Cubes give a representation of the fully engineered body-in-white interior and exterior surfaces, including all trim, hardware, and electrical mounting points of a vehicle. The cube can be used by the manufacturing and engineering teams during the off-tool maturation process.
Our cube designs result in a product that offers good durability and enables our clients to easily modify areas which need updating. We manufacture our cubes to allow individual units to be assembled/disassembled without the need to dismantle the whole cube.
Cubes can represent full interior passenger and load-space compartments showing the fitment of trim and hardware components. The exterior surfaces allow the fitment of all trim and hardware.
We always start with a model from the client which turns into a design for:
- Environmental Cube
- Partial Cube
- Seal Development
- Feasibility Cube
- Local Exterior Cubes
- Functional Cube
The first thing to be designed is the armature, the height of the armature depends on how it is to be moved around and if it is to sit at road height. Simulators can be split up and mounted on to the armature. The simulators are split into manageable size billets.
The functionality of the cube also dictates the split lines, e.g. RHD/LHD change pieces. These are then bolted and dowelled to the main armature. Door simulators, as all simulators, can accept all trim parts, including glass regulators, latch mechanisms and mirrors. Non critical surfaces, such as the outer door skin, can be made as a composite or as perspex to reduce the weight.
Door simulators, as all simulators, can accept all trim parts, including glass regulators, latch mechanisms and mirrors.
Non critical surfaces, such as the outer door skin, can be made as a composite or as perspex to reduce weight.