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Transatlantic Conference: Advanced Manufacturing and Lightweighting

24.09.2018 - 25.09.2018

Hamilton / Canada

Conference & Workshop

In cooperation with McMaster University, the Transatlantic Cluster for Lightweighting (TraCLight) invites Canadian, US and German companies and research institutions to initiate a transatlantic dialogue of manufacturing and material trends in next generation lightweighting.

Lectures about Advanced Manufacturing, Industrie 4.0, Digital Engineering Process, Additive Manufacturing and Multi Material Design in Lightweighting enrich the comprehensive progam. Invited are speakers for example from the German Aerospace Center, McMaster University, the University of Toronto, the National Research Council, TRUMPF and ANSYS.

The conference presents new technologies and addresses the importance of holistic engineering process chains in the advanced manufacturing and lightweighting sector. Moreover, the aim is to stimulate bidirectional transatlantic project partnerships and strengthen dynamic global collaboration.

Check out the detailed conference program:

Agenda DAY 1

Agenda DAY 2

Speakers & Moderators

Transatlantic Conference: “Advanced Manufacturing and Lightweighting: Still Vision or Reality on the Fast Track?

McMaster Innovation Park, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada

Monday, September 24, 2018

8:00 am: Registration

9:00 am: Conference DAY 1 “Adoption of Additive Manufacturing for Lightweighting”

6.00 pm: TraCLight Reception, Atrium @ McMaster Innovation Park, Networking, Drinks & Snacks (Open to all Attendees and Partners)

Tuesday, September 25, 2018

8:00 am: Registration

9:00 am: Conference DAY 2 “Multi Material Design for Efficient Lightweighting Applications" 

5.15 pm: End

For any further information please contact


Stephanie Hofmann, Marketing Manager

Directions and Parking

About MIP: McMaster Innovation Park (MIP) is an award winning, premier research and innovation park located approximately 2 kilometers from the internationally recognized McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario. McMaster Innovation Park is an important part of the innovative ecosystem in Hamilton by supporting startups, business, research and offering collaborative space for each sector to co-locate, connect and commercialize; a place to transform ideas from vision to commercial reality. Entrepreneurs, firms, researchers, industry partners, business mentors and support facilities can connect and facilitate commercialization. MIP is committed to using sustainable design principles, transforming former brownfields into a premier research park at a LEED silver or higher Level.