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07-08 June 2016 Bad Nauheim

FutureCarBody 2016

International expert forum on the future of car body engineering



Tuesday, 7 June 2016

9.00 h      Welcome and introduction to the
Katharina Röder, Automotive Circle, DE
 9.15 h Market and technology trends of automotive future: Success factors and
effects on new vehicle concepts
Prof. Dr. Stefan Bratzel, Center of Automotive Management (CAM), DE

Concept development and construction of tomorrow

10.15 h Concept development for car bodies
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Klemens Rother, Sergio Ribeiro, Hochschule München, DE
10.45 h Coffee & contacts
11.15 h Alternative modularity concept for complete vehicles and their derivatives
Sabine Harmuß, Magna Steyr Eengineering AG & Co. KG, AT
11.45 h Customised vehicles: Production technologies for the "challenge of variant diversity”
Berthold Jüttner, Schuler Automation GmbH & Co. KG, DE
12.15 h Flexible body construction with laser technology
Dr. Georg Bergweiler, RWTH Aachen, DE
12.45 h Lunch

Additive manufacturing

14.15 h Opportunities and challenges of additive manufacturing in Body and trim
Dr. Johannes Staeves, BMW Group, DE
14.45 h Process chain overview – operational fields of additive joining
Dr.-Ing.  Ruben Heid, Carlo Heller, Audi AG, DE
15.15 h Technology examples of the EDAG Light Cocoon: Function-integrated
lightweight structures in a highly flexible production
Dr. Martin Hillebrecht, EDAG Engineering GmbH, DE
16.00 h Coffee & contacts

Mobility vision

16.30 h How about flying to work? Enabling
technologies for commuter (air) traffic
Prof. Dr. Michael Decker, Karlsruher Institut
für Technologie, DE
18.45 h Meeting point: Emporensaal
19.00 h

Networking Night

Tapas Restaurant z.w.o.
Frankfurter Straße 70
61231 Bad Nauheim


Wednesday, 8 June 2016

9.00 h Basic principles for lightweight design at VCC -
Right material at the right application – Al vs steel
Paul Jonason, Volvo Car Coperation, SE

New materials

9.30 h Process chains for lightweight structures in multi-material design
Michael Stegelmann, Technische Universität Dresden, Institut für Leichtbau und
Kunststofftechnik – ILK, DE
  – with concept vehicle –
10.00 h Design of a composite monocoque for
a formular student race car
Paul Melzer, Greenteam Universität
Stuttgart e.V., DE
10.45 h Coffee & contacts
11.15 h New generation textile reinforced
composites with thermoplastic matrix
for structural application
Stefano Menegazzi – Centro Ricerche Fiat, IT
11.45 h "Stella Lux”, the energy-positive
family car
Tim Jansen, Solar Team Eindhoven, NL
12.15 h Lunch
13.45 h The Volkswagen BUDD-e study
Dr. Ingo Busche, Volkswagen AG, DE
14.15 h epsilon – vehicle and structure concept for an urban e-vehicle
Kristian Seidel, Forschungsgesellschaft
Kraftfahrwesen mbH Aachen, DE
14.45 h Farewell to the participants and end of the conference
Katharina Röder, Automotive Circle, DE

Conference chair

Katharina Röder

Katharina Röder

Automotive Circle
T +49 511 9910-315


Conference organisation

Annika Lindenberg

Annika Lindenberg

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


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