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Concept Design / Pre-development

The better the concept,
the smoother the implementation

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That is why we place a major focus on the areas of concept design and hat definition.

In addition to the optimal utilization of installation space within given vehicle architectures, our experts set the course for the best possible results for ergonomics, manufacturing, assembly and maintenance, both in the interior and exterior of the complete vehicle. 

Between styling and development

First 3D area models and auxiliary geometries

With the creation of basic design plans, based on technical specification documents from the OEMs, the first concept sections are created as the basis for coordination between styling and development. An intensive analysis of the installation space is then carried out by means of package and function tests, as well as testing of the suitability of individual components and assemblies for installation, including assembly and disassembly tests. In the process, we continuously ensure compliance with the dimensional concept and create initial 3D area models and auxiliary geometries as part of the investigations. Thus, the functionality of the assemblies in relation to each other is guaranteed. 

First design sketches

Between styling and development

First 3D area models and auxiliary geometries

With the creation of basic design plans, based on technical specification documents from the OEMs, the first concept sections are created as the basis for coordination between styling and development. An intensive analysis of the installation space is then carried out by means of package and function tests, as well as testing of the suitability of individual components and assemblies for installation, including assembly and disassembly tests. In the process, we continuously ensure compliance with the dimensional concept and create initial 3D area models and auxiliary geometries as part of the investigations. Thus, the functionality of the assemblies in relation to each other is guaranteed. 

First design sketches

Concepts into large-scale production

Space frame technology and planking with plastic panels

In close cooperation with research and pre-development departments, we work intensively on the transfer of early concepts to the large-scale production of tomorrow. We support OEMs and their suppliers in the design of new approaches to vehicle construction: For example, we carry out concept studies for fundamentally new body types – e.g. in space frame technology and cladding with plastic panels. In addition, the topics related to new platform concepts in the environment of e-mobility, ongoing requirements for CO2 reduction and new joining technologies with regard to hybrid and mixed construction methods are taken into account.

Eigene Forschungsarbeiten

Concepts into large-scale production

Space frame technology and planking with plastic panels

In close cooperation with research and pre-development departments, we work intensively on the transfer of early concepts to the large-scale production of tomorrow. We support OEMs and their suppliers in the design of new approaches to vehicle construction: For example, we carry out concept studies for fundamentally new body types – e.g. in space frame technology and cladding with plastic panels. In addition, the topics related to new platform concepts in the environment of e-mobility, ongoing requirements for CO2 reduction and new joining technologies with regard to hybrid and mixed construction methods are taken into account.

Eigene Forschungsarbeiten

Neben den Untersuchungen im Kundenauftrag initiieren wir zunehmend eigene Forschungsarbeiten, die im Verbund mit Hochschulen und Lieferanten zu neuen Lösungen im Automobilbau führen.