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Where is the automotive market in Europe heading?
Which general global trends should you focus on and what opportunities are there for your company in the field of lightweight design?

We would like to invite you to scout out the right path to a successful automotive future together with us at the ENGEL trend.scaut 2017 on June 28th and 29th.

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June 28th | Comprehensive information & discussions

Keynote speeches and panel discussions at the Design Center Linz (Austria)
08:00 - 09:00Registration
09:00 – 09:15Welcome | Christoph Steger, CSO ENGEL HOLDING
09:15 – 10:45Global Market View
10:45 – 11:15Get Together | Coffee Break
11:15 – 13:00Future Automotive Driving and Interior Concepts
13:00 – 14:00Get Together | Lunch
14:00 – 16:00New Energy Vehicles and Future Battery Strategies
16:00 – 16:30Get Together | Coffee Break
16:30 – 18:30Lightweighting
18:30 – 22:30Evening Event
The focus is on the following questions

What are the developments in the global automobile market?
What impact will they cause to the automotive and supplier industries?
Which challenges are associated with the new technology trends?
What are the future leading drive systems?




Automotive Industry Outlook: HighlightsJustin CoxLMC Automotive
Auto 2030 - How the convergence of disruptive technology-driven trends could transform the auto industryLukas MichorMcKinsey & Company, Inc. Austria




The focus is on the following questions

What consumer behavior will determine the future of the automobile?
What is the potential of plastics in the future automobile?
What will be the future trends in design and interior concepts?




Future Interior Upgrade - Automotive interior design developmentsJörg FriedrichCar Men GmbH
How Will Autonomous Driving Change the Automotive Interiors in FutureOliver M. BeckerYanfeng Automotive Interiors
Premium Automotive Interior – A complex relationship to plastics also in the future?Per BengtssonVolvo Car Group




The focus is on the following questions

What are the different approaches in the field of e-mobility?
Will there be new concepts for fuel cell vehicles?
Does plastic have potential for the battery technology?




Hydrogen-Powered Fuel Cell Range Extender Vehicle – A Zero Emission Mobility SolutionBenjamin PesslMAGNA STEYR ENGINEERING AG & Co KG
E-Mobility Loves ChemistryJohannes SprafkeBASF
High Performance Battery Pack – Innovations for more energy density, security and longevityMarkus KreiselKreisel Electric GmbH




The focus is on the following questions

What are the successful lightweight concepts for the future?
What are the material combinations for niche products? And for premium products?
What are the future leading metal-plastic hybrid concepts?




Process Technologies Supporting Automotive Lightweighting – ENGEL perspective und future trendsPeter EggerENGEL Austria GmbH
The Right Kind of Plastic on The Correct Place in the Car – The path of lightweightness at AudiFlorian MeyerAudi AG
Metal and Metal Hybrid Based Lightweight Solutions for the Body in WhiteKarl M. Radlmayrvoestalpine Metal Forming GmbH
Trends in Automotive Plastics for Lightweight ApplicationsMatteo TerragniSABIC




June 29th | Highlights from production

Plant tours & injection moulding exhibits in our large-size machine production plant in St. Valentin (Austria)
08:00 - 09:00Registration
09:00 - 15:00Plant tours through our large-size machine production St. Valentin incl. our Centre for Lightweight Composite Technologies
ENGEL duo 1000 and ENGEL easiCell

DecoJect® - Moulding and designing in one step

One of the innovations we will be presenting on the duo 1000 is the process integration for working with DecoJect® foils: The combination of injection moulding with IMG (in-mould graining), straight from the roll to the mould. In contrast to the conventional IMD process, the formed foil remains in the mould and can be directly injected. The use of a vacuum-capable nickel bowl allows for beautifully designed grain surfaces. At trend.scaut, you will witness how efficiently the continuous process integration can produce an interior car door panel, with all its advanced product characteristics, in only 70 seconds.

The integration of MuCell® technology is another important efficiency factor. Foam injection moulding reduces the weight of components as well as the consumption of raw materials and energy, while still delivering low-warpage, dimensionally stable parts.

At trend.scaut, the exhibition application will run on an ENGEL duo 5160/1000 injection moulding machine with a roll-to-roll unit. With its competence in the area of automation, ENGEL is making a significant contribution to the high efficiency and flexibility of the procedure. An ENGEL viper linear robot and an ENGEL easix six-axis robot will be handling the components. Together with the laser station for the fine-trimming of the foil, the ENGEL easix has been integrated into an extremely compact area within an ENGEL easicell.

ENGEL elast 400 VC

Manufacturing of a hollow component using HP-RTM

In cooperation with Hennecke and KTM Technologies, ENGEL is showing samples from the automated production of a motorcycle license plate frame for the KTM 1290 Superduke R. The complex shape of the fibre-reinforced hollow component achieves a significant increase in performance, with extremely impressive weight savings of more than 60 percent compared to the current production component. As part of "Project R.A.C.E." (Reaction Application for Composite Evolution), various industry partners have made a decisive step toward the industrialisation of the so-called CAVUS technology by KTM Technologies, which will allow, in future, even complex fibre-reinforced hollow components to be manufactured using an automated high-pressure RTM process. These components can be utilised in many other integrally produced fibre-reinforced hollow components such as structural parts, or even monocoque geometries. CAVUS refers to the process chain from the production of the core and manufacturing of the preforms using carbon fibres in braided technology, to the HP-RTM process and the release of the core material.

The HP-RTM process is shown. It begins with the automated insertion of the prefabricated preform into the HP-RTM mould by a robot. Next, the ENGEL elast 400 closes the mould and the injection process begins. The dosing machine plays an important part in this. The Hennecke STREAMLINE allows for the precise and rapid injection of the raw material. The entire curing process requires only 125 seconds. The robot then removes the component from the mould.

ENGEL v-duo 1560/700 | in situ Polymerisation

From dry fibre preform to fully functionalised, thermoplastic fibre-reinforced component

In situ polymerisation of ε-caprolactam opens up new opportunities for the production of fibre-reinforced plastic parts with a thermoplastic matrix. It enables highly efficient processes and the flexible design of composite components.

Starting with dry, pre-formed reinforcement fabrics (preforms), the in-situ process combines the polymerisation and shaping processes in one injection moulding machine. Since the presentation of the first prototype machine four years ago, ENGEL has continually optimised the system components, and has developed a completely new reactive unit that can be combined with various types of ENGEL machines. In terms of technology, the new unit is also significantly different from the prototype introduced in 2012. As the first supplier in the market, ENGEL can melt and process the hard monomer as required. The advantages are a significantly shorter dwell time of the material, reduced thermal impact, and thus improved product quality.

ENGEL sees great potential for the automotive industry as well as other applications, for example in the field of technical injection moulding. In cooperation with the project partners Schöfer (Schwertberg, Austria) and Lanxess (Cologne, Germany), ENGEL is presenting the almost production-ready production cell for the manufacturing of thermoplastic fibre-reinforced components. Representative of the broad range of applications, and as an example of a load bearing structure, fibre-reinforced shovels are being produced on an ENGEL v-duo 1560/700.

We look forward to welcoming you at trend.scaut 2017 on June 28th and 29th 2017!

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