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15-17 May 2018 Bad Nauheim, Germany

Materials in Car Body Engineering 2018

Agenda - Module 2




Module 1: Composites and Hybrid Materials

Module 2: Steel and Light Metals

- joint session for both modules -

08.45 am                Welcome and conference introduction for Module 2 participants
Dr. Dirk Meine, Automotive Circle, DE

Future of Mobility

09.00 am  


Electric, autonomous, shared - the future of mobility has already begun
Dr. Mario Herger, Enterprise Garage Consultancy, US

09.45 am          

Panel discussion


  • Dr. Mario Herger, Enterprise Garage Consultancy, US
  • Dr. Jürgen Wesemann, Ford-Werke GmbH, DE
  • Prof. Dr. Udo Müller, University of Applied Sciences Würzburg-Schweinfurt, DE
10.30 am  
Coffee and Contacts

Car body material concepts today

11.15 am   Lightweight design in the new Audi A8
Marc Hummel, Audi AG, DE
11.45 pm   Live Polls in the auditorium
12.00 pm   Meet the Speakers & Lunch break

New aluminium concepts

13.15 pm   New aluminium intensive L7e vehicle concept reaching higher passive safety
Dr. Lars Moen, Hydro Aluminium AS, NO
13.45 pm   New aluminum alloys in electric vehicles - potential applications and advantages
Xavier Varone, Novelis AG, DE
14.15 pm   Lightweight design with novel aluminum sheet alloys for crash relevant body parts
Artur Klos, Daimler AG, DE
14.45 pm   Meet the Speakers & Coffee and Contacts
    - End of Module 1 –

Module 2: Steel and Light Metals


Light metal solutions: Al and Mg

15.30 pm                          Interaction of high strength 6xxx alloys and dedicated hot forming production equipment enabling lightweight car body parts
Dr. Henk-Jan Brinkman, Hydro Aluminium Rolled Products GmbH, DE; Dr. Michael Machhammer, AP&T AB, SE


16.15 pm   Magnesium semi-finished products for automotive body construction
Dr. Christian Schmidt, TU Bergakademie Freiberg, Institut für Metallformung, DE
16.45 pm   The application of Mg sheet in automotive enclosures
Carlos Guerini, Luxfer Magnesium Rolled Products, UK
17.15 pm   Meet the Speakers & Get Together
18.30 pm   Networking Night Module 2

THURSDAY, 17. MAY 2018


Module 2: Steel and Light Metals


Focus: Damage prevention in ultra-high strength steels

09.00 am                Hydrogen-induced damage in ultra-high strength automotive steels: How it happens and what can be done against it
Prof. Dr. Hardy Mohrbacher, Niobelcon b.v.b.a., BE
09.30 am   Raw material condition influence on delayed fracture in hot stamped components
Michele Maria Tedesco, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles S.p.A., IT
10.00 am          Edge cracking sensitivity of DP steels - an experience report
Martin Stillger, Opel Automobile GmbH, DE
10.30 am  
Meet the Speakers & Coffee and Contacts

Focus: Corrosion protection of high-strength steels

11.00 am   ZnMg coatings in practical applications - experiences and challenges
Martin Weisenburger, Opel Automobile GmbH, DE
11.15 am   The next generation of surface coatings for hot forming
Georg Parma, Thyssenkrupp Steel Europe AG, DE
11.45 am   New generation press-hardened steel solutions: further mass reduction and safety increase
Ludovic Dormegny, ArcelorMittal Global R&D, FR
12.15 pm   Live Polls in the auditorium
12.30 pm   Meet the Speakers & Lunch

New solutions based on steel

13.45 pm   Use of high-manganese steels in the BIW – possibilities and challenges
Chris Frohwein, Volkswagen AG, DE
14.15 pm   Hot stamped parts in Renault plants: from modeling to industrial experience
Chengkai Pan, Renault S.A.S., FR
14.45 pm  

OEM Conclusions

OEM experts on their perception of trends and current challenges for future car body material concepts

15.00 pm   Farewell address and end of the conference

Subject to change (status as of April 6, 2018)

Programme coordination

Dr. Dirk Meine

Dr. Dirk Meine

Automotive Circle
T +49 511 9910-319


Conference organsation

Kirsten Heni

Kirsten Heni

Event Manager
Automotive Circle
T +49 511 9910-378


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