Lightweighting World Expo
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10/8/2019 to 10/9/2019
When: October 8-9, 2019
Where: Suburban Collection Showplace
Novi, Michigan 
United States

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Lightweighting is moving to a new stage, and while much has been accomplished, the task is getting more difficult. OEMs and suppliers seek to continue the momentum, going deeper into vehicles, components and processes to find the next level of weight savings. All the while, the industry must balance safety and consumer demands. Only Lightweighting World Expo 2019 delivers high-level problem solving for today’s lightweighting applications. 

The 2nd annual Expo features a great opportunity to learn how to position lightweighting technology against other vehicle options, and great networking with speakers and attendees in the exhibition hall. In the area of non-ferrous castings, the speakers include Keynote Ms. April Bagley of FCA/Jeep Wrangler, Adam Smith of AC Floby AB on aluminum metal matrix composite brake discs, Cory Ryner of Busche Performance Group on lightweight suspensions, and from GF Linamar on cast interior structures. A key enabler to the introduction of castings on vehicle body structures are the joining technologies, and you will hear about the advancements in laser welding aluminum to steel from Ms. Kristin Tebo of Coherent, and in structural adhesives from Dr. Leslie Wolschleger of Sika.

Don’t miss the best connected industry-insider, John McElroy of Autoline TV, and the topic that drives most lightweighting, the fuel economy regulations by Michael Hartrick of Automotive Alliance.


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From Lightweighting World magazine, the promoters of the Expo —
“The Lightweighting World Expo strikes a good balance between speakers and exhibition, and we provide insight to the total vehicle. Our goal is to build a high-value venue where attendees learn, network and promote their capabilities in vehicle lightweighting.”

From OEM attendees last year
“Thank you again for introducing me to the Lightweighting World Expo. A lot of synergy at the conference, and I had excellent side discussions.”
Advanced Senior Engineer, Vehicle OEM

“The conference turned out extremely well.”
Global Technical Leader, Lightweight Strategies and Architecture, Vehicle OEM

From a Tier 1 aluminum foundry exhibitor —

“We got more and better contacts at Lighweighting World Expo than we did at this event (referring to metalcasting event).”

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