Car bumpers are a moulded shell with wiring and other devices embedded. The normal manufacturing process involves clipping a separate wiring harness to the inside of the shell to connect the lighting and sensors.
This project was a concept study carried out to assessed the feasibility of producing car bumpers complete with wiring automatically.
This aerospace customer wanted to investigate methods to create heating tracks on complex composite surfaces. Many aircraft surfaces need to be heated to prevent the formation of ice which can change the aerodynamic properties of a part and in extreme instances cause instability of the aircraft. More and more aircraft components are made from non-metallic parts for strength and lightness, and these can be difficult to de-ice. Q5D was able to demonstrate a method of applying and curing silver [...]
Enabling robotic assembly of the final product is one of the key advantages of Q5D's approach. With our machines integrating wiring into the component parts and assemblies, the final product can be assembled by machine as well. Q5D has been working with an manufacturer to create components that become functional when plugged into their vehicles. One area of development is the battery management system of an electric vehicle (EV). All EVs use battery management systems to join together the [...]