PROGRAMME 22-23 november 2017

Programme details will be updated and more speakers are to be confirmed. Please check the website for updates.

Invited keynote speakers
OLA ISAKSSON
Systems Engineering and Engineering Design
Department of Industrial and Materials Science
Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden

ÅSA LIDÉN
Material and Innovation Leader for Metal
IKEA of Sweden, Sweden

PETER LINDE
Research and Technology Engineer, Non-Specific
Airframe Architecture & Integration
Airbus Operations GmbH, Germany

Wednesday 22 November – Day 1

10.00                                  Registration for the AGM

10.30 – 12.00                     Annual General Meeting (Årsstämma) 2017
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11.30 – 12.00                     Registration for LIGHTer International Conference    

12.00 – 13.00                     Lunch

13.00 – 13.20                      Welcome and conference introduction

13.20 – 13.50                      Keynote speaker connected to session A

13.50 – 14.20                      Efficient integration of light weight technologies in complex products
                                            Ola Isaksson, Chalmers University of Technology
                                            Keynote speaker connected to session B                                                               

14.30 – 17.00                      Parallel sessions: session A and session B, see below
                                            Including break for coffee/tea and networking in Lounge

Session A 50 % lighter with lower costs
Moderator Kerstin Hindrum, RISE Research Institutes of Sweden  

X-Shell: Volume production of thermoplastic composites
Anders Holmkvist, INXIDE, Sweden

ROBUST: Robotized production of structural composites
Marie Jonsson, Swerea SICOMP, Sweden

Session B 50 % lighter with shorter development times
Moderator Patrik Fernberg, Swerea SICOMP, Sweden

How virtual prototyping can support optimal lightweight design based on multi-material component
Sebastian Müller, ESI Software, Germany

Computationally efficient modelling of failure in laminated composites by utilising adaptive shell elements
Martin Fagerström, Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden

Design Guidelines 2.0 to support design process of fibre-reinforced plastics
Viktoriia Butenko, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany

Process design for manufacturing of light-weight high performance cast components
Mohsin Raza, TPC, Sweden

An Integrated computational materials engineering approach to the design of alloys for additive manufacturing
Ida Berglund, QuesTek Europe AB

16.40 – 17.10                      Break and time to visit the exhibition and poster display                                 

17.10 – 17.40                     Inspirational speaker: Dr Vincenzo Palermo, Vice-director of the Graphene Flagship

Approx 17.45                      Summary and end of conference day 1           

19.00                                  Drink followed by conference dinner
                                           The dinner starts at 19.30  

Thursday 23 November – Day 2

08.30                                   Welcome to conference day 2

08.40 – 09.10                      Lightweight using mixed materials, a success factor in past, present and future                            
                                            Åsa Lidén, Ikea of Sweden
                                            Keynote speaker connected to session C

09.10 – 09.40                      Emerging multifunctional technologies studied for future aircraft generations
                                            Dr Peter Linde, Airbus Operations GmbH, Hamburg
                                            Keynote speaker connected to session D                      

09.50 – 12.00                      Parallel sessions: session C and session D, please see below
                                            Including break for coffee/tea and networking  

Session C 50 % lighter using mixed material
Moderator Elisabeth Sagström-Bäck, Swerea IVF, Sweden               

Materials and Lightweight Design Development
Johan Lindqvist, Volvo Trucks, Sweden

Adhesively bonded joints in mixed material lightweight vehicle structures – Simulation and experimental evaluation
Joakim Albrektsson, RISE, Sweden


Quality assured adhesive bonding with dry pretreatment for multimaterial and lightweight design
Åsa Lundevall, Swerea IVF, Sweden    

Session D 50 % lighter using improved properties and innovative solutions
Moderator Prof Leif Asp, Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden

Nanostructured fibres and fabrics for structural super capacitors
Dr Juan José Vilatela, IMDEA Materials, Spain

Mechanical and electrochemical properties of structural batteries
Wilhelm Johannisson, Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden

Recent advances and future issues in the development of multifunctional structural power composites
Prof Emile S. Greenhalgh, Imperial College London, UK

TeXtreme® – Reduced weight and increased performance – An Aircraft seat case study
Florence Rinn, Oxeon, Sweden     

Multi-functionalized carbon nanotubes based hybrid nanowires for flexible electronics application
Nan Wang, Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden                    

12.10 – 12.30                     Inspirational speaker  

12.30 – 12.45                     Summary and conclusion of the conference

13.00 – 14.00                     Lunch

14.00 – 16.00                    Your choice of activity:

  • Field trip - only for preregistered - Tour of the Brand Experience Centre at Volvo Car
  • Coaching for possible national and European funding 
  • Matchmaking