Global Automotive Lightweight Materials 2014: Multi Material Supply & Manufacturing Summit


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This year, the internationally renowned Global Automotive Lightweight Materials (GALM) Initiative returns to London.with the mission of:

- Supporting the delivery of aggressive lightweighting by securing the global supply base for aluminium, magnesium, high strength steel and composites

- Integrating joining and forming technologies for multi-material manufacturing to enable commercially feasible, high volume, lightweight vehicle manufacturing on a global platform.

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Global Automotive Lightweight Materials 2014: Multi Material Supply & Manufacturing Summit

  1. 1. The Industry Leading Global Automotive Lightweight Materials Initiative SAVE £100 23rd-24th April 2014 | London | UK Securing The Global Supply Base For Aluminium, Magnesium, High Strength Steel & Composites, And Integrating Joining & Forming Technologies Register By Friday 8th March 2014 OEM Rates Available. See Inside For Details BRAND N EW aBody-In -White E xhibitio aOEM Spe akers inclu n Showcase ding Merce S-Class Exc des lusive To Enable Commercially Feasible, High Volume, Lightweight Vehicle Manufacturing On A Global Platform Expert Insights From 20+ International Vehicle OEM’s, Material Suppliers And Lightweighting Experts Including: Brand New Agenda For 2014 • GLOBAL AVAILABILITY OF SUPPLY: Ensuring The Global Supply Of Aluminium, Magnesium, High Strength Steel And Composites To Enable High Volume Lighweight Vehicle Manufacturing On A Global Platform • BUSINESS CASE FOR MATERIAL MIX: Justifying The Business Cases For Material Decisions Based On Cost Of Material, Cost Of Scale Up, Performance Benefit, And Total Co2 Model Lifecycle Matthias Hoefer Project Leader – S- Class Mercedes-Benz Mark White Chief Technical Specialist – Lightweight Vehicle Structures Jaguar Land Rover • METALS RECYCLING: Identifying Cost-Efficient And Low-Energy Approaches For Collecting, Segregating, And Reusing Recycled Scrap Material After The Life Of The Vehicle John Catterall • TIER 1 CAPABILITY: Suppliers’ Strategic Visions For Supporting Increased Automotive Demand And Responding To The Changing Material Needs Of Vehicle OEMs In 2014 And Beyond General Motor • MULTI-MATERIAL JOINING: Assessing Cutting Edge Fastening Technology To Allow For Multi-Material Vehicle Structures • FORMING OF ALUMINIUM: In Depth Analysis Comparing And Contrast Stamping, Extrusions, Casting and Forging To Identify Optimal Forming Technique Per Application • DESIGN OF CARBON FIBRE: Designing For Manufacturing Of Composites To Take Advantage Of Reduced Assembly Costs, Enhanced Structural Strength And Substantial Weight Reductions • MULTI-MATERIAL CASE STUDIES: Justifying Material Selection And Overcoming Barriers Of Cost, Infrastructure And Manufacturing To Enable Production Of Commercially Viable Lightweight Vehicles • PER MATERIAL, PER APPLICATION ANALYSIS: Aluminium, Magnesium, Carbon Fibre Composites And Ultra High Strength Steel • ALUMINIUM COATING AND TREATING: Treating And Coating Aluminium Structural Components To Maintain Structural Integrity In Adverse Environments, Avoid Degradation Of Performance, Resist Corrosion And Improve Optical Performance Engineering Group Manager - Body Structures Oliver Schuarte Head of Technology Development Composites Audi Daryl Grieg Group Chief Engineer, Vehicle Integration Lotus Cars Lee Bateup Innovation Manager - Advanced Vehicle Technologies Bentley Andy Smith Principal Engineer - Composite Research McLaren Simon Black Senior Manager - Body Structures Jaguar Land Rover Markus Schneider Partners: M Follow us @AutomotiveInnov Manager Processing Technology Toho Tenax
  2. 2. What’s New For GALM 2014 1. Onsite Exhibition Of Body-In-White And Complete Vehicles Our brand new Vehicle Showcase Area will host lightweight body in whites from OEMs including Mercedes, Jaguar Land Rover and McLaren to give participants a first hand view of recently released lightweight vehicles and allow speakers to elaborate on their presentations in the extended networking breaks 2. Overcoming Global Challenges Of Lightweighting As OEMs expand beyond their domestic markets and begin implementing global platform strategies, this year the series is taking an increased focus on the global availability of raw materials, manufacturing capabilities and tier 1 support to enable the production of vehicles on a global scale 3. Mercedes-Benz Debut Keynote On Award Winning S-Class Mercedes-Benz