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Meet Strategic VP‘s Of Engineering, Heads Of Materials & Joining Design

Strategic VPs Of Engineering

  • Materials Engineering
  • Design Engineering
  • Advanced Materials
  • Lightweight Materials
  • Sustainability
  • Lightweight Manufacturing

Heads Of Materials For Body

  • Body In White
  • Crash And Safety Structures
  • Chassis
  • Non-Structural Components
  • Composites Development
  • Metals

Materials Engineers For BEV

  • Electric Vehicle Engineering
  • Advanced Materials
  • Battery Enclosure Design
  • Advanced Materials Scientist
  • Principal Engineer
  • Sustainable Materials

Joining & Manufacturing

  • Joining Technologies
  • Welding & Bonding
  • Advanced Joining
  • Manufacturing Engineering
  • Lightweight Manufacturing
  • Joining Engineer

Tier 1 – 3 Suppliers
Network With Strategic Decision Makers & Technical Specialists Including:

CEOs & Strategic 

  • Leadership & Finance
  • Co2 Reduction
  • Business Development
  • Supply Chain
  • Sustainability
  • Strategic Accounts

Heads Of Technology

  • Product Development
  • Technology Lead
  • Materials Engineering
  • Design Engineering
  • Testing Engineering
  • Innovation


  • Environmental Engineering
  • Circular Economy
  • LCA & Co2 reduction
  • Supply Chain Sustainability
  • Environmental Compliance
  • Energy

Customer & Supply Chain  

  • Production planner
  • Logistics Heads
  • CRM
  • Customer Accounts
  • Supply Chain Relationships
  • Manufacturing Engineer

Promoting Collaboration With Companies Across The Supply Chain including:

Body Structure & BEV Components

  • Lightweight Body Structures
  • Assembly Solutions
  • Chassis Technology
  • Suspension Systems
  • Crash Safety Systems
  • Battery Technology & Enclosures
  • Exterior Body Modules
  • Exterior Trim
  • Exterior Trim
  • Body Panels


  • Steel & Aluminium Sheet
  • Magnesium
  • Composites
  • Eco Materials
  • Coatings
  • Speciality Materials
  • Thermoplastics
  • High Performance Plastics
  • Bumpers

Joining & Bonding Solutions

  • Adhesive
  • Fastener
  • Welding Equipment
  • Brazing And Soldering
  • Rivet And Screw
  • Laser Welding
  • Ultrasonic Welding
  • Friction Stir Welding
  • Metal Bonding Adhesive

Battery Enclosure Specific

  • Battery Pack Manufacturers
  • Plastic Injection Molders
  • Metal Stampers
  • Extrusion Companies 
  • Foam
  • Sealing
  • Thermal Management
  • Sealants In Battery Assembly
  • Electrical Connector

Simulation & Modelling

  • CAE Software
  • Finite Element Analysis
  • Materials Testing And Characterization Labs
  • Materials Informatics Software Providers
  • Acoustic Modeling And Simulation
  • Machine Learning And Ai Software Providers
  • Topology Optimization Software Providers
  • Augmented Reality (Ar) And Virtual Reality (Vr)
  • Digital Twin Software Providers

Discover The Future Of Sustainable Lightweight Materials

Focusing on the latest advancements in high-strength, environmentally sustainable materials and joining applications for the body in white and battery electric structures.

Gain a holistic understanding of the latest eco and advanced material applications, from initial design choices for different applications, right through to testing, validation, and scaling up for manufacturing, while maintaining environmental sustainability and cost competitiveness.

Benefit from an in-depth analysis of alternative materials, examining joining compatibility, manufacturability, cost, LCA/ carbon footprint, and end-of-life considerations.

As the automotive industry shifts towards greater sustainability, OEMs with a deep understanding of sustainable material selection for high-strength applications will be better prepared to adapt and thrive in the changing landscape. And yet…

…Designing lightweight automotive body structures that are environmentally sustainable, recyclable, and have a low carbon footprint is a real challenge for automotive engineers

This mission is further complicated by the need to ensure that the development process is cost-effective for OEMs and their supply chain partners, balancing environmental considerations with economic constraints. Sustainable materials with low carbon footprints and high recyclability, such as bio-based plastics, aluminium, or composites, may not have the same mechanical properties for high-strength applications as traditional materials, requiring engineers to create innovative solutions to achieve the desired results. Sustainable materials may also require more intricate designs to achieve mechanical properties and meet safety standards.

So, what are the practical solutions?
What will you learn by attending Sustainable Lightweight Materials?

Learn How To Use & Scale Up The Production Of Sustainable Materials In A Way That Capitalizes On The Best Properties Of Each Component Developing new sustainable materials that meet the required performance standards can help reduce the cost of the structure, increase its sustainability, and address material selection challenges.

Measure LCA, Co2 Footprint & Implement End Of Life Considerations At The Design Stage: For example, incorporating end-of-life considerations into the design stage, such as using recyclable materials or design for disassembly, can reduce waste and disposal costs while contributing to sustainability goals.

Design Optimization With Integrated Joining Solutions For Multi-Material Combinations: Optimizing design to reduce the amount of material required while maintaining safety and performance can help reduce costs, increase efficiency, and address material selection and design complexity challenges.

Discover Solutions For Joining & Manufacturing Efficiency: Cost benefit analysis on whether investing in new manufacturing processes and technologies, such as additive manufacturing or automation, can help streamline production, reduce waste, and improve efficiency, lowering costs and addressing manufacturing challenges.




Reduce Cost, Address Environmental Impacts & Utilize Materials More Effectively

  • The Future Vision On Large-Part Consolidation For The Body-In-White, Chassis, Subframes & Energy Absorption Systems – Evaluating The Potential Challenges, Trade-Offs & Opportunities
  • Life Cycle Assessment Of Advanced Magnesium Alloys
  • A-Pillar & B-Pillar - Material Selection, Design Choices & Joining Solutions
  • Optimal Application & Use Of Sustainable Composites In Vehicle Body Structures Considering Cost Benefits & Production Efficiency


Material Applications For BEV That Consider Strength, Thermal, Electrical & Safety

  • Weighing Up The Pros & Cons Of Using Advanced Composites For Battery Housings
  • Material Selection & Design Choices For Battery Enclosure Casing & Outer Shell  
  • Advanced Material Selection, Structural Design & Weight Reduction Of Battery Enclosures That Can Withstand Side Impacts, Rollovers, And Roof Crush Events
  • Utilizing A Combination Of Materials With Complementary Properties & Coatings To Improve Thermal Insulation & Electrical Isolation Of The Battery Module Housing & Interconnects



Cost Competitive Joining Techniques To Ensure Stiffness, Strength, Safety & Performance

  • Advancements In Cutting-Edge Joining Techniques For Large Part Consolidation
  • Specialised Joining Techniques For Sustainable Lightweight Composites
  • Solutions For Joining Natural Fiber-Reinforced Composites (NFRCs) With Metals
  • Innovations in Multi-Material Joining Techniques for Enhanced Rollover Protection
  • Innovations in Joining Multi-Materials for Battery Housing and Structural Components
  • Optimizing Joining Techniques for Recycled Aluminium in Body-in-White: Overcoming Technical Challenges and Material Variability

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