SAE 2014 World Congress & Exhibition

Technical Session Schedule

Tuesday, April 8

Structural Plastic Composite Components – Pathway to Adoption – Role of Collaboration/Consortium (Part 1 of 2)
(Session Code: M304)

Room 112 C/D  9:30 a.m.

Adoption of structural plastic composites for vehicle Lightweighting is complex on many levels. The 2014 session highlights OEM perspectives, technology pathways gaps and gap analysis, consortium /government projects, enabling technologies and new business models. The session concludes with a panel discussion on pathways to enable the automotive industry to meet required cost, weight, assembly needs with a focus on collaboration and partnerships as a critical element.

Organizers - Marianne S. Morgan, BASF
Chairpersons - Mark Minnichelli, BASF Corp.

Time Paper No. Title
9:30 a.m. ORAL ONLY
Opening Remarks and Introductions
Marianne S. Morgan, BASF; Mark Minnichelli, BASF Corp.
9:40 a.m. ORAL ONLY
Hyundai's Perspective on the Potential Role of Structural Composite in Future Vehicles
Chi-Hoon Choi, Hyundai Motor Co.
10:10 a.m. ORAL ONLY
DOE - Multi-Material Lightweight Prototype Vehicles Demonstration
David Wagner, Ford Motor Co.
10:50 a.m. ORAL ONLY
Opportunities for Cost Effective Implementation of Structural Composites for Mass Reduction
Gregg Peterson, Lotus Engineering Inc.
11:10 a.m. Panel
Panel Discussion with the Presenters
Moderators - Elias Shakour, CAR Group
Panelists -
Chi-Hoon Choi, Hyundai Motor Co.
Gregg Peterson, Lotus Engineering Inc.
David Wagner, Ford Motor Co.


Planned by Polymers and Coatings Committee / Materials Engineering Activity