The demand for range has pushed lightweighting to the top of the EV manufacturing agenda as engineers balance cost, performance and safety concerns. Ignacio, Jérôme and Prof. Volk discuss how producers and OEM’s can develop new ways of producing materials that use existing processes and how lessons-learnt from EV production that can be applied across all vehicle classes.

  • How are materials like aluminium, advanced high strength steels (AHSS) and composites impacting production processes for body and chassis? 
  • Weighing up cost of new materials against production volumes resulting from customisation
  • Investment in megacasting multilateral joining strategies for components
  • The role of simulation and AI
  • Collaboration between engineering and manufacturing

Ignacio Martin, Body-in-White R&D General Director, Gestamp
Jérôme Favero, Head of Automotive Steel Solutions, ArcelorMittal Global R&D
Wolfram Volk, Professor, TU München, Fraunhofer IGCV

Hosted by Nick Holt, Editor, AMS

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