Lightweight Vehicle Manufacturing: Joining & Forming Focus 2015

Venue: Westin Southfield Detroit Hotel

Location: Detroit, Michigan, United States

Event Date/Time: Apr 14, 2015 End Date/Time: Apr 15, 2015
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Reducing The Cost Of Multi-Material Lightweight Joining & Forming: Created Specifically For The Manufacturing Job Functions REDUCING COSTS. REDUCING CYCLE TIME. JOINING MIXED MATERIAL IN HIGH VOLUME.

Regardless of how different the vehicle design is, how advanced the manufacturing plant is and how large the budget is, every large scale OEM in the US, Europe and Asia is working towards every single one of these goals.

Every OEM is researching and testing and piloting to figure out three key things:

  • Which joining and forming techniques deliver the highest performance at the lowest costs on different advanced lightweight materials
  • In which parts of the vehicle can these techniques be most cost effectively applied
  • How can they be implemented quickly and cost effectively into the production line

Everyone has their own answers, but with technology and understanding advancing at break neck speed each year, what was the best today is rarely the best tomorrow.

THE US-WIDE WEIGHT REDUCTION DRIVE ADVANCES AT PACE

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Department of Transportation's National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) are issuing final rules to extend the National Program to further reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and improve fuel economy for model years 2017 through 2025 light-duty vehicles. These are projected to result in an average industry fleet wide level of 163 grams/mile of carbon dioxide (CO2) in model year 2025 (equivalent to 54.5 mpg vs. 29 mpg in 2013). With these regulations in place, OEMs are under increasing pressure to further explore all possible methods and strategies that will help ensure these stringent standards are cost effectively met. OEMs have ranked "meeting of the fuel efficiency and emission targets" as the top challenge that they presently face.

THE INTEGRAL OEM-LED JOINING AND FORMING KNOWLEDGE EXCHANGE RETURNS TO DETROIT - 2ND YEAR RUNNING

After resounding success in its launch year, Lightweight Vehicle Manufacturing: Joining & Forming Focus 2015 is returning in its second year to equip joining, forming and manufacturing engineering professionals with the very latest case-study based knowledge and shared advanced practices. The carefully selected expert OEM speakers will critically inform delegates about selecting the most suitable methods for joining and forming parts and components made from mixed materials, and how to efficiently and cost-effectively introduce them into the assembly lines.

Venue

1500 Town Center
Detroit
Michigan
United States
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