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Lightweighting

 
 
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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Design
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Design
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Design
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Design
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Design
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Design
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Design
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Design
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