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RAPRA are once again proud to be supporting the Global Automotive Lightweight Materials Europe Summit 2017 on the 25th - 27th April 2017, Birmingham, UK 

GALM - The largest automotive lightweighting conference series in the world is returning to Europe - bringing brand new insights into the latest breakthroughs in lightweight materials for conventional and electric vehicle ranges. 

As RAPRA Director Steve Shaw commented: “If you are already part of the automotive supply chain, or have plans to be, then this event will give to an extremely valuable insight into the latest OEM strategies as they exploit advances in materials technologies in their latest, or future generation vehicles”.

The 6th Global Automotive Lightweight Materials Europe Summit (April 25th-27th, 2017, UK) will focus specifically on the latest advancements in materials, including metals, composites and thermoplastics, reliable joining methods & new solutions for lightweighting of structural parts and components, as well as lightweighting that is specific to conventional and electric vehicle ranges.

Our improved 2017 programme will focus on improving material selection strategies, optimising multi material architectures and introducing new design solutions to drive quality and cost effectiveness across lightweight vehicle lines. Attendees also will be able to assess first-hand the latest lightweighting technologies applied to the likes of the Aston Martin BIW DB11 in our exhibition area!

Expert insight will be provided by 30+ OEM Led presentations including Volkswagen, Daimler, Tata Motors, Jaguar Land Rover, Aston Martin, Bentley and many more.  For the full speaker line-up, visit http://www.global-automotive-lightweight-materials-europe.com/4/speakers/ 

Sneak peak at the OEM presentations at GALM Europe 2017:


Keynote Presentation: Materials Research Meets Changes In Automotive Landscape – Challenges and Opportunities

Dr. Oliver SchauerteGroup Research, Head of Materials and Manufacturing ProcessesVolkswagen


Understand How To Reduce The Part Count Via Relative Geometry Optimisation To Achieve BIW Reliability, Part Repeatability And Eliminate The Variations In Car Bodies

Kedar P. GodseDivisional Manager – Body Engineering (Cars)Tata Motors Limited


Learn About The Delta Value Between Different Materials To Improve Selection Strategies In Multi Material Designs

Michael Lough, Group Leader - BIW Materials and Corrosion, Materials Engineering, Engineering Technical Services (ETS)Jaguar/Land Rover


Review Novel Solutions And Technologies For Body Structures Applied Within Aston Martin To Maximise Lightweighting & Optimize Performance

Yan Pugh-JonesSenior Manager - Body ClosuresAston Martin Lagonda Ltd

For more information visit, http://www.global-automotive-lightweight-materials-europe.com/