Rapid KL Launches New Ampang Line LRVs

Rapid KL Launches New Ampang Line LRVs

Rapid KL has launched the new Light Rail Vehicles for the Ampang Line extension in Kuala Lumpur.

http://www.thestar.com.my/News/Community/2014/02/28/New-trains-on-track-RapidKL-gets-50-coaches-for-Ampang-LRT-route/

The LRV's are being produced by China Southern Rail in Zhuzhou for the Malaysian Government

Before establishing IDA, Jason Bennett, Angelo Kotsis and Tim Rugendyke were the lead designers for the project. On a recent visit to Zhuzhou in Hunan, China to review the prototype, lead designer for the interior, Jason Bennett commented, “We are really impressed by CSR's faithfulness to the design intent. Stepping on board the finished product is like stepping into the concept renderings”.

IDA was also commissioned to write a human factors report for the vehicles to validate the design.  “Through applying human factors data to the design we can identify areas that aren’t quite meeting compliance and rectify any issues before full production begins. This means comfort and safety are optimized for the best end-customer experience”, said IDA’s Tim Rugendyke.

 

 

马来西亚的巴生河流域轻快铁系统公司(Rapid KL) 近日在吉隆坡为安邦延伸线发表了一款全新列车。

http://www.thestar.com.my/News/Community/2014/02/28/New-trains-on-track-RapidKL-gets-50-coaches-for-Ampang-LRT-route/

此轻轨列车的生产商为中国株洲电力机车有限公司,业主则为马来西亚政府。

此项目为白振昇(Jason Bennett)、安哲龙(Angelo Kotsis)和罗臻科(Tim Rugendyke) 在创立联盟工业设计公司(IDA)之前一起执行完成的。身为内装部份的首席设计师,白振昇在近期一次到中国湖南的株洲电力机车公司的拜访里,亲自观赏了新建完成的安邦轻轨列车原型车,他说” 在这个原型车的製作成品里,我们看到株洲电力机车公司对方案设计的忠诚度,当我踏进这辆原型车的时候,就像是走进当初我们製作的效果图里面一般!”

联盟工业设计公司(IDA)也被委任执行此项目的人机工程学分析报告书,目的是让此项目的工业设计更趋於实用性,罗臻科说”透过人机分析的数据资料,我们可以在最终的生产开始之前,先优化好产品的合规性、筛检问题並提供解决方案,这代表产品的使用者可以享受到安全性与舒适性。”

 

The prototype of the newly released LRVs in Ampang, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

The prototype of the newly released LRVs in Ampang, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

We all should have these for our cars!

We all should have these for our cars!

We found this while doing the usual morning read on core77.com. Check out the video Below!

这是我们在每天早上例行的core77.com网站阅读中发现的有趣设计,请观赏以下影片!

Material of the future

Material of the future

Multitalented graphene is wowing scientists the world over. Lisa Clausen reports on those at the forefront of game-changing Australian research.

Three clear bottles stand like trophies on an otherwise empty shelf in Professor Dan Li's office at Melbourne's Monash University. Two are filled with powder the colour of midnight, while the third contains a lump of silver-grey rock. They're all forms of graphite, a type of coal we all rely on somehow, whether it's in brake lining, batteries or pencils. But that's not why Li has the bottles displayed behind his desk. Among scientists like Li, graphite is now celebrated as the source of graphene, the phenomenal new material researchers, governments and corporations the world over are betting could transform a multitude of industries, from electronics to renewable energy.



Read more: http://www.smh.com.au/technology/sci-tech/material-of-the-future-20140113-30pbb.html#ixzz2rAf5repN

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IDA Winning in World Markets

IDA Winning in World Markets

Sydney based industrial design consultancy Industrial Design Alliance is competing at an international level in the passenger rail industry. Competing against some of the worlds biggest transport design houses , and working with Fordyno Ltd, IDA won a recent bid to provided industrial design services to China Northern Rail (CNR) for its Rapid Transit program. The project is to create the appearance and surface detail design for a medium speed single deck intercity train for the Chinese market. This includes styling for interior, exterior and driver’s cab.

Specializing in Rolling Stock design, IDA will work alongside the CNR engineering team to create a modern, functional design that fits comfortably within their manufacturing processes - this ensures minimising problems in the lead up to production.

“The team at IDA have a wealth of experience in railway specific design projects and this really showed through when it came to presenting the concepts for the project and engaging with the engineers at CNR” said design director Tim Rugendyke. “'We are really excited to be working closely alongside one of the world’s biggest rail manufacturers, designing two new trains that will be built in China for China.

IDA(联盟工业设计公司)是一间位於澳大利亚悉尼的工业设计顾问团队,我们在载客列车的国际市场上,和其它国际级的工业设计公司角逐竞争,我们与Fordyno股份公司合作联盟,在近期赢得了一个中国北车公司(CNR)向全世界工业设计大厂招标的动车设计项目。此项目为行驶於中国本地的单层中速市域车,招标工作内容包含整个列车的外观、内装和司机室的造型设计,以及其表面细部处理设计。

专精於载客动车设计,IDA将会与中国北车公司(CNR)的工程团队密切沟通合作,打造出一个不仅深具现代都会感和实用功能性,同时也与製造过程合理搭配的项目,以减少任何在最後的生产阶段可能会出现的问题。

IDA设计总监Tim Rugendyke说: ” 从展现我们的设计方案到与中国北车公司的工程团队密切合作之中,可以印證出IDA团队在动车设计项目领域里所拥有的实质丰富经验。”他也说到:  ”我们真的很兴奋能与世界屈指的火车製造商之一共同合作,在中国的土地上为中国本地建造两辆载客列车。”

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Fresh New Website

Fresh New Website

We’re glad you have found our new website. It’s been a year in development so we feel pleased and relieved that it’s finally up. We plan to update it regularly with design news and things that are going on at IDA as well as adding projects to our portfolio as they come into the public domain.

Keep scrolling down to see what has been happening at IDA.

欢迎您光临联盟工业设计公司(IDA)的全新网站,经过一年的筹备工作,网站的雏型终於呈现了! 我们会定期更新发佈新的设计项目和公司相关讯息,同时在我们执行的专案项目上市之後,也会在这里通知给大家!

请向下流览更多IDA相关新闻。

IDA Christmas Close Down

IDA Christmas Close Down

After a year of going hard at it at the leading edge of design, the staff of IDA are looking forward to a break over the Christmas New Year period. We will be shutting down for Christmas on Dec 20th 2013 and re-opening on Jan 6th 2014.

We wish all our clients and suppliers a Happy Christmas and a Prosperous New Year. Remember, whatever you’re doing over the Christmas period, stay safe.

IDA Growing

IDA Growing

IDA welcomes it newest recruit to the design team, Zachary Robinson. Zac studied Industrial Design at New Zealand’s’ highly regarded Massey University and comes to us with 4yrs of real world design experience. Zac's enthusiasm and high level skills in 3D modelling and design detailing will be an asset to our services. 

Along with new staff IDA is out growing its current office so will moving to bigger premises in the New Year. Stay tuned for an update of our address.

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