22-23 October 2019 Bad Nauheim, Germany

VirtualCarBody 2019

Simulation in car body related product and manufacturing engineering

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22-23 October 2019 Bad Nauheim, Germany

VirtualCarBody 2019

Simulation in car body related product and manufacturing engineering

Virtual optimisation and control

Reliably reaching pre-set goals, despite highest complexity in both product and process development, is one of the key demands in automobile production. During most development stages, simulative methods play a very important, if not predominant role. CAE tools and CAE systems need to predict and control the consequences of each development decision taken in one division on all others and on any global development goal, helping to optimize the complete project result.

For instance, in structural optimisation, CAE tools such as forming simulations, joining simulations, thermal stress simulations, as well as crash or NVH simulations, to name just a few, need to be optimised as such, but all these tools also have to be integrated smoothly into a continuous virtual development environment to be most efficient.

Equally, aiming at cost optimisation, the goal is to know immediately, via simulative methods, the influences of material choice, joining processes, production line layout, global production conditions and further relevant factors on the total project costs, in a fast and reliable manner.

Successfully building bridges is often decisive in such optimisations: Within an OEM, the smooth CAE data and information transfer between all departments is highly important, especially between product engineering and manufacturing engineering; within development partnerships, the exchange of virtual data between OEM and system suppliers or engineering service providers needs to be efficient and flawless.

Promoting such effectiveness in the car-body-related virtual process chain, from the press plant to the paint shop, is what VirtualCarBody, Automotive Circle’s international conference on simulation in automotive product and process development is aiming at. On 22 and 23 October 2019, it again assembles its international network of expert engineers in Bad Nauheim, Germany, to discuss newest developments and experiences.

Specifically, the conference addresses progress in all virtual engineering systems having to do with the simulation of processes or properties, that have an influence on the performance of the painted car body as a product, or on its manufacturing processes, from the press plant to the paint shop.

This includes:

  • OEM progress and experience reports from the virtual development of recently concluded car body projects
  • Reports on performance and efficiency improvements of specific simulation tools
  • Progress in the system integration of CAE tools to establish a more efficient continuous virtual development environment
  • Methods and technologies regarding an efficient data management across the product and process development

OEM Advisory Board

The conference is supported by its OEM Advisory Board, with experts of Audi AG, BMW Group, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles S.p.A., Ford-Werke GmbH, Renault S.A.S., Volkswagen AG, Volvo Car Company..

The conference addresses:

Automotive engineers in (pre-)development, planning and production with a focus on product- or process-oriented CAE, especially within the process chain "painted car body”.

Inhouse Seminars

Did you know that Automotive Circle offers Inhouse Seminars as well?

  • Customized content to meet your needs.
  • With practical examples from your working environment.
  • You define content, date and location of the seminar.

Please contact us for detailed information.



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Programme Coordination

Dr. Dirk Meine

Dr. Dirk Meine

Automotive Circle
T +49 511 9910-319


Conference Organisation

Annika Filff

Annika Filff

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


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