What improvements await us in IKARBUS buses with the CATIA system?

What improvements await us in IKARBUS buses with the CATIA system?

The Ikarbus bus factory from Zemun was founded in 1923 and was initially called Ikarus, and produced aircraft.

Picture: The first bus produced in the Ikarus factory in 1954 (today’s Ikarbus)

Today, after more than 60 years of experience and over 20,000 manufactured buses, Ikarbus’ portfolio includes city, intercity and tourist buses, which stand side by side with modern design and the latest technology, with the largest European manufacturers.

Image: The company’s portfolio includes city, intercity and tourist buses

Great progress in development and production was made by the strategic decision of the company Ikarbus, that since 2006, they have been designing buses on the most advanced software solution CATIA. Cedomir Duboka, CEO of CADCAM Data, which implemented CATIA software at Ikarbus, said that the implementation of this software solution has made great strides compared to the previous way of design and production and allowed young professionals to express their knowledge on the latest design technologies.

CATIA has been synonymous with 3D design for many years and with its rich range of modules is an indispensable set of tools for design and development, and today is integrated into a comprehensive business platform 3DEXPERIENCE, which in addition to the project team, connects engineers, managers, various sectors and locations into an integrated environment, enabling the creation of more than one product, which is EXPERIENCE for customers or consumers. Interesting topic to know more about auto oglasi.

CADCAM Data visited the project team and production plant of the Ikarbus factory and was convinced on the spot that CATIA is still an indispensable software in the design and transformation of business processes, in a way that effectively shortens the path leading from idea to realization.

We found the employees working hard on the prototype of the Ikarbus bus on the Mercedes chassis, intended for intercity passenger transport. During our visit, the bus just came out of the painting chamber.

Picture: Intercity bus that just came out of the painting chamber

The complete project is made in CATIA software and we exclusively bring you 3D model views, based on which you can see the complexity of making such a project and how much effort, expertise and knowledge it requires.

Figure: View of the Ika rbus bus designed in CATIA software, side view

This bus will be powered by an environmentally friendly Euro 6 engine with a volume of 7.7 liters and 299 horsepower, and a six-speed manual transmission will be in charge of the transmission. For the first time in this factory, the bus will be equipped with a lane departure warning system (LDWS), and in addition the bus will have an autonomous emergency braking system (AEBS).

Figure: View of the Ikarbus bus designed in CATIA software, bottom view

The bus will have 55 seats for passengers, and accessible ventilation controls, reading lights, tinted windows and multifunctional air conditioning will add special comfort while driving.

Figure: View of the Ikarbus bus designed in CATIA software, view of the passenger cabin

Working on a modern design platform, Ikarbus has been able to improve processes in a way that can predict the behavior of even the finest details, as well as creating very detailed technical documentation, which allows you to get a realistic picture of the development cycle, at any time to get involved. process.

In addition to the use of basic CATIA modules – Part, Assembly, Drafting, for the construction of new buses, the FEM module is also used, which optimizes the structure, improves vehicle safety and reduces production costs as a whole. In addition to the above, an advanced module for generating complex surfaces is in use, which improves the aesthetic appearance of the new product, in this case also the appearance of the interior and exterior, which makes it equal to the world’s leading manufacturers.

We remind you that the company Mercedes, after a detailed analysis of the design and production, expressed its trust in the Ikarbus factory and after the achieved strategic partnership, enabled the buses designed on the Mercedes chassis to be adorned by Mercedes’ three-pointed star.

Completion of production and final assembly are expected in the coming weeks, and the company CADCAM Data will convey new impressions from the scene and show photos when the finished bus sees the light of day. Until then, take a look at the exclusive rendered displays of the planned layout of the designed bus, which the CADCAM Data marketing team has prepared especially for you.

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