• Ideas in correct form
    Class A Surfacing

    Ideas in correct form|Class A Surfacing

    Vehicles with modern lines and dynamic surfaces stand out. Should the design of the car also be endowed with sophisticated ergonomic and technical qualities, it moves decisively higher up on the customer’s wish list. B&W uses surfacing for designing attractive Class A surfaces any and everywhere a high-quality surface finish is required. In visible areas, our distinct abilities are obvious; in hidden places, we also provide for a solid finish.

    In Class A surfacing, B&W casts a bridge between designer and design requirements of the highest quality. In our Class A surfacing department, the information is collected from design, ergonomics, aerodynamics, design and construction, evaluated and processed with CAD systems.

    B&W has an incorporated team of experienced surfacers. With our extensive knowledge regarding modern production techniques, as well as in the areas of technical and aesthetic requirements of trendsetting vehicle surfaces, we provide globally recognized results. From creating your Class A surfacing data to the realization of complex Class A surfacing results, we offer competent support.

    In good shape through a surfaced exterior

    In order to ensure the ideal vehicular Class A surfacing, the requirements from different departments must be fulfilled. On the basis of design projects based on sketches, a complex vehicle skin is first designed for cuts or sampling data. Thereafter follows Class A surfacing development in compliance with specific material requirements, manufacturing processes and a variety of other requirements.

    The intense connection between driver and car: Interior Surfacing

    When assessing an automobile, the quality of the interior based on visual appearance as well as its tactile properties becomes directly detectable. Hence through accurately implemented design guidelines in harmonic interaction with the realization of comfortable functional activities, (sale) one can score accordingly.

    B&W ensures that the highest quality standards will be observed in the design and assembly of the vehicle interior with particular attention to seams, joints and component separations. No less important to us to bring the legal requirements as well as the ergonomic and safety requirements (i.e. crash safety) efficiently into form. It shapes our daily development work. Using scans or sketches, we create the interior Class A surfacing which establishes an optimal unit using components as well as a variety of different materials and manufacturing processes. The end result is an attractive appearance, comfortable feel and maximum security from the flooring to the roof

    Always good to see: Class A surfacing light and vision

    In addition to the other areas of expertise of B&W, we’re also specialized in the creation of Class A surfaces for headlamps, fog lamps, daytime running lights, as well as for the side turn signal, brake and tail lights (SBBR). Our team of specialists has been able to develop a unique expertise in this highly complex area over the years . Today, we implement design concepts through to Class A surfacing for mass production. Of these, a great benefit - not least of all - is in connection with innovative lighting technology. B&W creates, for example, Class-A surfaces for both conventional halogen technology as well as LED technology and Adaptive Lighting System (AFS).

    Parametrics - even honeycomb structures need geometry

    Complementing Class A surfacing, B&W offers designs according to the parametric associative work methodology. The Class A surfacing interpretation maintains thereby the opportunity to build different variants of a design depending on the surrounding geometry. Therefore, in a very short time, various design options are played out directly in the Class A surfacing model, creating a perfect, problem-oriented basis for discussion between design and construction. Also, the parametric associative design allows the parts construction to take place in almost random order: instead of a purely "mother-child" relationship between the components, the subsequently added construction can also affect the parent component.

    An appropriately structured associative parametric part model thus offers the possibility of various design ideas to remain on the table for discussion in order to highlight - and remedy - emerging tool problems. In the product development process, not only is a considerable time advantage created through rapid display of different varieties, but also through the initial opportunity to assess the manufacturability of a desired design and possibly implement changes required by the tool in direct cooperation with the design.

  • A career
    with B&W

    A career|with B&W

    With more than 280 employees at our plants in Wolfsburg, Oebisfelde and Shanghai, we are an innovative and reliable partner in vehicle development. We provide professional engineering services in the fields of interior, exterior, surfacing, model making, testing, electrical, IT and administration.