Virtual Prototyping represents an end-to-end approach for early validation of material and design choices, manufacturing and assembly process strategy, with significant benefits over the complete body development cycle.
New, lighter materials not only bring about great advances and better products, but also new problems. Read on to see how Kirchhoff Polska transformed their die design and forming process with simulation.
Mouse ears, ogees, esses, stingers… all distortions of fractions of a millimeter that can result in a stamped panel or even an entire vehicle being rejected. Don’t let that happen to you. Save both time and money by discovering how you can predict these anomalies before they occur.
Energy demand is set to increase with the use of electric vehicles. Manufacturers need to optimize energy consumption in their vehicles to reduce the impact on energy supplies. One way is to decrease overall weight by reducing body and trim mass. Hervé Motte at ARRK - a company specializing in Prototyping, Tooling and Low Volume Production - explains how, by taking a different approach, they achieved 30% mass saving. How did they do it?