MORE VALUE WITH KDX DC:FASTER IN PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT,LOWER IN PRODUCT COSTS.


RANGE OF THE KDX DC ENGINEERING SERVICESFROM COMPONENTS TO ENTIRE BODY


ORCHESTRARED ADVANTAGES


KDX DC CORE COMPETENCIES FOR YOUR SUCCESS: DESIGN EXPERTISE COMBINED WITH PROFOUND KNOWHOW OF MATERIAL AND PROCESS

YOUR BENEFIT:KDX DESIGN CENTER AT A GLANCE


HOLISTIC CFRP CONSULTING

Assess lightweight potential
Detailing of product benefits
Estimate CFRP lightweight
business case
Highlight opportunities
and challenges

CFRP APPROPRIATE ENGINEERING

Part and structure design
Multi –material design
Joining technologies
Load path optimized design
Structure simulation and analysis

CFRP MATERIAL SPECIFICATION

Set of composite materials
Set of semi-finished goods
Support for material characterization

CFRP PROCESS TECHNOLOGY

Set of mass production technologies
Design to process methodology

VALIDATION THROUGH HARDWARE PROTOTYPING


HOW DOES KDX DC REALIZE YOUR IDEAS?PROVEN STANDARDIZEDPRODUCT DEVELOPMENT PROCESS

Benefit from the support in every development phase and the synchronization in a structured and standardized process with customers. Your advantage: An extensive planning and support of the development process from the concept and predevelopment to the mass production development.


THE KDX DC LIGHTWEIGHT APPROACH STARTS FROM EARLYPHASE WITH REQUIREMENTS MANAGEMENT

  • Specification sheet and commitment by customer
  • Definition of product (vehicle, price, drivetrain, volume, USP)
    and technical package, carry over parts
  • Technical development targets, cost targets
  • Possible raw material sourcing, material characterization,
    technology set with design guidelines (Tier 1 suppliers available in China)
  • Assumptions, development team set up
  • Development plan for BiW & non BiW work
  • Communication guidelines, responsibilities and contact persons.

BESPOKE LIGHTWEIGHT DESIGN

  • Examination of load profile & construction space and creation of load path ideas
  • Topology analysis and optimization
  • Address load path ideas with different construction types in different functional groups
  • Generation of different concepts (e.g. in morphological box) to address the load path ideas
  • Set of material and technology
  • Material card generation
  • Concept evaluation and weight – cost analysis
  • CAD design according to selected production technology and specific construction guidelines
  • CFRP specific part description by advanced pre dimensioning tools
  • CAE analysis and support for vehicle crash simulation
  • Verification and validationplan

KDX DC SUPPORTS YOU FOR THE VALIDATION PLANAND ACCOMPANY YOU TO VALIDATE THE LIGHTWEIGHT DESIGN(FUNCTION, MANUFACTURING PROCESS)FROM COMPONENT LEVEL TO ENTIRE CAR BODY

  • Prototype design
  • Verification and validation plan
  • Component/ structure test and evaluation
  • CAE validation

KDX DC REDESIGNS IDEAS AFTER VERIFICATION/VALIDATIONTO GAIN FURTHER LIGHTWEIGHT WITH ALL FUNCTIONALREQUIREMENTS FULFILLED

  • Redesign for validated production process
  • Redesign for further lightweight
  • Redesign for ….

KDX DC LIGHTWEIGHT ENGINEERING ACCOMPANIESTHE PROJECT DURING THE TRY OUT IN THE PRE-SERIES PHASEUNTIL THE FINAL CONFIRMATION OF THE PARTS

  • Support for production process
  • Support for entire vehicle test
  • Support for serial tool modification
  • Parts confirmation and documentation

KDX DC HELPS YOU FINISH THE LAST STEP– TRANSFER TO SERIES

  • Project summary
  • Lessons learned

WHY KDX DC?YOUR PROVIDERFOR TURN KEYCOMPOSITE SOLUTIONSWITHIN THE KANGDE ECO SYSTEM


As part of the Kangde eco system
(CFRP lightweight industrial value chain)
KDX DC provides one-stop solutions.
This includes raw material, prototyping,
testing and mass production and deliver
solutions to turn your ideas into reality.

IN PARTNERSHIP WITHOUTSTANDING TECHNICALEQUIPMENT


YOU‘RE WELCOME AT KDX DESIGN CENTER


CONTACT

Phone +49 (0) 89 24 88 673 – 00
Fax +49 (0) 89 24 88 673 – 22
info@kdx-dc.com

ADDRESS

KDX Roding Europe Automobile
Design Center GmbH
Infanteriestr. 19 | Building 2
80797 Munich – Germany