An automotive lightweighting conference has been scheduled for early next year in Detroit.
American Business Conferences announced the sixth edition of the Lightweight Materials Joining, Forming & Manufacturing Innovation Summit. It will be in Detroit on Feb. 19-20.
The transition by OEMs to a new generation of electric vehicles is placing increased emphasis on new for lightweight vehicle manufacturing processes and integrated assembly.
This summit will explore new manufacturing technologies and solutions being adopted for EVs, including adoption of multi-material components and structures, to optimize structural integrity, meet safety and NVH objectives and achieve mass reduction to offset heavy batteries.
The first day will look at implementing technologies, new tools and processes for:
–Mixed-metal & low-cost composite joining.
–Application optimization of adhesives.
–Testing Of joints for quality control and non-destructive evaluation.
Day two’s topics include:
–Exploiting new manufacturing 4.0 technology innovations
–Simulation and advancements in material systems that enable more automation and faster processing.
The conference will also cover subjects such as 3D printing and artificial intelligence.
For a full agenda and details of speakers including General Motors, Nahindra NATC, CLICK HERE.