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 National Composites BLM Group

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

Brand New Agenda For 2017

DAY ONE: Tuesday April 25, 2017

MULTI MATERIAL DESIGNS AND MATERIAL SELECTION STRATEGIES

Review Real Case Studies And Practical Strategies & Solutions For Material Selection To Achieve Cost Effective Multi Material Vehicle Architectures

Day Chair: Dr. Thomas Rudlaff, Senior Manager Pre-Development Body Structures, Daimler AG

9.00 Chair's Opening Remarks

EXPLAINING MATERIALS SELECTION CRITERIA AND DECISION-MAKING PROCESSES: Evaluate The Overall Impact Of New Materials On The Factory And Understand The Decision Making Process When Devising New Vehicle Architectures

MATERIALS RESEARCH AT VOLKSWAGEN

9.15 Keynote Presentation: Materials Research Meets Changes In Automotive Landscape - Challenges and Opportunities

  • Review how modern materials research is done for current automotive applications
  • Refer to latest trends in materials development for lightweight structures
  • Examine how the challenges, resulting from e-mobility, fuel cells and digitalisation are influencing modern materials research

Dr. Oliver Schauerte, Group Research, Head of Materials and Manufacturing Processes, Volkswagen

9.45 Question & Answer Session

BUILDING CONFIDENCE IN NEW DESIGNS: PANEL

9.55 Learn From The Real Life Case Study Of An OEM That Was Able To Select, Develop And Justifying New Design And Build Confidence Into It

  • Learn how an OEM Design team was able to develop and justify new design internally
  • Evaluate methods used by the design teams to build confidence in the new design performance
  • Review communication strategies across design, manufacturing, engineering and production teams to finalise the new design
  • Understand methods to overcome reservations from the manufacturing side

Chair: Dr. Thomas Rudlaff, Senior Manager Pre-Development Body Structures, Daimler AG

10.25 Question & Answer Session

10.35 Morning Refreshments In Exhibition Showcase Area

REDUCING PART COUNT

11.15 Understand How To Reduce The Part Count Via Relative Geometry Optimisation To Achieve BIW Reliability, Part Repeatability And Eliminate The Variations In Car Bodies

  • Learn about the challenges presented by having a large variety of parts due to the tolerance stack up
  • Review different options to reduce the part count to achieve more robust production process
  • Understand how the part count reduction knowledge is being translated into practical applications for future models

Kedar P. Godse, Divisional Manager - Body Engineering (Cars), Tata Motors
Limited

11.45 Question & Answer Session

CASE STUDY: LIGHTWEIGHTING SOLUTIONS ON BODY STRUCTURES

11.55 Review Novel Solutions And Technologies For Body Structures Applied On Peugeot 3008 To Maximise Lightweighting & Optimize Crashworthiness Performance

  • Discover how PSA Peugeot optimizes the b-pillar architecture: cutting parts, choice of the material and simulation
  • Learn how PSA GROUP integrates composite material on the load floor part: choice of the connection with the peripheral parts  

Sébastien Chopard, Underbody Design Referent, PSA Group

12.25 Question & Answer Session

12.35 Networking Lunch In Exhibition Showcase Area

MATERIAL DEVELOPMENTS & SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT:
Utilizing New Material Properties, Optimizing Supply Chain And Achieving Reliable Production Processes

ALUMINIUM DEVELOPMENTS

1.45 Presenting A Case Study On The Application Of New Aluminium Grades To Utilise Higher Formability And Take Advantage Of New Design Possibilities

  • Learn about the suitability of different alloys for various applications and the opportunities with using aluminium recycling alloys
  • Understand how to source right materials for right applications to overcome the challenges with high material variability
  • Review how high new aluminium sheets offer higher formability and new design possibilities to enable thinner sheets and more complex parts
  • Explore new manufacturing methods for aluminium, including casting, pressing, forging and 3D printing to understand where they can be applied in production

2.15 Question & Answer Session

MAGNESIUM DEVELOPMENTS

2.25 Understand How Magnesium Can Facilitate A Lightweight Communization Strategy Across Vehicle Platforms
 
Patrick Schubert, Business Development Manager, Meridian Lightweight Technologies

2.45 Question & Answer Session

2.55 Afternoon Refreshments In Exhibition Showcase Area

NEW DESIGN SOLUTIONS AND QUALITY ASSURANCE: Reviewing Performance, Costs And Effectiveness Of New Design Techniques For Advanced Vehicle Architectures To Meet Evolving Industry Requirements

MATERIAL SELECTION STRATEGIES AT JLR

3.35 Learn About The Delta Value Between Different Materials To Improve Selection Strategies In Multi Material Designs

  • Learn which material value evaluation methods are being applied at JLR to help choosing between different materials
  • Review sample value data for different materials to define delta between adopting these different materials in production
  • Understand how the material selection strategy for new models is being defined and executed at JLR

Michael Lough, Group Leader - BIW Materials and Corrosion, Materials Engineering, Engineering Technical Services (ETS), Jaguar/Land Rover

4.05 Question & Answer Session

VEHICLE SIMULATION

4.15 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

4.35 Question & Answer Session

4.45 Chair's Concluding Remarks

5.00 - 6.00 Networking Drinks In Exhibition Showcase Area

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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

TESTIMONIALS

Engineer – Toyota

GALM has grown to be a valuable conference for sharing information regarding lightweight materials for the automotive industry

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