Technology Domains

Cooper Standard has an interest in a wide variety of technical domains. Reach out and connect with us if you are an innovator in any of the following areas.

MATERIAL SCIENCE
Cooper Standard is a major compounder and converter of polymeric materials including various plastics and rubbers. We are looking for new materials, additives and fillers that enhance performance for: Fire retardancy Electric conductivity Thermal conductivity Weatherability Lightweighting without strength reduction Chemical resistance Embedded sensors

POLYMER PROCESSING TECH
We are interested in advanced manufacturing technologies that enable agile, efficient and robust material processing. Relevant topics include processing methods, tooling and automation in the following process categories: Extrusion Additive / 3D printing Injection molding Calendaring Foaming Films and membranes Coatings

DIGITAL SIMULATION & TESTING
Our design engineers work with advanced modeling and simulation methods to reduce development lead times and physical testing requirements. We are interested in the following areas: Fatigue properties for viscoelastic materials NVH vibration transfer of fluid carrying systems Mold flow and fiber orientation prediction models Polymer curing and shape retention Material compounding Processing equipment modeling with material interactions

AI APPLICATIONS
Our data scientists are pursuing real world applications of machine learning in the following: Real-time process modeling Advanced industrial controls Predictive product quality and manufacturing asset health Discovery of material formulations

INDUSTRY 4.0 / IIOT
Our operations team is seeking state-of-the-art technology to modernize our manufacturing facilities including: Collaborative robot applications Automation for light assembly operationsAutomated measurement Error proofing Wireless shop floor connectivity Predictive maintenance & automatic diagnostics for equipment AR & VR for training and troubleshooting