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3D Printing in the Automotive Industry: How It Will Benefit Your Business Power

As manufacturers in the Automotive Industry make key decisions about how to become leaner and more competitive, they are implementing Additive Manufacturing as the technology to transform their future. The integration of additive processes into day-to-day workflow, from initial design through manufacturing processes, have changed the way that an entire industry works. These companies aren’t just the OEMs suppliers and manufacturers of all types and sizes are utilizing 3D printing to advance their productivity in every aspect of their business.

In this presentation, attendees will learn how 3D printing is driving innovation, improving efficiency with quick design iterations, and integration of low cost, quickly built manufacturing tools on the shop floor. Increasing the productivity of workers as well as their safety is another aspect of how additive manufacturing has a positive impact. We will talk about how advancement in materials are affecting the widening use of 3D printing throughout different departments, and having an effect on the bottom line of business.

3D printing is keeping companies in the game by minimizing the time to get to market more rapidly, at a lower cost and with less mistakes all important to have when design cycles are shortening and where more frequent product introductions are necessary in a highly competitive industry. We will share stories of these companies, including SEMA manufacturing members, with you. Join us as we explore what is happening today, and how the future will be affected, as additive manufacturing expands in your industry.

This event will take place Monday, November 4, 2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

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Racing and Performance Forum: Keeping Technology at the Forefront

Racing technologies and performance products are critical to the continued relevance and innovation within the SEMA community for both traditional members as well as next-generation performance businesses, enthusiasts and fans. Racing and high-performance cars are central to the future of vehicle electrification and bringing advanced motorsports technologies to the street. SEMA manufacturers need to pay attention to the latest racertainment trends that balance racing and entertainment, as well as performance developments in electric powertrains and drive-by wire systems. Members attending this forum will hear directly from a full grid of frontline leaders, experts and drivers on the latest technologies and innovations being used in racing and adapted to production, as well as the direction, relevance and importance of motorsports and technology to the future of the performance industry.

This event will take place Tuesday, November 5, 1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.

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Advanced Vehicle Technology: Practice, Policy and Challenges

Advanced vehicle technologies are changing how cars are designed, developed, serviced and customized. SEMA manufacturers, distributors and installers are facing increasing challenges today and in the coming years as vehicles become more complex due to assisted, connected and automated driving technologies, as well as demographic, regulatory, social and environmental pressures. Horsepower and hardware are being matched with computing power, sensors and software. New market segments are being created in ADAS, safety performance, vehicle emissions, electronics, connected, and automated driving. This panel session will focus on the practices, challenges, policies and product liability considerations you need to know to grow and prosper in the evolving performance aftermarket.

This event will take place Wednesday, November 6, 10:15 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.

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Automotive 4.0: New Technologies. New Opportunities

Advanced vehicle technologies are changing how cars are designed, developed, manufactured, customized, sold, serviced and owned. We are witnessing one of the most fundamental shifts in the history of the automotive industry. New vehicle technologies from ADAS to autonomy, as well as additive and 3D printing manufacturing processes, combined with demographic, regulatory, social and environmental pressures are driving the shift to Automotive 4.0 Cars and trucks will grow smarter and cooler with connected vehicle systems, high-efficiency engines, vehicle electrification, increased personalization and safety performance. This Forum will bring together leading technology experts to discuss how SEMA Members can compete in today's rapidly evolving market segments as well as understand and leverage new aftermarket growth opportunities and the latest product development, generative design and manufacturing technologies. Welcome to the future of performance. Welcome to Automotive 4.0.

This event will take place Wednesday, November 6, 1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.

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Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) Forum: Next-Gen Safety Performance

Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) are active and passive safety performance technologies developed to automate vehicle systems for safer driving. Electronic Stability Control (ESC) was one of the first ADAS technologies deployed and regulated in global vehicle markets. Leading SEMA companies customize with confidence and ensure compliance by knowing how ADAS and the latest safety performance technologies are impacting their products, installations and businesses. Many ADAS systems are already onboard the most popular vehicles being modified by SEMA Members. If you want to ensure your aftermarket products and modifications can be successfully integrated with the latest factory-installed ADAS technologies as well as comply with functional, system and federal motor vehicle safety regulations, then this Forum is for you. This briefing will discuss the new business opportunities for passive aftermarket ADAS products, as well as the challenges SEMA Members are encountering due to ADAS technologies and identify potential resources, practices, tools and approaches required to develop solutions.

This event will take place Thursday, November 7, 1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.

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