Interior

Across all phases of the project – pre-development, concept and prototyping through to series development – our customers benefit from our CoC Interior and the combined expertise of our four areas of competence. We have extensive knowledge, particularly in terms of the dashboard, centre console, door trim, roof liner and head-up display modules. Our strength here lies in the interplay between development, production and integration into the complete vehicle. We also implement customer specifications beyond the production of functional and prototype parts.

Pre-development

  • Benchmarking
  • Patent research
  • Drafting of specifications
  • Supplier evaluation
  • Functional design
  • Crash and NVH analyses
  • Thermal analyses

Concept

  • Concept development and concept optimisation
  • Preparation of gap and radius plans
  • Design validation
  • Package and ergonomic analyses
  • Simulation and test configuration of modules and complete systems
  • Development of complete electronic systems
  • Configuration of passive safety systems
  • Project and quality management

Prototyping

  • Management and coordination of prototype parts
  • 3D-design of functional models and construction stage components
  • Development and production of mock-ups and show vehicles
  • Performance of D-FMEAs
  • Validation of complete systems
  • Stochastic model validations
  • Project and quality management

Series development

  • 3D-design and design derivatives
  • Functional designs - acoustic and thermal analyses
  • Process development
  • Approval procedures and matching
  • Change management
  • Design verification and validation of components and complete systems
  • Project and quality management

Series launch

  • Resource development and coordination world-wide
  • Series start-up support
  • Noise analyses and noise prevention assessments
  • Problem zone location
  • Establishing proof of series maturity
  • Project and quality management

SOP - Start of Production

  • Post-SOP project support and change management in the series start-up phase
  • Assistance with project and quality management tasks
  • Review/comparison of lessons learned for the overall project

Tools

  • Simulation: ANSA, HyperMesh, MSC Patran / Nastran, Abaqus Implizit, Abaqus Explizit, Ansys, Pamcrash, LS-Dyna, Optistruct, Flow Simulations, THESEUS-FE
  • Design: CATIA V5, Siemens NX