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DAY ONE - August 22, 2017

REGULATIONS, SUSTAINABILITY TRENDS & MATERIALS DEVELOPMENTS

Review The Latest Developments In Materials, Regulations & Sustainability Trends To Gauge Potential Implications On Automotive Lightweighting 

REVIEW THE LATEST CHANGES TO CAFE STANDARDS, AUTOMOTIVE TRENDS, MATERIALS & DESIGN STRATEGIES: Evaluate The Overall Impact Of The Potential Changes To CAFE To Understand How It Will Impact Automotive Industry And Explore The Latest Developments In Mixed Material Designs & Lightweighting Strategies

7.30 - 8.30 Registration & Morning Coffee

8.30 Chair's Opening Remarks

Day Chair: Khaled Shahwan, ā€ˇTechnology Lead - Advanced Methods & Strategies - Composites & Autonomy, FCA

KEYNOTE PRESENTATION: CAFE STANDARDS AND GHG STATUS REPORT

8.45 Understand How Automotive Regulations Drive Lightweighting And Sustainability Strategies - Past, Present, And Future: MY 2015 GHG Status Report And Outlook To 2025

  • Review future changes to the standards and what impact they can make on the industry
  • Learn about GHG regulations to understand the important subtleties within them
  • Explore implications of GHG regulations, flexibilities within them, and how they incentivize automotive development

Steven Sherman, Fuel Economy Development Engineer, Hyundai - Kia Technical Center

9.15 Question & Answer Session

OEM LIGHTWEIGHTING STRATEGIES

9.25 Outlook Of Lightweighting With Respect To Global CO2 Regulations

  • Highlighting issues OEMs face from a regulatory perspective
  • Examine what implications Global CO2 standards have on lightweighting strategies of North American OEMs

Rob Peckham, Technical Integration Engineer, Mass Strategy and Tools, General Motors

9.55 Question & Answer Session

KEYNOTE PANEL DISCUSSION: CAFE STANDARDS, CHANGING MOBILITY TRENDS AND INDUSTRY IMPACT

10.05 Discuss Potential Changes To The Master CAFE Standards, Evolving Mobility Trends And What It Means For The Future Of Automotive Industry

  • Evaluate the possible changes to the CAFE standards brought by Trump Administration, including keeping them the same or lowering the cap
  • Discussing lightweighting strategies OEMs are considering if the standards are to be made
  • Review the implication of potential changes on the use of CFC, 3rd generation steels, aluminum, magnesium and other materials for next generation vehicles
  • Analyze what changing mobility trends mean for the automotive industry, its business models and how it will impact lightweighting and material strategies

Discussion Chair: Steven Sherman, Fuel Economy Development Engineer, Hyundai - Kia Technical Center

10.35 Morning Refreshments In Exhibition Showcase Area

LIGHTWEIGHTING AT TATA MOTORS

11.05 Presenting An Integrated Approach to Indian Domestic Passenger Vehicle Lightweighting

  • Understanding unique market, forthcoming regulatory demands, cultural domestic and product requirements, future powertrain development demands
  • The challenges of domestic material supply chains, investment & piece cost
  • Establishing Lightweighting ideas from supplier sources, conferences, future development technologies, benchmarking, brainstorming, and new CAE applications
  • Developing Lightweighting new product implementation through Technology Roadmaps and Lightweight candidate selection processes

David Irvin, Group Chief Engineer - Body, Trim & Lighting Engineering, Tata Motors European Technical Centre Plc

11.35 Question & Answer Session

PANEL DISCUSSION: OEM MATERIALS STRATEGIES

11.45 Learn About The Latest Materials Trends By Vehicle Segment & Type To Understand Which Segments Will Experience The Largest Demand By Material Type

  • Comparing the strategies of different OEMs to understand what lightweighting solutions they are planning to apply on different platforms
  • Review the material strategies of high-end luxury vs. high volume low cost vehicles to understand the differences in material demand and manufacturing methods
  • Learn about the material solutions applied on electric vehicles to understand which material patterns they will see

Panellist: James Truskin, Technical Fellow - Body Advanced Architecture, FCA

DRAWN-ARC STUD WELDING FOR ALUMINUM VEHICLE

12.15 Latest Innovations in Drawn-Arc Stud Welding for Aluminum Vehicle Electrical Grounding

  • Understand solutions offered by Stanley Engineered Fastening
  • Learn about the latest innovation in drawn-arc welding technology 

