Lightweight Vehicle Manufacturing Joining & Forming Focus 2016 Detroit (GLMM16)

Organization: American Business Conferences

Venue: Detroit Towers

Location: Detroit , Michigan, United States

Event Date/Time: Feb 24, 2016 End Date/Time: Feb 25, 2016
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Description

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 2025light-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 IS RETURNING TO DETROIT - 3RD YEAR RUNNING

After its resounding success, Lightweight Vehicle Manufacturing: Joining & Forming Focus 2016 will be returning for the third time to equip joining, forming and manufacturing engineering professionals with the very latest case-study based knowledge and shared advanced practices.

Over 20 OEM Presentations Will Be Delivered Over 2 Days Across The Following Topics:

  • CORROSION PROTECTION & COATINGS: Understanding which corrosion mitigation processes are being used to maximize long-term performance of joints in lightweight vehicles
  • MULTI-MATERIAL JOINING: Understanding the latest technologies enabling cost effective and reliable joints for mixed material applications
  • MATERIAL CHARACTERIZATION: Evaluating properties of the new grades of UHSS, aluminum and composites to determine their influence on the selection of multi-material joining and forming technologies
  • PROCESSING ADVANCED COMPOSITES: Understanding how costs and cycle times are being reduced to speed up composite forming to justify the business case for their use in mass produced vehicles
  • UPCOMING TECHNOLOGICAL ADVANCES AND THE NEXT STEPS IN LIGHTWEIGHTING: Examining the very latest joining and forming innovations that could revolutionize costs and discussing what needs done as an industry to reduce costs in the next 3 years

Venue

8162 E. Jefferson Ave.
Detroit
Michigan
United States
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Organizations

American Business Conferences