PARTNER

Altair

LASER PARTNER

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MAGNESIUM PARTNER

Meridian

COMPOSITE PARTNER

Hexion

SIMULATION PARTNER

siemens

CO-SPONSOR

ELG Carbon Fibre National Composites

NETWORKING BREAK SPONSOR

Superform PEM Europe BLM Group Elastopoli

WHO SHOULD ATTEND?

Meet Senior Decision Makers From International OEMs with the following job titles:


Directors, Chiefs, Heads of, Managers And Specialists In The Following Areas:

  • Lightweighting
  • Lightweight Design
  • Materials and Manufacturing Processes
  • Mass, Energy and Aerodynamics
  • Complete Vehicle Engineering
  • Advanced Vehicle Technologies
  • Group Engineering
  • Engineering - Body Engineering
  • Vehicle Architecture Engineering
  • Body Structures
  • Lightweight Construction and Vehicle Weight
  • Technical Development
  • Technology Development - Composites
  • Polymers and Fluids
  • Materials Concepts
  • Co2 Technology Innovations
  • Material Development
  • Recycling
  • Lifecycle Assessment
  • Sustainability

Day 2

 

DAY TWO: Wednesday April 26, 2017

COST EFFECTIVE MULTI MATERIAL HIGH VOLUME JOINING AND INNOVATIVE WEIGHT REDUCTION SOLUTIONS

Optimise The Existing And Learn About Brand New Joining Solutions To Achieve Cost Effective Reliable & Robust Joining Processes That Will Create New Lightweighting Opportunities

8.00 Day One Conference Recap & Chair's Opening Remarks

MULTI MATERIAL JOINING METHODS: Scrutinising Innovative Multi Material Joining Solutions To Identify The Most Reliable & Cost Effective Methods For Various Material Combinations

NOVEL LIGHTWEIGHTING SOLUTIONS FOR DB11

8.10 Review Novel Solutions And Technologies Applied Within Brand New Aston Martin DB11 To Maximise Lightweighting & Optimize Performance

  • DB11 Project mission overview - goals, target massreduction and architectural specifications
  • Explore material selection strategies applied withinDB11 architecture, including material mix selection for under frame, body andclosures
  • Detailed review of mass reduction optimisationapproach, materials, tools & manufacturing technology applied to DB11
  • Review safety, crashworthiness, & repair strategy& evaluate final results

 Yan Pugh-Jones, Senior Manager - Body Closures, Aston Martin Lagonda Ltd

9.00 Question & Answer Session

INNOVATIVE FASTENER SOLUTIONS

9.10 Discuss The Opportunities With Adopting Lighter Fasteners To Understand How The Overall Vehicle Weight Can Be Reduced While Minimising The Carrying Load Of Fasteners

  • Learning about the possibility of using fewer and lighter fasteners to increase weight reduction potential
  • Understand how the fasteners have been improved to account for the weight they are carrying and minimising the load
  • Review the benefits and associated costs when using lighter fasteners
  • Understand the implication on the equipment and the factory when fewer fasteners are being used

9.40 Question & Answer Session

JOINING WITH FIBER LASERS

9.50 Innovative Automotive Joining with Fiber Lasers

  • Introducing innovative joining techniques enabled by high power fiber laser based technology to facilitate the wider use of lightweight materials in automotive applications
  • Highlighting the benefit of tri-focal joining and fiber laser alternatives to resistance spot welding

Mark Thompson, Director of Sales & Service, IPG Photonics

10.10 Question & Answer Session

COMPOSITE JOINING

10.20 Identifying Effective Solutions To Join Polymers And Composites, Including Composites To Metals And Composites To Composites

  • Present a technology overview allowing the joining ofcomposite to composite
  • Evaluate the cost associated with the introduction of new technology into mass markets
  • Scrutinise the performance criteria and compare the benefits vs. cost associated with the new technology implementation
  • Learn how the new joining technology has been applied in industrial manufacturing

10.50 Question & Answer Session

11.00 Morning Refreshments In Exhibition Showcase Area Sponsored By ADIGE S.p.A. BLMGROUP

INNOVATIVE LIGHTWEIGHTING SOLUTIONS

11.30 Review Lightweighting Solutions Offered By Sika To Create Additional Weight Savings And Help With The Migration To Lightweight Technologies

  • Review new materials used in automotive lightweighting and unique challenges they present in vehicle assembly processes
  • Understand how with Sika's help to overcome unwanted effects on durability, vehicle dynamics and crash performance  to support the migration to lightweight's technologies.
  • Review ways & solutions to create additional weight reduction at the development stage through the design and implementation of reinforcement solutions like SikaReinforcer® highly engineered solutions, Dachversteifung und Dämmung (DVD); roof reinforcement and insulation, SikaDamp®

Dr. Nicolas Morel, Global Product Marketing Manager, Trim Shop Adhesive and Sealant, Sika Automotive AG

11.50 Question & Answer Session

WELDING FOR STEEL & ALUMINIUM

12.00 Learn How A New Welding Operation Allows Welding SPR Directly To Steel & Aluminium

  • Review the new welding technology allowing to weld SPRs to steel and aluminium with varied metal thicknesses
  • Calculate investments associated with the new technology to account for the initial introduction and tool design
  • Examine the pros and cons of introducing this technology into high volume production processes

