The Flexible (Automotive) Research Factory
In the automotive production of the future, lightweight materials in large series quantities will be manufactured into structures with integrated functionality. At this, the production has to be sustainable as well as economical, whilst mastering a broad range of product variants.
One feasible example is the future coexistence of purely electrical engines, with vehicles with fuel cells, with hybrid constructions.
The goal is to develop concepts as well as process and logistic modules for the flexible production beyond the classical assembly line. For that to happen, we are constructing a pilot plant on the Research Campus.
This “Research Factory” brings together the research and development from the areas “Construction and Materials” and “Simulation and Digital Prototype”, thus developing the basis for a radical, new, and holistic production concept.