GLOBAL AUTOMOTIVE LIGHTWEIGHT SEATING MATERIALS & TECHNOLOGY WEBINARS

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All of our webinars are free to attend. They are presented live and are interactive, so you are able if you would like to, to communicate between attendees and with the hosts to ask questions. If you can’t attend a session at the scheduled time please register anyway, we’ll send you a link to view the session on-demand when it’s finished. Please ensure you register with a corporate email address to be granted access.

MONDAY 07 SEPT 2020

11:00AM CET | REGISTER | 11:00AM ET(USA) | REGISTER

Developing Future-Ready Seating Systems That Enable Added Functionality

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  • How to reduce complexity whilst achieving ‘smart’ individualism
  • Analysing the key trends & market dynamics in next-generation advanced automotive seating
  • Investigating customer preferences and understanding their changing functional and technology expectations
  • Identifying the parameters and technologies driving next-generation advanced automotive seating systems
  • Defining the standards and requirements for future, safe, connected, versatile, predictive, intelligent seating systems

MONDAY 07 SEPT 2020

15:00PM CET | REGISTER | 15:00PM ET(USA) | REGISTER

Re-Thinking Seat Utility: Redesigning Seats & Interiors To Meet A New Set Of Customer Needs

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  • Strategies for seating in a semi and fully autonomous future – is there more to it than just next-generation reconfiguration?
  • Strategies to provide flexibility in seating systems for autonomous car users
  • Seating system development concepts
  • The challenges of different and changing seat positions – rotating, reclining, folding, removable and retractable seats
  • When and how occupants might take/relinquish control of a vehicle, be permitted to change position or be compelled to return to a straight-ahead position

TUESDAY 08 SEPT 2020

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The Cockpit Of The Future: New Intelligent Seating Ecosystems

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  • Today a seat needs to keep you comfortable and safe, but tomorrow passengers will be expecting it to do much more
  • Active Wellness Concepts’ and ‘Smart Seats’ – what are they, and when will we see them in the mass market?
  • Integrating contactless sensorsinfrared cameras and bluetooth to collect data on drivers physical and mental condition
  • Analyzing physiological data and applying counter measures to mitigate sickness, stress, discomfort, drowsiness and readiness to operate controls.
  • The Future of AI in Automotive Seating Systems – Translating driver condition into personalised automations

TUESDAY 08 SEPT 2020

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Advanced Safety Solutions For Next-Generation & Autonomous Vehicles: Flexible Vehicle Interiors Centred Around Reconfigurability

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  • Flexible seating and reconfigurability challenges traditional safety systems – “Dynamic Safety Repositioning” and “Adaptive Safety” as a solution? Addressing the challenges of different, and changing seat positions and seat structures
  • How to achieve safety in all seated positions – New safety systems solutions for seat belts/restraints and airbags
  • Reviewing seat development and interior configuration concepts for autonomous vehicles
  • Safety as a top priority: When and how occupants might relinquish control of the vehicle or be permitted – or prevented from changing position
  • New challenges for seat track systems for moving seats
  • Visualisation and Simulation: Best solutions in design, manufacturing, testing and simulation

WEDNESDAY 09 SEPT 2020

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The Drive To Cut Weight: How To Achieve The Best Material Optimisation and Value Optimisation: Combining Optimization and Modern Product Development Methods To Achieve A Lightweight Design

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  • Reviewing new materials, multi-material mix, and manufacturing processes for advanced next-generation lightweight seat structures
  • Increasing usage of lightweight and Composite Materials such as AluminumMagnesiumHigh Strength Steel (HSS) and Carbon Fibre to reduce the overall weight of seating system
  • Opportunities for metal replacement with multi-material systems
  • Reducing the number mechanisms – whilst increasing functionality
  • Examples of how OEMs have recently taken advantage of material innovation
  • How further multi-material design can unlock the limitations of conventional design

WEDNESDAY 09 SEPT 2020

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Seat Structures – Light Weighting And Cost Effectiveness of Advanced High Strength 3rd Gen Steels

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  • Which advanced steel options offer the best choices for seating structural systems?
  • The evolution of lightweight seat structure designs: best practice in transitioning from Internal Combustion to Electric and Autonomous seating configurations
  • Cost of light-weighting versus cost increase in technology and of battery for EV range increase
  • The mass saving premium for the various light-weighting options for automotive seat structures
  • The light weighting and cost effectiveness offered by Advanced High Strength 3rd Gen Steels applied to seat structures

THURSDAY 10 SEPT 2020

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The Future Of Composites In Lightweight Seating

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  • Lightweight design
  • One step hybrid moulding process
  • Cycle time less than 60 seconds

THURSDAY 10 SEPT 2020

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The Future Of Magnesium In Lightweight Seating

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  • Where are the opportunities for replacing conventional material choices with Magnesium- [Case Study] success stories
  • Features and advantages of magnesium alloys
  • Broad prospects for the development of lightweight structure materials

FRIDAY 11 SEPT 2020

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Testing, Inspection And Certification: Seating And Interiors Validation Opportunities

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  • Identifying and resolving gaps in testing standards
  • Closing the gap between simulation and testing

FRIDAY 11 SEPT 2020

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Gaining The Ergonomic Edge With Interface Pressure Technology

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  • Mitigating passenger stress factors through physiological data analysis
  • Use of latest technology integration to collect and act on data to increase passenger safety and comfort.

