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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A Match Made in Heaven
Additive manufacturing and generative design tools can be tapped as a dynamic duo to create and build parts fully optimized...
Lighter by Design
Generative design can help engineers meet new lightweighting requirements.
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.
Winners of Altair Awards Are No Lightweights
Companies representing automotive industry share lightweighting recipes for success. DE reached out to the winners to collect a behind-the-scenes perspective...
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.
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.
Cobra Aero Takes Off on DfAM Journey
Partnership with Renishaw helps specialty manufacturer optimize UAV engine design for metal AM production.
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.
Glossary Quick Look
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HPC Helps JSP Perform Ansys Simulations up to 35% More Efficiently
Safran Transmission Systems Picks MSC Software to Manage Simulation Data
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Editor’s Pick: New Simulation Software Tackles Sintering in Additive Manufacturing
Desktop Metal says use of the new software largely eliminates the need...
Editor’s Pick: Software platform made for fast additive manufacturing build prep
HP Universal Build Manager Powered by Dyndrite is an OEM- and process-agnostic...
Editor’s Pick: Automated surface mesh generation in leading CFD software
Pre-processing software features a new utility for automated surface meshing.
Editor’s Pick: CPU Replete With 64 Cores
The company says this newest Threadripper is equipped with abundant storage and...