The registration period for the Aachen Body Engineering Days 2023 begins in May 2023.

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As an exclusive service of our event, we offer all participants a free shuttle service to transport you to the event location or to your hotel. For journeys from or to the hotel, please register in advance with the shuttle service coordination, which you will find at the registration desk.


The Aachen Bodywork Days will take place in Das Liebig, Liebigstraße 19, 52070 Aachen.

Experience the Aachen Body Engineering Days in the great modern charm near the city center and enjoy the professional exchange in the unique ambience of Aachen's industrial culture.

 Arrival via public transport

From Aachen city center, you can take bus lines 11 and 21 to the Liebigstraße stop.

 Arrival via car

Aachen is reachable from Düsseldorf via the A44 and from Cologne via the A4. Both motorways meet the A544 at the Aachen junction. Follow the A544 in the direction of Europlatz, take the “AC Rothe Erde” exit. Turn right onto Prager Ring. At the second traffic light, turn left into "Grüner Weg". At the next possibility, turn left into Liebigstrasse. After approx. 200 m turn right onto the site. The main path leads directly to the DAS LIEBIG building. There are free parking spaces here.

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Program 2022

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Sep 2022

1 Welcome and Introduction Prof. Dr.-Ing. Peter Urban
Vice Director
Institute for Automotive Engineering (ika), RWTH Aachen University
09:00 am
2keynote BMW iVision Circular Kai Langer

BMW Group
09:30 am

3keynote Mega Castings in Automotive Body Structures 

Dr. Mikael Fermér


10:00 am

4 The Volkswagen ID Buzz and its Body in White

Jörg Wendekamm
Volkswagen AG

Kai Hoffmeyer
Volkswagen Osnabrück

10:30 am
  Coffee break 11:10 am
5 The Opel Vivaro-e Hydrogen: Ready for the Hydrogen
Dr. Johannes Siegmann
Opel Automobile GmbH
11:40 am
6 The All New BMW 7 – Automotive Luxury and
Innovations for the Digital Era
Daniel Rastätter
BMW Group
12:20 am
   Lunch break   01:00 pm
7 Vehicle Damage Diagnosis  Dr. Dennis Böhmländer
Audi AG
02:00 pm
8 Failure Predictions in Sheet and Cast Metallic
Structural Metals
Dr. Richard Burrows
NIO Performance Engineering
02:40 pm
  Coffee break   03:20 pm
9 Body Panels Quick and Cheap in Shape

Dr. Till Pfeifer
Beauvary GmbH

03:50 pm
10 Advanced Composites – A Sustainable Solution for Lightweight Vehicle Components

Dr. Kristian Seidel
Teijin Automotive Technologies Wuppertal GmbH

04:30 pm

  Evening Event and Networking  

07:30 pm


Sep 2022

Moderation: Prof. Mark White and Dr. Thomas Rudlaff 
11 One-piece Aluminium Body Side Outer Forming Study

Dr. Dominique Daniel

Alexander Gaida

09:00 am
12 Joining Strategies for Aluminium Body Design

Dr. Paul Briskham
Atlas Copco

Sylvain Beucher
ARO Welding Technologies

Sabine Wenig
Sika Automotive

09:35 am

13 Advances in Aluminium Alloys for Structural Castings & Recycling

Randy Beals
Magna International

Eric de Nijs
Magna International

10:10 am
14 LCA & Value-in-Use Study on the Aluminium Top Hat

Dr. Thorolf Schulte

10:40 am
  Coffee break   11:20 am
15 Battery Housings - Challenges in Design and Production
Udo Kreutzarek
11:50 am
16 Innovative Concepts for Battery Box Engineering
Mario Padovani
Baosteel Tailored Blanks S.r.l.
12:30 pm
  Lunch break   01:10 pm
17 Steel E-Motive: Development of the Body Structure for a New Autonomous Mobility as a Service Vehicle

Neil McGregor

02:10 pm
18 Steel Lightweight Body-in-White for Integrated Battery Modules Clemens Latuske, Dr. Jürgen Schramm
thyssenkrupp Steel Europe AG
02:50 pm
19 Cost-Effective Body-in-White Production with Large Die-Casting Cells Martin Lagler
Bühler AG
03:30 pm
  Summary 04:10 pm

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