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22-24 August 2017, Detroit, MI

GALM 2017

The North American automotive industry is undergoing considerable changes at present. The world's leading automotive lightweight materials conference providing design solutions, material strategies and lightweighting insights will take place from 22-24 August in Detroit, MI, USA.

The North American automotive industry is undergoing considerable changes at present. The review of CAFE standards, autonomous vehicle technologies development, push on powertain lightweighting and considerable uptake in electric vehicles are among the key factors that play an important role in the way the automotive industry will approach its lightweighting strategies going forward.

Apart from the major trends that get the industry leads revising their medium and long-term strategies, the sector is largely influenced by technical developments on the design, engineering and manufacturing levels directly related to lightweight materials.

The 3rd generation steels, magnesium, additive manufacturing, increasing use of plastics and composites and new developments in multi-material joining methods offer a lot of potential for those that are able to adopt them early and cost effectively.

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