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 3

DAY THREE Thursday 27 April, 2017

NEW MATERIAL SOLUTIONS: COMPOSITES, GLASS FIBERS, THERMOPLASTICS

Presenting Developments In New Materials And Evaluating Advances In Production Processes For High Volume Applications  

9.00 Chair's Opening Remarks & Recap of Day Two

COMPOSITES SUPPLY CHAIN: PANEL DISCUSSION

9.10 Review How Suppliers Are Addressing The Issue With Limited Composite Availability

  • Review the status of the composite supply chain readiness - presenting holistic view from raw material to end-user
  • Understand how the supply chain should shape up if composites are to take more prominent role in lightweighting
  • Calculate the improvements in the pounds per kilo conversion cost achieved over the last few years to compare composites to other materials
  • Debate ways to encourage different types of investments and different types of infrastructure to enable new factories make parts from composites

Marcello Grassi, Currently CEO Leading Edge Strategy Consulting Ltd, Former Head of Composites Strategy, Chief Technologist, Mclaren

Lee Bateup, Manager - Innovation & Patents, Bentley Motors Ltd

10.00 Question & Answer Session

COMPOSITE MANUFACTURING PROCESS DEVELOPMENTS

10.10 Learn About Composite Innovation Through Collaboration To Achieve High Volume Applications

  • Review how joint development programs involving material, process and design partners are effective in creating solutions
  • Benchmark SMC, RTM, LCM and fast prepreg technologies for mass production of automotive parts

Francis Defoor, Global Market Segment Leader Transportation, Hexion

10.30 Question & Answer Session

10.40 Morning Refreshments In Exhibition Showcase Area

COMPOSITE MANUFACTURING

11.10 Affordable and Automated - future of composites manufacturing

Paul Gallen, Strategy & Business Development, National Composites Centre

11.25 Question & Answer Session

HYBRID COMPOSITE DOOR BEAM

11.35 Development of Hybrid Composite Door Beam, design, analysis, testing, verification, and readying for cost-effective mass production

  • Learn how advanced topological analysis and dynamic FEA was used to weight and cost optimise pultruded composite door impact beams
  • Overcoming issues of detachment and failure through application of hybrid composite materials
  • Testing to FMVSS and NCAP side impact standards
  • Complying with manufacturing and assembly requirements to allow integration on standard production lines

Nir Kahn, Director of Design, Plasan

12.05 Question & Answer Session

12.15 Networking Lunch In Exhibition Showcase Area

NEW MATERIALS & THEIR LIGHTWEIGHTING POTENTIAL: Presenting New Advanced Innovative Materials That Offer Significant Cost And Weight Savings

 APPLICATION OF RECYCLED CARBON FIBRE

1.15 Practical Developments in the Use of Recycled Carbon Fibre for Automotive Structures

  • Overview of the current state of carbon fibre recycling and recycled carbon fibre products
  • Progress in developing design data and design guidance
  • New case studies showcasing the benefits of using recycled carbon fibre products in a variety of applications

Frazer Barnes, ‎Managing Director, ELG Carbon Fibre Ltd

1.35 Question & Answer Session

SMC

1.45 Explore The Potential of SMC In High Rate Manufacturing

  • Understanding the potential of this low cost materials in high volume application
  • Learn about the high rate manufacturing process used for SMC to evaluate the opportunities with scaling it up
  • Comparing the benefits of SMC with RTM to identify the right combination of methods to meet your needs 

2.15 Question & Answer Session

CELLULOSE-REINFORCED ENGINEERING PLASTIC COMPOSITE

2.25 Presenting Aqvacom® - A next generation cellulose-reinforced engineering plastic composite

  • 40-50% cellulose content (from FSC-certified source)
  • 25% higher strength/weight performance (isotropic)
  • 20-40% reduction in carbon footprint (when compared to glass-reinforced polypropylene)
  • Unique haptic (tactile), acoustic and aesthetic performance, virtually indistinguishable from natural premium woods. Odour-free.
  • Compatible with industrial (bio)polymers and commercial Computer Injection Moulding simulation software

Dr Keith Simons, Innovation Director, Elastopoli Oy

2.35 Question & Answer Session

2.45 Afternoon Refreshments In Exhibition Showcase Area By Elastopoli Oy

GLASS FIBER

3.15 Learn About The Weight Reduction Opportunities With Glass Fiber And How Glass Fibre Is Being Applied In Manufacturing Processes

  • Explore the advantages of using glass fiber in automotive applications
  • Understand the opportunities and limitations with injection molding process to overcome the issues with controlling direction of glass fiber when using it in high volumes
  • Examine future high volume opportunities and application methods for glass fiber use

3.45 Question & Answer Session

THERMOPLASTICS

3.55 Explore The Application Of Thermoplastics In Automotive Manufacturing To Understand Where They Can Be Used To Achieve Considerable Weight Savings

  • Performing a costing analysis on thermoplastics to evaluate the overall cost of introduction
  • Learn about the application of thermoplastics for structural parts, seating, cross car beams, trims and trim applications
  • Learn how an OEM uses nylon based polymers in seating and structural applications to achieve weight and cost savings
  • Evaluate and leverage recycling opportunities with thermoplastics

4.25 Question & Answer Session

4.35 - 4.45 Chair's Concluding Remarks & End of Conference

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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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