says that the NanoSteel-intensive vehicle showed that the steel was "well suited for high volume mass-market vehicle platforms" and offered "comparable weight reduction" to aluminum.
- a specialist in assessing the effects of vibration on large structures, such as car frames - has experienced increasing demand from its automotive suppliers for quicker tests, in order to speed up their own productivity.
Aerospace specialists EDAG
say it is safe and lightweight, helping manufacturers who want to make ultra-economical vehicles with lower emissions.
Personnel from the EDAG
Competence Center for Lightweight Construction assessed various AM techniques, including selective laser sintering (SLS), selective laser melting (SLM), stereolithography (SLA), and fused deposition modeling (FDM), for the applicability for the vehicle construction.
Enova has partnered with EDAG
, to support the technical design, development and validation efforts.
The likes of Zagato, Mazel, Edag
, Pagani, Stola and Giugiaro also weighed in with new dream machines.
To create a safe and soothing environment for both driver and passengers, Proton engineers were supported by a Malaysian-based project team established by EDAG
, the German body engineering specialists while the Impian's ride comfort and pin sharp handling reflect the silky skills of Lotus suspension tuning experts previously used in Proton's acclaimed Satria GTi.
Louis, has signed an agreement to supply EDAG
Engineering + Design AG -- a leading engineering partner of the worldwide automotive industry -- with 550 licenses of Unigraphics, UGS' high-end CAD/CAM/CAE software suite.
Engineering of Fulda, Germany, and its office in Detroit are now in a pilot project using digital mockup and automatic design verification (DMU/ADV) software for developing complete vehicles between the two locations.
Prior to Tata Motors, Calder has had stints all over the world with EDAG
, Ford and Nissan, primarily as a body engineer.
[edag.de/en] did a study with EPA on the Honda Accord, and FEV [fev.com] did some multi-material work on the Toyota Venza," says Krupitzer, "and these studies show ifs possible to get up to a [body-in-white] 20% weight reduction with steel, at a much lower cost." In fact, he says, most of the steel solutions being forwarded are cost neutral because, despite the fact that the news grades cost more, automakers don't have to use as much.
Proton recruited the German body engineering specialists EDAG
to help their own design team come up with a car specifically aimed at these shores.