The VDMA Working Group Hybrid Lightweight Technologies, founded in 2016, deals with the production processes of hybrid lightweight components using fibre composites and metals. In addition to technology providers from the VDMA, users, suppliers and research institutes can also participate in the Working Group, which has over 200 members. The aim is to further develop production processes, automation and joining technologies across materials and throughout Europe.
Under the motto "Lightweight as the enabler of tomorrow's mobility", the Working Group will design a special area with lightweight demonstrators and a trade fair forum on April 2, 2019. The Working Group's members will exhibit innovative lightweight components with a focus on automotive applications:
Arburg GmbH + Co KG
Engel Austria GmbH
Fraunhofer Institute for Chemical Technologies ICT
Oskar Frech GmbH + Co. KG
Karl Mayer Technical Textiles GmbH
KraussMaffei Technologies GmbH