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AEE: "Ideas and solutions at the highest level"

KIRCHHOFF Automotive presented innovations for lightweight construction at the Automotive Engineering Expo (AEE) in Nuremberg on June 4 and 5, 2019. The AEE is a knowledge and education platform for engineering specialists in the automotive and supplier industries that focus on the entire body construction process chain.

Leading OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturer) and OES (Original Equipment Supplier) experts were involved in the development of the AEE supporting program, which this year focused on ‘Digital development and flexible production of new lightweight body structures’. The product innovations presented by us at the joint stand of the Automotive Center Südwestfalen (acs) focused on crash safety, lightweight construction and economy.

An exhibition highlight was a scalable lightweight battery housing made of steel and aluminum for electrically powered vehicles. We used a weight-optimized B-pillar as an example to show how lightweight construction can be economically implemented for the series production of body components.

Christoph Wagener (Vice President Research and Product Development) is pleased with the fair: "AEE 2019 once again lived up to its claim as a trade fair for the bodywork process chain. Leading suppliers presented many innovative ideas and solutions at the highest level to the specialists of the body industry".

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