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Online Seminar "Weathering for the validation of car components"

Online Seminar "Weathering for the validation of car components"

In modern production, ever shorter development times up to series maturity require testing of prototypes and samples under artificially generated environmental conditions. This is of great importance in the automotive industry.

The use of environmental simulations is very complex, so imat-uve would like to give you detailed insights and understandable explanations of the requirements in the automotive industry in a practice-oriented seminar.

Under the title "Weathering for the validation of automotive components" an online seminar will be held on September 30 and October 1, 2020, divided into two sessions.

Topics of the seminar:

  • Introduction to the basics of ageing tests
  • Overview of the current status of test methods and standards for artificial and natural weathering
  • OEM-specific requirements and concepts / special features
  • Aging of plastics
  • Paint and corrosion tests
  • Possibilities of outdoor weathering

Target audience:

Managers, engineers and employees from the fields of testing, quality and development of materials and components

Click here for the agenda.

Date: 30 September & 1 October 2020

Registration fee: €490 excl. VAT*, per person
- Limited early bird discount of 20% available, only until 31 August! -
(Discount applies only to the regular price, cannot be combined with other discounts.)



30 September 2020 (afternoon, tbd, appr. 1:30 pm - 5:30 pm)
Session 1 "Basics and background knowledge"

  • Introduction to the basics of ageing processes by weathering (Hans-Willi Müller, imat-uve gmbh)
  • Characterization of different methods for fastened aging using polypropylene as an example (Prof.Dr. Ulrich Dahn, Univerity of Applied Sciences Munich)
  • Weathering and radiation tests in the automotive industry - Standards, Trends (Dr. Artur Schönlein, RAWS)
  • The measurement and impact of the surface temperature in weathering tests (Dr. Florian Feil, Atlas MTT GmbH)
  • Discussion / Q&A



1 October 2020 (morning, tbd, appr. 9:00 am - 1:00 pm)
Session 2 "OEM-specific designs of weathering tests"

  • Benchmark of OEM specifications and expectations – Product validation (Dipl.-Ing. (FH) Jan Latzko, 3platz)
  • OEM test strategies for sun simulation and climate testing (Carsten Kohn, imat-uve gmbh)
  • Coating-related approval tests and their evaluation by the example of DBL 7381 (Marco Küpper, imat-uve gmbh
  • Outdoor weathering in South Africa (Kalahari): IR-study on the distribution of temperatures in the cockpit (Malte Wienrich, imat-uve gmbh)
  • Development of practical corrosion tests (PPV 4017 = VW 96380) - How many years does the test simulate? (Dr. Christina Schmidt, Porsche AG)
  • Discussion / Q&A

The workshop will be held in German language. If you are interested in a seminar in English, please contact us by email at




The Online-Seminar "Odor in Vehicle Interiors" will be held simultaneously on 30 September (morning) und 1 October 2020 (afternoon).
If you would like to book both events, please contact us at You will receive a 50 percent discount for the second event!
(Discount applies only to the regular price, cannot be combined with other discounts.)



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