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DAY THREE - August 24, 2017

CARBON FIBER, PLASTICS, ADVANCED COMPOSITES & NEW MATERIALS

Review Availability, Properties, Production, Manufacturing And Supply Of Composites To Assess Their Future Role In Automotive Lightweighting

CARBON FIBER PROCESSING METHODS & SUPPLY CHAIN: Scrutinize Availability Of Carbon Fiber And Optimize Composite Production Processes To Enhance Their Role In The Future Of Automotive Lightweighting

8.00 - 9.00 Registration & Morning Coffee

9.00 Day One Conference Recap & Chair's Opening Remarks

Day Chair: David Wagner, Technical Leader For Lightweight Vehicle Design, Ford

CASE STUDY: COMPOSITES PROCESSING

9.15 Explore Cost-Effective Lightweight Material Development With Lower Density Reinforcement

  • Overview of the advantages and disadvantages of composite materials to understand their application potential
  • Understand the importance of simultaneous material and manufacturing technology selection to optimize the cost and meet the system target
  • Review how the lower density fibers are selected to form useful material with the adaptable matrix system in order to be produced using advanced thermoforming process and compression molding for the final component

Saeil Jeon, Technical Lead in Materials, Volvo Group Trucks Technology

9.45 Question & Answer Session

CFC AVAILABILITY AND SUPPLY CHAIN

9.55 Carbon Fiber Markets - History, Drivers, Limitations, Availability And The Potential For Faster Adoption In The Future

  • Hear about the latest break throughs in new process and new material that is expected to change the economic structure of composites
  • Learn from the material suppliers about the direction they are taking in material developments and the price point they expect to meet with automotive composites
  • Calculate availability of composite supplies per year in the next 3-5 years to estimate the number of vehicles or components it could result in
  • Measure commercial opportunities resulting from wider availability of carbon fiber to understand where it can be best utilized for volume applications

C. David (Dave) Warren, Program Manager - Transportation Materials, Sr. Carbon Fiber Researcher, Oak Ridge National Laboratory

10.25 Question & Answer Session

10.35 Morning Refreshments In Exhibition Showcase Area Sponsored By Weber Screwdriving Systems, Inc.

RECYCLED CARBON FIBER

11.05 Review The Supply Stream And Properties Of Recycled And Reclaimed Carbon Fibers To Identify How Automotive Industry Can Get More Value Out Of The Existing Supplies

  • Learn about the non-crude fabrics Boeing and Airbus are using for their production and what opportunities reclaimed carbon fiber can offer to the automotive industry
  • Gauge the volume of the recycled aerospace carbon fiber stream available for use in automotive industry in three/five and ten years time
  • Evaluate the properties of recycled carbon fiber with CF in SMC to evaluate the potential of its application in body or sheets

11.25 Question & Answer Session

MODELING, DESIGN AND SIMULATION WITH COMPOSITES: Scrutinize New Tools & Methods With Modeling, Designing & Simulating With Composites To Optimize Production Of Components And Joints

DAMAGE SIMULATION WITH COMPOSITES

11.35 Review The Latest Developments In Damage Simulation With Composites To Examine Ways OEMs Can Improve Computational Prediction 

  • Learn about the specifics of the simulation technology used for composites to assess its effectiveness
  • Explore how simulation with composites can be done to better predict the dynamic damage progression
  • Evaluate ways to design with composites and choose the right materials to ensure acceptable result predictability and cost efficiency

Venkat Aitharaju, Staff Researcher, GM

12.05 Question & Answer Session

COMPOSITE DESIGN VERIFICATION

12.15 Examine A New Tool To Take The Worry Out Of Light-Weighting

  • Explore multi-material joining solutions presented by Luna
  • Improve composite design verification and structural health monitoring
  • Understand model verification methods

