04-06 April 2017 Bad Nauheim, Germany
Joining in Car Body Engineering 2017
REDUCING COMPLEXITY – ENABLING LIGHTWEIGHT DESIGN
In modern lightweight car body engineering, the trend towards an ever more intensive material mix continues unabated, even though the multitude of car body materials used in a given vehicle is strongly dependent on the vehicle segment. The complete mantra in car body lightweight design reads " the right material in the right place using the right joining processes". And a "right” joining technology needs not only to solve the specific joining task in an optimal way, also for difficult-to-join or thermally sensitive material combinations as well as geometrically challenging part arrangements, it also has to be economic, robust and ready for series production, globally available, simulatable and, ideally, flexible enough to adapt to a variety of joining situations. The task is to avoid an overly complex body shop and yet to welcome new joining technologies, where they are enablers for new and efficient lightweight design solutions. We will never see the one joining technology for everything, but as few as possible and as many as necessary – that is the goal.
In view of this, from 4 to 6 April 2017, the annual Automotive Circle conference "Joining in Car Body Engineering" again assembles its internationally leading network of expert engineers in Bad Nauheim, Germany, to discuss latest technical progress and strategies concerning all joining technologies that are of relevance in industrial car body production. Current project reports by international OEM, newest developments and process innovations by important system suppliers as well as realistic ideas and findings by relevant research institutions will be at the centre of attention during the event.
The modules focus on the following topics:
- 4-5 April: Module 1 - adhesive bonding and hybrid bonding
- 5-6 April: Module 2 - thermal and mechanical joining
Be part of these discussions; we are looking forward to meeting you in Bad Nauheim!