20-21 June 2018 Neckarsulm

Insight @ Audi 2018

The new Audi A8 - Intelligent multi-material lightweight design

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20-21 June 2018 Neckarsulm

Car Body Engineering

Insight @ Audi 2018

The new Audi A8 - Intelligent multi-material lightweight design

Plus guided tour through the new A8 bodyshop in Neckarsulm

Agenda

Wednesday, 20 June 2018

7.45h   Bus shuttle from Vienna House Easy Neckarsulm / Mercure Heilbronn hotels to the Audi Forum
     
8.00h  

Registration and handover of conference documents

Audi Forum Neckarsulm

9.00h  

Welcome and introduction to the conference

Sabine Scharf, Automotive Circle, DE

9.15h  

Welcome and introduction to the Audi plant Neckarsulm

Helmut Stettner, Audi AG, DE

9.35h  

Audi Space Frame 4.0: The multi-material car body concept of the new A8

Dr. Bernd Mlekusch, Audi AG, DE

10.05h  

Coffee & contacts

     
SPECIFIC APPLICATIONS FOR THE A8
     
10.30h  

Online process control and quality assurance during laser beam remote welding of aluminium in the door production of the new Audi A8

Timur Demirbas, Precitec GmbH & Co. KG, DE

11.00h  

Production and assembly of the Audi A8 rear wall with innovative CFRP-manufacturing process and new structural adhesives

Julian Draheim, Voith Composites GmbH & Co. KG, DE, Dr. Stefan Schmatloch, Dow Europe GmbH, CH

11.30h  

Aluminium structural casting: Integrated development of alloy, part and processs

Markus Heim, DGS Druckguss Systeme AG, CH

12.00h  

Specific use of magnesium diecasting using hot chamber diecasting technology

Hartmut Fischer, Andreas Stihl AG & Co. KG, DE

12.30h  

Lunch

     
LIGHTWEIGHT TECHNOLOGIES AND MATERIALS
     
13.30h  

Tailored materials and joining processes for lightweight and multi-material design

Prof. Dr. Marion Merklein, Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg, DE

14.00h  

STAF Technique – Steel Tube Air Forming

Ryuichi Funada, Masayuki Ishizuka, Sumitomo Heavy Industries, Ltd., JP

14.30h  

Next steps towards increased versatility and maturity for aluminium BIW applications

Stefan Knabben, Hydro Aluminium Rolled Products GmbH, DE

15.00h  

Innovative aluminium alloys with highest strength and improved formability

Jörg Simon, Novelis Inc., CH

15.30h  

New structural adhesives for multi-material design

Dr. Andreas Lutz, Dr. Felix Koch, Dow Europe GmbH, CH

16.00h  

Coffee & contacts

     
OEM REPORTS I
     
16.30h  

Robust optimisation of multi-material  joining method

Leland Decker, FCA US LLC, US

17.00h  

Future E-mobility architectural concepts and the potential effect to the premium OEM

Piers Green, Jaguar Land Rover Ltd., GB

17.30h  

Get-together

18.30h  

Networking Night

Audi Forum Neckarsulm

     

Thursday, 21 June 2018

8.15h   Bus shuttle from Vienna House Easy Neckarsulm / Mercure Heilbronn hotels to the Audi Forum
     
SMART FACTORY FOR EFFICIENT PRODUCTION
     
9.00h  

Self-piercing riveting technology: Increased flexibility through modular machine concepts and systematic change management

Dennis Henke, Böllhoff Verbindungstechnik GmbH, DE

9.30h  

Efficient and intelligent laser beam welding in the smart factory

Dr. Florian Albert, Scansonic MI GmbH, DE

10.00h  

The AMRC automotive digital manufacturing technology demonstrator

Ben Kitcher, AMRC with Boeing, GB

     
PRODUCTION CONCEPT AND GUIDED TOUR
     
10.30h  

Production concept and technology highlights of the Audi A8

N.N., Audi AG, DE

11.00h  

Guided Tour trough the production of the new A8

   
Audi Werksführung
     
   

followed by

Lunch

     
OEM REPORTS II
     
14.45h  

Efficient body assembly line for small volume aluminium BIW of the new Alpine

Hubert Ernault, Renault Groupe, FR

15.15h  

Launching new model: Challenges of flexible, efficient and high quality mixed production

Mike Bulugaris, Honda Engineering North America, Inc., US

15.45h  

Farewell and conclusion, end of the conference

Audi Programme Kommittee, Audi AG, DE, Sabine Scharf, Automotive Circle, DE

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