Industry Leaders Benchmarking their Lightweighting Strategies at #LightAuto In Birmingham this May

Changing consumer demand and the global drive to reduce CO2 have accelerated the growth of the automotive lightweight materials market, which is predicted to reach $99.3 billion by 2025 1. To ensure they stay ahead of competitors, automotive OEMs must re-think the materials and processes they use within their lightweighting strategy.

Lightweighting and Mass Reduction experts are uniting at the Future Light Automotive in Birmingham on the 10 May 2022 to share how they are leveraging emerging materials and technology to optimise vehicles and maximise ROI.

The confirmed speakers include:

  • Alan Banks, UK Lightweight Innovations Manager, Ford Motor Company
  • Frederic Sicard, Technical Specialist Composite Materials & Process, Jaguar Land Rover
  • Shanta Desai, Lightweighting/Composites Research Nissan Technology Centre Europe
  • Ian Ray, SME Materials, Injection Moulding and Process – Cockpit COC Cockpit Systems, Jaguar Land Rover
  • Andrew Mills, Principal Research Fellow, Composites Manufacturing, Enhanced Composites & Structure Centre, Cranfield University
  • Dr. LiLiang Wang, Reader in Mechanical Engineering, Imperial College London

Key focuses for this year’s event are:

  • The drive towards sustainability: Lightweighting for environment and economy.
  • Finding the balance for lightweight vehicle production: cost-efficiency, safety, compliance and quality.
  • Evaluating the effectiveness and value of emerging lightweight materials: composites, metals, adhesives.
  • The rise of the electric vehicle and its impact on mass reduction initiatives.
  • Identifying, validating and selecting suitable technologies for lightweight forming and vehicle design.

Automotive OEMS currently receive 50% off tickets with the code: FLAB50OFF. Offer ends 25th April 2022.

To see the full speaker and session line up and to register your place, visit the website, email or call +44 (0) 113 2647 914.