01-02 September 2020 Bad Nauheim, Germany

Materials in Car Body Engineering 2020

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01-02 September 2020 Bad Nauheim, Germany

Materials in Car Body Engineering 2020

We would very much like to welcome you to the Automotive Circle-conference on Joining in car body Engineering, which was scheduled for May  13 - 14, 2020 in Bad Nauheim, Germany. In the last months, we have been working for the three essential pillars of the event: Providing pro-level knowledge, access to the world's leading experts in the industry and exchange with colleagues and peers.

For us as organisers of the Automotive Circle, the safety and health of all participants, speakers, exhibitors, partners and employees has top priority in view of the dynamic development around SARS-CoV-2 ("Corona-Virus"). We therefore follow the recommendations and guidelines of the World Health Organization and the German Federal Ministry of Health.

We are therefore postponing this conference until September 1 -2, 2020 in Bad Nauheim. 

Special benefit:

In these difficult times, we want to offer our participants added values: At the new event date you will have free access to the parallel running conference Joining in Car Body Engineering from August 31 to September 2, 2020 in Bad Nauheim.


Car manufacturers, suppliers and research institutes continue to work on further material developments to enhance the forming behavior, to reach higher strengths and to significantly reduce weight. At the same time, it is increasingly coming into focus that these materials are produced, used and processed in a resource-friendly way. It is unclear how the issue of sustainability will affect the future selection of materials.

With a total of 12 OEM presentations, reports on latest developments from suppliers as well as research institutes and an inspiring keynote on sustainability in the production and processing of car body materials, the international conference "Materials in Car Body Engineering" from 1 - 2 September 2020 in Bad Nauheim, Germany will provide profound information on the state-of the-art in aluminium, steel and composite applications in car body engineering as well as possible approaches for future challenges in material selection.

The annual Automotive Circle conference "Materials in Car Body Engineering" deals with these and other topics and offers you a professional exchange at the highest level - so be there and join the discussion!



  • Higher strengths, improved qualities (steel, esp. AHSS; aluminium)
  • Corrosion protection (esp. high-strength steels)
  • New developments of hybrid materials and hybrid component reinforcements
  • New developments of composites (e.g. natural materials)
  • Testing, simulation and validation methods (esp. steel)


  • Hot forming and associated process technology (steel, aluminium)
  • Series production technologies for composites
  • Recycling and life cycle analyses (aluminium, composites)


  • Application cases and experiences with ultra-high strength steels
  • Materials (concepts) for electric and autonomous vehicles
  • Use-cases, lightweight design potential, cost-efficiency (esp. Composite)
  • Validation, Simulation
  • Joining technology as a lightweight-design enabler (homogeneous and mixed-material joints)

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Sabine Scharf

Sabine Scharf

Automotive Circle
T +49 511 9910-327


Conference Organization

Julia Schneider

Julia Schneider

Senior Event Manager
Automotive Circle
T +49 511 9910-378


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