Detroit, MI, USA


Welcome to the Automotive Lightweight Materials USA 2022 Exhibition and Conference where innovators in lightweight materials will meet with leading automotive manufacturers in Detroit, Michigan to explore the latest technologies, techniques, and innovations in lightweight materials development for the automotive industry.

To increase cost-effectiveness, efficiency, safety and performance, and to compete with global automotive manufacturers, there is an urgent need to develop advanced materials and manufacturing technologies that allow reduction in vehicle weight by using lightweight materials such as high-strength steel, magnesium, aluminum, and polymer composites to help OEMs create the next generation of lightweight vehicles aligning with new regulatory standards on safety, emissions, and performance.

Experts will throw light on the advanced techniques, trends, and strategies in the lightweight automotive industry, advanced adhesives, and their application for joining dissimilar materials and facilitate interaction with top automotive experts, service providers, and leaders in various specializations.

The development of automotive materials relies on the latest in research and design, manufacturing processes, and technical know-how to develop robust and reliable solutions to support the next generation of vehicles - including designing lightweight structures and applications of composite mixes to create lightweight vehicles to meet new regulatory standards on safety and emissions.

This year’s Automotive Lightweight Materials 2022 is set to become the world’s leading exhibition and conference exclusively for automotive light-weighting and materials development for automotive OEMs to meet and collaborate with a large array of industry manufacturers, and to examine new methods and technical know-how to address the specific challenges associated with lightweighting for next generation of vehicles.

Key topics on this year’s agenda include:

Lightweight materials economic outlook and industry forecasts

Exploring new applications with advanced engineering and simulation techniques

Latest research in advanced materials, joining techniques, and additive manufacturing

New manufacturing processes and strategies for automotive lightweight production

Upcoming regulations and safety standards for the next generation of vehicles

Manufacturer case studies on successful adaptation of lightweight materials

This exhibition and conference will provide a forum for all stakeholders across the automotive lightweight materials supply chain; from suppliers and service providers to equipment manufacturers for the automotive industry to network and build cross-market relationships and to discuss the real challenges and opportunities in advanced materials and light-weighting to meet the needs of next generation vehicles.

Call for Presentation

If you would like to be a speaker at this event, please contact, subject heading “Call for Papers – Automotive Lightweight Materials USA 2022”.

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