Lightweight Design worldwide

, Volume 11, Issue 3, pp 10–11 | Cite as

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June 25 and 26, 2018

Technology Day Hybrid Lightweighting

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On June 25 and 26, 2018, experts and users from industry and research will discuss current trends and new approaches to solutions in lightweight design at the “5th Technologietag Hybrider Leichtbau” (Technology Day Hybrid Lightweighting) in Stuttgart, Germany. According to the organizer, the non-profit economic development corporation Leichtbau BW, the conference with accompanying trade exhibition is the most attended event on hybrid lightweight design. Dr. Wolfgang Seeliger, Managing Director of Leichtbau BW is certain that “the lightweight design phase of pure material substitution is coming to an end. The keywords conceptual lightweight design and multi-material design will gain in importance in the future.” At the conference, concrete solutions are to be presented. Featuring contributions from influencers and initiators, the event is intented to address a cross-industry audience. According to the organizer, this year’s Call for Papers saw more proposals for presentations being submitted than ever before. One of the major topics is conceptual lightweight design: One presentation, for example, will introduce a manufacturing process used in the production of a hybrid subfloor module in multi-material design which has specifically increased component stiffness. In addition, an expert discussion is devoted to the topic of lightweight design in the urban system. Martin Zeilinger (Daimler), Johann Tomforde (Teamobility) and Bernhard Wiedemann (Automotive-bw), among others, will participate in the discussion moderated by Wolfgang Seeliger. The three industry forums on the second day of the event are a novelty at the Technology Day. The Aerospace Forum will be addressing questions such as why some technologies, for example additive manufacturing, are only slowly becoming established and how obstacles can be overcome in order to provide scope for new technologies. On the second day of the event, an organized B2B matching allows small and medium-sized companies to get into conversation with buyers, sellers and technical developers.

June 27 and 28, 2018

MatX 2018

At the International Conference for Material Innovation (MatX), international speakers will demonstrate which materials will be dominating in the future and how the transfer into potential applications and business models will succeed. The event conceived by Bayern Innovativ takes place on June 27 and 28, 2018, in Nuremberg, Germany. With its key topics of additive manufacturing, multi-material design, lightweight design and sustainability, MatX addresses a wide range of topics. The focus is on production processes in the new machine age, lightweight materials and multi-material design for the mobility of the future, advances in additive manufacturing and application examples from everyday life. At the conference, around 500 experts from materials sciences, chemistry, mechanical engineering, process engineering, and users from the mobility and lightweight design sectors, from aerospace, bioeconomics and the energy sector will analyze the potential of new materials developments. In concrete terms, this involves possible solutions for metal compounds in high-temperature applications, the influence of artificial intelligence on the production lines in the factory of the future, or questions of resource requirements and urban mining.

July 3 and 4, 2018

Lightweight Design Congress

The “Leichtbaukongress” (Lightweight Design Congress) organized by VDI and Carbon Composites Technology Network (CCeV) in Graz, Austria, on July 3 and 4, 2018, takes a holistic view on the trend topic of lightweight design. The conflict between lightweight design with regard to requirements for mobility concepts and production 4.0, as well as visions for lightweight technologies of the future are at the center of attention. As in previous years, the participants of the congress’ 8th edition will once again gain insights into the production facilities of different companies. The Lightweight Design Congress provides a platform for discussing current challenges in lightweight automotive design and identifying solutions that are particularly related to sustainability, safety and autonomous driving. The subject of lightweight design is considered primarily from the perspective of OEMs. As a special feature compared to other events on lightweight design in the industry, the discussions are intended to address the subject holistically, across components and materials as well as on both a conceptual and strategic level.

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