The business case for designing and manufacturing lighter weight vehicles is never-ending, as regulatory and consumer pressure drives innovations in multi-material architectures, component forming and joining methods. Each year, yet more kilograms of body, chassis and closures are trimmed in preparation for the fuel efficiency battle on global forecourts.
With a renewed focus on multi-material design and manufacturing for high volume applications, the 10th Global Automotive Lightweight Materials Congress 2015 (London, 29th-30th April) returns to London with more OEM representation than ever before.
What's New For GALM 2015?
- A renewed focus on multi-materials will enable OEMs to identify the optimal mix of high strength steel, aluminium and composites for each component with regards to material supply, costs, cycle time and manufacturability.
- Additional breakout streams will enable the delivery of unprecedented detail ofjob-specific insights across closures, architecture strategy, adhesives and non-destructive testing.
- Brand new speakers to the series will deliver fresh success stories from OEMs such as Mercedes-Benz, Renault, Chrysler, Jaguar Land Rover and Toyota.
- The return of the successful body-in-white exhibition will include the Mercedes-Benz C-Class, Jaguar F-Type and Ford GT alongside a keynote study on the architectural design and material selection process.
- Material Selection Process And Design Across The BIW To Significantly Reduce Weight Of A Mass Reduced Vehicle - Ford
- Controlling Cost, Crash Performance And Aesthetics To Replace Steel Components With Significantly Lighter Composites - PSA Peugeot Citroen
- Innovative Forming And Joining Techniques For Mass Manufacturing Of Next-Generation Lightweight Structures - Renault
- Lifecycle Sustainability Analysis From Raw Materials To End Of Life Recycling To Mitigate Environmental Impacts And Comply With Global Regulations - Audi AG
- Leveraging Closure Design And New Materials To Meet Aesthetic Requirements And Reduce Vehicle Weight - Chrysler
In total, 20+ presentations will be delivered across design, material supply, joining, forming, recycling and sustainability analysis. Speakers include:
- Carsten Finkeldey, Head Of Body Planning C-Class, Daimler, Mercedes-Benz
- Bruno Barthelemy, Chief Engineer For Body Structures, Closures And Body, Ford Motor Company
- Jean-Michel Demaldent, Expert Leader Vehicle Architecture, Renault
- Adrian Tautscher, Group Leader - Sustainable Aluminium Strategies, Jaguar Land Rover
- Jian Tao, Senior Materials Engineer, Chrysler Group
- Julien Tachon, Lightweight Materials R&D, Toyota Motor Europe
- Lee Bateup, Technical Manager Of Innovation Management, Bentley
- Frederic Sicard, Lightweight And Composite Innovation Leader, PSA PeugeotCitroen
- Christoph Haberling, Environmental Audits, Renewable Energy And New Materials, Audi AG
- Simon Black, Senior Manager - Body Structures, Jaguar land Rover
- Nir Khan, Director Of Design, Plasan
- Craig Cowan, President, RB&W
- Frank Henning, Lightweight Construction, Fraunhofer Institute
- Allan Hutchinson, Head Of Sustainable Vehicle Engineering Centre, Oxford Brookes University
- Philip Prangnell, School Of Materials, University Of Manchester
Vehicle manufacturer discounted rates are available. Please visit the website for more information: http://www.global-automotive-lightweight-materials-2015.com/