European Companies Collaborating on New Aluminum-Door ProjectJanuary 18, 2021
ESI Group, a provider of virtual-prototyping solutions, announced plans to help develop lightweight, recyclable and cost-efficient aluminum solutions for the automotive market, collaborating with Constellium, Groupe Renault, Institut de Soudure (Welding Institute) and the University of Lorraine. “ESI Group’s solutions will help to develop and validate the design and manufacturing of aluminum doors without the need for physical prototypes,” explains Pierre Culière, pre-certification and validation outcome director, ESI Group. “The technology used will enable faster and more accurate predictions of forming, assembly and crash performance of the ISA3 door project.”
Project ISA3 focuses on the design and development of aluminum automotive doors that would be 15 percent lighter than current average aluminum solutions, more efficient to produce, and recyclable at all stages of its life cycle. Scheduled to run through 2023, the project will focus on alloys and solutions that enable closed-loop recycling.
See also: ESI North America