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.
Technology Focus: Generative Design
In this Special Focus Issue, we take a look at the expanding world of generative design.
Latest in Lightweighting
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.
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.
Preparing for Predictable and Unforeseen Events
Pie Aeronefs discusses the decision-making process in aircraft design for an aerial race.
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...
Glossary Quick Look
Velo3D CEO Benny Buller on Going Public
Blockchain Tech Start-Up Pilots Data Protection Tool Launch
Digi-Key Electronics Debuts 3D Printing Service
Hexagon Reveals Strategy for CAE Innovation
Editor’s Pick: Unearth CAD Interoperability Updates
CAD Exchanger 3.10.1 is a toolkit for 3D CAD developers and end users.
Editor’s Pick: Direct conversion of CAD into AR/VR-ready meshes
Nextech AR Solutions CAD-to-POLY conversion solution is now being offered to CAD...
Editor’s Pick: Turnkey Binder Metal Jetting System for Machine Shops
The Shop System uses Desktop Metal’s Live Sinter technology, which, according...
Editor’s Pick: Software Suite Built for Directed Energy Deposition Additive Manufacturing
FormAlloy DEDSmart is a software suite intended to complement the company’s...