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    Check out the Automotive events calendar for 2017

    06-07 November 2017 Bad Nauheim, Germany

    The automotive industry has a responsibility, as companies can only survive if they act sustainably. Whereas it is of course equally vital to keep boosting the efficiency of manufacturing processes, another important central element is the increasing use of products that are both lightweight and resource-friendly. And all this against the background of high quality demands from customers. In car body painting, this means, in particular, that the industry must concentrate on the responsible use of natural resources. The demand therefore focuses on pioneering activities along the entire process chain, including suppliers, the equipment, process materials, process control and manufacturing routines.

    The Car Body Painting conference, held annually by the Automotive Circle, provides in-depth insights into the latest technical developments along the entire body painting process chain.

    As in previous years, the leading European network of automotive engineers will be meeting in Bad Nauheim to discuss the very latest developments and forthcoming challenges for surface treatment in car manufacturing. Experts will illustrate and define the fundamental requirements for a radical design of sustainable paint shops.

    5th SCT - 18-22 June 2017 - Amsterdam-Schiphol

    Bringing the automotive, supplier and steel industries together’ is one of the two goals behind SCT 2017. This motto reinforces what the modern steel industry is all about: partnerships across value chains being made up of industry, research and development professionals.

    The second motto of SCT 2017 is: ‘Future trends in steel development, processing technologies and applications’. The ability to steadily innovate one of the traditional and most innovative materials for industrial use is reflected in the increasing amount of steel being consumed across the world. Steel delivers a lot of solutions for solving such future global challenges as living and mobility in megacities or the preservation of material resources due to steel’s excellent possibilities for recycling.

    19th Global Car Body Benchmarking Conference - 17-19 October 2017 Bad Nauheim, Germany

    It is the most important international benchmarking conference for car bodies in series production:

    • HANDS-ON

    It is where the global elite of car body engineers meet to benchmark car body development, performance and production of the most recently launched series vehicles from all over the world.

    With detailed technical presentations, the OEM engineers who were involved in the development of the presented car bodies explain their construction, material and production concepts and subsequently answer your questions directly at the corresponding car body exhibit. Generally, these exhibits can be fully inspected by all conference participants during the three conference days. The same is true for the respective full vehicles, which will also be on display.

    Further to that, the standardised EuroCarBody car body benchmark data will be available to all delegates as part of the conference proceedings, providing detailed information on weights, material, parts, joining technologies as well as production data of all car bodies presented.

    SurCar - 29/30 June Cannes

    SURCAR is where experts meet and exchange on all aspects of car body finishing (manufacturing, assembly, surface treatment and coating).


    26-27 September 2017 Bad Nauheim, Germany

    Press plant, tool shop, foundry: Advancing efficiency and quality in car body part series production


    That probably best describes the core demand encountered in the industrial car body part production in the press plant and tool shop. The precise realisation of often challenging design specifications, using modern lightweight materials, shorter development times, higher production flexibility, all that under strict cost constraints and ‘ideally’ in close collaboration with subsequent production subsections – these are the requirements you have to fulfil as an automobile engineer in car body part production.

    The world's largest motor show, the IAA, starting on the 14th of September, will showcase the latest trends in cars and mobility. The show's slogan of “Future now” focuses on the megatrends of connected and automated driving, electric mobility and the urban mobility concepts of tomorrow. A large number of world premieres and innovations will be unveiled and Tata Steel will be exhibiting as part of the New Mobility World Hall.

    20. und 21. September 2016, Aachen Germany 

    This conference is for experts in the field of body development, materials and production technologies, the international event is an established forum for professional exhange.

    Am 20. und 21. September finden am Institut für Kraftfahrzeuge (ika) der RWTH Aachen University die Aachener Karosserietage 2016 statt. Für Experten auf dem Gebiet der Karosserieentwicklung, der Material- und Produktionstechnologien bildet die internationale Veranstaltung ein etabliertes Forum für den fachlichen Austausch. Referenten namhafter Unternehmen und Institutionen bieten einen Ausblick auf Strategien und Visionen in der Karosserieentwicklung und präsentieren die neuesten Fahrzeugkarosserien sowie deren Komponenten. Erfahren Sie mehr

    Tata Steel zeichnet hier die besten möglichkeiten von HyperForm® Stähle. Die für die Automobilindustrie entwickelten HyperForm® Stähle von Tata Steel zeichnen sich durch eine deutlich höhere Umformbarkeit als vergleichbare Standardstähle aus. Das verbesserte Umformverhalten sorgt für eine stabile Verarbeitung und kann die Ausschussrate im Presswerk senken. Gleichzeitig ermöglicht es, komplexerer Bauteilgeometrien sowohl für AHSS- als auch für Umformstähle. Erfahren Sie mehr (Auf Englisch).  

    27-28 September 2016, Bad Nauheim, Germany  

    The conference annually aims at presenting and discussing newest process technologies and innovative applications relating to industrial car body part production, assembling its globally leading network of expert car body engineers in Bad Nauheim, Germany. Find out more.

    With a presentation by Matthijs Toose, Scientific Fellow Surface Technology, Tata Steel will contribute to a special focus session of presentations during the conference, which addresses the formability of specific outer skin steel grades, and how the forming process influences their surface quality. The presentation will elaborate on the key parameter to define an improved finish after stamping in comparison to conventional exposed grades, a targeted parameter window of a waviness requirement in connection to existing requirements for roughness (Ra) and peak count (Pc) and the future need to develop new surface textures (further to EDT) to meet customer demands for final paint finish on hot dipped galvanised steel.

    At the exhibition Tata Steel will showcase latest full finish steel products for car body panels, including DX57-GI HyperForm®, MagiZinc® Auto, Serica®.

    18-20 October, hall 5 stand 5316 Wolfsburg, Germany

    The International Suppliers Fair (IZB), hosted by Volkswagen is aimed at all automotive industry suppliers and has a prominent reputation in international professional circles. In 2014, the organisers of the eighth IZB recorded a total of 51,000 visitors to the fair held on the exhibition grounds of the Wolfsburg Allerpark, which has an overall area of 36,000 m2. 821 exhibitors from 29 nations took advantage of the trade fair to showcase their products and innovations.

    The IZB represents the entire automotive value chain. Amongst key areas of the IZB are:

    • Metal and Lightweight Construction | Car Body Construction

    • Chassis | Assemblies | Drive Control

    • Development

    • Assembly and Joining Technology

    Find out more

    Tata Steel will exhibit for the first time at the IZB, showcasing multiple automotive steel products from strip to advanced automotive steels. Receive latest insights and discover innovations like XPF, HyperForm® ,MagiZinc® Auto, Serica®

    18-20 October, Bad Nauheim, Germany 

    From 18th to 20th October, EuroCarBody 2016, the 18th Global Car Body Benchmarking Conference, once again offers the most important forum for defining and discussing the state of the art in modern series car body engineering. The international elite of automotive car body engineers meets again in Bad Nauheim to examine the development, performance and production processes for car bodies of new series models planned for the European market. Find out more

    Tata Steel will exhibit with new innovations on XPF and HyperForm®. More information on these topics will follow soon. 


    If you would like to have more information on our upcoming webinars or you would like to receive an invitation, please contact us via connect.automotive@tatasteel.com.

    We will update our webinar programme as soon as possible.