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
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.
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