How to make lighter and more fuel efficient cars without increasing noise and vibration levels? How to improve noise and vibration on a vehicle without affecting other performances? And how can material testing help? With all the modern requirements in the automotive industry and new official regulations, designing light, soundproof car components and maintaining a good balance between cost, safety, exhaust emissions, efficiency, and quality has proven to be a complex challenge for OEMs. However, innovation demands adaptation.
3M in India, Bangalore, opened their own Research and Development center for this reason, using the expert advice from our Simcenter Testing Solutions engineers (formerly known as LMS). The purpose of the center is to study the acoustic characteristics of the materials they produce and to create a better offer for the market. Ever since they have been working with our products, they have been able to extend their services from customized assessment to complete system advice.
Watch the video below to see how 3M perfected their sound (NVH) through material testing with Simcenter Testing Solutions.