Tech Transfer partners with OEMs that include Ford, Lincoln, General Motors/Chevrolet, Chrysler, Dodge, Ram, Jeep and Fiat to provide members access to vehicle data.
SEMA Technology Transfer
The SEMA Show is the one time each year when we all come together to do business, renew bonds with old friends and make as many new friends as possible. Proudly celebrating its 50th anniversary this year, the SEMA Show has also been our industry’s primary location to learn about new technologies and gain new perspectives. This year’s Show is exceptionally rich in innovative business insights.
SEMA’s original equipment manufacturer (OEM) CAD data sharing program, known as Tech Transfer, has seen rapid growth in the past year as the industry moves toward a more digitally driven, rapid prototyping process. From its initial launch in 2013, the program has added hundreds of members and is accumulating OEM data.
Mining OEM CAD Files Through SEMA’s Tech Transfer Program
Among SEMA’s many member services is its Tech Transfer program, designed to help product developers and manufacturers design and create quality components and items for vehicles from original-equipment manufacturer (OEM) data files. The program traces its roots back to 1999, when Ford first provided vehicle blueprints to SEMA to share with association members. Now housed in the new SEMA Garage—Industry Innovations Center, the Tech Transfer program has grown to encompass a wide-ranging digital catalog of CAD files from Ford, GM, Scion and Chrysler (including Fiat, Jeep and RAM). While simple in concept, accessing the program may at first appear a little daunting for first-timers. To help explain its ins and outs, SEMA News sat down for a Q&A with Gary Pis, SEMA vehicle data product manager, who coordinates the program.
CAD information for both the ’15 Ford Mustang and F-150 will be available starting June 1, through the SEMA Tech Transfer program.
Nissan Aftermarket Engineering is launching a program of services to SEMA manufacturer (only) members for its vehicles sold in the United States.