THROUGHOUT THE CONCEPT DESIGN PROCESS
Its designers are fully skilled in appropriate software systems (including Alias and ICEM) and have significant experience in delivering programs for global OEMs.
The range of scalable design consultancy services includes the development of comprehensive design briefs; product benchmarking studies that integrate customer requirements across design, product and manufacturing; theme selection materials; and the preparation of colours and trims.
Contechs can present 3D form reviews in its virtual reality to refine concepts and undertake CNC machining to translate 3D forms into models for design appraisals and approvals.
Additional services include the machining of interior and exterior bucks, the creation of fully functioning show models and with partner companies, management of the delivery of a fully driveable concept vehicle.
Contechs will work with vehicle design studios to transfer the designers’ ideas for interior and exterior styling into the computer environment, translating original drawings to introduce critical detail about the quality, integration and physical properties of the vehicle surfaces, ensuring they are perfectly smooth and interface correctly.
Securing the correct surfaces with CAD is fundamental to defining the vehicle package within which all its constituent elements, from powertrain to cabin fixtures, will need to be accommodated.
Even the slightest change in a design’s fundamental surfacing can have an impact on the associated surfacing in areas such as the vehicle’s structure, closures and floor pan. With its expertise in deploying appropriate contemporary software systems, Contechs is able to ensure any technical surfacing issues can be identified and fully addressed at the CAD stage, before any physical prototyping takes place.
Contechs can provide a complete studio support service to make sure its clients’ design intentions are fully captured.
It will ensure the design is completely feasible, from meeting any legal requirements to being physically viable for manufacture. This feasible design can then be frozen in the form of a CAD reference model.
It can liaise directly with the client’s studio, giving informed, expert input into key areas such as packaging and feasibility for release.
Contechs can provide expert staff to carry through the design from initial pictures and renderings, to the creation of a physical clay model that can be scanned for computer design analysis.
of the vehicle package is not compromised. This process will establish the primary architecture of all
vehicle systems and ensure they are in harmony with each other within the complete vehicle package.
This further ensures suppliers have the precise data required with which to determine correct
component volume and size.