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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

Andrew Mills

Principal Research Fellow

Cranfield University Composites Centre, UK

A highly experienced composite materials and manufacturing engineer. Andrew has 35 years' experience in composites manufacturing research and applications development with industrial partners in the automotive, aerospace, defence, renewable energy and motorsport sectors.

Currently he is heading a manufacturing technology group at Cranfield University and consults for UK companies on new applications feasibility, design and manufacturing costing. 

His research team is focused on the cost effective manufacturing of lightweight composite structures in close partnership with industry.

Starting with Airbus, on manufacturing process development for the A320's carbon fibre components, he then moved to Courtauld's to develop aircraft and medical applications.

At Cranfield, he has led projects developing; wing box structures and high speed fabric laminating systems for Airbus UK, UAV airframes for BAE SYSTEMS, wing components with Bombardier, new types of prepregs and fabrics with Hexcel Composites and Sigmatex, automotive platforms with Caterham Cars and Axon Automotive, an electric sports car body with Nissan UK and Lotus Cars, formula 1 car suspension components and crash structures with McLaren Racing, a motorcycle sub-frame with M├ętisse Motorcycles.
Currently, Andrew is investigating four areas of composites design and manufacturing through EPSRC, Innovate UK and industrial funding:

  • High rate, automated manufacturing processes for automotive components using compression moulding and RTM of hybridised continuous and chopped fibre materials
  • High speed joining techniques using embedded metallic fittings within carbon fibre, thermoplastic matrix structures
  • Techniques for automated multi-materials forming for automotive structures
  • Knowledge tools for materials and process selection, manufacturing costing and guidelines for lightweight composites design and manufacturing
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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 8TH CONSECUTIVE YEAR

After continuous global growth and expansion the Global Automotive Lightweight Materials Europe 2019 conference is returning with a brand new programme with two full days focusing on the theme of High Performance Lightweight Materials for Electric Vehicle Body and Battery Structures.

Summit participants will learn about new material characteristics, key application areas and about overcoming real-world limitations for:

  • New Steels & Mixed Metals Including Super High Strength Steels And Innovations To The Aluminium Series
  • Innovations In Low Cost Composites Including The Use Of Recycled Composites
  • Combining Hybrid Materials To Improve Material Performance Including Stiffness
  • Developments In Lower Cost Glass-Fiber Technologies To Compete With Aluminium

This will include in-depth investigation into the latest developments and trends in multi-material architectures, material evaluation and selection strategies, innovative applications for the latest high strength steels, advanced aluminium alloys, composites, thermoplastics and emerging 'frontier' materials, component weight reduction strategies, as well as best use practices with innovative joining technologies and processes for BIW and many more.

Summit participants will benefit from:

  • New agenda topics and themes researched with industry peers that fully reflect the industry's evolution to a new generation of vehicles, including how the design and technical challenges posed by EVs in terms of costs and margins are being overcome.
  • A highly informative mix of practical in-depth technical sessions, case study-led presentations and forward looking panels featuring leading OEMs, supplier innovations, technical experts and engineering professionals
  • Technology innovation showcase comprising world leading providers of advanced materials, technologies, manufacturing solutions and live demonstrations in the adjoining exhibition hall to ensure participants are fully up-to-speed on key industry developments and directions
  • Unrivalled networking opportunities including lunches, coffee breaks and cocktail party that ensure an interactive, dynamic gathering for engineers from OEMs, leading suppliers and technology innovators on automotive structures and materials
  • A unique holistic perspective offering practical insights and thought leadership on lightweighting covering advanced materials, body structures, bev battery structures and related integration and optimisation issues, CAE and simulation tools and techniques, joining and testing technologies, coupled with best practices and business cases for implementing those advancements into existing production lines.

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