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Conference 4 - Current Trends in the Automotive Industry

Wednesday March 15 - 2:00pm to 4:45pm
Mezzanine Hall 6 (611)

Conference 4 - Current Trends in the Automotive Industry

  •  Challenges, opportunities, emerging trends
  • High volume manufacturing
  • Virtual characterization and crash simulation

The Automotive industry remains by far the largest market for composite materials, making it crucial regarding innovation and advancements in materials and manufacturing processes. The main challenges: raw material cost reduction, light-weighting, and achieving mass production, are direct consequences of environmental requirements becoming more rigorous as concern about carbon emissions grows.

Chairman
LUCINTEL Chairman

LUCINTEL

Sanjay Mazumdar

country:
United States

CEO

2:00 PM to 2:25 PM
LUCINTEL Chairman

LUCINTEL

Sanjay Mazumdar

country:
United States

CEO

How to Win in the Automotive Composites Market

  • Emerging material trend in automotive industry
  • Automotive Industry Needs & Challenges in perspective to materials
  • Benefits of composites usage in automotive industry and why they should be considered
  • Opportunities and future potential of composites in automotive
  • Challenges of adopting composites for high-volume automotive applications and Strategies to address these challenges
  • New innovations and R & D activities in automotive composites
2:25 PM to 2:50 PM
Magna Exteriors

Magna Exteriors

Joseph J. Laux

country:
United States

Director of Business Development and Advanced Engineering (EU) - Lightweight Composites

Carbon Fiber Composites: Solutions for High Volume Manufacturing

  • Processes suitable for high volume manufacturing
  • Challenges faced by the supply chain
  • Finding the right balance
2:50 PM to 3:15 PM
DuPont Performance Materials

DuPont Performance Materials

Fabrice Giaume

country:
Switzerland

Technical Programs Leader - Lightweighting

CNH Industrial - IVECO

CNH Industrial - IVECO

Stefano Chieti

country:
Italy

Performance Engineer

Design Development of Light Thermoplastic Composite Parts for Minibus

  • Minibus vehicles
  • Rollover test
  • Thermoplastic composites
3:15 PM to 3:30 PM - Networking break
3:30 PM to 3:55 PM
HEXION

HEXION

Ian Swentek

country:
United States

Applications Development Engineer

New Epoxy Systems Enabling Styrene Free High Performance SMC Manufacturing

  • Suited to meet high performance semi-structural part requirements
  • Sheet making, maturation and molding
3:55 PM to 4:20 PM
FAURECIA

FAURECIA

Guillaume Chambon

country:
France

R&D Product Manager

Mandatory Checkpoints for a Higher Composite Market Share in Automotive

  • Product cost savings: essentially through functions integration
  • Process changes: Improve current methods and creating new solutions allowing new materials processing
  • Material cost savings
  • Development of an engineering chain
  • Integration into the OEM manufacturing chain
4:20 PM to 4:45 PM
ESI GROUP

ESI GROUP

Patrick De Luca

country:
France

Composites Solution - Center of Excellence - Manager

AIMEN

AIMEN

Elena Rodriguez

country:
Spain

Head of Advanced Materials

Optimizing Multi-material Parts Performance Thanks to Virtual Characterization of Joining

  • Multi-scale approach to model a metal / thermoplastic composite joining
  • Realistic crash simulation without increasing dramatically the material characterization costs
  • New hybrid materials and processes call for new design methodologies