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10-12 April 2018 Bad Nauheim, Germany

Joining in Car Body Engineering 2018

Agenda - Module 1


Tuesday, 10 April 2018


Module 1: Adhesive bonding and hybrid bonding

9.00h       Welcome and conference introduction

Structural adhesives in car body applications 

9.15h       The engineering practicalities of adhesive joining extensively in automotive body structures
Dr. Ryan McCurdy, Jaguar Land Rover Ltd, UK
9.45h       Adhesion performance of structural body shop adhesives on new steel coatings for lightweight vehicle bonding
Andreas Lutz, Dow Europe GmbH, CH; Ben Meaige, Honda R&D Americas, Inc., US
10.15h       How to reduce bondline read-through for automotive applications
Frank Senden, Lord Germany GmbH, DE; John Hill, Lord Corporation, US
  • Coffee and contacts | Meet the Speakers

Adhesive bonding in today's car body material mix 

11.20h       Adhesive bonding enables multi-material mix - Possibilities demonstrated by the new Audi A8
Dr. Michael Frauenhofer, Audi AG, DE
11.50h       Structural adhesive bonding of composites for lightweight in the new Audi A8
Stefan Schmatloch, Sergio Grunder, Dow Europe GmbH, CH
12.15h       Structural solutions for modern lightweight manufacturing processes
Dr. Rainer Kohlstrung, Henkel AG & Co. KGaA, DE
  • Live Polls in the auditorium
  • Lunch break | Meet the Speakers
14.10h       Adhesive solutions for efficient lightweight design - Progress, new requirements and future trends
Michael Gutgsell, Sika Technology AG, CH

Simulation of adhesive bonding 

14.35h       Simulation of adhesive systems in car body construction
Levent Jusufi, Audi AG, DE
15.05h       Understanding and optimising adhesive bonding processes - CFD simulation as a helpful tool
Dr. Holger Fricke, Fraunhofer Institute for Manufacturing Technology and Advanced Materials (IFAM), DE
15.30h       Simulation of thermally induced adhesive damage in automobile production
Kai Mi Yang, Audi AG, DE
  • Coffee and contacts | Meet the Speakers

New features in adhesive bonding technology 

16.40h       Automated stud glueing with integrated in situ mixing process
Dr. Sascha Gramsch-Kempkes, Stanley Engineered Fastening - Tucker GmbH, DE
17.05h       System integration of the direct injection plasma treatment for injection molding for subsequent assembly processes
Timo Nordmeyer, Paderborn University, Kunststofftechnik Paderborn (KTP), DE
17.30h       Vibration damping in adhesively bonded automotive bodies
Prof. Dr. Robert Adams, University of Oxford, Department of Engineering Science, UK
  • Get Together | Meet the Speakers
  • Networking Night Module 1

Wednesday, 11 April 2018


Module 1: Adhesive bonding and hybrid bonding

Module 2: Thermal and mechanical joining

- joint session of both modules -

8.45h       Welcome and introduction to Module 2

Joining in current car body projects 

9.00h       Behavior and modeling of adhesively bonded self-piercing riveting connections between steel and aluminium
Matthias Reil, BMW Group, DE
9.30h       Innovations in joining techniques - The body in white structure of the new Audi A8
Dr. Dominik Hußmann, Audi AG, DE
10.00h       Joining technologies in the new Volvo XC60
Per Lindahl, Dr. Marcus Schmidt, Volvo Car Corporation, SE
  • Coffee and contacts | Meet the Speakers 

Progress in joining simulations

11.10h       Automated dimensioning of self-pierce rivet joints
Dr. Thomas Tassler, Volkswagen AG, DE
11.40h       Behaviour and modelling of flow-drill screw connections
David Morin, Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), Department of Structural Engineering, NO
12.05h       Characterisation and modelling of joints - the JOINTTOOL project
Dr. Ir. Stijn Jonckheere, KU Leuven / Flanders Make (core lab DMMS-D), BE
12.30h       Tools for optimization of hybrid joints
Per-Johan Wahlborg, Swerea IVF, SE
  • Live Polls in the auditorium
  • Lunch break | Meet the Speakers

Joining new materials 

14.25h       Joining concept for the integration of a fiber composite component into a vehicle door made of aluminium or steel
Dr. Frederic Flüggen, Volkswagen AG, DE
14.55h       Performance of selr-pierce riveted joints of ultra-high-strength press-hardened steels with part tensile strengths up to 2000 N/nm
Maximilian Stähling, TH Mittelhessen University of Applied Sciences, Kompetenzzentrum "Automotive, Mobilität und Materialforschung" (AutoM), DE
15.20h       Mechanical and thermal-mechanical joining of ultra-high strength steels with aluminium for lightweight car bodies
Vadim Sartisson, Paderborn University, Laboratory for Material and Joining Technology (LWF), DE
  • Coffee and contacts | Meet the Speakers
        - End of Module 1-

Status as of: 14.03.2018

Programme Coordination

Dr. Dirk Meine

Dr. Dirk Meine

Automotive Circle
T +49 511 9910-319


Conference Organisation

Jannike von Kampen

Jannike von Kampen

Senior Event Manager
Automotive Circle
T +49 511 9910-384


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