When 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM Apr 24, 2020
Where Virtual
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MMS-sponsored webinar with Ford

Garrett Huff (BSE/MSE '13)
Ford Manufacturing Research

We’ll go over a brief overview of how vehicle volume & body architecture can impact material selection.  We will then take a deep dive on body structures and joining strategy on both the current Ford F-150 and Explorer.  We’ll walk through what the joining implementation plan and what type of work is required to launch a new technology and a new supplier.  Lastly, we’ll cover what future aluminum development looks like.

Garrett Huff bio
I studied at U-M from 2008-2013, and finished with both my Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Materials Science. I worked for Prof. Jones and Laine, and in my spare time, was the controls designer and driver for the Formula SAE team through 2011.

After finishing my studies, I started my career as a contract engineer working at Ford within the Manufacturing Research department.  I focused on composite and mixed-material joining, and I was eventually hired into Ford to work on mechanical joining technologies. Over the years, I have acquired 10 patents and co-authored several publications.