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Technical Directors, General Managers, Department Managers, Senior Engineers, Senior Specialists, Technical Specialists, Senior Researchers from...

  • Body Structures
  • Body In White
  • Joining
  • Welding
  • Bonding
  • Adhesive
  • Stamping
  • Forming
  • Corrosion
  • Coatings
  • Simulation
  • Self Piercing Rivets
  • Assembly
  • Implementation
  • New Technologies
  • Fastening
  • Technical
  • Frame
  • Quality
  • Sheet Metal
  • Manufacturing Engineering
  • Project Engineering
  • Product Engineering
  • Lightweight Engineering
  • Operations/R&D Centers

Plus:

  • Material Manufacturers & Suppliers
  • Car Parts Manufacturers & Suppliers
  • Material Manufacturers & Suppliers
  • Welding Suppliers(Ultrasonic Welding, Laser Welding)
  • Bonding Suppliers
  • Fastening Suppliers (SPRs)
  • Adhesive Suppliers
  • Forming Technology Suppliers
  • Coatings/ Corrosion Protection
  • Component Suppliers
  • Additive Manufacturing For Vehicle Components/DMLS
  • Steel Suppliers
  • Aluminium Suppliers
  • Magnesium Suppliers
  • Advanced Composite Suppliers(I.E. Carbon Fiber Composites)
  • Recycling/Scrap Metal

Agenda

DAY 3 – JOINING METHODOLOGY SELECTION FOR DISSIMILAR MATERIALS

Selection Of Joining Methodologies For Dissimilar Materials, Especially Components With Different Thickness

08:00 Coffee and Registration

0850 Chair’s Opening Remarks

Tim Smith Chief Technology Officer Plasmatreat North America Inc.

OPENING OEM PANEL: MULTI-MATERIAL MANUFACTURING & PROCESSES WHAT CAN THE AUTOMOTIVE SECTOR LEARN FROM OTHER INDUSTRIES?

09:00 Application Of Emerging Transformative Technologies In Joining And Forming From Different Industries Including Military And Aerospace

Automotive manufacturing innovation and sustainability require not only OEM competitor benchmarking but also an understanding of the latest thinking in related industries.  This opening panel includes case studies on key applications and how people are doing things differently in other industries that could benefit automotive industry processes and manufacturing.

INNOVATIONS IN METAL-TO-PLASTIC JOINING METHODS

09:15 Adhesives Innovation - Latest Developments In Adhesive Bonding Inspection And Process Control​

  • The advantages of 3D inspection for adhesive and sealant dispensing
  • How to best control the dispensing process
  • Transforming sealant and adhesive dispensing with artificial intelligence

Dr. Zhenhua Huang, General Manager of the AmericasCoherix

09:45 Questions & Discussion

OEM PERSPECTIVE ON MANUFACTURABILITY

OPTIMIZING JOINING METHODOLOGY SELECTION

09:55 Selection Of Joining Methodologies For Dissimilar Materials With Different Thickness

  • Discussing the properties of common materials that effect joining selection
  • Considerations for joining different thicknesses of high-strength steels
  • Evaluating the effectiveness of different methodologies for certain material combinations
  • Summary of the optimal usage of different joining methods

Brandt Ruskiewicz, Product Development Manager, Semblex

10:05 Questions & Discussion 


10:15 Networking Morning Coffee Break

 

HIGH STRENGTH STEEL

EVALUATING APPROACHES FOR JOINING ULTRA HIGH-STRENGTH STEEL TO OTHER METALS

Adaptive-DFS Technology

10:45 Challenges In FlowDrill (FDS) And FlowForm (FFS) Screw Joining And How To Overcome Them Using Adaptive-DFS Technology

Brad Standridge Managing Director, Deprag

11:10 Questions & Discussion 


TESTING AND VALIDATION OF JOINTS

11:20 Laser Welding of Steel to Steel and Ductile Iron to Steel and Weld Fatigue Evaluation.

Huaxin Li, Technical Specialist Ferrous Material & JoiningGeneral Motors

11:50 Questions & Discussion 


12:00 Networking Lunch In The Exhibition Showcase Area

13:00 AUDIENCE DISCUSSION ROUNDTABLE: Innovative Approaches For
Optimal Joining Of Aluminium And Steel To Overcome Process Defects
• Adopting enhanced joining and manufacturing processes for integrating aluminium
into mixed-material vehicle structures
• Enhanced solutions to joining new high-strength steels and aluminium to overcome
liquid metal embrittlement (LME)
• Optimizing the choice of new steels and aluminium alloys for high volume, lower cost
vehicle production

WELDING BEST PRACTICES

13:45 New Developments And Best Practices In Laser, Spot And Arc Welding

  • Introduction to recent developments
  • Key considerations for welding selection
  • Evaluating best practices
  • Identify optimum usage of different welding methods

Jose Luis Galaviz Structural Engineer - Tech Lead Stellantis

14:10 Questions & Discussion 


14:20 Afternoon Refreshment Break


AUDIENCE DISCUSSION ROUNDTABLES: Optimal Multi-Material Joining
Selection For Next Generation BEV Architectures Considering Cost, Performance and Manufacturability

14:50 Technology & Methodology Innovation For Mixed Materials joining –
Including Welding, Fastening, Hot Stamping, Adhesives, Hybrid Techniques &
Forming

• Introduction to recent developments
• Practical considerations within joining selection criteria
• Identify optimum joining solutions for different aspects and materials
• Analysis of future developments
Evaluating Solutions For Ultra High Strength Steel Joining & Addressing
Corrosion Between Mixed Metal Joints
• Forward analyzing the route causes of corrosion and the chemical construction of
corrosion prevention methods
• Evaluating the suitability of different prevention methods for different aspects


16:00 Chair’s Closing Remarks & End Of Conference

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