SAE World Congress Detroit, USA April 2017

SAE 2017 With The AluMag “Lightweighting – Emission Reduction – Car Comfort” Technology Center Successfully Executed

This was the 7th consecutive year AluMag participated at the SAE World Congress; April 4 till 6, 2017 in Detroit, MI and promoted some of leading technology companies in the Light Weighting – Emission Reduction – Car Comfort Technology – Manufacturing sector. Organized by AluMag, this group showed how the companies are working on edge technology.

The Technology Companies that participated this year were:

  • Kienle + Spiess
    Kienle + Spiess is an international innovation leader in stamping and die-casting technologies. They offer their customers a unique range of products, technical solutions and services for creating efficient, energy-saving electric motors and generators.
    They offer a unique portfolio of products and services across the entire value chain including cutting electrical steel, punching stator and rotor laminations, rotor casting, tool design, gluing magnets into rotor pockets and shaft insertion.


  • Kipp GmbH & Co
    Storage space and operating systems for car boots and components designed to enhance driving comfort in convertibles are among the best known developments accomplished by the motivated team based in Sulz am Neckar.
    The manufacturing processes they offer are Tooling, Prototyping, Processing, Finishing, Milling, Turning, Diecasting (zinc, aluminium, magnesium), Injection moulding (thermoplastics and thermosets), Metal- and non-ferrous metalworking, Surface finishing and Assembly.


    RHEINFELDEN ALLOYS GmbH & Co. KG specializes in developing, customizing, producing and selling hi-tech aluminum casting alloys. 75% of the aluminum casting alloys made, are supplied into the automotive industry. Throughout the European premium car makers the alloys Silafont™-36, Castaman™-35 (both AlSi10MnMg), Magsimal™-59 (AlMg5Si2Mn) and the high strength Magsimal™-plus (AlMg6Si2Mn), Castasil™-37 (AlSi9MnMoZr) and the brand new Castaduct™-42 can be found.
    For the demands of electrical power modules with high thermal conductivity the CastasilTM-21 (AlSi9Sr) was launched recently.


    NIKKEI MC ALUMINUM AMERICA, INC. is a secondary aluminum smelter located in Columbus, Indiana. Since their establishment in 1989, they have been producing a variety of casting alloy mainly used in the automotive industry. Their products, delivered in ingot or molten shape, will transform into components such as wheels, body structural parts, transmission parts, engine parts etc… at customers’ end.
    They are part of Nikkei MC Aluminum group, now operating total 10 plants in Japan, US, China, Thailand, India and Mexico.


  • pro-beam systems
    pro-beam is the world`s largest electron beam technology manufacturer, employing a staff of more than 250 at their 4 production sites in Germany and 1 in China as well as their technical sales offices in the USA and France. pro-beam has been continuously utilizing electron beam technology to develop and apply material processing techniques and systems since 1974. Satisfying the needs of customers worldwide, the pro-beam Group is recognized as having experience in applying welding, hardening, perforating and top-performing coatings such as DLC (diamond-like coating).


  • Organized by AluMag
    AluMag® is a global market developing company offering the following services:
    1. Market Research
    2. Roadshows & Tech-events
    3. Market Development
    4. Strategic Localization

    AluMag® has extensive knowledge and worldwide contacts as well as excellent references within the automotive & aluminum-, magnesium- and composite industry. We access new markets and open doors for your business – regardless of application, material, process or product.

The above mentioned companies displayed and promoted there technology in a 1,000 sft display area.
Over 300 key visitors exchanged communication with the participating AluMag exhibitors. Some key information on the attendees to the AluMag booth are:

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Video Review:
SAE Detroit – Video

AluMag SAE17 from AluMag Automotive GmbH on Vimeo.


AHK SAE Reception Sponsored By AluMag

AluMag Technology Center Booth

Visit By GM VIP Team


Attending Detroit Red Wings Game

After Hours Dinner At Brazilian Steak House

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