will be making their GALM debut with a bang by delivering the Opening Keynote on their award winning S-Class. And that’s not all… Matthias Hoefer will be bringing the Body-In-White to the showcase area allow you to get up-close and personal with the aluminium and steel hybrid structure 4. Business Case For Material Mix Keynote Jaguar Land Rover, General Motors and Nissan will provide perspectives on justifying the business cases for material decisions based on cost of material, cost of scale up, performance benefit, and total CO2 model lifecycle 5. Metals Recycling Simon Black will be revealing Jaguar Land Rovers cost-efficient and low-energy approaches for collecting, segregating, and reusing recycled scrap material after the life of the vehicle Lightweight Vehicle Exhibition For the first time in the Global Automotive Lightweight Vehicle Series, we are pleased to announce that this year we will be holding a brand new vehicle exhibition showcase including bodies-in-white of the Mercedes S-Class, P1 McLaren and JLR Range Rover Evoque. OEMs that have pioneered some of the most advanced lighweighting projects from across the world will be bringing full size vehicles that will be displayed within the conference area for you to view, touch and inspect throughout the two day event. 6. Global Tier 1 Capability In response to audience demand, this year in addition to an expanded Material Suppliers Panel, tier 1 suppliers will be featured on stage revealing strategic visions for supporting increased automotive demand and responding to the changing material needs of vehicle OEMs in 2014 and beyond 7. McLaren P1 Showcase How To Design For Manufacturing Of Composites A brand new presentation focusing on how to take advantage of reduced assembly costs, enhanced structural strength and substantial weight reductions 8. Aluminium Coating And Treating In response to heightened use of Aluminium in Body Structures, this year a technical session will focus on treating and coating aluminium structural components to maintain structural integrity in adverse environments, avoid degradation of performance, resist corrosion and improve optical performance 9. Increased Focus On Composite Forming And Repair Strategy In response to increased OEM use of Composites, this year the morning of day two will feature sessions analysing the processing techniques of Thermoset vs. Thermoplastic composites and showcasing how to design for manufacturing of carbon fibre to maximise the benefits of composite material 10. Forming Of Aluminium This year an additional in depth analysis comparing and contrasting stamping, extrusions, casting and forging has been included to identify optimal forming technique per application 11. Optimising Through Lightweight Design Briefings on part consolidation, packaging efficiency and designing for fiber reinforced composite structures have also now been introduced into the programme 12. CAE Simulation With increased use of lightweight materials in multi material vehicles, OEMs require state of the art CAE software to allow for accurate modelling of lightweight and multi-material vehicles, learn how they are using this technology and their future demands.  +44 (0) 800 098 8489
  3. 3. SAVE £200 Supporting The Delivery Of Aggressive Lightweighting Register By Friday 21st February 2014 From Our Previous GALM Events The past two years have seen rapid developments in automotive lightweighting efforts with the eagerly anticipated release of the BMW I Series, Mercedes S-Class, Lamborghini Aventator, McLaren P1, Ford F150 and the 420kg weight reduction of the Range Rover to name a few. With Aluminium and Carbon Fibre emerging as what seem to be the front runners in achieving lightweight results in luxury brands, it is still unclear which material combination will dominate the mass market. Despite the above ground-breaking achievements in key areas, OEMs are still searching to develop technical strategies solutions for cost-effectively integrating lightweight materials into multi-material vehicles and securing lightweight materials and components on a global platform. As OEMs begin to reveal their material strategies and expand beyond their domestic markets, the need to secure global material and Tier 1 supplier capability has never been more important. This year, the internationally renowned Global Automotive Lightweight Materials (GALM) Initiative returns to London with the mission of 1) Supporting the delivery of aggressive lightweighting by securing the global supply base for aluminium, magnesium, high strength steel and composites 2) Integrating joining and forming technologies for multi-material manufacturing to enable commercially feasible, high volume, lightweight vehicle manufacturing on a global platform. What Makes GALM The Industry Leading Event? 