Car Body Parts
from development to production
A new era of engineering car body parts?
Recently, much attention has been paid to achievements in series car body developments incorporating very large (Aluminium) castings, taking the complexity and functional part integration of such “Gigacastings” to new levels, with some voices regarding these achievements as a quantum leap, opening up a new era of car body engineering, and others still remaining sceptical regarding the performance or the economic viability of such parts.
At the same time…
car body platform design is in the process of changing towards BEV-led architectures, often simplifying geometrical demands on structural car body parts,
new car body materials, such as 3rd Gen. AHSS, modern hot-forming aluminium alloys, fibre reinforced plastics, or hybrid materials are increasingly found in modern series car body parts, often requiring adapted or novel processing technologies, but also enabling greater freedom of design and improved parts performance.
both the process technologies and part materials are required to respond to questions regarding their sustainability, especially their cradle to grave CO2eq footprint,
cost-efficiency demands on car body part production processes remain very high.
In this situation, Automotive Circles new conference Car Body Parts – from development to production aims at critically analysing and discussing specific progress in all relevant processes that are being used, or show a high potential of being used, in industrial car body part manufacturing.
We are looking forward to meeting you in Bad Nauheim in September!