Frequently introduction of new technologies cause increases of complexity and costs of the machines.
Starting at concept definition one focus in development of innovative machines are costs. Mandatory boundaries in introduction of new or additional features are simplification of operation and cost limitation, best case reduction of manufacturing cost. This can be achieved by integration of functions and replacement (best case elimination) of functional groups.
Utilization of automotive mass production technologies and components are enables for cost reductions.
FEV is the right partner for innovative concepts. E.g. compensation of costs for hybrid components by simplification of combustion engine and exhaust aftertreatment systems; validation of stock available automotive parts for rough Off Highway utilization.
Shortened development phases will reduce time to market and development cost allocation. FEV Virtual Calibration Method, Master Validation Program and In Use Performance Validation Program can reduce development efforts significant. [link to existing BDB-M & BDV web pages]
FEV Cost Saving team performed several successful analyses of powertrains and machines to reduce production cost of existing layouts and machines under development [link to existing BA (Consulting) web page]