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Joining in Car Body Engineering 2020

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posted on December 09 2019

Optimize joining processes for lightweight automotive

Lightweight design is the key problematic in the automotive industry. Manufacturers seek to develop mixed material car parts to reach this goal, and using metal sheets made of aluminum rather than made of steel.

Therefore, they have to choose the right joining technology adapted to their light metal sheets. They might have to develop their welding process to be in line with the material combinations and machines used, and to keep producing parts of quality without increasing their costs.


Conference on welding technologies

Organized every year by the Automotive Circle, the Joining in Car Body Engineering 2020 conference will be held from 21 to 23 April in Bad Nauheim, Germany.

The conference targets engineers, OEM and suppliers of the automotive industry seeking innovations in efficiency, performance and applicability of joining technologies. Many subjects will be addressed to understand new concepts in joining solutions, R&D projects, and so on.


What can TRANSWELD® do about it?

Olivier Jaouen (Technical Product Manager) will attend this conference and hold a presentation on our recent improvements regarding the finite element modeling of welding technologies available with our TRANSWELD® software.

  • “Innovative advancements in the FEM simulation applied to laser welding and resistance spot welding of automotive components"
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Welding simulation as a solution

TRANSWELD® is a simulation software which allows to predict the thermomechanical behavior of an assembly during a welding process such as spot welding, laser welding, arc welding, etc.

This tool predicts defects (stresses, distortions), temperature evolution and the shape of the weld bead and allows process engineers to optimize their process.

Read more about TRANSWELD®


Simulation of laser welding process at Faurecia using TRANSWELD®

Faurecia Automotive Seating, is a leading French OEM that brings innovative solutions to automotive’s challenges. They used TRANSWELD® software to optimize their laser welding process for the assembly of seat steel components.

David Even, Process Simulation Expert at Faurecia, presented the results and capabilities of TRANSWELD® during our Transvalor International Simulation Days 2019.