CCA has a complete prototyping service that covers everything from full BIW’s to small PIA assemblies. In House capabilities in the design and manufacture of press tools and assembly fixtures, component manufacture in steel, aluminium, GRP and carbon fibre as well as sub-assembly from simple nutting up to full BIW assemblies.
Tool and Fixture Design and manufacture – Catia V5 and all pressed parts are subjected to draw simulation using Autoform or Dynaform.
Assembly fixturing – from very basic low cost assembly jigs up to prototype framing fixtures for complete BIW assembly.
Dimensional Variation Analysis to evaluate the assembly process capability.
Press Tool Manufacture – CCA have 13 (3 and 5 axis) machines capable of producing tools for the largest components such as bodysides, doors, roof
panels for limousines and truck cab floorsAs well as parts for other Industrial sectors including Aerospace.
Component Manufacture – 1300 ton and 600 ton presses, 5 axis laser trimming, and traditional sheet metal and hammer forming on site.
Body in White Sub-Assembly – Basic nutting and studding, MIG & TIG welding, bonding and self pierce riveting, destructive & non destructive ultrasonic weld testing.
Closure Assembly – AML
Inspection – dedicated prototype inspection area that utilises Alu-Fix flexible fixturing, Axle software.