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DAY ONE - Tuesday, October 29, 2019

07:30  Coffee and Registration

09:00  Chair's Welcome And Introduction

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

Cost Effective Lightweighting & Joining Methodologies For Improving The Manufacturability Of Mixed Metals & Dissimilar Materials

OPENING PANEL - OEM SENIOR MANUFACTURING ENGINEER PERSPECTIVES

09:10  Implementing Transformative Technology For Reducing The Cost And Improving The Quality Of Mixed Metal Joining - What Are The Latest Technologies Used For Mass Market Applications In BEVS, Hybrids And ICEVs?

  • Comparing different methods of joining aluminum to steel in terms of costs and payback 
  • Best practices specifically on joining of new high strength steels and aluminum alloys
  • How to manage the joining process with different coatings and interfacial treatments
  • Achieving a balance between lightweighting, vehicle performance and corrosion performance for EVs and autonomous vehicles

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

Dan Panoz, Founder and President, Panoz

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

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

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

Oliver Kuttner, CEO And Founder, Lightweighting Engineer, Edison2

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10:00  Lose Vehicle Weight, Keep Performance, Safety And Reliability

  • BIW optimization and hybrid structural solutions to achieve crash performance targets
  • Structural adhesives, bonding and sealing to meet demanding performance requirements
  • Thermal conductive adhesives and bonding with functional heat management
  • Key chemistry solutions including liquid gasketing applications for electronics

Bashar Kirma, Senior Business Development Manager, Powertrain and eMobility, Henkel Corp.

10:30  Questions and Discussion

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

HIGH STRENGTH STEEL ADVANCES

11:10  Implementing XG3 Steel Today And In The Future

Michael Davenport, Director of Applications Engineering, United States Steel

11:40  Questions and Discussion

PANEL - HIGH STRENGTH STEEL MANUFACTURABILITY

11:45  Improving The Manufacturability Of Gen3 And High Strength Steels

  • Updates on grades including hot-dip galvanized 980 Gen3 as well as commercialization of next generation boron and ultra high strength steels.
  • Improving simulation of fatigue and fracture failure characteristics of Gen3 and other high strength steels
  • Solutions for manufacturing integration including improved LME resistance
  • Future of lightweight steels for EVs

Dr. Hesham Ezzat, Program Manager, American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI)

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

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

Michael Davenport, Director of Applications Engineering, United States Steel

12:30   Networking Lunch In Exhibition Area

HIGH STRENGTH LIGHTWEIGHT MAGNESIUM ALLOYS

13:30  Magnesium Alloys And The Future Of Automotive Lightweighting For Electric And Autonomous Vehicles

  • Understanding material characteristics with custom magnesium alloys using Integrated Computational Materials Engineering (ICME)
  • Design and development of manufacturing processes
  • Key automotive structural applications
  • What lightweighting benefits can be achieved with mixed-material vehicle structures using magnesium alloys?
  • Recycling and sustainability considerations

Introduction:

Michael North, Founding Board Chairman, Galaxy Trade and Technology Company

Presenter:

Dr. Yuansheng Yang, Professor, Research Group Leader, Institute of Metal Research, Chinese Academy of Sciences

14:00  Questions and Discussion - Led by Dong Yuming, Engineer and CEO of Galaxy, and Ma Mengjia, Engineer and Communications Specialist of Galaxy

JOINING CASE STUDY: FLOW SCREW PROCESS

14:30  Innovations In Flow Screw Fastening For Joining Mixed Metals & Dissimilar Materials Aluminum, Carbon Fiber And Steel For Lightweight EV Structures

  • Developments in flow screw installation process and equipment
  • Joining aluminum and carbon fiber to each other and to steel
  • Implications for mechanical fastening approaches with the adoption of Industry 4.0, increased automation and automated assembly cells
  • Fastener strategy for EVs and autonomous vehicles   

Boris Baeumler, Senior Applications Engineer, DEPRAG

15:00   Questions and Discussion

15:10  Networking Coffee Break In The Exhibition Area - Sponsored by DEPRAG

OPTIMIZING LIGHTWEIGHT VEHICLE DESIGN

15:40  Looking Ahead To Potentially Disruptive Technologies And Materials For Lightweighting

Oliver Kuttner, CEO And Founder, Lightweighting Engineer, Edison2

16:10   Questions and Discussion

16:15  Advances In Composite Materials Manufacturing Processes For High Quality Components With Increased Throughput And Lower Cost

Dr. Srikanth Pillai, Jenkins Endowed Professor, CU-ICAR and Founding Director,  Clemson Composites Center

16:50   Questions and Discussion

PANEL - ADHESIVE TECHNOLOGY AND APPLICATIONS INNOVATION

16:55  Application Of Special Adhesives For Steel, Aluminum, Magnesium And Carbon Fiber

  • How do we lightweight the whole joining process?
  • What are the trends in reducing complexity with flange design, mechanical fastenings, welding and adhesives?
  • Understanding adhesive flow processes under welding
  • Role of adhesives in corrosion protection, stiffness and managing noise vibration and harshness (NVH)
  • Innovation with metallic fiber-reinforced adhesive bonded joints for improved stress distribution and toughness

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

Henkel

Dr. Srikanth Pillai, Jenkins Endowed Professor, CU-ICAR and Founding Director,  Clemson Composites Center

17:30  Chair's Closing Remarks - Day 1

17:40 - 18:40 Networking Drinks Reception For All Attendees

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