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DAY TWO - Wednesday, August 22, 2018

Innovations In Forming, Joining, Welding And Testing Technologies - Focus On Lightweight High Strength Steels

07:30    Registration & Morning Refreshments

08:30    Chair's Opening Remarks

Troy Waldherr, North American Sales Manager,TOX Pressotechnik

Adopting High Volume Manufacturing Technologies And Processes To Reflect New Vehicle Architectures

08:40    Looking Ahead - Evaluating Emerging Advances In Robotic Automation Technologies That Will Drive Optimization Of Automotive Manufacturing And Reduce Costs In Production Processes

Robert Doyle, Vice President, RIA and A3 Mexico, Association for Advancing Automation (A3)

PANEL: NEW MATERIALS AND MANUFACTURABILITY

09:05    Evaluating And Adopting New Forming, Joining And Testing Technologies And Processes For Multi-Material Body Structures

  • Experiences with new processing solutions for advanced steels and aluminum alloys to overcome brittleness and increased forming complexity
  • Adopting new technology defined solutions to reduce costs in joining and welding
  • Prospects for better high strength materials as replacements for steel and aluminum alloys
  • Aluminum die-casting vs. magnesium die-casting costs and benefits
  • Implementing dimension control strategies for increased quality and structural integrity
  • Reducing costs through increased speed of manufacturing - Maximizing the potential of the latest robotic tools and smarter production processes

Dr. Farid Haddadi, Process Engineering Specialist, BIW Manufacturing, Faraday Future

Robert Doyle, Vice President, RIA and A3 Mexico, Association for Advancing Automation (A3)

Benefitting From Richer Steel Chemistry With Advanced High Strength Steels

10:00    The Role Of Steel In Future Mobility

Dr. Hesham Ezzat, Technical Consultant, Steel Market Development Institute (formerly Body Structure Team, EV-1 Electric Vehicle Program, General Motors) 

PANEL: IMPLEMENTING GEN 3, BORON AND OTHER HIGH STRENGTH STEELS

10:20    Reducing Processing Complexity And Increasing Production Capacity

  • Updates on Gen 3 grades - benefits of 2000 MPa boron steel and challenges in terms of brittleness / reduced toughness
  • Making grades and performance more transparent - validation requirements and design guidelines
  • Experiences in enabling better manufacturability and elongation with lighter weight
  • Addressing the challenge of the formability and spring-back behavior of Gen 3 steels
  • The need for tailored techniques and processes for increased utilization of AHSS and UHSS
  • Using improved zinc coatings for dies to improve the die life with the forming of high strength steels
  • Improving repairability and serviceability in high strength steel body structures 

John Catterall, Executive Director, Auto / Steel Partnership (A/SP)

John Balzer, Body Structures Supervisor, Technical Specialist, Ford Motor Co.

Michael Davenport, Director of Engineering - Applications, Automotive Center,United States Steel

11:00    Questions and Discussion

11:05    Hydrogen Blend Continuous Anneal AHSS Processing

  • Developments in new steel grades for cold stamping
  • Infinitely adjustable cooling control with hydrogen quenching for tailored microstructure
  • Inline shape remediation at elevated temperature preserving mechanical properties 
  • Benefits in terms of reduced manufacturing cost and improved product quality

Mark Blankenau, Chief Metallurgist, HyCal Corp. (A subsidiary of Ferragon)

11:15    Refreshments & Networking Break - Sponsored by HyCal Corp.

INTEGRATED COMPUTATIONAL MATERIALS ENGINEERING (ICME) FOR AHSS

11:45    Realizing The Potential Of ICME 3GAHSS Modeling To Assist Development Of New Alloys For Lightweighting Of Vehicle Components And Assemblies

  • Modeling the complex behavior of multiphase 3GAHSS materials / microstructures
  • Integrating material and forming models
  • Potential for moving to exceptional-strength, high-ductility and high-strength, exceptional-ductility alloys
  • Performance benefits and mass savings achievable

Eric McCarty, Senior Project Manager, Steel Market Development Institute, Auto / Steel Partnership (A/SP)