MONDAY 14 SEPT 2020

11:00AM CET | REGISTER | 11:00AM ET(USA) | REGISTER

Innovative Joining Technologies To Enable Future Lightweight Seats

Markus Wagner, Team Leader Design and Special Processes Business Unit Joining, Fraunhofer IWS Dresden

Speaker Bio | Company Bio

  • Lightweight design approach for future automotive seat structures
  • Multi-Material lightweight designs
  • Steel-aluminum design
  • Metal-composite design
  • Lightweight designs with steel
  • Laser welded patchwork structures
  • Local Laser-Strengthening
  • Conclusions

MONDAY 14 SEPT 2020

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Will The Entire Seat Of The Future be Glued Together (Adhesive Bonding)

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  • Ensuring reliability, flexibility, insulation and sealant tolerances with adhesive bonding
  • Which professionally designed bonding processes offer the most seamless integration into series production?
  • Benefits of bonded over welded joints

TUESDAY 15 SEPT 2020

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Automotive Seating Lightweight Foam Advancements: Weight, Durability, Sustainability

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  • The future lightweighting opportunities of foam: next-generation automotive seating
  • Achieving the right blend of comfort, safety and sustainability
  • Where will we see the next innovations in foam solutions?
  • Environmental performance: Foam that eliminates harmful emissions from foam production
  • Recyclability: New geometries of materials that do not require the same traditional foams – foam alternatives
  • Low profile foam and advanced materials

TUESDAY 15 SEPT 2020

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Lightening Up Through Topology Optimisation

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  • Tools for structural design and optimisation to help with topology optimisation
  • Innovative design, materials, engineering, and manufacturing approaches
  • How topology optimisation works with additive manufacturing how topology optimisation works with additive manufacturing

WED 16 SEPT 2020

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Standardising vs Innovating Metal Structures And Mechanisms

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  • How to better leverage existing structures and mechanisms for the future?
  • Transferring advanced materials into mass production
  • Metals, Forming and Joining
  • How do you reinvent rather than carry over design: exploring new innovation in seat structure design
  • Exploring the opportunity of replacing two mechanisms with one mechanism
  • Casting innovation for seat frames: Magnesium High pressure die-casting
  • Two Mechanisms- replaced with one mechanism
  • Front-Row Architecture: Block height of the Hpoint
  • Rear Seat systems and Architecture

WEDNESDAY 16 SEPT 2020

15:00PM CET | REGISTER | 15:00PM ET(USA) | REGISTER

Implementation Of Industry 4.0 Protocol For Automotive Seat Manufacturing

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  • Successfully translating comfort requirements into an Industry 4.0 environment
  • Which new technologies are enabling a previously unachievable design?
  • Big Data analysis and feeding it back into design, engineering and production
  • Automation of operations, predictability and reduced scrap rates
  • Derive the most value for the opportunities that Industry 4.0 Manufacturing Promises
  • Incorporating digitalisation into your manufacturing roadmap – what are the opportunities for key players in the value chain and how does it offer a complete path to fulfilling customer expectations?
  • Collect end-consumer data and flow it back to one piece of equipment or equipment in combination with a given material
  • Automation of operations and the predictability of operations
  • Reducing scrap rates, tied to a certain link of equipment, material, supplier, time period
  • How to achieve greater flexibility to react quickly to new developments and changing requirements

THURSDAY 17 SEPT 2020

11:00AM CET | REGISTER | 11:00AM ET(USA) | REGISTER

Trim and Fabrics: A “Zero Wrinkle Initiative” Reducing Thickness Whilst Maintaining Quality And Durability

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  • Exploring material solutions for cost vs quality vs weight vs thickness including thickness of inserts
  • How to increase durability and comfort without increasing cost
  • How to better towards preventing mid-project Value Optimisations
  • Removable trim covers – a feature that could become more common: especially with predictive increase in ride-sharing
  • How to match the proper lightweight frame, leather finish, pattern and grain with a vehicle segment and platform
  • Just-in-Time (JIT) assembly for automotive seat Manufacturing
  • Luxury vs seat system performance Aligned lamination, surface material, and innovation strategies to ensure best practices in product quality

THURSDAY 17 SEPT 2020

15:00PM CET | REGISTER | 15:00PM ET(USA) | REGISTER

Stringent Safety Regulations: Developing Next-Generation Safe and Reliable Automotive Seats

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  • Standards And Requirements Of Future, Safe, Connected, Intelligent Seating Systems

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