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Keynote speakers:
High volume composite production – challenges and technological solutions
Andreas Erber, SGL Carbon, Germany

Additive manufacturing in the aerospace industry – moving into production
Tim Hope, GKN Aerospace, UK

Challenges for lightweight design in the ship industry
Marcel Elenbaas, Damen Shipyards, The Netherlands

How to make fiber reinforced polymers mainstream? - New hybrid material concepts for cost-efficient automotive lightweight solutions
Olaf Täger, Volkswagen, Germany

Session A

High volume production of advanced composite structures
Moderator Kaj Fredin, Volvo Cars, Sweden


Session B
Advanced metallic materials for lightweight structures
Moderator Elisabeth Sagström-Bäck, Swerea IVF, Sweden

Influence of microwave processing on the ilss-properties of glass fiber reinforced plastics
Daniel Teufl, Technische Universität München, Germany


Optimization Culture Arena at Volvo Car Group
Harald Hasselblad, Volvo Car Corporation, Sweden

RTM applications for engine applications, past-present-future
Erik Olsson, GKN Aerospace, Sweden


Joining as an enabling technology for advanced metal lightweight structures Jerry Gould, EWI, Detroit, USA

Replacing steel with thermoplastic composites in an automotive seat upper cross member
Correia Nuno, Inegi, Portugal


Ultralight steel ship design
Håkan Rosén, Swedish Steel Yachts AB, Sweden

Automated production of structural thermoplastic composites – an automotive case study
Anders Holmkvist, Inxide, Sweden


High pressure die casting components and casting simulation methods as key to lightweight car body structures
Harald Eibisch, Audi AG, Germany

Session C
Risk analysis – opportunity for material lightweight innovation and reduced time to market?
Moderator Tommy Hertzberg, SP, Sweden


Session D
Lightweight design by multi-material solutions
Moderator Åsa Lundevall, Swerea IVF, Sweden


Risk analysis as opportunity or obstacle for innovation Kerstin Eriksson, SP Technical Research Institute of Sweden


Geometrical defects in multi-material joining
Tomas Luksepp, Swerea IVF, Sweden

Managing supply chain risk
Stella Job, Grazebrook Innovation, UK


Functional coupling by composites Gerhard Ziegmann, Technische Universität Clausthal, Germany

Risk analysis in practice - challenges for ship owners who want to use FRP Composites
Michael Rahm, SP Technical Research Institute of Sweden


Structural adhesives for automotive lightweight construction
Andreas Lutz,  Dow Europe GmbH, Switzerland

Floating bridges in a new way- risk management in the development process
Birger Opgård, Multiconsult AS, Norway


Welding of moulded plastics components, best practice and assessment of joint integrity
Farshad Salamat-Zadeh, TWI Ltd, Cambridge, UK