ARENA2036 – Above and Beyond

The scientific campus ARENA2036 is a long term project funded by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research Germany (Forschungscampus Arena2036). It is one of the major scientific campuses in Germany and is the only one which started directly into the main section of research. ARENA2036 is located in Baden-Württemberg (Germany) and is part of the University of Stuttgart since 2013. ARENA2036 is an acronym for Active Research Environment for the Next generation of Automobile and the amendment 2036 will be the 150th anniversary of the automobile. Until now the ARENA includes four starting projects: DigitPro (Holistic digital prototype for lightweight design in large-scale production), LeiFu (Intelligent lightweight construction with functional integration), ForschFab (Research factory: production of the future) and KHoch3 (creativity-cooperation-competence transfer). DigitPro deals with the manufacturing process chain and tries to improve the connections between the different simulation tools. At this juncture it will decrease the weight of an automotive structure by 10 % and the development time by 50 %.