Events

Our innovation experts at symposia and trade shows.

At public industry events, our experts are highly requested speakers. They give insights on our current research projects, discuss innovative use cases and are happy to answer questions about their field of expertise. 

Please find further events to meet us here.

Meet our colleagues at following events: 

APRA European Symposium | Prag | 01.12.2020 – 03.12.2020
 


Stefan Caba

"Can lightweight technologies generate chances for remanufacturing? – New reconditioning technologies and new products to remanufacture"

PraxisConference Pedestrian Protection | Bergisch Gladbach (Germany) | 28.10.2020 – 29.10.2020


Jacek Burger

"Neuronal Networks in association with Advanced Driving Assistance Systems for Pedestrian Detection"

    • What are our expectations towards autonomous driving?
    • Lack of environmental information - a challenge for humans and machines.
    • Current sensors & algorithms support well, but not sufficiently.
    • Can artificial intelligence help reconstructing missing image information?

Leichtbau-Gipfel | Würzburg | 13.10.2020 – 14.10.2020

 


Franz Lorey

"Wirtschaftliche Leichtbautür für Nutzfahrzeuge"
 

Dr.-Ing. Martin Hillebrecht

"Batteriegehäuse mit additiven Knoten"

  • It sounds simple and yet it is a far-reaching change: the weight of a door for long-distance trucks designed to meet future legal requirements has been reduced by 20% without affecting costs. The door offers a maximum viewing angle for the driver and was optimized for pedestrian protection.

    With the WiLeitNu and ScaleBat innovation projects, we offer our customers, the development departments of automobile manufacturers and system suppliers, concrete ideas at the earliest possible stage, so that they can make optimum use of them in the development of new products and concepts for the mobility of the future. At the lightweight construction summit, we will be discussing new possible starting points for research and development with lightweight construction experts from our industry and closer cooperation with EDAG.


At these events our colleagues have spoken in the past:
A small review of selected fairs and conferences.

Internationales Commercial Vehicle Technology Symposium | Kaiserslautern | 08.09.2020 – 10.09.2020


Franz Lorey

"Economical lightweight door for commercial vehicles"

  • It may sound simple at the outset, but this is nevertheless a far-reaching change: the weight of a door for long-distance trucks designed to meet future legal requirements has been reduced by 20% - at no extra cost. The door provides the driver with a maximum viewing angle and has been optimised to provide pedestrian protection.

SAFETYWEEK | Würzburg | 01.09.2020 – 03.09.2020

 


Johannes Barckmann

"EDAG CityBot – a Holistic Mobility Concept for the Smart City of the Future"

Exhibition stand 32 sqm

EDAG CityBot and further exhibits relating to safety around and inside the car

  • Presentation: "EDAG CityBot – a Holistic Mobility Concept for the Smart City of the Future"

    The EDAG CityBot can raise mobility in urban areas to a new and sustainable level. Johannes Barckmann, EDAG CityBot Concept & Product Owner, will be highlighting what business models are made possible by self-driving robot vehicles and how they protect their occupants and other road users, for instance pedestrians, in his presentation.

    Exhibition stand

    • EDAG CityBot: The EDAG CityBot is a multi-functional, fully autonomous robot vehicle with swarm intelligence for the Smart City. Thanks to a large number of backpack and trailer modules, the EDAG CityBot can be configured as required, e.g. as a passenger cell, cargo carrier, city cleaning and waste disposal unit, or for park maintenance. In conjunction with the platform technology for the Internet of Things (IoT), the EDAG CityBot offers not only new, autonomous transport and working vehicles, but also possible new business models. More information: www.edag-citybot.com
       
    • Mobile 3D scanner for hardware testing: with the hand-held scanner, objects - even those that cannot be reached with conventional measuring devices - can be scanned and digitalised within minutes. In this way we have been breaking new ground in vehicle safety for some months now. Information on the various different applications can be found on the EDAG Tech Blog.

