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Do you know about the latest new mass production technologies that reduce cycle time? Want to learn about how composites can be used in different vehicle applications? Then join experts at the Automotive Composites 2015 taking place at the Hotel Nikko in Düsseldorf from 01 - 03 December, 2015.
There are limited places available, so make sure you secure your conference ticket today! Save up to 450€ with our early bird discount, if you book and pay by the 21 August 2015.
Don't miss this unique opportunity to hear expert presentations, take part in interactive workshops and meet with automotive composites experts from around the world.
Take a look at our conference agenda:
http://bit.ly/AutomotiveComposites_Agenda

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BMW, Renault, DuPont, Mecaplast Confirm | Early bird discount ending soon! | Automotive Composites 2015

  1. 1. 6th International Conference: Automotive Composites 1-3 December 2015 – Germany Automotive Composites is a yearly technical event meant to present the latest innovations in terms of lightweight materials and lightweight car applications. Material experts will come together for a 2-day-event to listen to practice-oriented presentations and interact with today’s most important players in the composites industry. The conference aims to:  Present new mass production technologies that reduce cycle time  Find the best material combination through multi-material joining  Allow participants an insight into lightweight vehicle structures meant to reduce weight  Assessing strategies and technologies to prevent material damage  Introduce new recycling technologies for lightweight materials to increase part recovery Highlight Speakers:  Nicolo Pasini, Project Manager CFRP, BMW Group, Germany  Gerard Liraut, Expert Leader Polymers, Renault S.A., France  Klaus Bender, Global Business Development Manager Automotive, DuPont, Germany  Philippe Pineau, R&D Engineer, Mecaplast S.A., France  Stefan Lindner, Project Engineer, Outokumpu Nirosta, Germany Companies invited to present: BMW Group Jaguar Land Rover Ltd Daimler AG SGL Group GmbH Ford Aachen Renault S.A. Adam Opel AG Sabic Europe B.V. Plastic Omnium S.A. Outukumpu Nirosta FAR-UK Ltd Mecaplast S.A. National Composites Center UK CFK Valley Stade Recycling GmbH & Co. KG
  2. 2. Conference Day One | Tuesday, 1 December 2015 Registration and welcome coffee Chairman’s opening Networking coffee break Reducing costs, increasing mass production: New technology processes Manufacturing composites in less than five minutes with the HP-RTM process  Enabling shorter cycle times for complex parts  Delivering high part surface quality  High closing speeds and short pressure build-up times The Quilted Stratum Process, the thermoplastic way for continuous fiber composite with improved cost and cycle time  Choosing plastic, fibres and shape with cost target  Mutli-thickness and multi-orientation preform in short cycle time  Robust thermoforming process  Design method for process-friendly optimisation Latest practical applications in automotive parts: How far are we from complete lightweight bodies? Finding the best material combination for cost-effective vehicles  Lightweight construction: What are the aspects we should pay attention to?  Working with dissimilar materials and introducing new materials  Practical applications and potential for mass production Front floor design manufacturing using composites  Biggest challenge: Creating a concept for mainstream automotive applications with high production rates  A 100% composite structure replaces metal beams  The composite floor is based on SMC manufacturing technology The chassis of the future: Lightweight chassis composite components  Composites suspension components  Material requirements and testing  Impact on vehicle dynamics and NVH Networking lunch/Live arena Innovative solution providers showcasing their latest products! Use your lunch break to follow live demonstrations and product presentations and to exchange with our selected partners and delegates on latest industry trends and best-practice solutions. Practical applications of thermoplastic composites for body-in-white application development: A collaborative approach between DuPont and Renault  Thermoplastic composites  Lightweight BiW  Concept design and numerical simulation Panel discussion: Making the best out of lightweight materials: Aluminium and composites  Which material has the highest potential for the future  Aluminium or composites: Analysing limitations and advantages  Solutions for material implementation for the right parts Update on technologies for lightweight materials in body works and engine  Thermoplastic composites  Thin panels for bodyworks  Semi-structural engine part  Acoustic part Updates and developments for simulation software One approach, one result: Optimal computer analysis for achieving the best results  Material characterisation through coupon testing  Fatigue testing of assemblies  Simulation of composite materials at micro, meso and macro-scale Who is who wall - Discover who else is participating in the conference. The matchmaking picture wall will help you identify who you want to meet at the conference. In cooperation with FUJIFILM Speed Networking - Get in touch with the other conference guests in quick paced 1-1 meetings – make sure you bring a stack of business cards. The session is followed by a short break.
  3. 3. Implementation of a modern CAE technique for structure prediction of a composite seat  Impact on engineering software tools when engineering with alternative materials  Seat performance through all component expertise  Update on latest CAE technologies and comparison of results Closing remarks of the chairman Evening event Join us for an informal evening get-together! This is an excellent opportunity for you to meet the other attendees and make new business contacts. Sponsorship We have a variety of packages available to suit your requirements. For all sponsorship and exhibition opportunities call our Sponsorship Team: +49 (0)30 20 91 32 75 or e-mail sponsorship@iqpc.de Conference Day Two | Wednesday, 2 December 2015 Registration and welcome coffee Chairman’s opening remarks Hands-on Session: Exhibition lounge Join us in the exhibition lounge to see the latest innovations in lightweight materials and automotive applications. Efficient joining technologies and material choice Outokumpu´s H-series – Multi-material-design with austenitic lightweight materials  Lightweight design  Crash performance  CO2 footprint  Joining in multi-material design Achieving series manufacturing by directly joining CFRP and aluminium  Reducing weight and volume by creating a transition structure between the materials  Reducing corrosion behaviour thanks to the joining elements  Potential applications in the automotive industry Efficient joining technology for crash applications: FRP hybrid structures for high-volume production  Investigating the ideal composition for adhesives for joining fiber composites  Optimizing the flow properties and processing temperatures  Using hybrid joining to avoid material damages Roundtable discussion: Identifying automotive applications suitable for multi-material design and joining  How to get the parts in a certain timeframe  How to properly design for maximum benefits  Identifying a design for durability Risk management of lightweight materials: How far can we go? Analysing the impact of aging on composites and strategies for preventing damage  How do mechanical properties change with aging  How do composites behave depending on temperature  How does aging affect crashworthiness Assessing corrosion of coated alloys for multi-material vehicle structures  Alloys considered: steel, aluminium, magnesium alloys  Solution considered: Layered paint top-coat scheme applied to a pre-treated surface  Utilization of light optical microscopy and electron microscopy Recycling: Processes, strategies, solutions New findings and developments for composite recycling  What to do about scraps and how to recycle them  Overview of technologies under development  How much can we recycle? Recycling carbon fiber: Dream or reality?  Challenges and technical application of carbon fiber recycling  Criteria that need to be met in order to use carbon fiber anew  Overview of possible applications after recycling

Do you know about the latest new mass production technologies that reduce cycle time? Want to learn about how composites can be used in different vehicle applications? Then join experts at the Automotive Composites 2015 taking place at the Hotel Nikko in Düsseldorf from 01 - 03 December, 2015. There are limited places available, so make sure you secure your conference ticket today! Save up to 450€ with our early bird discount, if you book and pay by the 21 August 2015. Don't miss this unique opportunity to hear expert presentations, take part in interactive workshops and meet with automotive composites experts from around the world. Take a look at our conference agenda: http://bit.ly/AutomotiveComposites_Agenda

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