In design engineering, lightweighting refers to removing mass or weight from a physical product in the design stage, often via topology optimization that removes unneeded mass in structural elements or by using internal lattice structures to replace solids.
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Autodesk Manufacturing Summit: Betting on Generative Design and Additive Manufacturing
Autodesk showcases Fusion 360 during virtual event, promotes generative design and 3D printing for collaborative product development during the new normal.
CAASE20: AM-Focused Tracks and Talks in Upcoming Simulation Conference
Virtual simulation conference lineup includes trends and practices in generative design, lightweighting, 3D printing, assembly consolidation, lattice design, and more.
How to Leverage High-Strength 3D Printing
Can't figure out how to integrate high-strength 3D printing into your manufacturing workflow? Try a new perspective. Learn more.
Arcimoto FUV Goes on a Lightweighting Ride
Using generative design tools and AM, XponentialWorks helps Arcimoto reduce part sizes to squeeze more performance out of the electric...
Altair Now Accepting Global Submissions for the 8th Annual Enlighten Awards
International award showcases innovation in automotive lightweighting.
Material Concerns in a Complex Design World
The use of more composite materials, the emergence of generative design approaches, new simulation tools and the adoption of various...
Composite Simulation Grows More Robust
Composite performance inseparable from manufacturing process and material design.
3D Printing Isn’t the Death of Die Casting
CAASE19 Virtual Conference sessions explores how additive manufacturing can augment existing die casting processes.
Altair Announces 2019 Winners of its Enlighten Award
Ferrari, FCA, Material Science Corporation, ZF, Alba Tooling & Engineering Automotive Management Consulting GmbH, csi entwicklungstechnik GmbH take top honors.
Volkswagen Reshapes Classic Microbus with Generative Design
VW uses Autodesk Fusion to design the steering wheel, wheel, side mirror arm, and seat support for the new Type 20...
XponentialWorks Companies Plan to Launch Products at Rapid+TCT 2019
XponentialWorks plans to demonstrate the latest capabilities from Nexa3D, NXT Factory and ParaMatters.
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