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The 6th Global Automotive Lightweight Materials Europe (April 25th-27th, 2017, UK) will focus specifically on the latest advancements in materials, including metals, composites and thermoplastics, reliable joining methods & new solutions for lightweighting of structural parts and components, as well as lightweighting that is specific to conventional and electric vehicle ranges.
Our improved 2017 programme will deliver industry-leading expertise into key new areas and will offer unique insight into the strategic and practical considerations to drive quality and cost effectiveness across lightweight vehicle lines.
6 NEW FEATURES FOR 2017:
MATERIAL SELECTION STRATEGIES & MUTLI MATERIAL ARCHITECTURES: Review practical OEM case studies to understand material selection and implementation philosophies that allowed OEMs to achieve considerable weight and costs savings
LIGHTWEIGHTING OPPORTUNITIES OF STRUCTURAL PARTS, COMPONENTS, ENGINE AND POWERTRAIN: Explore new materials, weight reduction opportunities and design methodologies driven by the changing vehicle manufacturing landscape
INNOVATIVE JOINING TECHNOLOGIES: Review new joining methods for metals to composites, metals to metals and plastics to metals to evaluate their high volume feasibility and potential cost savings
USE OF COMPOSITES, THERMOPLASTICS, GLASS FIBER AND OTHER NEW MATERIALS FOR WEIGHT REDUCTION: Learn about the manufacturing developments of new material processes to explore areas for their applications in new vehicle models
LIGHTWEIGHTING FOR ELECTRIC VEHICLE RANGES: Explore opportunities for lightweighting across new electric vehicle ranges
MATERIAL PRODUCTION METHODS: Review developments in material production methods, including injection molding, RTM, high pressure die casting, and others to understand how they drive cost reduction across multi material designs
Last updated: 02 February 2017