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.
Latest in 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.
Meeting the Challenge of Product Complexity for Global Manufacturers
Using this five step blueprint to create your Digital Thread will help you manage the design, manufacture and sustainment of complex products. Learn more.
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.
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
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.
Glossary Quick Look
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Editor’s Pick: Bridging the Gap Between Design and Additive Manufacturing
MSC has built Apex Generative Design with a goal of improving productivity...
Editor’s Pick: Tap Into More Powerful Simulation of Coupled Multiphysics Phenomena
New features in COMSOL Multiphysics Version 5.5 include simplified shape and topology optimization;...
Editor’s Pick: Automate New Design Space Workflows
nTop Platform 2.0 designed to help engineers design high-performance parts faster.
Editor’s Pick: Removing Bottlenecks From Sharing Simulation Results
VCollab merges information from multiple CAE and CAD sources into a single ...