FEASIBILITY – COMPLETE VEHICLE – ERROR PREVENTION FROM THE VERY BEGINNING

Are you faced with the challenge of evaluating a large number of components for your production in in a very short time, but have neither the time nor the money to build up the necessary skills in-house? Are there perhaps several stakeholders involved, all of whom need to be coordinated, which means increased project management requirements for you?

Many a headache can be avoided in the course of a project if, at the beginning of the project – i.e. at an early stage, sustained validation of the components is carried out, taking production and logistics aspects into account.

Networked production engineering enables our technical experts at EDAG PS to complete your projects – from the product idea through to SOP – efficiently and precisely, to take over the project management during the SE phase, and coordinate the interfaces while the product specifications are still being prepared. There is then no need for you to worry about change management in the course of the project, and tool tracking is also included in our skills.

EDAG PS Feasibility Complete Vehicle

Absolutely reliable analyses
covering the entire vehicle

  • Styling validation: not every form of styling is feasible.
    We help you to implement your styling.

  • Component producibility: steel, aluminium, stainless
    steel – we are familiar with the material.

  • Validation of joining processes and assemblability

  • Material and joining technologies.

  • Paint simulation

  • Logistics-optimised component design.

  • Production-optimised component design.

Our customers profit from our expertise in the entire production chain, from the single component to the finished product, from the press tool to logistics. Being integrated in the EDAG Group’s network, we can draw on long-standing knowledge ranging from product development to plant implementation, and, as EDAG PS, we see ourselves as the link between the product and production, able to derive the appropriate production concept from product development for you. And it makes no difference where you want to develop your production: thanks to our global networking, we can set up a local project team consisting of product and production experts anywhere you like.
This consistency guarantees that there can be no loss of know-how!

EDAG PS Early Phase

EARLY PHASE – FEASIBILITY AND CONCEPT PHASE

Even the first component versions provide basic information as to whether and how a product can be manufactured. Within the framework of styling feasibility, components are assessed to establish their producibility and/or feasibility.

Initial logistics concepts can also be generated at the same time, as these parts must, of course, be transported in containers (from KLT to SLT), saving as much space as possible.

EDAG PS Series Development Phase

SERIES DEVELOPMENT PHASE – „MAKING THE PRODUCT FIT FOR SERIES PRODUCTION“

The detail feasibility study is now carried out with the correct materials and the processes that have been devised. Among other things, this includes deep drawing simulation, joining technology validation, paint simulation. We also always try to keep an eye on cost.

Within the framework of detailing, logistics concepts are also carried on in the most cost-effective way possible, e.g. by increasing the packing density in the containers.

EDAG PS IMPLEMENTATION PHASE

IMPLEMENTATION PHASE – GETTING THE VEHICLE ON THE ROAD

No detours on the home straight.

After validating the individual components while taking (cost efficient) feasibility, suitability for installation and logistic requirements into account, it is essential to provide support in the series development phase at the customer’s interfaces with suppliers and service providers.

This could take the form of bidirectional change management control, the preparation of product specifications, or tool tracking in the tool shop. This can involve the use of the following tools and methods:

  • Deep drawing simulation

  • Joining technology validation

  • Paint simulation

  • Optimisation of the product (virtual component validation)

  • Supply chain simulation – cost appraisal in the supplier, production and distribution network

  • Packing simulation (maximum packing density)

  • Assessment of flexible transport positions – minimum handling requirements

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