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 2

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


Tuesday, 1 September 2020


Module 1: Adhesive bonding and hybrid bonding

Module2: Thermal and mechanical joining

– Joint session of both modules –

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


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


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-

Module 2: Thermal and mechanical joining



16.45 h Mechanical joining technologies – An insight into further development of established joining technologies
Dennis Henke, Böllhoff Verbindungstechnik GmbH, DE
17.15 h Good for every joining process - Intelligent modularized assembly devices
Dr. Marcus Matzke, Tox Pressotechnik GmbH & Co. KG, DE
17.45 h Enhancement of the process limits of the flow drill screw process for high-strength steels
Jonas Zweck, BMW Group, DE
18.15 h
  • Meet the Speakers / Get-Together
19.00 h
  • Networking Night Module 2

Wendesday, 2 September 2020



08.00 h Influence of the coating on liquid metal embrittlement during resistance spot welding of zinc coated steels
Dr. Ellen van der Aa, Tata Steel Europe Ltd., NL
08.30 h Understanding of liquid metal embrittlement cracks (LME) in resistance spot welding and proposed approaches for LME-free welds
Prof. Yeongdo Park, Dong-Eui University, Advanced Materials Engineering, KR; Dr. Changyong Lee, Hyundai Steel, KR
09.00 h Resistance spot welding simulation can determine the critical stress- and strain-conditions leading to liquid metal embrittlement formation
Max Biegler, Fraunhofer Institute for Production Systems and Design Technology (IPK), DE


09.30 h Pulsed resistance welding on 2000 MPa hot stamped materials
Laurent Cretteur, ArcelorMittal Global Research and Development, FR
10.00 h
  • Meet the Speakers / Coffee and contacts
10.30 h Evaluation of resistance spot welding of die-cast aluminium with aluminium sheets
Gregor Gintrowski, FEF Forschungs- und Entwicklungsgesellschaft Fügetechnik GmbH, DE
11.00 h Short-Pulse Welding of Aluminum Alloy AA 6016-T4 with the Use of Medium Frequency Direct Current Welding Systems
Eric Schulz, Mercedes-Benz AG, DE
11.30 h Improvement of performances and quality in the rear transition zone through optimisation of welding technics
Christian Bremont, Renault S.A.S., FR
12.00 h One-sided resistance spot welding of multimaterial structures for advanced lightweight mobility
Dr. Lambert E. Feher, PWO Progress-Werk Oberkirch AG, DE; Waldemar Garus, Nimak GmbH, DE
12.30 h
  • Live Polls in the auditorium
12.45 h
  • Meet the Speakers / Lunch break
14.00 h Innovative advancements in the FEM simulation applied to laser welding and resistance spot welding of automotive components
Dr. Olivier Jaouen, Transvalor S.A., FR
14.30 h Optimization of resistance spot welding based on a process data analysis for critical multiple-sheet joints in car body construction
Maximilian Wohner, Otto von Guericke University Magdeburg, Institute for Materials and Joining Technology (IWF), DE


15.00 h Self-piercing riveting in a modern production environment – self-regulating, flexible, chameleonic
Ingo Seitz, Mercedes-Benz AG, DE
15.30 h Datamining and application of machine learning algorithms for the prognosis of process parameters in self-pierce riveting
Dr. Mathias Jäckel, Fraunhofer Institute for Machine Tools and Forming Technology (IWU), DE
16.00 h OEM conclusions
OEM Advisory Board experts on trends and current challenges in car body joining technology.
16.15 h Farewell address and end of the conference

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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