3rd Annual Global Automotive Lightweight Materials Initiative: Detroit 2014

As OEMs seek to develop vehicle lightweighting strategies that will allow them to cost-effectively meet fuel economy targets, they are increasingly shifting their focus to incorporate mixed-material solutions at mass produced scales.

However, applying lightweight materials to mass-produced vehicles comes with a fresh set of challenges. OEMs need to:

  • Select the optimal combination of materials including aluminum, high-strength steel, composites and magnesium
  • Source them in the volumes and specifications required for high volume production
  • Determine the optimal joining and casting techniques for mixed material manufacturing at scale

To respond to these challenges, we are delighted to announce the 3rd Annual Global Automotive Lightweight Materials Initiative: Detroit 2014, the flagship event in American Business Conferences’ world leading Automotive Lightweighting Series.

This year's event will feature presentations from the likes of Ford, GM, Chrysler, Nissan, Toyota, Volvo to examine the latest advances in material selection & mixed-material joining techniques for lightweight vehicles.  With a totally revamped agenda, the focus of presentations will be on the technical solutions that are having the biggest success in mass produced applications for lightweight vehicles in the USA.

Features Of The Brand New Agenda Include:

1) FOCUS ON MASS PRODUCTION

  • Spotlight on the technologies that are successfully being applied at high volume to help develop cost-effective mass-produced lightweight vehicles

2) ANALYSIS OF ALUMINUM & MIXED MATERIAL JOINING INCLUDING:

  • Resistance Spot Welding
  • Laser Welding
  • Adhesives
  • Self-Piercing Rivets

3) MATERIAL-BY-MATERIAL BREAKDOWN OF SELECTION & OPTIMIZATION INCLUDING:

  • Aluminum
  • Carbon Fiber & Other Emerging Composites
  • High Strength Steel
  • Magnesium
  • Mixed Material Solutions

4) CORROSION PREVENTION

5) VEHICLE REPAIR & CRASH PERFORMANCE STRATEGIES

6) LATEST ADVANCES IN CASTING

For more information or to register, visit: www.global-automotive-lightweight-materials-detroit-2014.com

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