The Martin Sever Award for best graduate thesis is annually awarded by TPV to the best graduate thesis at the TPV Day of Innovation event. On February 13, 2018, the award was conferred by Marko Gorjup, Director – President of Management TPV d.o.o., and Vladimir Gregor Bahč, the procurator of TPV Group, to Davor Tramte for his thesis entitled »3D Scanning and Modeling of a Trailing Arm« (Faculty of Industrial Engineering Novo mesto).
The innovation presented in the thesis contributes to the existing process by performing FEM analyses on a 3D model of existing solutions, created by means of reverse engineering before buyer inquiry. This way it helps understand the structural issues of the component and find solutions. The innovation succeeds to stay low cost by using in-house equipment and by adjusting the process to hardware capabilities.