ESI Contributes to Nissan’s Breakthrough in Carbon Fiber Parts Production for Safer and Lighter Vehicles
ESI Group (Paris:ESI), global player in Virtual Prototyping software and services for industry, supports Nissan Motor Co in its production process that speeds up the development of car parts made from carbon fiber reinforced plastics (CFRP). Light yet extremely strong, this material will be used to make safer and more fuel-efficient cars.
Safety, comfort and autonomy are key outcomes for consumers. To face this situation, automakers continuously innovate in different fields such as lightweight to help them achieve their expected results. For this purpose, the use of new materials can be key. Commonly used in other industries such as Aerospace and with promising capabilities, Carbon Fiber Reinforced Plastics (CFRP) were too time-consuming and too expensive to industrialize for the Automotive sector.“We have always considered CFRP as a material for future generations of cars. But when it comes to reality, CFRP can be used only for limited models and appears to be more challenging for mass market production. Indeed, costs are high, and complex designs are required to shape CFRP. The challenge was to industrialize its production process in order to reduce costs and development time.” explains Hideyuki Sakamoto, EVP of Nissan Motor Co.
ESI Group has been supporting Nissan’s CFRP challenge since 2015 in the evolution of its industrial product design and manufacturing methodologies for various vehicle models. The partnership was strengthened in 2018 with the CFRP mass production project.
To overcome the difficulty in shaping CFRP parts, Nissan’s engineers, helped by ESI’s solution, found a new approach: the process of Compression Resin Transfer Molding (C-RTM). The existing method involves forming carbon fiber into the right shape and setting it in a die with a slight gap between the upper die and the carbon fibers. Resin is then injected into the fiber and left to harden. Nissan’s engineers developed techniques to accurately simulate the permeability of the resin in carbon fiber, while visualizing resin flow behavior in a die using an in-die temperature sensor and a transparent die. The result of the successful simulation was a high-quality component with shorter development time. Using Virtual Prototype of the product, Nissan succeeded: a high-quality component with a development time reduced by 50% and reduced by 80% of single molding.
“We are proud of the support we have brought Nissan over the years and throughout this project. We have helped them succeed in the full development process, from the design to the manufacturing of mass-produced CFRP parts, thus enabling their breakthrough for lighter and safer vehicles. Nissan’s success embodies our mission to enable industrial players to commit to outcomes. With our Smart Manufacturing solution and our historical expertise in materials, we helped them reach their ambitions,” concludes Cristel de Rouvray, CEO of ESI Group.
About ESI Group
Founded in 1973, ESI Group is a leading innovator in Virtual Prototyping solutions and a global enabler of industrial transformation. Thanks to the company’s unique know-how in the physics of materials, it has developed and refined, over the last 45 years, advanced simulation capabilities. Having identified gaps in the traditional approach to Product Lifecycle Management (PLM), ESI has introduced a holistic methodology centered on industrial productivity and product performance throughout its entire lifecycle, i.e. Product Performance Lifecycle™, from engineering to manufacturing and in operation. Present in more than 20 countries, and in major industrial sectors, ESI employs 1200 high level specialists. In 2019, its turnover was 146M€. ESI is headquartered in France and is listed on compartment B of Euronext Paris. For further information, go to www.esi-group.com.
ESI Group Press Relationship – Shan
+33 1 49 78 28 28
+ 33 6 24 76 83 40
About Business Wire
(c) 2018 Business Wire, Inc., All rights reserved.
Business Wire, a Berkshire Hathaway company, is the global leader in multiplatform press release distribution.
Subscribe to releases from Business Wire
Subscribe to all the latest releases from Business Wire by registering your e-mail address below. You can unsubscribe at any time.
Latest releases from Business Wire
Servier announce updated overall survival results of exploratory TASCO1 phase II study of LONSURF ® + bevacizumab in a first-line setting for patients with unresectable mCRC non-eligible for intensive therapy16.1.2021 22:15:00 CET | Press release
Servier announced today updated results from the exploratory phase II TASCO1 study evaluating LONSURF® (trifluridine/tipiracil) + bevacizumab and capecitabine + bevacizumab (C-B) in a first-line setting for patients with unresectable metastatic colorectal cancer (mCRC) who are non-eligible for intensive therapy.1 The data were announced today during an oral presentation at the 2021 ASCO Gastrointestinal Cancers Symposium (ASCO-GI). Patients with mCRC who are not eligible for chemotherapy face a large unmet need, with fewer treatment options available to them and lower survival rates. Colorectal cancer (CRC) makes up 9.7% of total global cancer cases, with almost 1.4 million new cases of CRC each year.2 In Europe, CRC is the second most common cause of death due to cancer, and those with a metastatic disease have a 5-year survival rate of just 11%.3 “For patients with metastatic colorectal cancer, those non-eligible for standard combination therapy have few options left and we are conti
H.I.G. Realty Invests in Production Studios & Content Hub in Madrid15.1.2021 09:00:00 CET | Press release
