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DAY TWO - Wednesday, October 30, 2019

08:00  Coffee and Registration

09:00  Chair's Welcome And Introduction: Mahindra's Next Generation Vehicle Architecture And Platform Direction  

Hank Bonutti, Advanced Technology Manager, Mahindra North American Technology Center

Manufacturing Processes Innovation For Lightweight Structures Including Joining And Forming With Aluminum And Composites

LIGHTWEIGHTING FOR AFFORDABLE AND EFFICIENT VEHICLES

09:10  Progress Towards New Lightweight Materials And More Efficient Manufacturing Processes For The Next Generation Of Vehicles: Update On Europe's ALLIANCE Project

  • Adopting a holistic approach to affordable and effective lightweighting
  • Development of novel advanced materials
  • Innovative manufacturing technologies
  • Mass optimizer software tools and multi-parameter design methodology
  • Plans for real vehicle demonstrators including implementation of optimized modules
  • Developing an open inclusive framework and central hub for lightweight design in Europe

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Sama Mbang, Leader, European Affordable Lightweight Automobiles Alliance Project, Daimler Mercedes-Benz

09:50   Question And Answer Session

MODELING MANUFACTURING PROCESSES

10:00  Adopting The Latest Advances In Simulation And Modeling Of                     Manufacturing   Processes To Reduce Production Costs And Minimize            Physical Testing

  • Innovations in predictive modeling of welding, stamping and adhesive joining processes to reduce physical testing processes
  • Modeling of material properties for crashworthiness testing.  
  • Simulating the assembly line to ensure throughput and clearances   
  • Benefits in bringing new manufacturing plants and production online quicker

Dr. Ing. Fouad el Khaldi, Strategy & Innovation General Manager, ESI Group

10:30  Questions and Discussion  

10:40  Networking Coffee Break In Exhibition Area - Sponsored by ESI

CASE STUDY - KARMA AUTOMOTIVE

11:10  Karma Automotive Open Platform Strategies Supporting Future Needs

  • Internal capabilities and partner collaborations
  • EV with an on-board generator
  • 2020 Karma Revero GT
  • New platform strategy
  • Future directions and innovation - Project E-Klipse customizable platform
  • Seamless integration between product and manufacturing design

Antonio Mercado, Advanced Manufacturing Engineer, Manager Body, Karma Automotive

11:40  Questions and Discussion  

PANEL - COMPOSITE STRUCTURES

11:50  Composite Materials Applications For Enhanced Lightweight Body Structures

  • Lightweighting opportunities for composites in automotive
  • Predictive modeling for manufacturing of composites
  • Virtual design of composites
  • Leveraging new developments in composites for next generation vehicles

Ken Gould, E-Mobility Technical Systems Engineer, Porsche Cars North America   (includes focus on Spyder)

Hank Bonutti, Advanced Technology Manager, Mahindra North American Technology Center

Oliver Kuttner, CEO And Founder, Lightweighting Engineer, Edison2

Dan Panoz, Founder and President, Panoz

12:30  Questions and Discussion

12:40  Networking Lunch In Exhibition Area

Exploiting Digitalization & Industry 4.0 For Manufacturing With Advanced Lightweight Materials

13:50  Update On New Initiatives Of Clemson's Center For Advanced Manufacturing

Dr. Mark Johnson, Founding Director,  Clemson University Center for Advanced Manufacturing (CU-CAM)

14:05  Questions and Discussion

PANEL - DIGITALIZATION IN MANUFACTURING PROCESSES

14:15  Exploiting Digitalization Of Automotive Manufacturing Under Industry 4.0 For Smarter Faster Production And Improved Profit Margins

  • Potential for new software and collaborative IT to enhance product design and transform traditional production and supply chain inefficiencies
  • Achieving more agile manufacturing leveraging artificial intelligence (AI), advanced analytics, sensors, machine learning and IoT
  • Benefits in terms of faster tooling turnaround and lower capital investment

Dr. Mark Johnson, Founding Director,  Clemson University Center for Advanced Manufacturing (CU-CAM)

Antonio Mercado, Advanced Manufacturing Engineer, Manager Body, Karma Automotive

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Sama Mbang, Leader, European Affordable Lightweight Automobiles Alliance Project,   Daimler Mercedes-Benz

Dr. Ing. Fouad el Khaldi, Strategy & Innovation General Manager, ESI Group

Dr. Glenn Daehn, Mars G. Fontana Professor of Metallurgical Engineering, Department of Materials Science and Engineering, The Ohio State University (OSU)

Dr. Andrzej Nycz, Manufacturing Technical Lead, Manufacturing Demonstration Facility (MDF), Wire-Arc Metal Additive, Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL)

15:05  Networking Coffee Break In The Exhibition Area

15:35  Joining New High Strength Steels And Aluminum Alloys

Dr. Glenn Daehn, Mars G. Fontana Professor of Metallurgical Engineering, Department of Materials Science and Engineering, The Ohio State University (OSU)

16:05  Questions and Discussion

16:15  Manufacturing Process Innovation Through Additive At Large Scale With Metals

  • Where can additive manufacturing / 3D printing support high volume applications now and in the future?
  • Scaling up additive and 3D manufacturing for metals
  • At what volume are you better off just making a tool?
  • Case studies on potentially transformative applications

Dr. Andrzej Nycz, Manufacturing Technical Lead, Manufacturing Demonstration Facility (MDF), Wire-Arc Metal Additive, Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL)

16:50  Questions and Discussion

17:00  Chair's Closing Remarks - Followed by Amazon Echo and Champagne Draw

17:10  End Of Conference

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