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27 September 2017

The GALM Series: Joining, Forming & Manufacturing Technology Europe Summit 29th - 30th November, 2017 - NEC, Birmingham

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EPMA is helping support the forthcoming GALM Series event on November 29 - 30, the Joining, Forming & Manufacturing Technology Europe Summit, which will take place at Birmingham's NEC for the third year. As part of the world-renowned GALM series, this year’s summit will fully utilise OEM experts in both the automotive and aerospace industries, to bring practical case studies on lightweight vehicle manufacturing technologies and innovations for you to put into practice.

This exclusive OEM-Led Summit will help you address complex adhesive joining techniques, improve your spot-welding methods and discover a long-term view for your dissimilar material joining strategy.

Speakers & Panelists Include:

  • Dr Yves Omboko,, Production Planner,, Volkswagen AG
  • Tulsi Ezhilan, Principal Technologist, Rolls-Royce
  • Chris Wheritt,, Joining Specialist, BMW
  • Dr Jana Haag, Material and Process Technical Lead, Airbus Aerospace and Defence
  • Ucee Ukagha, BIW, Advanced Manufacturing Engineering, Jaguar Landrover
  • Luca Cornero, R&D – Product Development Engineer, FCA Italy

Over 15 Solution Led Case Studies Covering:

  • Resistance Spot Welding For UHSS
  • Detailed Analysis Of Spot Welding vs Laser Welding
  • Resistance Spot Welding For Aluminium Structures
  • NEW: Adhesive Joining From Aerospace Industry
  • Panel Session: Joining Validation Strategy
  • Advance Shapes In Composite Metal Forming
  • Panel Session: Hot vs Cold Stamping


  • Comprehensive Analysis Of The Current Multi-Material Joining Methods From Leading OEMs To Plan For Future Manufacturing Strategies
  • Improve Methodologies In Spot Welding Techniques For High Strength Steel And Aluminium By Upgrading Existing Technology And How Manage It With Minimum Production Change
  • Understand How to Optimise Adhesive Preparation For Enhanced Decision At Structure Design Stage
  • Evaluate The Advantages And Disadvantages Of Hot & Cold Forming Steel To Improve The Overall Efficiency Of The Manufacturing Process
  • Assess Future Manufacturing Technologies: Additive Manufacturing & Flow Forming For Long-Term Manufacturing Investment Strategy
  • Address The Complex Challenges Of How To Mitigate Adhesive Bonding Corrosion For Multi Material Joints & Improve Durability Of The Joints


To register for this year's 2-day event visit:

EPMA Members can benefit from a 15% discount off the attendance fees. To qualify, simply enter code which can be found on the Member Discounts page in the EPMA Members Area of this website when checking out via the link above.

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