12:10    Question and Answer Session

GEN 3 / AHSS PROCESSING

12:15    Development Of Laser Welded Blanks In 3rd Gen Steel    

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

FASTENING TECHNOLOGIES

12:30    Implementing Enhancements in Joining And Fastening Technology - Best Use Practices With High Strength Steels

  • Innovation in specialty fasteners for weight, strength and performance benefits
  • Developments in weld screws and rivets for single-sided access applications
  • Future for Self Piercing Riveting (SPR)
  • Drawn arc stud welding technology and applications
  • Realizing the potential of hybrid welding-fastener approaches for lightweighting

12:50    Question and Answer Session

13:00    Networking Lunch

Adopting Innovations In Advanced Joining And Welding Technologies For High Strength Steels  

LASER-BASED PROCESSING AND WELDING

14:00    Laser Based Solutions for New Automotive Components

  • Remote laser welding of automotive closures
  • Welding battery components with laser
  • Using lasers for composite material cutting
  • Laser surface structuring for bonding polymers to metals

Nathan Harris, Industry Manager Automotive,Trumpf, Inc.

14:20    Automated Spot Repair And Finesse Sanding

  • Automated defect detection and classification
  • Automated spot repair (sanding)
  • Automated polishing and finishing

Michael Haas, Vice President, FerRobotics, Inc.

14:40    Question and Answer Session

Advanced Joining Technologies For Mixed-Metals And The Critical Role For Coatings And Quality Inspection Processes   

WELDING SIMULATION AND PREDICTIVE MODELING

14:50    Effective Use Of Modeling Tools And Techniques For Welding And  Joining Processes To Achieve Greater Efficiency And Structural Integrity

  • Tools and techniques for increasing the predictability and quality of laser welding
  • Predictive modeling best practices for multi-material joining

Oak Ridge National Laboratory

SURFACE TREATMENTS AND COATINGS

15:15    New Coatings And Plasma Interfacial Treatments For Improved Performance In Joining Aluminum-Steel And Aluminum-High Strength Steel

  • Advances in plasma treatment and conversion coatings to enhance laser welding performance
  • Role for laser cleaning and plasma treatment to remove oxide layers and enable better joining
  • Practical experiences from the point of view of an experienced machine integrator

Tim Smith, Chief Technology Officer, Plasmatreat

15:35    Reducing Total Cost Of Ownership And Enabling Lightweight Structures

  • Flexible manufacturing through common controls, architectures and communication
  • System modularity improving technical availability
  • Looking ahead to Industry 4.0

Stanley Engineering Fastening

15:50    Refreshments & Networking Break - Sponsored by Stanley Engineered Fastening

16:20    New Technologies For Metallurgical Bonding Of Lightweight Materials

  • Considerations in choice of technology for high volume manufacturing applications
  • Considerations for robust and reliable joining of dissimilar materials
  • Use of Resistance Spot Welding (RSW) welding for joining sheet aluminum and aluminum castings to steel body structures

Edison Welding Institute (EWI)

16:45    Enabling Lightweight Multi-Material Structures By Solid-State Impact Welding

  • Welds between dissimilar metals using vaporizing foil actuators (VFAW)
  • Weld strengths and weld interface microstructures
  • Potential applications for forming, cutting and embossing
  • Industrialization and benefits of the VFAW process

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

QUALITY INSPECTION AND TESTING

17:10    Advances In Tensile Testing To Qualify Material Properties and Its Importance To Welded Joint Performance

17:25    Automated Quality Inspection Approaches For Laser Jointed Surfaces (Class A Surfaces) And Testing For Joint Integrity

  • Inspecting for pores including laser scanning
  • Use of high resolution / continuous high rate camera imaging to identify imperfections visible to the customer
  • Automated testing and assuring integrity of spot welds using ultrasonic and ultrasound technologies
  • Non-destructive testing using dye penetrant inspection

17:45    Closing Presentation By Hydro

17:55    Chair's Closing Remarks - Day 2

18:00    Evening Networking Drinks Reception For All Attendees - Sponsored by Hydro

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  • 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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