About Manulight

The Collaborative Research Center Transregio10 will organize the Conference on Manufacture of Lightweight Components (ManuLight2014). The conference is sponsored by CIRP (International Academy for Production Engineering) and will take place in Dortmund, Germany from April 3rd to 4th, 2014. ManuLight will be an intensive conference primarily aimed at establishing and maintaining collaborative links in the field of the manufacture of lightweight components throughout the world of production research.

The conference shall be the event to present improvements of existing technology as well as new processes, new equipment and applications. A fruitful dialog between fundamental research and industrial applications and needs shall be stimulated. The program will cover all major areas in metal lightweight construction and also the challenges on manufacturing like
  • Forming, cutting and joining of high strength and multi-materials
  • Products with graded properties
  • Handling of lightweight components
  • Integration of function
  • Sustainability and energy efficiency
  • Assembly and joining
  • Design for manufacturing
  • Machines and production systems