Creating Innovative Solutions in Lightweight Materials and Technologies

IQPC is proud to announce its 5th Advanced Lightweight Materials Summit, August 27-28 2012 in Detroit, MI. This event will shine a spotlight on the latest R&D within lightweight materials and technologies and discuss where the industry is heading.
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May 17, 2012 - PRLog -- The automotive industry faces challenging times. With skyrocketing fuel prices and the CAFE Standards fast approaching, OEMs need to create lighter vehicles to aid in reducing emissions and increase fuel efficiency is at an all time high. Lightweight materials are going to be a key in achieving higher gas mileage in vehicles.

The 5th Advanced Lightweight Materials Summit has been designed to provide automobile manufactures and suppliers the latest advances and materials selection strategies to promote lighter weight, higher performing, fuel efficient vehicles without sacrificing safety or performance. This program will feature the latest breakthroughs in lightweight materials and cutting-edge adaptive applications technologies as well as share what other OEMs and Tier 1 manufacturers are doing to meet these standards.

Designated keynote speakers who will share their rich experience include Saeed Barbat, Executive Technical Leader for Safety, FORD MOTOR CO. who will address on lightweight structural design considerations when ensuring government safety mandates. GENERAL MOTORS, Cadillac ATS Vehicle Chief Engineer, David Masch, will spill on how to optimize mass and weight savings with a balanced approach. The need for a holistic approach will also be picked up by Gregg Peterson, Senior Technical Specialist, LOTUS ENGINEERING USA who will analyze crash performance and cost in lightweight materials. Jon Riley, Vice President, Digital Manufacturing, NATIONAL CENTER FOR MANUFACTURING SCIENCES, will lift the curtain on leveraging new tools and technologies for lightweight materials-lamp programs.

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This two day summit will deliver thought provoking key note speakers, high level networking opportunities, inspiring workshops, interactive sessions and live demos to join. In addition the event will feature an On-Site tour which will give attendees with a first‐hand look at the complete vehicle structure of THYSSENKRUPP’s InCar!

For more information on the 5th Advanced Lightweight Materials Summit, please visit or contact Natalie Blauveltat

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IQPC ( provides business executives with tailored practical conferences, large-scale events, topical seminars and in-house training programs.  Producing over 1,500 events annually around the world, IQPC continues to grow and has offices in cities across six continents including: Berlin, Dubai, London, New York, Sao Paulo, Singapore, Sydney, and Toronto.
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