GLOBAL AUTOMOTIVE LIGHTWEIGHT SEATING

MATERIALS, TECHNOLOGY & INNOVATION FOR NEXT-GEN VEHICLES

Our webinars are free to attend for the global automotive seating community.  Each session is presented live for one hour and is interactive, so attendees have the ability to communicate and to present questions to the speakers. If you can’t attend a session ‘Live’ at the scheduled time, register anyway and we’ll send you a link to access the session on-demand once it’s finished. It is important that you register with a corporate email address to be granted access.

SPRINGLIDE™ Energized Bearings: – Advancements in Plain Bearing Technology

Andre Gabener, Global Simulation Leader, Saint-Gobain

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Graham Ellis, Global Segment Developer Interior, Saint-Gobain

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  • Unique engineered bearings with tailored shapes
  • Spring energised bearing, designed to maintain zero clearance over lifetime
  • How to design bearing stiffness for optimised performance
  • Avoidance of moving noise by elimination of stick slip
  • How to achieve a stable sliding force over a wide tolerance range?

Reinventing The In-Seat Experience With Touch Technology

Jakub Kamecki, VP Business Development & Partnerships, TG0

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  • Enhancing driver and passenger experience and safety
  • How in-seat sensors will evolve as we approach Level 5
  • Turn any material or fabric into a data collection surface
  • De-risking and cutting cost from innovation and prototyping
  • The future of in-car interaction
  • Touch, pressure, gesture as the gateway to faster, more user-centric car interior builds

Introduction to Rolok® HS®: A New Thread-Forming Fastener for High Strength Steels

Dr. Brandt Ruszkiewicz, Manager at Semblex Corporation

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  • Understanding why traditional thread-forming fasteners fail in high strength steel seating applications
  • Why we developed a new technology, Rolok® HS® – the market need, now
  • Rolok® HS® testing results in HSLA and Gen 1 steels
  • Rolok® HS® testing results in Gen 3 1200MPa steel
  • Fastening guidelines for high strength steels

Seating Highlights 2020 Innovation & Ingenuity

Chris Gibson, Engineering Manager, A2Mac1 – Automotive Benchmarking

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  • Today’s automotive manufacturing process is more sophisticated, complex, and exciting than ever before, and we are proud to be at the epicenter, partnering with OEMs and suppliers worldwide to advance vehicle design and manufacturing. Thanks to our matchless methodology, our customers gain invaluable insight derived from 800+ vehicle disassembles, enabling us to optimize materials and design, identify critical opportunities, and fully exploit their value-engineering envelope
  • A2Mac1 has been the world leader in Global Automotive Benchmarking for more than 20 years.  This unique viewpoint not only allows us to herald the latest innovations in all areas of automotive design and execution , but also to look back into the rich database of over 850 vehicles to identify trends and possible future directions.  This presentation will apply this to the Top Seating ‘Highlights’ we have seen recently around the world.

Top seating Highlights of 2020 that includes;

  • Packaging
  • Material
  • Cost Savings
  • Design
  • Emerging trend : What affect EV’s may have

Innovative Joining Technologies To Enable Future Lightweight Seats

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

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  • 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

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THURSDAY 15-OCTOBER  | 15:00PM CET / 9:00AM ET (USA)

Anti-Aging For Car Seats

Multi-Layered Leather Backing Solutions To Enhance, Comfort-Durability-Sustainability

Caroline Lederle, Product Manager, J.H. Ziegler GmbH

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  • Wrinkle minimization in leather seats
  • Design trend quilting
  • Air flow in climate seats
  • Influence of upholstery materials on seat comfort
  • Durability seat over lifetime
  • Sustainable materials

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THURSDAY 10 SEPT 2020 – CALL FOR SPEAKER

The Future Of Composites In Lightweight Seating

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

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THURSDAY 10 SEPT 2020 – CALL FOR SPEAKER

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

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FRIDAY 11 SEPT 2020 – CALL FOR SPEAKER

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

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FRIDAY 11 SEPT 2020 – CALL FOR SPEAKER

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.

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MONDAY 14 SEPT 2020 – CALL FOR SPEAKER 

Innovative Joining Technologies To Enable Future Lightweight Seats

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  • 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

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MONDAY 14 SEPT 2020 – CALL FOR SPEAKER 

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

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TUESDAY 15 SEPT 2020 – CALL FOR SPEAKER

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

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TUESDAY 15 SEPT 2020 – CALL FOR SPEAKER

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

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WED 16 SEPT 2020 – CALL FOR SPEAKER

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

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WEDNESDAY 16 SEPT 2020 – CALL FOR SPEAKER

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

 

If you are interesting in hosting or sponsoring a webinar or virtual workshop as part of this years Global Automotive Lightweight Seating Innovation Series please contact us on

info@we-automotive.com or by phone on USA +1 (313) 799 2911 or Europe +44 (0)7932 631 029

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