AUTOMOTIVE STEEL PARTNER

us steel 2

FASTENING PARTNER

rifast 2

ALUMINUM EXTRUSION PARTNERS

HYDRO

COMPONENTS, PRESSES & CUSTOM MACHINERY PARTNER

TOX

PARTNER

Semblex

FIBRE OPTIC SENSING PARTNER

Luna

CO-SPONSORS

nobleclad TOX Mag Specialities

NETWORKING BREAK SPONSORS

Neuman Aluminium

DAY THREE - Thursday, August 22, 2018

08:00   Registration & Morning Refreshments

08:30   Chair's Opening Remarks

Understanding Digitalization Opportunities And Industry 4.0 For Integrated Design And Manufacturing

MANUFACTURING 4.0

08:40   Understanding And Realizing The Potential Of Digitization And Industry 4.0 For EV And Autonomous Vehicle Manufacturing

  • Functional requirements from an architecture perspective for EV manufacturing
  • Principles and approaches with Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT)
  • Automation as the key to improved throughput
  • Optimizing the production system

09:10   Question And Answer Session

DIGITAL TWIN

09:20   Evaluating Digital Twin For Integrated Design And Manufacturing

  • Opportunities for real time process optimization
  • Modelling real time production processes
  • Case studies on automotive design and production

09:50   Question And Answer Session

STRUCTURAL MONITORING

10:00   Innovations In Embedded Sensor Monitoring Of The Health Of Vehicle Structures

  • Monitoring EV structural health and battery lifetime with smart materials
  • Potential for improving safety and driveability

Dr. Venkat Aitharaju, Staff Researcher, Polymer Composites, R&D Technical Center, General Motors

10:30   Question And Answer Session

10:40   Refreshments And Networking Break In Exhibition Area

Evolving Lighter Structures And Applications At Lower Cost With High Strength Aluminum And Composites

PANEL: HIGH STRENGTH ALUMINUM ALLOYS 

11:10   Manufacturing Process Innovations For Aluminum Forming, Joining, Castings And Extrusions For Lightweight Structures

  •  Latest developments in 6000 and 7000 series aluminum alloys for automotive applications

Hosted by Aluminum Association / DriveAluminum

Dr. Zhong Chen, Senior Engineer, Advanced Metallic Lightweight Materials, NIO

Samuel Insana, President, North American Operations, Neuman Aluminium Impact Extrusion

PANEL: CARBON FIBER AND PLASTIC COMPOSITES

12:00   Optimizing The Design Of Lightweight Body Structures With Carbon Fiber Composites And Plastic Composites

  • Optimized lightweight design for composite applications
  • High performance and complex structures
  • Developments in manufacturing processes to make best use of composite material capabilities
  • Achieving high quality composite components with increased throughput and lower cost

Hank Bonutti, Advanced Technology Manager, Mahindra NATC

Dr. Venkat Aitharaju, Staff Researcher, Polymer Composites, R&D Technical Center, General Motors

12:50   Question And Answer Session

13:00   Networking Lunch

Innovations In Manufacturing With Additive Technologies And Materials Customization

14:00   Implementing Additive Metal Manufacturing At Larger Scale

  • Scaling up additive and 3D manufacturing for metals
  • Case studies on potentially transformative applications

14:30   Question And Answer Session

PANEL: ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING EVALUATION

14:40   Adopting The Latest Additive Technologies For Manufacturing Process Improvement

  • Additive's benefits in the manufacturing of lightweight production level parts
  • Comparison on a strength-to-cost and strength-to-weight ratio basis
  • Applications in rapid prototyping

15:10   Question And Answer Session

15:20   Refreshments And Networking Break In Exhibition Area

CLOSING PANEL: ADVANCED AUTOMOTIVE MATERIALS 

15:40   Understanding The Commercial Availability And Adoption Of Advanced Tailored Materials For Breakthrough Performance In Lightweighting And Special Purpose Applications

  • Expectations on availability of advanced customized lightweighting materials for EVs and autonomous vehicles 
  • Evolution of the cost curves for advanced and hybrid materials
  • Latest progress in materials cocktails and customization
  • Future of Integrated Computational Materials Engineering (ICME)

16:30   Chair's Closing Remarks - Day 3   

Followed By Apple TV And Champagne Draws   

16:45   End Of Conference

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WHY THIS EVENT IS UNIQUE

The Largest Automotive OEM-Led Lightweight Materials, Structures And Manufacturing Summit Is Returning To COBO Center Detroit

Following global growth and expansion, GALM USA Detroit is returning with a brand new program on how to 'Implement Lightweighting Innovations & Optimize Multi-Material Architectures For EVs, Autonomous Vehicles & Next Gen ICEVs.

Summit participants will benefit from:

  • New agenda topics and themes researched with industry peers that fully reflect the evolution to a new generation of vehicles, including how the design and technical challenges posed by EVs in terms of costs and margins are being overcome.
  • A highly informative mix of practical in-depth technical sessions, case study-led presentations and forward looking panels featuring leading OEMs, supplier innovations, technical experts and engineering professionals
  • Technology innovation showcase comprising world leading providers of advanced materials, technologies, manufacturing solutions, BIWs and live demonstrations in the adjoining exhibition hall to ensure participants are fully up-to-speed on key industry developments and directions.
  • Unrivaled networking opportunities including lunches, coffee breaks and drinks reception that ensure an interactive, dynamic gathering for engineers from OEMs, leading suppliers and technology innovators on automotive structures and materials.
  • A unique holistic perspective offering practical insights and thought leadership on lightweighting covering advanced materials, body structures and related integration and optimisation issues, CAE and simulation tools and techniques, joining and testing technologies, coupled with best practices and business cases for implementing those advancements into existing production lines.

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