Great Designs in Steel 2024February 8, 2024
Interested in learning about the latest steel technical developments and trends, and how they are influencing and enabling next generation automotive design and production? If so, set your calendar to attend the 22nd annual Great Designs in Steel (GDIS), on Wednesday, May 22, at Suburban Collection Showplace in Novi, MI. Reportedly the world’s longest-running automotive materials symposium, GDIS, presented by the American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI), brings together automotive engineering and steel industry experts for a day-long exhibition and presentation event.
“GDIS 2024 is the automotive market’s link to the latest developments, applications and advancements in the American steel industry,” explains Brian Esterberg, AISI senior automotive market strategist. “Hosted by the members of AISI’s auto program, GDIS is the premier forum where automotive engineers, automakers and other industry associates witness—via presentations and exhibits—the latest trends, applications and milestones in automotive-steel technologies.”
Dozens of Presentations
Featured are dozens of presentations related to material developments and technical applications of interest to auto-industry professionals. At press time, AISI staff is sorting through abstracts and developing conference tracks, and finalizing exhibition space.
For the latest details, visit www.greatdesignsinsteel.com. Registration, free for individuals from automotive OEMs, Tier-One suppliers, R&D departments and academia, will open in mid-February.
In particular, attendees can expect to find presentations detailing autobody structures as impacted by electric-vehicle (EV) requirements. This includes not only battery enclosures, but also the impact of increased battery-pack mass on surrounding vehicle structure. Presentations also will cover innovation and implementations in hybrid and internal-combustion-engine vehicles, and how manufacturers are taking advantage of technologies such as laser welding and other joining methods in gaining efficiency when producing car and truck frames. And, look for discussions on load-energy-management efforts by automakers.