The factory of buses Ikarbus, based in Zemun, was found in 1923, and initially called Ikarus, was producing aircrafts. The factory was eventually changed the idustry and the first bus was produced in 1954, under the license from the Austrian company „Saurer“.
Picture: First bus was produced in the factory Ikarbus in 1954.
Picture: The company’s portfolio includes the city, intercity and tourist buses
Great progress in development and manufacturing process was made in 2006. by strategic decision of the company to work on the most advanced CATIA software. Čedomir Duboka, General Manager of CADCAM Data, the company that implemented CATIA in Ikarbus factory, said that implementation of this solution made a big step forward compared to the previous way of designing and manufacturing, and young professionals were given an opportunity to demonstrate their knowledge on the latest technologies.
For many years CATIA has been a synonymous for 3D design, and its extensive range of modules includes an indispensable set of tools for design and development, and today it is integrated into a comprehensive business platform 3DEXPERIENCE, which includes as well project team, engineers, managers, different departments and locations in an integrated environment, enabling creation of more than a product, actually EXPERIENCE, for the customers or consumers.
CADCAM Data visited the project team and manufacturing section of Ikarbus, and on the spot we convinced that software CATIA still remains indispensable in the design and transformation of business processes, in the way that effectively shortnes the process from idea to realization.
We found the employees working hard on the bus prototype creation, based on the Mercedes chassis, supposed to intercity passengers transport. During our visit, the bus has just been taken out from the painting room.
Picture: Ikarbus bus designed in CATIA, a side view
Picture: Ikarbus bus designed in CATIA, a bottom view
For the passengers the bus will have 55 seats, and the special experience willl be achived by the easy to rich ventilation controls, reading lamps, tinted glass and multifunctional air conditioning system.
Picture: Ikarbus bus designed in CATIA, passenger cabin
Except of the basic CATIA modules - Part, Assembly, Drafting, for new buses construction, they also used FEM modul, which allows you to optimize the structure, improve the safety and completely reduce production costs. They also used the advanced modul for generating complex surfaces, for improving aesthetic appereance of a new product, in this particular case of the bus interior and exterior.
We would like to remind that Mercedes, after a detailed analysis of the design process and production, made a strategic partnership with Ikarbus and allowed them to put Mercedes sign on the final product.
Completion of the product is planned to be completed in the following weeks, and the company CADCAM Data will be on the spot and will keep you informed with new photos of the final bus, when it sees the daylight. By then, please take a look of the rendered images of the planned bus, that marketing team od CADCAM Data prepared for you.
Picture: A visual presentation of the latest Ikarbus bus