29 September-01 October 2020 Virtual Event

Joining in Car Body Engineering 2020 - virtual

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29 September-01 October 2020 Virtual Event

Joining in Car Body Engineering 2020 - virtual

Agenda - Module 1

Please note that there can/will be changes in the programme because of the date postponement!


Monday, 31 August 2020



08.30 h Welcome and conference introduction
Dr. Dirk Meine, Automotive Circle DE

 Adhesives development

08.45 h  New structural adhesive showing superior perfor-mance to humidity exposure
Jonathan Gille, Renault S.A.S., FR; Dr. Andreas Lutz, DuPont, CH
09.15 h Innovation of structural bonding in the all new Mazda 3
Ken Abe, Kenichi Yamamoto, Mazda Motor Corporation, JP
- accompanying exhibition of the Mazda 3 car body -
09.45 h High-damping foams applied in new Suzuki compact cars
Shota Moriyama, Suzuki Motor Corporation, JP; Shingo Tsuno, Henkel Japan Ltd., JP
10.15 h Lignin based adhesives for sustainable adhesive bonding in the automotive industry
Fabian Fischer, Volkswagen AG, DE
10.45 h
  • Meet the Speakers / Coffee and contacts
11.15 h New bonding solutions for the construction of electric vehicles
Urs Rheinegger, Sika Automotive AG, CH
11.45 h Graded adhesive joints
Prof. Lucas Da Silva, Faculty of Engineering of the University of Porto (FEUP), PT
12.15 h
  •  Live Polls in the auditorium
13.30 h
  •  Meet the Speakers / Lunch break

 Adhesives application

13.45 h Structural adhesive stitch bead application on the EMP2 platform
Florian Magnaud, Groupe PSA, FR
14.15 h Next level hybrid joining with zigzag application
Andreas Kiefer, Dr. Paul Briskham, Atlas Copco Industrial Assembly Solutions, UK

 Surface effects and process optimisation

14.45 h Modern high pressure die cast parts - Interaction of release agents, cleaning and coating
Ben Albers, Chem-Trend (Deutschland) GmbH, DE; Dr. Jens Krömer, SurTec International GmbH, DE
15.15 h New challenges for viscous  body-in-white adhesives derived from the shut-down of body shop ovens
Ines Jölly, BMW Group, DE
15.45 h
  • Meet the Speakers / Coffee and contacts
16.15 h Bonding strength of press-hardened steel with an aluminum-silicon coating
Alexander Wieczorek , Volkswagen AG, DE

Quality control and simulation

16.45 h Stress-based lifetime prediction of adhesively bonded hybrid hyperelastic joints under multiaxial stress condition
Serkan Çavdar, Paderborn University, Laboratory for Material and Joining Technology (LWF), DE
17.15 h Inline 3D bead inspection & process control for structural adhesives & sealants
Christian Schauer, Coherix Europe GmbH, DE
17.45 h Testing of adhesives, useful or not?
Prof. Robert Adams, University of Bristol, UK
18.15 h        
  • Meet the Speakers / Get-Together
19.00 h
  • Networking Night Module 1

Tuesday, 1 September 2020


Module 1: Adhesive bonding and hybrid bonding

Module 2: Thermal and mechanical joining

– Joint session of both modules –

08.30 h Welcome and introduction to Module 2
Dr. Dirk Meine, Automotive Circle DE

 Joining concepts in e-mobility

08.45 h Joining concept of the new Audi e-tron car body
Benjamin Hans, Audi AG, DE
- accompanying exhibition of the Audi e-tron car body -
09.15 h Simulation aided joining of battery trays
Jens Rohbrecht, DynaWeld GmbH & Co. KG, DE; Dr. Sujit  Chatterjee, Jaguar Land Rover Ltd., UK
09.45 h Simulation of assembly with gap fillers
Per-Johan Wahlborg, RISE IVF, SE
10.15 h
  • Meet the Speakers / Coffee and contacts
10.45 h Series production of friction stir welded battery trays
Dr. Axel Meyer, RIFTEC GmbH, DE
11.15 h How conductive and nonconductive adhesives participate to battery housing design
Delphine Andrivot, Lord Corporation, FR
11.45 h Manufacturing strategies for PHEV battery housings
Sven Schüddekopf, Nemak Europe GmbH, DE

 Current joining concepts and process improvements

12.15 h Car body joining technologies in the new Ford Explorer
Jürgen Hover, Ford-Werke GmbH, DE
- accompanying exhibition of the Ford Explorer car body -
12.45 h
  •  Live Polls in the auditorium 
13.00 h         
  • Meet the Speakers / Lunch break
14.15 h Joining of the Polestar 1 car body
Dr. Marcus Schmidt, Volvo Car Corporation, SE; Dr. Stefan Schmatloch, DuPont, CH
- accompanying exhibition of the Polestar 1 car body -
14.45 h The role of laser texturing and joint strength as multi-material manufacturing enabler
Laura Mera Alvarez, AIMEN Technology Centre, ES
15.15 h Partial cleaning of aluminium sheet surfaces for thermal joining
Daniel Rudolph, Audi AG, DE
15.45 h Laser assisted SPR joining for mixed materials & AHSS assemblies
Mark A. Savoy, Utica Enterprises Inc., US; Dr. Hassan Ghassemi-Armaki, ArcelorMittal Global R&D, US
16.15 h
  • Meet the Speakers / Coffee and contacts
    - End of Module 1-

Status of: 20.03.2020

Programme Coordination

Dr. Dirk Meine

Dr. Dirk Meine

Automotive Circle
T +49 511 9910-319


Conference Organisation

Laura Harke

Laura Harke

Senior Event Manager
Automotive Circle
T +49 511 9910-376


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