Plastics in Lightweight & Electric Vehicles

Livonia, Michigan
Monday, November 07, 2011

Nov. 7: Workshops by Engel Group & Sigma Plastic Services
Nov. 8-9: Conference & Exhibits (Laurel Manor | Livonia, Mich.)  (View floor plan)
 
Nov. 9 (4:30-11 pm): SPE Automotive Division's Innovation Awards Gala (Burton Manor | Livonia, Mich.)

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MONDAY, NOV. 7


8:00 am-5:00 pm -- REGISTRATION (Laurel Manor Lobby)

Two optional, concurrent workshops:

1:00-5:00 pm -- WORKSHOP 1 (Maple Room):
Advanced 3D Manufacturing Simulation

By Sigma Plastic Services Inc. (
see full details of this workshop)
Discussion of advanced 3D manufacturing simulation, to include the complete mold and multi-cycle injection molding process. Hear also about strategies for companies to adopt and communicate using this technology to excel at new product development and production.
Presenters:
Christof Heisser, President
Kaushik Manek, Technical Support Manager
Matt Proske, Applications Manager

1:00-5:00 pm -- WORKSHOP 2 (Walnut Room):
Solutions to Your Injection Molding Challenges for the Automotive Industry

By Engel Group (see full details of this workshop)
Join an interactive discussion of advanced injection molding technologies that address the current and future needs of the automotive industry.
Presenters
Franz Hinterreiter, Sales Manager Business Unit Automotive & Technical
   Advancements in injection molding technology for the automotive industry
Joachim Kragl, Dir. of Advance Molding Systems and Processing
   Reduced weight, minimal complexity made possible by innovative molding processes

TUESDAY, NOV. 8

7:30 am-5:00 pm -- REGISTRATION (Laurel Manor Lobby)

7:30-8:50 am -- Continental Breakfast & Visit Exhibits (Aspen/Laurel Rooms)

All Sessions take place in Aspen/Laurel Rooms

8:50-9:00 am
Opening Remarks
Robert Grace, Editorial Director, PN Global Group
  & Associate Publisher,
Plastics News

9:00-9:35 am
-- KEYNOTE
Inside & Outside the Future Vehicle
A broad look at lightweighting trends in both vehicle interiors and exteriors.
Jim Tobin, Chief Marketing Officer, Magna International Inc.
  & President, Magna Korea & Japan

9:35-10:25 am
-- PANEL
Interiors Panel Discussion
Tom Gould, Design Director - North America, Johnson Controls Inc.
Maurice Sessel, Senior VP - Engineering, International Automotive Components North America
10:25-10:35 am -- Questions & Discussion

10:35-11:00 am -- Break & Visit Exhibits

11:00-11:50 -- JOINT PRESENTATION
Lightweight Seating
Joint presentation on development of a lighter, thin seat with a composite back.
Amit Kulkarni, Senior Innovation Manager, Faurecia Automotive Seating North America 
Kipp Grumm, Advanced Development Engineer, BASF Corp.
11:50 am-12:00 pm -- Questions & Discussion

12:00-1:30 pm -- Lunch (Oak Room)

1:30-2:05 pm -- KEYNOTE
Coordinating Industry's Lightweighting Research
An update on CAR's study group called Coalition for Automotive Lightweight Materials (CALM) that aims to coordinate the research information being generated by suppliers in composites, steel, aluminum and other materials.
Dr. Jay Baron, President & CEO, Center for Automotive Research

2:05-2:55 pm
-- PANEL
Exterior & Structural Components
Tom Pilette, VP - Product & Process Development, Magna International Inc.
Bruce Benda, VP - Automotive & Transportation,
Bayer MaterialScience LLC
John Knudtson, VP - Product Development, Utilimaster Corp.
2:55-3:05 pm -- Questions & Discussion

3:05-3:30 pm -- Break & Visit Exhibits

3:30-4:20 pm -- PANEL
Technology Case Study - DLFT for Class A Panels
Joint presentation on development of lightweight panels with Class A surfaces.
Ron Hertzer, Director - Global Product Development, Milacron LLC
Jim Moore, VP - Automotive Business,
Milacron LLC
Charles Weber, VP & Technology Director, CPI Binani Inc
4:20-4:30 pm -- Questions & Discussion

4:30-5:00 pm -- DIALOGUE
Conversation Stations
Various gathering spots, each manned by experts on a given topic, for informal Q&A and discussion.
Download the full lineup of topics and discussion leaders.

