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2017-04-04
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Presentations related to welding and joining of similar or dissimilar materials of plastics, composites, aluminum, magnesium, titanium, and conventional and advanced high strength steels will be given. Papers related to friction stir (spot) welding, ultrasonic welding, resistance welding, arc welding, laser welding, brazing or soldering, riveting and bolting, and adhesive are planned as well. Papers related to strength, fracture and fatigue of welds, joints and fasteners have been invited.
2017-04-04
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ICME is an emerging discipline to address foundational engineering problems with the integration of predictive tools and methods that model and simulate materials & product design, manufacturing processes, local materials properties and component performance. This session will address new developments and practical applications of ICME for metallic, polymeric and composite material systems in automotive industry.
2017-04-04
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This session will feature the latest developments in sheet metal forming technology. Presentations will address general areas of forming processes, formability issues and modeling. These include forming processes (Stamping, hydroforming, gas forming, high temperature forming), formability Issues (springback, edge cracking, stretch-bend failures and fracture), Modeling (materials, forming limits, failure criteria in various deformation modes and process modeling & optimization).
2017-04-04
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Presentations of this session will address the development of Polymeric Multi Material & Composite materials for automotive interiors and exteriors, powertrain components, as well as structural and non-structural applications. Focus is on design, processes, bonding and manufacturing technologies, as well as lightweighting strategies.
2016-11-08
Journal Article
2016-32-0024
Daisuke Sugio, Shinpei Okazaki, Mitsuo Kaneko
Injection molding is a common molding method for plastic parts and is widely applied to outer parts of motorcycles. To make it stiff enough to hold a large load, glass fibers are usually mixed in it. However, when a plastic part contains glass fibers, the appearance of the outer surface becomes deteriorated after molding. It is because the glass fibers come out of the surfaces. Therefore, the surfaces of these parts are painted to conceal the exposed fibers. Moreover, in the case of glass fiber reinforced plastic made from polypropylene (PP-GF), glass fibers easily come out of the surface and painting is not easily applied. Accordingly, PP-GF hardly satisfies the requirements for outer appearances. In this development, a method that fulfills the appearance requirement and is applicable to mass production was established using rapid heat and cool molding (H&C molding) while eliminating painting process for cost reduction.
2016-10-24 ...
  • October 24-25, 2016 (8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.) - Troy, Michigan
Training / Education Classroom Seminars
Advanced High Strength Steels (AHSS) are now commonly used in automotive body structural applications. The high strength of this grade classification is attractive to help reduce mass in the automotive body through reduction in thickness. Strength also supports improvements in safety requirements so that mass increases are minimized. In some specific grades of AHSS, energy absorption is possible in addition to the high strength. This course will review the definition and properties of AHSS and cover several common applications in automotive body structures.
2016-10-06 ...
  • October 6-7, 2016 (8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.) - Troy, Michigan
Training / Education Classroom Seminars
This seminar provides a functional understanding of the principles involved in conducting a Design for Manufacture/Design for Assembly study. DFM/DFA can support both manual and automated processes resulting in significant cost savings through simpler designs with fewer components. Related topics include workstation layouts, ergonomic considerations and errorproofing. Actual examples from the automotive industry are used to support the lecture and participants complete actual design efficiency using the DFM/DFA worksheet.
2016-10-05
Event
This session covers various aspects of hole preparation in aircraft assembly. Tooling, cutting tool design and cutting parameters for various hybrid material stacks are covered.
2016-10-05
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This session includes topics covering the development and introduction of temporary and permanent fasteners used in production assembly and / or final installation. Research into new and enhanced fastener solutions optimizing automated and manual installation is presented along with innovative solutions to current production fastening issues
2016-10-05
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This session covers high accuracy automated machining, drilling, countersinking, trimming and fastening,
2016-10-05
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This session covers various aspects of component handling, positioning and assembly jig concepts enabling various machining and assembly processes.
2016-10-05
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This sessions covers fully automated and Semi-Automated fastening Sub-systems and engineering/designing for Automated Fastening.
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