Free-to-Attend Technology Demonstration Area

The Technology Demonstration Area features technical papers and product demonstrations from Engine Expo + The Powertrain Technology Show. The Demo Area stage is situated on the exhibition floor and it’s free for all exhibition pass holders to attend. Simply find an empty chair and sit down to enjoy as many presentations as you wish.

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Day 1: Tuesday May 21


Metal injection molding of high-temperature components in the automotive industry

Dr Johannes Maurath
Research and development engineer
MIMplus Technologies GmbH & Co KG
The MIM process is a well-established manufacturing method for the serial production of complex, high-precision metal components. It allows for processing a wide range of different materials, ranging from tool steels to stainless steels and high-temperature materials like nickel- or cobalt-based alloys. The great freedom in design and choice of materials makes MIM very attractive for automotive applications. This talk focuses on the manufacturing of MIM components that are situated in the 'hot zones' of conventional vehicles, like directly in the combustion engine or the exhaust system. Ni-based alloys demonstrate ideal properties for these high-temperature applications.


HyperHybrid: low-cost electrification

Martin Graz
Obrist Powertrain GmbH
The HyperHybrid, a series hybrid powertrain solution, represents a way not only to enable OEMs to reach emission targets but also to step in front as the leader in low-cost electrification solutions. HyperHybrid combines electric driving comfort with unlimited range at maximum efficiency and affordable costs. The HyperHybrid powertrain features an ultra-compact combustion engine (Zero Vibration Generator) boasting unmatched efficiency, a high-power, low-cost battery (HV Li-ion) based on 18,650 commodity cells, and integrated thermal management covering the complete powertrain and passenger cabin.


Pioneering temperature mapping for critical automotive components

Dr Solon Karagiannopoulos
Instrumentation engineer
Sensor Coating Systems
Sensor Coating Systems (SCS) has developed a new temperature mapping technology used in the aerospace, power generation and automotive industries. The technology is based on smart-memory luminescent materials which are applied as coatings on the surface of industrial components. When the coating is exposed to high temperatures its structural properties permanently change. The maximum exposure temperature can then be inferred by studying the material luminescence. High-resolution thermal maps are created by mapping the temperature on the 3D CAD model of the component. The data is primarily used to validate new designs in the engine development process.


The Ogunmuyiwa Engine Cycle for gasoline and diesel engine applications

Dapo Ogunmuyiwa
Ogunmuyiwa Motorentechnik GmbH
In the current climate of diesel vehicle bans in certain cities, and cutbacks in long-term diesel vehicle programs, the question arises whether this is the end of diesel engines for passenger car applications. In general, IC engines will need to have robust EU6/EU7/RDE emissions performance to have a chance of survival in the medium-term future. Although current diesel engines appear to have reached their limits in respect of achieving this task, the Ogunmuyiwa Engine Cycle takes a fundamentally different approach to combustion, providing the scope for further improvements in emissions for spark-ignition and diesel engines.


NVH testing and simulation of EV/HEV powertrains

Guillaume Cousin
Product manager
Development of electric vehicle (EV) and hybrid electric vehicle (HEV) powertrains opens an unexplored field of noise and vibration challenges. Although they are quieter than ICE (internal combustion engines), the main EV or HEV propulsion motors play a major role in the overall sound. Their vibroacoustic behavior can be electromagnetic, mechanical or aerodynamic, and can be assessed and improved using the appropriate technology. Electromagnetic noise, vibration and harshness (E-NVH) therefore require a wide scope of dedicated skills and high-end tools: from simulation to testing. Learn all about it in this presentation.

Day 2: Wednesday May 22


3D printing trends in rapid manufacturing for the automotive industry as experienced by HLH Prototypes

James Murphy
Vice general manager
HLH Prototypes
3D printing is everywhere these days: articles, social media, mergers, buyouts, emerging 3D printing technologies – it is the future of manufacturing today. But just because it is everywhere, does that mean that you should jump on board with your project? HLH does a lot of rapid prototyping and low-volume manufacturing projects for the automotive world using traditional rapid prototyping technologies and newer 3D printing additive manufacturing technologies. This presentation will offer some examples – based on HLH's experience – of the rapid manufacturing project trends the company is seeing in the automotive industry.


Nostrum water injection system

Sam Barros
Director of engineering
Nostrum Energy
Nostrum will be showcasing a full water injection system for on-road, off-road, stationary and research engine applications. Nostrum water injection systems provide knock mitigation, octane on demand and NOx management for performance, efficiency or commercial engine applications. Nostrum’s vehicle-integrated water injection system relies on a proprietary standalone water injection controller and water injection control strategies. The water injection firing events can be tied to the fuel injector firing events or controlled by more conventional crank-angle-based injection control strategies, allowing water injection to be adapted to virtually any engine application.


Powder metallurgy for automotive applications: status, perspectives, innovation by additive manufacturing

Bruno Vicenzi
Technical manager
European Powder Metallurgy Association (EPMA)
Powder metallurgy (PM) is a reliable source of parts for automotive applications (worth „1¤76bn in Europe). Metal powders compacted and densified into net-shaped, high-tolerance metal parts, from small lots to millions, often represent the optimal solution. The use of powders facilitates the race toward innovation: PM will be an important technology with the foreseen rise of electric vehicles and the need for functional materials for energy storage and conversion. Metal additive manufacturing techniques offer new chances for disruptive product design and will play a key role in the car of the future.

International Engine of the Year Awards 2019
14:00 - 15:20

Day 3: Thursday May 23


Novel pump solutions

Gerald Feichtinger
Head of fluid mechanics and test
Bitter GmbH
Pumps are necessary in vehicles driven by combustion engines or electric drives. Efficiently regulated ancillary components, such as pumps, are important to meet emission targets or extend range. The presentation discusses this and introduces two novel solutions for centrifugal and rotary vane pumps.


Ultra-low NOx combustion in Z-engine

Timo Janhunen
Aumet Oy
Combustion in the Z-engine offers ultra-low NOx with no aftertreatment needed: no particulates or particulate filter, very high part-load efficiency, very high expansion ratio – 1:21, a two/four-stroke engine, and fully controlled HCCI combustion up to 35 bar bmep.


MIM - an innovative solution for complex manufacturing parts

Senthil Siva
Account manager
Indo-MIM Pvt Ltd
Metal injection molding is an innovative manufacturing technology that is gaining wide acceptance in the automotive industry for small, complex metal parts in steel and high-performance alloys. The presentation gives an introduction to MIM technology. It will also explain how a complex part can be manufactured in a simple and cost-effective way, and what could be an ideal MIM part and its applications in automotive industries. It will also present some case studies and a comparison with conventional technologies and new materials that could open up a wide range of applications.


Hebei Metal – company introduction and technical innovation of casting products

Martin Zhao
Hebei Metals & Engineering Products Trading Co Ltd
Hebei Metal is a pioneer of export castings in Hebei Province, China. After many years of development, we have gradually shifted from a supplier of products to providing technical services to customers, including product design, simulation, and material and process suggestions. The main purpose of these is to reduce costs for customers by optimizing processes.

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