Driving Steel-VI (2016)

Kuala Lumpur


The 6th edition of Driving Steel will be held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Malaysia, the largest passenger car market in ASEAN and one of the largest auto-hubs in South-East Asia, provides the perfect setting for the theme selected this edition of Driving Steel - “Shift Gears”.

Industry experts are expected to deliberate on the transformational changes in the automotive industry and their impact on the future material needs, weight reduction, passenger safety, technologies of future like hot stamping and UHSS, new coating and forming techniques. Please save your dates for 5th – 7th Dec’16 to witness the automotive industry “Shift Gears”.


Presenters in DS-VI Conference
Speaker Organisation Topic of Presentation
Dr. Tim Leverton Tata Motors The Future of Mobility and Automotive Design in India
Suresh Pulluru Renault -Nissan Body in White - A competition between materials
Dr. N Muthukumar Automotive Axles Industry 4.0 – Are we ready for disruptive innovation?
Dr. Alison Starr National Composite Center, UK Affordable Composites
Hongqin Sally Zheng Benteler China Hot Forming Products and Technologies
John Speer Colorado School of Mines, USA Processing of Ultra-High Strength steel
Dr. Ir. Chris Lahaije Tata Steel Europe 1. Automotive - Sustainability in the steel supply chain
2. Introducing XPF Steel - New material solutions for light weight chassis and frames
Dr. Jin Keun Oh Posco Korea New generation AHSS from Posco
Dr. Yong Zhong Bao Steel Academia Research & Development in the field of AHSS at Bao Steel
Takahiro Yoshinaga Nippon Steel (NSSMC) An update on advancement of flat steel products for Automotive Application