The Scope

Do you want to know how Aluminium, Magnesium or Titanium can deliver your lightweight design?

The 3rd International Conference on Light Materials – Science and Technology (LightMAT 2019) gives a comprehensive overview and new insight into the three most important light metals Aluminium, Magnesium and Titanium and their combinations.

LightMAT 2019 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, LightMAT 2019 will focus on the advances in formability and novel forming technologies enabling light alloys to be shaped into complex components.

LightMAT 2019 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
  • Formability and advanced forming of light alloys to shape complex parts

LightMAT 2019 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 is being held in Manchester, the world’s first industrial city, birthplace of the railway and computer, and hub for UK materials research. Manchester is also renowned for music, sport, and the beautiful surrounding countryside of the Peak District.

We wish you a pleasant and extraordinary conference experience and look forward to meeting you in Manchester.

The Conference Chairs,

Prof. Joseph Robson
The University of Manchester
United Kingdom

Prof. Philip Prangnell
The University of Manchester
United Kingdom

Dr. Martin Jackson
The University of Sheffield
United Kingdom

Dr.-Ing. Axel von Hehl
Stiftung Institut für Werkstofftechnik (IWT), Bremen