Events of the GDA

EAC 2017

Aluminium in Automotive Engineering – Challenges and Solutions

The European Aluminium Congress 2017 on 27-28 November 2017 in Düsseldorf presented the various possible applications of aluminium in vehicle manufacturing together with possible developments that would make vehicles of the future lighter and more energy efficient. Speakers and participants from the aluminium industry, automotive component suppliers, OEMs, plant manufacturing and mechanical engineering discussed innovative developments and new technologies for the automotive engineering of the future.

The congress

Aluminium has become firmly established as the material of choice in numerous markets. And the future holds even more uses in store, especially in the car industry, where aluminium is already the most important material for lightweight design ─ whether it be for engines, in the body area, for structural components or in the chassis. The aluminium content of cars will increase still further in years to come and will present the aluminium industry and the car industry with massive challenges.

Speakers and participants from the aluminium industry, automotive component suppliers, OEMs, plant manufacturing and mechanical engineering discussed innovative developments and new technologies for the automotive engineering of the future. An exhibition accompanying the congress offered additional information on the different topics.

GDA organised the EAC 2017 congress with the support of ‘D-A-CH, Allianz für Aluminium’, a cooperation between the Swiss aluminium association, alu.ch, the non-ferrous metals trade association of the Austrian Economic Chambers (Wirtschaftskammer Österreich, Fachverband NE-Metallindustrie) and GDA e.V.

The congress language was English. Last year’s congress had simultaneous translation into German and English.

Key data

Title EAC 2017 Aluminium in Automotive Engineering – Challenges and Solutions
Date 27. - 28. November 2017
Location MARITIM Hotel in Düsseldorf | Maritim-Platz 1 | 40474 Düsseldorf
Topics covered Markets
Additive Manufacturing
e-mobility
Recycling
Surface
Joining
Design
Body Structures
Chassis/Subframes
Important deadlines 2 May 2017 - End-date for submitting proposals
1 June 2017 - Notification of acceptance
1. June 2017 - Start of registration
15 September 2017 - Submission of final paper

1. Juni 2017 - Notification of acceptance
1. Juni 2017 - Start of Registration
15. September 2017 - Submission of final paper

Contact

Georg Grumm

Head of Information and Communication

Phone: +49 211 47 96 - 160
e-mail: georg.grumm@aluinfo.de