MECHANICAL CAR DESIGNERS
FROM VEHICLE A SURFACE
TO PRODUCT DESIGN
BRINGING IDEAS TO LIFE
Our design team includes mechanical car engineers with a range of skills from vehicle A surface designers, through product design, plus all the necessary skills required for full vehicle build.
A wide range of analysis techniques are also utilised to ensure that thermal and mechanical properties are understood at the extremes of the envelope, ensuring that we adopt a right-first-time approach.
When starting from vehicle or product-level requirements, we employ a range of techniques and tools, including:-
- Specification development and feasibility analysis (to ensure the optimum design is carried forward)
- Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) for both water- and air-cooled systems
- Finite Element Analysis (FEA) over user-specified analysis profiles
- Powertrain simulation to ensure mass, Centre of Gravity, and performance meet customer expectations
- 3D CAD modelling (Creo / Catia V5)
The mechanical engineering team includes fabrication specialists, who are skilled in the use of CNC and manual machining stations.
For sheet metal and subframe manufacture, metalworking forming and welding facilities are available on-site to ensure rapid turnaround from design to sub-assembly availability.
electric motor design
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Mechanical car design is the preferred process from start to finish.
However, for unique applications where all data is not available (e.g. unique chassis, handmade prototypes, etc) then on-vehicle by hand design is possible. Records of the build process are still maintained for potential future requirements.
We have several licences in-house for both Crea and Catia; information can also be exchanged with customers in CAD neutral formats.
A full range of tools are available encompassing mechanical stress and crash performance, thermal performance, fluid flow, and aerodynamics.