High-performance products with lightweight materials 
27 May 2014, Helmond, The Netherlands

The goal of this one-day meeting was to discuss the latest developments in high-performance products with lightweight materials. Both industrial experts as well as leading academics presented their findings and products. 

Practical information 
Meeting Materials 2014 was held on 27 May 2014 at the Automotive Campus, Steenovenweg 1 in Helmond, The Netherlands. 


13.30-14.00: Doors open 

14.00: Opening of Meeting Materials 2014 

14.00-16.00: Four presentations: 
Tim van Kampen, Technical Director at Ceratec Technical Ceramics on 
Technical ceramics, extreme performance 
Jos Brouwers, Professor at Eindhoven Technical University on 
Functional concrete 
Stijn Donders, Research Project Manager at LMS, A Siemens Business on 
Addressing industrial lightweight design challenges with advanced predictive modeling & simulation 
Joris Degrieck, Professor Composite Materials at Ghent University on 
Smart combinations of metals, ceramics and polymers 

16.00-16.30: Coffee/tea break with sufficient time for face-to-face interactions 

16.30-18.30: Four presentations: 
Laurent Morel, Technical Specialist Composite Structures at Damen Schelde Naval Shipbuilding on 
Composite experience of a shipyard 
Arjan Steketee, Product designer at Steketee design, on 
Lightweigth through design 
Bas Slootweg, TenCate Automotive Composites, on 
Thermoplastic automotive composites 
Koen Lau, HAN Automotive, on 

18.30-19.30: Buffet with sufficient time for face-to-face interactions 

19.30: Dessert presentation by Arnt Offringa, Director Research at Fokker, on 
Innovative aerospace products through lightweight materials technology 

20.00: Closure of Meeting Materials 2014 

Meeting Materials “High-performance products with lightweight materials" was organized by the Bond voor Materialenkennis (including the Section Kunststoffen, Nederlandse Keramische Vereniging and Vereniging Metalen) and AutomotiveNL, in association with Materials innovation institute (M2i) and the Strategic Initiative Materials (SIM).

See you at Meeting Materials !

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