Engineer, Toyota
"GALM has grown to be a valuable conference for sharing information regarding lightweight materials for the automotive industry"

Engineering Group Manager, General Motors
"Overall a very knowledge filled and well produced conference. Presenters were well selected and well prepared"

Cadillac CT6 World Exclusive At Lightweight Vehicle Manufacturing: Joining & Forming Focus 2015 In Detroit

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American Business Conferences produce leading events for the automotive industry, organizing a range of summits in areas such as Lightweight Materials, Lightweight Vehicle Manufacturing, Hybrid, EV Battery, Powertrain, Natural Gas Vehicles, EV Charging, Connected In-Vehicle Infotainment and more.

After first launching in London and Detroit in 2012, the Global Automotive Lightweight Materials Series has established itself as the world leading automotive lightweighting forum.

Since launch, the GALM series has doubled in size with over 5000 automotive professionals benefiting from the series so far.

After a successful launch in Asia, we head back to Detroit again in August for a brand new event designed specifically for manufacturing, vehicle engineering, technology, body shop and assembly professionals.

The series is held in association with GALM Intelligence.

Our Global Lightweight Materials Series Events Have Included:

GALM Series Attendees Breakdown


The GALM Series is renowned globally for hosting the most OEM-led congresses all of which are designed carefully in conjunction with lightweight Engineers and Directors every year to ensure the most practical knowledge is exchanged at every event.

Attending OEMs Have Included


Due to the limited material, joining, forming and finishing technology and software available to OEMs globally, we always make sure delegates also come from key suppliers in the global lightweight vehicle arena, so that no influential players are left out in the cost reduction drive.

Past Attendees Have Included:

Profil, Harley Davidson, ShapeCorp, DuPont, SSOE Group, General Motors, Gurit, Dow Automotive, Furukawa-Sky Aluminium Corp, Mitsubishi, Shape Corp, Technical Fibre Products, RB&W Manufacturing, Graftech International Holdings, Eaton Trade & Employment, BMW, Noranda Aluminium, Utilimaster Corporation, Sika Corporation, LLC, TE Connectivity, Chrysler Group LLC, The Adhesive & Sealant Council, Plasan Carbon Composites, Procter & Gamble, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Plastic Omnium Auto Exterior, PPG Industries, Inc, Magna Powertrain, SAIC Motor UK Limited, Saertex USA LLC, Honda R&D Americas Inc., MacLean-Fogg Company, Nolax Inc, Alcoa, Inc, American Chemistry Council, Superform, Volvo, Siemens PLM Software, Deere & Company, SABIC, Mills Sales Company, Lafayette Steel and Aluminium, Ford, Eastman Chemical Company, Henrob, Invista, DURA Automotive Systems, John Deere, Noranda Aluminium, Henkel, Toyota, US Magnesium, Jaguar Land Rover, Henkel Adhesive Technologies, Ministry of Economic Development, Consolidated Metal Products, Inc, Rifast Systems LLC, Nissan, Metalsa, Milacron Plastics Machinery, Lamborghini, Ohio Graftings, Inc, Bentley, Kuraray America, Lotus Engineering, Alcoa, Aleris Inc, BASF Corporation, ExxonMobil Chemical, Henkel, Bombardier, Hybrid Kinetic Motors,  United States Steel, Toray International America, Fiat SpA, Cytec Engineering materials, Anchor manufacturing, Audi, Shiloh Industries, Stadco Ltd, Calsonic Kansei, Ferrari, Teijin Ltd, Tata Steel, Magnesium Elektron, Rio Tinto Alcan, Porsche AG, Hydro Aluminium, WorldAutoSteel, McLaren, University of Michigan, Magnesium Elektron and many more.

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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.


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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