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Vehicle Lightweighting

Vehicle Lightweighting for Automotive & Transportation

Affordability and high-volume production of composite materials is a key challenge in the automotive industry. It requires a new approach to designing, analyzing and manufacturing composite products. With proven solutions for advanced composite part development, Siemens PLM Software provides a better understanding of the impact of design choices on cost and schedule, enabling design, simulation, test and verification of composite products embedded within your CAD and PLM applications.

Affordability and high-volume production of composite materials is a key challenge in the automotive industry. It requires a new approach to designing, analyzing and manufacturing composite products. With proven solutions for advanced composite part development, Siemens PLM Software provides a better understanding of the impact of design choices on cost and schedule, enabling design, simulation, test and verification of composite products embedded within your CAD and PLM applications.

Vehicle Lightweighting for Automotive & Transportation

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Composites materials are used in the automotive industry to make vehicles lighter, safer and more fuel-efficient. Traditionally, the use of composites was limited to high-performance cars. Today, however, automotive companies are increasingly relying on composites in mass-produced cars to meet fuel economy targets. 

Affordability and high-volume production of composite materials is a key challenge in the industry and requires a new approach to designing, analyzing and manufacturing composite products. Achieving a successful composite product launch requires effective communication among multidisciplinary teams throughout the lifecycle of a vehicle program. Siemens PLM Software supports the end-to-end design, engineering and manufacturing of composite products. 

With proven solutions for advanced composite part development, we help you gain a better understanding of the impact of design choices on cost and schedule. Using a highly concurrent engineering process, you can perform design, simulation, test and verification of composite products embedded within your CAD and PLM applications.

Vehicle Lightweighting for Automotive & Transportation

Solution Capabilities

Bill of Materials Management

Provide a common source of BOM information across your organization. Realize flexibility and scalability to manage high degree of variants and configuration of automotive products.

Composite Design & Analysis

Support the automotive composites engineering process from conception, laminate definition and ply creation through simulation, documentation, and manufacturing, leveraging existing 3D CAD systems.

Composite Design and Manufacturing

Automatically generate composite manufacturing data — such as flat patterns and data to drive automated cutting machines, laser projection systems, fiber placement machines, and tape laying machines — and share it downstream and across the enterprise

Composites

Simulate laminate composite materials to ensure they meet vehicle durability, strength and NVH-related attributes using a seamless connection to composites design, accurate solvers and comprehensive post processors.

Fastening & Joint Design

Author, validate and communicate the joining requirements of vehicle assemblies including emphasis given to fastening structures of complex mixed material and better adherence to demanding timelines and cost targets.

Manufacture Composites

Validate build-rate requirements of your automotive composite parts by automating the creation of documentation and manufacturing data necessary for nesting, cutting, laser projection, tape laying, fiber placement, and inspection activities.

Mechanical Design Management

Bring together all the MCAD data in a single PDM environment to improve engineering productivity to find and edit parts and assemblies created in other tools and automate engineering change, validation and approval processes.

Product Modeling

Accelerate development of composites used in vehicle interiors, powertrain and body systems with our multi-CAD solution, providing a collaborative environment between different disciplines involved in composite engineering.

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