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03-04 April 2019 Bad Nauheim, Germany

Strategies in Car Body Engineering 2019

Incl. car body presentations and a focus session on electric car


Wednesday, 03 April 2019

09.00h Welcome
Dr. Sibylle Freitag, Automotive Circle

Strategies of the suppliers (I): naturally innovative

09.15h Innovative design and manufacturing techniques for fiber reinforced plastic components
Prof. Dr. Klemens Rother, Munich University of Applied Sciences, DE
09.45h Lightweight 3D-Structured body parts with reduced noisy snap-through and enhanced crash energy absorption
Prof. Dr. Frank Mirtsch, Dr. Mirtsch Wölbstrukturierung GmbH, DE
10.15h High performance sustainable composite solutions as an alternative approach for lightweight car body structures
Dr. Per Mårtensson, Bcomp Ltd., CH
10.45h Meet the speakers / cofeee and contacts

Car body presentation


The new Škoda Scala car body structure
Petr Trojan, Libor Mazánek,  Škoda Auto a.s., CZ

12.15h Meet the speakers / networking lunch

OEM platform strategies (I)

13.30h CMFB platforms strategy 
Phillipe Cottard., Renault SAS, FR                                
14.15h The CMP platform
Sebastien Chopard, Sebastien Clara, Groupe PSA, FR
15.15h Meet the speakers / cofeee and contacts

Strategies of the suppliers (II): Enabling flexibility

15.45h Flexible manufacturing- and design concepts for modular body structures at smaller lot sizes
Andreas Müllegger, Trumpf Laser- und Systemtechnik GmbH, DE
16.15h Multifunctional rollforming: highest flexibility at maximum efficiency
Christoph Grüllich, Dreistern GmbH & Co. KG, DE
16.45h  End of conference day
Meet the speakers / Get-together
19.00h Networking night

Thursday, 4 April 2019


A glimpse into the future


Artificial Intelligence
Silvan Rath, Api - Automotive Process Institute GmbH, DE

09.45h Advanced concepts in car body engineering
Leon Kaunitz, Nio USA, Inc, USA
10.15h Meet the speakers / cofeee and contacts

OEM platform strategies (II)

10.45h Battery electric car bodies in Geely
Hongru Zou, Dr. Ralph Stenger, Geely Automobile BEV Research Institute, CN

Car body presentation


The new Porsche 911 - the 8th generation
Uwe Wawers, Sebastian Stein, Dr. Ing. h.c. F. Porsche AG, DE

12.45h Meet the speakers / networking lunch

Strategies of the suppliers (II)

14.00h Design-to-functionality of BiW members and junctions - a new approach for conceptual design
Dr. Werner Pohl, Fast Concept Modelling & Simulation  GmbH (FCMS), DE                 
14.30h Advanced high strength stainless steels: charting new roads to cost and weight reduction
Jessé Paegle, Aperam, FR
15.00h Design and Business Case of a 7xxx Aluminium Safety Cage
Dr. Axel Förderreuther, Novelis Deutschland GmbH, DE
15.30h Conclusion and farewell
Dr. Sibylle Freitag, Automotive Circle
15.45h End of conference

Subject to change (status as of March 13, 2019)

Conference Programme!

Programme Coordination

Dr. Sibylle Freitag

Dr. Sibylle Freitag

Automotive Circle
T +49 511 9910-316


Conference Organisation

Julia Schneider

Julia Schneider

Senior Event Manager
Automotive Circle
T +49 511 9910-378


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