Technologies for Niche Vehicle Design, Development and Manufacturing

Venue: Hethel Engineering Centre

Location: Norwich, Norfolk, United Kingdom

Event Date/Time: Sep 12, 2006
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PROGRAMME
Tuesday 12 September 2006
09.00 Registration and Coffee
09.30 Welcome and Introduction
Dave Taitt, Chairman, Hethel Engineering Centre
09.35 KEYNOTE ADDRESS
Simon Wood, Director of Engineering, Lotus
Engineering
Session 1 – Materials and Joining Technologies
Chaired by Jason Rowe, Chief Materials Engineer, Lotus
Engineering
09.45 Adhesively Bonded Automotive Structures
Bob Dorney-Smith, Head of Automotive
Structures, Hydro
10.05 The Jaguar LWV Convertible and Coupe XK Body
Design: Reviewing the Reasons for the Choice of
Materials and Processes Used in their Construction
Mark White, Chief Technical Specialist BIW,
Jaguar and Land Rover
10.25 Discussion
10.45 Morning Tea
Session 2 – Niche Manufacturing
Chaired by Clive Dopson, Managing Director, Lotus Cars
11.15 Niche Vehicles: an Overview
Dave Leggett, Editor, Just-Auto
11.35 Rapid Manufacturing
Neil Hopkinson, Lecturer, Loughborough
University
11.55 Niche Vehicle Whole Life-Cycle Management
Ian Minards, Engineering Director, Aston Martin
Lagonda
12.15 Discussion
12.35 Lunch
Session 3 – Vehicle Layout and Architecture
Chaired by Paul Pywell, Head of Project Management,
Lotus Engineering
13.35 Development of the Architecture for the Esprit
Replacement
Daryl Greig, Vehicle Architect, Lotus Engineering
13.55 Art to Part for Niche Vehicles
Paul Jaggers, Product Engineering Director,
Stadco Ltd
14.15 Discussion
14.35 Afternoon Tea
Session 4 - Vehicle Development
Chaired by Steve Swift, Head of Vehicle Engineering,
Lotus Engineering
15.05 Certification and Development of Low Volume Cars
Malin Kjelberg, Research Engineer, Chalmers
University of Technology
15.25 Driving Expertise in the Vehicle Development
Process
Neil Hannemann, Engineering Director, McLaren
Automotive Ltd.
15.45 Brake Systems for Niche Vehicles
Charles Bolton, Managing Director, AP Racing
16.05 Discussion
16.25 Closing Remarks
16.35 Close of Seminar
16.45 Factory Tour - Lotus Cars
A unique opportunity to see the
whole niche vehicle assembly
process from receipt of
chassis, to engine integration,
right through to bonding of
exterior body panels.
Places will be limited so please indicate on the
booking form whether you would like to attend.
17.45 End of Factory Tour

The Programme is subject to amendment

Venue

Hethel
Norwich
Norfolk
United Kingdom
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