…the Design Studio in Sindelfingen uses between 60,000 and 80,000 kg of clay a year? Despite digitisation, Daimler Design continues to set great store by the design quality of sophisticated clay models.
…the designers produce around 10,000 components each year by means of stereolithography? This method entails building up a workpiece consisting of a photopolymer layer by layer on the basis of CAD data. The number of milling jobs is not quite so large: these add up to around 1,500 annually.
…Italian fashion designer Gianni Versace used to produce bow-ties and ties in the villa which now houses the Advanced Design Studio in Como, Italy? Various patterns on Versace ties were reportedly inspired by the frescoes on the ceilings and walls of the Villa Salazar dating from around 1750.
…the projection screen of the Power Wall at the Virtual Reality Center in the Sindelfingen Design Center measures around 17 square metres? This large projection screen enables a complete vehicle to be displayed on a scale of 1:1. Several projectors are used to project the computed models from behind the wall in two- or three-dimensional form.
…the milling cutter which is employed to produce the flowing lines on trim elements on the Mercedes-Maybach S 650 Cabriolet, for example, measures only 0.8 mm? A special process is applied to expose the substrate under the fine wood veneer of the three-dimensional trim – a combination of mechanical precision and traditional craftsmanship.
…people from more than 20 nations work in design at Daimler? Daimler Design also has a global character by virtue of its Design Studios around the world, from Brazil through India and China to California.
…Mercedes‑Benz was the first automobile manufacturer in the world to open a research and development centre in Silicon Valley, back in 1995? In Sunnyvale, engineers and designers pursue digital design work together to define the future guise of the automobile.
…Daimler’s Design workforce spans a broad spectrum of different specialisations? Apart from automotive, fashion and industrial designers, trained graphic designers, modellers and 3D specialists also work in this department.
…Daimler Design established a unit dedicated to the area of “Digital Design” in 2015? The experts here are concerned with evolving, creating and realising the complete scope of digital content on board and relating to vehicles. This covers production, concept and research vehicles as well as digital applications in other fields.