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28. - 29. Sep 2021 | Virtual Conference

Forming in Car Body Engineering

Forming in Car Body Engineering, Automotive Circle’s international conference on progress in all aspects of car body part production, in the tool shop, press plant or foundry, will again assemble its global network of automotive experts on September 28/29 – in an online environment. Still affected by the Coronavirus pandemic, the conference will be conducted as a fully virtual event, inviting its international audience to gather online to hear about latest ideas and developments regarding panel forming, extruded, blow or roll formed parts, as well as castings, covering all industrially relevant car body materials, i.e. steel, aluminium, magnesium as well as composites and plastics.


We are looking forward to meeting you in our virtual environment!



Don't take any health risk at all and get your personal front row seat


For conference participants, all presentations will be available for streaming-on-demand from the conferences website for two weeks after their live presentation.


Meet the speakers, your colleagues and experts in virtual chat rooms, ask your individual questions and share your experiences.



Agenda Forming in Car Body Engineering 2021

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Tuesday, September 28, 2021

9.45 h CEST (UTC+2)

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


10.00 h CEST (UTC+2)
Impulse: Casting of the Mercedes-Benz Longitudinal Beam
Takashi Kimura, Mamoru Mike Mizoguchi, Kimura Foundry Co. Ltd., JP
ca. 10.30 h CEST (UTC+2): Meet the Speakers online

10.45 h CEST (UTC+2)

Extreme light-weighting with the innovative HDF-Technology
Prof. Jürgen Hirsch, Aluminium Consulting; Peter Amborn, HoDforming GmbH; DE
ca. 11.15 h CEST (UTC+2): Meet the Speakers online

11.30 h CEST (UTC+2)

Blow forming developments for complex shape aluminium and magnesium alloy body panels
Leonardo Daniele Scintilla, Fontana Group, IT
ca. 12.00 h CEST (UTC+2): Meet the Speaker online

12.15 h CEST (UTC+2)              

Interactive Networking Break


13.00 h CEST (UTC+2)

Intelligent rollforming makes processing of UHSS alloys manageable
Christoph Grüllich, Dr. Tilman Traub, Dreistern GmbH & Co. KG, DE
ca. 13.30 h CEST (UTC+2): Meet the Speakers online

13.45 h CEST (UTC+2)

Magnetic Pulse Forming process integration on a Renault press line to sharpen radii on outer panels
Jean-Charles Boutin, Gilles Avrillaud, bmax; Marc Cappelaere, Renault, FR
ca. 14.15 h CEST (UTC+2): Meet the Speakers online

14.30 h CEST (UTC+2)

New press line concept
Julien Remy, Groupe PSA/Stellantis, FR
ca. 15.00 h CEST (UTC+2): Meet the Speakers online

15.15 h CEST (UTC+2)

End of the day’s program of presentations
Virtual networking (open end!)

Wednesday, September 29, 2021


9.45 h CEST (UTC+2)
Welcome and conference day introduction

Dr. Dirk Meine, Automotive Circle, DE


10.00 h CEST (UTC+2)

Press mold automatic design program through computer coding
Yeongjin Ko, Jongmin Youn, Hyundai Motor Company, KR
ca. 10.30 h CEST (UTC+2): Meet the Speakers online

10.45 h CEST (UTC+2)

Enabling new tooling concepts by high morphological quality powder for extremely cost-effective high-performant metal additive manufacturing
Nadine Bleher, Innomaq21 S.L.; Isaac Valls, Rovalma S.A,; ES
ca. 11.15 h CEST (UTC+2): Meet the Speakers online

11.30 h CEST (UTC+2)
Interactive Networking Break


12.15 h CEST (UTC+2)
How important is advanced friction modelling for cold and hot stamping sheet metal simulations?
Sanaz Behramani, PhD, Triboform Engineering B.V., NL
ca. 12.45 h CEST (UTC+2): Meet the Speaker online

13.00 h CEST (UTC+2)

Reduced forming lubricant usage in the press shop as a green approach: a prelube of the 2nd generation as an environmentally friendly lubricant solution for current challenges in the automotive industry
Dr. Bernd Aha, Carolin Kroll, Zeller+Gmelin GmbH & Co. KG, DE
ca. 13.30 h CEST (UTC+2): Meet the Speakers online

