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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XponentialWorks Companies Plan to Launch Products at Rapid+TCT 2019
XponentialWorks plans to demonstrate the latest capabilities from Nexa3D, NXT Factory and ParaMatters.
Techniplas: Combining Additive Manufacturing (AM), Generative Design, and AI to Explore Lightweighting
In partnership with generative design software maker Paramatters, Techniplas offers free browser-based manufacturing portal to attract lightweighting projects
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ParaMatters Upgrades its Generative, Autonomous Design and Lightweighting Software
CogniCAD 2.1 autonomous topology optimizer for lightweighting offers enhanced variety of loading conditions, optimization of build orientation. It also features an...
LIFT Announces New Phase of “Fast Forge” Technology Project Opportunities
Small and large organizations can submit project ideas designed to develop new technologies in short period of time.
CoreTech System Releases Moldex3D R17
This new simulation solution is made for smart manufacturing in plastics molding.
LIFT Receives Agreement Extension from U.S. Department of Defense
The Detroit-based research and development institute will continue its work, while driving towards a new long-term agreement.
Biomimicry Inspires Lightweight Lattice Design
The combination of nature and new topology optimization and simulation tools serves up a powerful approach to achieving lightweighting design...
Renishaw Extends ParaMatters Collaboration
The partnership now extends to optimized lightweighting and automation of metal additive manufacturing.
Sticking Up for Lightweight Materials
Use of adhesive-bonded structures increases to enable more manufacturing with lightweight materials.
2018 Altair Enlighten Award Honors Automotive Lightweighting Innovators
GM, BMW, Asahi Kasei and Mazda, Sika Automotive, United States Steel and American Axle & Manufacturing take top honors at the 2018...
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