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24-25 September 2019 Bad Nauheim, Germany

Forming in Car Body Engineering 2019

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


Tuesday, 24 September 2019

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


9.15 h Evolution of a "multi action die” for far better material usage
Keiji Kawaguchi, Honda Engineering Co., Ltd., JP
9.45 h Carry over process and die modularity strategy for stamping cost control
Jean-Marc Pannaux, Groupe PSA, FR
10.15 h New die design concept eliminates safety issues during pad disassembly
Kadir Akcan, Orhan Bibika, Ford Otosan A.Ş, TR
10.45 h Meet the Speakers / Coffee and contacts
11.15 h Die technology for sheet metal hot forming and the impact on overall cost efficiency
Jan Larsson, Conex Die Solutions AB, SE


11.45 h Tribological conditions in series production of body parts
Barbara Hansen, BMW Group / Friedrich-Alexander-Universität
Erlangen-Nürnberg, Lehrstuhl für Fertigungstechnologie LFT, DE
12.15 h Advanced material and tribology models for sheet metal forming for automotive part production
Dr. Toni Chezan, Tata Steel Europe, NL
12.45 h Live Polls in the Auditorium
13.00 h Meet the Speakers / Lunch Break
14.15 h Friction and lubrication modelling in stamping simulations: Application to the Ford Transit hood inner panel
Dr. Sanaz Berahmani, Triboform Engineering B.V., NL; Cem
Bilgili, Ford Otosan A.Ş, TR
14.45 h Latest wear protection solution for efficient forming of high-strength metal sheets
Georg Kassek, Oerlikon Balzers Coating Germany GmbH, DE
15.15 h Reduction of galling using a Zn-Mg-Al coating – a case study
David Gerrard, Tata Steel Europe, NL
15.45 h Meet the Speakers / Coffee and contacts


16.15 h Digital process chain from forming simulation to die try-out for automotive parts
Dr. Christian Bolay, Daimler AG, DE
16.45 h Virtual die try out with elastic dies and presses
Johan Pilthammar, Volvo Car Corporation, SE
17.15 h Improved spring-back compensation strategy through location-optimized part position in the dies
Philipp Zimmermann, Hochschule Heilbronn, DE
17.45 h Meet the Speakers / Get together
19.00 h Networking Night

Wednesday, 25 September 2019



8.30 h                    High performing stamping line
Olivier Martin, Groupe Renault, FR
09.00 h  An innovative, multi-step hot-stamping technology for zinc coated parts
Dr. Oliver Straube, Manuel Lopez Lage, Gestamp Autotech
Engineering Deutschland GmbH, DE
09.30 h Innovative feeder with cost-cutting functions for press lines
Dietmar Kay, Strothmann Machines & Handling GmbH, DE
10.00 h Meet the Speakers / Coffee and contacts
10.30 h The smart press shop - profitability and plant performance in new dimensions
Frank Viola, Schuler Pressen GmbH, DE


11.00 h Process routes for the manufacturing of highstrength aluminium components
Julia Degner, Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-
Nürnberg, Lehrstuhl für Fertigungstechnologie LFT, DE
11.30 h Hot sheet forming simulation of high strength aluminium
Dr. Michael Machhammer, AP&T Group, SE
12.00 h Live Polls in the Auditorium
12.15 h Meet the Speakers / Lunch Break


13.30 h Innovative hybrid metal-composite thermoforming process
Daniele Bassan, FCA S.p.A., IT; Michael Grubenmann, Inspire AG/ Institute of Virtual Manufacturing, ETH Zürich, CH
14.00 h Blow Forming of wide car body panels and future developments with higher strength materials
Dr. Leonardo Daniele Scintilla, FONTANA GROUP, IT
14.30 h Multifunctional rollforming - highest flexibility at maximum efficiency
Christoph Grüllich, Dreistern GmbH, DE
15.00 h

OEM Panel: The global quality challenge

  Short presentations by international OEM experts on current challenges to achieve the best possible total quality in car body part production – driven by demands in design, efficiency, globality.
Subsequent panel and plenary discussion.
16.00 h Conclusions and farewell address, end of the conference

(Status as of: 30 August 2019)

Programme Coordination

Dr. Dirk Meine

Dr. Dirk Meine

Automotive Circle
T +49 511 9910-319


Conference Organisation

Annika Lindenberg

Annika Lindenberg

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


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