12-13 September 2019 Greenville/Spartanburg, South Carolina, USA

Insight @ BMW Manufacturing Co., LLC 2019

Plus: Guided tour through the body shop of the BMW X series production in Spartanburg

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12-13 September 2019 Greenville/Spartanburg, South Carolina, USA

Car Body Engineering

Insight @ BMW Manufacturing Co., LLC 2019

Plus: Guided tour through the body shop of the BMW X series production in Spartanburg

Agenda

WEDNESDAY | SEPTEMBER 11, 2019

3.00 PM          

Two-hour Tutorial at Clemson University

(Please note that the Tutorial and the main conference are two independent events. Separate registration for both events is required)

5.30 AM  

Pre-Registration at Conference Hotel

until 6.30 PM


THURSDAY | SEPTEMBER 12, 2019

7.00 AM                       

Registration at Conference Hotel

Coffee & breakfast snack

8.30 AM  

Welcome

Dr. Sibylle Freitag, Automotive Circle, DE

8.45 AM  

Opening Address

Knudt Flor, BMW Manufacturing Co.,LLC, US

     
   

MANUFACTURING INSIGHTS 

9.00 AM  

The BMW X Model Production System at Plant Spartanburg - Product Integration and Preperation for Future Models

Stefan Kerber, BMW Manufacturing Co., LLC, US

9.30 AM  

VCC Charleston Manufacturing Plant & Future Manufacturing Challenges

Olof Hedegärd, Marc Parrish, Volvo Car Corporation, US

10.00 AM  

Invited: The Jeep Wrangler

Thomas Rybicki, FCA USA LLC, US

10.30 AM  

Coffee & contacts / Meet the Speakers

     
   

 INTELLIGENT PART PRODUCTION SOLUTIONS

11.00 AM  

Knowledge-Enabled Applications in Part Production and Assembly

Prof. Laine Mears, Prof. Srikanth Pilla, Clemson University, US

11.30 AM  

Optimizing the Lightweight Advantages of Aluminium

Bryan James, Constellium, US

     
   

 ENABLING AGILITY IN MANUFACTURING I

12.00 PM  

Flexibilisation of Process Chains by Tailoring Material Properties

Prof. Marion Merklein, Institute of Manufacturing Technology, DE

     
12.30 PM  

Lunch / Meet the Speakers

     
1.30 PM  

Artificial Intelligence Applied to Multi-Variant Production

Dr. Andy Henderson, Praemo, US

2.00 PM  

Modular Production Systems and Adaptive Material Flow

Peter Klueger, KUKA Deutschland GmbH, DE

     
   

 LASER WELDING INNOVATIONS

2.30 PM  

Numerical Study of Laser Spot Welding on Zinc-Coated Steels

Joshua Solomon, General Motors Company, US

     
3.00 PM  

Coffee & contacts / Meet the Speakers

     
3.30 PM  

Providing Flexible Application Possibilities for Laser Welding in Production

Jay Flowers, Abicor Binzel Laser Systems USA, US

4.00 PM  

Welding of Aluminum without Filler Wire for Automotive Closures Applications

Marc Auger, Coherent, US

4.30 PM  

Laserwelding of Aluminum as Key Success Factor for eMobility

Sebastian Moser, Precitec, Inc., US

5.00 PM  
Poster Session:

Agile Manufacturing in High Volume Production - Integrating Future products and Technologies into the Production System by Clemson University

Clemson University, US

6.45 PM  

Networking Night

Enjoy an evening with Southern food, drinks and music in a relaxed atmosphere and network with your international peers in the heart of downtown Greenville.


FRIDAY | SEPTEMBER 13, 2019

7.00 AM                 

Coffee & breakfast snack

     
7.45 AM  

Safety instructions and joint departure to guided tour

     
   

GUIDED TOUR

through the body shop of the BMW X series production

   
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1.00 PM  

Lunch / Meet the Speakers

     
   

ENABLING AGILITY IN MANUFACTURING II

2.00 PM  

Smart Vacuum Fixture and Endeffector Concepts to Increase Output and Reduce Tooling Variety

Dennis Kilb, J. Schmalz GmbH, DE

     
   

INNOVATIVE FASTENING SOLUTIONS

2.30 PM  

Overcoming Existing Limitations of Flow Drill Technology

Dr. Brandt Ruszkiewicz, Semblex Corporation, US

3.00 PM  

Flow Drill Fastening in Mixed Materials

Jim Graham, Atlas Copco, US

3.30 PM  

Assembly Processes in Multi-Material Application

Troy Waldherr, TOX-Pressotechnik LLC, US

4.00 PM  

Wrap-up and Farewell

Dr. Sibylle Freitag, Automotive Circle

4.05 PM  

End of Conference

Subject to change (status as of June 6, 2019)

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Dr. Sibylle Freitag

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Automotive Circle
T +49 511 9910-316

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Annika Filff

Annika Filff

Senior Event Manager
Automotive Circle
T +49 511 9910-374

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