Advanced Lightweight Vehicles and Materials Forum

The Forum is dedicated specifically to cutting-edge practices and approaches towards lightweight material solutions, their cost offsetting and recycling simultaneously revealing the best solutions for lightweight materials from both technological and economical perspectives.

  • Gain comprehensive guidance on the principles for lightweight design at Volvo Cars Corporation (VCC) including comparison of metals for mix-material lightweight solutions
  • Receive a full update on the newest technologies in composite sandwich construction?
  • Receive a full review of Intelligent lightweight design – mixing materials to obtain an optimised vehicle solution
  • Develop applicable OEM strategies for lightweight materials
  • Achieve clarification on reuse and recycling of fibre reinforced materials
  • Receive an advanced discussion on best practices for potential lightweight opportunities within today’s cars
  • Receive a full summary of holistic approaches to assist in offsetting the cost of lightweight materials
  • Overcome challenges and create opportunities by establishing innovative lead times and cost efficient tools and dies for lightweight autobody components
  • Overcome the varied challenges of mechanical joining of composites in high volume production
  • Reap the benefits of carbon fiber reinforced plastics
  • Understand the key driving factors for next-generation automotive composites
  • Benefit from the latest developments in materials & applications for Auto thermoplastics composites

Representatives Invited:

  • Vice Presidents
  • Directors
  • Heads
  • Managers
  • Researchers
  • Team-leaders
  • Engineers

Areas of responsibility:

  • Technology, Innovation, Research & Development
  • Auto Components and Mechanisms
  • Lightweight Materials – HSLA, composites, carbon fiber
  • Lightweight Vehicles/Automotive
  • Technical Engineering & Design
  • Business Development
  • Body Warren
  • Quality

Forum Topics:

  • Intelligent Lightweight Design – Mixing Materials to obtain an Optimised Vehicle Solution: Professor Nick Warrior, University of Nottingham
  • Recycling and Reuse of Composite Materials – Transferring Solutions from Aviation to Automotive: Tassilo Witte, Composite Technology Center GmbH
  • The Energy Efficiency of Different CFRP-Process Chains and the Resulting Environmental Impact: Andrea Hohmann, Fraunhofer Institute
  • Innovative Lead Time and Cost Efficient Tools and Dies for Lightweight Autobody Component: Professor and Dr Nader Asnafi, VA Automotive AB
  • Weight Impacts of Energy Saving Powertrain Components / a Multi-Dimensional Optimization: Dr Anton Mayer, Magna

Sponsor/exhibitor contact

Matyas Ostriz
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