Conference Program

14th Powertrain Manufacturing Conference
November 21st-22nd, 2017 | Darmstadt | Germany

Conference Program

Powertrain Manufacturing – Change Drives Progress

  • Digitization
  • Hybridization / Electrification
  • Energy Efficiency
  • Process Innovations

The 14th Powertrain Manufacturing Conference features presentations of various industry experts from different industries. Besides speakers from OEMs and suppliers, experts from machine tool and cutting tool manufacturers share their knowledge and expertise. Presentations by research institutes and software companies complete the conference's program.

Download the information brochure and program here.

Program | Tuesday, November 21, 2017

08:00 Reception, registration, breakfast
09:15 Welcoming speech
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Ralph Bruder
Vice President, TU Darmstadt
09:20 Conference opening
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Eberhard Abele
Head of Institute, PTW, TU Darmstadt
Keynote Session
09:30 The future of powertrain – The voltage is rising!
Dr. Oliver Maiwald
Senior Vice President Technology and Innovation,
Continental Automotive GmbH
10:00 Choosing between immortality and reproduction
Thomas Fellger
CEO, Iconmobile GmbH
10:30 Digital world in machine tool industry: Modern methodologies
in machine tool development and application
Dr. Dennis Korff
Head of R&D, Hyundai WIA Corp.
11:00 Coffee break, visit of the exhibition
Digitization and Industry 4.0 – From Big Data to Smart Manufacturing (I)
11:35 Advanced digitalization and analytics in manufacturing –
Big Data: asset or burden?
Dr. Matthias Weigold
12:05 Schaeffler Smart Eco System 4.0 – Potentials of
intelligent machine tool components
Gerhard Baum, Ralf Moseberg
Schaeffler Technologies AG & Co. KG
12:35 Predictive maintenance of machining centers at BMW engine manufacturing
Dr. Josep Grebner, Marco Suthe
BMW Group
13:05 Lunch, visit of the exhibition
Process Innovations in Powertrain Manufacturing
14:30 Challenging flexibility in transmission production
Dr. Wolfgang Geis-Drescher
Adam Opel AG
15:00 Additively manufactured turning tool solution for the application of
cryogenic CO2-cooling
Thomas Heep
PTW, TU Darmstadt
15:30 Gentle solutions for very hard tasks… (P)ECM technology –
More than just deburring!
Richard Keller
16:00 Conclusion and summary of day 1
Prof. Dr. Eberhard Abele
PTW, TU Darmstadt
16:15 Coffee break, visit of the exhibition
Bus transfer to PTW campus area
18:00 Evening event and get-together
Demonstrations, entertainment program and dinner
22:00 Bus transfer back to city center

Program | Wednesday, November 22, 2017

08:00 Reception, breakfast
Energy Efficiency in Powertrain Manufacturing – Potentials and Solutions
09:00 Creation of Energy Transparency
within the EU Project Twin-Control
Dominik Flum
PTW, TU Darmstadt
09:30 Value-added energy usage – from transparency to efficiency
Gerhard Fuchs
BMW Motoren GmbH
10:00 MQL – A hidden success story!
Sascha Frenzel
Bielomatik Leuze GmbH
10:30 Coffee break, visit of the exhibition
Electro Mobility and Hybridization – New Challenges Emerge
11:00 Electrification of passenger cars. Requirements for the production of
electric motor for hybrid and electric vehicles
Dr. Axel Humpert
EM-motive GmbH
11:30 Comparison of winding technologies and their feasibility for high
volume traction drive production
Dr. Florian Sell-Le Blanc
Aumann GmbH
12:00 Influence of production processes on the performance of electric drives
Alexander Meyer
FAPS, FAU Erlangen-Nürnberg
12:30 Lunch, visit of the exhibition
Digitization and Industry 4.0 – From Big Data to Smart Manufacturing (II)
13:45 Powertrain manufacturing 2017 and beyond – Outlook on analog and
digital tools of the future
Dr. Jochen Kress, Giari Fiorucci
Mapal Dr. Kress KG
14:15 Digitalization strategy at GROB-WERKE –
Solutions for the internal supply chain and the customers
Christian Lisiecki
14:45 Coffee break, visit of the exhibition
15:05 Milling 4.0 today and tomorrow – Tool wear monitoring for a reliable manufacturing process
Hubertus von Zastrow
pro-micron GmbH & Co. KG
15:35 Digital manufacturing – From vision to reality
Florian Böpple
Walter AG
16:05 Conclusion and summary of the conference
Prof. Dr. Eberhard Abele
PTW, TU Darmstadt
16:20 End of the conference