& Capabilities

Engineering Capabilities

A customized approach to engineering solutions

Engineering Solutions

GSS Engineers utilize a broad range of Engineering Systems to develop new products that include:

  • CAD
    • Pro Engineer
    • CATIA V4/V5
    • NX TeamCenter
  • CAE
    • FEA – Linear / Non Linear
    • Kinematics
    • Steering System Design / Modeling Software

Unparalleled Customer Service

Global Steering Systems customizes every engineering project to fit  the needs and parameters of each application. Product Development Teams’ (PDT) highly skilled engineers develop timely and creative solutions to customers’ requirements. These cross-functional teams work together to provide unparalleled customer service from concept to launch.

Real World Prototyping

To provide continued support of current and future programs, GSS’ prototype process engages design engineering with the manufacturing process. Utilization of actual production processes ensures typical variables are accounted for, including process, materials and environment. Specialized, flexible equipment is also utilized in the development of new product features and processes for prototypes. Fast delivery of high quality prototypes is another reason for GSS leadership in developing Intermediate Shaft and Column Components for the worldwide automotive market.

Research and Development

The Future of GSS Engineering

Through applied engineering and R&D, GSS is developing the next generation of steering shafts with new materials, advanced corrosion protection, higher stiffness, lighter weight and lower cost.
GSS Capabilities

Engineering for Performance and Safety

Steering Column Research and Development

Global Steering Systems designs and engineers safety critical steering components that must withstand demanding challenges for the life of the vehicle. The process of engineering works directly with on-site test lab facilities to ensure development of each product exceeds all performance criteria set forth. GSS’ accelerated testing simulates the life of a vehicle to ensure designs, materials, and tolerances will stand up to severe usage over time.

Capabilities employed to ensure GSS achieves set targets include:

  • APQP – Advanced Product Quality Planning
  • FMEA – Failure Mode Effects Analysis
  • FEA – Finite Element Analysis
  • Steering Column Research and Development
  • Benchmarking
  • Real production-line prototyping
  • Product Testing
  • Materials Analysis