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  • Local and International OEMs
  • Tier 1 Suppliers
  • Material Suppliers
  • Equipment And Service Suppliers
With The Following Job Titles:

Technical Directors, General Managers, Department Managers, Senior Engineers, Senior Specialists, Technical Specialists, Senior Researchers from...

  • Body Structures
  • Body In White
  • 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

7th Automotive Lightweight Materials Joining, Forming And Manufacturing Innovation 2020 Summit

The Lightweight Materials Joining, Forming And Manufacturing Innovation Summit is an OEM-led initiative driven by the latest advancements in manufacturing techniques, joining methods and forming processes for lightweight vehicles including EVs and autonomous vehicles.

The transition by OEMs to a new generation of electric vehicles is placing increased emphasis on breakthrough technologies for lightweight vehicle manufacturing processes and integrated assembly.

The 7th edition of the Summit will explore new manufacturing technologies and solutions being adopted for EVs, including multi-material components and structures to optimize structural integrity, meet safety and NVH objectives, and achieve mass reduction to offset heavy batteries. 

Exclusive to the 2020 Summit will be a top-level industry panel discussion on exploiting digitalization of automotive manufacturing under industry 4.0 for smarter, more agile production and improved profit margins , featuring senior decision-makers from global OEMs.

This years agenda directly addresses real practical and technical issues and is developed specifically for senior engineers and technical specialists i n body structures, lightweight advanced materials, process engineering, materials joining and forming.  

Attending one of the most important events in the automotive calendar will help improve your day to day decision making and face these challenges with enhanced knowledge including:

  • Best practices in joining of new high strength steels and aluminum alloys
  • Application optimiztion of adhesives and how to avoid quality control issues
  • Solving real world challenges in joining metallic and non-metallic materials
  • New inspection technologies for high quality joints
  • Advances in simulation and modeling of manufacturing processes to reduce costs
  • Assuring quality and dimensional control in the body shop
  • Scaling up additive and 3D manufacturing with metals
  • Simplifying integration, reducing process complexity and increasing agility in manufacturing with Industry 4.0
What Others Have Said About Previous Joining Forming and Manufacturing Innovation Summits :

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

"Tier One partners must attend this event to understand what their customers are striving for as well as gain valuable network connections".

Senior Principal Engineer, Toyota

"The conference was a good opportunity to get a quick introduction to a wide variety of technologies involved in overall vehicle lightweighting  and connect with partners outside our standard partners"


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Continuing Its Annual Output Of Technical Discussions And Networking Opportunities

This Summit Brings Together The Latest OEM Case Studies Looking At The Joining, Forming And Manufacturing Of Lightweight Materials

This exciting two-day agenda will feature the latest case studies on 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 event will provide the same depth of knowledge and level of details to aid the cost effective and process efficient adoption of new technologies.


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