Areas of expertise

Saint Jean Industries provides comprehensive engineering support, from the design of a part to its mass production. All of the studies and developments are conducted in-house in liaison with our various branches, ensuring that the response is adapted to your specifications.

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Product development

Our research department develops and designs automobile chassis parts in accordance with your specifications, starting from an existing part, an environment or a blank sheet. The process includes iterations with the Calculation and Simulation branches to achieve the targets set in terms of mass and mechanical strength improvements.

Our development tools: Catia V5, Altair, HyperWorks.

Casting and forging simulation

All developments go through casting and forging simulation as part of the COBAPRESS™ process to determine the feasibility of the chassis parts designed and ensure the expected level of quality.

Advantages of casting simulation:

  • Reduces the development time for a part.
  • Prevents numerous tooling modifications by producing defect-free parts from the first casting.
  • Determines the process parameters without tests.

Advantages of forging simulation:

  • Reduces the development time for a part.
  • Prevents numerous tooling modifications by producing defect-free parts from the first strike.
  • Defines the type of press to use.
  • Optimizes the lifespan of forging tools.

Our simulation tools: MAGMA, SIMUFACT.

Tooling developments

All our tooling is designed in-house for improved flexibility and quicker responsiveness. The tooling branch interacts with the Product and Simulation branches to obtain the best solution.

Bench testing

During final validation, the chassis part undergoes a battery of tests, the results of which are correlated with those from computer models: static resistance, fatigue, impact, corrosion, etc.