Automotive Sheet Metal Design using NX CAD

0% EMI Option Available

Domain : Design, BIW

Pre-requisites : For Mechanical and Automotive Engineers with a good understanding of 3D modelling

Introduction

A Quick Overview

The Automotive Sheet Metal Design course provides an outline of the current Body in White (BIW) component design factors and detailed explanations about their significance to part function, cost, and reliability. The modern design methodology is discussed, covering Design for Manufacturing and Assembly and how determining product end-use requirements is essential to creating successful contemporary products. 

Upon completion of this course, you should have a comprehensive understanding of the physical and theoretical design factors that must be considered in creating first-rate BIW components. You can start your career as a design engineer in any sheet metal domain and 2 to 3 years down the line you can become a full-fledged BIW engineer.



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COURSE SYLLABUS

This will be an introductory session where the basics of the automobiles and types of car bodies are explained. The complete vehicle development process which will explain the stages crossed by a car before it reaches the customer. The complete 3 years of development activity will be explained.

This will be an introductory session where the basics of the automotive BiW is taught. The basics of steel and its properties are covered in major, as steel is an important component used in the cars. Steps followed in the selection of the material is discussed. Also, the cross-functional teams are explained and the need to coordinate with them is explained with the master sections and 3D components of the parts for easy and clear understanding.




Out of all the BiW components, we will focus our attention on the Hood, Fender, Roof, Side and Back doors. The design procedures for all the afore-mentioned parts can be summarized as follows.


  • Design Requirements

  • Functional Requirements

  • Regulations

  • Gap and Flushness requirements

  • Safety requirements



In this, we will present a real-life scenario where the effect of converting an inner panel from aluminum cast to the Steel Deep Draw part will be presented. Here is a quick summary of this case. The following design parameters were identified as critical and hence were fully described:


  • Seal Surface Width was the same as the aluminum liftgate

  • Tailgate outer parting was maintained the same

  • Liftgate thickness was modified

  • Gap and flushness were maintained


When you enroll in this course, you will be able to clearly understand these design parameters and the decisions that were made. In this case study, the design guidelines were set through a series of CAE simulations.



  • In this module, you will first learn the anatomy of a Locker and Striker Mechanism. In order to be a successful product development engineer, it is very important to understand in detail the development process and design requirements for even the tiniest components. In this module, we will be analyzing the locker and striker mechanism in detail.