initiator & project leader
• Overall system #ULTRALEICHTBAUSITZ
• Product: idea, styling, surfacing, concept, simulation, design engineering, project management/project control
• Manufacturing process: tool design
As an engineering partner csi entwicklungstechnik provides innovative engineering solutions tailored to individual requirements for the automotive world. In particular csi is highly specialized in the development of Class-A surfaces, lightweight and safe body structures in multi-material design, vehicle safety-matched exterior components and high-quality interior modules. The core -competences of csi are complemented with new technology fields such as Additive Manufacturing, simulation, Virtual Reality (VR) / Augmented Reality (AR), electronics, sensors and battery systems. In addition, csi is often the initiator of innovative projects.
Applied creativity techniques and cross-interface approaches, combined with a wealth of experience in functional integration, production processes and technological possibilities, ensures that forward-looking solutions are generated in every project.
Alba TOOLING & ENGINEERING
• Manufacturing and engineering support of the xFK in 3D winding tools
• Engineering and manufacturing foam padding and tools
• Engineering expertise overall seat
• Mechanical total assembly
• Expertise seat trim
• Production of fiber fleece mats
Alba tooling & engineering GmbH is an international group of companies with over 400 employees worldwide. The company headquarters are located in Forstau, Austria. Alba is one of the leading specialists for the development and production of innovative manufacturing systems in the field of high-quality plastic components. Alba develops and manufactures highly complex tools, machines and systems at 9 locations and offers individualized service as a reliable system partner.
For more than 25 years, Alba has been delivering demand-driven, flexible solutions that are realized as tools or as complete turnkey systems. Alba is still a wholly owned family business owned by the Naue family. A mix of highly qualified engineers and highly trained skilled workers contributes significantly to the continuous development and success of the international company. This makes Alba a global and reliable business partner.
• Ideas, project analysis
• xFK in 3D supply chain / value chain
• Advice on winding and tool concept
• Consulting strategic lightweight construction
• Multiplication / Marketing / Sales
AUTOMOTIVE MANAGEMENT CONSULTING (AMC) is a highly qualified technology, consulting and training house for the automotive industry and related industries based in Penzberg, Germany. The company was founded in 2001 by the lightweight expert Dipl.-Ing. Rainer Kurek. The core competence of AMC is the development, commercialization, technology and industrialization of lightweight innovations. The targeted combination of well-founded specialist and industry expertise with proven management know-how, which is based on the St. Gallen Management Model, is still unique today.
AMC supports major manufacturers in the automotive, aviation and rail sectors, development service providers and suppliers in the design, development and implementation of unique, innovative and individual lightweight construction solutions in the areas of fiber composite, hybrid technology, metallic lightweight construction solutions and is regarded as a specialist for innovative and highly qualified solutions in integrative and multi-material lightweight construction.
• Ultralight backpanel with foam core
• Provision of the backpanel
• Integration via ALBA Tooling
3D|Core GmbH & Co. KG is one of the leading manufacturers of structural rein-forcing foam cores with its headquarter in Herford. With more than 20 years of independent research and development experience 3D|CORE™ stands for highest innovation, responsibility and guarantee in the sector of lightweight construction with a lean organisational structure from development through in-house production to distribution. The product range includes boards, tapes and rolls as well as kits and all the services related with the product - from the idea to the final product.
• Metal 3D printing (SLM): Winding bushes for carbon wrapping tools
• Plastic 3D printing (SLS): Seat lining components
The Robert Hofmann GmbH, a global, medium-sized company, was founded in 1991 in Lichtenfels in Upper Franconia and currently has more than 290 employees. The medium-sized company offers complete solutions in the field of 3D printing (metal and plastic), in model making, in prototype production and in the production of small and pre-series. Thanks to the consistent use of state-of-the-art technologies, customers from all sectors, from the automo-tive and aerospace industries to medical and household technology, receive everything from one source and just in time.
Provision of a binder for fibre fleece mat and for new moulded parts (Dispercoll®)
• Provision of the worldwide first 3D printed backrest cushion
• Sponsoring of a marketing video
With 2018 sales of EUR 14.6 billion, Covestro is among the world´s largest polymer companies. Business activities are focused on the manufacture of high-tech polymer materials and the development of innovative solutions for products used in many areas of daily life. The main segments served are the automotive, construction, wood processing and furniture, and electri-cal and electronics industries. Other sectors include sports and leisure, cos-metics, health and the chemical industry itself. Covestro has 30 production sites worldwide and employs approximately 16,800 people (calculated as full-time equivalents) at the end of 2018.
• Incubator and multiplier since day 1 (e.g. Composites Europe)
The Lightweight Technologies Forum is a trade fair platform for systemic, integrative and holistic lightweight construction. It presents solutions and addresses trends for the application industries, such as Automotive, transportation, aviation and the cons-truction and engineering sector.
Reed Exhibitions is one of the world's largest trade fair organizers. The portfolio of RELX Group's Reed Exhibitions portfolio includes 500 events in 43 countries and 43 industrial sectors. In Germany, Reed Exhibitions is represented with leading interna-tional trade fairs such as the industrial fair ALUMINUM and other material fairs such as COMPOSITES EUROPE and the Lightweight Technologies Forum for hybrid lightweight construction solutions.