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DAY THREE - Thursday, August 23, 2018

Advances In Manufacturing Processes And Applications - Focus On High Strength Aluminum, Magnesium And Composites

07:30    Registration & Coffee

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 

Practical Experiences With The Adoption Of Advanced Lightweight Materials - Focus On Aluminum And Magnesium Alloys And Castings

08:40    Update On The LightMAT Program - Accelerating Advanced Materials Development And Reducing Time-To-Market

Darrell Herling, Lead, LightMAT Program,Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

09:10    IACMI Vehicle Technology Initiatives: R&D Projects, Trials, Testing And Validation Of Manufacturing Process Innovations

Dr. Raymond Boeman, Professor of Composite Materials & Manufacturing MSU / ORNL and Director, Vehicle Technology Area Scale-Up Facility,Institute for Advanced Composites Manufacturing Innovation (IACMI)

09:40    Question and Answer Session  

PANEL: ADOPTION OF HIGH STRENGTH ALUMINUM AND APPLICATIONS

09:50    Choosing Different Alloys To Meet Different Performance Requirements

  • Developments in 6000 and 7000 series aluminum alloys
  • What is being done to overcome process constraints and cost issues to proliferation of 7000 series alloys?
  • Use of high strength aluminum for safety critical automotive applications
  • Work hardening and heat treatability usage considerations
  • Increasing the ductility of aluminum alloys for production of high strain and complex parts
  • Overcoming cracking and increasing corrosion resistance
  • Coatings for aluminum dies to reduce aluminum surface galling

Gregory Fata, Global Automotive Technical Director, Arconic, and Technical Expert, Aluminum Transport Group (ATG),The Aluminum Association - Chair

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

Dr. Clifford Butcher, Assistant Professor, Co-Director, Waterloo Forming and Crash Lab, The Waterloo Center for Automotive Research (WatCAR)

Adrian Tautscher, Principal Technical Specialist, Applications, Impression Technologies

Darrell Herling, Lead, LightMAT Program, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

10:35    Question and Answer Session  

10:45    Latest Developments And Advantages Of Aluminum Impact Extrusion

  • How impact extrusion works
  • Advantages of homogenous grain structure with no voids
  • How interesting geometries can eliminate assembly operations
  • Use of 'near net shapes' to reduce machining time 

John Munchmeyer, Professional Engineer, Director, Technical Sales, Neuman Aluminium Impact Extrusion

11:00    Refreshments & Networking Break - Sponsored by Neuman Aluminium Impact Extrusion

11:30    The Latest Developments In High Strength Aluminum HFQ® Technology

Co-presenters:

Dr. Federico Melotti, Development Engineer, Impression Technologies

Axel Weiand, Managing Director, Thermal Systems, Telos Global

11:55    Enhancing The Crashworthiness Performance Of High Strength Aluminum

  • The role for warm forming and die quenching
  • Test experiences and benefits

Dr. Clifford Butcher, Assistant Professor, Co-Director, Waterloo Forming and Crash Lab, The Waterloo Center for Automotive Research (WatCAR)

12:20    Realizing The Potential Of Magnesium For Automotive Lightweighting Applications

  • Magnesium component design considerations
  • Use of magnesium in fatigue critical applications

Dr. Bruce Davis, Vice President of Technology, Luxfer Magnesium Rolled Products

12:45    Question and Answer Session

12:50    Networking Lunch   

Applications For Carbon Fiber And Non-Metallic Materials In The Structural Areas Of Next-Gen Vehicles 

13:50    Incorporating Structures Into Composites - Emerging Innovations

  • Advances in composites design in vehicle structures
  • Structural applications and joining under high loads
  • Durability with cyclic loading and safety
  • What is being achieved in terms of cost reduction and speed of manufacturing?

