Automotive lightweight materials joining, forming and manufacturing innovation 09 January 2019

Following the success of the Global Automotive Lightweight Materials Summit in Detroit in August, American Business Conferences is delighted to announce the 6th edition of the Lightweight Materials Joining, Forming and Manufacturing Innovation Summit returning to Detroit on 19th – 20th February 2019.

The transition by OEMs to a new generation of electric vehicles is placing increased emphasis on breakthrough technologies for lightweight vehicle manufacturing processes and integrated assembly.

This Summit will explore new manufacturing technologies and solutions being adopted for EVs, including adoption of multi-material components and structures, to optimise structural integrity, meet safety and NVH objectives and achieve mass reduction to offset heavy batteries.

The summit’s brand new agenda for February 2019 directly addresses real practical and technical issues and is developed specifically for senior engineers and technical specialists in body structures, lightweight advanced materials, process engineering, materials joining and forming.

Tuesday 19th February will focus on ‘Implementing transformative technologies, innovative new tools and processes’ for mixed-metal and low cost composite joining, application optimisation of adhesives, testing of joints for quality control and non-destructive evaluation.

Wednesday 20th February will showcase ‘Exploiting new manufacturing 4.0 technology innovations, simulation and advancements in material systems that enable greater automation and faster processing.’ Attendees will be able to learn about the latest innovations to reduce processing complexity and increase production capacity for EVs and autonomous vehicles.

A full agenda and details of key speakers including General Motors, Nahindra NATC can be found online.

Claire Aldridge Deputy Editor t: +44 (0) 1727 814 450

Having joined the magazine in 2012, Claire developed her knowledge of the industry through the numerous company visits, exhibitions and conferences she attended both in the UK and abroad.

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