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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2023 Altair Enlighten Award Call for Entries
Award spotlights the automotive industry's innovations in sustainable, lightweight design.
Altair Announces 10th Annual Enlighten Award Winners
Ford, Shiloh Industries, General Motors, Toyota, BASF, Nemak and McMaster University among winners.
Automotive Companies Steer Toward DfAM
Up and down the automotive supply chain, engineering organizations are turning to AM and DfAM principles to gain an edge...
Winners of Altair Enlighten Award Feature Weight-saving Design Innovations
Award is dedicated to vehicle lightweighting and sustainability and honors advancements in reducing carbon footprint, mitigating water/energy consumption, and...
Desktop Metal Qualifies Titanium for Manufacturing
Desktop Metal commercializes titanium for bound-metal production of high-strength, lightweight components.
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A Second Look at Generative Design
Generative design is a way to take some of the trial-and-error drudgery out of initial design work and get the...
Expanding the World of Generative Design
Additive manufacturing and generative design have been tied inextricably to lightweighting—but this tech combo can do much more for...
Generative Design: A Heavyweight for Lightweighting with Additive
The combination of generative design software and AM technologies is proving to be a go-to force for lightweighting and parts...
AM and GD Co-Pilot Hyundai’s new Ultimate Mobility Vehicle Concept
Autodesk and Hyundai partner to push the boundaries of increasing strength while reducing weight for TIGER’s modular platform architecture.
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.
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...
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