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Meet Senior Decision Makers From International OEMs With The Following Job Titles -

Directors, Chiefs, Heads of, Managers And Specialists In The Following Areas:

  • Design
  • Production
  • Assembly
  • Joining
  • Welding
  • Body Engineering
  • Body Shop
  • Vehicle Architecture
  • Manufacturing
  • Materials
  • Simulation
  • Modelling
  • Quality
  • Testing
  • Validation

Plus Companies Offering Joining Technologies & Hybrid Solutions For High Volume Production Including:

  • Self-Piercing Riveting (SPR)
  • Resistance Spot Welding
  • Metal Filler Brazing
  • Novel Micro-Architecture Adherents
  • Arc Welding
  • Friction Stir Welding (FSW)
  • Refill Friction Stir Spot Welding (RFSWW)
  • Linear Friction Welding (LFR)
  • Rotary Friction Welding (RFW)
  • Clinching
  • High Speed Nailing
  • Hot Forming
  • Roll Forming
  • Glue Bonding
  • High Temperature Adhesives
  • Polyurethane Adhesives
  • Toughened Acrylic Adhesives
  • Epoxy Adhesives

And Companies Offering:

  • Battery Joining Technologies
  • Battery Safety
  • Crash Simulation
  • NVH Prediction
  • Materials
  • Corrosion Control
  • Stress Testing
  • Testing and Validation
  • FE ( Finite Element) Models
  • Ultrasonic Joining
  • Machine Learning
  • CAE
  • Modeling Simulation

Learn From OEMs Collaborating With Suppliers To Identify New Multi-Material Joining Solutions That Are Scalable, Repeatable & Cost Effective

Encouraging Solution-Based Thinking And Answers To Multi-Material Joining Challenges

Exploring material joining with a focus on recycling, debonding and splitting joint materials into their component parts after use,  allows for re-use (potentially reducing costs) and safer disposal of materials (increasing sustainability).

Discussions will revolve around furthering the understanding of joint designs (as a means of compensating for different material properties). More specific talks will focus on detailed examples, such as material joining as a means of developing new adhesives, primer and surface pre-treatments for automotives. And some hyper-specific contexts will also be explored, for example material joining as a means of balancing durability, thermal conductivity and functional form in electric vehicle batteries. Thus, this event will give a very balanced and thorough understanding of material joining across all levels.

The agenda explores potential issues and gaps in the understanding of material joining. For example, a topic that will be discussed is testing and modeling for composite to metal fatigue. This event will address the lack of knowledge on how composite metal fatigue interacts with corrosive environments and critical validation cycles that need to be put into place to address this.

As always, the event draws upon industry case studies, as well as non-industry-specific examples to encourage discussion around potentially less obvious automotive solutions. This will be achieved by observing how some multi-material combinations and joining technologies in industries such as the military and aerospace industries, can also support the automotive industry. Key examples of these non-industry-specific technologies and joining solutions will centre around battery enclosures, storage tanks, armour and more. Therefore, encouraging solution-based thinking, via atypical avenues.

Register Today To Network & Engage With  Europe’s Leading Joining & Forming Specialists 

Meet the people and discuss specific joining areas with specialists who may be able to offer solutions or new ideas for upcoming projects. Social contact, in person, with other joining professionals, has been lacking in recent years. The GALM joining and forming conference, established in 2011, is the leading hub for the European joining and forming community.

Talk through solutions to technical challenges.  This is the only conference that examines the newest joining technology through the viewpoint of cost reduction, quality, and scalability.

Achieve Large-Scale Production

Hear practical design for quality and design for manufacturability perspectives, in parallel. Hear how OEMs are getting the most out of each material joining technology while acknowledging its limitations. Learn how to simultaneously achieve large-scale production, speed scalability, and repeatability at production levels, as well as the flexibility to fit highly specialised designs inside flexible assembly lines.

Find out how companies are making use of new joining technology whilst considering the benefits and practical drawbacks of each technology type. Learn about each technology based on its benefits and the suitable parameters, such as cost, investment process, and mechanical properties, while emphasising solutions to specific difficulties, such as material thickness alignment.


More collaboration with suppliers is needed to scale up joining technology for high-volume production. OEMs notified LBCG that, in actuality, joining technology' makers do not always cooperate proactively with OEMs while developing new technologies. As the OEM progresses to mass production, the technology must be able to function at the required rate. And it takes a significant amount of time to implement new technologies within a typical assembly line. One remedy takes the form of more collaboration.

The presentations this year are therefore less about theory and more about how to scale up the latest technology to high production levels. Uniquely, the event provides a cohesive platform where OEMs and suppliers can share valuable insight on how to scale up each technology for high-volume production.  Everyone attending will be there for the same specific learning and networking objective.  

Evaluating The Latest Joining Innovations & Hybrid Solutions For High Volume Production

Self-Piercing Riveting (SPR

Arc Welding & Arc Micro Welding


Glue Bonding

Lightweight Fasteners

Friction Stir Welding (FSW)

High Speed Nailing

High Temperature Adhesives

Resistance Spot Welding

Refill Friction Stir Spot Welding (RFSWW)

Laser Welding

Polyurethane Adhesives

Metal Filler Brazing

Linear Friction Welding (LFW)

Hot Forming

Toughened Acrylic Adhesives

Novel Micro-Architecture Adherents For Composite To Metal Joining

Rotary Friction Welding (RFW)

Roll Forming

Epoxy Adhesives



  • Megatrends, Current Industry Innovations & Problem Solving To Find Solutions 
  • Addressing The Technical Challenges Of Joining Steel And Aluminium Alloys

  • Optimal Joining Of Composites To Metals According To Design, Material Properties & Manufacturability

  • Joining Technology Selection For Safety Crash Zone


  • Joining Technique Innovations For The B.E.V

  • Joining Composites To Composites

  • Recycling Bonded Materials And Reversible Adhesives

  • Customizing Adhesive Selection Depending On The Joint

  • New Technology Panel




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