Save the date for this year’s Techtank Conference 30th November 2022!

SMART SOLUTIONS FOR A SUSTAINABLE PRODUCTION
– Applied methods and tools within stamping, forming
and its supporting processes

Julian Allwood

Prof. Julian Allwood (Click picture to go to biography on University of Cambridge website)

We are very happy to announce our Keynote speaker for Techtank Conference 2022, Professor Julian Allwood FREng, University of Cambridge, who will give a talk on Steel and aluminium in a zero emissions world.

More information on this year’s conference and registration form will be published end of September 2022. Would you like us to send you the conference invitation? Let us know by sending us an email to info@techtank.se and we will put you on the send list!

In the meantime, learn more about last year’s Techtank Conference.

 

Online

Online

Techtank Conference

30 November 2022

This year’s theme:
Smart Solutions for a Sustainable Production – Applied methods and tools within stamping, forming and its supporting processes

During Techtank Conference 2022 we will explore the area of Smart Solutions for a Sustainable Production connected to applied methods and tools within stamping, forming and its supporting processes. Be inspired by practical industrial applications and new innovations on the eve of introduction. Linked to this theme, the conference will offer lectures and Q&A with speakers, and possibility for breakout sessions with other participants.

This 7th Techtank Conference will be held in a digital format. We welcome participation
from around the world to make it a truly international conference. Join us from wherever you are located – let’s meet up online for Techtank Conference 2022!

About

About the conference

Techtank Conference has been organized since 2015, and is an annual meeting place for manufacturing and engineering companies, research institutes and other organizations that want to keep up to date with current trends in innovative manufacturing for industrial use, with focus on forming and stamping.

2022 Theme
Smart Solutions for a Sustainable Production:
– Applied methods and tools within stamping, forming and its supporting processes

During Techtank Conference 2022 we will explore the area of smart solutions for a sustainable production connected to applied methods and tools within stamping, forming and its supporting processes. Be inspired by practical industrial applications and new innovations on the eve of introduction.

Related to this theme, the conference will among other things offer:

  • Keynote presentations
  • Q&A with speakers
  • Breakout sessions with other participants

Techtank Conference 2022 – Short Facts

Date: Wednesday 30 November 2022

Time: 13.00–17.00 CET (log in from 12.30)

Venue: Online

Language: English

Theme: Smart Solutions for a Sustainable Production – Applied methods and tools within stamping, forming and its supporting processes

Fee: No participation fee, registration is required

Organizer: Techtank in collaboration with the Swedish application center Stamping and Forming Center of Excellence powered by RISE, Blekinge Institute of Technology, and Volvo Cars

Organizer

Techtank Conference is organised by Techtank in collaboration with the Swedish application center Stamping and Forming Center of Excellence powered by RISE, Blekinge Institute of Technology, and Volvo Cars.

About Techtank

Techtank (Advanced Engineering Alliance) is an industrial cluster and a regional development organisation in Blekinge, southeastern Sweden, with the task of strengthening the industry’s competitiveness. Our business is aimed at industrial and technology companies as well as industry-related companies, both small and medium-sized and large companies. We work actively and close to the companies to identify their needs, and coordinate efforts to meet the challenges – in the present and in the future. www.techtank.se

About Stamping and Forming Center of Excellence

The Stamping and Forming Center of Excellence is an application center for process development, testing and material characterization of sheet metal and multimaterials. The Center is powered by RISE – Research Institutes of Sweden. RISE is Sweden’s research institute and innovation partner, which offers unique expertise and over 100 testbeds and demonstration environments for future-proof technologies, products and services. www.ri.se

About Volvo Cars Olofström

Volvo Car Body Components (VCBC) is situated in Olofström, and delivers body components for the full range of Volvo cars assembled in Ghent and Torslanda plants, as well as Volvo’s other plants. The press shop in Torslanda plant is a part of the VCBC organisation. Manufacturing Engineering located in Olofström is working closely together with VCBC. Main processes in VCBC is stamping of sheet metal, sub-assembly of body components supported by engineering and die manufacturing within ME. www.volvocars.com

About BTH

Blekinge Institute of Technology, BTH, has a distinctive focus on the digitalisation of society and sustainability. BTH’s task is to contribute to a more sustainable societal development through higher education, research and innovation.Through international excellence, we contribute to digital and sustainable transformation. As an institute of technology, we have a responsibility and a unique opportunity to make our contribution to both regional and national competitiveness and to global sustainability. www.bth.se