1. OVER 1000 ATTENDEES: Since launch, the GALM series has doubled in size hosting over 1000 automotive professional attendees so far, from over 50 of the world’s leading OEMs and Tier 1 suppliers in automotive lightweighting. 2. OEM LED: With an OEM-led agenda and more OEM speakers than any other lightweighting forum, the GALM series is globally renowned for being the key lightweighting conference for automotive manufacturers. 3. PRACTICAL SOLUTIONS: Every session on the agenda for this conference has been designed not simply to assess the challenges and problems, but primarily to deliver practical, applicable takeaway solutions based on successful and not so successful case studies from pioneering OEMs who are at the front line of automotive lightweighting a. To help form strategies for selecting optimal multi-material combinations including aluminium, magnesium and composites b. To help identify cost effective routes to achieving scalable solutions for mass-market production for you to implement upon your return to the office. 4. MATERIAL SUPPLIERS PANEL: With the reliability and availability of material supply being a critical driver in lighweighting roll-out, we will be hosting a dedicated material suppliers section including a panel addressing global availability and revealing supplier plans for supporting the increased demand of automotive lightweight materials. 5. EXTENDED PANEL DISCUSSIONS: With idea generation, technical debate and strategic discussion being key to scaling up the manufacture of lightweight vehicles, there will be extended discussions and Q&A sessions throughout, in addition to the 20 case study presentations. Venue Information: The Summit will be held at the Lancaster Hotel Lancaster Terrace London W2 2TY Tel: 020 7551 6000 Web: 6. NETWORKING: Enjoy 8 hours of exclusive networking opportunities between the presentations and discussions, including a networking drinks reception at the end of day one; the perfect setting to discuss ideas and progress with colleagues, peers, new acquaintances and potentially, new partners.  +44 (0) 800 098 8489
  4. 4. Day 1 GLOBAL MATERIAL SUPPLY Wednesday 23 April 2014 rd 8.50 Chair’s Opening Remarks KEYNOTE: MERCEDES S-CLASS 9.00 Revealing The Development And Production Of The Aluminium Hybrid Body-In-White Of The New Mercedes S-Class To Maximise On Customer Benefits And Efficiency • Revealing the material mix of the BIW structure and engine compartment consisting of low carbon steels, high strength steels, aluminium sheet, aluminium casting, aluminium extrusions and plastics • Uncovering the development of the aluminium body-inwhite through 3D body engineering and integration of hybrid technologies in lightweight design to achieve improved aerodynamics, NVH, safety and driving dynamics • Defining the repair concept for the S-Class and highlighting strategies for replaceable parts and section repairs • Explaining the joining strategy and use of thermal, adhesive and mechanical fastenings throughout the vehicle including: adhesive bonding, SPR, clinching, flow drill screwing, spot welding, MIG-brazing, MIG-welding, Robscan and Laser-Welding • Highlighting the production concept strategy to leverage existing infrastructure and allow for flexible engineering premises for the implementation for the body shop of the new s-class Matthias Hoefer, Project Manager Body Shop - S- Class, Mercedes-Benz 9.40 Question & Answer Session KEYNOTE: SECURING GLOBAL SUPPLY 9.50 OEM Strategies For Securing Supply Of Materials And Components To Support The Consistent Production Of High Volume Lightweight Vehicles On A Global Enabled Platform • Reviewing current global capabilities for supply of lightweight materials and parts to identify opportunities for further supply-chain development • Highlighting future plans to develop global manufacturing capability through partnerships with tier 1 and material suppliers • Revealing future material mix strategies and tipping points in progressing from steel dominated platforms to aluminium, magnesium and/or composites • Assessing how to make sure quality is consistent across all platforms in the global supply chain • Approaches to acquire and develop reliable component suppliers in BRIC and less developed countries to maintaining consistent quality globally Mark White, Chief Technical Specialist - Light Weight