Siemens x EEVAM
On September 8th EEVAM was joined the Lunch&Learn event created by SIEMENS as part of our collaboration in their startup program.
The video from the event is available at this links:
In that occasion, our colleague Adrián Fernández presented the full process of development of the OX One project using the SIEMENS software tools..
This project needed us to design a cafe-razer full electric motorbike from some conceptual sketches to production models.
For this purpose, we worked in several engineering fields. We created the chassis structure using the traditional parametric CAD tools, the Finite Elements Analysis or the simulation of mechanisms and dynamic states.
One of the advantages of using the mechanisms simulation tool of Solid Edge is that it allows you to analyze the movement of each part to be able to detect any possible crash, interference or difficulty of handle for the user ahead of the manufacturing of theprototipe. An example of that are the hinges that we included to allow access to the swappable battery compartiment, or the opening mechanism of the glovebox that we located in the typical fuel tank possition (we did not need that feature since it was anelectric vehicle).
Besides that, we made manufacturability studies. For example, it is important to make sure that the parts that will be manufactured using molds (plastic mold injection, HPDC…) will not have any problems during the mold extraction process. For that purpose, Solid Edge includes an analysis tool that offers a simple visual report of the geometry, making very easy to identify the possible points of conflict.
Once an adequate design was achieved for the structure, the bodywork, the mechanisms and other mechanical parts, it was necessary to make the sizing and the integration of the power-train and the electronics needed to manage the power from the motor, controller and battery.
Using the wiring & harness module it was possible to create a good representation of the routing and the layout of the electrical and electronic components, as well as to generate all the needed documentation for the manufacturer.
Finally, during the prototyping process, we were able to use the Xcelerator tool for visualizing our models in Augmented Reality. This allowed us to get a more accurate idea of the looking and scale of the parts before the were manufactured, as well as understanding the feeling of the design into the real world, out of the CAD environment.
The option to export the files to KeyShot was also useful for creating realistic renders that were used in marketing reports. This is an example of the scrambler version that was designed, oriented to off-road use:
After using Solid Edge during the whole design and engineering process, we got to build a prototype that lived up to our expectations. It was a great help for the success of the project.