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