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OEM LED SPEAKER FACULTY INCLUDES:

Curt Horvath

Curt D. Horvath

Technical Fellow/Global Lead, Ferrous and Non Ferrous Sheet Metals

General Motors

Phil Richardson

Phil Richardson

Principal Engineer - Body Frame

Aston Martin

Xiaoming Chen

Xiaoming Chen 


Vehicle Design & Infotronics Department 
Research and Advanced Engineering

Ford Motor Company

Michael Lough

Michael Lough

Group Leader - BIW Materials and Corrosion

Jaguar Land Rover

Ankil Shah

Ankil Shah

General Manager - Materials Engineering

Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing, North America

Leland Decker

Leland Decker

Advanced Design Responsible, Metals and Manufacturing Technology

FCA US

Wolfram Buschhaus

Wolfram Buschhaus

Technical Leader & Manager Base Engine Design P/T R&A

Ford

David Wagner

David Wagner

Technical Leader Lightweight Vehicle Design

Ford

Dr. Khaled W. Shahwan

Dr. Khaled W. Shahwan

Fellow AIAA, Innovation & Advanced Development Engineering, Chrysler Technology Center

FCA US

Mark Voss

Mark Voss

Engineering Group Manager, Body Advanced Technical Works

General Motors

Dr Vinay Virupaksha

Dr. Vinay Virupaksha

Plastics, Composites & Foams Specialist and CAE Engineer

General Motors

Laurent

Laurent Chappuis

Technical Expert - Lightweight Stampings, Vehicle Program Engineering - SBU

Ford

Dr Venkat Aitharaju

Dr Venkat Aitharaju

Senior Researcher, Polymer Composites

General Motors Global Research and Development

Dr. Richard J. Gerth

Dr. Richard J. Gerth

Ground Systems Survivability, Tank Automotive Research, Development, and Engineering Center

US Army - RDECOM

Global Automotive Lightweight Materials Detroit 2016

WELCOME TO THE 5th GLOBAL AUTOMOTIVE LIGHTWEIGHT MATERIALS CONGRESS 2016

Successfully securing its place as one of the most sought after lightweighting conferences within the automotive industry, the 5th Global Automotive Lightweight Materials Summit returns to Detroit to help OEMs wade through the increasing variety and complexity of lightweight material solutions. 

The 2016 program will look at brand new topics including lightweighting breakthroughs within and beyond BIW, mixed material joining & corrosion mitigation, composite material cost reduction and innovative lightweighting solutions. Hosting a number of local and international OEM speakers, GALM Detroit 2016 will address the issues that continue to plague the automotive community and ensure that the most promising solutions and materials are given a fair chance of being utilized for the benefit of the entire industry. 

THE LARGEST AND MOST TRUSTED LIGHTWEIGHT MATERIALS CONGRESS IS RETURNING TO DETROIT FOR THE 5TH TIME

Each of the three days will have a unique focus to deliver a new level of detail and applicability to global OEMs. In addition, the extended agenda will provide unrivaled networking opportunities with three busy days full of technical presentations, interactive panels and roundtables, networking breakfasts, lunches and refreshment breaks.

KEY FOCUS OF THE 5TH GALM CONFERENCE:

LIGHTWEIGHTING BEYOND BIW: In addition to the weight reduction innovations for BIW, the agenda this year has been specifically expanded to explore weight reduction opportunities across automotive applications including chassis, power train, suspension, interiors and more

MIXED MATERIAL JOINING AND CORROSION MITIGATION: The use of the most effective corrosion mitigation techniques, including advanced coatings and surface preparation methods, when deploying various joining methods will be presented

LOW COST COMPOSITES: Exclusive focus on composites with one full day dedicated to assessing low cost material production opportunities, processing methods, modeling and joining techniques

NEW LIGHTWEIGHT MATERIAL GRADES: A comprehensive overview of the new grades and advanced alloys and their availability to meet the automotive needs will be presented at the summit

INNOVATIVE LIGHTWEIGHTING SOLUTIONS: A full overview of the cost and weight reduction possibilities of 3D printing, aluminum castings and magnesium components will be given, tested and thoroughly investigated at the conference

PREVIOUS ATTENDEES

The global series has been attended by a total of 1500+ industry leaders. Places for GALM Detroit 2016 are expected to sell out well in advance.

Click Here To Review A Snapshot Of Previous Attendees To The Series

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LEARNING BENEFITS

THE LARGEST OEM-LED LIGHTWEIGHT MATERIALS CONGRESS IS RETURNING TO DETROIT IN 2016

One of the key stumbling blocks behind lightweight materials' wide scale adoption remains to be trivial - it is their high costs. To help the industry overcome this issue, the 5th Global Automotive Lightweight Materials conference, US edition will be returning to Detroit to enable current generation of automotive experts to cost effectively drive their lightweighting efforts forward.

The brand new agenda will examine the latest advancements in new grades and types of materials, scrutinize the latest processing and manufacturing technologies through practical case studies and question the financial and technical feasibility of adopting new materials in high volume automotive manufacturing in the US.

Each presentation ultimately will focus on driving down costs and production times to ease the adoption of lightweight materials into mass-produced vehicle architectures.

WHAT'S UNIQUE ABOUT THE 2016 CONGRESS?

COMPOSITES & CONVENTIONAL MATERIALS COST REDUCTION: Scrutinizing processing, applications, modelling and joining of composite & mixed material combinations to evaluate the cost reduction opportunities for the automotive industry

EXCLUSIVE DISPLAY OF MORE BIWS: Exploring BIWs from the top leaders in the industry to practically evaluate the latest lightweighting solutions they have applied in their vehicles

PRACTICAL CASE STUDIES: With the automotive industry being driven by the feasibility of practical applications of new materials and technologies, the 5th GALM US 2016 will host presentations from material experts, weight strategists, manufacturing and design practitioners to ensure that only the most feasible solutions which were tried and tested in production are being adopted by the industry

COMPREHENSIVE VIEW ON VEHICLE LIGHTWEIGHTING: Three full days looking at overall weight reduction opportunities for vehicles, from materials procurement and supply chain management to the in-house adoption, including resource allocation and infrastructure adjustment

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