EAC 2019 - Programme

At the European Aluminium Congress 2019 on 25-26 November 2019 in Düsseldorf with its theme ‘Aluminium and Mobility’, the various potential uses of aluminium were presented together with possible further developments that would make vehicles and other means of transport of the future even lighter and more energy-efficient.

Day 1 - Monday 25 November 2019

12:00-18:00 Exhibition - Foyer Room Düsseldorf
12:00-14:00 Registration | Get-together (coffee and snacks)
14:00-14:10 Opening: Dr.-Ing. Hinrich-Mählmann, General Partner of OTTO FUCHS KG
14:10-14:30 Opening-speech: Titas Anuskevicius, EU Commission
14:30-14:50 Keynote 1: Dr. Tom Kirschbaum, CEO & Founder door2door
14:50-15:10 Keynote 2: Dr. Blanka Lenczowski, Materials Thrust Deputy, Senior Expert Materials Technology, Airbus Corporate Technology Office
15:10-16:00 COFFEE BREAK
16:00-18:00 »ALUMINIUM & MOBILITY« | Moderator: Judith Schulte-Loh, WDR
16:00-18:00 - Dr.-Ing. Hinrich Mählmann, GDA President, General Partner of OTTO FUCHS KG
- Josef Schön, Strategic corporate planning / Sustainability, AUDI AG
- Prof. Christoph Wagener, Vice President Research and Product Development, Kirchhoff Automotive GmbH
- Dr. Tom Kirschbaum, CEO & Founder, Door2Door GmbH
- Dr. Blanka Lenczowski, Materials Thrust Deputy, Senior Expert Materials Technology, Airbus Corporate Technology Office
18:00 End Congress Programme Day 1
19:00 Dinner, Get-together (Quartier Bohéme, Düsseldorf)

Day 2- Tuesday 26 November 2019

SESSION Session 1:
Session 2:
CHAIRMAN Dietrich Wieser, Arconic Global Rolled Products Erman Tekkaya, IUL TU Dortmund University
ROOM/TIME Düsseldorf
09:00 Aluminium content in cars – latest insights

Patrik Ragnarsson | European Aluminium | Belgium
Recent progress in hot forming of aluminium - Challenging design limitations

Henk-Jan Brinkmann | Hydro Aluminium Rolled Products GmbH | Germany
09:20 Aluminium drives innovation for the future of mobility

Michael Hahne | Novelis AG | Switzerland
Modern Furnace Concepts by EBNER for Innovative Aluminium Solutions in the Automotive & Aerospace Market

Markus Gangl, Carsten Rink | EBNER Industrieofenbau GmbH | Austria
09:40 Lightweight design approach for bumper systems by using ultra-high-strength aluminium alloys within EU-funded project ALLIANCE

Friedrich Bohner | BENTELER Automobiltechnik GmbH | Germany
Investigation of Process Optimization for 5xxx Alloys with Different Magnesium Ratios for Automotive Applications

Ali Ulaş Malcıoğlu | ASAŞ Alüminyum Sanayi ve Ticaret A.Ş. | Turkey
10:00 Aluminium as an enabler for light weight E-mobility solutions

Hartmut Janssen | Hydro Aluminium Rolled Products GmbH | Germany
Automotive and aerospace sheet and plate: New technologies in heat treatment reduce emissions and increase precision and efficiency of production

Bernd Deimann | Otto Junker GmbH | Germany
10:20-10:40 Coffee break  
10:40 Cast alloys for electric vehicle powertrains – challenge and opportunities

Jan Steglich | TRIMET Aluminium SE | Germany
Self-Pierce and Clinch Fasteners in High-Strength Aluminium Components

Martin Heckmann | LÄPPLE Automotive GmbH | Germany
Daniel Gernhardt | RB&W Manufacturing LLC | Germany
11:00 Cost Savings in BEVs through Lightweight Design – Today and in the Future - A Comprehensive Study

Leif Hagebeuker | Hydro Holding Offenburg GmbH | Germany
Series production of friction stir welded battery trays

Michael Heußen | Hammerer Aluminium Industries GmbH | Austria
11:20 Envision emission’s end –Lighting saves the world

Alexander Neustadt | Bertrandt Ingenieurbüro Köln | Ford Werke GmbH | Germany
Aluminum mixed Metal Welding Applications Joint by Magnetic Pulse Welding, MPW

Frank Huberth | Fraunhofer-Institut für Werkstoffmechanik IWM | Germany
11:40 Aluminium Solutions for Battery Electric Vehicles

Norbert William Sucke | Erbslöh Aluminium GmbH | Germany
Modeling of Microstructure Evolution of high strength 7xxx alloys during homogenization heat treatment

Siamak Rafiezadeh | Austria Metall AG | Austria
12:00-13:00 Lunch  
SESSION Session 3:
Session 4:
CHAIRMAN Frank Busenbecker, Erbslöh Werner Mader, GSB International
ROOM/TIME Düsseldorf
13:00 Europe's aluminium semis markets under pressure - analysis and outlook

Andreas Postler | Gesamtverband der Aluminiumindustrie e. V. (GDA)| Germany
Digital Twins facilitate the new way of planning

Gunther Schober | PSI Metals Non Ferrous GmbH | Germany
13:30 Facing the Challenges - Threats and Opportunities for the Automotive Industry

Manuel Kallweit | Verband der Automobilindustrie e. V. (VDA)| Germany
How to improve the production of aluminum sheets using cloud based data analytics

Roger Feist | Achenbach Buschhütten GmbH & Co. KG | Germany
14:00 Potentials of low-carbon aluminium products in automotive applications – Ensuring a sustainable mobility throughout the entire

Dinesh Thirunavukkarasu | fka GmbH | Germany
Improving microstructural homogeneity and mechanical properties during wire - arc additive manufacturing of an aluminium alloy by cold metal transfer

Thomas Klein | LKR Light Metals Technologies Ranshofen GmbH | Austria
14:30-15:00 Coffee break  
15:00 Aluminium Outlook – Demand weakness hits the price

Guillaume Osouf | CRU International | UK
Weld Quality Determination in Aluminium Chip Extrusion

André Schulze | Institute of Forming Technology and Lightweight Components | Dortmund
15:30 Aluminium subframe CMS mainly with sideview battery tray motor housing

Jost Gärtner | AluMag® Automotive GmbH | Germany
Influence of supplier relationships on the adoption of closed loop production processes -case study of REALCAR

Shyaam Ramkumar | University of Milan | Italy
16:00 "New" battle between Aluminium and Steel

Nils Naujok | Holger Stamm | PwC Strategy& (Germany) GmbH | Germany
Laser-based processing of polymeric protection coatings for lightweight applications

Marius Dahmen | Fraunhofer Institute for Laser Technology ILT | Germany
16:30 End of Event  


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