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Validation

Evaluating the performance of our products

​​Complete interior design and process validation capability with coverage from raw material testing to system testing.

Services provided meet project requirements of material selection, concept design, prototype verification and hard tooling part verification testing.

Capabilities include mechanical property testing of nonmetal materials, thermal and emission testing, environmental and light resistance testing, NVH and fatigue testing, subsystem safety testing and related failure analysis. Located in Europe, North America and Asia Pacific; laboratories can provide full validation support of global project development. Each Laboratory operates according to ISO/IEC 17025:2005 and has obtained certification from our OEM customers.​

Climate Room

We check the functional reliability of the airbags and instrument panels at -35 °C (-31 °F) and at +106 °C (+223 °F). The instrument panels are also mounted in a front end model, which is then placed in our climatic chamber in Neuss or Trencin for several hours, where it is heated or cooled to the required temperature.

3D Surface Scanning System / 3D surface inspection

The 3D scanner / 3D surface inspection generates the object's surface before and after the stressful heat ageing and climate change tests. These differences can be difficult to see to untrained human eye, but are easily represented by software with deformation map in color.

Airbag Testing

Instrument panels are crucial to the safety of all automotive interiors because they house essential components such as airbags, which deploy in just a few milliseconds at a speed of more than 300 km/h (186 mph), penetrating plastics, materials and foams. Our work start in the pre-prototype phase with airbag tests on instrument panels for up-coming cars.