulatory Requirements On integrating High Voltage Batteries Into Body Structures - How Are OEMS Worldwide Working Towards This Requirements?

09:35    CASE STUDY 2: Multi-Material Body-In-White Concepts For BEV - Which Materials For Which Application?

09:50    CASE STUDY 3: Identifying Optimal Hybrid And Mixed Metal Solutions For Integrating The Battery Into The Body In White

10:05   Extended Questions & Discussion

10:50   Networking Refreshments Break

BATTERY CASE, ENCLOSURES AND HOLDINGS

11.20    Comparing Aluminium With Hybrid Composites And Polymers For Optimal Lightweighting Of The Battery Case

With the battery being an integral component of the electric car it is important to design the best mix/interaction of various materials like hybrid structures, composites and metal materials, and to understand how they perform/interact with each other to maximise the light weighting opportunity. This presentation covers the following core issues:

  • What materials are optimal for the battery case and holdings from both a protection and thermal management perspectives
  • Integration of the battery box into the vehicle architecture from the design point of view
  • Ensuring electromagnetic (EMC) compatibility and integrity to prevent the leak or loss of current and which materials are best suited for this?
  • Opportunities and challenges for utilising composite materials instead of aluminium and steel

Dr. Dezhi Li, Research Fellow, WMG, International Manufacturing Centre, University of Warwick, UK

11:50  Incorporating High Thermal Conductivity, Lightweight Polymer Materials Into BEV Heat Exchange Systems

  • A look at developments of thermal conductivity of plastics to incorporate into heat exchange systems in order to integrate with the battery
  • Understanding the pros and cons of polymers and other materials and how they can be deployed within the battery structures to achieve heat exchange, flexibility and keeping vehicle mass down

12:15    Design Considerations For Optimizing Multi-Material Combinations For Sub- Frame Structures, E-Motors & Carriers - The OEM Perspective

Mustafa Basaran, Senior Material and Manufacturing Core Engineer HCV Chassis, Ford Otosan R&D Center, Turkey

INNOVATION IN MATERIALS

12:40  The Application Of The Latest Innovations In New Steels Including Super High Strength Steels

  • An overview of the new steels entering the market and a look at new developments in steel for lightweight solutions

13:10-14:10 Lunch and Networking in Exhibition Area

14:10    Innovations To The Aluminium Series: New Hot Stamping Manufacturing Processes And Advanced FE Simulation Techniques For Lightweight Alloys

  • A look at the developments in the expansion of the Aluminium Series including the prospects for emerging technologies including new Hot Stamping Manufacturing Processes
  • What are the new alloys used for hot stamping aluminium
  • The benefits of the new single-step curved profile extrusions technique
  • What are the drawbacks of aluminium and what stops the industry using it?

Dr. Liliang Wang, Senior Lecturer, Faculty of Engineering, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Imperial College, UK

14:40  The Latest Research Advancements in Multi-Material Lightweight Design: Hybrid Thermoplastic Composites for Automotive Applications

  • An update on the development of a lightweight rear floor structure
  • One-shot Process Route including a holistic virtual design
  • Reviewing new process developments in LFT-D compression molding for hybridisation and functionalisation
  • Transfering to a process chain for larger demonstrator parts

Tobias Link, Researcher & Project Engineer, Institute For Chemical Technology, Fraunhofer ICT, Germany

15:05    In-Line Integrated Production Of Thermoplastic Honeycomb Panels - Can Weight And Cost Savings Meet Together?

  • The importance of weight and cost reduction in today's market
  • A review of state-of-the-art processes for high-performing material solutions and an introduction to the process of continuous production of lightweight thermoplastic honeycomb sandwich panels
  • What are the latest evolutions of the honeycomb technology? Including demonstration of automotive applications
  • Organosandwich - A look at high performance thermoplastic composite faced honeycomb for one-shot thermoforming and direct functionalisation

Tomasz Czarnecki, Chief Operating Officer, EconCore, Belgium

15:30 - 16:00 Networking Refreshments Break

16:00   Innovations In Low Cost Composites Including The Use Of Recycled Composites

  • Can carbon fibre win the lightweight race despite high cost and utilisation challenges
  • Recycled carbon fibre solutions for automotive lightweight construction
  • Injection-moulded composites and processes systems

16:30    Combining Hybrid Materials To Improve Material Performance Including Stiffness

  • Joining hybrid composites with steel and aluminium
  • Studies on the hybrid composite of metals, glass and carbon fibre
  •  The applications for glass fiber considering price and design optimisation
  • Opportunities for high-entropy alloys application

Nir Kahn, Director of Design, Plasan, Israel

17:00   Developments In Lower Cost Glass Fibre Technologies To Compete With Aluminium

  • A look at glass fibre uses in composite sides and new technologies and new applications including BEV powertrains
  • An overview of glass fibre technology applications in composites

17:30  Automotive Graphene-Based Nanocomposites

*    Graphene related materials and their nanocomposites
*    Potential automotive applications - new functions
*    Innovative hierarchical graphene nanocomposites for automotive structures
*    Challenges, the way forward and roadmap

Ahmed Elmarakbi, Professor of Automotive Composites, Northumbria University, UK

17:55    Chair's Closing Remarks

18:00    All Attendee Evening Networking Drinks Reception

DAY 2: Thursday 25th April 2019

08:30    Registration and Morning Refreshments

09:00    Chair's Welcome and Introduction

EVALUATING SIMULATION MODELS FOR DIFFERENT MULTI-MATERIAL COMBINATIONS AND ASSESSING THE HOTTEST INNOVATIVE JOINING SOLUTIONS THAT CAN BE USED IN BEV DESIGN AND MANUFACTURE RIGHT NOW