Leichtbau-Gipfel | Würzburg | 21.07.2020 – 22.07.2020


Dr.-Ing. Martin Hillebrecht

"Wirtschaftliche Leichtbautür für Nutzfahrzeuge"

  • Es klingt einfach und ist dennoch eine weitreichende Veränderung: Das Gewicht einer für zukünftige Gesetzesanforderungen konzipierten Tür für Fernfahrt-LKWs konnte kostenneutral um 20 % reduziert werden. Die Tür bietet einen maximalen Sichtwinkel für den Fahrer und wurde für den Fußgängerschutz optimiert.

Hannover Messe Industrie | Hannover | 13.07.2020 – 17.07.2020


 

"StaVari: Additive Fertigungsprozesse für komplexe Produkte in variantenreicher und hochfunktionaler Stahlbauweise"

  • Die EDAG Gruppe arbeitet mit neun Verbundpartnern an der Erarbeitung einer durchgängigen Prozesskette für die additive Fertigung von komplexen, variantenreichen und hochfunktionalen Produkten aus einem neuartigen hochfesten, duktilen und bezahlbarerem laseradditiven Stahlwerkstoff. Mehr dazu auf dem BMBF Gemeinschaftsstand.


 

 

WerkstoffPlus Auto | Stuttgart | 19.02.2020 – 20.02.2020


Dr.-Ing. Martin Hillebrecht

"Leichtbau in der Automobilindustrie"

Franz Lorey, Sebastian Flügel & Thorsten Junge (Fischer Hydroforming GmbH)

"Wirtschaftliche Leichtbautür für Nutzfahrzeuge"

Dr.-Ing. Martin Hillebrecht, Marius Baader (Gesamtverband der Aluminiumindustrie e.V.), Dr. Marko Gernuks (Volkswagen AG), Dr. Hans-Willi Raedt (Hirschvogel Holding GmbH) & Dr. Wolfgang Seeliger, (Leichtbau BW GmbH)

"CO2-Neutralität - was bedeutet das für die automobile Lieferkette?" (Podiumsdiskussion)

Gießen von Fahrwerks- und Karosseriekomponenten | Bad Gögging | 11.02.2020 – 12.02.2020


Sebastian Flügel, Markus Oettel (Fraunhofer IWU) & Dr. Andreas Kleine (TRIMET Automotive Holding GmbH)

"Neue hybride Fertigungsprozessketten Gießen-Generieren"

Dipl.Ing. Matthias Moser & Thomas Kretzer

"Vom Fahrzeugentwickler zum Mobilitätsgestalter und die Rolle des Gießers"

  • Gusskomponenten sind aus dem Fahrzeugbau nicht wegzudenken. Die Vorträge zeigen auf, wie die Kombination aus Gießen und additiv-generativen Verfahren im Fahrzeugbau Anwendung finden können. Weiterhin geben sie eine Antwort auf die Frage, wie viel Guss die Mobilitätskonzepte der Zukunft in Zeiten von Klimawandel und gesellschaftlichen Veränderungen ertragen und wie sich das mit den Anforderungen des autonomen Fahrens, der Digitalisierung und der E-Mobilität vereinen lässt.

     


Formnext | Frankfurt a.M. | 19.11. – 22.11.2019

 


 

"Innovative lightweight construction exhibits from partner projects on partner stands"

    • VariKa
      A scalable, updatable battery tray made of nodes and aluminium extruded profiles using additive manufacturing techniques enables production to be carried out without using devices. The quick adjustment of manufacturing processes benefits the cost-effectiveness of small batch production. The modelling of the material and joining process with regard to operational strength was explored to achieve the appropriate dimensioning of components produced using additive manufacturing techniques.
      Hall and Stand: PAiCE-Gemeinschaftsstand, Hall 12.0, Stand E84
    • CustoMat_3D
      The automotive industry needs tailor-made alloys with properties that are suitable for use in additive manufacturing. A highly ductile and very strong aluminium alloy was developed in the CustoMat_3D project. Compatible simulation tools and processing methods have been developed for this alloy. Demonstrators manufactured from the alloy, a damper tower and a wheel carrier, were exhibited at Formnext.
      Hall and Stand: FKM Sintertechnik, Hall 11.1, Stand C29 / Altair Engineering GmbH, Hall 11.1, Stand E11 / IWT - Leibniz-Institut für Werkstofforientierte Technologien, Hall 11.0, Stand D71
    • BadgeB
      A performance battery box consisting of functionally integrated AM tree nodes and aluminium extrusion profiles. The integration of the cooling supply in the tree nodes enables effective cooling of the battery modules, which are fitted with lithium condensers for high performance, allowing higher charging and discharging performances. The AM nodes were specially constructed to be ready to manufacture in order to take into account the manufacturing restrictions.
      Hall and Stand: C.F.K., Hall 12.0, Stand B12
    • StaVari
      In the StaVari research project, a general process chain for producing complex, variant-intensive components with high functionality from an innovative steel material was worked out using additive manufacturing techniques.  The partial project result that has now been presented is a heavy-duty, variant-intensive car structure with a high degree of laser additive manufacturing. The car industry presents new potentials for prototypes and small batches with high variance using metal 3D printing.
      Hall and Stand: IWT - Leibniz-Institut für Werkstofforientierte Technologien, Hall 11.0, Stand D71
    • WING3D
      The WING3D exhibit from the OptiAMix project is a finalist in the Formnext purmundus Challenge. The awards ceremony takes place on 21/11/2019.
      Hall and Stand: purmundus challenge / cirp GmbH, Halle 12.1 ,Stand E09

