Waldaschaff Automotive capabilities

Waldaschaff Automotive has been a reliable partner to the German and European automotive supply industry and has all types of required resources in house to develop, design and produce the products requested by the market. Apart from product ideas, technologies for new process limits and applications are developed. The solutions achieved are then included in the project development, design and launch stages.

Development

  • Product development of crash management systems and dashboard cross members as a system supplier
  • Concept development of own product ideas with a focus on lightweight construction and production-compliant processes
  • CAD in Catia and Siemens NX
  • Continuous development and new development of products, processes and technologies
  • Use of FMEA method as management tool

Engineering

  • Project control by experienced program managers over the development and industrialisation period of an order
  • Standardised and database driven project management as the basis
  • Implementation of process planning for the cost and quality-optimised manufacture of new products
  • Direct feedback from prototype experience into new projects
  • Involvement of logistics experts and lean production specialists from the beginning

Prototyping

  • Production of small series
  • Own production of sample parts and prototype series
  • Robotised and manual welding according to specification requirements and quantities in a variety of processes
  • Expertise in aluminium, steel and magnesium

Forward quality planning

  • Planning and design of measuring and test methods
  • Process integration (in line) instead of supportive measurement
  • Measurement technology and initial sampling
  • Database driven quality management (CAQ system) across all design and production stages

FEM and test

  • Crash design using PAMCrash, Abaqus and LSDyna
  • Process assessments/feasibility studies
  • Test planning and implementation
  • Own test stands to examine crash management systems, dashboard cross members and sectional structures
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