Applied engineering division

Your trusted applied engineering and development partner

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We are not your supplier, we are your partner

Our customers trust us because we understand their needs. We work hand-in-hand with global brands to help them innovate and overcome their technical challenges in light weighting, bringing a competitive advantage in the engineering development stage.

Concept Design

Body and Chassis Composites and Welding

Powertrain and Propulsion

Hardware and Software Development

Project Engineers, CAE and CAD

CatiaAltium DesignerMATLAB3D ExperienceALTAIR HyperWorks

From blank sheet to production: complete life-cycle


Concept Phase

  • Styling concept
  • Packaging layout
  • Functional concept
  • Feasibility Study

Pre-development phase

  • Ergonomics & legislation
  • Drivetrain (CAD)
  • Body structure (CAD)
  • Technology testing
  • Systems Engineering
  • Simulation (CAE)

Series Development

  • Design for manufacturing (DFM)
  • Virtual optimization & verification
  • Process Engineering
  • Supplier coordination
Applied Engineering Process

Projects we have worked on

We use advanced CAD systems to assist our customers with their engineering and development requirements. Projects we have worked on include:

Formula 1

Formula 1

Structural & Body

Automotive project



Hyper-Car Chassis

Inverter casing

Inverter casing FE

Housing development and manufacturing

Power train


Power train

Power electronic and cooling system packaging

Ultra-lightweight fairings


Ultra-lightweight fairings

Structural Simulation


Structural Simulation

Power Electronics FEA

Our Applied Engineering Team

Our battery leadership team are developing and industrialising our high-performance battery solutions

…and 100+ extremely talented engineers and technicians


Capability to deliver finished components from a clean sheet

Complementing our strong experience in design we also have the capability and experience to deliver finished composite and mechanical components, from individual parts to fully assembled sub-systems.

In-house experience of traditional composites manufacturing techniques

  • Prepreg laminating
  • Autclave cure
Composite manufacturing

Spain and UK-based supply chain for quick-turnaround projects

  • Prepreg, fabrics & resin systems
  • Inserts
  • Core materials
BOLD facilities in Montmeló, Barcelona

BOLD’s in-house capabilities extends to testing and validation

Cell Testing

24-channels (Voltage: 0-5V; Current: 2400A) with Climatic Chamber (-40 to +95 ºC, humidity control)

  • Including all standard cell-level test procedures
  • Electrochemical Impedance Spectroscopy
  • Cell Cycle Life Testing
  • Combined Electric and Cooling cycle life test

Abuse testing

  • Cell over/under pressure analysis
  • Thermal runaway trigger method characterization
BOLD ul94 testing

Module & Pack Testing

  • Abuse testing (module level only)
  • Module testing up to 200kW (Voltage: 0-100V, Current: 2000A)
  • Pack testing capability of 1MW

Cooling system design evaluation (Coolant temperature: -50ºC to 220ºC, Flow rate: up to 65/min)

  • Battery Cycle Life Test
  • Combined electric and coolant cycle life test
  • Environmental Endurance Testing (PTCE, HTOE, LTOE etc.)
  • Drive and Flight cycle testing 

From characterization to thermal runaway containment

  • In house testing team to develop cell models
  • Providing quick response to customers for proposal or requirements feasibility
  • Cell, subscale or full module thermal runaway testing in house
In-house testing

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