13.45 h CEST (UTC+2)

High speed fluorescence imaging - Inline measurement of blank and strip metal lubrication
Dr. Alexander Blättermann, Fraunhofer Institute for Physical Measurement Techniques IPM, DE
ca. 14.15 h CEST (UTC+2): Meet the Speaker online

14.30 h CEST (UTC+2)

Conclusions and Outlook
The conference´s OEM Advisory Board experts on current challenges to be addressed for future car body parts production.

ca. 14.45 h CEST (UTC+2)

Conclusive remarks, farewell address and end of the conference program
Virtual networking (open end!)

*Each presentation is followed by 10 minutes of live discussion and Q&A with the speaker*

Conferene program is subject to change
Status as of: September 16th, 2021


Register now and enjoy your conference experience!

The Conference addresses

  • Car body engineers, managers and employees of OEM
  • Suppliers and service providers
  • Experts from institutes 

All responsible for press plant, tool shop or foundry projects in the areas of pre-development, development, planning, production and quality control .

International OEM COMMITTEE

The Automotive Circle and OEM Advisory Board of the conference, consisting of experts from the following brands and companies:

become a sponsor or exhibitor

Take advantage of the high coverage of the Automotive Circle and profit from the sponsoring options before and during the events. Show your competence and services, matching the conference subjects, to the numerous car body engineers of international OEM. Thus, you are strengthening your brand awareness in the automotive industry!

Come on board as a sponsor and benefit from this excellent platform to strongly promote your company’s capabilities as a reliable supplier!

Check out the various sponsoring options!


Sponsoring Flyer

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Imke Rotermund

Sales Manager


Terms & Conditions

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prices, terms & conditions


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Participation Fee

695,00 EURO

All prices are net prices. All virtual events are subject to VAT only in Germany.

All fees are due immediately - in any case before the start of the event - and are to be paid by quoting the invoice number. With the confirmation and invoice the participant will receive the corresponding access data for the virtual event. The prerequisite for this is that all payments have been received in full.


Registration is preferably done via the event's website, alternatively by e-mail or regular mail. The confirmation of participation and invoice will be sent via e-mail. After receipt of payment your registration becomes binding and you will receive a corresponding confirmation of participation. Without this confirmation, there is no claim to participation in the booked event. Registrations will be considered in the order in which they are received, except EuroCarBody. However, the number of participants is limited in all cases. A special application procedure applies for participation in the EuroCarBody 2021 virtual.  

The following services are associated with the registration:
-    Participation in the virtual event
-    Participation documents
-    Authorization to download the PDF documents on the Internet
-    Receipt of the list of participants
-    Sponsor information

Language of Communication
All virtual events of the Automotive Circle are held exclusively in English. All documents are predominately composed in the English language.

Technical Platform
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-    GoToWebinar
Each participant is responsible for using these tools. If it is not possible to use them, e.g. due to internal company requirements, this does not entitle the participant to cancel the participation free of charge.

Cancellation / Withdrawal
For cancellations between four and two weeks before the event, a cancellation fee of 50 % of the invoice amount is due. In the event of cancellation later than two weeks before the event or in the event of non-participation without prior cancellation, the full participation fee must be paid. However, it is always possible to name a substitute person. Cancellations and changes must be notified in writing and will be confirmed by the organizer.
If the virtual event has to be cancelled by the organizer due to insufficient number of participants, technical complications or due to illness of one or more speakers, already paid participation fees will be refunded in full. Further claims do not exist.

Program Changes
Automotive Circle reserve the right to revise event content and change implementation tools. There is no claim to a specific lecture, workshop or references. Registered trademarks: No guarantee is given that the products, processes and other names mentioned are free of third-party property rights.

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With your binding registration you agree that film, image, word and sound recordings may be made of you during the event. These recordings may be used without restriction by Vincentz Network or authorized parties in accordance with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

Also have a look at our Privacy Policy.

Hanover, May 2021


your contacts

Dr. Dirk Meine


Jannike von Kampen

Senior Event Manager

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