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Analysis for a possible implementation of the Create Reduced Part method in the VAN Body in White department

Yoe, P.C.A. (2016) Analysis for a possible implementation of the Create Reduced Part method in the VAN Body in White department.

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Abstract:In recent year the amount and size of data are increased at Daimler AG. This is due to the software switch from CATIA to Siemens NX, both are CAD software programs. Furthermore, parts are often reused and altered which increased the variant parts a lot. This combined with the trend to store more and more information into the CAD model makes the growth of CAD files certain. To handle this growth sufficiently the passenger car department developed a new method, named Create Reduced Part (CRP). The research and development VAN IT Engineering department is interested if they will gain something out of the Create Reduced Part method when they decide to switch. The VAN Body in White department is working with another method currently, named 3D-Master. This is why those two methods will be compared in the thesis. Body in White (BIW) is a term for the base construction of a vehicle. Figure 2 shows an example of a BIW. The base construction allows all other parts to be attached to it such as the engine. Furthermore, it is responsible to absorb the force of impact when a collision occurs. Parts for the BIW process are differently manufactured. After the manufacturing of all parts for the BIW are assembled and welded together in the body shop. The end product of this process is called Body in White. This process takes place in front of the painting shop (F., 2016). The powertrain is assembled parallel. It is called the marriage when both the powertrain and the body come together. Then the interior is assembled. Afterwards, the car is ready for testing and sales.
Item Type:Essay (Bachelor)
Faculty:ET: Engineering Technology
Subject:20 art studies
Programme:Industrial Design BSc (56955)
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