Global Automotive Lightweight Materials Detroit 2018
WELCOME TO THE 7th GLOBAL AUTOMOTIVE LIGHTWEIGHT MATERIALS SUMMIT
The North American automotive industry is undergoing considerable changes at present. The review of CAFE standards, autonomous vehicle technologies development, push on powertain lightweighting and considerable uptake in electric vehicles are among the key factors that play an important role in the way the automotive industry will approach its lightweighting strategies going forward.
Apart from the major trends that get the industry leads revising their medium and long term strategies, the sector is largely influenced by technical developments on the design, engineering and manufacturing levels directly related to lightweight materials.
The 3rd generation steels, magnesium, additive manufacturing, increasing use of plastics & composites and new developments in multi-material joining methods offer a lot of potential for those that are able to adopt them early and cost effectively.
KEY TOPICS FOR GALM 2018:
Each of the three days at GALM Detroit 2018 will have a unique focus to deliver next level of details on new materials and cutting edge technologies for the benefit of automotive OEMs. In addition, the agenda will provide unrivaled networking opportunities with three busy days full of technical presentations, interactive panels and round-tables, networking breakfasts, lunches and refreshment breaks.
➢ GENERATION 3 STEELS, NEW ALUMINUM GRADES AND MAGNESIUM DEVELOPMENTS
➢ NEW OEM LIGHTWEIGHTING STRATEGIES: POWERTRAIN, ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING AND BODY STRUCTURE DESIGN
➢ CAFE REGULATIONS, SUSTAINABILITY TARGETS AND AUTOMOTIVE TRENDS
➢ COMPOSITES PRODUCTION COST REDUCTION
➢ LATEST JOINING TECHNOLOGIES
The global series has been attended by a total of 1500+ industry leaders. Places for GALM Detroit 2017 are expected to sell out well in advance.
THE LARGEST OEM-LED LIGHTWEIGHT MATERIALS SUMMIT IS RETURNING TO DETROIT IN 2017
GALM USA Is Returning To The Heart Of The North American Automotive Industry To Continue Its Legacy:
A COMPETITIVE EDGE WITHIN CHANGING REGULATIONS AND AUTOMOTIVE TRENDS: Stay Competitive By Addressing The Impact From Changes To CAFE Standards
HIGH VOLUME LOW COST: Leverage High Volume Low Cost Solutions Driven By Advancements In Generation 3 Steels, Composite Processing Methods, Magnesium, Aluminum Developments, Additive Manufacturing And More
NETWORKING: Meet Heads & Managers of Design, Manufacturing, BIW, Modeling, Composites, Engineering & Metals from Leading OEMs And Solution Providers
INNOVATION: See The Most Innovative BIWs To Evaluate The Latest Technical Advancements Applied On Vehicles First Hand