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.

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Topics 2018

In addition to the traditional topic areas you can experience papers dealing with these fields:*

  • Additive Manufacturing
  • Automated Driving
  • Commercial Vehicle
  • E-Mobility
  • Infotainment
  • Interior conception
  • Joining Technology
  • Lighting
  •  New Trends
  • Shared mobility
  • Simulation
  • Joining Technology 

*The detailed program will be available from the end of November 2017.

Why take part?

About 80 papers from vehicle manufacturers and the relevant suppliers

Experience the latest models from the automakers in the accompanying auto show

Take advantage of this opportunity for participating in technical discussions at the physical object itself

Exhibition with about 110 exhibitors from along the entire process chain

High-quality networking platform

Sponsors 2018

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Der Unterboden: Ein unterschätzter Beitrag zur CO2-Reduzierung
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Media partners 2018

The event will start in:

14.03 - 15.03.2018 Mannheim available 1320 €

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