20-21 February 2019 Detroit, MI, USA

Joining in Car Body Engineering 2019

The US Network for Automotive Engineers

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20-21 February 2019 Detroit, MI, USA

Joining in Car Body Engineering 2019

The US Network for Automotive Engineers


Body shop joining technologies clearly are the key enablers in managing and realizing modern lightweight design car body concepts, which increasingly feature advanced mixed material concepts. The oft-repeated claim "The right material in the right place…” is in fact incomplete without having its proper continuation in mind: "… with the right joining technologies!”. When choosing the "right” joining technology, however, the basic constraint is to ensure the economically sound producibility of car body designs, to keep a focus on engineering solutions that put cost efficiency and flexibility aspects at the center of attention.


After a successful premiere, the second edition of the US-based Automotive Circle conference Joining in Car Body Engineering also focuses on finding and developing latest technologies. The conference aims to bring about an intensive exchange of information and networking among expert automotive engineers from OEM as well as their suppliers, providing valuable contacts and ideas to develop modern car body joining solutions tailored to the American market requirements. The platform will focus on application-oriented technical progress concerning all relevant joining technologies for series car body production.


You are interested in giving a speech at this conference? Please submit your title and abstract here.

Topics for technical papers:

  • Dimensional control in the body shop: efficient and full control of deviations; reliable simulation and prediction; robustness and process stability of technologies used
  • Reducing the number of different necessary joining technologies
  • Increasing the joining speed
  • Extending the range of applications for a given joining technology
  • Diminishing process energy consumption and footprint
  • Enabling mixed-material joining solutions for more efficient lightweight design concepts
  • Enhancing joint performance in terms of strength and durability
  • Improving related CAE processes, pertaining to both product and process development
  • Quality assurance within the production process
  • New OEM-projects

For further information, please have a look at the Call for Speakers:

Impressions 2018

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This conference was one of the best events I attended lately. I made several contacts that help me define list of the projects for near future.

Chris Michalowski
Fiat Chrysler Automobiles


Thank you very much for all the team for this very interesting, fruitful and perfectly organized conference."

Sylvain Beucher
ARO Welding Technologies

Conference Program

The conference program will be available soon. We are looking forward to your paper submission.

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Program Coordination

Andrea Huber

Andrea Huber

Automotive Circle
T +49 151 40 260 773


Conference Organization

Sarah Ehrchen

Sarah Hausmann

Senior Event Manager
Automotive Circle
T +49 511 9910-374


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for US calls: (517) 580-5887

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