AUTOMOTIVE STEEL PARTNER

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FASTENING PARTNER

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ALUMINUM EXTRUSION PARTNERS

HYDRO

COMPONENTS, PRESSES & CUSTOM MACHINERY PARTNER

TOX

PARTNER

Semblex

FIBRE OPTIC SENSING PARTNER

Luna

CO-SPONSORS

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NETWORKING BREAK SPONSORS

Neuman Aluminium

DAY ONE - Tuesday, August 20, 2019

07:30   Registration & Morning Refreshments

08:30   Chair's Welcome & Introduction

Gregg Peterson, Senior Technical Specialist, Prefix Corp.

+ Vehicle Lightweighting Strategies And Material Selections  + The Role For New High Strength Steels And Implementing Gen3

OPENING KEYNOTE PANEL: EV LIGHTWEIGHTING

08:40   Evaluating The Latest Data On How Lightweighting Objectives May Change For Battery Electric And Autonomous Vehicles - How Important Is Mass Reduction Going To Be In The Future?

  • Value of lightweighting for fuel efficient ICEVs, EVs and autonomous vehicles
  • Material selection for EVs - How important is mass reduction going to be?  - Will it become less critical?
  • What will be the impact on mass reduction?
  • Impact of vehicle architecture including battery size and interior design on material choices
  • Implications of shifting battery performance curves with increased energy density
  • Case examples for SUVs, city cars and lightweight pickup trucks

Dr. Zhong Chen, Senior Engineer, Advanced Metallic Lightweight Materials, NIO

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

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

Muhammad Majeed, Manufacturing Engineering Lead, Rivian

Mohan Raj, Technical Specialist, Advanced Engineering,CH Auto / Qiantu Motor

PANEL: GEN3 AND HIGH STRENGTH STEELS

09:30   Assessing The Benefits And Implementation Of Gen3 And High Strength Steels - Ensuring Usability And Repairability 

  • Updates on Gen3 grades as well as commercialization of next generation boron and ultra high strength steels
  • Addressing the challenges of manufacturability
  • Improving simulation of fatigue and fracture failure characteristics of Gen3 and other high strength steels
  • Considerations with crash repairability and serviceability

John Catterall, Executive Director, Auto Steel Partnership (A/SP)

Dr. Katherine Sebeck, Research Engineer, CCDC Ground Vehicle Systems Center (GVSC)

Hank Bonutti, Advanced Technology Manager, Mahindra NATC

10:20   Question And Answer Session

10:30   Refreshments And Networking Break In Exhibition Area

Joining Technologies For Mixed Metal Solutions Including Mechanical Fastenings, Welding And Adhesives

CASE STUDY: JOINING HSS

11:00   Weldability Of High Manganese, High Aluminum (FeMnAl) Steel Resulting In A Less Dense Solution

Dr. Katherine Sebeck, Research Engineer, CCDC Ground Vehicle Systems Center (GVSC)

11:30   Question And Answer Session

CASE STUDY: JOINING GEN3 TO ALUMINUM

11:40   Innovations For Dissimilar Metal Welding

Dr. Edgar Vidal, Global Director of Business Development and Marketing, NobelClad

12:10   Question And Answer Session

Structural Adhesive Bonding Systems, Technologies,Testing And Process Validation

STRUCTURAL ADHESIVE BONDING

12:20   Evolution Of Adhesive Joining In Automotive Body-in-White

  • Effects of surface coating on adhesive joining of metals
  • Importance of proper adhesive selection in mixed material bonding, especially in applications with composite materials
  • Why differences in thermal expansion of materials is a critical issue in specific bonding applications
  • Latest innovations in semi-structural, structural and mixed material bonding adhesive technologies

Dr. Leslie Wolschleger, Vice President, Research & Development,  Sika

12:50   Question And Answer Session

13:00   Networking Lunch

14:00   Assembly Processes For Multi-Material Applications - Techniques With Flexible High-Volume Equipment

Troy Waldherr, North American Sales Manager, TOX Pressotechnik

14:25   Question And Answer Session

14:35   Innovations In New Fastener Types And Rivets For Joining

Viral Varshney, Director of Engineering,Rifast Systems

15:00   Advances In Test, Measurement And Validation - Role For High-Definition Fiber Optic Sensing

A demonstration of how fiber optic sensing can be used to:

  • Characterize composite material properties and improve processing techniques
  • Develop smart components for model verification and structural health monitoring
  • Improve battery storage and safety

Nick Scott, Applications Engineer, Luna Innovations

15:30   Question And Answer Session

15:40  Refreshments And Networking Break In Exhibition Area

Simulation And Modelling Of Vehicle Lightweighting Strategies And Manufacturing Processes

16:10   Innovations Driving Full Vehicle Digital Twins, Lightweighting Strategies, Virtual Reality And Engineering Solutions For Industry 4.0

Dr. Samy Panneerseivam, Technical Director, Caresoft Global

16:40   Question And Answer Session

16:50    Simulation And Modelling Of Structural Adhesives And The Adhesive Joining Processes For Optimal Performance

  • Importance of the use of modelling adhesives in structural crashworthiness, ride handling ability and impact analysis
  • How can the impact of structural adhesives be properly modelled?
  • Modelling structural adhesive benefits with steel - how close are today's simulation capabilities to reality?

17:15   Question And Answer Session

17:25   Simulating Hot And Cold Forming Processes With New High Strength Steels And Aluminium Alloys

  • Understanding material characteristics under forming at elevated temperatures for structural optimization
  • Overcoming challenges with spring-back behavior
  • Improving simulation of fatigue and fracture characteristics of Gen3 steels vs. aluminum, magnesium and alternative metals

17:50   Question And Answer Session

17:55   Chair's Closing Remarks - Day One

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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