This will be the seventh seminar in this field organized by Swerea KIMAB since the start 2000. The previous seminars were all a great success with more than 70 participants from all over the world. This is first time the seminar is organized in USA.

Program: June 5, 2018
Corrosion Testing of Automotive Materials

12.30 –13.30  Registration and Lunch: Finger Food

13.30–13.40  Opening and welcome

13.40–14.20 Continuous improvement of the automotive corrosion protection system
Kathy Minnich, Ford Motor

14.20–15.05 Overview of accelerated corrosion testing
Dominique Thierry, French Corrosion Institute

15.05–15.30 Challenges and uncertainties in running today’s automotive test methods in real world laboratories
Sean Fowler and Andy Francis, Q-Lab Corporation

15.30–15.55 Problems associated with corrosion test control and correlation using conventional mass loss steel coupons
Ullrich Haus and Mark. J. Yergin, GM Corrosion Engineering and Labs

16.55–16.30 Coffee

16.30–16.55 Assessment of the worldwide corrosivity in road environment
Bo Rendahl, Swerea KIMAB

16.55–17.20 Corrosion testing vs. various corrosion issues in the automotive context
Mats Ström, Volvo Car Corporation

17.20–17.45 Corrosion and corrosion protection in multimaterial construction with CFRP
Carolina Schneiker, Swerea KIMAB

End of day 1

19.00 Dinner

Program June 6, 2018
Surface Treatment and Corrosion Aspects of Materials used in the Automotive Industries

09.00–09.25 Corrosion of aluminum alloys for automotive applications
Yudie Yuan, Novelis

09.25–09.40 Corrosion of aluminum 7xxx alloys for automotive structures
Robert Ramage, Hydro

09.40–10.05 Zagnelis (ZnAlMg) Material & corrosion performance for automotive
Rich Clausius, ArcelorMittal

10.05–10.30 Fatigue corrosion of multimaterial concept
Nathalie LeBozec, French Corrosion Institute

10.30–11.15 Coffee

11.15–11.40 Lightweighing and the future paint shop: Corrosion challenges of mixed substrates
Peter Votruba-Drzal, PPG Industries

11.40–12.05 Corrosion inhibition with the silane-based thin-film pre-treatment technology
Michael Deemer, Chemetall

12.05–12.30 Analysis of zirconium-based thin-film pre-treatments on 6000-series aluminum alloys
Niamh Hosking Ford Motor

12.30–12.55  Corrosion Testing of Welded Austenitic Stainless Steel, a Challenge
Annika Zieseniss, Volvo Car Corporation

12.55–13.20 Strategy to characterize the performances of martensitic stainless steel for automotive structure – Optimization of the surface
Clément Boissy Saghi Saedlou, Coralie Parrens, Jesse Paegle, Aperam

13.20 End of Seminar

 Program as PDF


Holiday Inn Detroit Metro Airport
8400 Merriman Rd.
Romulus, MI 48174
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Registration fee includes coffee, lunch and dinner: 275 US Dollar.

Link to registration. Please register no later than April 25, 2018.