Vehicle Structures, Jaguar Land Rover Roland Snell, Principal Engineer - Underframe, Aston Martin (Panellist) 10.20 Question & Answer Session GLOBAL SUPPLY CHAIN PANEL 10.30 Suppliers’ Strategic Visions To Support Increased Automotive Demand And Respond To The Changing Material Needs Of Vehicle OEMs In 2014 And Beyond • Revealing suppliers’ plans to work with the automotive industry to increase global capacity and prepare for implementation of new materials into vehicle designs • Evaluating linking strategies of suppliers to deliver a portfolio of products and materials to cater to future OEM requirements as lighter and more advanced materials are necessary • Highlighting potential for cooperation and joint ventures between material suppliers to deliver hybrid material solutions whilst remaining competitive • Uncovering the next step technologies and long term innovation suppliers have in the pipeline for automotive lightweighting Jeremy Taylor, Advanced Performance Planning Manager, Nissan Craig Cowan, President, RB&W Jeff Moyer, Vice President, Meridian 11.00 Question & Answer Session 11.10 Morning Refreshments In Networking Showcase Area GLOBAL MATERIAL SUPPLY REVEALING THE PLANS AND PERSPECTIVES OF MATERIAL SUPPLIERS TO DELIVER GLOBAL SUPPLY OF ALUMINIUM, MAGNESIUM, HIGH STRENGTH STEEL AND COMPOSITES FOR THE AUTOMOTIVE INDUSTRY Day one will provide a global discussion between OEMs, Tier 1’s and Material Suppliers as they develop strategies to overcome challenges of global supply and manufacturing of aluminium, steel, magnesium, and composite materials and components for high volume automotive application • Gaging a realistic timeline of when supply can be secured in sufficient quantity • Future cost projections, pricing strategy and pragmatic measures to control fluctuation of commodity costs on a global scale • Analysing aluminium recycling strategy per continent and how increased use of automotive grade alloys affect the cost and cost stability • Supplier perspectives on the decision process when forecasting the level of penetration aluminium will have in future vehicles • Securing raw material supply of aluminium specifically in Asia to ensure regional deficiencies do not hinder global platform strategies Paul Warton, President, Automotive Structures & Industry, Constellium 12.10 Question & Answer Session CARBON FIBRE COMPOSITES SUPPLY 12.20 Reducing Raw Material Costs To Overcome The Cost Barriers Preventing Wide Scale Adoption Of Carbon Fibre Composites In High Volume Vehicle Production • Engaging material and equipment suppliers to invest in improving automation equipment to increase the process speed and reduce costs of forming composite structural material • Supplier roadmap towards increasing global capacity of composite material to support increased OEM demand in lightweight vehicles • Strategies for developing automation and robotics to reduce labour costs whilst maintaining quality and consistency in when producing composite material • Locating non-structural applications to use short fibre reinforced composites to maximise on low-cost composite grades • Revealing potential joint ventures between tier 1, OEMs and/ or material suppliers to increase capability and allow for hybrid material development Markus Schneider, Manager Processing Technology, Toho Tenax the recycling process by avoiding melting reused material to conserve metal energy for low carbon materials processing • Evaluating the existing scrap metal recycling infrastructure and identifying developments required for efficient and cost effective reuse and recycling • Uncovering financial incentives for alloy segregated scrap metal and opportunities to reuse recycled material in new vehicle platforms to maintain a sustainable supply chain Simon Black, Senior Manager- Body Structures, Jaguar Land Rover 3.30 Question & Answer Session TIER 1 SUPPLY ASSESSING THE LATEST DEVELOPMENTS IN FORMING LIGHTWEIGHT COMPONENTS AND CURRENT GLOBAL SUPPLY CAPABILITIES OF TIER 1 SUPPLIERS TO SUPPORT MULTI-MATERIAL VEHICLES TIER 1 SUPPLIERS: STAMPING 3.40 Examining Current Tier 1 Capabilities For Stamping Of High Strength Steel To Allow OEMs To Capitalise On The Benefits Of Increased Strength, Weight Savings And Reduced Thickness Of Structural Components • Highlighting the current global capabilities for hot stamping in Europe, Americas and BRIC nations to forecast growth of demand • Highlighting the benefits of hot stamping in comparison to cold forming to reduce component weight by reducing sheet thickness and increasing tensile strength • Case studies of