Issue: Jun 2017


GALM Detroit The Largest Automotive Lightweight Conference Is Back: Featuring Ford, Tata, GM & FCA



6th Global Automotive Lightweight Materials Detroit Summit 22-23-24 August 2017, COBO Centre, Detroit USA

by Tony Davidson

The 6th Global Automotive Lightweight Materials Detroit Summit (GALM Detroit 2017) is the world's leading automotive lightweight materials conference.

 

The 6th event returns this August with more OEM case studies, materials focused presentations, interactive panel discussions and cutting edge manufacturing technologies.

 

This year, leading OEMs such as Ford, Tata Motors, Hyundai, Volvo, GM, FCA & more will be providing design solutions, material strategies & lightweighting insights.

 

Our brand new program for 2017 is finally available. Click here to download www.global-automotive-lightweight-materials-detroit.com

 

Here's a snapshot of what you can expect:

 

Three Focused Days Giving You The Following Themes & Key Presentations:

 

*            DAY ONE: Regulations, Sustainability Trends & Material Developments

 

*            DAY TWO: Advanced Manufacturing Technologies & Multi-Material Joining

 

*            DAY THREE: Carbon Fiber, Plastics, Advanced Composites And New Materials

 

Key Speakers Include:

 

*            Dr. Sue Hartfield-Wünsch, Technical Fellow, Body Manufacturing Engineering, General Motors

 

*            Steven Sherman, Fuel Economy Development Engineer, Hyundai – Kia

 

*            David Irvin, Group Chief Engineer - Body, Trim & Lighting Engineering, Tata Motors

 

*            John Uicker, Engineer, Ford

 

*            Saeil Jeon, Technical Lead in Materials, Volvo Group Trucks Technology

 

*            Venkat Aitharaju, Senior Researcher, General Motors

 

*            David Wagner, Technical Leader Lightweight Vehicle Design, Ford

 

*            Xiaoming Chen, Vehicle Design & Infotronics Department, Research and Advanced Engineering, Ford Motor Company

 

*            Dr. Khaled W. Shahwan, Fellow AIAA, Innovation & Advanced Development Engineering, Chrysler Technology Center, FCA US

 

*            Stephen Currie, Lead Engineer, Body & Closures, Tata Motors European Tech. Centre

 

*            Dr Venkat Aitharaju, Senior Researcher, Polymer Composites, General Motors Global Research and Development

 

Malcolm David Joynson, Chief Engineer Body Structures, Platform and Closures, Tata Motors European Technical Centre

 

Snapshot Of The OEM Presentations:

 

KEYNOTE PRESENTATION: CAFE STANDARDS AND GHG STATUS REPORT Understand How The Automotive Regulations Drive Lightweighting And Sustainability Strategies, Future Changes To The Standards And What Impact They Can Make On The Industry Steven Sherman, Fuel Economy Development Engineer, Hyundai - Kia Technical Center

 

CASE STUDY: MAGNESIUM FRONT SUBFRAME

Design And Testing Of A Cast Magnesium Front Subframe John Uicker, Engineer, Ford

 

CASE STUDY: COMPOSITE PROCESSING

Explore Cost-Effective Lightweight Material Development With Lower Density Reinforcement Saeil Jeon, Technical Lead in Materials, Volvo Group Trucks Technology

 

DAMAGE SIMULATION WITH COMPOSITES

Review The Latest Developments In Damage Simulation With Composites To Examine Ways OEMs Can Improve Computational Prediction Venkat Aitharaju, Senior Researcher, General Motors

 

CASE STUDY: DESIGNING WITH COMPOSITES

Design Of A Carbon Fiber Composite Front Subframe Xiaoming Chen, Technical Expert, Ford

 

INNOVATIVE OEM LIGHTWEIGHTING STRATEGIES Presenting An Integrated Approach to Indian Domestic Passenger Vehicle Lightweighting David Irvin, Group Chief Engineer - Body, Trim & Lighting Engineering, Tata Motors European Technical Centre

 

Register now to secure your place at the largest automotive lightweighting conference in North America to get first hand insight into the latest changes in regulations, material trends and high volume technologies to perfect your lightweighting strategy.

Visit www.global-automotive-lightweight-materials-detroit.com



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