Creativity and Perfection: Innovative materials in a new S models

Posted on 16. Apr, 2012 by in Audi Canada

As a heading code in automotive styling, Audi rarely values a Color Trim area and a colors and materials that go into a cars. In a new Audi S6 and S7 Sportback, interior designers have come adult with another creation – musical “aluminum/Beaufort wood” inlays, in that a lightweight steel and timber enter into an superb alliance.

Creativity meets perfection: underlying any cutting-edge settlement resolution from Audi is a extensive volume of settlement effort. “We came adult with a initial thought for a new element behind in Nov 2005,” reports Johanna Hoch, settlement manager in a Color Trim area, “but implementing such a worldly product involves many challenges.”

The elemental truth of Audi is to take on new desirous projects and overcome their complications – in all areas of a company. In early 2009, Johanna Hoch and her colleagues reached their initial milestone: At a Detroit Motor Show, a Audi A7 Sportback judgment automobile was displayed with musical Beaufort ash timber inlays that were milled from particular blocks of wood. For a prolongation car, on a other hand, a inlays were implemented as an disdainful veneer that was grown with micron precision, in that slight strips of light and dim stained timber distortion subsequent to one another.

Meanwhile, for models such as a A6 and A7 Sportback, Audi offers musical Beaufort ash inlays whose coming suggests yacht building.

In a Audi S6 and S7 Sportback, a Color Trim group is now presenting a subsequent evolutionary stage. The element “aluminum/Beaufort wood” combines black dyed-through timber and aluminum. This multiple element creates an picture of grave magnificence and requires a good understanding of bid to manufacture.

Five skinny timber veneer strips and one aluminum panel, that is about 0.4 millimeter (0.02 in) thick, are adhesively joined. This produces a multiple partial that is about 5 millimeters (0.20 in) in height. A vast series of these prosaic blocks are layered atop one another and glued. In another step, a layered element is afterwards plumb cross-cut into veneers.

Johanna Hoch comments on a hurdles in building a prolongation process: “We had to rise a routine for fasten timber and aluminum in such a approach that a finish product would sojourn fast and not mangle during combining operations. Then, we looked for a appurtenance that could precisely cut veneers with a density of usually 0.65 millimeters (0.03 inch). Wood and aluminum have really opposite strengths and stresses. This prolongation step competence best be compared to an try to cut a dessert torte with all of a tasty layers into intensely skinny slices.”

The usually appurtenance that could cut a veneers in Audi’s compulsory peculiarity was located during a specialty association in a USA. Audi has given determined a tighten operative attribute with this company. Audi has disdainful rights to this technology, ensuring a transparent rival advantage that will final for many years.

The aluminum/Beaufort timber element is now celebrating a premiere in a Audi S6 and S7 Sportback. Soon it will also be accessible in S4, S5 and RS models. Another new discretionary underline in a S6 and S7 Sportback are musical inlays in Carbon Atlas, in that a carbon-fiber filigree can be laid with glorious uniformity, even over convex and concave shapes.

The whole interior area is designed in a sporty black color, that can be brightened with a discretionary lunar china tone on tools of a chair and a headlining.

To stress their domestic qualities, special solid stitching on a core panels is accessible on S competition seats. The panels are done of Valcona leather in a colors black and lunar silver; any is stitched with a resisting join color.

Extending a operation of chair options is a leather/Alcantara chronicle with solid stitching.

With courtesy to paint finishes, dual special-effect paints are offered. They stir with their glorious clarity and strong tone brilliance.

The good efforts that a code with a 4 rings expends in a Color Trim settlement area also extends to a preference of leather qualities. Fine pellet leather and handcrafted-like workmanship give a interior a feel-good character.

The settlement routine starts with preference of untreated leathers that possess a special qualities indispensable to prove a high peculiarity standards.

A cow’s censor has a aspect area of about 4 to 5 block meters (43.06 to 53.82 sq. ft.). The highest-end sections of censor are processed according to a mandate form for a specific chair shape, contour and loading. Audi leathers are all dark-skinned chrome-free to equivocate environmental wickedness by chrome in a tanning process. The leather is always painted through, so that no other tone shows in a needle holes of seams, and so that wear and bearing to object do not means any unattractive changes to occur.

Audi offers several qualities of leather in a new S6 and S7 Sportback. Along with a multiple of leather and Alcantara, there is Milano leather – a healthy pellet leather with a settlement that underscores a generally imperishable and durable impression of these vehicles.

Valcona leather represents a rise of leather peculiarity in a new S models. It is an generally soothing healthy pellet leather, that of march has been processed with special courtesy to high aspect peculiarity and superb uniformity.


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