Speakers

The Conference Moderators

Ingela Håkansson

Ingela Håkansson

CEO & Cluster Development Manager, Techtank

Boel Wadman

Ph.D.Phys, Focus Area Leader Manufacturing in Mobility, RISE

This year’s speakers:

Julian AllwoodProfessor Julian Allwood FREng, Professor of Engineering and the Environment, Department of Engineering, University of Cambridge
Keynote speaker!
Steel and aluminium in a zero emissions world

Julian Allwood is Professor of Engineering and the Environment at the University of Cambridge. He worked for 10 years for Alcoa, prior to developing an academic career, initially at Imperial College, and from 2000 in Cambridge. In parallel with developing new manufacturing technologies for metals, he has built up a research group looking at environmental systems and production. From 2009-13 he held an EPSRC Leadership Fellowship, to explore ‘material efficiency’ as a climate mitigation strategy – delivering material services with less new material. This led to publication in 2012 of the book “Sustainable Materials: with both eyes open” which can be read online at www.withbotheyesopen.com, listed by Bill Gates as one of his top six reads of 2015.  A revised edition “Sustainable Materials: without the hot air” has now been released.

Julian’s research group of around 25 people, with connections to several other universities in the UK and internationally, has three main areas of activity:

  • Whole Systems Analysis and visualisation of energy, material and natural resource systems – including the interactions between the energy, land, water, bulk and critical material systems, at different geographical scales.
  • Material Demand Reduction – identifying the technical and business potential for material demand reduction in key sectors, gathering case study evidence of greater material efficiency in practice, and exploring present and future business and policy contexts. Current activities are focused on the construction, steel, clothing and automotive sectors
  • Novel Material Processes – developing novel processes to produce efficient components in low volumes, to minimise process scrap and to enable material re-use prior to destructive re-cycling.
Shafiqul IslamShafiqul Islam, Senior Lecturer, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Blekinge Institute of Technology
Modeling failure under complex load cases in sheet metal forming FE-simulation and its contribution to digital twins
State of the art FE-simulation models used in sheet metal forming have shown great success in designing automotive parts by reducing development cycle time and need for rework. With the increased complexity of automotive components design imposed by need for competitive aesthetics, light weight, availability of new materials, it is now necessary, more than ever to use the formability of the materials close to their limit. Accurate FE-models that can account for complex load cases like non-linear strain paths, stretch-bending etc. is a priori to take on this challenge. The researchers in the sheet metal forming group at BTH are currently working on this challenge. Further, developing strategy for using advanced FE-models and metamodels towards digital twins for systematic product development and quality assessment.
Lander GaldosDr Lander Galdos, Faculty of Engineering, Mondragon University

Hot stamping of high strentgh aluminium alloys. Lightweitghing of real automotive bumper
Hot stamping is widely used in the automotive industry to produce lightweight body structures with high crash properties. Global warming and the emerging of EV vehicles demand a further light-weighting of current cars and new process developments are needed to decrease the global weight of the vehicles and reduce the Co2 emissions.

In this regard, hot stamping of high strength aluminium alloys is under study in different laboratories and universities all over the world. In this technical talk, all the steps needed for the wholistic development of the aluminium hot stamping process for the manufacturing of a real bumper are explained. Crash and corrosion test results are shown proving that the new technology is appropriate to produce very lightweight components and structures. The work allows to understand the role of different process parameters and to define the lay-outs of aluminium hot stamping lines.

More speakers will be presented shortly!

Schedule

This year’s schedule will be announced shortly.

Register

Techtank Conference 2022 will be held online 30 November 2022.
Participation at this year’s Techtank Conference is free of charge, but registration is required.

To register, please fill in the form below by 23 November 2022 the latest.

Closer to the conference, you will receive specific information on how to join/log on to the online conference via the event platform Hopin.

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    Contact

    Techtank
    Innovation Park, Vällaregatan 30
    SE-293 38 Olofström Sweden

    E-mail: info@techtank.se

    CONTACT PERSON:

    Karin Andersson
    Project Manager & Communications Manager
    karin.andersson@techtank.se
    +46 (0)76 861 27 44