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04-05 June 2019 Nürnberg, Germany


Car body process chain - from concept to final assembly





08.00 h -  Registration in the NCC West
09.00 h  - Welcome and congress introduction by the Automotive Circle, DE
Plenary session

09.00 h 
Project SVEN – vehicle development in the context of "shared mobility"
Christian Kürten, FEV Vehicle GmbH, DE
Markus Volm share2drive GmbH,DE

9.40 h
Non-destructive inspection using robotic computertomography on a total vehicle
Dr. Stefan Kerscher BMW Group, DE

10.05  h
RoboCT and XXL-CT – Latest advances in X-ray imaging for non-destructive testing of large and complex car components up to the whole car body
Wolfgang Holub Fraunhofer-Institut für Integrierte Schaltungen IIS/Entwicklungszentrum Röntgentechnik EZRT, DE

10.30 h Coffee break


1 Car body parts /
forming technology
2 Body shop /
joining technologies
3 Car body materials 4 Car body painting and surface technologies
Room: Paris Room: London Room: Amsterdam Room: Madrid

11.00 h

1.1 2.1 3.1 4.1
Multistep hot stamping
process, a revolutionary
lightweighting technology
Manuel Lopez Lage Gestamp, ES
Flexibility of assembly
systems –
Basis for digitalisation
and networking
Markus Wendl Deprag
Schulz GmbH & Co., DE
Implement of Innovative AHSS in China by Collaboration between PATAC and BAOSTEEL
Dr. Yong Zhong, Baosteel
Tailored Blanks S.r.l CN
 Jiajie Che, Pan Asia
Techical Automotive Center, CN

11.30 h

1.2 2.2 3.2 4.2
Efficiency enhancement
in sheet metal forming
Sascha Sikora thyssenkrupp
Steel Europe AG, DE
Challenges during the
implementation of AI
for image processing in
industrial environments
Jochen Sander, Automation
W+R GmbH, DE
Integrated production
flow for modular and
flexible rear rail
Ronberto Genovese,  Alfa
Romeo/FCA Italy S.p.A., IT
Mario Padovani, Baosteel
Tailored Blanks S.r.l, IT;
Lorenzo Castori, Tiberina
Group, IT
An innovative zinc phosphatation is
finding its way
Dr. Ulrich Hönig Chemische Werke Kluthe GmbH, DE

12.00 h

1.3 2.3 3.3 4.3
Imaging oillayer control
on sheet metals with
fluorescence and IR
Bernhard Igel,
Amepa GmbH, DE
Dr. Albrecht Brandenburg
Fraunhofer Institut für
physikalische Messtechnik
Body Shop 4.0 - innovative
solutions to increase
Martin Cüppers
Ingenics AG, DE
ALLIANCE-project: Sustainable
and cost efficient lightweight
design by the use of
innovative material and
manufacturing technologies
Dr. Martin Kerschbaum
 Toyota Motor Europe, BE
Dinesh Thirunavukkarasu
Institut für Kraftfahrzeuge
(ika), RWTH Aachen University, DE
New dry paint arrest systems for the
Automotive Paint Shops
Michael Steuer Freudenberg Filtration Technologies SE & Co. KG, DE

Guided Tours

12.30 h

At 12.30 p.m. all interested congress participants will meet for expert guided tours to highlights of the AUTOMOTIVE ENGINEERING EXPO. Each tour will conclude with a showcase with various bodywork presentations and components.

Lunch break and visit of the exhibition

13.30 h

(The Congress Lunch takes place only in the exhibition hall. Please follow the signs!)


1 Car body parts /
forming technology
2 Boy shop/
Joining technologies
3 Car body materials 4 Car body painting and
surface technologies
Room: Paris Room: London Room: Amsterdam Room: Madrid

15.00 h

1.4 2.4 3.4 4.4
The Hot Form Quench
partner network - strategic collaboration to develop aluminium hot stamping technology
Adrian Tautscher
Impression Technologies Ltd, UK
Sensitive robotics for body
in white production.
Best-practice applications
Dr. Ronald Naderer
FerRobotics Compliant
Robot Technology GmbH, AT
Marcel Komondi  Audi AG, DE
Ablation 2.0 - a new process
for the laser welding of
AlSi-coated press hardened
Ivan Viaux ArcelorMittal
Global R&D, FR
Thermosetting materials
for Additive Manufacturing
Thomas Wagner Tiger Coatings GmbH & Co. KG, AT

15.30 h

1.5 2.5 3.5 4.5
Advanced forming of
Al6XXX blanks
Christian Juricek
Magna Cosma
Engineering Europe GmbH, AT

Increased flexibility and significant savings: A new approach to robot guidance for body production

 Jan Cejka, Skoda auto as, CZ
André Hack Sick AG, DE

Influence of different zinc
coatings on the laser
beam brazing process
Andreas van HoveScansonic
Automotive Coatings for Digital Application
Dr. Michael Wolfe Axalta Coating Systems, LLC, US

16.00 h

Coffee break

16.15 h

1.6 2.6 3.6 4.6
Assembly based springback compensation
Thomas Bauer
AutoForm Engineering
Deutschland GmbH, DE
Estimating the true cost of
metrology in automotive
BiW – comparing traditional
quality control methods with
new metrology approaches
Paul Lightowler
Nikon Metrology NV, BE
Jason Ososki Nikon
Metrology NV, UK
Aluminium drives innovation
for the future of mobility
Michael Hahne Novelis AG, CH
Cavity protection
without tempering
Tobias Röder Fuchs Schmierstoffe GmbH, DE

16.45 h

1.7 2.7 3.7 4.7
Flexible, automated and customizable tailored
tempering inside the
press hardening furnace
Carsten Brörmann Ebner Industrieofenbau GmbH, AT
Michael Blümel Magna Cosma Engineering Europe GmbH, DE
Quality improvement in
car body manufacturing
by optical 3D metrology
Dr. Carsten Reich GOM GmbH, DE
 Marcus Hofmann Audi AG, DE
-- New Applications & Technologies in Cavity Protection: Where Do You Start?
Peter Jaeschke IPR Intelligente Peripherien für Roboter GmbH, DE

17.15 h

1.8 2.8 3.8 4.8
 Investigation of galvannealed coating evolution during hot stamping
Henrique Lacerda Eleuterio
Usiminas SA, BR
New leak and intrusion testing methods
for aluminium battery enclosures for
 hybrid and electric vehicles
Kai Schwarz, Constellium N.V., DE
HP-DC aluminum alloys for
application in electric mobility
Dr. Stuart Wiesner Rheinfelden Alloys GmbH & Co. KG, DE

18.00 h End of the first congress day + After Work Party

The Automotive Circle invites all congress participants and exhibitors to an after-work party at the fair. Meet your business partners, customers and colleagues in a relaxed atmosphere and take the opportunity to deepen your contacts with snacks, drinks and music.
AEE Congress - Programme

Programme Coordination

Dr. Dirk Meine

Dr. Dirk Meine

Automotive Circle
T +49 511 9910-319


Congress Organisation

Annika Lindenberg

Annika Lindenberg

Senior Event Manager
Automotive Circle
T +49 511 9910-381


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