Elevate Your Brand In 2021

Meet Senior Decision Makers From:


  • Automotive OEMs - Electric, Autonomous and Hybrid Vehicles
  • Engineering Consultancies
  • Tier 1 and Tier 2 Suppliers in EV
  
  • Electrified Powertrain Systems and Component Suppliers
  • Thermal Systems and Related Component Manufacturers
  • High Voltage Systems and Power Semiconductor Suppliers
  • Testing and Crash Safety Engineering Services
 Lightweight Material Suppliers
  • EV CAE Software and Modeling Suppliers
  • Battery and Fuel Cell Manufacturers
  • Battery Management Systems Suppliers
  Components, Switchers, Controllers and Inverter Suppliers
  • Charging Infrastructure
  • Benchmarking Engineering Services Providers
  • National Laboratories and Government Technology Offices

With Following Job Titles:

  • CEO / Vice President / General Manager from EV OEMs

  • Chief Engineer - Battery Electric & Plug-In Hybrid Vehicles
  • Chief Engineer, Electrified Propulsion Systems

  • Chief Engineer, Electrical Systems

  • Head, EV Engineering Systems
  • Head of Vehicle Electrification Technology
  • Head of Hybrid and EV Battery Systems

  • Chief Scientist, Energy and Systems
Head of Vehicle Architecture
  • Head of Systems and Control Engineering
  • Electrification Project Engineer
  • Head of Research, Materials and Manufacturing
  •  Group Product Director Hybrid and Electric Systems
  • Lead Engineer, Electrical Systems Engineering

  • Lead Engineer, Electrified Powertrains

  • Head of Body Structures / Body in White
  • Battery Electric Vehicle Global Lead Engineer
  • Global Battery Systems Engineering
  • Battery Research Engineer
    Technical Manager - Innovation Management
  • Innovation & Technology Development Manager
  • Chief Engineer & Technical Leader - Energy Storage & Systems

Tuesday February 16, 2021

OEM-led Strategies For Overall Vehicle Integration > Reducing Design, Iteration And Production Time > Skateboard Vs. Unibody - Impact On Battery Enclosures And Battery Integration > Optimal Materials For EV Battery Enclosures

07:30 Virtual Event Platform Opens. Login and familiarize yourself with the platform features and introduce yourself to other participants

08:50 Chair's Welcome And Introduction

OEM-LED APPROACHES TO KEY DECISION-MAKING: OPTIMIZING MATERIAL SELECTION AND REDUCING MANUFACTURING LEAD TIMES

KEYNOTE PANEL

CHANGING THE COST AND MANUFACTURING EQUATION THROUGH INCREASED DESIGN EFFICIENCIES, AND SMART APPROACHES TO MATERIAL AND PLATFORM SELECTION

The purpose of this panel is to understand why OEMs are making specific decisions on design approaches and material choices, and how it relates to their market sector. We'll look at the importance of flexibility in design, and how this translates to flexibility in manufacture - and how this differs between Unibody and Skateboard platforms. Finally, we will assess how all this translates into the final design to production process, and how this can be made more streamlined in order to shorten time-to-market and increase profitability and market share.

09:00 Cost Benefit Analysis Of Contrasting Approaches To Platform Design & Optimal Battery Integration Solutions - Produce Affordable Vehicles For Key Vehicle Segments

Mini Case Study 1: Whole Vehicle & Overall Integration Strategies For B.E.V.'s Based On Unibody Designs

Mini Case Study 2: Evaluate Advantages Of Skateboard Design, In Terms Of System Integration, Efficiency & Performance

Mini Case Study 3: Incorporating Modular Concepts To Increase Efficiencies In Both Manufacturing & Supply Chain

David Hudson, Head of Vehicle and Powertrain Engineering,Tata Motors

Thomas Ridge, Chief Product Officer, Laureti Motors

Nir Kahn, Director of Design, Plasan

09:30   Questions & Discussion

KEYNOTE PRESENTATION: POWERTRAIN DESIGN AND INTEGRATION

09:40 Challenges in Powertrain Design for High Performance Vehicles and the Lessons that can be Learnt

Stephen Lambert, Head of Electrification, McLaren Applied

10:10 Q&A

10:20 Engineering Processes Around Integrating Solar Cells Into EVs For Improved Range And Performance For Different EV Platforms

