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Also in 2020 we will again offer you an exclusive program with highlights of the year from the car body industry. Experts in vehicle construction, development and industry will present the latest facts and trends to the trade public.


Sep 2020

Key Note
Vehicle presentations

1 Welcome and Introduction Prof. Dr. Peter Urban
Institute for Automotive Engineering (ika), RWTH Aachen University
10:00 am
2 Taking care of tomorrow – Sustainability in the automotive value chain Dr. Karl Haider
Tata Steel Europe
10:30 am
3 Present and future of integral safety at Mercedes-Benz demonstrated with the example of the ESF2019 Christian Kopner
Mercedes-Benz AG
11:00 am
4 The new Opel Corsa-e Dr. Boris Kuenkler, Dr. Johannes Siegmann
Opel Automobile GmbH
11:30 am
5 Lunch break and presentation of the exhibitors with q&a session 12:00 pm
6 The new 2 Series Gran Coupé – BMW´s Gran Coupé-Line expands into the UKL segment Alberto Escudero, Heiko Rösler
13:30 pm
7 Coffee break and virtual presentation of the test stands with q&a session 14:00 pm
8 Vehicle presentations with q&a session
Opel Corsa-e
BMW 2er Gran Coupe
GLE/ESF 2019
14:45 pm


Sep 2020

Innovative Materials
Structural concepts

1 Integrated Gear Mount for Mercedes-Benz Platform MRA2 (Mercedes-Benz Rear Architecture) Heiko Hamschmidt, Mercedes-Benz AG
Philipp Jaszyk, Boge Elastmetall GmbH
10:00 am
2 Concept Development for a Functionally Integrated Lightweight Battery Housing with Special Consideration of the Joining Technology Christopher Krüger, Institute for Automotive Engineering (ika), RWTH Aachen University
Tobias Schmolke, Laboratory for material and joining technology (LWF), Paderborn University
10:30 am
3 Range anxiety – no need for that! Dr. Lothar Loechte
Erbslöh Aluminium GmbH
11:00 am
4 The selectrify® reference structure for electric vehicles made of steel Erik Hilfrich
thyssenkrupp Steel Europe AG
11:30 am
5 Lunch break and presentation of the exhibitors with q&a session 12:00 pm
6 Ultra-Lightweight Parts by Processing of Semi-Solid Mg Alloys via Thixomolding Dr. Philipp Ochotta
Yizumi Germany GmbH
12:45 pm
7 Complex-phase steel CR780Y980T-CH-GI - Advantages and application limits using the example of a battery box crash frame Andreas Wedemeier
Salzgitter Mannesmann Forschung GmbH
13:15 pm
8 Summary 13:45 pm


Guest presentations of our exhibitors

#TitleSpeaker(s)Day & Time
1 Stainless steels as innovation provider for alternating powertrain technologies Stefan Lindner, outokumpu 15.09. 12:15 pm
2 The latest innovation of laser joining heads and beam delivery tools for conventional and electric vehicle manufacturing from one source Jens Schwerdtner, II-VI 15.09. 12:30 pm
3 The Euregio (3 country corner) a hot-spot for lightweight and e-mobilty – The LV2025 Interreg program. Dr. Michael Effing, LV 2025 16.09. 12:10 pm

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Impressios 2019

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