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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

Chris Kristock

VP Automotive Program


American Iron & Steel Institute

 

Chris Kristock is the vice president, automotive program, for the American Iron and Steel Institute, where he is responsible for leadership of the Automotive Applications Council, a group of member steel producers, in automotive research, education and technology transfer activities.

 

Kristock’s career has spanned roles as a scientist, manufacturing engineer and quality assurance leader. Since 2014 he has held several positions of responsibility at an automotive metal processor including vice president of quality and technology. Previously, he served as vice president quality and product development at Severstal North America and was co-chairman of their international global technology system. His lifetime career experience also includes quality assurance, product development, advanced engineering, technical service, process engineering, metallurgy, steelmaking and casting in both basic oxygen furnace (BOF) and electric arc furnace (EAF) operations.


Mr. Kristock holds a degree in Metallurgical Engineering from Wayne State University, Detroit, Michigan. He has had training in business process management, personnel management, strategic planning, mergers and acquisitions, finance, quality assurance, laser operation and safety, and statistical methods for process control. Kristock is a past chairman of AISI’s Committee on Manufacturing Technology, is a Life Member of the Association for Iron and Steel Technology and holds International Automotive Task Force (IATF) auditor certifications.

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AGENDA AT A GLANCE

Hear OEM Case Studies, Technical Presentations And Panel Discussion To Set Future Road Maps on:

DAY 1: Cost Competitive Multi-Material Selection And Utilization

  • Evaluate The Design Advantages Of Alternate Lightweight Materials As A Solution To Escalating Costs & Supply Chain Availability Challenges 
  • Design For Manufacturability & Sustainability Whilst Reducing Cost, With The Latest Materials Including Ultra High Strength Steel, The Current Aluminium Series, Reinforced Composites, Magnesium, Carbon Fibre & Sustainable Bio-Materials 

DAY 2:  Lightweight Material Selection To Improve BEV Range & Performance

  • Identify The Most Suitable Material & Joining Technique For Each Part Of The Whole BEV Architecture – Including Body Structure, Battery Enclosure, Safety  & Reinforcement Components   
  • Multi-Material Selection To Increase The Range Of BEV’s Without Increasing Battery Size

DAY 3: Joining Methodology Selection For Disimilar Materials

  • Selection Of Joining Methodologies For Dissimilar Materials, Especially Components With Different Thickness
  • Technology & Methodology Innovation For Mixed Materials Joining – Including Welding, Fastening, Hot Stamping, Adhesives, Hybrid Techniques & Forming
  • Evaluating Solutions For Ultra High Strength Steel Joining & Addressing Corrosion Between Mixed Metal Joints 
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