hot stamped applications within lightweight vehicles to identify where in the vehicle it has been used • Recognising potential treating and joining concerns and solutions when designing manufacturing of hot stamped components 12.50 Question & Answer Session Gokhan Dogan, Die Process Supervisor, Tool & Die Department, Ford Motor Company 1.00 Networking Lunch In Exhibition Showcase Area 4.10 Question & Answer Session MAGNESIUM SUPPLY 2.00 Magnesium Supplier Strategies: Enabling OEMs To Maximise On The Weight Saving Benefits Of Magnesium In High Volume Production By Addressing Global Availability, Overcoming Corrosion And Reducing Material Costs 4.20 Afternoon Refreshments In Exhibition Showcase Area • Addressing global material availability and securing global supply of automotive grade magnesium to cope with automotive demand • Working towards reducing the cost reducing energy consumption of manufacturing magnesium to reduce total life cycle CO2 emissions • Implementing a global recycling strategy to support end of life derivatives and improve the cost stability of magnesium • Identifying solutions for overcoming corrosion of magnesium to allow for OEMs to take advantage of the weight saving benefits of magnesium Martin Tauber, Vice President, Magontec 2.30 Question & Answer Session ULTRA HIGH STRENGTH STEEL SUPPLY 2.40 Steel Supplier Strategies For Working Cooperatively With OEMs To Guarantee Consistent Supply Of UHSS And Prepare For Implementation Of New Materials Into Vehicles • Discussing the evolution of steel and additional potentials to reduce weight using high strength steel to enable OEMs to use existing infrastructure to cost-effectively meet mass reduction targets • Strategies for enabling supply and use of new grades of steel in emerging markets with less technologically developed manufacturing infrastructure • Unveiling potential collaboration or joint ventures between steel suppliers and other lightweight material suppliers to provide hybrid solutions • Providing up front cost projections for new grades of steel and evaluating long term strategies to retain automotive market share Dr P Rastogi, General Manager, Severstal .K. 3.10 Question & Answer Session ALUMINIUM SUPPLY 11.40 Creating An Action Plan For Securing Raw Material Supply Of Aluminium To Support Global Platform Strategies For OEMs METALS RECYCLING 3.00 Identifying Cost-Efficient And Low-Energy Approaches For Collecting, Segregating, And Reusing Recycled Scrap Material To Meet The EU ELV Directive For Efficient Re-Utilisation And Reprocessing Of Valuable Materials • Assessing current plans to secure production capabilities of • Overcoming segregation issues when recovering mixed- high grade aluminium across continents to support nearterm automotive demand • Reducing the total energy required and CO2 emitted throughout metal scrap from end-of-life vehicles to maintain metal value and adhere to government regulations 5.20 Question & Answer Session TIER 1 CARBON FIBRE & RESIN SUPPLY 5.30 Evaluating Developments In Carbon Fibre And Resin Supply To Reduce Costs, Enhance Manufacturability And Increase Global Capability • Identifying opportunities to produce cheaper fibres and find alternatives to carbon fibres whilst maintaining strength but reducing costs • Identifying new metrics that can maintain mechanical properties, improve curing time to enable the production of high quality composite parts in short time • Comparing the structural strength, cost, and recyclability of using glass fibres or carbon fibres • Highlighting new advancements in resin technology to enable faster takt time of composite components *This session has been reserved for Tier 1 Suppliers of Carbon Fibre* 6.00 Question & Answer Session CASE STUDY: MATERIAL SELECTION 6.10 Reviewing OEM Strategies For Selecting Optimal Multi-Material Combinations Including Aluminium, Magnesium And Composites To Identify Cost Effective Routes To Achieving Scalable Solutions For Mass-Market Production • Identifying the optimal material mix of UHSS, aluminium, magnesium and composites to take advantage of weight savings whilst maintaining costs, performance and quality • Highlighting what grades of aluminium to use and where in the vehicle to maximise on weight savings whilst keeping costs down • Reviewing lightweighting strategies for low budget massmarket vehicles to identify what combinations of materials will deliver the best returns for the least amount of money • Reviewing forming techniques used and sharing what families of materials are looking at casting, sheet and/or extrusions and what has guided those decisions • Shedding light on the argument for reducing weight on the outside of the car to manage inertias and pit the mass element into the middle of the car Mark White, Chief Technical Specialist - Lightweight Vehicle Structures, Jaguar Land Rover Peter Sendall, Manager - Vehicle Performance Planning, Nissan (Panellist) 6.40 Question & Answer Session 6.10 Chair’s Closing Remarks 6.20 - 7.20 Networking Drinks In Exhibition Showcase Area  +44 (0) 800 098 8489
