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11-12 February 2020 Bad Nauheim, Germany

EALA - European Automotive Laser Applications 2020

21st European Expert Conference

LASERS IN THE FUTURE AUTOMOBILE INDUSTRY

What's new in terms of laser application in indusrial automobile production? Let us know of your developments and ideas: On 11 and 12 Feburary 2020, EALA, Automotive Circle's international conference on progress in laser-based manufacturing technologies and laser application in automobile production, again gathers its globally leading network of automobile engineering experts in Bad Nauheim, Germany, to evaluate latest developments in the efficient and innovative use of laser systems, especially in view of the need to embrace modern electric propulsion systems.

RANGE OF CONFERENCE TOPICS

NEW LASER APPLICATIONS IN E-MOBILITY

  • Innovative laser-based processes in the production of alternative propulsion vehicles or new vehicle architectures
  • Laser beam manufacturing processes for battery systems

REPORTS FROM NEIGHBOURING INDUSTRIES

  • Non-automotive laser beam joining applications with extreme or unusual requirements, with a potential for transfer to automotive industry

OPTIMISED PROCESSES

  • Digitalisation / Smart Factory solutions: Predictive maintenance, artificial intelligence (AI) applications, remote maintenance, sensor systems, data management
  • Productivity and quality increase in laser beam welding, brazing, cutting
  • Robustness and reliability of production systems
  • Intelligent use of robort technology
  • Standardised interfaces, improved modularity
  • Efficient process simulation
  • New laser beam joining technologies
  • Series application of laser-based additive manufacturing processes

IMPROVED QUALITY ASSURANCE

  • New control and monitoring systems
  • Non-destructive testing processes
  • Laser safety, occupational hazards
  • Ease of use / harmonisation of operational systems

ADVANCES IN LASER SYSTEM TECHNOLOGY

  • Improved beam sources, improved optics
  • Energy and resource efficiency gains

NEW MATERIALS / MATERIAL COMBINATIONS

  • Advances in laser beam joining of modern (lightweight) materials (high-strength steels, aluminium, copper, plastics and composites, hybrid materials, etc.)
  • Enabling laser beam joining of new material combinations
  • Laser beam mediated softening / functionalisation of component properties


+ MEET THE SPEAKERS

During the coffee breaks and at the beginning of the lunch breaks, the speakers of the respective preceding conference session will be available for your individual questions and further discussions.

+ LIVE POLLS ON SITE

Ask your specific questions on current issues corresponding to laser-based technologies in series car body production and benefit from the answers of the conferenceĀ“s expert audience!

+ EXHIBITION

Take advantage of the accompanying exhibition featuring up to 20 companies demonstrating their products and services pertaining to laser-based automobile production technologies!