Honda and Fraunhofer headline automotive lightweighting conference


The chief engineer of body and interior design at Honda R&D Americas and the head of polymer engineering at the Fraunhofer ICT headline the upcoming Lightweighting AutoPlastics 2012 Conference. Honda's Lawrence Geise and Fraunhofer's Frank Henning will address how the North American industry will manage the challenge of complying to Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) standards, which will be pushed 54.5 MPG.

The Lightweighting AutoPlastics 2012 Conference (Nov. 14-15, 2012; Troy, MI) will offer attendees a broad-ranging review of lightweighting programs to meet the fuel-efficiency standards from across the automotive supply chain. Presenters will be drawn from automotive OEMs, Tier 1 suppliers, resin manufacturers, and upstream suppliers. (See the full conference agenda and speaker list)....

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