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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...

  • Joining
  • Welding
  • Bonding
  • Adhesive
  • Stamping
  • Forming
  • Corrosion
  • Coatings
  • Simulation
  • Self Piercing Rivets
  • Assembly
  • Implementation
  • New Technologies
  • Fastening
  • Technical
  • Frame
  • Quality
  • 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

Lightweight Vehicles Manufacturing Summit 2016

EXCLUSIVE PODCAST: Gregory E. Peterson of Lotus USA Discusses His Experiences With Lightweighting

Manufacturing High Performance Parts Quicker, At Lower Cost

With the CAFE standards continuing to drive the automotive industry towards manufacturing technologies that allow maximum weight reduction while maintaining parts performance has long since became the priority for automakers.

The challenge now is to find the manufacturing solutions that are keeping up with the innovative lightweight materials and are able to provide the quality expected at a competitive price.

The trade-off between the cost and quality is unacceptable; hence manufacturing optimization, if not addressed could become a stumbling block preventing the industry from moving forward.

Enabling Maximum Joint Resistivity And Performance

Running across three continents and supported by over 1500 global delegates, 150 exhibitors and combining over 130 hours of OEM-led presentations over the last 11 editions, the GALM series is bringing to Detroit the 3rd Annual Lightweight Vehicle Manufacturing 2016 summit.

Focusing specifically on reducing the costs and shortening production cycles of manufacturing processes with an emphasis on multi material joining, forming and quality assurance for next generation lightweight vehicles, the Lightweight Vehicle Manufacturing 2016: Joining, Forming & Quality Assurance will be taking place in Detroit on February 24-25, 2016.

The summit will allow the leading experts from OEMs, Tier 1 suppliers and technology providers to discuss the most critical areas within manufacturing and quality assurance processes to enable delivery of next-generation lightweight manufacturing technologies to the forecourt.

The Most Practical Summit Bringing Insights Into The Latest Breakthroughs In High Volume Cost-Effective Vehicle Manufacturing

MITIGATE CORROSION FOR MIXED MATERIALS: Clarifying Which Corrosion Mitigation Techniques Are Being Effectively Used By OEMs To Maximize Joint Durability

ACHIEVE EFFECTIVE MATERIAL CHARACTERIZATION: Evaluating Properties Of The New Grades Of UHSS, Aluminum And Composites To Determine Their Influence On The Selection Of Multi-Material Joining And Forming Technologies

KEEP JOINING COSTS TO MINIMUM: Comparing The Cost Vs. Resistivity Performance For Laser Welding, Resistance Spot Welding And Structure Bonding For Dissimilar Materials Such As Diverse-Strength Steel And Carbon Fiber Composites

SHORTEN PRODUCTION CYCLES: Learn How OEMs Are Implementing The Very Latest Joining And Forming Methods To Drastically Reduce Production Cycles

MANAGE COMPOSITE PAINTABILITY: Optimizing Composite Properties Through The Processing And Forming To Maximize Part Paintability

EVALUATE REPAIRABILITY STRATEGIES: Assessing Joints And Material Reparability To Better Understand Vehicle Parts Lifecycle And Repair Costs


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The conference will bring along the latest case studies to shed the 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.

  • Comprehensive Joining Analysis: Detailed case studies of aluminum-aluminum welding,aluminum-steel welding, steel-steel welding and even an evaluation of magnesium-aluminum bonding to measure it's viability for a mass production environment
  • Quality Assurance at all Stages: Sessions explore all major aspects of the manufacturing process, but with a constant focus on quality. From assessing the life expectancy and durability of joining strengths, to the manufacturing standards to ensure material integrity and even the comparison of results for varying corrosion mitigation techniques, quality is examined on a forensic scale.
  • Mass Production of Composites: A comprehensive analysis of different forming techniques for composites in advanced shapes, in order to show if an OEM can mass produce them on a scale where the high level of volume is matched only by the high level of quality.
  • Paint & Finish: Meticulous evaluation of industry wide paint issues,including ensuring maximum weld paintability in metals, and measuring thermal expansion properties to negate potential paintability complications.


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