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.

From blank sheet to production: complete life-cycle

Concept & Design

From initial concept, to styling and digital design, we have a capable team of expert Project Engineers, Packaging & Ergonomics Engineers, & CAS Designers who work hand-in-hand with our clients.

  • Styling concept
  • Packaging layout
  • Functional concept
  • Feasibility Study
  • CAS Design
  • Concept rendering
  • Packaging & Ergonomics

Body & Chassis Engineering

Our team work tirelessly to ensure vehicles are safe, efficient, comfortable, and aesthetically pleasing when designing and engineering the vehicle's body structure and components.

  • Body structures
  • Lightweight Solutions
  • Composite Material Specialists
  • Ergonomics & legislation
  • Series Development
  • Design for manufacturing (DFM)
  • Crashworthiness
  • Structural Analysis
  • Weight Reduction
  • Computer Aided Engineering (CAE)

Project Management

From quality and communication to clearly defining responsibilities, our highly skilled project managers establish a well-defined strategy, right from the project's inception. Every aspect is thoughtfully planned and executed with an ambitious and organised approach, aligned with your overarching goals.

  • Development & Management
  • Supplier sourcing & Coordination
  • Cost Management
  • Presentation and Communication
  • Defining roles & Responsibility
EV Porwetrain

EV Powertrain

From concept ideation to component design and integration, we’ll work closely with suppliers and internal manufacturing teams to create detailed 3D models, drawings, and specifications for powertrain components that exceed your project needs.

  • EV Powertrain component integration and packaging
  • Design of transmissions, drivetrains and associated components
  • EV powertrain architecture & design
  • Technical Regulations Compliance
  • Testing Programs & DVP
  • Serial Development support
Electrical car

SW, Electrical & Control Systems

With unmatched expertise in the design and development of battery systems for mobility sectors, we’re capable of providing comprehensive and future-proof solutions from requirements to serial production.

  • Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS)
  • Electric Motor Controls
  • Transmission Controls
  • Energy Management & Storage
  • Electric Motors & Power ElectronicsVehicle Electrical Systems
Interior system

Interior & Exterior Systems

With a dedicated team of engineers specialising in the development and visualisation stages of projects, we have extensive expertise in these pivotal phases that are crucial in the refinement of vehicle design and aesthetics.

  • Interior & exterior trim
  • Closures & mechanisms
  • Virtual Optimization & Verification
  • Design for Manufacturing (DFM)
  • Visualisation Software
  • Simulation (CAE)
  • Surface Validation
  • Lighting Design

Vehicle Development & Integration

BOLD engineers coordinate and integrate various systems and components to ensure that they work together harmoniously in any vehicle.

  • Vehicle Dynamics and CAE
  • Systems Engineering & Coordination
  • Durability Engineering
  • Aerodynamics
  • Body sealing & integration
  • Regulatory Compliance
  • Prototype and mule testing
  • Electrical System Integration

Project Engineers, CAE and CAD

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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

Confidential

Automotive

Hyper-Car Chassis

Inverter casing

Inverter casing FE

Housing development and manufacturing

Power train

Confidential

Power train

Power electronic and cooling system packaging

Ultra-lightweight fairings

UAV

Ultra-lightweight fairings

Structural Simulation

Confidential

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

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Dyson

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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