The International Material Data System (IMDS) was introduced in 2000. It is a computer-based material data system used primarily by automotive OEMs to manage environmentally relevant aspects of the different parts used in vehicles. It has been adopted as the global standard for reporting material content in the automotive industry.
The IMDS was originally developed in response to the European ELV directive and is the result of a collaborative effort involving 8 OEMs, namely Audi, BMW, Daimler, Ford, Opel, Porsche, VW and Volvo. Since its establishment, OEMs throughout the world have joined the sponsor's group supporting the system as other regions of the world implement similar legislation. The starting point for the software solution was the voluntary commitment of the car industry to recycle 95% of the mass of the vehicle earlier than by the year 2015.
IMDS service is one of the strengths of APA’s offerings. APA’s IMDS team has rich experience in providing customer with complete material compliance solutions as per customer requirements. With APA’s proficiency in multiple OEM IMDS / material restriction standards, efficient usage of IMDS PLMs such as Enovia’s Materials compliance Central (MCC), Team Center for Environmental Compliance (TcEC), iPoint and multi discipline engineering professionals, we deliver end to end compliance solutions to our customers. What our customers gain out of our IMDS services is planning their infrastructure, identifying disposal techniques and Recycling & Recovery methods and this will also help in the future Design & Development of your products
On August 22, 2012, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) approved a final rule “section 1502 of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act” requiring certain issuers to publicly disclose their use of Conflict Minerals [tantalum, tin, tungsten, and gold] and whether those minerals originated in the Democratic Republic of the Congo ("DRC") or adjoining countries (“covered countries”). This rule imposes reporting requirements on manufacturers if the products they manufacture or contract to manufacture contain minerals identified as “Conflict Minerals. Issuers will be required to provide annual disclosures on a new Form SD to be filed with the SEC. The filing deadline for annual disclosures is 31st May, for the previous year
APA team has over 10+ years of regulatory compliance experience such as IMDS, REACH, RoHS, Conflict Minerals in serving various OEMs and Tier-N suppliers across the globe. We are currently working with several thousands of supplier base of our existing customers in performing the due diligence to their CMRTs
The RoHS directive (EU-RoHS (2002/95/EC), recent revision RoHS-2 2011/65/EU) aims to restrict certain dangerous substances commonly used in electronic and electronic equipment. Producers of EEE (electrical and electronic equipment) within the scope of the Directive are responsible for ensuring that their products meet the requirements of the Directive. Furthermore, the act of placing a product on the market is a declaration by the producer that the product complies with the Directive
REACH Regulation (EC) 1907/2006 is a new extensive legislation that will affect all involved in producing and/or importing chemicals in the European Union. REACH stands for Registration, Evaluation, Authorization and Restriction of Chemicals. It’s big and broad in scope AND It’s not just for the chemical sector The most ambitious chemicals policy change in history (40 Directives 1 Regulation), over 1000 pages. It is effective from 1st June 2007 Its deals with all new and existing chemical substances produced in or imported into the EU in amounts of 1 tonne or more. All chemicals that meet these criteria will have to be registered with the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA). "No data, No market"
One of the World’s largest Automotive part supplier and one of the top 10 suppliers to Ford was looking for Conflict Minerals Due Diligence support to meet the Dodd Frank Act 1502 requirements
Customer was of the World’s largest Automotive OEM who requires End to End IMDS support.
APA’s Conflict Minerals Compliance Suite is an automation software that simplifies the Conflict Minerals Reporting process.
Key Compliance checks such as sanity check, cross-referencing between 3TG questions, cross-referencing between 3TG and Smelter Details are completed within minutes. The software not only saves significant time and cost but also greatly improves the accuracy of the data.
The ability to bring an aesthetic concept to life, capturing new trends and tailoring it to the market needs, blending a vehicle's "emotional" aspects with the technical bonds - our designers are always passionate to exceed the expectation of our customers. APA Engineering offers an integrated approach incorporating all the details and specifics of benchmarking, aesthetics, style feasibility, concepts, space optimization, packaging & vehicle architecture set-up. The services offered are focused on the initial stage in development, from research to the fabrication of full scale models supported by a comprehensive engineering and feasibility analysis.
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Re-design Packaging for the given products to improve product logistics and reduce packaging costs
Physical samples of the component, Container details used for product shipping, packaging details
A reviewed and better concept for packaging and Logistics of the products
APA has expertise in complete product engineering & multiple CAD systems to cater to complete development processes. APA Engineering addresses demands on ergonomics, comfort and safety and provides in-depth analysis on visibility, ingress & egress, clearance & reach. Our value engineering approach has helped our customers to focus on ideas that reduce the manufacturing cost without compromise to its perceived performance or quality achievable.
To support customer in the Reverse Engineering of the Swage Tool.
3D parametric model of the part which can be used for Engineering/Design modifications for other similar purpose.
Customer has paper based drawings for 51 series of parts. Customer goal is to obsolete the separate drawings for each size and have one drawing showing the changes from size to size.
To develop a plant layout with 2D and 3D parametric representation of various components like machines, conveyor belts etc. Total 4 layouts to be developed for differential axle plants.
AutoCAD and Solidworks
3D CAD data and 2D drawing of the plant layout
ROMER Absolute Arm with integrated scanner has become key at APA to provide precise design & metrics as a part of Reverse Engineering process. ROMER works conjointly with PolyWorks Modeler to extract the right CAD entities and PolyWorks Inspector to control product dimensions.
At APA Engineering, we can simulate and validate complex engineering cases for our customers. The CAE portfolio covers strength & life estimation of components, NVH, performance prediction, crash, ride & handling, advanced CFD and optimization. The world class engineering expertise in CAE helps us deliver better value to our clients during the product development cycle.
Customer has hundreds of old piston inventory with various top land thicknesses. Requirement is to figure out the safest top land thickness, so that he can sell them safely.
2D paper based drawing
Pro E, Hypermesh, Nastran
3D model, Stress and displacement plots, optimal thickness with allowable stress.
This resulted in thousands of $ savings to customer by disposing the old inventory.
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