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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Generative Design: A Heavyweight for Lightweighting with Additive
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Autodesk and Hyundai partner to push the boundaries of increasing strength while reducing weight for TIGER’s modular platform architecture.
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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...
Altair Now Accepting Global Submissions for the 8th Annual Enlighten Awards
International award showcases innovation in automotive lightweighting.
Cobra Aero Takes Off on DfAM Journey
Partnership with Renishaw helps specialty manufacturer optimize UAV engine design for metal AM production.
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