H.I.G. Capital, LLC ("H.I.G."), a leading global alternative investment firm with $43 billion of equity capital under management, announced today that one of its affiliates has invested in Madrid Content City, an approximately 140,000 square meter hub with state of the art audio-visual facilities, including production studios, production & post-production technical facilities, and a university focused on media studies. H.I.G. continues to add to its sizeable portfolio of real estate assets across Europe, consisting of both equity as well as debt investments, with a particular focus on its target market of value-added small and midcap opportunities. Riccardo Dallolio, Managing Director and Head of H.I.G. Europe Realty Partners, commented: “Madrid Content City will benefit from strong secular tailwinds underpinned by the boom in content production. The state-of-the-art studios and related facilities, the exceptional multinational tenant line-up with long term leases, and its critical mas
Eurofins, the global leader in analytical testing, expands worldwide face mask testing & certification capabilities15.1.2021 07:30:00 CET | Press release
Since the start of the pandemic Eurofins (Paris:ERF) has tested thousands of models of surgical and hygienic masks and provided best-in-class speed and certification for PPEs globally, enabling these critical products to get market as fast as possible. Eurofins has developed global leading testing capabilities and certification services in the North America, Europe and Asia ensuring that PPE manufacturers are able to provide the indispensable support needed in the fight against the coronavirus. As of today, Eurofins is one of the few GLP certified and ISO/IEC 17025 accredited laboratory networks to fully cover all testing requirements for surgical/medical and hygienic masks by the FDA, EU regulations and many international and country-specific directives and guidelines such as CEN, CE Marking, ISO, ASTM or OECD. Our robust portfolio for masks includes globally accepted, safety and performance testing, virucidal, bacterial filtration, particle filtration, differential pressure, biocompa
TOXINS 2021: New analyses of pivotal Phase III trial data highlight long duration of response for Dysport ® (abobotulinumtoxinA) in five therapeutic indications15.1.2021 07:00:00 CET | Press release
Regulatory News: Ipsen (Euronext: IPN; ADR: IPSEY) announced results from new analyses of pivotal Phase III clinical trial data to assess treatment intervals over repeat cycles of Dysport® (abobotulinumtoxinA [aboBoNT-A]) in five patient populations. AbobotulinumtoxinA: Evidence for Long Duration of Response from 5 Patient Populations is being shared during the TOXINS 2021 conference, which is taking place virtually between 16-17 January 2020 and is organized by the International Neurotoxin Association.1-28 Ipsen is sharing 26 abstracts during the congress, with data including updates from the recently published surveys into the experience of patients and caregivers, data from the Phase IV ULIS-III trial, and ten abstracts focused on basic science research into neurotoxins.1-27 Spasticity is one of the most common and disabling conditions associated with many neurological conditions in adults and is characterized by velocity-dependent muscle hypertonia. Spasticity can lead to disabilit
Velodyne Lidar Commends NHTSA Plan to Update NCAP14.1.2021 21:58:00 CET | Press release
Velodyne Lidar, Inc. (Nasdaq: VLDR, VLDRW) today commended the U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) plan to update to its New Car Assessment Program (NCAP). The NHTSA proposal would add four advanced driver assistance system (ADAS) capabilities to the NCAP, keeping pace with evolving safety technologies and providing much-needed information to consumers. This press release features multimedia. View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210114005992/en/ Images show vehicle with lidar-based PAEB stopping before adult target @ 50% overlap (above) and vehicle with camera and radar-based PAEB crashing into adult target (below). (Photo: Velodyne Lidar, Inc.) NCAP is the U.S. Government’s premier consumer information program for evaluating vehicle safety performance. The NHTSA proposal to add ADAS technologies to the NCAP includes pedestrian automatic emergency braking, lane keeping support, blind spot warning and
Veristat Supported Marketing Applications for 10% of All FDA Novel Drug Approvals in 202014.1.2021 19:15:00 CET | Press release
Veristat, a scientific-minded global clinical research organization (CRO), announced today that they supported the marketing applications for 10% of the 2020 US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) novel drug approvals. The FDA approved 53 novel drugs, defined by the FDA as New Molecular Entities (NMEs)i, and Veristat regulatory, statistical, and medical writing experts were integral in preparing five of these NME New Drug Applications. Veristat also prepared NDA/BLAs for three non-NME FDA approvals and one Marketing Authorization Application (MAA) that received approval in Europe. "Despite the global challenges in 2020, Veristat continued to advance its mission of helping clients achieve regulatory approval of novel medical therapies," stated Patrick Flanagan, Chief Executive Officer at Veristat. "Now, more than ever, Veristat is focused on providing expert guidance to facilitate the rapid approval for therapies that improve the lives of patients and their families around the world." Ve
MANSCAPED™ Continues Its Rapid International Expansion, Launching in Norway and Switzerland14.1.2021 18:00:00 CET | Press release
The booming grooming brand that never sleeps is at it again, wasting no time in the new year to add two new countries to its international roster. MANSCAPED™, theglobal leader in men’s below-the-waist grooming and hygiene announced today its launch into Norway and Switzerland. The addition of these regions follows a successful 2020 filled with unprecedented expansion into more than 30 countries across the globe. This press release features multimedia. View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210114005831/en/ The premier and leading brand in below-the-waist grooming and hygiene announces exciting expansion. (Graphic: Business Wire) “Our launch into Norway and Switzerland rounds out MANSCAPED’s regional European expansion, which is a true milestone for the brand,” said Casey Gee, Senior International Business Manager at MANSCAPED. “We’re proud to augment our European presence and can’t wait to get our products into the hands of this new set of sharp and savvy