The Scope

What is the right material for your advanced light weight design - Aluminium, Magnesium or Titanium?

The 2nd International Conference on Light Materials – Science and Technology (LightMAT 2017) gives a comprehensive overview and new insight into the three most important light metals Aluminium, Magnesium and Titanium and their combinations.

LightMAT 2017 gives a deep insight into the fundamentals and the specific requirements that apply to each of the three lightweight materials. The materials are viewed individually or in combination in multi-material designs, including the aspects of processing, joining and corrosion protection. In addition, promising enabling-technologies such as additive manufacturing are highlighted.

LightMAT 2017 provides a platform for academic and industrial researchers, scientists and engineers to present and discuss the recent development and progress made in Magnesium, Aluminium, Titanium and their alloys and materials combinations. Additional sessions are organized beyond single metals and address common processes and main applications, intended to provide comparison and cross fertilization, giving a wide overview of individual advances, challenges and highlights, covering:

  • Conventional and advanced light weight applications and products in automotive, aerospace and other relevant transport and lightweight applications
  • Fundamental aspects of the three metallic lightweight materials and their alloys, their processing and (physical) metallurgy issues involved
  • Microstructure evolution, related properties and advanced simulation
  • Industrial fabrication, processing, joining and corrosion protection issues
  • Additive manufacturing of metallic structures enabling novel lightweight designs

LightMAT 2017 addresses industry as well as academia and intends to strengthen the link between the two. Furthermore, the conference promotes the participation and the networking of young engineers, scientists and students.

We wish you a pleasant and extraordinary conference experience and look forward to meeting you in Bremen.

The Conference Chairs,

Prof. Dr. Jürgen Hirsch
Hydro Aluminium Rolled Products GmbH, Bonn, Germany

Prof. Dr. Karl Ulrich Kainer
Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht, Germany

Prof. Dr. Christoph Leyens
Technische Universität Dresden, Germany

Dr.-Ing. Axel von Hehl
Stiftung Institut für Werkstofftechnik (IWT), Bremen, Germany