Increasing pressure from consumers and stronger carbon emission regulations are driving every large-scale OEM in the US to explore the latest materials and manufacturing advances to reduce vehicle weight. The focus now is on minimizing the costs that will help scale up the adoption of lightweight materials.
To deliver the next generation of lightweight vehicles OEMs are critically racing to reduce the costs and cycle times of carbon-fiber composites, aluminium and magnesium. From design modelling and corrosion mitigation to recycling, technology is advancing at break-neck speed and each year OEMs must remain ahead of the learning curve to remain competitive on the forecourt.
Each of the three days will have a unique focus to deliver a new level of detail and applicability to global OEMs. In addition, the extended agenda will provide unrivaled networking opportunities with two networking drinks and dinners and networking breakfasts, lunches and refreshment breaks.
The event will take place on 18-20 August 2015, in Detroit, USA.