Global Automotive Lightweight Materials Detroit 2015

WELCOME TO THE 11TH GLOBAL AUTOMOTIVE LIGHTWEIGHT MATERIALS CONGRESS

This Year Providing Unprecedented Detail On...

COMPOSITES, JOINING, MULTI-MATERIAL DESIGN AND RECYCLING INNOVATION

Increasing pressure from consumers and stronger carbon emission regulations are driving every large-scale OEM in the US to explore the latest materials and manufacturing advances to reduce vehicle weight. The focus now is on minimizing the costs that will help scale up the adoption of lightweight materials. 

To deliver the next generation of lightweight vehicles OEMs are critically racing to reduce the costs and cycle times of carbon-fiber composites, aluminium and magnesium. From design modelling and corrosion mitigation to recycling, technology is advancing at break-neck speed and each year OEMs must remain ahead of the learning curve to remain competitive on the forecourt.

THE LARGEST AND MOST TRUSTED LIGHTWEIGHT MATERIALS CONGRESS IS RETURNING TO DETROIT FOR THE 4TH 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 two networking drinks and dinners and networking breakfasts, lunches and refreshment breaks.

DAY 1: COMPOSITES & CARBON-FIBER FOCUS

Leveraging Forming And Joining Innovation To Drive Down Costs And Time Of Producing Parts And Utilizing Design Modeling To Enable Mass Adoption Of Composites In Vehicle Architectures

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DAY 2: MULTI-MATERIAL JOINING AND SURFACE TREATMENT FOCUS

Assessing The Latest Multi-Material Joining Techniques And Surface Treatment Solutions To Reduce Manufacturing Cycle Times And Costs And Mitigate Corrosion Of Lightweight Materials

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DAY 3: DESIGN AND FORMING FOCUS

Optimizing Material Selection Procedures Across Body, Interior And Closures And Hearing The Forming And Design Methods For Integrating Lightweight Metals Across The Vehicle

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PREVIOUS ATTENDEES

The global series has been attended by a total of 1500+ industry leaders. Places for GALM Detroit 2015 are expected to sell out shortly.

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BIW Exhibition

BIW

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Live Streaming

LEARNING BENEFITS

THE LARGEST OEM-LED LIGHTWEIGHT MATERIALS CONGRESS IS RETURNING TO DETROIT FOR ITS 11th EDITION

After continuous global growth and expansion, the Global Automotive Lightweight Materials conference is returning to its origins in Detroit to focus on advanced joining, forming and design of composites and lightweight metals to inform strategy, design, manufacturing and vehicle safety professionals.

Each presentation will focus on ultimately driving down costs and production times to ease the adoption of lightweight materials into mass-produced vehicle architectures.

WHAT'S UNIQUE ABOUT THE 2015 CONGRESS?

COST REDUCTION DRIVEN

With the demand for cost competitiveness ever more prominent, uncovering methods that could substantially reduce costs in material sourcing, design, manufacturing and recycling is a focus throughout the congress

COMPOSITES IN UNPRECEDENTED DETAIL

Scrutinizing joining, forming & design to evaluate the financial feasibility of introducing composites into high volume vehicles

EXCLUSIVE BIW EXHIBITION

Exploring the BIWs from top industry leaders to practically evaluate the latest light weighting practices they have adopted in their vehicles

PRACTICAL ADOPTION FOCUS

Each new process, technology and advanced material is analyzed in light of what can be affordably adopted in high volumes in the near future

LIGHTWEIGHTING BEYOND BIW EXPLORED

Probing lightweight solutions across interior and closures to shave further weight from the vehicle

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