20-21 February 2019 Detroit, MI, USA

Joining in Car Body Engineering 2019

The US Network for Automotive Engineers

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20-21 February 2019 Detroit, MI, USA

Joining in Car Body Engineering 2019

The US Network for Automotive Engineers

Agenda

Tuesday, February 19th, 2019

 

Technology Briefing

(separate registration required; further information available soon)

7.00 - 9.00pm Get-together and pre-registration


Wednesday, February 20th, 2019

7.30am  

Registration and handover of conference documents

Coffee & breakfast snack, exhibition forum

8.45am  

Welcome and conference introduction

Andrea Huber, Automotive Circle, DE

9.00am  

KEYNOTE: Next-generation automotive design and manufacturing: opportunities, constraints and the outsized role of joining

Prof. Glenn S. Daehn, Ohio State University, Department of Materials Science and Engineering, US

   

LATEST JOINING PROJECTS

9.30am  

Joining, body and production concept of the first BMW X7

Dr. Stefan M. Baginski, BMW Manufacturing Co., LLC, US

10.00am  

Auto/steel partnership: mixed materials joining phase 1 – goals, methodology, results

Bryan Macek, FCA US LLC, US

10.30am   Coffee & contacts
     
   

LATEST DEVELOPMENTS IN LASER TECHNOLOGY

11.00am  

Current trends in automotive laser applications

Dr. Axel Luft, Laserline GmbH, DE

11.25am  

Laser welding of aluminum for lightweight designs

Nathan Harris, Trumpf Inc., US

11.50am  

Robotic 3D laser cutting in automated manufacturing

Markus Remm, Jenoptik Automotive North America, US

12.15pm  

LLT shows the possibilities for automatic gap compensation using OCT as seam tracking senso

Richard Steinbrecht, Lessmueller Lasertechnik GmbH, DE

12.40pm  

Laser-assisted clinching, clinch nutt and SPR, innovative joining of next generation of AHSS

Mark A. Savoy, Utica International Inc., US; Hassan Ghassemi-Armaki, ArcelorMittal Global R&D, US

1.05pm   Lunch
     
   

JOINING @ FORD, IN COOPERATION WITH FORD MOTOR COMPANY

2.15pm  

Dearborn stamping plant with the box floor weld line for the F150

Michael W. Danyo, Ford Motor Company, US

2.45pm   Departure shuttle bus
     
   

GUIDED TOUR @ FORD

Opportunity to visit the Ford Dearborn stamping plant, with focus on the welding cell. With this cell Ford is currently able to do 70 million welds per year. This has not been exposed to any specialist community before. During this exclusive tour there will also be some information about non-destructive testing in relation to the welding cell.

   
Ford F150
5.30pm   Back in the hotel
     
6.00pm   Get-together
     
7.00pm  

Networking Night

Enjoy an evening with good food, drinks and music in a relaxed atmosphere and network with your international peers.


Thursday, February 21st, 2019

7.00am   Coffee & breakfast snack, exhibition forum
     
8.00am  

KEYNOTE: Challenges and recent developments in numerical prognosis for self-piercing riveting

Tony Porsch, Volkswagen AG, DE

   

THERMAL & MECHANICAL JOINING TECHNOLOGIES

8.30am  

Advanced joining for aluminum intensive body vs. mixed material body

Daniel Saltzmann, Nio USA, Inc., US

9.00am  

Impulse joining of advanced materials and structures

Prof. Glenn S. Daehn, Ohio State University, US

9.25am  

Enabling carbon fiber composite and metal joining in today’s factory

Dr. Ryan Hahnlen, Honda R&D Americas Inc., US

9.55am   Coffee & contacts
     
10.30am  

New development of hole- and threadforming screws and resistance element welding for the use of high-strength steels as well as large aluminum component thicknesses without a prehole

Dominik Froehlich, Arnold Fastening, US

10.55am  

Joining modern materials – mechanically and electrically

Troy Waldherr, Tox Pressotechnik L.L.C., US

11.20am  

SPR of UHSS to aluminium and SSPR of aluminium to UHSS

Paul Briskham, Atlas Copco IAS, GB

11.45am  

Self-piercing riveting of high and ultra-high strength steels

Matthias Wissling; Matthew Smith, Stanley Engineered Fastening Tucker GmbH, DE

12.10pm  

Inserts for in-situ integration of assembly interfaces into thermoset and thermoplastic composite materials

Till Ruffing, ARaymond, FR

12.35pm   Live poll session
     
12.45pm   Lunch
     
   

ADHESIVE BONDING TECHNOLOGIES

1.45pm  

Using design of experiments to model body shop adhesive dispensing systems

Eric Cole, Dow Automotive Systems, US

2.10pm  

Improving bond durability of structural adhesives for lightweight materials

Syed Mahdi, Henkel Corporation, US

2.35pm   Panel discussion based on results of live poll session
     
3.00pm   Closing remarks and end of the conference

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