LIVONIA, Mich. (Oct. 25, 2012)—Practical approaches that minimize tooling and production cost changes to reduce weight in vehicles is the topic of a Nov. 6-7 conference in Livonia, organized by Plastics News.
The Plastics in Lightweight Vehicles 2012 conference will focus on product deliverability, quality and cost for all members of the supply chain. Addressing technical topics as well as market trends, the PLV presenters will assess the role plastics can and will play in interiors, seating, structural powertrain and under-the-hood components, as well as in electric and hybrid vehicles.
The speaker lineup includes executives from Lotus Engineering, Tata Technologies, Magna International Inc., IAC Group, Inteva Products L.L.C., Plasan Carbon Composites, IRN Inc., Johnson Controls Inc., Bayer MaterialScience L.L.C., Altair Engineering Inc. LMC Automotive US Inc., Proper Group International, Trexel Inc. and Edison2, among others.
The Society of Plastics Engineers' Automotive Division will hold its 42nd annual Automotive Innovation Awards Competition and dinner nearby in Burton Manor on Nov. 7 (www.speautomotive.com/inno.htm). Discounted registrations are available for those who attend both events. Auto maker attendees who buy one registration get a second delegate pass for free. For program details or to register, visit www.plasticsnews.com/plv2012.