The requirement was to support the design, development and optimisation of a technically challenging suspension piston for a new to market Evoque vehicle. With the landrover brand epitomizing robustness and fortitude, the safety, and comfort of passengers was of paramount importance. The background engineering was build upon the existing innovations within their vehicles to stay ahead of competitors, specifically addressing the use of air suspension technology within the new vehicle.
A new suspension piston was developed to accommodate an air suspension sleeve and crimp lock, taking into account the methods of assembly used by engineers at the plant. Moldflow and FEA analysis studies were conducted into the part to ensure the end product would be fit for purpose following manufacture. Papa Bravo, designed tooling and optimised the manufacturing process to deliver a technically sound and successful design.
The final product is now fully integrated within the Landrover evoque vehicle, adding greater freedom of control for the driver and increased comfort for the passengers.
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