  5. 5. Day 2 MANUFACTURING OF LIGHTWEIGHT MATERIALS Thursday 24 April 2014 th Day two will deliver best practice manufacturing strategies for composite design, joining of dissimilar materials and forming of lightweight materials to provide cost-effective routes towards lightweight mixed-material vehicles 8.50 Chair’s Opening Remarks CARBON FIBRE RECYCLING & REPAIR STRATEGY Daryl Grieg, Group Chief Engineer, Vehicle Integration, Lotus Cars 11.30 OEM Outlook For Diagnosing Damageability And Repair Strategy For Composite Vehicle Bodies To Maintain Structural Performance Throughout The Life Of The Vehicle BUSINESS CASE FOR MATERIAL DECISIONS 9.00 Justifying The Business Case For Additional Expenditure Required For Higher Cost Technologies When Implementing Lightweight Materials Into High Volume Manufacturing • Explaining how OEM’s are justifying the business cases for material decisions including cost of material, cost of scale up, performance benefit, and total co2 model lifecycle • Addressing the economic issue of deciding at what point to make the switch from steel to aluminium and aluminium to composites to identify the tipping point for transformational change • Delivering cost projections for scale up of infrastructure, material outlay and testing to calculate cost increase in comparison to steel • Investigating the potential returns on recycling scrap metal and how this can justify material expenditure • Adapting vehicle architecture to accommodate use of new materials and higher cost technology and how much additional cost this will require John Catterall, Engineering Group Manager - Body Structures, General Motors Peter Sendall, Manager - Vehicle Performance Planning, Nissan Roland Snell, Principal Engineer - Underframe, Aston Martin (Panellist) 9.30 Question & Answer Session COMPOSITE FORMING & REPAIR STRATEGY ANALYSING PROCESSING TECHNIQUES OF THERMOSET VS. THERMOPLASTIC COMPOSITES AND SHOWCASING HOW TO DESIGN FOR MANUFACTURING TO MAXIMISE THE BENEFITS OF COMPOSITE MATERIAL THERMOSET VS. THERMOPLASTICS 9.40 Assessing The Trade Offs Of Cost, Speed, Performance And Recyclability Of Thermoset Vs. Thermoplastic Composites To Find The Optimal Route To High Volume Manufacturing • Highlighting the benefits of using nylon and polypropylene based materials to enable remoulding and recycling • Comparing the structural performance, takt time and recyclability of thermoset and thermoplastic materials • Investigating the recyclability potential for thermoset composites to take advantage of structural performance • Identifying opportunities to improve the performance of thermoplastic materials to take advantage of the ability to reuse and recycle material • Comparing the cost benefit of thermoset vs. thermoplastic composite materials to evaluate which material provides the most cost effective solution Lee Bateup, Innovation Manager - Advanced Vehicle Technologies, Bentley 10.10 Question & Answer Session 10.20 Morning Refreshment Break In Exhibition Showcase Area DESIGNING FOR COMPOSITES 10.50 Showcasing How To Design For Manufacturing Of Composites To Take Advantage Of Reduced Assembly Costs, Enhanced Structural Strength And Substantial Weight Reductions • Strategy for diagnosing and repairing damage in the field to maintain the structural performance and safety requirements throughout the life of the vehicle • Approaches to diagnose and assess the extent to which damage has officered • Identifying opportunities to repair patches on damaged components rather than repairing the entire components • Overcoming the lack of data when using simulations to provide crash modelling of thermoplastics and maintain safety characteristics of current thermoplastic materials Jan Kuppinger, Polymer Engineering - Composites, Fraunhofer ICT 12.00 Question & Answer Session 12.10 Networking Lunch In Exhibition Showcase Area JOINING OF DISSIMILAR MATERIALS IN-DEPTH ANALYSIS OF APPLICATIONS OF JOINING TECHNOLOGIES USED IN MIXED-MATERIAL VEHICLES CASE STUDY: JOINING ALUMINIUM & STEEL 1.10 Discussing OEM Strategies For Using Welding, Adhesive And/Or Mechanical Joining Methods