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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

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

09:05    Question and Answer Session  

PANEL: ADOPTION OF HIGH STRENGTH ALUMINUM AND APPLICATIONS

09:10    Choosing Different Alloys To Meet Different Performance Requirements

  • Developments in 6000 and 7000 series aluminum alloys
  • Potential of magnesium to save weight - magnesium alloys, castings and extruded parts
  • What is being done to overcome process constraints and cost issues to proliferation of 7000 series alloys?
  • Coatings for aluminum dies to reduce aluminum surface galling

Aluminum Transport Group (ATG), Aluminum Association

Adrian Tautscher, Principal Technical Specialist, Applications, Impression Technologies

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

09:50    Question and Answer Session  

10:00    The Latest Developments In High Strength Aluminum HFQ® Technology

Adrian Tautscher, Principal Technical Specialist, Applications, Impression Technologies

10:20    Manufacturing Process Developments In Aluminum-Aluminum  Joining - Best Practices With Sheet-Sheet, Sheet-Castings and Sheet-Extrusions

  • Evaluation of spot vs. laser vs. friction stir welding technologies and relevance to different 5000 and 6000 series aluminum alloys
  • Spot welding - best practices including importance of force monitoring feedback system on surface parameters for aluminum-aluminum joint quality assurance
  • Laser beam welding - best practices with wire and seam tracking to avoid instable penetration and hot cracking in applications without a filler wire
  • Energy use and CO2 footprint considerations with different welding technologies
  • Latest developments in integrated welding, joining and tooling technologies and the role for automation and robotics for increased efficiency in production

Waterloo Center for Automotive Research (WatCAR )

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    Realizing The Potential Of Magnesium To Save Weight - Magnesium Alloys, Castings And Extruded Parts

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

11:55    Incorporating Structures Into Composites - Emerging Innovations

  • Advances in composites design in vehicle structures
  • Structural applications and joining under high loads - what can EV OEM designers learn from F1 and Formula E experiences?
  • Durability with cyclic loading and safety
  • What is being achieved in terms of cost reduction and speed of manufacturing?

Dr Venkat Aitharaju, Senior Researcher, Polymer Composites, General Motors

12:20    Question and Answer Session

12:30    Networking Lunch   

PANEL: COMPOSITES IN EV STRUCTURES

13:30    How To Design Carbon Fiber Effectively Into Body Structures

  • Optimized lightweight design for CFRP applications
  • Developments in the manufacturing process to make higher quality parts
  • Role for thermoplastic and thermoset developments and applications
  • 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?

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

Dr. Venkat Aitharaju, Senior Researcher, Polymer Composites, General Motors

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

14:15    Question and Answer Session

Innovations In Adhesive Bonding And Associated Coatings And Cleaning Processes

PANEL: OPTIMIZING THE USE OF STRUCTURAL ADHESIVES

14:25    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

15:10    Question and Answer Session

15:20    Structural Adhesive Improvements To Help Automotive Manufacturers Meet Lightweighting Targets   

Andrew Kintz, Business Development Manager - New Global Ventures, LORD Corp.

15:30    Refreshments & Networking Break - Sponsored by LORD Corp.

Developing Enhanced Applications In Additive Manufacturing For Body Components And Structures

ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING ADVANCES - CASE EXAMPLES FROM OEMS

16:00    Advances In Additive Manufacturing For Vehicle Lightweighting And Its Integration With AI-Based Generative Parts Design Technology

  • What types of application is additive manufacturing best suited for in advanced body structures?
  • Success stories in fast prototyping applications
  • Powder metallurgy for metallic part manufacture for vehicle customization
  • Additive manufacture of hybrid materials for specialized applications
  • Use of additive manufacturing for production of lower cost stamping dies, molds and other tools - evaluation of tool printing vs. tool machining
PANEL: INDUSTRIALIZATION OF NEW MATERIALS AND PROCESSES

16:30    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. Raymond Boeman, Professor of Composites Materials & Manufacturing and Director, MSU / ORNL and Director, Vehicle Technology Area Scale-Up Facility,Institute for Advanced Composites Manufacturing Innovation (IACMI)

17:15    Question and Answer Session

17:25    Chair's Closing Remarks - Day 3; Apple TV and Champagne Draw

17:30    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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