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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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.
How to Leverage High-Strength 3D Printing
Can't figure out how to integrate high-strength 3D printing into your manufacturing workflow? Try a new perspective. Learn more.
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...
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.
Tests Show Strength of Tri-Mack’s Overmolded Thermoplastic Composite Hybrid Bond
The data helps validate the performance of hybrid composites, which are of particular interest in aerospace and other industries where...
ParaMatters Releases Autonomous Topology Optimizer
ParaMatters' CogniCAD is a cloud-based, cognitive design platform that is capable of automatically generating additive manufacturing for high-performance, lightweighted structures...
Generative Design: Advice from Algorithms
Design engineers face new challenges in working with computation-driven design software.
7 First Steps to Design for Additive Manufacturing
Design for additive manufacturing looks at the bare-bones function of a part and how to produce it via additive manufacturing.
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...
Glossary Quick Look
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UL Opens Catalog of Safety Standards
A library of more than 1,400 standards is now available to all.
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Radeon Pro Software for Enterprise 19.Q1 updates product design workflows with features aimed at...
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New version has 86 upgrades and enhancements to make CAM workflows more efficient.
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