To Join Aluminium And Steel Whilst Preventing Preferential Corrosion Of The Aluminium At The Bond • Revealing the decision process behind the current strategy for joining steel and aluminium and evaluating how this technique affects the processing time and relative cost of joint • Comparing chosen technique with new fastening technologies of self piercing rivets, adhesive bonding, friction stir welding, high strength fasteners • Rivalling self piercing rivets (SPR) as an alternative to welding to assessing how new fastening methods can cost effectively take over from traditional joining techniques • Pairing joining strategies with compatible forming techniques to harness the advantages of the materials and maintain structural performance • Highlighting applications for adhesive bonding and understanding how to measure variation and guarantee reliability and repeatability of adhesively bonded joints CAE SIMULATION ADVANCEMENTS IN CAE ANALYSIS AND SIMULATION TECHNIQUES FOR ACCURATE DESIGN OF LIGHTWEIGHT AND MULTI-MATERIAL VEHICLES CAE SIMULATION 2.30 Exploring Advancements In CAE Simulation And Overcoming The Lack Of Design Data To Allow For Accurate Modelling Of Lightweight And Multi-Material Vehicles • Roadmap towards simulation methods that can accurately predict failures in composite vehicles from beginning design to final performance • Utilising manufacturing simulations to understand the technology and to predict how it will perform in the plant to accurately guarantee quality and enhance manufacturing processes • Identifying developments in software analysis for high performance composites and additional tools for designers to use for all composite materials • Overcoming barriers of lack of design data and material charactarisation to overcome current limitations preventing the full potential of CAE modelling • Assessing capabilities of advanced simulation software for high strength steel and aluminium can predict how properties can chance throughout and after the hot stamping process Roland Snell, Principal Engineer - Underframe, Aston Martin 3.00 Question & Answer Session 3.10 Afternoon Refreshments In Exhibition Showcase Area FORMING AND COATING ALUMINIUM FOR USE IN LIGHTWEIGHT VEHICLES TO MAXIMISE ON WEIGHT SAVING BENEFITS WHILST PREVENTING PREFERENTIAL CORROSION OF THE ALUMINIUM ALUMINIUM COATING AND TREATING 3.40 Treating And Coating Aluminium Structural Components To Maintain Structural Integrity In Adverse Environments, Avoid Degradation Of Performance, Resist Corrosion And Improve Optical Performance • Evaluating benefits of pre-coating materials and individually 1.40 Question & Answer Session pre-treating components to alleviate material interaction and electro galvanic corrosion by managing interfaces • Developing dip technique and electro static coatings to be used for composite materials to protect against corrosion • Vehicle level testing methods and stress time exposure for coatings to evaluate durability and corrosion life to avoid degradation of performance or optical appearance • Specifications for pre-treatment and paint systems for aluminium & aluminium alloys to ensure structural components maintain integrity in adverse environments JOINING COMPOSITES TO STEEL 4.10 Question & Answer Session 1.50 Investigating Joining Innovations And Alternatives For Joining Steel With Composites In Lightweight Vehicles To Maintain Joint Integrity ALUMINIUM CASTINGS 4.20 Exploring New Developments And Applications For High Pressure Die-Casting As A Solution For Forming Aluminium For Use In Multi-Material Vehicles Craig Cowan, President, RB&W • Highlighting applications for adhesive bonding between composites and steel and assessing the pros and cons compared to alternative joining techniques • Ascertaining suitable coatings and techniques to reliably join composites to steel to minimise risk of corrosion and durability issues • Strategies for overcoming challenges of increased relative cost of joint and takt time faced in assembly of multi-material vehicles • Addressing the best techniques for attaching fasteners to carbon fiber bodies • Understanding specific challenges faced in assembly and how were they solved • Reviewing how joining to carbon fiber affects processing time and relative cost of joint • Outlining the advancements in manufacturing technologies needed including cost of hardware, software, and necessary infrastructure upgrades • Identifying applications of high pressure die-casting John Catterall, Engineering Group Manager - Body Structures, General Motors 4.50 Question & Answer Session Andy