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Interior Development - Fundamentals, Materials, Design, Manufacturing


In the last decades an increasing use of plastics is observed in car industry. The range of materials and functionality increases and high-quality plastics more and more find their way into the automobile. The goal to reduce CO2 emissions and the related lightweight design make it necessary in many areas to use plastics. In consideration of qualitative and quantitative material selection and the economic superiority of most manufacturing processes for plastic components, the seminar provides an overview of plastics and their applications. The seminar illustrates the subject, in many parts with workshop character, in two days, with fundamentally different focuses:
Part 1: Basics of Plastics - physics, chemistry and application technology, in industry and in the automobile. Processes for Rapid Prototyping and Rapid Tooling, as well as the processes of mass manufacturing, such as injection molding and blow molding, are discussed. Day 1 ends with a workshop in which, based on practical examples, functionality and choice of materials are treated.
Part 2: Plastics in Automotive Interiors deals with the use of plastics in automotive interiors and their properties. Interior components are subject to many requirements, ranging from the design appearance, look and touch and ergonomics to production and assembly. The second part explains what is being done at various stages of the interior development process. Using the example of the cockpit and the cockpit module, the materials and processes used are discussed. Due to the complexity of the topic a lot of real components are shown and their properties are discussed. If desired, components from among the participants can be considered and their suitability for a specific application can be discussed. Practical exercises consolidate what participants have learned.

Who should attend?

The seminar is aimed at engineers, technicians and managers who are planning and controlling interior development projects. The focus of the seminar is on the cockpit module.

Course Objectives

The aim of the seminar is to provide the necessary skills for the design of vehicle interior components and modules. This includes in particular the choice of materials, the design and manufacturing processes.

Course Contents

  • Basics of Plastics
    • Plastics in automotive engineering
    • Designing with plastics
    • Processing Technologies
    • Workshop
  • Plastics in Automotive Interior
    • From the perspective of the OEM - requirements
    • From the perspective of the component manufacturer ? material
    • From the perspective of the module supplier - system integration

Timo Baumgärtner
csi entwicklungstechnik GmbH

Baumg?rtner Timo Baumgärtner studied process engineering at the FH Mannheim. Since 1997 he has worked in various development functions in the automotive sector. Throughout his professional career, he worked intensively on ergonomics, vehicle safety, manufacturing and assembly processes of plastic components for car interiors. He has worked at OEMs as well as for tier 1 and 2 suppliers. Currently he is working at csi entwicklungstechnik GmbH. Here he is responsible for projects of a sports car manufacturer in the interior area (Cockpit, center consoles, door panels, greenhouse, etc.).

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This course is available as an in-house seminar. The trainer comes to your site - you save travel expenses and travel time. Get an offer.

Your contact person

Dr. Dirk Ulrich
Phone.: 06023 - 96 40 - 66

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