UK – The inaugural joining, forming and assembly summit will take place in Birmingham on November 18-19 2015, as part of the GALM series of events. Taking place over three continents, the previous ten shows have attracted the support of 150 exhibitors and 1,500 delegates, according to the organisers.
The event in Birmingham, at the Botanical Gardens, will focus on reducing the costs and complexity of high-volume manufacturing, especially with regard to multi-material joining, forming and assembly for next-generation lightweight vehicles. Exhibitors and attendees are expected to include experts from OEMs, tier-one suppliers and technology providers.
Key topics over the two days will be: multi-material joining; composite production; assembly integration; metal forming; the latest joining tools; and cost reduction. Speakers will include representatives from Ford, Volkswagen, Opel, Mazda and PSA.
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