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Tuesday, June 1

11:00 CEST

13:30 CEST

Wet Compression Moulding – high volume and high performance
The FRIMO Group is your specialist in tooling and manufacturing technology for lightweight solutions and composite processing. With the wet compression moulding (WCM), FRIMO offers an innovative option that enables high volume production for automotive applications cleverly combined with best structural performance due to the use of continuous fiber reinforcement. FRIMO’s technology portfolio provides its customers the full service beginning with material trials and prototyping at the FRIMO TechCenter up to fully automated turnkey solutions consisting of customized tooling and tailored production equipment.

Speakers, Jury Members & Final...
avatar for Carl Christoph JOST

Carl Christoph JOST

Technical Sales Manager, FRIMO GmbH
​​​​Mechanical Engineer, Ilmenau University of Technology2016 - 2018: Pre-Engineer FRIMO GmbHsince 2018: Technical Sales Manager FRIMO GmbH

Tuesday June 1, 2021 13:30 - 14:00 CEST
Forum Stage (Hall 6 - S90)

14:00 CEST

Class “A” Automotive Surfaces: State of The Art and Alternatives
Fiber print-through effect is a limitation to the use of carbon fiber-reinforced composites to satisfy  'Class A’ surfaces Automotive standard. In this paper, a comparison of actual and future body paint configurations will be performed expecially in order to reduce fiber print-through of the materials after prolonged exposure to accelerated aging tests. The proposed methods include: -evaluation of the epoxy matrix -evaluation of  fiber layers -Influence of layup and production parameters. Conclusions includes a comparison and advantages of alternative configurations compared to a current validated plybook.

Speakers, Jury Members & Final...
avatar for Sonia LETTRY


Project leader for Few Off, Italdesign Giugiaro S.p.A
After a degree in Mechanical Engineering, since more than 15 years in the automotive field at Italdesign (Moncalieri), cooperating with different OEM, experienced in Team and Project leading and management, coordinating multicultural teams.Currently involved as Engineering project... Read More →
avatar for Silvio CAMPIGLI


Business Development Manager, Microtex
Born in 1969,  MD  in Aeronautical Engineering, with more than 25 years experience in research, innovation and technology transfer; the main fields of applications are: energy, aerospace  and  automotive industry, industrial processes analysis and optimisation; Past  cooperations... Read More →
avatar for Jacopo NIERI

Jacopo NIERI

Laboratory technician, Microtex Composites
Born in 1989, MD in Industrial Chemistry with specialization in materials, Department of Chemistry andIndustrial Chemistry at University of Pisa.Currently Laboratory technician at Microtex Composites R&D department with one-year experience.

Tuesday June 1, 2021 14:00 - 14:30 CEST
Forum Stage (Hall 6 - S90)

14:30 CEST

UniLight® Prepreg Technology – Tack Free and Fast Curing for Highest Process Freedom
An innovative prepreg material with unique material properties: It is tack free and can be stored at ambient temperatures until it is used up to the end of shelf life. A wide variety of fibres such as carbon, glass, flax or hemp can be coated with this new resin. It is cured in shortest times down to less than 1 minute depending on the temperature and pressure applied.
With all these properties, the material is suitable for various industry segments and applications.

Speakers, Jury Members & Final...
avatar for Benjamin KRAEMER

Benjamin KRAEMER

Head of Product Management, Unitech Deutschland GmbH, Unitech Deutschland GmbH
Studied Industrial Engineering at University of Paderborn, Germany before he started working at Sika Automotive GmbH, Hamburg, Germany for twelve years in several positions in R&D, Marketing and Product Management. During this time, he gained his PhD at University of Paderborn researching... Read More →

Tuesday June 1, 2021 14:30 - 15:00 CEST
Forum Stage (Hall 6 - S90)

15:00 CEST

Advanced techniques for innovative lightweight solutions – from engineering to series production
HRC is a high-tech company specializing in the development of advanced fiber composite solutions.
HRC is equipped with latest state-of-the-art processing technologies for thermoset and thermoplastic based composites. The group works with its international team in locations in Asia and Europe in the fields of engineering, production and research & development.
The presentation will introduce the latest development on composite battery system as well as a new approach to predict failure in random material characteristics, e.g. C-SMC.
Additional we will present the latest stage of the development Typ4 pressure vessel tank for future fuel Cell cars.

