July 30 - August 01, 2019
The Westin Southfield Detroit, Southfield, MI
Joe Buchwitz, Chassis Systems Technical Specialist at Ford Motor Company
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Joe Buchwitz

Chassis Systems Technical Specialist
Ford Motor Company

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Agenda Day 2

Wednesday, July 31st, 2019

8:40 AM An Approach to Develop Light Weight Suspension Systems

The presentation shows how light weight suspension systems and components can be
effectively realized. First it will be shown how and why full vehicle weights have significantly
increased in the past 30 years. The light weight process deployed by Ford concentrates in the
first place on the development on weight effective solutions before, in the second step, weight
reductions are “bought” by means of lighter and more expensive materials, like aluminum,
composite materials. Selected examples more actual development projects will be shown to
demonstrate the process.
• Vehicle Weight benchmarking
• Light weight Suspension Systems and Components
• Aluminum and Composite Application in Suspension Systems