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13-14 November 2018 Bad Nauheim/Germany

Doors & Closures in Car Body Engineering 2018

9th International Benchmarking Conference

Agenda

Monday, 12 November 2018

17.00h-19.00h

Technology Briefing

Registration mandatory. For details, please click here.

19.00h-21.00h

Welcome reception and handover of conference documents


Tuesday, 13 November 2018

8.00h Registration and handover of conference documents
9.00h

Welcome and conference introduction

Sabine Scharf, Automotive Circle, DE

9.15h

Door concepts for self-driving vehicle car bodies

Lars Reimer, Volkswagen, DE

9.45h

Reliable unlocking without key cylinder

Dr. Marco Eggert, Tobias Frohn, Kiekert AG, DE

 

OEM hardware presentations: Doors and Closures Systems Award

Technical presentations of the OEM developers, followed by plenary and individual discussions directly at the hardware in question

10.15h

The door system of the new Jaguar I-Pace

Simon Heyes, Jaguar Land Rover Ltd., GB

11.15h

The door system of the new Peugeot 508

Elisabeth Bagouin, Christian Roy, Groupe PSA, FR

12.15h

Lunch break and New Car Show - Opportunity to inspect the full vehicles exhibited

13.30h

The door system of the new i8 Roadster

Florian Soldner, Markus Vallerius, BMW Group, DE

14.30h

The door system of the new Alpine

Thierry Ginestet, Hubert Ernault, Renault Group, FR

15.30h

Coffee and contacts & Meet the Speakers

 

FOCUS: Lightweight design and materials

16.00h

The Volvo aluminium door project

Paul Jonason, Volvo Car Corporation, SE

16.30h

Efficient concepts of steel lightweight design

Erik Hilfrich, thyssenkrupp Steel Europe AG, DE

17.00h

High performance sustainable composite solutions for automotive doors and closures

Dr. Per Martensson, Bcomp Ltd., CH

17.30h

Metal reinforcement coating with acoustic dampening abilities

Dr. Thanikaivelan Veeraraghavan, Suzana Culum, Uniseal. Inc, US

18.00h

Get-together & Meet the Speakers

19.00h

Networking Night  

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


Wednesday, 14 November 2018

8.30h

Keynote:

The last driver license holder…

Dr. Mario Herger, Enterprise Garage Consultancy, US

 

OEM presentations

9.30h

The PSA flush handle

Yves Teston, Groupe PSA, FR; Anthony Guerin, U-Shin Ltd., JP

10.00h

The integrated organosheet power window concept of the new Ford Focus

René Berns, Ford-Werke GmbH, DE; Dominik Hofmann, Brose Fahrzeugteile GmbH & Co. KG, DE

10.30h

Inspection of car body parts and individual discussions with the speakers

11.00h

TECHNOLOGY CLINIC: Control switches of window regulator and exterior window mirror

In an exhibition of current series vehicles, all conference participants are invited to compare and evaluate the control switches of window regulator and exterior window mirror regarding their ergonomics, intuitive handling as well as haptics and perceived quality. The full vehicles on display will also be available for further inspection.

12.00h

Lunch break and New Car Show - Opportunity to inspect the full vehicles exhibited

13.00h

DOORS & CLOSURES SYSTEMS AWARD 2018   

Disclosure of the results of the Award competition and bestowal of the Award

 

FOCUS: Manufacturing 4.0

13.15h

Individual functionalisation of automotive parts by digital manufacturing processes

André Bucht, Fraunhofer IWU, DE

13.45h

Additively manufactured lightweight hood hinge

Sebastian Flügel, EDAG Engineering GmbH, DE

14.15h

Structural adhesives and inserts - Design with CAE

Michael Meier, Sika Automotive AG, CH

14.45h

Coffee and contacts & Meet the Speakers

 

FOCUS: Global Markets

15.15h

Development trends and related solutions in doors and closures systems in the Chinese Market

Guo Hengru, PATAC Ltd., CN; Zeng Liangcai, SAIC Motor Corporation Ltd., CN

15.45h

OEM outlook

Representatives of the OEM Advisory Board on current trends and challenges in door and closure development and their expectations for the future.

16.00h

Farewell address and end of the conference

Sabine Scharf, Automotive Circle, DE

Subject to change (Status as of: 9 November 2018)

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