Lightweight Technologies Forum

the platform for multimaterial lightweight design and hybrid solutions

3 reasons for attending

Support of
innovation and inspiration

We offer new ways of linking “between the worlds” of aluminium, composites, magnesium, steel and other materials.

Meeting Point and Solution platform

Here you can find solutions for hybrid lightweight construction within the most important application areas like automotive, building & construction, aerospace, transport and wind energy.

Linking of
theory and practice

Top-class speakers, innovative exhibitors and exceptional exhibits are presented on a coherent area.

market study on 

"Lightweight Design as an Innovation Driver"

Based on the comprehensive results and insights of the various market and technology studies of AMC GmbH, Reed Exhibitions Deutschland GmbH will create together with AMC GmbH a new market study on "Lighweight Design in the Automotive Industry". The conception, development and realization of the new market study "lighweight design as an innovation driver" takes place between the beginning of June and the end of August. The results will be presented within the LIGHTWEIGHT TECHNOLOGIES FORUM of the COMPOSITES EUROPE 2017.

Please note that the market study is available in German only!

The access to the presentation area is free of charge for visitors of the COMPOSITES EUROPE 2018!

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Discover - Learn - Benefit


Get to know the newest developments of the industry through lectures and panel discussions and get inspired by the innovative products of our exhibitors.


Benefit from the combination of theory and practice of important topics, industries, and solutions for your suitable multi-material mix. 


Discover the diversity of the different exhibits, solutions and processes that are possible for hybrid lightweight construction already or in the future.  

Also in 2018 the Lightweight Technologies Forum will take place at the same time as COMPOSITES EUROPE in Stuttgart. 

Come to Stuttgart on 06 - 08 November 2018!

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Our visitors will experience...


forward-looking approach

The development of lightweight material systems will go more on individual material groups and be an optimal configuration of different material components in future. The Lightweight Technologies Forum deals with current and future issues of hybrid lightweight construction. 


Combining an exhibition and a presentation forum, the event will serve as the cross-material interface between metal and fibre-reinforced composite technologies in structural components and offers product presentations, knowledge sharing and networking.

practical orientation

In several application-focussed modules, experts will present their real-world experiences with issues revolving around material composites in the automotive, aerospace and architecture segments. Also on the agenda will be cross-industry thematic blocks emphasising manufacturing and production technologies such as the joining and combining of different materials.

Dr. Wolfgang Scheremet

Head of the industrial policy department within the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy

The lightweight construction sector is also supported by the German Ministry of Economy and Energy (BMWi), which will act as a patron for the Lightweight Technology Forum. With its “Geschäftsstelle Leichtbau” – a national and international network node that assists enterprises in the implementation of lightweight construction projects -, with the interactive initiative and the “Forum Leichtbau” roundtable BMWi promotes networking and cooperation among businesses, the science world and authorities.

Pierre Bischoff

In professional cycling every kilo counts – at times even grams, too. Pierre Bischoff is a professional, long-distance road and mountain-bike racing cyclist. The longer the distance, the more decisive the weight. “In sports lightweight construction is decisive,” he says.

9th August, 2017:
At the moment Pierre Bischoff is on his last stage on the way to Vladivostok, Russia. It looks like he will cross the finish line of the hardest extreme bike stage race of the world as second. Then he conquered 9.200 km, 7 time zones and 80.000 metre difference in altitude.

Fabian Schiller

Another exciting contribution will be “LTF Ambassador Automotive – Car Racing” by Fabian Schiller. He will speak about the importance of lightweight design in motor sports. This topic already plays a pivotal role in this sector, especially against the backdrop of environmental and climate protection, saving resources and sustainability.

4th August, 2017:
The currently contracted as a GT3 driver by the HTP Motorsport Team did an amazing seventh place at the 24 hours of Spa-Franchorchamps. Fabian Schiller likes this race in particular because of its ambitious racetrack.


Lightweight Technologies Forum Partners

Automobil Industrie/Vogel Business Media GmbH & Co. KG
AVK - Industrievereinigung Verstärkte Kunststoffe e. V. - Federation of Reinforced Plastics
 AZL - Aachener Zentrum für integrativen Leichtbau
CFK Valley e.V.
Institut für Kunststoffverarbeitung  RWTH Aachen
Open Hybrid LabFactory e. V.
VDMA e.V.  Arbeitsgemeinschaft Hybride Leichtbau Technologien

The existing partner network of the COMPOSITES EUROPE and ALUMINIUM trade fairs, consisting of leading organizations and associations of the lightweight industry, supports the exchange of information and the development actively with their expertise. 

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Do you have any questions or need help?

Simply contact us! We will be pleased to help.

exhibitor service

Alex Schurmann

Alex Schurmann

phone: +49 211 90191-347

fax: +49 211 90191-122

project management

Daniel Schäfer

Daniel Schäfer

phone: +49 211 90191-269

fax: +49 211 90191-122


Viktoria Heidkamp

Viktoria Heidkamp

phone: +49 211 90191-186

fax: +49 211 90191-122


Review 2016

exhibitors 2016

Faserinstitut Bremen e.V. -FIBRE-
GUNNAR International Weissenberger AG
Gummiwerk KRAIBURG GmbH & Co. KG
Linn High Therm GmbH
Metawell GmbH - metal sandwich technology
Dr. Dietrich Müller GmbH
Schütze GmbH & Co. KG
superTEX composites GmbH
TRILOGIQ Deutschland GmbH
Vogel Business Media GmbH & Co. KG - Automobil Industrie
Wickeder Westfalenstahl GmbH