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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 1 – COST COMPETITIVE MULTI-MATERIAL SELECTION AND UTILIZATION

08:00 Coffee and Registration

Evaluate The Design Advantages Of Alternate Lightweight Materials As A Solution To Escalating Costs & Supply Chain Sourcing Challenges Cost Competitive Material Selection & Design For Manufacturability

08:50 Chair’s Opening Remarks For The Main Conference

Kaushlendra Singh Team Leader & Senior Product Design Engineer, Ford Motor Company

KEYNOTE PANEL – REDUCING THE COST OF PRODUCING VEHICLES UTILIZING LIGHTWEIGHT MATERIALS

09:00 Utilizing Alternative Materials & Substitute Processing Of Existing Materials To Address Supply Chain Shortfalls & Reduce Cost

In 2022, cost continues to be a major strategic driver for the industry to ensure that the next generation of lightweight vehicles are profitable for OEMS and affordable for customers. For example, certain grades of aluminum and magnesium are increasingly challenging from a supply chain and cost perspective. Solutions include utilizing alternate materials for specific applications and applying different processes to existing materials to make the vehicle lighter incorporating, for example, new additive materials together with innovative sandwich applications. The purpose of the opening panel is to focus on the architectural decisions that can be made in terms of the manufacturing processes and availability that support the materials. How are OEM’s and supply- chain partners tackling this, across the board?
 

MIXED METAL MATERIAL SELECTION FOR BODY STRUCTURE, REINFORCEMENTS AND UNDERCARRIAGE

09:10 Substituting Expensive Grades Of Aluminum With Cheaper, Lightweight Alternatives For Specific Zones Of The Body Structure (25 minutes)

Dr. Lei Shi Chief Technology Officer Nuola Auto Global R&D, Nuola Auto

09:35 Questions & Discussion

METAL PRE-TREATMENT

09:45 Pre-Treatment Of Metals Before Bonding And Anti-Corrosion Coatings Using Openair® Plasma

Tim Smith Chief Technology Officer Plasmatreat North America Inc.‚Äč

10:15 Curated Questions & Discussion

10:30 Networking Morning Coffee Break

 

PANEL – SUSTAINABLE LIGHTWEIGHT MATERIALS FOR AUTOMOTIVE

11:00 Evaluate Alternate Lightweight Materials, Considering Manufacturability, To Make Vehicles Lighter & More Sustainable, Potentially At Reduced Cost

UNDERSTANDING DESIGNING WITH HIGH-STRENGTH STEEL

11:00 Design For Manufacturability & Sustainability Whilst Reducing Cost, With The Latest Materials Including Ultra High Strength Steel

Shripadraj Ponkshe,General Manager, Head of Material Engineering, Tata Motors

NATURAL FIBER COMPOSITES

11:20 Addressing The Manufacturability Of Using Natural Fibre Composites To Reduce Vehicle Weight (20 minutes) 

Dr.Omar Faruk, Adjunct Professor, University of Toronto

SUSTAINABLE LIGHTWEIGHT ALUMINIUM

11:40 Future Pathways On The Cost Effective Recycling & Reproduction Of Sustainable, Lightweight Aluminium – (20 minutes)

Manoj Garg, Deputy General Manager, Tata Motors

12:00 Curated Questions & Discussion

 

12:20 Networking Lunch Break In The Exhibition Showcase Arena 

 

APPLICATION AND MANUFACTURING CONSIDERATIONS OF CARBON FIBRE

13:30 Understanding The Thought Process Behind and Issues Affecting Optimum Material Selection for High-End Performance Vehicles

  • Considering material weight, cost and availability

  • Analysis of the effectiveness of select materials including Carbon Fibre, Titanium and Aluminium
  • Material selection for whole vehicle architecture  

Jason Liang, Director of Manufacturing, Hennessey Performance

13:55 Questions & Discussion

 

UNDERSTANDING THE APPLICATION OF AHSS AND UHSS

14:05 Utilization of UHSS and AHSS for Cost Effective Production of Automotive Body, Chassis, Battery Pack, and Closure Structures

  • Reviewing the business case for high yield strength steels
  • Clarifying the advantages of these materials
  • Optimal selection for specific component manufacturability
  • Future considerations for material development

Christopher Kristock, Vice President, Automotive Program, American Iron and Steel Institute

Hesham A. Ezzat, PhD, Senior Technical Consultant, Automotive Program, American Iron and Steel Institute

14:30 Questions & Discussion

14:45 Afternoon Refreshment Break

ULTRA HIGH STRENGTH STEEL & GEN 3 MATERIALS

15:15 Application Of Ultra High Strength Steel For Body, Chassis, Underbody & Suspension

  • Practical considerations of designing with ultra high strength steel
  • Highlighting optimal material selection and overcoming design challenges
  • Addressing scaling up considerations

Louis G. Hector, Jr., Ph.D. Battery Cell Systems Research, GM Global Technical Center

16:00 pm Questions & Discussion

 

MATERIAL SELECTION AND SIMULATION

16:15 Rapidly Evaluating Material Selection Across Thousands of Designs With Simulation & High-Throughput Cloud Computing

Rescale’s customer use cases and discuss how they were able to innovate using engineering simulation at cloud scale to turbocharge their projects, improve efficiencies and accelerate time-to-solve and time-to-market

  • Running large scale DOEs by making use of the maximum capacity available on the cloud
  • Multiple cloud providers in multiple regions to make use of the near infinite capacity
  • Use of simulation at cloud scale improve efficiencies and accelerate time-to-solve and time-to-market.

Dinal Perera, Customer Success Engineer, Rescale

16:45 Questions & Discussion

17:00 Chair’s Closing Remarks & Close Of Day 1

17:00 – 18:00 Evening Drinks Reception In Exhibitors Area For All Attendees

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