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

PANEL: COMPOSITES IN EV STRUCTURES

14:15    How To Design Carbon Fiber Effectively Into Mixed Material Body Structures

  • Optimized lightweight design for CFRP applications
  • Developments in the manufacturing process to make higher quality parts
  • Advances in making CFRP structures more predictable in failure cases
  • Is a rethink needed on current Body In White structural design to make best use of composite materials capabilities and limitations?
  • What might an optimized composite vehicle structure look like?

Edward Bernardon, Vice President, Strategic Automotive Initiatives, Siemens PLM Software - Chair

Patrick Blanchard, Technical Leader, Lightweight Materials, Research and Innovation Center, Ford Motor Co.

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

Alex Walk, Manager New Products and Technology,SPL Group

David Purcell, Executive Vice President, Composite Intermediaries, Zoltek (A subsidiary of Toray Group)

14:55    Direct From Mold "Class A" Parts Production Leveraging Advanced Polyurethane RIM Coating Chemistry

  • Delivering durable, attractive, functional and affordable coated parts direct from mold
  • Achieving improved product quality, design freedom, performance and a reduction in waste

Dan Rozelman, Senior Technical Sales Specialist, Hennecke

15:20    The Evolving Role For Structural Adhesives And Sealant In Electric And Autonomous Vehicles

Bashar Kirma, Senior Business Development Manager, Powertrain and eMobility, North America, Henkel Corp.

Innovations In Adhesive Bonding And Associated Coatings And Cleaning Processes

15:40    Structural Adhesive Improvements To Help Automotive Manufacturers Meet Lightweighting Targets   

Andrew Kintz, Business Development Manager - Americas Automotive, LORD Corp.

15:55    Refreshments & Networking Break - Sponsored by LORD Corp.

PANEL: OPTIMIZING THE USE OF STRUCTURAL ADHESIVES

16:20    Best Practices In The Manufacture Of Different Types Of Hybrid Joints

  • Approaches in adhesive use for adhesive-mechanical and adhesive-welding
  • Importance of joint design to prevent peeling of adhesive bonds
  • How much adhesive for a given structure?
  • Putting it down, details in the flow
  • Characteristics under welding
  • Latency and humidity considerations in curing
  • Adhesive joining trade offs including stiffness, fatigue and shrinkage
  • Durability with cyclic loading and safety
  • Effective use of primers / e-coating to create bond strengths between adhesives
  • Thermally conductive adhesives for structural battery assemblies in EVs
  • Non-destructive evaluation of adhesive processes to assure crashworthiness

Jeff McGarry, Executive General Manager, Body In White Dispense Technologies, General Motors

Syed Mahdi, Scientific Principal, Product Development, Henkel North America

Mansour Mirdamadi, Chief Engineer, Dow Automotive

Dr. Jay Schlechte, Lead Scientist for Structural Adhesives Product Development,  Collision Repair Business, 3M

Bruce Greve, Lead Engineer - Structural Adhesives, Materials Engineering, General Motors

Developing Enhanced Applications In Additive Manufacturing For Body Components And Structures

PANEL: INDUSTRIALIZATION OF NEW MATERIALS AND PROCESSES

17:05    Start Up Innovations In Design, Materials And Manufacturing Technologies For EVs And Autonomous Vehicles - What Can We Look Forward To? 

  • Evaluation of enabling technologies and technical readiness level - lightweight metals; composite materials; new manufacturing processes
  • Linking design technology with manufacturing advancements for lighter, more efficient future vehicles

Dr. Alan Taub, Chief Technology Officer, Professor Materials Science and Engineering, University of Michigan, Lightweight Innovations for Tomorrow (LIFT)

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

Jim deVries, Senior Advisor,Institute for Advanced Composites Manufacturing Innovation (IACMI)

Steve Shade, Ball Brothers Director of Advanced Manufacturing Initiatives, Purdue University and Managing Director, Research Programs, IN-Mac

Darrell Herling, Lead, LightMAT Program,Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

17:50    Chair's Closing Remarks - Day 3; Apple TV and Champagne Draw

18:00    End Of Conference

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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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