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International Conference on Automotive Technologies


Day 1: Conference sessions

Focus: Process and Technologies


8:00am - 9:00am: Welcome Breakfast


9:00am – 12:15pm

Session 1: Multimaterial solutions in Automotive

  • Using both composites and metal components for optimized lightweighting
  • Toughening composites via hybridization
  • Replacing traditional fasteners with adhesive bonding


12:15pm: Lunch break


1:30pm – 4:45pm

Session 2: Incorporating carbon fiber in structural parts in the Automotive industry

  • New repair and recycling technologies
  • Measuring structure health


6:00pm: Private reception



Day 2: Automotive Workshop and Composite Tour

Focus: Simulation and Analysis


7:30am – 8:00am:  Welcome Breakfast

8:00am – 10:00am

Workshop 1: Affordable Composites

  • Metal Replacement for Light-weighting & Cost Reduction
  • Multi-Scale Modeling for Affordable Composite Solutions (CFRP)
  • Additive Manufacturing (SLS & FDM) of Reinforced Polymers


10:00am : Networking Break (15mn)


10:15am – 10:45am

Workshop 2: Development and Industrial Commercialization of Composite Materials

  • Progressive failure analysis framework
  • Virtual allowables or how to reduce the time & cost of CFRP characterization
  • Industrial case study


10:45am: Panel discussion


11:45am: Networking Break (15mn)


12:00pm – 1:15pm

Workshop 3: SLS & FDM additive manufacturing of reinforced polymers

  • PMaterial engineering of reinforced polymers for 3D printing
  • Process simulation for predicting the warpage of 3D printed parts
  • Stiffness & failure prediction as a function of the material and printing direction
  • Industrial case study


2:00pm – 4:00pm: Composite Tour ORNL / IACMI