- The lab will train people on stamping die design, sheet metal and plastic part design
- ACMA will launch EV-related courses at the lab soon
The Automotive Component Manufacturers Association (ACMA) has set up a new design lab at its centre of excellence (CoE) named ‘Saksham’, in IIT Delhi’s second campus in Sonipat, Haryana. The lab aims to provide hands-on training and experience in component design, simulation and manufacturability analysis to engineers of its member companies, a large chunk of it being Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs.)
Deepak Jain, president, ACMA and CMD, Lumax Industries, “While the industry is going through some pains and we have to endure that in our own ways, what we can do in such times of downturn is to keep building capabilities and also strengthen our relationship with the academia. This is the best time to keep innovating and build competency.”
3D Experience suite of Dassault Systemes
The lab will have 16 stations and it can train people on stamping die design, sheet metal and plastic part design, lightweighting, new product development and Electric Vehicles (EV) development. The trainings on these domains will be imparted using the 3D Experience suite of Dassault Systemes like Catia 3D and Simulia.
The lab would also offer ‘reverse engineering’ capabilities by scanning the physical prototype using a 3D scanner and import all dimensional data into CAD for die design, modification and inspection. The lab is also equipped with a 5MP resolution 3D scanner from Germany’s Hexagon.
In terms of EVs, the lab has a complete module that will let engineers get acquainted with an EV’s architecture and design battery and electric powertrain using dedicated software. According to ACMA, it will launch EV-related courses at the lab in the near future.