Composites: a First-Rate Solution for Transportation

Wednesday June 27 - 8:30am to 12:00pm
TBA

Composites: a First-Rate Solution for Transportation

  • Lightweighting
  • Cost-effective materials and manufacturing solutions
  • Increasing mechanical properties
8:30 AM to 8:55 AM
OWENS CORNING USA

OWENS CORNING USA

Sanghamitra Sircar

country:
United States

Global Product Manager

Disruption of the Transportation Industry and Composites Usage

  • Mobility of the future: challenged by technology developments, environmental constraints, safety regulations
  • Composites as a solution for electric or autonomous vehicles
  • Light weighting at the right costs, through part consolidation and enhanced customer satisfaction
9:00 AM to 9:25 AM
ELG CARBON FIBRE LTD.

ELG CARBON FIBRE LTD.

Camille Seurat

country:
United Kingdom

Product Development Engineer

Recycled Carbon Fiber Based Bogie

  • Challenges of rail transportation: railway track damages, maintenance and fuel consumption
  • Combining the use of low cost recycled carbon fibers with low cost manufacturing techniques
  • Partial and full scale demonstrators manufacturing
9:30 AM to 9:55 AM
Mercedes-Benz Türk

Mercedes-Benz Türk

Okan Otuz

country:
Turkey

Truck Product Engineering, CAE Commercial Vehicles

Increasing the Quality of Simulations for Advanced Composites in Heavy Duty Commercial Vehicles

  • Bridging the gap with measurements, to reach better lightweight performance 
  • Detecting the effects of the parameters while manufacturing and being under road conditions
  • Case studies involving various plastic & FRP parts of trucks and buses
10:00 AM to 11:00 AM - Networking break
11:00 AM to 11:25 AM
Mitsui Chemicals

Mitsui Chemicals

Atsushi Miyata

country:
Japan

Head of Global Application Development by Thermoplastic UD-Tape

Polypropylene Based Multi-Materials Composite Solution Offering to Transportation Industry

  • Improved fiber matrix adhesion resulting in higher mechanical properties
  • Combination of CF/PP-UD-Tapes with PP-compounds to enable a cost-effective solution for semi-structural automotive applications
11:30 AM to 11:55 AM
Wabash National Corporation

Wabash National Corporation

Robert Lane

country:
United States

VP Product Engineering

Truck Trailers & Bodies - Increased Composites Usage and Lightweighting in Commercial Transportation

  •  Lowering costs for higher quality industrial grade composites 
  • Offering significant weight savings, increasing structural loading, and improved thermal efficiency
  • Combining design and product, in order to optimize cube space while actually increasing mechanical and physical properties over standard refrigerated van products