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DAY ONE - Tuesday, August 21, 2018

Application Of Multi-Material Combinations For Next Generation Vehicle Architectures - EVs, Autonomous, ICEs 

07:30    Registration & Morning Refreshments

08.30    Chair's Welcome & Introduction

James Truskin, Technical Fellow, Body Advanced Architecture, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA)

Benchmarking Technology & Material Selection Strategies On Cutting Cost And Reducing Weight Of Next-Generation Electric Vehicles

08:40    Keynote: Leveraging Materials Technology with Other Vehicle Technologies - Preparing for the EV and Autonomous Future  

Dr. H. Felix Wu, F.SPIE, Supervisory Program Manager, Materials Technology R&D, Vehicle Technologies Office, Department of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, U.S. Department of Energy,

09:10    Redefining The Way Vehicles Are Designed, Engineered And Produced In The 21st Century  

Douglas Ramsey, Chief Development Officer (CDO),Hackrod

09:40    Question and Answer Session

KEYNOTE PANEL

09:50    Evaluating Industry Trends And Changing Regulatory Factors Influencing The Adoption Of Lightweight, High Strength Materials In Electric Vehicle Architectures And Body Structures

  • Implications of changing regulatory factors and usage patterns with electric, autonomous and advanced ICE vehicles for architecture and body structures
  • What changes in design guidelines and structural engineering criteria are involved for Battery Electric Vehicles (BEVs) vs. Internal Combustion Engine Vehicles (ICEVs) and Plug-In Hybid Electric Vehicles (PHEVs)?
  • Insights from tearing down and benchmarking the latest models  
  • Development of native vs. non-native platforms for EV
  • Use of a flexible modular platform to experiment with different types of EV and see what works, and what customers want to see
  • Evaluating and demonstrating the value of lightweighting for BEVs
  • Material selection and use of multi-materials
  • Addressing uncertainties in future mobility and vehicle propulsion systems
  • Lightweight innovations for tomorrow - potential impacts of real 'cradle to grave' CO2 emission considerations on materials

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

Dr. Ian Cross, Senior Engineer, Materials Engineering, Jaguar Land Rover

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

James Truskin, Technical Fellow, Body Advanced Architecture, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA)

Shripadraj Ponkshe, General Manager, Head of Materials Engineering, Tata Motors

Kam Hosn, Co-Founder, Vice President of Partnerships, Rezvani Motors

Dr. Lei Shi, Senior Chief Engineer and Director of Vehicle Attributes, Qoros Auto

10:35    Question And Answer Session

10:45    The State Of The Art In Aluminum Extrusion

Mike Wegener, Director of Manufacturing, UACJ Automotive Whitehall Industries Inc. (UWH)

11:00    Refreshments And Networking Break In Exhibition Area - Sponsored by UACJ Automotive Whitehall Industries

11:30    Jaguar Land Rover - Robust Lightweight Materials Adoption And Future Trends

  • JLR's developments in robust adoption of light-weighting technologies in our vehicle body structures - including sheet aluminium, sheet steel, castings and extrusions
  • Consideration of the requirements being placed on the materials to ensure performance requirements are met

Dr. Ian Cross, Senior Engineer, Materials Engineering, Jaguar Land Rover

MATERIAL SELECTION FOR NEW VEHICLE ARCHITECTURES
CASE STUDIES: SUV / CROSSOVER AND CITY CAR / SEDAN

Optimizing Lightweight Material Selection And Battery Configuration For  SUV / Crossover And City Car / Sedan EV Segments

  • Optimizing materials and vehicle architectures - innovating where it makes sense
  • Materials use strategies with a return to steel for mass market, lower cost SUVs vs. intensive aluminum use in higher priced, larger SUVs with greater range
  • Lightweighting considerations in the choice of battery and powertrain configuration
  • Strategy for integrating the battery into body in white - what are the design philosophies and materials used?
  • Delivering on customer needs in terms of interior space and vehicle performance
  • Importance vehicle handling dynamics

12:00    NIO - Focus On SUV

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

12:25    Tata Motors - Vehicles For TheCity: Moving From ICEVs To EVs

Shripadraj Ponkshe, General Manager, Head of Materials Engineering, Tata Motors

12:50    Headline Sponsor Presentation:

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  • Highly durable structural adhesives offering enhanced performance
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Christian Eyholzer, Research Scientist, Body-in-White Bulk Material,Sika Automotive

