LIGHTWEIGHT DESIGN: A LIGHTWEIGHT APPROACH TO HYBRID SAFETY FRAMES
Lightweight frame design with integrated shear-stress fields across the entire load-bearing structure, an enhancement of the "Spaceframe" concept.
Stress-optimized design of the load-bearing frame and joint connections.
Functionally integrated exploitation of all available space.
Taking the concept one step further: vehicle bodies made of synthetic material or GRP.
The use of shear-stress fields is extended to the entire vehicle.
As part of the “ebase” network project “Innovative Floor Assembly for New Drive Technologies”, TGM has developed a novel, structural body design tailor-made to the requirements of battery-powered drive systems.
TECHNOLOGY CONSULTING: A LIGHTWEIGHT APPROACH TO BIONIC BASED VAULT STRUCTURING
As a development partner of Dr. Mirtsch Wölbstrukturierung GmbH, TGM has the exclusive right to exploit the jointly developed analytical know-how for its own weight-analysis techniques and calculation software.
As part of an R&D project funded by the German government through the German Federation of Industrial Research Associations (AiF), Dr. Mirtsch Wölbstrukturierung GmbH and TGM have jointly developed methodology for the weight analysis of vault-structured materials and reference bodies, as well as for the evaluation of weight-saving potentials.
The corresponding vault-structuring technology as well as the manufacturing process for vault-structured sheet metals are patented worldwide by Dr. Mirtsch Wölbstrukturierung GmbH, Germany.
Dr. Mirtsch Wölbstrukturierung GmbH - Mühlenstraße 62, 13187 Berlin
These innovations offer better fatigue behavior thanks to the higher plastic reserves of vault-structured hexagons as compared with embossed hexagons featuring similar stiffness but lower vault-structure depth.