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ALFED Automotive Technology Networking Day – Wednesday 6 July 2022

University of Wolverhampton -Telford Innovation Campus

Wednesday 6 July 2022


ALFED is hosting this networking event, designed to create awareness and introduce developments in new alloys, processes, and manufacturing techniques to the wider automotive industry.

This is an intensive day, where we will explore aluminium’s demonstrated light weighting properties, and applications.

Featuring guest speakers from Ford Motor Company, Gestamp UK and 3M

Open to the whole automotive industry – Tier 1, 2 and others; automotive sub‑contractors and manufacturers. Participants are encouraged to extend invitations to their customers, suppliers and interested parties.

The main programme will cover strictly education information and advances in aluminium and applications. Two break-out rooms are available for networking and for any company which wishes to have a display (please contact ALFED to arrange).

The University of Wolverhampton’s Telford Innovation Campus is home to the Engineering branch of the School of Engineering, Computing and Mathematical Sciences. Noted for their expertise in ALM and composite materials, the campus also features University of Wolverhampton Racing (UWR), the factory development team for Morgan Motor Company and the only student team to compete in the Praga Cup.

Full details and registration can be found at  AUTOMOTIVE FORUM

Programme                                                                                          Chair: Michael Horan

08:30    Registration & Refreshments

09:30    Introduction from University

09:45    Welcome from the Chair of ALFED’s Automotive Sector Forum, Mr Michael Horan

10:15    Alan Banks, Ford Motor Company – Automotive Lightweight Strategy       

10.45    Phil Potter, GESTAMP UK – Developments required of the aluminium industry for wider use of aluminium and extrusions    

11:10    Mark White – Aluminium Automotive Developments

11:30   Coffee Break and Networking

12:00    Prof Geoff Scamans, Chief Scientific Officer, Innoval Technology – Alloy Developments

12:20    Dr Evgenia Yakushina, PhD, CEng MIMechE, Advanced Forming Research Centre – Developments in Sheet Forming

12:40    Alexis Skubich, Automotive Development Manager, Norsk Hydro – Extrusion Developments in Aluminium

13:00   Lunch in the Refectory

14:00    Antonio Pagliuco, Senior Specialist – Automotive and Transportation BIW Chassis/Body, 3M – Developments in Bonding

14:20    Stephen Drag, European Metal Recycling – Scrap and the Circular Economy

14:40    Sullivan Smith, TWI – The Welding Institute – Developments in Welding

15:00    SMMT – Society of Motor Manufacturers & Traders

15:20    Close