On September 20th, ALLIANCE (Affordable Lightweight Automobiles Alliance) will host the ALLIANCE Future Lightweighting Day, following the Aachen Body Engineering Days.
The ALLIANCE Future Lightweighting Day is an all-day event dedicated to materials and manufacturing innovations in the field of automotive lightweighting.
The event will include presentations from the four winners of the ALLIANCE Lightweight Open Innovation Challenge: F.Tech from Japan/Germany (with a manufacturing technology for complex stamping of high strength steels), Imperial College London from the UK (with a manufacturing technology for fast warm stamping of sheet metals), Outokumpu from Germany (with a combination of stainless steel materials and their respective manufacturing technologies), and Vestaro also from Germany (with an epoxy-based resin system).
The winners will showcase their technologies to a board of ALLIANCE OEMs and suppliers (Daimler, Opel, Toyota, Volvo, Volkswagen, CRF- the Research Centre of FCA, Thyssenkrupp, Novelis, Batz and Benteler).
Alliance researchers from Fraunhofer LBF, Novelis, IPEK-KIT, inspire and Opel will give insights into the recent developments within ALLIANCE, ranging from design optimisation tools to characterisation of materials, and sustainable lightweighting.
The event will also include an exhibition area where LOIC winners will exhibit their demonstrators and ALLIANCE partners will showcase posters highlighting relevant results from their ongoing research.
The Future Lightweighting Day will take place at the Institute for Automotive Engineering (ika) of RWTH Aachen University.
Attendance is free of charge, but registration is required.