International Congress : SIA Multi-Material - What lightweighting for the vehicles of tomorrow?

  • 20 & 21 March 2019
  • ESTACA - Montigny-le-Bretonneux

BACK TO THE MULTI-MATERIAL 2019 CONGRESS


The SIA - Société des Ingénieurs de l'Automobile - through its Experts’ Community “Materials and BIW” has organised the second edition of its Multi-Material congress - "What lighweighting for the vehicles of tomorrow? » held on 20 & 21 March 2019 at the ESTACA engineers school near Paris.

Two days of exchanges, meetings, networking and conferences around an exhibition.

The objectives of this congress were multiple:

  • Adress tomorrow's vehicule stakes in a fast moving regulation time and present how automotive industry is managing these evolutions (electric vehicles, autonomous vehicle…)
  • Understand impact of batteries integration on electric vehicles architecture (lightweight, performances, …)
  • Share the importance of lightweight management in CO2 emissions and battery operating life
  • Present innovative product & process solutions to address these expectations in metallic and plastic materials, forming and joining technologies

 

And thus federate the entire automotive industry around the virtuous impacts of lightWeIGHTing FOR the next-gen vehicles!

This event was chaired by Virginie Huguon, PSA Group Senior Expert Car Body .

You were more than 140 to attend this event and we thank you for your participation. You have enjoyed the quality of the presentation and the breaks to exchange with the other attendees and exhibitors.

At the end of the congress, you voted the Best Papers and here are the results, congratulation to the speakers and their co-authors:

 

You are able to access these articles and the Multi-Material Congress Proceeding via our PUBLICATION section.

>> Access to the PROCEEDINGS in Publications

SCIENTIFIC & ORGANISING COMMITTEE

Virginie HUGUON  -  Congress Chairwoman, GROUPE PSA
Philippe ANTOINE, ARCELORMITTAL
Fabien CHARNEUX, SNOP
Laurence DUFRANCATEL, FAURECIA SYSTEMES D’INTERIEUR
Jean-Claude LE FLOUR, RENAULT
Emmanuel LEROY, GESTAMP
Gérard LIRAUT, RENAULT
Christophe MILLIERE, IRT M2P
Jean-François PRAT, PLASTIC OMNIUM AUTO EXTÉRIEUR
Olivier REBUFFET, CONSTELLIUM
Jean-Luc THIRION, ARCELORMITTAL

Hervé GROS, SIA

Molly BOISSIER, SIA

Programme

08:00

Welcome Coffee in the Exhibition Hall

OPENING SESSION
08:30

Welcome Introduction & Opening Address

Jacques GRAIZON, President & Hervé GROS, Chief Executive | Société des Ingénieurs de l'Automobile

Virginie HUGUON, Chairwoman of the Congress | Groupe PSA

08:45

Round Table : Tomorrow's expectations

Moderator: Jean-Claude LE FLOUR, Groupe Renault

with the participation of

Laurent BOUCHARD | Groupe RENAULT

Nicolas LECLERE | Groupe PSA

Jean-Luc BROSSARD | PFA

09:15

Keynote #1: How lightweight issues are a stake for train design?

Rim BEN TOUMI | Alstom

09:45

Keynote #2: Materials and processes contribution in weight reduction for aeronautic equipments

Olivier DELCOURT | Safran

10:15

Exhibitors' short presentation

10:30

COFFEE BREAK IN THE EXHIBITION HALL

Tomorrow's solutions for Carbody // Metallic Lightweight Solutions Part 1 Chairman = Olivier REBUFFET | Constellium
11:00

BIW lightweighting through multi-material approach : the new challenge of electrification

Emmanuel LEROY | Gestamp

11:30

Multidisciplinary Car Body Optimization for Balanced Design Weight, Cost and Vehicle Performance

Lars FREDRIKSSON | Altair Engineering

12:00

Latest 3rd gen AHSS and 2nd gen Press Hardened Steels: solutions to new automotive challenges including electrification and increased crash requirements

Henri GUYON | ArcelorMittal

12:30

LUNCH BREAK IN THE EXHIBITION HALL

Tomorrow's solutions for Carbody // Metallic Lightweight Solutions Part 2 Chairman = Philippe ANTOINE | ArcelorMittal
14:00

Automotive applications and associated technologies for steel and aluminium

Jean LAMONTANARA | Magneto

14:30

Leveraging Advanced Inox Steel Grades and Multi-disciplinary Optimization Methods to Improve the Performances of Body in Whites

Jesse PAEGLE | Aperam

15:00

Improvements in High Pressure Die casting for the automobile of the future: Solutions for lightweighting and electric vehicles

