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GALM 2017 – Automotive Lightweighting Cruising into Maturity


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•    Title:  GALM 2017 – Automotive Lightweighting Cruising into Maturity

•    Author:  Lynn Brown

•    Author Company:  Consulting Collaborative

•    Volume:  Vol. 75, No. 5

•    Year:  2017

•    No. Pages:  4

•    Description:  The 6th annual Global Automotive Lightweight Materials (GALM) Summit was held in Detroit, MI, on August 22-24th. The event showed continuing interest in lightweighting technology, however, presenters and delegates all seemed to be looking for the nextbig thing in automotive lightweighting — a possible sign of maturity in the journey toward higher fuel efficiency and lower emissions, with material directions becoming set. This article recaps the automotive lightweighting market, then dives deeper into materials and enabling technologies, before addressing what could be the next big thing.

•    Companies Mentioned:  Hyundai-Kia, Tata Technologies, General Motors (GM), University of Michigan, Lightweight Innovations for Tomorrow (LIFT), Sapa, Aluminum Extruders Council (AEC), Magnode, Novelis, Impression Technologies, Meridian Lightweight Technologies, Ford, EJOT Fastening Systems, Stanley Engineered Fastening, Ferrobotics, BMW, Luna Innovations, Jaguar Land Rover, Volvo, Porsche

Product Code: GALHTX6G21


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