Dr. Aida Rahim, Field Application Engineer, Luna Innovations

12.25 Networking Lunch In Exhibition Showcase Area Sponsored By Luna Innovations

CASE STUDY: DESIGNING WITH COMPOSITES

1.25 Design Of A Carbon Fiber Composite Front Subframe

  • Learn how an OEM was able to design for composites to enable effective part integration
  • Understand what design tools have been used to optimize the manufacturing process
  • Examine what analysis techniques have been used and partnerships forged that lead an OEM to optimizing designs and consequently lightweighting technologies when adopting composites

Xiaoming Chen, Technical Expert, Ford

1.55 Question & Answer Session

COMPOSITE CRASH AND MATERIAL MODELING

2.05 Explore Composite Crash Process And Results Using RADIOSS

  • Understand the United States Automotive Materials Partnership (USAMP) and Altair's work on explicit finite element software, RADIOSS, to predict the crash behavior of composite laminates
  • Explore coupon and component level test data that was supplied to help with the development of material modelling
  • Evaluate final correlation to a series of "blind" tests completed on a composite bumper and crush cans

John Brink, Vice President - Americas Technical Operations, Altair

2.25 Question & Answer Session

PLASTICS, THERMOPLASTICS & NATURAL FIBERS: Learn About New Advanced Materials That Can Help Automotive Industry Achieve Better Weight Savings

PLASTICS

2.35 Review The Latest Break Throughs In Plastics To Estimate Where They Can Offer The Most Weight Saving At Optimal Cost

  • Assess the material developments with combining fibers and plastics to optimize CO2 emissions while reducing weight of components
  • Review the developments in chemicals for plastics that enable better recyclability of the materials
  • Explore & leverage innovative CAE techniques that allow better understanding and performance predictability of plastics under different conditions
  • Learn which plastic components can replace metals interior and exterior parts of a vehicle to bring considerable weight savings to the project

3.05 Question & Answer Session

3.15 Afternoon Refreshments In Exhibition Showcase Area

THERMOPLASTICS

3.45 Review The Latest Developments In Thermoplastics That Can Meet Execution, Materials & Joining Specifications Required By OEMs

  • Learn about the execution of thermoplastics in a vehicle to allow considerable weight and cost savings
  • Understand which joining methods have been applied to join thermoplastics with other materials effectively, including aluminum to thermoplastic joining and bonding for thermoplastics
  • Learn about the thermoplastic material developments that helped to increase performance & strength of components
  • Explore developments in fiber to resin sizing technology to improve characterization of the material

4.15 Question & Answer Session

NATURAL FIBERS

4.25 Review Lightweighting Solutions Offered By Natural Fibers To Evaluate Application Opportunities Within Automotive Industry

  • Learn about new fibers, including basalt fibers, that offer similar properties to glass fiber
  • Examine which component application natural fibers can be used to offer weight reduction solutions
  • Evaluate the availability of natural fibers to assess their potential to meet volumes required by the OEMs

4.55 Question & Answer Session

5.05 Chair's Concluding Remarks, Apple TV & Champagne Draw

5.15 End of Conference

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LEARNING BENEFITS

THE LARGEST OEM-LED LIGHTWEIGHT MATERIALS SUMMIT IS RETURNING TO DETROIT IN 2017

GALM USA Is Returning To The Heart Of The North American Automotive Industry To Continue Its Legacy:

A COMPETITIVE EDGE WITHIN CHANGING REGULATIONS AND AUTOMOTIVE TRENDS: Stay Competitive By Addressing The Impact From Changes To CAFE Standards

HIGH VOLUME LOW COST: Leverage High Volume Low Cost Solutions Driven By Advancements In Generation 3 Steels, Composite Processing Methods, Magnesium, Aluminum Developments, Additive Manufacturing And More

NETWORKING: Meet Heads & Managers of Design, Manufacturing, BIW, Modeling, Composites, Engineering & Metals from Leading OEMs And Solution Providers

INNOVATION: See The Most Innovative BIWs To Evaluate The Latest Technical Advancements Applied On Vehicles First Hand

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