Vehicle body structure

Close-up: automotive car body-in-white structure

Advanced digital solutions for vehicle body structures

Accelerating body structure innovation for next-generation safety, efficiency and driveability.

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A vehicle’s body structure is critical for its performance in terms of driveability, energy efficiency and crashworthiness. Ensuring the vehicle body has the required stiffness and tensile strength, balanced against its weight and resistance to impact, are challenges faced by every auto maker. The body-in-white should also be easy to manufacture, repeatable and robust, as well as provide a good surface for painting.   

Although many of these requirements have remained unchanged for decades, the surge in popularity of electric and hybrid vehicles is having a significant impact on vehicle body structure materials, design and manufacturing.  

Hexagon’s technology has been assisting major car makers for decades, and our portfolio of digital solutions is now easing the transition to a 100% EV future. Hexagon digitalises and automates processes to help deliver optimised body structures that are more cost-effective, safe and sustainable. Advanced production software and metrology capabilities combine with state-of-the-art design software to create an end-to-end digital solution for high-quality vehicle body structures. 
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In this time of automotive industry disruption, investing in digital technologies is game-changing. Hexagon’s smart manufacturing solutions give automotive firms the agility and resilience to navigate complexity in the mobility revolution while maximising growth, reducing costs and driving efficiency.

Design and engineering phase

With Hexagon’s innovations in manufacturing technology, users can digitally simulate and optimise product design and engineering to ensure component manufacturability, production productivity and output quality.

Production phase

Maintain a digital thread through production, optimise machine tools, measure environmental variances and prevent downtime with predictive data analyses.

Inspection phase

Automate and digitalise quality measurement with our world-leading metrology hardware and software, creating a bridge between the real and digital worlds.

Digital transformation

Deploy Hexagon’s sensor software systems to transform siloed and disconnected processes into an integrated, data-driven manufacturing ecosystem that captures and creates value across the product lifecycle, enabling new business models and automating workflows to become increasingly autonomous, efficient and sustainable.

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