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Evolving technologies in the auto industry worldwide force the component manufacturers to offer a high level of technical skills. IFB Automotive’s R & D Centre constantly strives to develop innovative products and stay abreast with the latest developments in the auto industry.

IFB Automotive’s state of the art R & D Centre in Bangalore is fully equipped to accept turnkey assignments ranging from developing new designs to conducting testing and validation to meet the exacting demands of its global customers. Here concepts emerging out of research in user needs translate into tomorrow’s innovative products.

IFB Automotive’s product design and development team consists of some of the most experienced and visionary professionals in the country to meet the rapidly growing demands from automobile manufacturers as well as end users for greater safety, longer life and more cost-effective products.

The engineers at the IFB Automotive’s R & D Centre specialize in:

  • Conceptualisation
  • 3D modelling
  • Finite Element Analysis (FEA)
  • Kinematic analysis
  • Crash analysis
  • Geometric dimensions and tolerance (GD & T)
  • Prototype making
  • Tools design and manufacture
  • Jigs and fixtures design and development.

The R & D Centre has the latest high-end workstations with high speed servers used for modeling and analysis. Design software such as CATIA , UniGraphics, I-DEAS , PRO-E and FORMING SUITE are used. Analysis is done on software such as ADAMS, LS-DYNA and HYPER MESH. The centre follows the process of Advanced Product Quality Planning (APQP) as per ISO/TS 16949.

In order to remain at the cutting edge of innovations, the R & D Centre constantly interacts with leading research institutes such as Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore for materials, Indian Institute of Technology, Chennai for mechanism simulation, AU-FRG, Chennai for FEA and kinematics and CIPET, Chennai and Mysore for plastic materials and processing techniques.