Dimitri GERMAIN | GMD Eurocast

15:30

COFFEE BREAK IN THE EXHIBITION HALL

Polymer Lightweight Solutions Chairman = Jean-François PRAT | PlasticOmnium
16:00

New Mixed Mineral for Reinforced Thermoplastics

Joerg GARLINSKY | BYK-Chemie

16:30

THERMOFIL HP – Pushing the Boundaries of High Performance Glass Coupled PP

Nicolas SCHLUTIG | Sumika

17:00

Lightweight materials based on hollow glass spheres and carbon fibers

Philippe TONEGUZZO | Groupe PLASTIVALOIRE

17:30

Dimensioning of short-fiber reinforced thermoplastics: from material characterization to prediction on parts

Boris PIQUET | Hutchinson

18:00

Mineral Fiber Filled PC+ABS Blend Designed For Large Off-line Painted Exterior Components

Frank SCHUMANN | Trinseo

18:30

COCKTAIL IN THE EXHIBITION HALL

20:30

END OF THE FIRST DAY

Exhibition & Advertising

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This unique event will bring together main experts in multi-material field: directors, managers, heads of department, engineers, researchers and technicians.


The exhibition allows companies to show-case their know-how, present their latest  and innovation while creating privileged contacts within this unique gathering of targeted decision-makers.

 

Being an SIA Exhibitor maximize their brand visibility by gaining unmatched recognition as an industry leader and generating an abundance of goodwill.

 

 

 

Exhibitors

  • 3M

    3M

    Avec près de 100 ans d'expérience dans l'industrie automobile, nous avons acquis une connaissance parfaite de la conception, la fabrication et la réparation d'automobiles, que ce soit en aidant les FEO à réaliser des économies de carburant à l'aide de solutions d'allègement, ou les carrossiers à révolutionner le processus de peinture. Avec nous, réalisez votre travail plus rapidement, en confiance et en toute fiabilité, pour que votre réputation dure.
  • Altair

    Altair

    The Altair Enlighten Award is intended to honor the greatest achievements in vehicle weight savings each year. It inspires interest from industry, engineering, policymakers, educators, students and the public, creates further competition for new ideas in the industry, and provides an incentive to share technological advances. The 2019 Altair Enlighten Award will be presented at the CAR Management Briefing Seminars, Traverse City, Michigan, US on August 5th, 2019.
  • DatapointLabs

    DatapointLabs

    DatapointLabs is a Technical Center for Materials, established in 1995, we are ISO 17025 accredited test laboratory and provides all data needed to design, simulate or making research on your products, in 5-business-day turnaround on standard testing of virtually any materials used in the products of today and tomorrow. With our extensive on-line test catalog and ordering system, you can obtain instant quotations for your testing, whether individual tests or TestPaks (package including test and material card for CAE software). <br />
    We offer a range of services and software to strengthen the materials core of manufacturing enterprises.
  • ESI Group

    ESI Group

    ESI Group est le principal créateur mondial de logiciels et services de Prototypage Virtuel. Spécialiste en physique des matériaux, ESI a développé un savoir-faire unique afin d’aider les industriels à remplacer les prototypes réels par des prototypes virtuels, leur permettant de fabriquer puis de tester virtuellement leurs futurs produits et d’en assurer leur pré-certification.
  • Gaming Engineering

    Gaming Engineering

    GAMING Engineering is the new player specialized in the design & manufacturing of mechanical components for industrial series applications. The activity of the company mainly focuses on the development of solutions adapted to the new expectations of high volume markets, and more particularly automotive industry.
  • SGS Sercovam

    SGS Sercovam

    Les laboratoires d'essais de SGS France Transportation seont devenus en 30 ans, grâce d'une part à la mise en place d'une équipe d'ingénieurs et de techniciens de valeur, et d'autre part par des investissements pouvant être considérés comme des moyens industriels lourds, des laboratoires d'essais capable de tester et de valider, selon des cahiers des charges précis ou les normes en vigueur, de très nombreux produits industriels.
  • Sumika Polymer Compounds

    Sumika Polymer Compounds

    SUMIKA has been manufacturing thermoplastics for over 30 years and develops, manufactures and offers a wide range of thermoplastic polyolefin based compounds and elastomers.
  • Trinseo

    Trinseo

    Trinseo is a global materials solutions provider and a manufacturer of plastics, latex binders, and synthetic rubber. We focus on delivering innovative and sustainable solutions to help our customers create products that are intrinsic to how we live a products that touch lives every day across a wide range of end-markets.