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Welcome at the Working Group Hybrid Lightweight Technologies
Multi-material design sees materials increasingly being combined in lightweight applications. With the formation of the Working Group Hybrid Lightweight Technologies in 2016, the VDMA is engaging in production processes of hybrid lightweight components that use fibre-plastic combinations and metals. Besides VDMA members, user and supplier industries as well as research institutes may also engage in the Working Group that currently has over 200 members. The aim of the Working Group is to advance production processes, automation and joining technologies, which are not confined to any particular material, Europe-wide and to create sustainable workplaces.
With the adoption of the Research Allowance Act, companies can now claim tax deductions for personnel costs for R&D projects or lump-sum portions of contract research. The VDMA has long advocated the introduction of tax-based research subsidies.
For the fourteenth time, Composites Germany (www.composites-germany.de) has collected current key figures on the market for fibre-reinforced plastics. All member companies of the three major supporting associations of Composites Germany were surveyed: AVK, Composites United and VDMA Working Group Hybrid Lightweight Technologies.
"Electromobility and lightweight construction - symbiosis or contradiction" is the topic of the AG Annual Conference. Lectures, discussions and topic stations will address material developments, joining processes and digitisation strategies.
For the thirteenth time, Composites Germany (www.composites-germany.de) has collected current key figures on the market for fiber-reinforced plastics. Once again, all member companies of the four major sponsoring associations of Composites Germany were surveyed: AVK, CCeV, CFK-Valley and VDMA-Arbeitsgemeinschaft Hybride Leichtbau Technologien.
At the leading trade fair Industrial Supply, the working group designed the lecture forum "Lightweight construction as an enabler of tomorrow's mobility". The released articles are available for download.
In the focus area "Lightweight construction perspectives for Germany", participants from industry, science, associations and politics will discuss the development of a lightweight construction strategy.
Members of the working group will be exhibiting lightweight demonstrators for tomorrow's mobility at the HMI from 1 to 5 April 2019. On 2 April, 10:00-12:30 a.m., the AG will organise a lecture forum with a discussion round on this topic.
This is the twelfth time that Composites Germany (www.composites-germany.org) has identified the latest KPIs for the fibre-reinforced plastics market. Again, the survey covered all the member companies of the four biggest umbrella organisations of Composites Germany: AVK, CCeV, CFK-Valley and the VDMA Working Group on Hybrid Lightweight Construction Technologies.
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