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Automotive Sheet Metal Design using NX CAD

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Domain : Design, BIW

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


A Quick Overview

The Automotive Sheet Metal Design using NX CAD 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. In this course, the modern design methodology is examined, 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 will have a comprehensive understanding of the physical and theoretical design factors that must be considered during the creation of first-rate BIW components. You can start your career as a design engineer in any sheet metal domain and with 2 to 3 years of experience, you can become a full-fledged BIW engineer.



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This is an introductory session where students are introduced to the basics of automobiles along with different models of car bodies. Students will also learn about the different stages of vehicle development that a car will go through before reaching the customer. Students will also learn about the three years of development activity that precedes the development of an automotive model.

In this session, the student will be introduced to the basics of automotive BiW. The student will be introduced to the basics of steel and its properties in detail because steel is an important component used in the construction automobiles. The steps that are followed in the selection of the material will be discussed as well. Students will be given an introduction into cross-functional teams that exists in an organization, and the need to coordinate with them along with examples of master sections and 3D components of the parts for easy and clear understanding.

In this module, we will focus our attention on the Hood, Fender, Roof, Side doors, 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 module, we will present a real-life scenario where the effect of converting an inner panel from aluminium cast to the steel deep draw part is shown. 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 aluminium liftgate

  • Tailgate outer parting was maintained as 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 study 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 smallest component.