The digital and electric transformation is coming to the automotive industry—and it’s coming fast. How should manufacturing companies prepare for this? And which production solutions are most geared towards the future? Renowned experts will provide answers to these questions, and more, at the 2019 EMAG Technology Forum to be held on May 15 and 16 in Salach, Germany. Participants can expect an innovative event format that allows plenty of time for practical application examples.
According to estimates by the German National Platform for Electric Mobility (NPE), about 100 different models of electric vehicles will be available by 2020—and that’s only German manufacturers! What’s more: In the NPE’s optimistic scenario, by 2025 Germans could be buying 3.1 millions of these vehicles. What do these figures mean to automotive manufacturing companies and which (networked) manufacturing solutions will they need in the future? “This is a concern for many of our customers and partners,” says Friedemann Lell, Managing Director of EMAG Salach GmbH. “That’s why we’ve decided that everything at this year’s EMAG Technology Forum on May 15 and 16 will revolve around the megatrends of “digitalization” and “e-mobility”. We will cover a huge range of subjects and place particular emphasis on practical application and concrete solutions. This is where science and practice converge.”
The event dares to take a comprehensive look into the future—and relies on creative and innovative formats to achieve this. Each day starts off with a presentation by a renowned keynote speaker. On May 15 Prof. Matthias Klingner, Head of the Fraunhofer Institute for Transportation and Infrastructure Systems, will talk about “Low-Emission Zones and Diesel Bans—Opportunities for an E-mobile Future?” On the second day, Prof. Stefan Bratzel, Director of the Center of Automotive Management, will broach the issue of “Tomorrow’s Mobility—Connected Cars.” Following these, there will be parallel sessions with a variety of expert presentations. Participants can choose between events in the areas of “Digitalization,” “Innovative Manufacturing Technologies” and “Manufacturing Solutions.” The topics will, for example, address the business potential of electric motor parts, novel processes such as additive manufacturing and complete machining based on multi-technology solutions. You will find complete descriptions of all presentations and discussions on EMAG’s website.
Themed Area and Live Demonstrations
Information regarding the corresponding machine manufacturing solutions and practical examples of applications can also be found in the “themed area”—this is the name EMAG has given to a large exhibition area that will be set up in the newly-built factory hall in Salach. Everything at the various booths will revolve around e-mobility, industry 4.0, virtual reality, manufacturing systems, new processes, electric motor and hybrid engine manufacturing, as well as, specific component solutions. Moreover, participants will be able to experience many EMAG machines live and running—from pick-up turning centers to multi-technology machines, all the way to electro-chemical machining.
Testing the New Generation of Electric Cars
“We try to address the very many facets of the major transformation in car production,” explains Friedemann Lell. “That’s why, on the one hand, we focus on the question of what potential novel electric motor components offer and how the supplier industry is changing along with it. On the other, we will show how you can manufacture precisely these workpieces efficiently—even if it involves small to medium batch sizes. We are really looking forward to the event on May 15 and 16 and are excited about the feedback we will receive.”
By the way: Machinery manufacturers from southern Germany have something special in store: Following the motto “Whoever wants to understand e-mobility must experience it first-hand,” we will have the newest generation of electric cars available for test drives on both days.
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What will tomorrow’s (electro)mobility be like and what production solutions will be required? Experts and live demonstrations at the EMAG Technology Forum will provide some answers. Participants can expect an exciting program revolving around things like “connected cars,” “industry 4.0,” “3-D printing,” “manufacturing solutions for electric motors” and much more. Interested? Register here today.