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The automotive industry is investing heavily on manufacturing cleaner vehicles, which entails lighter cars, but without compromising on safety. Vehicle manufacturers are responding to the challenge by following a multimaterial strategy.
The conference aims to depict this strategy by focusing on state-of-the-art multimaterial concepts, car body lightweight design, new steels, aluminium alloys and composites in automotive structures and joining technologies.
To provide a hands-on experience of the discussed topics, a fully disassembled BMW 7 series will be on display at the event premises, one of the most recent examples of applied multimaterial solutions on the market. Technical presentations on the singularities of this model will complement the exhibition._
09:00 Registration
09:20 Welcome
09:30 Strategy & Market
            Lightweight Strategies in the Automotive Sector
            AIC-Automotive Intelligence Center / Mikel Lorente / Technical Manager
            New materials at Fiat Chrysler Automobiles: Future scenario for automotive structures
            FCA Global Materials Laboratories / 

Fabio D'Aiuto / Global Materials Labs - Metals Dept. Manager

            Gaining Value through Automotive Benchmarking
            A2Mac1 - Automotive Benchmarking / 

Antoine Baudoux / European Sales Manager

            BEst in class vehicle (BEHICLE): Safe urban mobility in a sustainable transport value-chain
            TRL / Mervyn Edwards / Head of Structural Crashworthines 
11:00 Coffee break
Manufacturing Technologies
11:30 Composites & Hybrid Components
           Lightweight design at Volkswagen - fibre-reinforced plastics applied to door structures
            VW / Philipp Hoermann / Technical Development at Volkswagen Exterior - Doors - Structure
            Automotive seat structure materials: State of the art and near future
            Grupo Antolín / Pedro Feijoo Machado / Seat Development Engineer
            Flexible automation as a key enabling technology to produce multimaterial structural parts
            Fill / Harald Sehrschön / Team Manager Product Development
            Technology Solutions for Lightweight Composites
            Engel / Peter Egger / Director of Center for Lightweight Composites Technologies
            Lightweighting technologies / Sheet metal forming, composite technologies and hybridization
            Mondragon Unibertsitatea / Lander Galdos / Advanced Metal Forming research group coordinator
            Jon Aurrekoetxea / Polymer and Composites Technology research group coordinator
13:30 Technical Presentations BMW 7 - Lunch
15:00 Lightweight Metallic Alloys
            BiW weight saving for CO2 reduction: Multimaterial technology roadmap
            Gestamp / Juanjo Matarranz / Gestamp R&D BiW Lightweight Competence Manager
            New manufacturing routes for high strength aluminium components
            Tecnalia Automotive Area / Leire Vadillo / Market Director - Automotive Area
            Trends in lightweighting inner substructures by using AHSS
            Faurecia Automotive Seating / Jérôme Chottin / Manager of Material Department
16:10 Joining Technologies
            Joining by Plastic Deformation / Overview of the DFG (German Research Foundation) priority             program 1640
            Technical University of Munich / Maria Hiller / Research assistant / Chair of Metal Forming and Casting             / Department of Mechanical Engineering
16:30 Q&A and closing remarks
Registration fee: 290€+21% TVA  Total 350€ (coffee and lunch included)
Deadline for registration: 07.11.2016
Limited seating capacity
For more information please contact:
Leyre Ruiz
Mail Address:
Phone: +34 670 455 467


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