19.09.2019, Aachen

[Grafik: ALLIANCE final event]

Effective and affordable lightweighting is one of the most challenging tasks of modern automotive designers and engineers. Lightweight parts need to be cost efficient, easily manufacturable, perform well in crash, and above all, reduce weight. Achieving the above requires a holistic approach, bringing together the whole value chain.

The ALLIANCE collaborative R&I project - supported by EUCAR - brings together six leading OEMs, four suppliers, and eight knowledge partners in developing the lightweight materials, manufacturing technologies, and support tools, to accelerate the adoption of lightweight technologies in the automotive sector.

We invite you to join the project’s final event, the ALLIANCE Future of Automotive Lightweighting Day, on September 19th, 2019 in Aachen, to get to know the results from the project, and participate in the several discussions dedicated to materials and manufacturing innovations in the field of automotive lightweighting. The event will take place at the Institute for Automotive Engineering (ika) of RWTH Aachen University, following the Aachen Body Engineering Days.

Event Programme


09:00 Introduction
09:05 Lightweight in Europe - How does ALLIANCE fit the big picture?
09:10 General overview of ALLIANCE

Project Outcomes

09:30 Material Innovations
10:15 Novel process technologies
10:45 Project demonstrators
11:15 Coffee break & demonstrator guided tour 1
11:45 Support tools
12:20 Lunch
13:15 Demonstrator guided tour 2


13:45 Reduction of vehicle weight
14:00 Lifecycle emissions reduction
14:15 Reduction of fuel and lifecycle costs


14:30 Open discussion
15:00 Suggestions for next steps
15:30 Networking & end of day coffee


Dr.-Ing. Dinesh Thirunavukkarasu
Forschungsbereichsleiter Fahrzeugstrukturen und Fahrzeugkonzepte & HMI
+49 241 80 25699


Institute for Automotive Engineering(ika)
Steinbachstraße 7
52074 Aachen


Institut für Kraftfahrzeuge
RWTH Aachen University

Steinbachstraße 7
52074 Aachen · Deutschland

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