 12.30 Question & Answer Session

12.40 Networking Lunch In Exhibition Showcase Area

SIMULATION OF MATERIAL TO OPTIMISE JOINING

1.40 Review The Importance Of Simulation In Vehicle Lightweighting - The Innovation Generator

  • Using simulation as a genuine collaborative partner in concept development
  • New simulation innovation processes impacting vehicle design now
  • Generating lightweight structures for Hybrids and EVs

Dr Royston Jones, Exec VP European Operations & Global CTO, Altair

2.00 Question & Answer Session

ADVANCED WELDING TECHNOLOGIES FOR PLASTICS

2.10 Review Advanced Welding Technologies For Plastics, Including Ultrasonic Welding,Friction Stir Welding And More, To Understand Which Technology Can Help To Replace Some Of The Complicated Metallic Parts With Plastic

  • Understand the joining specifics when introducing plastics into the vehicle architectures
  • Compare joining methods, including ultrasonic welding and friction stir welding to understand which joining technology offers highest value for price
  • Learn about the application opportunities of plastics within BIW and closures

2.40 Question & Answer Session

NEW FASTENING SOLUTIONS TO REFLECT AUTOMOTIVE MEGATRENDS

2.50 PennEngineering®: Expanding The Portfolio Of Proven Process Enhancing Captive Fastening Solutions To Provide Innovative New Platforms That Solve The Fastening Challenges Presented By The Megatrends In The Automotive Industry

  • "Triangle of Disruption" - Automotive Megatrends
  • Challenging legacy joining technologies even when the market did not know a change was needed
  • Collaborating to gain deeper insight and understanding of new materials and the associated joining problems
  • Developing platforms of new fastening solutions to address the assembly challenges with multi-materials

Dr. David Quinn, European Research & Development Director, PennEngineering

3.00 Question & Answer Session

3.10 Afternoon Refreshments In Exhibition Showcase Area Sponsored By PennEngineering

INNOVATIVE LIGHTWEIGHTING SOLUTIONS: Evaluating New Lightweight Solutions Across Different Vehicle Parts To Maximize Weight Saving While Meeting Evolving Industry Standards

LIGHTWEIGHT DESIGN FOR BATTERY ELECTRIC VEHICLE

3.40 Lightweight Design for Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) Body Using Modular-based Multi-material Space Frame (M3-SF) Concept

  • Review an innovative Modular-based Multi-material Space Frame (M3-SF) technology
  • Understand how an enterprise platform (integrating CAE, HPC and MDO etc.) addresses the trade-off issue involving the weight saving, attribute improvement and cost reduction
  • Analyze how the platform is used to achieve the weight reduction targets while improving Safety, NVH and other attribute requirements
  • Developing a cost, weight and attribute mathematical model to evaluate the material usage and cost saving under stringent attribute requirement
  • Showcasing the benefits of using enterprise platform to reduce the material grades the material types improving e the ratio of material usage while meeting vehicle attributes

Dr. Lei Shi, Vice President & Technical Director, R&D, LVCHI Motor Company

4.10 Question & Answer Session

ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING

4.20 Presenting Functional And Graded Latice Structures By Additive Manufacturing

  • Introduction to additive manufacturing of lattices and cellular structures
  • Lattice generation, analysis and optimisation
  • Examine functional and graded lattices
  • Explore Flatt Pack: Lattice generation software

Ian Ashcroft, Professor of Mechanics of Solids Faculty of Engineering, University of Nottingham

4.50 Question & Answer Session

5.00 Chair's Concluding Remarks

5.10 - 6.10 Networking Drinks In Exhibition Showcase Area

Group Discount

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WHY THIS EVENT IS UNIQUE:

What Makes GALM The Industry Leading Event?

THE LARGEST AUTOMOTIVE OEM-LED LIGHTWEIGHT MATERIALS CONGRESS IS RETURNING FOR ITS SIXTH CONSECUTIVE YEAR

After continuous global growth and expansion the Global Automotive Lightweight Materials Europe 2017 conference is returning with 3 full days focusing on the thorough investigation of material selection strategies, multi material architectures, use of composites, thermoplastics, glass fiber and other materials, component weight reduction,  innovative joining methods and many more.

What's new for GALM Europe 2017:

NEW DESIGN VALIDATION FOCUSED:

This conference will not only address the issues related to the multi material design development, but also discuss, based on the real life case studies, how the design teams were able to validate and get the "buy in" from the other teams in their multi material architectures

ADDRESSES THE INTRODUCTION OF NEW PROCESSES INTO THE EXISTING FACILITIES:

All participants will benefit from understanding the level of investment required for new materials and technologies and how to adapt the existing infrastructure to accommodate them without having to build new factories

MULTI MATERIAL FOCUSED:

With the automotive focus on utilizing different materials to achieve optimal cost & performance results, the agenda of GALM Europe 2017 will address the issues specific to designing with multiple materials and grades in mind

CLOSING THE GAP WITHIN THE SUPPLY CHAIN:

The conference will enable the dialogues between OEMs and different industry Tiers to find a solution on closing the supply chain gaps for new lightweight materials and technologies across the globe

NEW MODEL FOCUSED:

Based on the detailed consultation with OEMs for OEMs, the agenda content is purely industry driven with the program being designed to uncover opportunities with optimizing lightweighitng for electric, hybrid and conventional vehicles, addressing and eliminating at the core issues related to new designs

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