5:00-7:00 pm -- Networking Reception (Aspen/Laurel Rooms)

WEDNESDAY, NOV. 9

7:30-8:50 am -- Continental Breakfast & Visit Exhibits (Aspen/Laurel Rooms)

All Sessions take place in Aspen/Laurel Rooms

8:50-9:00 am
Opening Remarks
Robert Grace, Editorial Director, PN Global Group
  & Associate Publisher,
Plastics News

9:00-9:35 am
-- KEYNOTE
Sustainable Mobility 
A look at lightweight material challenges, weight-reduction opportunities, the image of future mobility, and tomorrow’s possible automotive fuel, hydrogen battery, fuel cell and hybrid vehicles.
Ankil J. Shah, Manager - Materials Engineering Dept., Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing, N.A.

9:35-10:25 am -- PRESENTATION
Market Prospects for Electric, Hybrid & New Powertrain Vehicles
Mike Omotoso
, Senior Mgr. - Global Powertrain Forecasting, J.D. Power & Associates
10:25-10:35 am -- Questions & Discussion

10:35-11:00 am -- Break & Visit Exhibits

11:00-11:50 am -- PANEL
Plastic Under the Hood in Electric & Internal Combustion Cars
Jim Cederstrom, Auto. Business Development Mgr., Bulk Molding Compounds Inc.
Mike Day, N.A. Marketing Director - Performance Materials,
DuPont Automotive
Chuck Reardon, Commercial Vice President, Dow Kokam LLC
11:50 am-12:00 pm -- Questions & Discussion

12:00-1:30 pm -- Lunch (Oak Room)

1:30-2:15 pm -- JOINT PRESENTATION
Foam Injection Molding
Joint presentation on use of the Mucell foaming process to reduce weight in automotive components.
Steve Braig, President & CEO, Trexel Inc.
Chuck Rocco, Supervisor - Body Interiors, Ford Motor Co.


2:15-3:00 pm -- JOINT PRESENTATION
Applying Optimization Technology in the Design of Lightweight Parts
Joint presentation on using software and engineering to create lighter-weight parts.
Eric A. Nelson, Technical Services Manager, Altair ProductDesign Inc.
Tim Palmer, Principal Design Engineer,
Lanxess Corp.

3:00-3:30 pm
-- DIALOGUE
Conversation Stations
Various gathering spots, each manned by experts on a given topic, for informal Q&A and discussion.
Download the full lineup of topics and discussion leaders.
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WEDNESDAY EVENING
4:30-11:00 pm --
SPE Automotive Division's Innovation Awards Competition & Gala at nearby Burton Manor in Livonia. Separate registration.
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Questions about the agenda or speaker program:

Robert Grace
Editorial Director, Plastics News Global Group,
Associate Publisher & Conference Director, Plastics News
Akron, Ohio
Tel: (330) 865-6151 or
rgrace@crain.com

 

Contact Information

  • Contacts

    * Registration questions? Contact Charla DeVoe at (330) 865-6135 or cdevoe@crain.com

    * Interested in speaking? Contact Robert Grace at (330) 865-6151 or rgrace@crain.com

    * Sponsorship questions? In North America contact J.A. Lewellen at (330) 865-6138 or jalewellen@crain.com
    ; in Europe contact Levent Tounjer at +44-20-8253-9626 or ltounjer@crain.com

    * Exhibit or conference logistics questions? Contact Linda Whelan at (330) 865-6103 or lwhelan@crain.com