Car Design Publications

Using Clay with CAD Applications

The Development of Woven Velours for the Transportation Market

The Development of Woven Velours for the Transportation Market

Woven pile fabrics may be found in upholstery, apparel, and industrial applications. This fabric formation technology may produces a variety of pile heights and densities appropriate to the end use. The development of woven velour fabrics for upholstery has become a specialized competency with few training possibilities outside the machinery manufacturers or in house training […]

Design Driven

Design Driven – The Development of New Materials in Automotive Interiors

Design is a critical component of the development of textile materials for automotive interiors. It contributes to the overall quality and cost of the vehicle interior. The appearance of the vehicle passenger cabin affects the perception and satisfaction of the occupants. This research analyzes how a fabric is developed through the supply chain from concept […]

Smart Textiles in Vehicles: A Foresight

After technical textiles and functional textiles, also smart textiles came into force a few years ago. The term ‘smart textiles’ covers a broad range. The application possibilities are only limited by our imagination and creativity. This paper gives an overview of the functions that can be achieved by smart textiles in general. In vehicles as […]

Harmonious colors

Harmonious colors

Even colors that seem the same can change in different light conditions. Clariant has developed a new color concept for automobile interior design that creates the same prerequisites for different materials.

Large Displays in Automotive Design

Large Displays in Automotive Design

The ability to display and interact with large-scale representations of vehicles has always been a fundamental requirement of the automotive design industry. This requirement has traditionally manifested itself in a variety of media, including full-scale blueprints, tape drawings, and 3D clay models. More recently, automotive design studios have begun to explore the use of large-scale […]

Interference in Design

Interference in Design – Interferometry helps engineers build better cars

Sketching and direct CAD modelling in automotive design

Sketching and direct CAD modelling in automotive design

This paper examines two methods of computer-based car styling: texture mapping and direct computer modelling. An overview of current activity in the field precedes a comparison and evaluation of the methods within a typical framework for automobile concep

An Innovative Approach to the Aesthetic Design

Design patterns in automotive design – A behavioural study

A Free Form Feature Taxonomy

A Free Form Feature Taxonomy

In this paper the notion of free form feature for aesthetic design is presented. The design of industrial products constituted by free form surfaces is done by using CAD systems representing curves and surfaces by means of NURBS functions, which are usually defined by low level entities that are not intuitive and require some knowledge […]

CAD Tools Based On Aesthetic Properties

CAD Tools Based On Aesthetic Properties

The market success of industrial products strongly depends on their aesthetic appearance. Therefore a better understanding of customer wishes and response can improve the appreciation of new products. At the same time, the formalisation of the link between emotional reactions and products’ basic geometric elements could enable the development of CAD tools that makes faster […]

Modellization of the car design process

Modellization of the car design process

The conception of visible parts under the supervision of the car parts manufacturers fits into the trend where the different fields of work tend to become homogeneous on either side of organizations builder and parts manufacturer. However, the former deals with global conception whereas the latter works on the conception of subsets also known as […]

Industrial Design – A Practical Guide

FIORES-II: A quantitative approach of aesthetic notions – PRESENTATION

Terms and Measures for Styling Properties

Clay Pattern Styling and Rigid Surface Casting In Today’s Composite Industry

How design can change Brand Perception

How design can change Brand Perception

When people speak about design within the automotive industry, they tend to refer to the aesthetic styling of the car, rather than the engineering. As Sir Terence Conran puts it: “Design is 98% common sense and 2% that magic ingredient called aesthetics and sometimes style. That two per cent makes the difference between something which […]

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