09:10    Front Loading Of Simulation And Modelling Of The BEV During Early Design Phase

  • Challenges of using simulation in the early phases of the design process where detailed models do not exist
  • Identifying what type of models can be utilised during the early phases of design
  • Frontloading of CAE; processes, methods and models, in the early design phase
  • Experiences of working with and analysing models that are not geometry-focused

David Salway, Senior Advanced Concept CAE Engineer, NIO

09:50    Identifying Approaches To Problems In Simulation Of Fatigue Behaviour And Simulation Of Mechanical And Thermal Joining

  • What methods are being used to predict the fatigue in mixed material joining, and how do you deal with this fatigue?
  • What simulation tests can assist us with better understanding fatigue properties of these joints?
    - mechanical fatigue
    - thermal fatigue

10:30   Networking Refreshments Break

11:00   Understanding The Latest Innovative Approaches To The Manufacturing And Joining Of New High Strength Steels And Aluminium Alloys

Practical examples of using mixed metal joining, for example aluminum to steel with different coatings and different treatments

11:40    How Are Innovations In The Joining Of Plastics Or Thermoplastics To Steel Or Sheet Metal, Or Sheet Aluminum Being Developed For Use in BEV's?

  • The latest developments in joining technologies and best practices for use with dissimilar materials
  • What improvements in e-coating are being developed?

Gürkan Yılmazoglu, Senior Technical Specialist, Materials Engineering, FIAT- TOFAS R&D

12:20   Lunch and Networking in Exhibition Area  

OPTIMISATION OF ADHESIVE APPLICATIONS IN
AUTOMOTIVE PRODUCTION

13:30    Understanding How To Apply The Right Amount Of Adhesive and Avoid Quality Issues That Can Arise From Over Application

  • Overcoming challenges of avoiding weld and paint application quality issues during joining
  • How to optimise adhesive application
  • How much adhesive to put down for a given structure

14:10    Approaches And Equipment Used For Non-Destructive Testing And Quality Control Of Joints - Perspectives From OEMs And Suppliers

With the use of more adhesives in the industry for structural crash worthiness, the non-destructive evaluation (NDE) of adhesive processes (inspecting the wear out of adhesives between joints without dissembling or destructing) becomes increasingly important.

14:50    Identifying The Advancements Required In Speed And Quality Of 3D Printing for the Automotive Industry

  • Utilising 3D printing techniques; what are the requirements for more or faster machines?
  • Obtaining quality finishes to printed external parts
  • Cost benefits of utilising 3D printing in automotive manufacturing

15:30    Networking Refreshments Break

16:00    Identifying Improvements in New Technologies For Metal And Composite Additive Manufacturing in Automotive Production Applications

16:30    New Technologies For Sensor Embedded Composites For Autonomous Vehicles

  • Utilising sensor data (e.g. strain and temperature) from composite parts and applying to autonomous vehicles
  • Material 4.0 and the impact of future of mobility on chemicals and materials usage

17:00    Repair Strategies For Higher Volume Vehicles Involving Carbon-Fibre Reinforced Composites

17:30    Chair's Closing Remarks and Close of Conference

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THE LARGEST AUTOMOTIVE OEM-LED LIGHTWEIGHT MATERIALS CONGRESS IS RETURNING FOR ITS 8TH CONSECUTIVE YEAR

After continuous global growth and expansion the Global Automotive Lightweight Materials Europe 2019 conference is returning with a brand new programme with two full days focusing on the theme of High Performance Lightweight Materials for Electric Vehicle Body and Battery Structures.

Summit participants will learn about new material characteristics, key application areas and about overcoming real-world limitations for:

  • New Steels & Mixed Metals Including Super High Strength Steels And Innovations To The Aluminium Series
  • Innovations In Low Cost Composites Including The Use Of Recycled Composites
  • Combining Hybrid Materials To Improve Material Performance Including Stiffness
  • Developments In Lower Cost Glass-Fiber Technologies To Compete With Aluminium

This will include in-depth investigation into the latest developments and trends in multi-material architectures, material evaluation and selection strategies, innovative applications for the latest high strength steels, advanced aluminium alloys, composites, thermoplastics and emerging 'frontier' materials, component weight reduction strategies, as well as best use practices with innovative joining technologies and processes for BIW and many more.

Summit participants will benefit from:

  • New agenda topics and themes researched with industry peers that fully reflect the industry's evolution to a new generation of vehicles, including how the design and technical challenges posed by EVs in terms of costs and margins are being overcome.
  • A highly informative mix of practical in-depth technical sessions, case study-led presentations and forward looking panels featuring leading OEMs, supplier innovations, technical experts and engineering professionals
  • Technology innovation showcase comprising world leading providers of advanced materials, technologies, manufacturing solutions and live demonstrations in the adjoining exhibition hall to ensure participants are fully up-to-speed on key industry developments and directions
  • Unrivalled networking opportunities including lunches, coffee breaks and cocktail party that ensure an interactive, dynamic gathering for engineers from OEMs, leading suppliers and technology innovators on automotive structures and materials
  • A unique holistic perspective offering practical insights and thought leadership on lightweighting covering advanced materials, body structures, bev battery structures and related integration and optimisation issues, CAE and simulation tools and techniques, joining and testing technologies, coupled with best practices and business cases for implementing those advancements into existing production lines.

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