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Lightweighting

 
 
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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Technology Focus: Generative Design
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Design
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...

Prototype/Manufacture
Desktop Metal Qualifies Titanium for Manufacturing
Desktop Metal commercializes titanium for bound-metal production of high-strength, lightweight components.

Design
Preparing for Predictable and Unforeseen Events
Pie Aeronefs discusses the decision-making process in aircraft design for an aerial race.

Design
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...

Design
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...

Design
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...

Design
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.

Design
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...

Design
Lighter by Design
Generative design can help engineers meet new lightweighting requirements.

Design
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...

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