DateNovember 15 - 16, 2017
JEC Automotive Forums is an international conference focusing on the use of composite materials in the automotive industry. This two-day event offers the exclusive combination of high-end technical presentations and a table-top exhibition, making for the most productive networking opportunities.
Launched in 2016, the first edition of JEC Automotive Forums took place on October 13-14, in Knoxville. With two dozen speakers from all over the world and over 210 attendees, the event presented an extensive overview of the industry through a twofold program. Covering the development of hybrid solutions, the challenges of making carbon fiber affordable thanks to technical sessions, JEC Forums also offered a variety of workshops focusing on light-weighting, CFRP failure analysis and additive manufacturing. Top-level speeches from Volkswagen Group of America, Magna Exteriors, Local Motors, and more were delivered by industry experts keen on pushing composite materials be used to their full potential in this industry.
- Wide Scale Use of Thermoplastics in the Automotive Industry
- Hybrid Structures: Multimaterial Joining Technologies
- Manufacturing Challenges of CFRP and GFRP: How Close is the Breakthrough?
- New Generation of Composite Supercars: Faster, Lighter, Stronger
Call for Abstracts
These two full days of conferences offer you the unique opportunity of sharing your knowledge about the latest advances in automotive technologies. Become a part of JEC Automotive Forums and put your research at the forefront by applying for a speaker slot in the following conference sessions.
Wide Scale Use of Thermoplastics in the Automotive Industry
- Meeting lightweight targets towards mass production
- Part integration potential of overmolding
- Sustainability: an attainable goal thanks to recycling solutions
Hybrid Structures: Multimaterial Joining Technologies
- Weld bonding: extending the life of automotive parts thanks to the best of both processes
- Increased demand for bonded structures: adhesives and sealants furthering vehicle weight reduction
- The challenge of increasingly complex repairs
- Developing special coatings for fasteners and carbon laminates to avoid corrosion issues
The Manufacturing Challenges of CFRP and GFRP: How Close is the Breakthrough?
- Affordable, scalable, and reproducible composites manufacturing
- Towards competitive solutions compared to metal alternatives
- Lowering cycle times, developing fast curing resins
New Generation of Composite Supercars: Faster, Lighter, Stronger
- Advances driven by performance goals
- Carbon fiber aesthetic: texture, color, surface
- Will the latest technological advances used in luxury cars lead to generalization for passenger vehicles?
- Carbon fiber wheels: increasing structural stiffness, saving weight
Sponsorship / Packages
Event Pricing / Admission includes lunches and networking receptions
Testimonials from JEC Forums 2016
“The Forum was very helpful and informative, which helps us work with our clients and suppliers. Internally, in our corporation, it also allows us to contribute to the automotive industry, from design to manufacturing to sales/marketing”
Richard Lin - Managing Director ALLINS USA, Inc.
“The JEC Forums Conference on automotive technology was a most productive gathering and setting. We were able to see current customers and meet potential new ones. The quality of the interactions and the presentations was very high. Detailed discussions identified multiple new opportunities. We look forward to this being an annual event.”
Tim Collins - New Business Development Manager AGY Holding Corp - USA
“As an exhibitor of a tabletop display, the communication prior to the show was effective. The show was better than I expected in venue, speaker topics and the full house of attentive attendees. There was sufficient opportunity for networking, and I have gained several promising prospects which I will be pursuing. An added bonus was meeting and getting to know the IACMI members. These “narrow focus” forums with targeted audiences are a great idea moving forward.”
Lynn Venditti - Business Development Associate Technical Fibre Products Inc. - USA
“We thought the audience was good in terms of both numbers and the quality of the attendees, and plan to participate again next year. It was a good idea to hold this in Knoxville.”
Frazer Barnes - Managing Director, ELG Carbon Fibre – UK
Survey / Results
84% of the participants found the conference content good or excellent.
94% of the audience was satisfied with the networking opportunities provided during the event.
Over 90% of the participants enjoyed the location.