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21-22 February 2018 Detroit, MI, US

The US Network for Automotive Engineers

Joining in Car Body Engineering 2018

Agenda

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

5:00-7:00pm Technical Check, for Speakers only (Room: Woodward A+B)
7:00-9:00pm Get-together, for all delegates (Room: Woodward C+D)
   
Conference Room: Woodward, 2nd floor

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

8:00am

Registration and handover of the conference documents

Coffe & breakfast snack, Exhibition forum

8:45am

Welcome and conference introduction

Andrea Huber, Automotive Circle, DE

9:00am

Key-note

Zhili Feng, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, US

OEM PRESENTATIONS

9:30am

Body and joining concept of the all new BMW X3

Dr. Stefan M. Baginski, BMW Manufacturing Co., LCC, US

10:00am

Adhesive use at Ford

Thomas Norton, Ford Motor Company, US

10:30am Coffee & Exhibition
11:00am

Use of DFSS tools and methodology for SPR joints development in BIW applications

Krzysztof Michalowski, Bryan Macek, FCA US LLC, US

11:30am

NEW:

The new Bentley Continental – Implementation of an design oriented multi material construction body

Dr. Christian Schuebeler, Volkswagen AG, DE; Gerd Kroeker-Wall, Bentley Motors Ltd., GB

12:00pm

Joining technologies for lightweight electric vehicle body

Daniel Saltzmann, Leon Kaunitz, Nio, US

12:30pm Live poll session: Challenges for joining technologies
12:45pm Lunch, Exhibition forum
1:45 pm Shuttle service to the IACMI/ LIFT premises

Expert guided tour

2:00pm

Expert guided tour trough the IACMI/ LIFT institutes

The new the LIFT and IACMI Lightweighting Facility in Detroit operates as an applied research & development, workforce training, and prototyping center for innovations in metalworking and composite materials. Here, industry, academia and government partners collaborate to further develop those innovations and find strategies to deliver them to the market.
As part of the tour, participants will be able to meet with and ask questions of on-site engineers about the work that can be done on each piece of machinery and institute leadership about the missions at both LIFT and IACMI.

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IACMI/ LIFT institutes

1400 Rosa Parks Blvd
Detroit, MI 48216, USA

3:30pm Shuttle service back to the hotel

SUPPLIER SESSION

4:00pm

Preliminary investigation on developing a design tool for hybrid joining methods

Payam Haghighi, The Ohio State University, US

4:20pm

Resistance spot riveting meets the challenge of joining both conventional and multi-material structures

Donald Spinella, Arconic Technology Center, US

4:40pm

Future joining solutions for joint applications with advanced high strength steel and thicker aluminum stacks

Dominik Froehlich, Arnold Fastening, US

5:00pm

An overview of fastening solutions for lightweighting challenges

Laurence Claus, Ejot Fastening Systems, US

5:20pm Get Together & Meet the suppliers, Exhibition forum
6:30pm

Networking Night

Venetian Ballroom 4th floor, Westin Book Cadillac Hotel


Thursday, February 22, 2018

8:00am

Joining technology in 2020 - where does the track lead to?

Dr. Jonas Hensel, Institute of Joining and Welding Technology (ifs), Technical University Braunschweig, DE

8:30am

Prepared for the future: Joining of hybrid assemblies (metal and TP-FRPC)

Dr. Frank Breitenbach, Edag Production Solutions GmbH & Co. KG, DE

INTERACTIVE WORKSHOP  

9:00am

Workshop: "New solutions for joining technologies"

10:00am

Group presentations on workshop results

10:30am Coffee break, Exhibition forum

SUPPLIER SESSION

11:00am

Automated multispot modules for class a outer skin joints and welding of structure welds without filler wire

Dr. Axel Luft, Laserline GmbH, DE

11:20am

High volume resistance spot welding solutions for aluminium using standard spot welding equipment

Sullivan Smith, TWI Ltd., UK

11:40am

Application of refill friction stir spot welding on dissimilar metal and metal/composite parts

Jorge F. dos Santos, Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht, Soldi-State Joining Processes, DE

12:00pm

Automated inspection and rework of weld seams

Chris Vola, Vitronic Ltd, US

12:20pm

Energy savings with resistance projection welding (RPW)

Marc Auger, Arplas USA LLC, US

12:40pm

Impact welding of advanced high strength and dissimilar automotive materials

Prof. Glenn S. Daehn, Ohio State University, Department of Materials Science and Engineering, US

1:00pm Lunch & Meet the suppliers

OEM PRESENTATIONS

2:00pm

Vaporizing foil actuated welding

Tim Abke, Honda R&D Americas Inc., US

2:30pm

A new dimensional launch and control strategy for the BMW X3 based on the laser radar technology

Warren Hamrick, BMW Manufacturing Co., LLC, US

3:00pm

NEW:

Next generation structural adhesives for multi-substrates bonding

Ben Meaige, Honda R&D Americas, Inc., US; Dan Sophiea, Dow Automotive Systems, US

3:30pm

NEW:

Body Adhesives: General Motors Design and Control strategy

>> An overview of GM’s approach to standardized designs for adhesive applications and the manufacturing control methods to ensure qualityWendy Malone, Jeff McGarry, General Motors, US

4:00pm

Closing remarks and end of the conference

(Subject to change. Status as of February 13th, 2018)

Program Coordination

Andrea Huber

Andrea Huber

Presidium
Automotive Circle
T +49 151 40 260 773

Contact

Conference Organization

Sarah Ehrchen

Sarah Hausmann

Event Manager
Automotive Circle
T +49 511 9910-374

Contact

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