"Vehicles of Tomorrow 2019 - Concepts – Materials – Design" | Frankfurt a. M. | 19.11.2019 – 20.11.2019
 


Heiko Herchet

"Fail Fast – The Key to Success for Automotive Software?"

 

Johannes Barckmann

"EDAG CityBots – autonomous transport and work vehicle as mobility concept"


carhs Praxisconference AEB|AES | Memmingen | 24. - 25.09.2019


Julius von Falkenhausen

"SRD Fusion – a Framework to overcome Challenges in Validation, Testing and Development of ADAS Systems"

    • "SRD Fusion – a Framework to overcome Challenges in Validation, Testing and Development of ADAS Systems" Julius von Falkenhausen - EDAG BFFT Electronics
      • The innovative SRD Fusion Engine uses various sensor raw data to create an accurate image of the vehicle environment. With its help, the functions required for automated driving reach a high degree of maturity much faster. Static and dynamic elements in the vehicle environment are identified using RADAR, LiDAR and camera data and can be used to interpret complex situations. The SRD Fusion Engine merges the data of the different systems into a 360-degree image, tracks objects and develops a 3D grid map. Additional sensor types such as DGPS or ultrasound can be integrated into the SRD Fusion Engine. Julius von Falkenhausen presents this powerful tool: https://www.carhs.de/en/praxisconference-aeb-overview.html

IT Forum Bechtle | Leibheim | 18.07.2019
 


Jacek Burger

Artificial intelligence sees through fog

 

Materials 4.0: From theory to application | Munich | 27.06.2019


Michael Begert

FlexHyJoin - Flexible additive-free hybrid joining process for lightweight design suitable for mass production


Specialist conference metal 3D printing | Düsseldorf | 26.06.2019


Sebastian Flügel

Casting-generating: Hybrid components through new manufacturing process chains

  • Sebastian Flügel presents how you can manufacture several variants with only one die casting mould at the Metall-3D-Druck event hosted by @Süddeutscher Verlag Veranstaltungen GmbH at the GIFA 2019 in Düsseldorf. More information: http://bit.ly/2HL794l

Symposium Composites | Kaiserslautern | 26.06.2019


Stefan Caba

Fiber composites in the vehicle: A lifetime or beyond?

  • Our Project Manager Lightweight Innovations Stefan Caba impresses the participants of the Symposium on Composites with his presentation of the CO2 footprint over a vehicle's life cycle and explains that reusing large lightweight structures can make a valuable contribution to the environment. Read more about this on: http://www.fibereuse.eu/

Rapid Tech BadgeB | Erfurt | 25.06.2019

 


Richard Kordaß

Individualised product design using function-integrated AM nodes and identical parts with the example of a battery box


IABC International Automotive Body Congress | Frankfurt | 12.06.2019

 


Jörg Hölig

VariKa: A Multi-Variety, Ultra-Light, Metallic Traction Battery Carrier as a Demonstration Example of Networked Product and Production Engineering

