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GALM Asia 2016 to Continue Leading Trends for Automotive Lightweight Materials and Manufacturing Technologies

Jul 18, 2016 | By Steve Chuang

The upcoming GALM Asia 2016 will return to Shanghai on September 28-29 (photo courtesy of LGBC).The upcoming GALM Asia 2016 will return to Shanghai on September 28-29 (photo courtesy of LGBC).

The 3rd Annual Global Automotive Lightweight Materials Congress Asia (GALM Asia) is scheduled September 28-29, 2016 in Shanghai, to continue leading global trends for automotive lightweight materials and manufacturing technologies, with a brand new agenda focus and a fully revamped speaker line-up that includes the largest automotive OEMs (original equipment manufacturers) and material suppliers from across the globe.

Organized by U.K.-based London Business Conference Group (LBCG), this OEM-led event will bring together top international OEMs and suppliers to tackle key questions of designing lightweight structures and selecting the optimal combination of high strength steel, aluminum and reinforced plastics, to help OEMs create the next generation of lightweight vehicles meeting new regulatory standards on safety, emissions and performance.

Obviously an auto industry summit, GALM Asia is attended by decision makers, directors, senior managers and engineers from leading global OEMs in automobile-related sectors, including material engineering, CAE (computer aided engineering) and BIW (body in white) design, manufacturing and joining, new energy and structural innovation.

The upcoming GALM Asia 2016 will give participants a close look at various lightweight engineering approaches for mixed material bodies developed by globally prestigious automotive engineers from across Asia, the U.S. and Europe. Through actionable, transferrable insights delivered by those experts at the venue, Asian OEMs will better understand the factors driving material selection in Europe, the U.S. and Asia.

Invited OEMs at the summit will present advanced design architectures for aluminum, high strength steel and composites, including the latest tooling, processing & joining techniques to ensure the next generation of vehicles meet tough international standard on safety, emissions and sustainability.

The 2016 agenda of this 2-day conference is outlined as shown below: 
• Understanding lightweight engineering approaches for mixed material bodies from across Asia, the US and Europe to deliver actionable, transferrable insight for Asian OEMs

• Insight into the future of safety and emission regulations, enabling OEMs and suppliers to work together towards meeting carbon emission requirements

• Case studies on design architectures, material selection and innovative structural design using high strength steel, aluminum, reinforced plastics and composites for creating the lightest, most efficient batteries and hybrid powertrain systems for new energy vehicles

• Quantifying the availability of materials in Asia and the extent to which they can be applied in automotive design

• The latest innovations and technologies for constructing electric batteries and hybrid powertrain systems

• Strategies for reducing weight at the early development stages, instilling lightweight at the core of vehicle design

Also, key speakers will include Xiong Fei, R&D Technical Director, Geely; Lei Shi, Technical Director, Great Wall Motor; Liu Ming, Lab Group Manager Advanced Materials, General Motors; John Yan, Executive Expert CAE, Geely; Ma Fangwu, Chief Engineer, Geely Research Institute; Kedar Godse, Divisional Manager Cab Design, Tata Motors; Zheng Li Yao, CEO, Shenzhen High Tech Research Institute; Kim Dongok, Representative, Korea Automotive Technology Institute (KATECH)
 
Conference Summary



Day One GLOBAL LIGHTWEIGHTING TRENDS AND ADVANCED STEEL & ALUMINIUM ARCHITECTURES      
• Breakfast briefing: Intelligence sharing on global emissions regulations to set the context for the future direction of automotive design
• Factors driving material selection in Europe, USA and Asia
• Advanced design architectures for aluminum and high strength steel including the latest tooling, processing & joining techniques
• Practical examples and case-studies detailing how to transition from traditional steel to aluminum and high strength steel components
• Quantifying the availability of aluminum in Asia and the extent to which it can be applied in automotive design
• Panel and roundtable discussions with suppliers on the technological needs of OEMs in Asia

Day Two LIGHTWEIGHT ELECTRIC AND HYBRID VEHICLE DESIGNS, MULTI-MATERIAL JOINING & ADVANCED COMPOSITE MATERIALS              
• Material selection and innovative structural design for creating the lightest, most efficient batteries for new energy vehicles

• The latest innovations and technologies for constructing hybrid powertrain systems

• Strategies for reducing weight at the early development stages, instilling lightweight at the core of vehicle design

• The latest innovations in multi-material joining techniques

• Long term strategies for developing and applying magnesium, reinforced plastics and carbon fibre

Source: LGBC


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