Lighten Up! The 2021 Lightweight Conference

April 8, 2021
From Christoph Knacke

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June 17-18

Lighten Up!

The 2021 Lightweight Conference by TGM Lightweight Solutions GmbH

 

 

 

About this Event

Are you an expert on Lightweighting and weight management? Or do you want to meet others who are?

Is your company challenged to meet demanding weight targets?

Are you on track in the race towards carbon-neutral mobility?

Or do you want to simply save time and money in your engineering processes!

 

Registered Member Area

If you are have registered to the conference please follow the instructions you received via e-mail. Look at e-mails from howspace.com.

 

Schedule and Agenda

The agenda of the conference can be also downloaded here.

June 17, 2021 from 9:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. (followed by a fireside chat 5:30 – 6:30 p.m.)

June 18, 2021 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

All times are CEST.

Agenda Day 1 (June 17, 2021)

08:30 - 09:00

Check-In

Forum

09:00 - 09:25

Welcome Address

Hans-Peter Dahm, Managing Director, TGM Lightweight Solutions GmbH & Enrico Santarato, Automobili Lamborghini S.p.A, Platinum Sponsor

Forum

09:25 - 09:45

Active Networking

Forum

09:45 - 10:30

Weight savings through system modeling analysis of a combined (bonnet & fender) structure of a high performance sports car

Followed by Q&A

TGM Lightweight Solutions GmbH
Speaker: Julius Winkler

Room 1

10:30 - 10:40

Break

10:40 - 11:25

Enabling lightweight solutions - from concept to shopfloor

Followed by Q&A - Silver Sponsor

NMIS - National Manufacturing Institute of Scotland
Speaker: Iain Bomphray

Room 2

Optimization of axle load distribution in a tram vehicle by using the WDT software tool

Followed by Q&A

TGM Lightweight Solutions GmbH
Speakers: Björn Voigt, Ulrich Schmall, Florian Gabel

Room 3

11:25 - 11:50

Active Networking

Forum

11:50 - 12:35

System-oriented Lightweight Design - a methodical engineering approach combining mass, cost & C02 considerations

Followed by Q&A

Karlsruher Institute of Technology
Speaker: Dipl. Ing. Markus Spadinger

Room 3

Simulation, conception and tool development for a lightweight functional support via one-shot-sandwich-process

Followed by Q&A - Silver Sponsor

Koller Group / Kunststoffzentrum Leipzig / SIMCON
Speakers: Ralf Utescheny, Dr. Mathias Kliem, Max Mades

Room 2

12:35 - 14:00

Lunch

Bring your own food and meet speakers, sponsors and others

Virtual Food Court

14:00 - 14:45

New concept of a carbon-heat exchanger, design and application in high performance vehicles

Followed by Q&A

Fraunhofer-Institut für Angewandte Polymerforschung IAP
Speaker: Marcello Ambrosio

Room 1

14:50 - 15:10

Active Networking

Forum

15:10 - 15:25

Break

15:25 - 16:15

Interactive Industry Exchange

Automotive, Aerospace, Rail

Room 1
Room 2
Room 3

16:15 - 16:25

Break

16:25 - 17:10

Interacting MBSE and Simulation with Mass Properties Standards, for Margin Control in the Aerospace Sector

Followed by Q&A

NASA Langley Research Center
Speaker: Jeffrey Cerro

Room 1

17:15 - 17:25

Wrap-Up Day 1

Forum

17:30 - 18:30

Fireside Lounge

Forum

Agenda Day 2 (June 18, 2021)

08:30 - 09:00

Check-In

Forum

09:00 - 09:15

Welcome

Forum

09:15 - 10:00

Lightweight construction in an environment of cost pressure and emission limits

Followed by Q&A

Volkswagen AG
Speaker: Philipp Marcks

Room 1

10:00 - 10:45

Topology Optimization and sensitivity study on essential structural parts of a double seat for high speed train / bus

Followed by Q&A

TGM Lightweight Solutions GmbH
Speaker: Micha Clauß

Room 2

Carbon Fiber in thermoplastic composites - From material development to engineering solutions

Followed by Q&A

ARRK Engineering GmbH / Mitsui Chemicals Europe GmbH
Speakers: Olaf Hartmann (ARRK) & Christos Karatzias (Mitsui)

