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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

PANEL: NEW MATERIALS AND MANUFACTURABILITY

08:40    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

Gregg Peterson, Principal Materials Engineer, Michigan Manufacturing Technology Center - Chair

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

Hank Bonutti, Advanced Technology Manager, Mahindra NATC

Daniel Saltzmann, Lead Engineer - Joining and Materials Specialist,NIO

Dr. Zhili Feng, Distinguished R&D Staff and Leader Materials Joining Team, Oak Ridge National Laboratory

09:25    Question and Answer Session

Benefitting From Richer Steel Chemistry With Advanced High Strength Steels

09:35    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

09:55    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) - Chair

Dr. Ian Cross, Senior Engineer, Materials Engineering, Jaguar Land Rover

Curt Horvath, Technical Fellow, Body Structures and Closures, Sheet Metals Materials Engineering, General Motors

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

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

Dr. P.K. Rastogi, Principal Engineer, Research and Innovation, AK Steel

10:45    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)

11:00    Refreshments & Networking Break - Sponsored by HyCal Corp.

INTEGRATED COMPUTATIONAL MATERIALS ENGINEERING (ICME) FOR AHSS

11:30    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)

12:05    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. 

12:30   Assembly Systems For Lightweighting In eMobility

Boris Baeumler, Senior Applications Engineer,DEPRAG

12:55    Networking Lunch - Sponsored by DEPRAG

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

LASER-BASED PROCESSING AND WELDING

13:50    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.

14:15    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 / Materials And The Critical Role For Coatings And Quality Inspection Processes   

SURFACE TREATMENTS AND COATINGS

14:50    Open Air Plasma Coatings For Adhesion Enhancement And Corrosion Reduction With Dissimilar Materials

  • Facilitating enhanced bonding of dissimilar materials
  • Enabling direct polymer to metal in mold bonding
  • Anti-corrosion and anti-galvanic coatings

Tim Smith, Chief Technology Officer, Plasmatreat North America

15:15    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

Lloyd Hilligoss, Global Vice President, Engineering and R&D,Stanley Engineered Fastening

15:30    Refreshments & Networking Break - Sponsored by Stanley Engineered Fastening

WELDING OF LIGHTWEIGHT MATERIALS

16:00    Ultrasonic Welding For Multi-Material Joining

  • Fundamental aspects of interface motion and bonding

Dr. Zhili Feng, Distinguished R&D Staff and Leader Materials Joining Team,Oak Ridge National Laboratory

16:25    New Technologies For The Metallurgical Bonding Of Lightweight Materials

Dr. Jerry Gould, Technology Fellow, Resistance and Solid State Welding,Edison Welding Institute (EWI)

16:50    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, Ohio State University and Executive Director,Honda-OSU Partnership Program

ADVANCES IN AUTOMATION TECHNOLOGIES

17:00    Evaluating Emerging Advances In Automation Technologies That Will Drive Optimization Of Automotive Manufacturing And Reduce Costs In Production Processes

Gregg Peterson, Principal Materials Engineer,Michigan Manufacturing Technology Center

17:35    Closing Presentation - Value-Add In Automotive Extrusions

JD Rutt, Vice President, Business Development, Hydro Aluminium

17:50    Chair's Closing Remarks - Day 2

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

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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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