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 



Why take part?

About 50 papers from vehicle manufacturers and the relevant suppliers

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

Technical discussions with experts while seeing the physical component itself

Exhibition with about 110 exhibitors from along the entire process chain

High-quality networking platform



Sponsors 2018

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Medien partners 2018

Free of charge whitepaper download

Der Unterboden: Ein unterschätzter Beitrag zur CO2-Reduzierung
Author : Oliver Mende, Volkswagen AG, Wolfsburg

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Eventnumber : 01TA701

PIAE Plastics in Automotive Engineering

Mannheim ,

Congress Center Rosengarten


1.320 € plus 19% VAT