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Light Weighting Technology (LWT) Forum is composed of experts in the field from OEMs, Component Manufacturers, Material Manufacturing Companies, R&D Institutes and Academia, and has been active since ​its formation in 2011. The objective of this forum is to promote technology, improve fuel efficiency, reduce CO2 emissions while maintaining and improving safety and crashworthiness for next-gen vehicles. The forum has been organising conferences, exhibitions and training programmes, with support from various stakeholders including OEMs, Tier I/II suppliers, R&D Institutes and academia.

LWT - Multi-Material Solutions - Innovations & Integration is a part of MMTS 2019. The main focus of LWT 2019 is on the transport sector. It will have technical and application-driven key areas, and will showcase latest developments in the industry.

Meet The Office Bearers

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Shrikant Marathe

CHAIRMAN

Former Director,

ARAI

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Mr. A R Arankalle

CONVENOR

Former Dy. Director,

ARAI

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Mr. S M Arole

CONVENOR

Director,

School of Automobile Engineering,

SYMBIOSIS SKILLS & OPEN UNIVERSITY

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Mr. R T Kulkarni

CO-CONVENOR

Director,

ARKEY CONFERENCE SERVICE CELL

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Mr. Jayant Haridas

CHAIRMAN

Technical Papers Committee

Former Head,

Material Engg. ERC

TATA MOTORS LTD.

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Mr. Anand Joshi

CHAIRMAN

Exhibition Committee

CONSULTANT

COMMITTEE MEMBERS

  • A K Agarwal, Consultant (Ex-Tata Technologies)

  • Rohit S Sadalge, Director - SolidThinking, ALTAIR Engineering

  • Rajeev Basargekar, Director - Technical, APPL Industries Ltd.

  • Nilesh Kukalyekar, Director - Research & Technology, DSM Engineering Plastics

  • Suraj Narvekar, Country Manager, ING Rauch Fertigungstechnik GES MBH

  • Sachin Jain, Director, SKYi Composites

  • N V Karanth, Sr. Dy. Director, ARAI

  • P K Ajeet Babu, Manager - Technology Group, ARAI

  • Shirish Vaidya, Technical Director, TOX Pressotechnik (India) Pvt. Ltd.

  • M R Saraf, Sr. Dy. Director, Head - Technology Group, Head - Structural Dynamics & Automotive Materials, ARAI

  • Mahadev Shinde, Former COO, MCIE (Composites Division)

  • Shripadraj Ponkshe, GM - Materials Engg., TATA Motors

  • Kaustubh Bedekar, MD, NETSHAPE Engg. Services Pvt. Ltd.

ADVISORY BOARD

  • S Rajagopal, Scientist & Head - Composite Technology Centre, Aeronautical Development Establishment

  • Abhay Jere, Chief Innovation Officer, MHRD Innovation Cell, AICTE

  • Anand Diwanji, Business Director - India, DSM India Pvt. Ltd.

  • Sujoy S Hazra, VP (Technical), Ferro Tech India Pvt. Ltd.

  • Raman Nanda, CEO, Gestamp India Pvt. Ltd.

  • S M Vaidya, VP & Business Head, Godrej & Boyce Mfg. Co. Ltd.

  • Arun Kumar B, Sr. President - Operations & Planning, Hindalco Industries Ltd.

  • G Padmanabhan, Associate Director, International Advanced Research Centre for Powder Metallurgy & New Materials

  • Suresh Naik, Former Group Director, ISRO

  • Jagadish Hegde, Director & Sr. VP, ISUZU Motors India Pvt. Ltd.

  • Harish Lakshman, Rane TRW

  • Ramki Subramanian, VP - Head of Business Development, Reliance Industries Ltd.

  • Vinay Harne, TVS Motors

  • Srinivatsaran, MD, Wheels India

  • Dr. V Sumatran, Chairman, Celeris Technologies

CONFERENCE TOPICS

  • LWT for Materials-Energy Optimisation - applications and expectations from parts and assemblies

  • Designs practices in light-weighting

  • Performance Materials - materials used for light-weighting

  • Synergising designs with materials for achieving performance

  • Manufacturing to attain LWT performance

  • Regulations relevant to LWT, Disposal and Recycling, Testing & Validation

EXHIBITOR PROFILE

  • Manufacturers and Suppliers of Components to Auto, Defence and Aerospace Industries

  • Equipment and Technology Providers

  • Materials Suppliers - Al, Mg Alloys, Steel, Carbon FIbres, Polymers, Composite Materials

  • R&D Institutions / Organisations

  • Service Providers in areas of Design, Rapid Prototyping, Heat Treatment

VISITOR PROFILE

  • Lightweight Design & Engineering

  • Auto, Aerospace & Defence

  • Quality & Reliability

  • Testing

  • Software

  • Safety

  • Sourcing

  • Regulatory Bodies