International Automotive OEMs With The Following Job Titles:

  • Director of Lightweighting
  • Head of Lightweight Design
  • Head of Materials and Manufacturing Processes
  • Director Mass, Energy and Aerodynamics
  • Director of Complete Vehicle Engineering
  • Director Advanced Vehicle Technologies
  • Group Chief Engineer
  • Chief Engineers - Body Engineering
  • Chief Vehicle Architecture Engineer
  • Senior Manager Body Structures
  • Function Group Manager – Body Structures
  • Manager Lightweight Construction and Vehicle Weight
  • Director of Technical Development
  • Head of Technology Development - Composites
  • Technical Fellow – Body-In-White
  • Senior Engineering Specialist
  • Head of Polymers and Fluids
  • Key Specialist for Materials Concepts
  • Co2 Technology Innovations Lead
  • Material Development Manager & Engineers

Plus Industry Stakeholders From...

  • Raw Material Suppliers of Aluminium, Magnesium, Steel
  • Carbon fibre producers
  • Tier 1 & Tier 2 Suppliers
  • Resin, additive and coating suppliers
  • Experts in high pressure die casting
  • Composites processors
  • Market analysts and consultants
  • Technologists in RTM
  • Engineers and designers
  • Equipment and machinery manufacturers
  • Waste management facilitators
  • Acrylic and alternative fibre producers
  • Carbon fibre recyclers
  • Technical Leaders in Superformed Components
  • Academics and researchers in materials

Global Automotive Lightweight Materials 2013

Designing and manufacturing a commercially viable lightweight vehicle, whilst maintaining structural performance, remains a top priority for the automotive industry, as they battle to meet stringent carbon emissions targets and fulfill consumer demands for highly fuel efficient vehicles.

However, significant cost barriers remain across the advanced lightweight materials cycle from procurement and manufacturing processes to end of life recycling.

Global Automotive Lightweight Materials is the industry leading OEM led forum tackling aggressive lightweighting through a unique per material analysis to assess how to successfully integrate multi-materials into vehicles, identify what combination of materials can offer the highest cost benefit application, and decipher how mass production can be achieved at a reasonable cost.

Bringing Together Over 20 Vehicle OEM Lightweighting Experts And Material Suppliers In 2013 To Discuss:


INTEGRATING MULTI-MATERIALS INTO VEHICLES: Overcoming Both The Cost And Performance, Technical And Strategic Barriers For Enabling High Volume Production Of Lightweight Mixed Material Vehicles As The Key To Delivering Commercially Viable Weight Reduction

DESIGNING FOR COST EFFECTIVE WEIGHT REDUCTION: Understanding The Synergistic Impact Of Lightweight Body Structures Across The Entire Vehicle To Identify Cost Savings

MATERIAL SELECTION: Assessing How OEMs Are Approaching Realisation Of Vehicle Lightweighting In Terms Of Material Selection And Weight Targets To Fully Understand Market Trends

REAL-WORLD CASE STUDIES: Showcasing Practical Demonstrations On Multi-Material, Aluminium Application, Mass Produced, And Use Of Composite Components

MATERIAL SUPPLIERS' PANEL: Revealing The Strategic Vision Of Material Suppliers To Manage Increased Demand And Achieve High Production Volume Targets While Maintaining Quality

SCALABLE GLOBAL INFRASTRUCTURE: Assessing The Cost Implications Of Using Lightweight Materials From A Manufacturing Perspective And The Steps Necessary For High Volume Global Production Capability

HIGH VOLUME PRODUCTION: Taking A Per Material Analysis To Resolve Technical Challenges And Cost Barriers For Mass Production Of Composites, Aluminium and Magnesium

JOINING TECHNIQUES: Benchmarking Joining Strategies To Support Mixed Material Vehicles - Outlining Cost-Performance Analysis On Different Techniques For Different Material Combinations

LIFE CYCLE ASSESSMENT: Examining The Total Life Cycle Analysis Of Multi-Material Vehicles From Production, And Manufacturing To Repair And Recycling For Insights Into Overall Contribution To CO2 Reduction And Cost Implications From Cradle To The Grave

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Altair Engineering

"The London Global Automotive Lightweight Materials Conference brought together senior level delegates and highlighted the importance...



  • Share in comprehensive per material analysis to decipher how to achieve sufficient scalability of lightweight materials: Assessing realistic solutions to both technically and commercially enable automation
  • Benchmark your gram strategy and benefit from a 360° analysis of how OEMs are approaching lightweighting challenges to meet emissions targets and deliver improved fuel economy to the customer
  • Hear directly from Material Suppliers on their approach to establishing a consolidated global supply chain, allowing a commercially acceptable source of advanced lightweight materials across the automotive industry
  • Discover the most innovative body-in-white weight reduction strategies: Assessing the trade-offs between weight, cost and performance for different multi-material solutions
  • Deliver on reduced CO2 emissions across the vehicle life cycle: Examine how to make efficiencies and reduce wastage across composite material manufacture
  • Engage in collaborative discussions and cultivate relationships across the supply chain including leading R&D institutions, OEMs and Material Suppliers
  • Evaluate the latest technological innovations for designing for manufacturing including joining and forming analysis allowing cost-effective high volume manufacturing of lightweight materials without compromising technical performance
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