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04-05 June 2019 Nürnberg, Germany


Car body process chain - from concept to final assembly





08.00 h -  Registration in the NCC West
09.00 h  - Welcome and congress introduction by the Automotive Circle, DE
Plenary session

09.10 h

Value generation by Smart Manufacturing
Dr. Deniz Cengiz Ford Otosan, TR

9.35 h

The e-mobility challenge for the digital design process
Dr.Lars Fredriksson Altair Engineering GmbH, DE

10.00 h Coffee break


5 Car body parts /
forming technology
6 Body shop /
joining technologies
7 Production and quality
assurance concepts
8 Car body painting and surface technologies
Room: Paris Room: London Room: Amsterdam Room: Madrid

10.30 h

5.1 6.1 7.1 8.1

Optimal material utilization
of steel and aluminium
body parts – sustainable
and cost-effective
Ralf Pfitzenmaier EDAG
Production Solutions
GmbH & Co. KG, DE


Current car body laser
joining trends
Mark Daichendt, GmbH, DE
The BIW assembly line of
the new Alpine
Yves Coulon
 Groupe Renault, FR
Jeans-Michel Demaldent
 Groupe Renault, FR
Inline quality monitoring
in the paint shop with
24/7 spray monitoring
Dr.Meiko Hecker
AOM-Systems GmbH, DE

11.00 h

5.2 6.2 7.2 8.2
New unified A pillar– B pillar
structure with 3rd generation AHSS
Ahmet Mert, Semih Karabulut  Tofaş Türk
Otomobil Fabrikası A.Ş., TR
Latest generation laser welding combines advantages of dynamic and tactile systems
Peter Cornelius thyssenkrupp System Engineering GmbH, DE

Heavy load robot collaboration -
ndustrial robots used as flexible
manipulators in assembly processes
Alexander Barth Keba AG, AT



In-line metrology of surface roughness and texture using coherent light scatter technology
Dr.Fabio Pini Ideativa SRL /
Università degli
studi di Modena, SE
Prof. Dr.Lars Bääth QISAB, SE




11.30 h

5.3 6.3 7.3 8.3
Maximising lightweighting
in steel automotive bodies
and frames with the Steel
Tube Air Forming process
Ryuichi Funada Sumitomo
Heavy Industries, Ltd., JP
Blower-crossjet for scanner optics and air-management in remote laser welding cells
Jan Delskamp
Bergmann & Steffen GmbH, DE
Flexible cell
the revolution in
Tobias Herwig IPO.
Plan GmbH, DE
Applications of scratch testing in the paint shop
Paul Pavlov, Anton
Paar Germany GmbH, DE

12.00 h

5.4 6.4 7.4 8.4
Industry 4.0: Advanced Maintenance,
process control and documentation
systems for press hardening furnaces
Christoph Schneider Aichelin
Ges.m.b.H., AT
Efficient laser based joining processes of Aluminum 6xxx and hybrid materials
Andreas Müllegger TRUMPF Laser- und Systemtechnik GmbH, DE
Target plan vs actual plan - Quality
assurance and defect tracking in ramp
up through Smart Objects
Timur Ripke, COMAN Software GmbH, DE
VR Paintshop: The paint is ready
Christoph Huber, EDAG Production
Solutions GmbH & Co. KG, DE

Guided Tours

12.30 h

At 12.30 p.m. all interested congress participants will meet for expert guided tours to highlights of the AUTOMOTIVE ENGINEERING EXPO. Each tour will conclude with a showcase with various bodywork presentations and components.

Lunch break and visit of the exhibition

13.30 h

(The Congress Lunch takes place only in the exhibition hall. Please follow the signs!)


5 Car body parts /
forming technology
6 Body shop /
joining technologies
7 Production and quality
assurance concepts
8 Car body painting and surface technologies
Room: Paris Room: London Room: Amsterdam Room: Madrid

15.00 h

5.5 6.5 7.5 8.5
-- Efficient Joining of FRPC in
car body construction by means of induction
Stephan Becker Institut für Verbundwerkstoffe (IVW)
GmbH, DE
Intelligent testing and
commissioning technologies
or the end-of-line area in
automotive production
Marcel Otto, Lennard Margies
ZeMA  - Zentrum für Mechatronik
und Automatisierungstechnik
gGmbH, DE
Simulating coating thickness without calibration
Prof. Dr.Alireza Eslamian ESS Engineering Software Steyr GmbH, AT

15.30 h

5.6 6.6 7.6 8.6
Characterization of the surface topography of Class-A carbon fibre components along the entire process chain
Dominik Metzger  BMW Group, DE
Mechanical and adhesive joining
hybridization and simulation
Andreas Kiefer Atlas
Copco IAS GmbH, DE
Per-Johann Wahlborg
VR/AR collaboration - sustainable,
efficient, couch-affine. Networked
work in automotive engineering projects
Dr.Frank Breitenbach EDAG
Production Solutions GmbH & Co. KG, DE
development of cavity
wax nozzles
Tobias Mondry Pfinder KG, DE

16.00 h

5.7 6.7 7.7 8.7
Manufacturing of hybrid metal/thermoplastic composite
structural car parts using novel technologies
Dr.Rey Rodriguez Pilar AIMEN
Technology Centre, ES
--  Always one step ahead –
Flexible, modular Assembly
Technologies for smart integration
of Electric Vehicles and
Autonomous Driving
Andreas Hohmann Dürr Systems AG, DE
 Controlling liquid behavior: spray in
pre-treatment as an example
Prof. Dr. Alireza Eslamian ESS
Engineering Software Steyr GmbH, AT

16.30 h

5.8 6.8 7.8 8.8
-- Mechanical and adhesive joining on narrow flanges
Dr. Paul Briskham Atlas Copco IAS GmbH, UK

Agile body construction for e-mobility
Dr. Georg Bergweiler RWTH Aachen University, Production Engineering of E-Mobility Components, DE



17.00 h End of the second congress day

Subject to change, as of May 2019
AEE Congress - Programme

Programme Coordination

Dr. Dirk Meine

Dr. Dirk Meine

Automotive Circle
T +49 511 9910-319


Congress Organisation

Annika Lindenberg

Annika Lindenberg

Senior Event Manager
Automotive Circle
T +49 511 9910-381


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