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DAY TWO - Wednesday, August 21, 2018

08:00   Registration & Morning Refreshments

08:30   Chair's Opening Remarks

Dr. Mark Johnson, Professor of Materials Science and Engineering, Clemson University and Founding Director,The Center for Advanced Manufacturing

Examining Opportunities For New Multi-Material Solutions For Future Electric And Autonomous Vehicle Architectures

KEYNOTE: LIGHTWEIGHTING FOR AFFORDABLE AND EFFICIENT VEHICLES

08:40   Progress Towards New Lightweight Materials For The Next Generation Of Cars: Update On Europe's Affordable Lightweight Automobiles ALLIANCE Project

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

Prof. Dr. Ing. Achille Mbang Sama, Leader, European Affordable Lightweight Automobiles ALLIANCE Project, Mercedes-Benz Operations (Daimler AG) 

09:15   Question And Answer Session

PANEL AND CASE STUDIES ON VEHICLE AND COMPONENT LIGHTWEIGHTING

09:25   Production And Validation Challenges For Lightweight Vehicle Body And Component Construction at PACCAR

  • Overview of PACCAR's vehicle construction and materials used
  • Dealing with the challenges of aluminum body-in-white construction 
  • Achieving durable class-A surfaces
  • Bonding bare and pre-treated aluminum
  • Manufacturing process compatibility with applied materials such as adhesives, sealants, sound deadeners and panel stiffeners
  • Validation of applied materials with respect to manufacturing complexities involving processing lubes, handling, storage and post bonding processes
  • Overcoming manufacturing challenges with use of large plastic and composite components
  • Validation of mixed material assemblies and thermoplastic composites in high stress applications   
  • Verification of bonding processes by parts teardown
  • Environmental conditioning considerations for validation of long term durability

Jordan Kiesser, Materials Engineering - Team Leader, Plastics, Composites, Bonding, PACCAR

10:00   Question And Answer Session

BODY, CHASSIS & POWERTRAIN

10:10   Lightweighting In The Automotive Industry Through Use Of Low Density Powder Metallurgy Alloys

  • Attributes of powder metallurgy (PM) aluminum Ti, Mg, Al alloys offering the potential to reduce the mass of components by about 50%
  • Yield strength and tensile elongation properties
  • Cost considerations and technical feasibility of low density PM components
  • Implementing in body, chassis and powertrain applications

Dr. Charman Lall, Vice President, Technology and Applications Development, Metal Powder Products (MPP)

10:40   Question And Answer Session

10:50   Refreshments And Networking Break In Exhibition Area - Sponsored by Finecast

FUTURE INTERIORS

11:20   Advanced Material Solutions For Lightweighting Automotive Interiors

  • Future opportunities for lightweighting interiors in EVs and autonomous vehicles
  • Meeting customer expectations at the same time as safety standards
  • Lightweight materials for seating and frames
  • Material and molding innovations to reduce weight and cost of plastic parts

11:45   Question And Answer Session

MULTI-MATERIALS FOR BATTERY STRUCTURES

11:55   Use Of Aluminum For Lightweighting Battery Structures

  • Design and material selection to optimize battery packaging and integration into the body structure
  • Role for aluminium extrusions for safety protection and to assist battery thermal management 

Hydro

12:20   Question And Answer Session

MODELLING FOR NVH

12:25   How To Model New EV Structures And Optimize Noise Voice And Harshness (NVH) Performance

  • NVH optimization to reduce mass and improve structural performance of the vehicle body  
  • Cost-efficient modelling of a new EV structure and its NVH characteristics
  • Modelling processes to reduce the need for mass dampers

Dr. Saeed Siavoshani, Adjunct Professor, Vehicle Electrification and CTO / Industry Advisor, Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE), Wayne State University

12:55  Question And Answer Session

13:00   Networking Lunch

What Can Be Done In The Manufacturing Process Development To Improve Capacity?