Smith, Principal Engineer- Composite Research, McLaren 11.20 Question & Answer Session 2.20 Question & Answer Session 5.10 End of Conference • Unlocking the full potential of fibre reinforced composite structures through designing multi-functioning parts, removal of duplication and reducing part complexity • Harnessing simulation software for complex modelling design to assist in identifying opportunities for weight savings and reduced need for joining in the assembly • Evaluating the drivers for using composite materials to establish whether benefits of weight savings, structural stiffness and reduced assembly costs can deem additional cost worthwhile • Offsetting the costs of the raw material through improvement and production and manufacturing of composites • Roadmap towards educating design engineers to adapt traditional techniques to learn how to design for carbon fibre specific structures • Utilising advanced simulation to evaluate vehicle packaging to identify opportunities to reduce material usage to get the best utilisation to evaluate where in the vehicle best accommodates aluminium castings • Assessing the quality and guaranteeing consistency of high pressure die castings to reduce process variables for design purposes • Outlining advancements in manufacturing technologies needed, including cost of hardware, software and necessary infrastructure upgrades to leverage current infrastructure • Evaluating variations of casting processes in comparison to high pressure die casting including low pressure casting, squeeze casting • Modelling the mechanical properties of aluminium and magnesium castings to give an indication of casting quality Michael Lough, Body-In-White Materials Manager, Jaguar Land Rover 5.00 Chair’s Closing Remarks  +44 (0) 800 098 8489
  6. 6. Sponsorship Opportunities Global Lightweight Materials Initiative offers a unique platform for you to deliver your message, raise awareness and network with industry leaders who are devising aggressive lightweighting strategies and looking to find cost effective routes to integrating lightweight materials into multi-material vehicles. Achieving Your Business And Marketing Objectives At The Summit Who Will You Meet: Attendee Job Titles DEMONSTRATE THOUGHT LEADERSHIP Advanced Lightweight Materials for the automotive sector is a growing area of technological development. You may be pioneering these advances, but do your customers know what differentiates you from your competitors? Use targeted, editorially reviewed keynotes and case studies to demonstrate thought leadership to your target audience. RAISE BRAND AWARENESS AND INCREASE YOUR PROFILE Any solutions selected by Vehicle OEMs must be subjected to careful comparative cost-benefit analysis. Of course automakers take into account, profile, credibility and market leadership when selecting suppliers to support, their lightweighting strategies. Your organisation must be at the forefront when these decisions are made. Cement your leadership position with targeted branding and profiling campaigns directed at the leading Vehicle OEMs. MEET AND NETWORK WITH DECISION MAKERS 20% Heads of Lightweighting Strategy 16% Chief Engineers 12% Principal Engineer 24% Senior Managers of Body Structures 10% Senior Material Specialist Thought leadership, branding and profiling are converted into contracts through extensive face-to-face relationship building. As a dedicated event to Lightweight Materials, this intimate forum enables you to meet specific job titles in one place at one time, giving you the best possible chance of influencing key decision makers. 18% Engineers (BIW, Manufacturing, Composites) Attendee Organisation Type To secure your booth or discuss tailor-made sponsorship packages, contact: Andy Barrett + 44 (0) 800 098 8489 53% Vehicle OEMs 17% Material Suppliers 25% Material Manufacturer Suppliers GALM UK Series Attendees Geography: 5% R&D Institutions GALM UK has so far attracted attendees from 25+ countries in the world. 3% CANADA 16% U.S.A 2% MEXICO 20% UK 18% GERMANY 1% DENMARK 5% BELGIUM 1% AUSTRIA 3% NETHERLANDS 1% LUXEMBOURG 1% SWITZERLAND 1% HUNGARY 7% FRANCE 3% SPAIN 3% BRASIL 7% ITALY “Good all around, very open discussion with various presenters. Broad representation of the industry. Will come next year”. 2% RUSSIA 2% ISRAEL 1% JAPAN 4% CHINA 2% SOUTH KOREA 1% TAIWAN 2% QATAR 2% INDIA SENIOR MATERIAL ENGINEER, BENTLEY MOTORS 1% THAILAND 2% AUSTRALIA “Good combination of OEM and Suppliers” CHIEF: BODY IN WHITE, FERRARI  +44 (0) 800 098 8489
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