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. 2017’s congress had simultaneous translation into German and English.

Contact

Georg Grumm

Head of Information and Communication

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