By Chad Simon
Measuring Sessions provide SEMA-member manufacturers hands-on access to new vehicles in order to gather surface data in preparation for designing, developing and manufacturing aftermarket parts and accessories.
SEMA's OEM Relations department will deliver three Measuring Sessions over the course of nine days at the end of May, one of which will take place at the SEMA Garage –Industry Innovations Center in Diamond Bar, California.
Measuring Sessions provide SEMA-member manufacturers hands-on access to new vehicles in order to gather surface data in preparation for designing, developing and manufacturing aftermarket parts and accessories. An OEM Measuring Session also provides an opportunity to speak directly with the automaker’s engineers and technical staff.
Participating SEMA members are able to obtain detailed information on current and, in some cases, yet-to-be introduced cars and trucks. Qualified SEMA members may be eligible to access the Technology Transfer program to obtain CAD information on certain products, thereby facilitating the product development program.
The following vehicles will be available to SEMA-member manufacturers. Click on the vehicles for more information and to register.
When: Tuesday, May 20, 2014, from 8:30 a.m.–3:00 p.m.
Where: SEMA Garage, Diamond Bar, California
When: Wednesday, May 21, 2014, from 8:30 a.m.–3:30 p.m.
Where: Hyundai Motor America, Fountain Valley, California
When: Thursday, May 29, 2014, from 8:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
Where: Ford Conference and Event Center, Dearborn, Michigan
About the SEMA Garage – Industry Innovations Center
The 15,000-sq.-ft. SEMA Garage gives SEMA-member businesses access to high-tech tools and equipment they need to get their products into circulation, including two vehicle lifts, a portable coordinate measuring machine (CMM) for 3D scanning, a 3D printer for fast prototyping, digital race-car scales for the most precise vehicle weight measurements and a dynamometer for power output measurements.
The SEMA Garage also features a fully certified Executive Order (EO) aftermarket-part certification lab with a temperature-controlled test cell that can simulate different climates. A brand-new media center is now complete with a photo cove, photography center and media coordination services.
For more information regarding SEMA Measuring Sessions, contact Bill Wolf, 909-978-6739 or Gary Pis, 909-978-6732, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. For details about the SEMA Garage – Industry Innovations Center, contact Mike Spagnola, email@example.com, or call 909-978-6707.