WHO SHOULD ATTEND
Meet Decision Makers From:
- Local and International OEMs
- Tier 1 Suppliers
- Material Suppliers
With The Following Job Titles:
Technical Directors, General Managers, Department Managers, Senior Engineers, Senior Specialists, Technical Specialists, Senior Researchers from...
- Self Piercing Rivets
- New Technologies
- Sheet Metal
- Manufacturing Engineering
- Project Engineering
- Product Engineering
- Lightweight Engineering
- Operations/R&D Centers
- Welding Suppliers(Ultrasonic Welding, Laser Welding)
- Bonding Suppliers
- Fastening Suppliers (SPRs)
- Adhesive Suppliers ....
- Forming Technology Suppliers
- Coatings/ Corrosion Protection
- Component Suppliers
- Additive Manufacturing For Vehicle Components/DMLS
- Steel Suppliers
- Aluminum Suppliers
- Magnesium Suppliers
- Advanced Composite Suppliers(I.E. Carbon Fiber Composites)
- Recycling/Scrap Metal
OEM-LED EXPERT SPEAKER FACULTY INCLUDES:
Body SMT Innovation
Materials Engineering Surface Treatment and Paint
Volvo Group Trucks Technology
Head of Metallic Materials Engineering
FCA US LLC
Group Leader - Advanced Steel Technology, Manufacturing Research Department, R&A Engineering
R&D Leader for Joining
Honda Engineering North America, Inc.
Manager, Advanced Materials and Mechanics
Deere & Company
GSSLT Leader Underbody Structure
Aluminum Technology Supervisor
4th Lightweight Vehicles Manufacturing Summit 2017
Global Automotive Lightweight Materials Series
NEW AND IMPROVED 4TH EDITION OF LIGHTWEIGHT MANUFACTURING SHOW
Recently finalized standards from the EPA and NHTSA are set to lower CO2 emissions by approximately 1.1 billion metric tons and save $170 billion in fuel costs while spurring manufacturing innovation.
So the need to innovate lightweight manufacturing is even more pressing.
With this regulatory shift now also including medium and heavy-duty vehicles, the whole US automotive industry is now preparing to deliver significant change in terms of vehicle design, and therefore manufacturing.
Focused specifically on the latest advancements in manufacturing techniques, tools and processes for lightweight vehicles, this year's event delivers unique insight into the strategic and practical considerations to drive throughput, quality and cost effectiveness across lightweight vehicle lines.
In addition to our core topics around joining applications, forming techniques and how to manufacture with new, lightweight materials, this year's program delivers industry leading insight into key new areas
7 NEW FEATURES FOR 2017:
TRUCKS AND HEAVY VEHICLES:
To drive the development of lightweighting across all the US automotive industry, for the first time this year, we introduce specific focus on Lightweighting for Medium & Heavy Duty trucks alongside passenger vehicles, in light of recent EPA regulatory change
LATEST ALUMINUM DEVELOPMENTS:
This year's program will cover the whole spectrum of aluminium related technology developments, including aluminium castings, sheets & extrusions, joining with aluminium, corrosion mitigation, recycling, and more
MANUFACTURING TECHNOLOGIES FOR MULTI-MATERIAL STRUCTURES:
The 4th edition of the conference will bring together manufacturing experts to share their expertise and evaluate the pros and cons of each new technology to support practical application in manufacturing contexts
Showcasing the latest innovations, the 2017 event will scrutinize what opportunities lie ahead through advanced processes and technologies for automotive lightweighting, including additive manufacturing, machine learning, plastic & composite technologies
CORROSION MITIGATION CHALLENGES:
To address your current challenges associated with corrosion mitigation for multi material combination, the program will focus on corrosion testing, prevention methods for mixed materials and management of corrosion & distortion issues
Explore the formability of new material grades, forming techniques, formability modelling
DEEP DIVE INTO JOINING WITH ADHESIVES:
In line with the industry's increased use of adhesives, deep dive sessions will enable you to evaluate their suitability, including failure mode analysis of adhesives in multi material structures, use of adhesives with different material combinations and more
Technical Fellow, General Motors
Good mix of talks and speakers and there was more technical content than I expected. This was a pleasant surprise. Food, resources and media were excellent
Advanced Materials Research, Honda R&D Americas
Concept directly in line with challenges I face everyday. Great to hear other OEMs/Tiers speaking about these issues
Engineer - Roof Systems, Bentley Motors
I was attracted by increasing my knowledge of material choice as well as discussing in depth issues such as cost and recyclability. Good scope of presenters.
Technical Lead - Materials for Advanced Technology & Research (AT&R), Volvo Group Trucks Technology
TIER1 partners must attend this event to understand what their customers are striving for as well as gain valuable network connections.
SPECIFICALLY DESIGNED FOR MANUFACTURING JOB FUNCTIONS WITH A COMPLETELY REVAMPED AGENDA IN ITS 4TH YEAR
The conference will bring along the latest case studies to shed light and scrutinize the practical application of the latest manufacturing technologies for joining, forming and quality assurance applicable to a wide spectrum of materials. Looking at the most suitable manufacturing processes for diverse strength aluminum, steel, magnesium and composites. No similar conference will provide the same depth of knowledge and level of details to aid the cost effective and process efficient adoption of new technologies.