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DAY THREE - Thursday, August 22, 2018

08:30   Registration & Morning Refreshments

09:00   Chair's Opening Remarks

Vishwas Shankar, Research Manager, Business Strategy & Innovation Group - Mobility North America, Frost & Sullivan

Evolving Lighter Structures And Applications At Lower Cost With High Strength Aluminum And Composites

OEM PERSPECTIVE

09:10   Enhancing The Manufacturability Of High Strength 7XXX Series Aluminum Alloys For Automotive Applications

Dr. Zhong Chen, Senior Engineer, Advanced Metallic Lightweight MaterialsNIO

09:40   Question And Answer Session

PANEL: HIGH STRENGTH ALUMINUM ALLOYS

09:50   Manufacturing Process Innovations For Aluminum Forming, Joining, Castings And Extrusions For Lightweight Structures

  • Latest developments in 6000 and 7000 series aluminum alloys for automotive applications

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Rahul Kulkarni, Member, Transportation Group, Aluminum Association  

Dr. Zhong Chen, Senior Engineer, Advanced Metallic Lightweight MaterialsNIO

Dr. Fei Xiong, Vice President, Product Engineering, Electric Vehicles,  Qiantu Motor

10:35   WHAT Is The Right Solution For Your Needs And WHY Impact Extrusion Should Be Considered

  • Understanding the impact extrusion process
  • Case studies: When impact extrusion is a benefit

Samuel Insana, President, North American Operations,  Neuman Aluminium Impact Extrusion

11:00   Question And Answer Session

11:10   Refreshments And Networking Break In Exhibition Area - Sponsored by Neuman Aluminium Impact Extrusion

Understanding Digitalization Opportunities And Industry 4.0 For Integrated Design And Manufacturing

11:40   Understanding And Realizing The Potential Of Digitization And Industry 4.0 For EV And Autonomous Vehicle Manufacturing

  • Functional requirements from an architecture perspective for EV manufacturing
  • Principles and approaches with Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT)
  • Automation as the key to improved throughput
  • Optimizing the production system

12:10   Question And Answer Session

ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING EVALUATION

12:15   Adopting The Latest Additive Technologies For Manufacturing Process Improvement

  • Additive's benefits in the manufacturing of lightweight production level parts
  • Comparison on a strength-to-cost and strength-to-weight ratio basis
  • Applications in rapid prototyping

Vishwas Shankar, Research Manager, Business Strategy & Innovation Group - Mobility North America,Frost & Sullivan

12:50   Question And Answer Session

13:00   Networking Lunch

Evolving Lighter Structures And Applications At Lower Cost With High Strength Aluminum And Composites

STRUCTURAL MONITORING

14:00  Innovations In Embedded Sensor Monitoring Of The Health Of Vehicle Structures

  • Monitoring EV structural health and battery lifetime with smart materials
  • Potential for improving safety and driveability

Dr. Venkat Aitharaju, Staff Researcher, Polymer Composites, R&D Technical Center, General Motors

14:30   Question And Answer Session

PANEL: CARBON FIBER AND PLASTIC COMPOSITES

14:40   Optimizing The Design Of Lightweight Body Structures With Carbon Fiber Composites And Plastic Composites

  • Optimized lightweight design for composite applications
  • High performance and complex structures
  • Developments in manufacturing processes to make best use of composite material capabilities
  • Achieving high quality composite components with increased throughput and lower cost

Gregg Peterson, Senior Technical Specialist, Prefix Corp.

Dr. Fei Xiong, Vice President, Product Engineering, Electric Vehicles, Qiantu Motor

Hank Bonutti, Advanced Technology Manager, Mahindra NATC

Dr. Venkat Aitharaju, Staff Researcher, Polymer Composites, R&D Technical Center, General Motors

15:30   Refreshments And Networking Break In Exhibition Area

16:00   Case study: Aluminum Car Frame With CFRP For All Outer Closures

  • Qiantu K50 next generation lightweight vehicle - materials and technologies

Dr. Fei Xiong, Vice President, Product Engineering, Electric Vehicles, Qiantu Motor

16:30   Question And Answer Session

CLOSING PANEL: ADVANCED AUTOMOTIVE MATERIALS 

16:40   Understanding The Commercial Availability And Adoption Of Advanced Tailored Materials For Breakthrough Performance In Lightweighting And Special Purpose Applications

  • Expectations on availability of advanced customized lightweighting materials for EVs and autonomous vehicles 
  • Evolution of the cost curves for advanced and hybrid materials
  • Latest progress in materials cocktails and customization
  • Future of Integrated Computational Materials Engineering (ICME)

Dr. Katrina Cornish, Professor, Bio-Based Emergent Materials,The Ohio State University

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

Vishwas Shankar, Research Manager, Business Strategy & Innovation Group - Mobility North America, Frost & Sullivan

17:20   Chair's Closing Remarks Day 3 - Followed By Apple TV And Champagne Draws    

17:30   End Of Conference

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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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