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Don’t forget today’s free live, interactive 60-minute webcast starting 12pm EDT! “Lightweighting with Multi-Material Vehicles” will examine the mixed-materials strategy, which includes the aluminum-intensive F-Series program, the cost-benefit equation for moving to lighter-weight, and its challenges. It will also explore new developments in advanced, high-strength steels and their role in future multi-material vehicles and review the latest in adhesives technology, including those for composites-intensive vehicles such as the BMW i3, as well as the challenges involved with bonding dissimilar materials. Register now!

Speakers are Craig Parsons, President of Automotive, NanoSteel; Selamawit Belli, Field Marketing Manager, Structural Adhesives, Dow Automotive Systems; and James E. deVries, Manager, Global Materials and Manufacturing Research, Research and Advanced Engineering, Ford Motor Company.

Sponsored by Al-Fe Heat Treating, Celanese Corporation, Dow Automotive Systems and Henkel.

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Vehicle weight reduction is a major goal for the world’s automakers as they work to meet new, ultra-stringent U.S. and European fuel-efficiency regulations. No component or system, regardless of size, is immune…

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