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Facelift Design Mercedes Sprinter Classic

Hasselgruber, M.C. (2015) Facelift Design Mercedes Sprinter Classic.

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Abstract:This bachelor thesis aims at acquiring specific knowledge about the design and development process of vehicle parts of a specific car - the Mercedes Sprinter Classic (T1N). During this Bachelor assignment one was focused on the front bumper what actually took 4 month of development. All started with the intention to evolve a pickup version of the Sprinter Classic. Due to the sudden plan to relocate the bumper production the need of a new injection mold was present and the idea came up to use this possibility for a facelift of this vehicle. Soon this got subject of the following bachelor thesis. With Silberform AG giving me the change to work on this project at a professional working place. After some time of research and form finding it all started to take shape in 3D using the CAD software Alias Surface. This actually entailed several problems considering my lack of knowledge of this tool. With the help from colleagues and business partners it was possible to walk this path and to design a new makeover for this Mercedes vehicle with a plug-and-play solution that does not request any changes to the chassis. In conclusion: a cheap facelift that even has the potential to lower the production costs.
Item Type:Essay (Bachelor)
Faculty:ET: Engineering Technology
Subject:20 art studies
Programme:Industrial Design BSc (56955)
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