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17-18 September 2019 Poznan, Poland

Car Body Engineering

Insight @ Volkswagen 2019

INCLUSIVE Guided Tour through the body shop in Września



Tuesday, 17. September 2019

9.00h Welcome and conference introduction
Sabine Scharf, Automotive Circle, DE
9.15h The transformation in production
Dr. Josef Baumert, Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles, DE
9.40h Introduction into the Volkswagen plant Września
Christiane Engel, Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles, DE
10.10h Coffee & contacts

The new Crafter

10.40h Engineering and validation of the Crafter body-in-white of Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles
Joerg Wendekamm, Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles, DE
11.10h Specific applications of laser brazing in the body shop of light commercial vehicles
Steffen Wachsmuth, Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles, DE; Andreas van Hove, Scansonic MI GmbH, DE
11.40h Production control in car body manufacturing by optical 3D metrology
Dr. Piotr Znaniecki, Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles, PL; Dr. Carsten Reich, GOM GmbH, DE
12.10h Lunch
13.15h Highlights of the body shop and implementation of the new Crafter in the production
Radoslaw Trocha, Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles, PL
13.45h Departure for the Guided Tour
14.45h Guided Tour through the body shop in Wrzesnia
18.30h Arrival at the conference hotel
19.30h Networking Night @ Brovaria
Enjoy the evening with good polish food and drinks in a relaxed atmosphere and network with your international peers.

Wednesday, 18. September 2019

Digitization in development and production

8.15h Industry 4.0: Condition Monitoring
Juergen Urdich, Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles, DE                                                                                         
8.45h Distortion management in the design of the assembly of body in white
Dr. Tobias Loose, DynaWeld GmbH & Co. KG, DE
9.10h Body in white 4.0 - Smart technologies for flexibility and agility
Martin Cueppers, Ingenics AG, DE

Latest developments in joining technology

9.35h Flexible laser based technologies for multi-material joining and lightweight design in steel
Dr. Jens Standfuss, Fraunhofer IWS Dresden, DE
10.00h Coffee & contacts
10.30h Welding and crimping of lightweight mixed material assemblies
Dr. Ralph Schaefer, PST products, DE
10.55h Multifocal laserwelding
Alexander Franz, Volkswagen AG, DE
11.25h Better cars and better plants using laser screw welding
Hiroki Sugino, Toyota Motor Corporation, JP
11.55h Numerical study of laser spot welding on zinc-coated steels
Joshua Solomon, General Motors, US
12.25h Lunch

Lightweight solutions for e-mobility

13.25h Multi-variant production solution of car body parts
Andreas Draeger, Jenoptik Automatisierungstechnik GmbH, DE
13.50h Hybrid metal-composite technology for high volume body in white structures
Robert Thomas, Volkswagen AG, DE; Tom Bernstein, Hexcel, AT
14.20h Innovative lightweight steel solutions - Focus on electrification and new NCAP 2020
Joël Wilsius, Luciano Marinoni, ArcelorMittal, FR
14.45h Coffee & contacts

Latest developments in the field of commercial vehicles

15.00h Evolution of N-series and expansion to commercial vehicles in japanese Kei-car
Koji Kato, Takeshi Goto, Honda R&D Co., Ltd. Automobile Center, JP
15.30h Economical lightweight door for commercial vehicles
Franz Lorey, EDAG Engineering GmbH, DE
15.55h Conclusion and fare-well address, end of conference
Sabine Scharf, Automotive Circle, DE

Subject to change (status as of 03 September 2019)


Programme Coordination

Sabine Scharf

Sabine Scharf

Automotive Circle
T +49 511 9910-327


Conference Organisation

Jannike von Kampen

Jannike von Kampen

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


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