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25-26 September 2018 Bad Nauheim, Germany

Forming in Car Body Engineering 2018

Press plant, tool shop, foundry: Advancing efficiency and quality in car body part series production


Tuesday, 25 September 2018

8.45h Welcome and conference introduction
Dr. Dirk Meine, Automotive Circle, DE

Press Technology

9.00h Efficiency and flexibility in the smart press shop of the future
Frank Viola, Bernhard Köhler, Schuler Pressen GmbH, DE
9.30h Energy efficiency in drawing processes
Claus Dratz, Fagor Arrasate Deutschland GmbH, DE
10.00h Press hardening using a Thermo Printer for tailored properties
Harald Lehmann, Schwartz GmbH, DE
10.30h Enhancements in forming equipment technology: Servo Hydraulic Press and individualized tailored properties through cycle time neutral press hardening production solution
Dr. Christian Koroschetz, Mikael Karlsson, AP&T AB, SE
11.00h Coffee and contacts | Meet the Speakers
11.30h Advanced technology: Rolling beam furnaces for press hardening
Adriana Torres Naranjo, Angel Sanz, GHI Hornos Industriales S.L., ES

Tooling and Tryout

12.00h How to reduce the tryout time in the production plant for new dies?
Guillaume Blancard, Renault S.A.S., FR
12.30h Extending working life of tools by hybrid AM-milling process - OpenHybrid
Daniele Bassan, C.R.F. S.C.p.A , IT
13.00h Live Polls in the Auditorium
13.15h Lunch Break | Meet the Speakers
14.30h Connection of the virtual and the physical tool compensation for the production of dimensionally accurate body parts
Felix Lepple, Inigence GmbH, DE
15.00h Computational Solid Dynamics (CSD) for optimised tool technologies
Karl Felbauer, ESS Engineering Software Steyr GmbH, AT
15.30h Use of laser drilled micro-holes in a forming tool for improved deep drawing of steel
Daniel Förster, University of Stuttgart, Institut für Strahlwerkzeuge (IFSW), DE
16.00h Coffee and contacts | Meet the Speakers

Forming Technologies

16.30h New forming technologies for extrusions in the new Audi A8
Matthias Gotthelf, Esref Ciklakarsli, Audi AG, DE
17.00h New joining method for hollow member: Rubber Bulge Joining
Yasuhiro Maeda, Dr. Toru Hashimura, Kobe Steel, Ltd., JP
17.30h An efficient and robust new cold forming process for high-strength steels
Martin Kibben, ThyssenKrupp Steel Europe AG, DE
18.00h Get Together | Meet the Speakers
19.00h Networking Night

Wednesday, 26 September 2018


The design challenge

8.30h Honda’s challenge: Extremely stylish car bodies with an extremely speedy development
Hideki Taoka, Honda Motor Co., Ltd., JP

Panel Discussion:

Design and engineering demands on car body part production for the mobility of the future


Process Control and Smart Factory Approaches

9.30h F-Scanner: Fluorescence Imaging Analysis for lubrication testing and surface cleanliness inspection
Philipp Holz, Fraunhofer Institute for Physical Measurement Techniques IPM, DE
10.00h Coffee and contacts | Meet the Speakers
10.30h Fineblanking 4.0 - challenges and opportunities
Philipp Niemietz, Laboratory for Machine Tools and Production Engineering (WZL) of RWTH Aachen University, DE
11.00h Improved process monitoring of hot stamping production lines by smart data acquisition
Dipl.-Ing. Jens Aspacher, Schuler Pressen GmbH, DE
11.30h Optical 3D measuring technology in the press shop combines process control with quality control
Dr. Carsten Reich, GOM GmbH, DE
12.00h Live Polls in the Auditorium
12.15h Lunch Break | Meet the Speakers

Simulation, CAE

13.30h Bridging the gap between tryout- and mass production based on sensitivity analyses in sheet metal forming simulations
Dr. Sanaz Berahmani, TriboForm Engineering BV, NL
14.00h Friction and lubrication in sheet metal forming simulations: Application to the Renault Talisman trunk lid inner part
Julie Lacues, Groupe Renault, FR; Dr. Ir. Jan Harmen Wiebenga, TriboForm Engineering BV, NL
14.30h Transient friction models – the key to overcome the last obstacle to total virtual process robustness prediction
David Lorenz, ESI Engineering System International GmbH, DE

OEM Conclusions

15.00h OEM experts on their expectations regarding the industry’s upcoming challenges in the series production of car body parts.
15.15h Farewell address and end of the conference

(Status: 21 September 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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