GALM Joining, Forming & Manufacturing Technologies Europe Summit
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The GALM Joining, Forming & Manufacturing Technologies Europe Summit, is Europe’s leading conference focusing specifically on joining, forming & manufacturing technology for lightweight vehicles.

11/29/2017 to 11/30/2017
When: Wednesday-Thursday, November 29-30, 2017
Where: National Exhibition Centre
Halls, Marston Green
Birmingham, England  B40 1NT
United Kingdom

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As part of the world-renowned GALM series, the Lightweight Vehicle Manufacturing: Joining, Forming & Manufacturing Technology Europe Summit will gather together OEM experts from the Automotive and Aerospace industries to bring you leading case studies focusing on the costs & benefits of joining, forming & manufacturing technologies for lightweight vehicles.

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The Joining, Forming & Manufacturing Technologies Europe Summit is Europe’s leading conference focusing specifically on joining, forming & manufacturing technology for lightweight vehicles.

This year's event features a completely brand new speaker line up from Alfa Romeo, Tata Motors, Volkswagen, Rolls-Royce, BMW, FCA and Jaguar Landrover. It will also exclusively feature cutting-edge solutions in adhesive bonding and composite material forming applications from the perspective of the aerospace industry with 2 presentations from Airbus companies, providing unique new insights and valuable transferable lessons for the automotive industry. Plus we have also specially designed an optional pre-conference workshop on Tuesday 28 November, to provide an additional opportunity to identify solutions to the complexity of adhesive joint modelling, and increase accuracy in the prediction of failure and fatigue.

This exclusive OEM-Led Summit will help you address complex adhesive joining techniquesimprove your spot-welding methods and discover a long-term view for your dissimilar material joining strategy.

Speakers & Panelists Include:

  • Dr. Yves Omboko, Production Planner, Volkswagen AG
  • Tulsi Ezhilan, Principal Technologist, Rolls-Royce
  • Chris Wheritt, Joining Specialist, BMW
  • Dr. Jana Haag, Material and Process Technical Lead, Airbus Aerospace and Defence
  • Ucee Ukagha, BIW, Advanced Manufacturing Engineering, Jaguar Landrover
  • Luca Cornero, R&D – Product Development Engineer, FCA Italy
  • Matteo Matteucci, Senior Specialist in Fasteners Engineering, Alfa Romeo
  • Steve Currie, Lead Engineer - Body & Closures, Tata Motors European Technical Centre
  • Georges Zambelis, Stress Analysis Engineer, Airbus Helicopters France
  • Chris Staunton, Head of Body Structures, Emerald Automotive

Over 15 Solution Led Case Studies Covering:

  • Resistance Spot Welding For UHSS
  • Detailed Analysis Of Spot Welding vs Laser Welding
  • Resistance Spot Welding For Aluminium Structures
  • NEW: Adhesive Joining From Aerospace Industry
  • Panel Session: Joining Validation Strategy
  • Advance Shapes In Composite Metal Forming
  • Panel Session: Hot vs Cold Stamping

Key Event Focus Areas and Benefits:

  • Comprehensive Analysis Of The Current Multi-Material Joining Methods From Leading OEMs To Plan For Future Manufacturing Strategies
  • Improve Methodologies In Spot Welding Techniques For High Strength Steel And Aluminium By Upgrading Existing Technology And How Manage It With Minimum Production Change
  • Understand How to Optimise Adhesive Preparation For Enhanced Decision At Structure Design Stage
  • Evaluate The Advantages And Disadvantages Of Hot & Cold Forming Steel To Improve The Overall Efficiency Of The Manufacturing Process
  • Assess Future Manufacturing Technologies: Additive Manufacturing & Flow Forming For Long-Term Manufacturing Investment Strategy
  • Address The Complex Challenges Of How To Mitigate Adhesive Bonding Corrosion For Multi Material Joints & Improve Durability Of The Joints

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