The automotive industry is innovating like never before, and new legislation is laying the groundwork for technological advancements in manufacturing that are aimed at cleaner, greener vehicles.
As we move from traditional internal combustion vehicles to electric vehicles, it is important to understand what the heat-treating industry may expect and how this transformation may create new possibilities for manufacturers, subcontractors, and heat-treaters.
This joint discussion between Linde and Nitrex will address how the automotive industry, and therefore the heat treat industry, is evolving in response to the latest technological developments in vehicle production, value-added processes/services, automated controls, and other components.
In this webinar, the speakers will discuss:
- New areas of focus for heat treating in automotive and transport vehicles – ICEs and EVs.
- How new legislation requirements are changing the heat-treating landscape.
- Real cases and examples where heat treating can benefit the transport industry.
- The importance of gas purity and atmosphere role in heat-treating applications.
ABOUT THE SPEAKERS:
Karl Sholtz is the Global Commercialization Manager of Metal Fab & Heat Treatment at Linde. He has over 10 years of production management in copper and brass alloy production. He also has 6 years of military service with the U.S. Army serving as a UH60 Black Hawk helicopter mechanic and crew member. Karl has a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering and is a Lean Six Sigma Black Belt.
Michael-Peter Graf is the Global Commercialization Manager of Heat Treatment & Additive Manufacturing at Linde. He has over 15 years of R&D and Sales experience in Metals & Glass. Michael-Peter has a B.A. International Management at FOM University of Applied Science, Munich, Germany.
Jack Kalucki is a technological advisor at Nitrex supporting industrial customers in North America and parts of Europe. He has over 30 years of experience with nitriding and nitrocarburizing process, material, and application development in demanding industries such as aerospace, automotive, defense, gears, and tooling with roles in customer service, R&D, heat treating services, and technical sales.