Mathieu Baudrit, Group Lead Sono Solar.Sono Motors

10:50 Questions & Discussion

11:00 Morning Networking Break : During the refreshment break, we give delegates the opportunity to hear from and question some of the leading vendors and services providers on some of the new technologies and applications being developed in the BEV and wider automotive industry

SKATEBOARD VS UNIBODY: INTEGRATING THE BATTERY INTO DIFFERENT DESIGNS TO ACHIEVE THE BEST POSSIBLE ENERGY DENSITY AND PERFORMANCE

ASSESSING BATTERY INTEGRATION CONSIDERATIONS AND METHODOLOGIES UNIQUE TO UNIBODY PLATFORMS

11.30 Integrating The Battery Into A Whole Vehicle Skateboard Design To Reduce Cost And Complexity And Increase Flexibility

  • How OEMs can approach the challenge of accessibility and servicing in a Skateboard platform, from design through to manufacture
  • Why the Skateboard design's approach to battery integration promote cost savings and reduce complexity
  • How battery integration requirements for Skateboard designs impact decisions on manufacturing methods

Jeff DeFrank, Technical Assessment Director, Karma Automotive

12:00 Questions & Discussion

APPROACHES TO BATTERY INTEGRATION ON SKATEBOARD DESIGNS

12:10 Assessing Unique Approaches And Methodologies To Integrating The Battery Pack Into A Whole Vehicle Unibody Platform

Unibody vehicles are the platform of choice for most traditional OEMs: to what degree to this influence industry thinking on battery integration

An overview of how OEMs approach battery integration into a Unibody, and how this differs from Skateboard designs

Evaluating how Unibody designs enable battery integration that promotes accessibility and serviceability

Ahmed Ayoub, Senior Mechatronic Systems Engineer, Electra Mecanicca

12:40 Questions & Discussion

12:50 Networking Lunch: During the refreshment break, we give delegates the opportunity to hear from and question some of the leading vendors and services providers on some of the new technologies and applications being developed in the BEV and wider automotive industry

MATERIAL SELECTION FOR BATTERY ENCLOSURES - UNIBODY DESIGNS

13:30 Optimizing EV Battery Pack Safety And Reliability With Thermal Management And Sealing Solutions

Celebrating over 1 Million EVs on the road today, protected with Elkem Silicones

How to choose the best material for EV battery protection: trade-offs & challenges for thermal propagation, weight and reliability

Jackie Nguyen, Business Development Manager, Elkem Silicones

14:00 Questions & Discusison

14:10 Cost effective and flexible manufacturing of EV battery box with sheet metal and laser based equipment

In this presentation, Brett and Pierson will take us through the process for creating a battery box - including the sheet metal processing, laser joining and cleaning

Pierson Cheng, Industry Manager - E-Mobility, TRUMPF Inc. 

Brett Thompson, TruLaser Sales Engineer, TRUMPF Inc.

14:40  Questions & Discussion

LASER WELDING CASE STUDY

14:50 Effect of Weld Designs on Steel And Ductile Iron Laser Weld Properties

Huaxin Li, Ph.D. Technical Specialist-Ferrous Matl & Welding, General Motors

15:20 Questions & Discussion

JOINING TECHNIQUES FOR BATTERY ASSEMBLIES

Session Sponsored by WorldAutoSteel and American Iron and Steel Institute

15:30 Steel E-Motive: Vehicle Structures for Autonomous MaaS

Mobility Service Providers seek to provide transportation services in densely populated cities that meet customers' needs for comfort, reliability, safety, and connectivity. Future Mobility will be defined by unique powertrains, technologies and architectures that ensure these attributes are met - but there are materials challenges in these designs. Fleet owners must offer products and solutions that also deliver a profitable business model, and the supply chain must deliver on these needs.   

This presentation will share details of our newest vehicle program, Steel E-Motive, where we are exploring steel solutions to address Mobility as a Service challenges for fully autonomous and connected electric vehicles.  The presentation will showcase the vehicle technical specifications and expectations for steel innovations.

