Conference

3rd International VDI Congress „Casting Chassis and Bodywork Components 2018”– Call for Papers

Your benefits

  • Find out directly about the topical trends and developments in the branch.
  • Use the congress for the construction and removal of a high-carat network with top experts from industry and science.
  • Present your specialist knowledge and the know-how of your enterprise before an international professional audience and your potential customers.
Casting Chassis and Bodywork Components 2018

The international VDI conference „Casting of chassis and bodywork components in 2018“ is the central event in the German-speaking space, the experts from the foundry branch and the automobile industry from the home and foreign countries brings together. Here leading scientists and executives of the industry at the highest technical level discuss the newest trends and developments in the structural downpour. Contribute actively to the success of this event and submit up to 30 June, 2017 a talk proposal.

Using the opportunities of structural change

Whether in the passenger car or truck, downpour components are an integral component in the construction of vehicles. Not only in the engine and the impulse, but also with the chassis and the car body. All together nearly, 60% of the whole downpour deliveries go to international and national vehicle farmer. However, the branch is in the layout. Digitization, industry 4.0, lightweight construction and electric mobility are only some of the drivers of the structural change in the car sector, which also has direct effects on the foundry industry.

The 3rd VDI congress „Casting of chassis and bodywork components in 2018“ introduces chances and risks of this structural change. Discuss with leading experts from industry and research the topical trends and developments in the construction of vehicles and car body construction and about how the technology transfer can succeed in the foundry industry. Accompanying to the conference a big specialized exhibition with vehicle exhibits OEMs takes place. Moreover, you have the opportunity to visit the foundry of Daimler in Mettingen exclusively.

Submit your contribution and become a speaker

Are you an expert on one of the areas of our main topics? Then we ask you to actively contribute to a successful congress with a presentation and submit up to the 30th of June, 2017 an edited version of your talk to one of the following central topics of interest.

Main topics

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A) How the structural transformation in the automotive industry has affected the casting sector

  • Business models and their impact on supply chains
  • Development and tendering processes on a global scale
  • Future supplier market
  • Interface management integration of TIER I during body assembly (prior to painting)
  • Requirements toward follow-up processes

B) Developments in body construction (passenger and commercial vehicles)

  • Vehicle concepts
  • Lightweight construction / design / steel-aluminum-composite Body
  • Materials (heat treatment, process management, straightening and examining …)
  • Simulation of the entire process chain
  • Mould service life and tooling concepts for coating
  • Low budget concepts

C)  Chassis Developments

  • Vehicle concepts
  • Interface management integration of TIER I in the assembly
  • Steel vs. Al: Topology optimization
  • Casting vs. forging

D) Impact of E-drive

  • Vehicle concepts
  • Lightweight construction / design
  • High voltage battery casting

The summary must include

  • A meaningful title of your article
  • The contact details of the lecturer and any co-authors
  • A table of contents with the key messages of your contribution
  • Assignment on the Topic
  • Information on degree of Innovation
  • Details about any of your own previous publications on this subject

Dates

  • Submission of the abstracts by June 30, 2017
Submit Contribution

Who should attend the Meeting

The congress "Casting of chassis and body components" applies to:

  • Molding technology expert
  • Expert for development of chassis and body components
  • Experts from the construction

Protect to yourselves your participation in 3rd International VDI congress „Casting of chassis and bodywork components in 2018“

They would like to get to know from the leading experts of both branches – downpour industry and automotives – which trends and developments will determine the production of chassis and car body components in the automobile industry at home and abroad? Then now you book your ticket for the most important branch club in the German-speaking space. Simultaneous translation German – English is offered.

Registration
21.02 - 22.02.2018 Esslingen available 990 €

A limited number of rooms has been reserved for the benefit of the event participants.

Advisory Board

Ing. Rinze Dijkstra Finoba Automotive GmbH / Baunatal

Univ.-Prof. Dr.-Ing. Martin Fehlbier Lehrstuhl für Gießereitechnik / Kassel

Dr.-Ing. Heinrich Fuchs Martinrea Honsel Germany GmbH / Meschede

Dipl.-Ing. Gerd Hahn Volkswagen AG - Werk Kassel / Kassel

Dr.-Ing. Klaus Lellig Nemak Europe GmbH / Frankfurt

Klaus Maier Dr. Ing. h.c. F. Porsche AG / Stuttgart

 Hans-Jürgen Schäfer Dr.-Ing. Hans-Jürgen Schäfer Verein Deutscher Ingenieure e.V. / Düsseldorf

Jean-Marc Segaud BMW Group / München

Dr.-Ing. Lutz Storsberg Daimler AG / Stuttgart

Dipl.-Ing. Peter Wanke Audi AG / Ingolstadt

Jürgen Wüst Cosma Casting Group / Markt Schwaben