Composites in the Automotive Industry: Forum and Workshop October

Composites in the Automotive Industry: Forum and Workshop October
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Some of the most significant challenges facing the automotive industry include raw material cost, light-weighting and achieving mass production. These are direct consequences of environmental requirements becoming more rigorous as concern about carbon emissions grows. Moreover, the use of carbon fiber is an important part of the answer to these problems but brings on its own set of issues that need to be dealt with, thus making the contemplated solutions complex. To help address these and other composite engineering challenges, this year’s JEC Forums will present an extensive overview of the current trends and innovations around composites thanks to a twofold program! The Forum will take place in Knoxville, Tennessee – home to the University of Tennessee and one of IACMI’s leading institutions focusing on composites materials and process technologies on October 13-14, 2016. This event will entirely be dedicated to composites in the Automotive industry. The first day will offer two conference sessions delving into the possibilities of hybrid solutions, for example by combining lightweight materials with metals, as well as the challenges that come with making carbon fiber an affordable solution for mass production. The second day, organized in partnership with e-Xstream engineering, an MSC Company will supplement these aspects with a more concrete approach thanks to various workshops focusing on light-weighting, CFRP failure analysis and additive manufacturing. These workshops involve presentations, live demonstrations, case studies and Q&A, and will be followed by a guided composite tour. The event will present an extensive overview of the current trends and innovations thanks to a twofold program.

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http://www.jeccomposites.com/events/jec-forums-knoxville-2016

Program

Day 1 Conference Sessions

  • Using both composites and metal components for optimized lightweighting
  • Toughening composites via hybridization
  • Replacing traditional fasteners with adhesive bonding
  • New repair and recycling technologies
  • Measuring structure health thanks to crashworthiness testing

 

Day 2 Workshops and Composites Tour

Metal to plastics for light-weighting and cost reduction

  • Progressive failure analysis of carbon fiber reinforced polymers
  • SLS & FDM additive manufacturing of reinforced polymers

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