John Catterall, Vice President, Automotive Program, American Iron and Steel Institute

George Coates, Chief Technical Officer, The Phoenix Group and Technical Director, WorldAutoSteel

PANEL - OPTIMAL MULTI-MATERIAL SELECTION FOR BATTERY ENCLOSURES

16:00 Weighing The Benefits Of Aluminium, Steel And Composites For Cost Vs. Weight In Battery Enclosures, As Well  As Multi-material Selection, Design Techniques/Decisions And Joining Methods

This interactive session will open the floor up to our audience, as we consider the factors impacting material selection for EV battery selection - for cost, to durability - and how advances in composite materials, enclosure construction and joining techniques could impact the way they utilised, leading to greater cost and construction efficiencies.

  • How OEMs are approaching material requirements: will it always be a question of cost/strength/weight - and how are these factors prioritised?
  • Lightweighting methodologies for steel components - marrying strength with lower-weight
  • Cost effective approaches to working with aluminium to reduce costs and maximize weight-saving
  • Composite materials as a viable alternative to aluminium and steel
  • Advances in joining advanced materials, from adhesives to laser-welding

Patrick Blanchard, Technical Leader - Advanced Polymer Systems, Ford Research & Innovation Center

Dr Hesham Ezzat,Senior Technical Consultant, American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI) Automotive Program

16:30 Questions & Discussion

SIMULATION AND MODELLING CASE STUDY

16:40 Generative Design Powered by Embedded Intelligence: The Next Design Frontier

Simon Xu, Engineering Group Manager - Vehicle Optimization, Architecture StrategyGeneral Motors

17:10 Questions & Discussion

17:20 Taycan Body And Battery Safety

  • Encapsulating the core requirements of battery enclosure (Across vehicle types)
  • Cost benefit analysis of the key materials for designing battery enclosures including lightweight steels, aluminium, mixed metals and mixed composites.

Ken Gould, E-Mobility Technical Systems Engineer, Porsche North America

17:50 Questions & Discussion

CUTTING DOWN DESIGN AND PRODUCTION TIME TO IMPROVE COMPETITIVENESS AND PROFITABILITY

18:00 Design & Manufacturing Strategies For Speeding Up The R&D To Production Process - Cutting Down Vehicle Research, Development & Production Time To Improve Profitability: What's Working?

The purpose of this panel is to explore how OEMs can increase the speed and efficiency of their R&D and manufacturing processes, in order to bring their vehicles to market more  quickly - thereby improving profitability and competitiveness. Potentially game-changing advances and developments in EV technology are being made on an increasingly frequent basis, as traditional OEMs and disruptors alike devote significant research and development resources to the improvement of range, safety, performance etc. However it is clear that - for traditional OEMs in particular - the time spent on R&D for each model needs to be weighed against a manufacturer's ability to then bring that vehicle to market, in order to ensure that the vehicle is profitable and competitive.

  • OEM Strategies For The Reduction Of Time Spent On Vehicle Design And Design Iteration
  • Methodologies For Increasing Manufacturing Time Efficiency
  • Real-world Examples Of How Cutting Down R&D Time Led To Improved Profits

John Catterall, Vice President, Automotive Program, American Iron and Steel Institute

Jeff DeFrank, Technical Assessment Director, Karma Automotive

Simon Xu, Engineering Group Manager - Vehicle Optimization, Architecture Strategy, General Motors

18:20 Questions & Discussion

18:30 Chair's Closing Remarks And End Of Day One

Agenda At A Glance

Key Technical Focus Areas:

  • OEM Strategies For Battery & Body Structure Integration
  • Evaluation Of Skateboard Vs Unibody Designs In Terms Of Systems Integration Efficiency, Cost, Range, Performance, Safety & Accessibility For Battery Servicing/Replacement
  • Optimal Multi-Material Selection For Battery Enclosures & B.E.V. Body Structures
  • Speeding Up Research, Development & Production Time To Improve Profitability
  • Determining The Impact Of New Battery Technology - Including All RawMaterials & Cells - On Whole Vehicle Design, Systems Integration,Total Lifecycle Performance, Price Per KW Hour And Servicing/Recycling
  • Modelling Total Lifecycle Performance & Understanding Servicing & Recycling Costs For The Battery Pack
  • Optimal Approaches For Thermal Management Of Battery & Vehicle
  • Overcoming Key Manufacturing Challenges Including Cost Effectively Integrating B.E.V. into I.C.E. Production
  • Practical Experiences On Whole Vehicle And Battery Integration, Plus Material Selection, Across Unibody And Skateboard Platforms

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