14:00   Improving Manufacturing Effectiveness, Quality And Sustainability - Initiatives Of The Center For Advanced Manufacturing

Dr. Mark Johnson, Professor of Materials Science and Engineering, Clemson University and Founding Director,Center for Advanced Manufacturing (CU-CAM)

14:25   Question And Answer Session

LME AND POROSITY

14:30   Managing Liquid Metal Embrittlement (LME) In Joining Gen3 Steels - Looking For Optimal Solutions

  • Overcoming spot welding challenges with zinc hot-dip galvanized steels which can give rise to LME
  • Managing porosity levels in welding coated galvanized high strength steels
  • Controlling the manufacturing process to reduce stress corrosion cracking risks in steel and LME

Richard Wolf, Senior Industry Research Engineer, Advanced Applications Development Automotive, United States Steel Corp.

14:55   Question And Answer Session

STRUCTURAL FOAMS

15:00   Structural Foams For Battery Protection And Body In White Lightweighting

Eric Aldstadt, Head of Automotive Engineering - Americas, Henkel

Robert Kokx, President, The Americas,   RLE International

15:30   Question And Answer Session

15:40   Refreshments And Networking Break In Exhibition Area - Sponsored by Henkel

CASE STUDY: JOINING METALS TO COMPOSITES

16:10   Indoor Impact Welding Of Automotive Alloys And Structures

  • Use of clinching combined with adhesive bonding for hybrid CFRP and aluminum joints
  • Friction stir and spot welding (FSW, FSSW) using plastic deformation
  • Joining of CFRP and high strength steel using the friction bit joining, adhesive bonding, and weld bonding processes

Dr. Anupam Vivek, Research Scientist, Materials Engineering,The Ohio State University

16:35   Question And Answer Session
ADVANCED MAGNESIUM ALLOYS

16:40   Developments In High Performance Magnesium Alloys For Automotive Lightweighting

  • Castings and extrusions with magnesium
  • Advanced components development
  • Components and magnesium testing

Mag Specialties

17:05   Question And Answer Session

LIGHTWEIGHTING STRATEGY

17:10   Economics Of Lightweight Vehicle Engineering - Implications For The Evolution Of EVs And Autonomous Vehicles

Gregg Peterson, Senior Technical Specialist, Prefix Corp.

17:35   Question And Answer Session

17:40   Chair's Closing Remarks - Day 2   

17:45   Evening Networking Drinks Reception For All Attendees

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WHY THIS EVENT IS UNIQUE

The Largest Automotive OEM-Led Lightweight Materials, Structures And Manufacturing Summit Is Returning To COBO Center Detroit

Following global growth and expansion, GALM USA Detroit is returning with a brand new program on how to 'Implement Lightweighting Innovations & Optimize Multi-Material Architectures For EVs, Autonomous Vehicles & Next Gen ICEVs.

Summit participants will benefit from:

  • New agenda topics and themes researched with industry peers that fully reflect the evolution to a new generation of vehicles, including how the design and technical challenges posed by EVs in terms of costs and margins are being overcome.
  • A highly informative mix of practical in-depth technical sessions, case study-led presentations and forward looking panels featuring leading OEMs, supplier innovations, technical experts and engineering professionals
  • Technology innovation showcase comprising world leading providers of advanced materials, technologies, manufacturing solutions, BIWs and live demonstrations in the adjoining exhibition hall to ensure participants are fully up-to-speed on key industry developments and directions.
  • Unrivaled networking opportunities including lunches, coffee breaks and drinks reception that ensure an interactive, dynamic gathering for engineers from OEMs, leading suppliers and technology innovators on automotive structures and materials.
  • A unique holistic perspective offering practical insights and thought leadership on lightweighting covering advanced materials, body structures and related integration and optimisation issues, CAE and simulation tools and techniques, joining and testing technologies, coupled with best practices and business cases for implementing those advancements into existing production lines.

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