The 6th Annual GLOBAL AUTOMOTIVE LIGHTWEIGHT MATERIALS SUMMIT took place this year in Detroit between 28 and 30 August 2017.

The event has a large professional network involved with the integration of lightweight materials concepts into modern body construction. Besides OEMS, materials suppliers, along with many companies representing the joining technology sector were represented. Thus, the conference provided an ideal platform to present new and innovative developments by ARNOLD.

Not only did ARNOLD have a well-placed exhibition stand, but we were also represented in the program of seminars, with a presentation on Flexweld® by Vitalikij Janzen. Intensive discussions held by our ARNOLD USA colleagues, Chris Norton, Mario Guzman and David Mascha with key personnel from the OEMs and suppliers, meant that we could strengthen our relationships with these companies, and thus ensure future economic success. The entire event was very successful for us, to the extent that along with just a few others, ARNOLD has been selected to feature in a story called "Fasteners for Automotive Lightweighting" to be published in the renowned ASSEMBLY journal.