Discover how Kreisel Electric uses the 3DEXPERIENCE platform for digital continuity.
Driving electromobility with the 3DEXPERIENCE platform
Passion for electromobility technologies and fast cars were the driving forces behind Kreisel Electric’s project to electrically-power a 1971 EVEX Porsche 910, baptized the Kreisel EVEX 910e. The company was founded by three brothers whose passion for electric propulsion has given birth to high performing battery packs and energy storage systems for the road and home.
Replacing this classic model’s original combustion engine with its patented and award-winning long-range battery pack required careful planning, ingenious engineering and 3D technologies from Dassault Systèmes’ 3DEXPERIENCE platform.
With 3DEXPERIENCE, Kreisel Electric engineers had a single source of trusted information that promoted real-time collaboration, state-of-the-art design and simulation applications to engineer, test and manufacture all required components and systems as well as planning tools to ensure the project stayed on budget and on schedule.
“Thanks to the 3DEXPERIENCE platform, we have reduced our development cycle time by 50% leaving more time for innovation.”
Founder & CEO Kreisel Electric
To transform the legendary 1971 EVEX Porsche 910 combustion- powered car into an electrified supercar Kreisel Electric needed to design and build a battery pack, cooling system, gearbox and powertrain that would fit in the car’s available space. To achieve this, the company needed a solution that was robust yet flexible enough to enable the different disciplines involved to collaborate while keeping costs and schedules in check.
Kreisel Electric relied on the 3DEXPERIENCE platform and its Electro-Mobility Accelerator’s integrated applications that cover the entire development lifecycle from requirements to digital concept, design, simulation, manufacturing as well as overall project management.
“Positioning the gearbox and battery pack in the car’s very limited space could not have been done in time and with this quality without the applications of the 3DEXPERIENCE platform.”
Head of Mechanical & Electrical Engineering, Kreisel Electric
Project stakeholders enjoyed real-time collaboration, centralized and secure access to geometric data, company know-how and project information thereby promoting creativity and innovation while reducing costs and overall development time.
Other benefits include:
• Intellectual property is capitalized for future reuse
• Communities facilitate sharing of information and ideas
• Digital crash simulations reduce physical prototyping costs
• Integration between engineering and production enables early manufacture of designed parts
• As all applications are integrated into the same platform, there is no need for software conversions and interfaces that can introduce errors and delays
“Whether I’m in the office or at a customer site, I can log onto the 3DEXPERIENCE platform and access all the information I need since everything is clearly structured and stored in one single place”
Mechanical Designer, Kreisel Electric