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STATE OF AUTOMOTIVE TOOLING

Tooling is a critical but often overlooked part of the automotive industry as a whole. The design and development of tools is an important process in the production of automobiles today.  Join the SAA on November 14 as it examines the state of the tooling industry.

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YOUNG PROFESSIONALS NETWORK

Learn how the YPN can help you network and provide valuable insights to help grow your career.

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FOLLOW US ON TWITTER

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ABOUT US

The Society of Automotive Analysts is an organization that provides members with:

  • Direct and personal access to industry leaders
  • Exclusive events across the broad scope of the automotive industry
  • Networking and interaction with key influencers

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SAA NEWSLETTER

The Latest SAA Newsletter

• Register Today: Automotive Industry Trends and Their Affect on the Tooling Industry
• Auto Industry Resigned to Life Without NAFTA
• LMC’s Global Light Vehicle Sales Update
• Automotive Industry is Racing to Meet Electric Vehicle Demand in China
• 20 Tough Questions about the Auto Industry in 2018
• George Will: Auto Industry has Glamorous Past, But Opaque Future
• Augmented Reality to Make Serious Inroads in the Auto Industry
• Baby Boomers, Not Millennials, Most Influence the Auto Industry
• Ford Refocusing Strategy to Drive Disruption in Auto Industry

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2017 Event List

2017 SAA Events

The SAA has a robust line-up of events planned for 2017. Check regularly for updates.

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Event Insight

Event Sheds Light on Lightweighting Obstacles and Opportunities

A major lightweighting trend is the move toward implementing a mixed material approach in order to lose weight, according to speakers at the September 25 Automotive Lightweighting Summit, organized by the Society of Automotive Analysts (SAA). 

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SAA IN THE NEWS

No Silver Bullet for Lightweighting

How to get weight out of vehicles that already have been made significantly lighter is a conundrum facing suppliers and automakers alike. Unfortunately, there is no silver-bullet solution that will make the process easier going forward, say panelists at the Society of Automotive Analysts Lightweighting Summit.

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Meet Michael Sullivan — the 2017-2018 SAA Scholarship Winner

Meet Michael Sullivan – the 2017-2018 recipient of the SAA Thought Leader of Tomorrow Scholarship.  Sullivan is a senior at Oakland University with a 3.75 GPA and majoring in Management Information Systems. Q) When did you know you wanted to go into the automotive industry? A) I’ve always had a connection to the automotive companies…

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New Car Sales for September: Winners and Losers

U.S. light-vehicle sales rose 6.3 percent in September — the first gain of the year — on strong truck demand and fatter deals. Some analysts expected industry volumes last month to benefit from replacement demand for hundreds of thousands of vehicles damaged by hurricanes in Texas and Florida. But the robust results — underscored by a seasonally adjusted annualized sales rate of 18.58 million for the month — blew well past the most optimistic forecasts. It is the highest SAAR since the 20.64 million rate recorded in July 2005 behind employee-style discounts.

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THOUGHT LEADER INSIGHT

Unprecedented Growth Expected for Automotive Aluminum as Multi-Material Vehicles Ascend, New Survey of Automakers Says

Over the next decade, automakers will continue to increase the adoption of high-strength, low weight aluminum in new car and truck construction at a faster pace than any time in history. Total aluminum content is expected to grow from 397 pounds per vehicle (PPV) in 2015 to 565 PPV by 2028, representing 16 percent of total vehicle weight, according to a survey of automakers conducted by Ducker Worldwide reaffirming continued market share growth for aluminum into high-volume vehicles. This is consistent with the emerging trend of automakers transitioning to a multi-material vehicle (MMV) design approach, choosing aluminum for doors, hoods and trunk lids, body-in-white, bumpers and crash boxes.

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