Dr. Sivakumar Ramasamy, Vice President, Breakthrough Innovation, Stanley Engineered Fastening

12.25 Question & Answer Session

12.30 Networking Lunch In Exhibition Showcase Area Sponsored By Stanley Engineered Fastening

NEW MATERIALS GRADES, APPLICATIONS & FORMING METHODS: Understand & Utilize New Materials Properties, Optimize Supply Chain And Achieve Reliable Production Processes

WEIGHT REDUCTION USING ADVANCED MATERIALS

1.30 Challenges And Opportunities To Reduce Weight In Transportation Applications

  • Understand the potential for reducing weight in automobiles using high-strength steels, aluminum, titanium and magnesium alloys and polymer composites
  • Review challenges that prevent OEMs from achieving weight reduction economically
  • Evaluate how new materials and processes, coupled with Integrated Computational Materials Engineering, are advancing the lightweighting technology

Dr. Alan I. Taub, Professor, Materials Science & Engineering and Mechanical Engineering, University of Michigan

2.00 Question & Answer Session

GENERATION 3 STEELS

2.10 Unlock Generation 3 Steel Properties Through Continuous Annealing

  • Review how increasing automotive safety, efficiency and performance requirements are driving the development of higher performing steels
  • Understand the development of new and unique steel microstructures to meet the high performance challenges
  • Learn how U. S. Steel's continuous annealing (CA) capabilities are delivering Gen 3 steel properties in volume production today

Daniel J Sakkinen, Manager - Product Application Engineering, United States Steel Corporation

2.25 Question & Answer Session

CASE STUDY: MAGNESIUM FRONT SUBFRAME

2.35 Design And Testing Of A Cast Magnesium Front Subframe

  • Assess the latest developments in formability of magnesium to assess the progress in making easily formable magnesium parts
  • Review the best applications for the stamping parts
  • Learn about new corrosion mitigation techniques for magnesium to enable its wider use
  • Explore magnesium die casting to understand how it can enable bigger weight savings

John Uicker, Engineer, Ford

3.05 Question & Answer Session

ALUMINUM IMPACT EXTRUSIONS

3.15 Thinking Outside The Box For Lightweight Designs: Application Of Aluminium Impact Extrusion

  • Scrutinize aluminum impact extrusion and examine their potential in automotive lightweighting  
  • Review design & processing benefits of aluminum impact extrusions
  • Learn about applications of aluminum impact extrusion for lightweighting designs

Lee Heiniger, Sales Manager, Neuman Aluminium

3.25 Question & Answer Session

3.30 Afternoon Refreshments In Exhibition Showcase Area By Neuman Aluminium

CASE STUDY: MAGNESIUM SHEET APPLICATION

4.00 Learn How Addressing Manufacturing & Corrosion Concerns Related To Magnesium Sheet Applications Enabled An OEM To Achieve Greater Weight Savings

  • Review the benefits and costs related to magnesium application for automotive lightweighting
  • Learn how an OEM developed and implemented its magnesium strategy to achieve additional weight savings on its multi material vehicle platform
  • Understand how issues with manufacturability of magnesium sheets have been overcome to encourage its wider adoption
  • Explore corrosion mitigation techniques available for magnesium sheets

4.30 Question & Answer Session

HOT ROLLED STEELS

4.40 Review Lightweighting Solutions Using Advanced High Strength Hot Rolled Steel Evolution of Hot Rolled Steels

  • Examine hot rolled steel products offered by AK Steel
  • Explore lightweighting solutions using advanced high strength hot rolled steels for truck frames and unibody BIW

Sajan George Elengikal, Senior Engineer, AK Steel

4.55 Question & Answer Session

ALUMINUM

5.05 Understand How Innovations In Aluminum Drive Lightweighting Opportunities In Automotive

  • Review the latest aluminum lightweighting solutions offered by Novelis
  • Examine partnerships that produce high-strength, military-grade alloys for some of the world's top-selling vehicles
  • Leverage innovations in aluminum formability, joining and strength to help automakers meet customers' needs and develop the cars of the future

Brad Peterson, Sales & Marketing Director, Novelis North America

5.25 Question & Answer Session

5.35 Chair's Concluding Remarks

5.45 - 6.45 Networking Drinks In Exhibition Showcase Area Sponsored By Sika

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LEARNING BENEFITS

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

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