Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers (SIAM) is the apex Industry body representing leading vehicle & vehicular engine manufacturers in India. Through its Styling & Design Group, SIAM is committed to strengthening the Indian automotive-design ecosystem. A part of this effort is undertaken through the proper training and mentoring of students as well as practicing designers, digital & physical modellers.
Automotive Clay Modelling was identified collectively by Indian OEMs as an area with a gap between the supply & demand of skilled personnel. The importance of clay models in helping to visualize & sell concepts cannot be overstated and though the related skill sets are much in demand, their availability well below was is need by the industry be it transportation or product.
With the aim to address this gap, SIAM will be supporting MITID, Pune for starting an Automotive Clay Modelling programme. This programme will be intensive skill based programs which will have inputs in design fundamentals, form studies, technical design, digital modelling, materials and model making.
Automotive clay sculpting help translate a designer’s vision into a tangible reality. Clay modelling is still commonly used by OEMS in automotive and product design industry, This is a way to for pre visualize concepts which help in decision making before taking the products further for manufacturing.
Automotive Digital Sculptor prepares mathematical data or 3D model using concept anticipated by a designer. This data is needed for various downstream activities of a vehicle design & development programme. This requires ability to understand the creative design process, work with fine details, trade-off between design & engineering and work at a high level of skills in Alias® & allied softwares. The digital sculpting is an essential part of the creative design process and the common chord between Designers and Engineers.
Project: Alfa Romeo
Project: Nissan GTR skyline
Project: Porsche Panamera.
Project: Volvo truck concept
Prof. Methew Kurein
Prof. Harshit Desai
Asst. Prof. Rajendra Thakre