  • Cost, performance and weight play a major role in the development of automotive components. A continuous process chain for the development of functional LAM components and a highly flexible production enable cost-effective manufacturing. How this might work is presented by Jörg Hölig, Head of Competence Center, at the International Automotive Body Congress in Frankfurt. bit.ly/2W8Apeh

     

EcoSystem High Automated Driving - EcoSysHAF | Lindau | 03.06.2019

 


Jacek Burger

Artificial intelligence sees through fog

  • Artificial intelligence sees through fog – as can our Smofod system. It can eliminate fog, smoke or smog from images in real time, and makes objects that are difficult to make out visible. This is how Smofod lays down a vital corner stone for autonomous driving. Jacek Burger presents Smofod at the "Ecosystem for Highly Automated Driving - EcoSysHAF" in Lindau.

Specialist conference “3D printing - additive manufacturing in the automobile industry" | Munich | 07./08.05.2019


Sebastian Flügel

Casting-Generating: Hybrid components through new manufacturing process chains

  • Five OEMs, innumerable new opportunities: At the conference "3D Printing - Additive Manufacturing in the Automotive Industry" on 7./8. May experts and insidersdiscuss challenges and solutions of 3D printing in the automotive industry.


Engel Lightweight Future Day | Schertberg (AT) | 07.05.2019
 


Stefan Caba

Durable Lightweight Structures for Vehicles - Composite Solutions for the Future

ATZ specialist conference "Automated Driving" | Wiesbaden | 02.04.2019


Julius von Falkenhausen

Sensor Raw Data Fusion for Testing Application in Autonomous Driving

 

  • Can you see better when it's double? Yes – subject to the correct data fusion: Julius von Falkenhausen presents a framework for raw sensor data fusion - the SRD Fusion Engine - at the ATZlive "Automated Driving" symposium. This can make a decisive contribution to accelerating the development of automated driving.

Automotive Circle Conference | Bad Nauheim | 02.04.2019
 


Richard Kordaß & Sebastian Flügel

Casting & Additive Manufacturing: Hybrid components using new production

  • How can hinge systems significantly improve pedestrian safety and lightweight construction in automotive? Richrad Kordaß presents to 200 representatives of international OEMs at the Automotive Circle Conference, how this can be achieved using additive manufacturing and innovative development methods.


Lightweight summit | Würzburg | 26.03.2019


Dr.-Ing. Martin Hillebrecht

Lightweight design makes a better car

Dr.-Ing. Martin Hillebrecht, Stefan Caba und Michael Schäfer

Lightweight construction in urban vehicles

  • Article on arena talk »lightweight design makes a better car«

    "Weight reduction is essential for increasing the range of urban eCars. Consumers will realize this when the eCars currently being developed come onto the market. Digitalisation, autonomous driving and electrification have been given top priority here. Lightweight design will have its renaissance with the second generation," says Dr.-Ing. Martin Hillebrecht at the lightweight design summit.

    Article on the talk »Lightweight construction in urban vehicles«

    SCALEbase and FibreEUse are two concepts that can be used in the implementation of #lightweight vehicles for urban use. Dr.-Ing. Martin Hillebrecht, Stefan Caba and Michael Schäfer, show how the variable platform concept and the cyclical use of a lightweight #vehicle body work the lightweight design summit held by @Automobil Industrie.

     

Landshut Leightweight Colloquium | Landshut College | 27./28.02.2019


Dr.-Ing. Martin Hillebrecht

New lightweight process chains for the vehicle of tomorrow

  • Great event: At the Landshut University of Applied Sciences within reach of the BMW Lightweight Construction Centre, our Innovation Manager Dr.-Ing. Martin Hillebrecht presents a current EDAG study on the lightweight construction potential in urban electric vehicles as a contrast to the general mainstream.

Material Plus Automobile | Stuttgart | 20.02.2019


Sebastian Flügel

Casting + Additive Manufacturing: New production process chains for hybrid components

LightHinge+: Additively manufactured lightweight hood hinge

  • Experts from science and industry discuss current and future-oriented innovation impulses and trends for the use of new materials in vehicle concepts of the future at the symposium WerkstoffPlus Auto in Stuttgart, Germany. During the conference WerkstoffPlusAuto you discover more innovations in this field at the booth of EDAG.

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