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
Editor’s Picks: Jan. 13-19, 2021
Engineers Caused the Climate Emergency – Only We Can Save the World From It
Xerox Ventures Announces Investment in Startup Seurat Technologies
NAFEMS Americas Regional Conference Calls for Abstracts
Editor’s Pick: New superalloy for laser powder bed fusion
Amperprint 0233 Haynes 282 nickel-based superalloy powder for Velo3D Sapphire printers is ideal...
Editor’s Pick: Pure Copper for Additive Manufacturing
Desktop Metal Commercially Pure Copper is said to achieve < 99.95% purity.
Editor’s Pick: Increased Insight for Tolerance Analysis
Sigmetrix CETOL 6σ Version 11.1 enables product teams to fully understand dimensional and assembly...
Editor’s Pick: Collaboration environment for design and simulation
BETA CAE Systems DEEN is a desktop application that can open data...