07 June –
This seminar brings together experts from both the supplier and user communities to share their experience.
The use of aluminium, particularly in the automotive and transport sectors, has grown exponentially in the last 15 years. Road vehicle manufacturers are rapidly "lightweighting" their models in order to meet corporate greenhouse gas targets, reduce fuel consumption and improve driver experience.
Traditionally cast aluminium components have been used in road vehicles. Today the major manufacturers are also using aluminium extrusions, sheet, stampings, forgings and pressings, often together but also in conjunction with other materials, such as steel and carbon composites.
One of today's challenges for the automotive supply chain is how to join these components - either aluminium to aluminium or aluminium to steel or composites. There are many different joining technologies, which can be grouped into six broad categories:
- Advanced welding
- Thermal welding
- Mechanical joining
This seminar brings together experts from both the supplier and user communities to share their experience in all of the above technologies.
Venue: National Metalforming Centre, Birmingham Rd, West Bromwich, West Midlands B70 6PY, UK
Attendance costs ALFED Members - £120 + VAT (£144.00) and Non ALFED Members - £165 + VAT (£198.00). Email or call 0121 601 6365
You can register to attend here