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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
Pailton Engineering Takes on Lightweight Military Vehicle Project
The team at Pailton Engineering received a new project request, regarding a tender for a military-grade drag link assembly.

Design
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The data helps validate the performance of hybrid composites, which are of particular interest in aerospace and other industries where...

Design
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Design
Generative Design: Advice from Algorithms
Design engineers face new challenges in working with computation-driven design software.

Prototype/Manufacture
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Design for additive manufacturing looks at the bare-bones function of a part and how to produce it via additive manufacturing.

PLM
Integrating Legacy Data: A Perennial PLM Pain Point
Despite a flurry of migration tools and advancements in core PLM platforms, migrating legacy data remains a costly and complex...

Design
Altair Doles Out Enlighten Awards for Innovation in Automotive Lightweighting
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Prototype/Manufacture
How Light-Weighted Airplane Seats Can Save Airlines $200 Million
No normal airplane seat frame: this one has been light-weighted using lattice and surface optimization, meaning an algorithm in Autodesk...


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