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With new lightweight developments creating challenges in vehicle assembly and driving continual changes to plant infrastructure, manufacturing OEMs are rapidly trying to learn how to cost effectively weld, rivet, form and cast lightweight vehicles on a global platform. Driven by the need to improve fuel economy and reduce carbon emissions, automotive OEMs are reducing vehicle weights by using advanced materials such as high-strength steel, aluminium and even magnesium alloys. The company-critical responsibility of making sure these global strategies are executed efficiently and cost effectively on the factory floor of course, lies with the senior professionals in charge of Manufacturing, Engineering, Body Shop, Assembly and Production Line.
For the first time, the GALM series has now created a congress specially designed for experts who are actively pioneering key technologies, deciding on joining methods and cost effectively implementing welding, bonding and riveting technologies to economically, rapidly and consistently join high strength steel, aluminium and carbon fiber composites.
ENABLING HIGH VOLUME, MULTI-MATERIAL VEHICLE MANUFACTURING
The mission of the Global Lightweight Vehicle Manufacturing Congress 2014 is to tactically support the OEM manufacturing community in the constant changing infrastructure by delivering tried and tested case studies and pioneering research on the cost effectiveness, speed and reliability of the world's leading lightweight joining technologies. Our OEM speaker faculty will address how to choose the right joining methods for each application by showing how welding, bonding and riveting technologies can be cost effectively implemented on high volume lightweight vehicle lines using state of the art applications with high strength steel, aluminum and carbon fiber composites.