Speakers, Jury Members & Final...
avatar for Timo HUBER


Vice President, ACTC
Background:Deputy Head of Polymer Engineering, Fraunhofer ICTCEO of CabConnex Lindenbauer Mechanic GmbHPhD in mechanical engineering, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT)Diploma in Mechanical Engineering, Universität Stuttgart
avatar for Erich FRIES


Director of Global Business Development, HRC
Background:Head of Business Unit Composite & Surface, Krauss Maffei Technologies GmbHMaster Professional of Technical Management, (CCI)  Industry and trade chamber Augsburg

Tuesday June 1, 2021 15:00 - 15:30 CEST
Forum Stage (Hall 6 - S90)

15:30 CEST

Organosheets for Structural Applications in Battery Electric Vehicles
The adoption of new materials in high volume automotive applications requires study of the total cost, systems solutions and design strategies. Johns Manville has partnered with Forward Engineering GmbH to advance multi‑material solutions which address ligthweighting, cost saving, and are centered on the tremendous design flexibility offered by continuous fiber reinforced thermoplastic composites. The presenters will provide an overview of the thermoplastic organosheet material technology pioneered by JM and will highlight an innovative engineering design completed by FE for a structural composites solution for automotive electric batteries. Materials and overmolding production processes that support the potential for broader adoption of structural thermoplastics in the very near term will be discussed.

Speakers, Jury Members & Final...
avatar for Georg KAESMEIER


Managing Partner, Forward Engineering GmbH
Georg Kaesmeier is Managing Partner at Forward Engineering GmbH.  Forward Engineering (FE) is a Global Engineering and Consulting Firm based in Munich, Germany with offices and representation in Japan, China and the US, that specialize in enabling cost effective inclusion of fiber... Read More →
avatar for Dana MILOAGA


Product Leader – Composites, Johns Manville
Dr. Dana Miloaga is the Product Leader for Johns Manville’s Thermoplastic Composites New Business Team. In this position, she has portfolio development responsibilities for JM’s new AP-nylon organosheets. For the last two years, she championed partnerships that help JM develop... Read More →

Tuesday June 1, 2021 15:30 - 16:00 CEST
Forum Stage (Hall 6 - S90)

16:00 CEST

Passion and Challenges lead the Innovation to the Future
This session will introduce you new CTI technologies and devices applicable on the composite manufacturing materials process; we will look into the advantages and possibilities of quickly productivity, increase efficiency and reducing material waste for successful innovative solutions.The specific business case of one of our clients working in the composite automotive sector will be well presented and argued properly.

Speakers, Jury Members & Final...
avatar for Mauro BERNARDINI


Sales Area Manager, Cutting Trading International
Mauro Bernardini has extensive experiences in sell and marketing strategies, his know-how allowed him to develop important business relationship with the most important Europe Countries, Usa, Canada, India. The professional approach linked to the high technichal devices managed by... Read More →
avatar for Carlo MORO

Carlo MORO

Sales Area Manager, Cutting Trading International
Carlo Moro has been working for more than a decade for International Companies, his attitude and knowledges of international markets has enable him to weave a strong sales network for the CTI equipments/systems throughout France, Asia, Brazil, South America, Portugal, Spain…; the... Read More →
avatar for Marco SCARDOVI


Mechanical Engineer/Head of the Technical Dept., Mind Composites
Mechanical Engineer - Head of the Technical Department; many years of experience in the manufacture of products in composite materials related to the automotive industry, in charge to define the production process and industrialization process as well; coordinate the design team department... Read More →

Tuesday June 1, 2021 16:00 - 16:30 CEST
Forum Stage (Hall 6 - S90)