Marketplace of the industry: Plastics in Automotive Engineering

For more than 41 years, the international VDI Plastics in Automotive Engineering conference in Mannheim has been throwing light on the traditional themes areas of interior, exterior, simulation, materials/technologies, engine/technology and, of course, the key issue of lightweight design. Nowadays even recent topics, such as Industry 4.0 and 3D printing, or hot topics, such as sustainability and recycling, are also moving further into the focus of discussion.

Hardly any other material can compete with plastic as regards efficiency, flexibility and functionality. Due to its properties in production and processing we can tailor plastic materials precisely to requirements in terms of design, comfort and pleasant ambience. When you consider that vehicles, both cars and commercial vehicles, are regarded less and less as simply a means of covering a distance but are also places of work, these are aspects which are becoming increasingly important.

Main Topics

  • Interior
  • Exterior
  • New Car Concepts
  • Lightweight Solutions
  • Simulation and Testing
  • Lighting
  •  New Trends
  • Shared mobility
  • Simulation
  • Joining Technology 

Call for Papers

You want to actively participate in the International Congress PIAE 2019? Apply for a lecture until August 31, 2018. For more information, see the Call for Papers.

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Main topics:

  • Component and function integration in the interior and exterior
  • Surface design in the interior and exterior
  • Plastics for optical technologies and lighting applications
  • Innovative material development
  • Construction and design of plastic components manufacturing technologies

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Eventnumber : 01TA701

PIAE Plastics in Automotive Engineering


Congress Center Rosengarten


1.420 plus 19% VAT