LightMAT 2017 - Abstract submission open until 6 March 2017

2nd Conference & Exhibition on Light Materials – Science and Technology with the special Symposium ECAA

08. – 10. November 2017
Bremen, Germany

Deadline to submit abstracts: 06 March 2017

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 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.

The conference topics cover lightweight materials such as Aluminum, Magnesium and Titanium, their processing as well as their specific technology and property features, which are involved in their use in modern transport systems and structural lightweight applications.

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.

Plenary, Lectures and Poster presentations cover the following topics:

A – Processing
B – Applications
C – Alloy Development
D – Hybrid Materials and Multi-material designs
E – Characterization and testing
F – Computational materials design
G – Sustainability
AM – Special Topic - Additive Manufacturing
ECAA - Special Symposium

Additive manufacturing - the industrial version of 3-D printing – is already used to produce some individualized items, such as medical implants, and plastic prototypes for engineers and designers. The special topic “Additive Manufacturing” shall give an overview of advances on 3-D printing of extremely sophisticated applications made of light alloys. Furthermore, the session shall figure out both the current and the future challenges and opportunities of this promising technology on its way out of today’s niche market.

The deadline for the submission of abstracts is 6 March 2017!

Submit your abstract at:

We are looking forward to your contribution and to seeing you in Bremen!

Prof. Dr. Jürgen Hirsch
Hydro Bonn, Germany

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

Prof. Dr. Christoph Leyens
TU Dresden, Germany

Dr. Axel von Hehl
IWT Bremen, Germany


Conference Office

Thorsten Weber
PO box 20 07 14
53137 Bonn (Germany)

Phone +49 151 705 414 60

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