Room 3

10:45 - 10:55

Break

10:55 - 11:40

Lightweight Design for BiW Structures, as used in Motorsport and Supersport cars

Followed by Q&A - Platinum Sponsor

Lamborghini S.p.A.
Speaker: Stefan Klaus Nothdurfter

Room 1

11:45 - 12:30

Optimized Carbon Fiber Profiles for Maximum Side Impact Protection

Followed by Q&A

Carbon Truck & Trailer GmbH
Speaker: Gerret Kalkoffen

Room 1

12:00 - 13:30

Lunch Break

Virtual Food Court

13:30 - 14:20

Off the beaten track - how the development of lightweight components starts at the desk and doesn't end at the dispatch area

Followed by Q&A

Realize Engineering Dresden GmbH
Speaker: Dr. Andreas Freund

Room 2

Additive Manufacturing of serial parts for industrial application in various industries

Followed by Q&A

Materialise GmbH
Speaker: Philipp Buchholz

Room 3

14:20 - 14:30

Break

14:30 - 15:15

Improved weight forecasting and derivation of weight saving opportunities in early development phases

Followed by Q&A

TGM Lightweight Solutions GmbH
Speaker: Hans Peter Dahm

Room 1

15:15 - 16:00

Interactive Expert Exchange

Mass, CO2, Cost

Room 1
Room 2
Room 3

16:00 - 16:30

Wrap-Up & Close

Forum

 

Join us to explore state-of-the-art approaches and to network across industries!

This is an exclusive, interactive online-conference for lightweighting experts, engineers, designers, managers and researchers from industries including Automotive, Aerospace, Rail and Shipbuilding. This is the space to exchange, gather new information, explore new technologies and solve problems.

Together we will engage in the quest to reduce resource usage, save weight and reduce energy consumption, while maintaining structural properties.

Lighten Up! The 2021 Lightweight Conference is

  • more than a standard trade show
  • more than an online platform for webinars and
  • much more than just a company presentation

At Lighten Up! The 2021 Lightweight Conference, participants will have access to:

  • State-of-the-art information on
  • Lightweight Methodologies
  • Lightweight Technologies
  • Lightweight Processes
  • Tool-supported Lightweight Design

Extensive networking possibilities across industries, creating synergies. Yes, even online!

New insights and approaches that achieve results

Answers to YOUR questions regarding Lightweighting and weight management

Exchange with researchers from renowned universities and institutes

A combination of theoretical models and proven, practical approaches

PLUS exclusive access to recorded presentations and content after the conference*

 

Presentations

At this interactive conference, you have the possibility to attend multiple types of presentations:

  • Case studies with proven results
  • Presentations on new approaches
  • Expert panel discussions

 

Detailed topics

  • Weight forecasting methods and steering of lightweighting activities
  • Lightweight materials and technologies – new developments & applications
  • Advanced structural and system weight optimization - FEM and analytical methods
  • Lightweighting in times of budget restrictions – Value vs. Cost
  • Tool-based mass properties analysis and weight prediction
  • Steering of weight management - coordination between OEMs and suppliers
  • Lightweighting solutions in the Automotive era of hybrid cars & EVs
  • Mass uncertainties and properties analysis through mechanical similarities in Aviation
  • Tool-based axle load controlling and weight targeting in the Rail industry

 

Networking

We will create multiple spaces for networking: Exchange with others on your thoughts, your questions and your successes within the realm of Lightweight Construction, Weight Management & Lightweight Design.

Each participant can showcase their company's interest in lightweight topics in a brief introduction.

 

Speakers

Are you interested in sharing your knowledge, or your company´'s advances in lightweight construction, design and management? Please contact us to secure your slot on the list of presentations.

 

Why participate?

Implementing Lightweight Solutions into YOUR workplace, into YOUR agenda or into YOUR processes has shown the potential to save your company multiple thousands of EUR in design, engineering, production and maintenance, only to name a few of the positively affected areas.

You will

  • gain additional insight
  • enhance your knowledge and your skills
  • grow your network
  • discover new tools
  • and make your work more rewarding, more efficient, leading to better and faster results.

Avoid the waiting list! Space is limited! This conference promises to be a rich and interactive event.

Book now!

Additionally:

Are you interested in inviting your clients to the conference to showcase your capabilities and successes in the field of lightweight design? Please contact us. Are you a student? Please contact us for reduced rates.

 

Agenda

 

PDF, 3.9 MB

 

 

Invitation

 

PDF, 1.1 MB