13:10    Networking Lunch   

Choice Of Structures And Materials That Offer Better Performance To Meet  Stringent Safety Regulations For EV And Autonomous Vehicles  

14:10    Welcome from the Afternoon Chair   

Gregg Peterson, Principal Materials Engineer, Michigan Manufacturing Technology Center

14:15    Lightweight Innovations For Tomorrow (LIFT) - Emerging Industry Needs, Advanced Manufacturing Technologies And Technology Commercialization Strategies

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

CASE STUDY: LUXURY HIGH RANGE / HIGH PERFORMANCE EV

Combining Advanced Materials And Platform Engineering Innovation For Luxury High Performance EV's

  • Combining advanced materials, platform engineering innovation and excellence in build quality
  • Increasing use of aluminum, honeycomb hybrid materials and carbon fiber in luxury EVs to maximize performance and durability
  • Integration of high energy battery with efficient powertrain
  • What are the strategies, design philosophies and materials used for integrating the battery into body in white?
  • Maximizing vehicle design freedom provided by a high performance multi-motor electric drivetrain
  • Aerodynamics integration with body structure design
  • Importance of vehicle mass distribution to ensure excellence in handling

14:40     PMDO-Based Attribute Integration Methodology For Scalable Modular Platform Lightweight Design

Dr. Lei Shi, Senior Chief Engineer and Director of Vehicle Attributes, Qoros Auto

15:00    Rezvani Motors -Focus On Off-Road And Extreme SUV

Kam Hosn, Co-Founder, Vice President of Partnerships, Rezvani Motors

15:20    Multidisciplinary Car Body Optimization for Balanced Design Weight, Cost and Vehicle Performance

Richard S. Yen, Senior Vice President, Global Automotive and Industry Verticals Team, Altair Engineering

15:50    Test Strategies To Accelerate The Verification Of Composite And Multi-Material Designs    

Ed Validgursky, Director of Sales North America, LUNA Inc.

16:05    Refreshments And Networking Break In Exhibition Area - Sponsored by Luna Inc.

PANEL: STRUCTURES AND MATERIALS FOR EV SAFETY

16:30    Optimization Of EV Architectures And Mixed-Material Structures For Safety And Durability

  • Understanding implications for body structure of the development of more critical crash testing and vehicle safety standards and testing including Euro NCAP and US NHTSA / IIHS
  • Evolving the full vehicle architecture and multi-material structures for safety
  • Understanding the behavior and energy absorption of high strength steel and aluminum materials under high crash loads and fatigue
  • Crash energy dissipation load paths an crumple zones within the vehicle structure
  • Optimizing material choices for safety - which to use more and which to use less
  • Emerging specific design issues for autonomous vehicle roof structures for rollover crash protection cases
  • What can be learned on safety from F1 and Formula E motorsport experiences with multi-material joining in structural applications under high loads?

Rebecca Tanguay, Safety Integration Responsible / Supervisor PHEVs, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA)

PANEL: SIMULATION AND MODELING FOR EV'S

16:55    Developing Advanced EV Body Structures With The Latest Simulation And Material Modeling Tools And Techniques

  • Enhancing development and optimization of multi-material EV architectures and body structures
  • Impact protection integration into the structure and multi-level containment for improved crashworthiness
  • Assessing safety aspects involving the positioning and structural shielding of the battery
  • Improving overall noise, vibration and harshness (NVH) performance

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

Richard S. Yen, Senior Vice President, Global Automotive and Industry Verticals Team,Altair Engineering

Focus On Lightweighting And Battery Integration In EVs And Autonomous Vehicles 

17:25    Battery Tray Manufacture For Electric Vehicles

  • Importance of the assembly process and its influence on the performance, safety and durability of the battery
  • Choosing the right joining technology and aiming for an efficient joining process
  • Reinforcement of cell stacks and role for cold joining 
  • Module mounting and cover to tray joining

Adam Schroll, Business Line Manager SPR, Atlas Copco

17:45    Future Vision: The Impact Of Autonomous Vehicles On Our Lives

  • How fast will the transition be?
  • Affordability, expansion and adaptability
  • Enabling a living Internet
  • Realization of the benefits

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

18:10    Closing Presentation: Innovations In Fasteners And Equipment
*    The ENM/ENB approach to fastener innovation
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Viral Varshney, Director of Engineering,Rifast Systems

18:30    Chair's Closing Remarks - Day 1

18:35    Evening Networking Drinks Reception For All Attendees - Sponsored by Rifast Systems

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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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