Challenges Ahead of Us | New Materials & New Tools
Monday – 9am – 12pm
The Materials & Tooling session will review the increasing pace and motivation behind changing materials in the automobile and the impact this is having on the tooling and work skill needs of the industry. Automotive industry demand for lighter and stronger materials is leading to advancements in high strength steel, aluminum, and composites resulting in new techniques for engineering, new tooling for fabrication and assembly, and advanced joining technologies. Challenges to this value chain include not only material development and process changes but importantly the skilled trades gap.
Birgit M. Klohs
President & CEO, The Right Place
*Additional speakers invited.