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04-05 November 2019 Bad Nauheim, Germany

Car Body Painting 2019

36th Workshop


Sunday, 3 NOVEMBER 2019


Registration and hand out of conference documents

19.00h Traditional Dinner



Registration and hand out of conference documents

8.30h Welcome and conference introduction
Andrea Huber, Automotive Circle, DE


8.45h Evolutionary optimisation: Solving industrial problems using Darwin´s theory
Thomas Deuster, DE computing GmbH, DE

The future-proof paint shop - Progress in processes and new concepts

9.15h From vision to reality: Eisenmann builds the first skidless paint shop for electric vehicles
Jörg Robbin, Eisenmann Anlagenbau GmbH & Co. KG, DE
9.45h Intelligent and compact management plattform for the construction of car paint shops
Yan Zheng, AE Industry GmbH, DE
10.15h Zwickau goes electric - Challenges of integrating electric vehicle production into an exhisting paint shop
Sören Boltz, Volkswagen AG, DE
10.45h Coffee and contacts
11.15h Eisenach paint shop transition within the PSA Group
Iris Menke-Hermani, Arto Savolainen, Opel Automobile GmbH, DE
11.45h State-of-the-art global paint line for bumper and resin back door at Toyota Manufacturing UK
Manuel Molina Estrada, Toyota Motor Europe NV/SA, BE
12.15h Polestar 1 - Manual painting of a low bake system on CFRP class A surfaces
Johan Nordström, Volvo Car Corporation, SE
12.45h Lunch
13.45h Implementing low cure paint cycle for premium cars in a high production plant
Mauro Antico, FCA Italy S.p.A., IT; Paolo Quaglia, PPG Italia Business Support, Srl, IT
14.15h 10 years of experience with high performance ED coating
Dr. Maximilian Bendix, BASF Coatings GmbH, DE

Simulation und Digitisation I

14.45h Paint shop of tomorrow: Modular concepts for agility and scalability
Bruno Welsch, Dürr Systems AG, DE
15.15h Fully digital tools used in paint design
Jose Antunes, Magnus Nordstroem, Groupe PSA, FR
15.45h Coffee and contacts
16.15h AI based color prediction systems
Dr. Thomas Schmierer, BMW Group, DE; Dr. Ralf Otte, BASF Coatings GmbH, DE
16.45h CreatedToCreate - the new Lamborghini paint shop
Matthias Bader, Automobili Lamborghini S.p.A., IT
17.15h Cross-process optimisation of the paint shop for applications
Prof. Alireza Eslamian, ESS Engineering Software Steyr GmbH, AT
17.45h Visualisation of critical and expert paint shop insights for otimised production and quality management
Luigi Lazzari, Geico Spa, IT; Mario Torchia, Dassault Systemes, IT
18.15h Get-together

Networking Night

 Supported by Covestro Deutschland AG  




Simulation und Digitisation II

8.15h Cost-effective inline scanner for paint defects in painting process: KLT/ED, primer and clear-coat
Bruno Bourgois, Groupe Renault, FR; Oliver Nell, Ford-Werke GmbH, DE; Jorge Broto Ruiz, Eines Systems S.L., ES
9.00h Dents in roof; No thanks! Digital analysis of aluminium roofs in the e-coat oven process
Jonas Steinmann, Dr. Ing. h.c.F. Porsche AG, DE
9.30h Online appearance measurement using automated surface inspection
Patrick Feucht, Daimler AG, DE
10.00h Robot-guided deflectometry enables fully automated inline paint inspection of attachment parts - time-saving and cost-efficient
Robert Werny, Isra Vision AG, DE
10.30h Coffee and contacts

Adhesive bonding, Sealing and Damping

11.00h Phthalate-free seam sealing
Heike Marhofer, Daimler AG, DE; Dr. Thorsten Neeb, Henkel AG & Co. KGaA, DE
11.30h Printed. Sealed. Dynamic drop application revolutionizes automated sealing
Gido Hoppe, Audi AG, DE; Dr. Sten Mittag, Atlas Copco, DE

Shared Solution Area

On the basis of various OEM exhibits, participants can...
- ...discuss different approaches
- shop with experts from car manufacturers
- ...get new impulses and
- different versions and their advantages

2019 will be all about the doors of current vehicle models:
Audi A8
BMW 8er Gran Coupé
Daimler S-Klasse
Ford Puma
Porsche 911er
Volkswagen Golf
13.15h Lunch

Approaches to customised Paintwork

14.15h The Smart Paint Factory as a tool to develop and make individual color shades
Dr. Karl-Friedrich Dössel, Orontec GmbH & Co. KG, DE
14.45h Two tone and logo painting with overspray free technology
Manuel Mildenberger, ABB Automation GmbH, DE
15.15h Customisation of film applications - developments and challenges at JLR
Dave Green, Jaguar Land Rover, GB
15.45h Closing remarks and end of the conference
Andrea Huber, Automotive Circle, DE

(Status as of: 21 October 2019)

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Programme Coordination

Andrea Huber

Andrea Huber

Automotive Circle
T +49 151 40 260 773


Conference Organisation

Jannike von Kampen

Jannike von Kampen

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


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