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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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...
Meeting the Challenge of Product Complexity for Global Manufacturers
Using this five step blueprint to create your Digital Thread will help you manage the design, manufacture and sustainment of complex products. Learn more.
Altair Now Accepting Global Submissions for the 8th Annual Enlighten Awards
International award showcases innovation in automotive lightweighting.
Material Concerns in a Complex Design World
The use of more composite materials, the emergence of generative design approaches, new simulation tools and the adoption of various...
Composite Simulation Grows More Robust
Composite performance inseparable from manufacturing process and material design.
3D Printing Isn’t the Death of Die Casting
CAASE19 Virtual Conference sessions explores how additive manufacturing can augment existing die casting processes.
Altair Announces 2019 Winners of its Enlighten Award
Ferrari, FCA, Material Science Corporation, ZF, Alba Tooling & Engineering Automotive Management Consulting GmbH, csi entwicklungstechnik GmbH take top honors.
Volkswagen Reshapes Classic Microbus with Generative Design
VW uses Autodesk Fusion to design the steering wheel, wheel, side mirror arm, and seat support for the new Type 20...
XponentialWorks Companies Plan to Launch Products at Rapid+TCT 2019
XponentialWorks plans to demonstrate the latest capabilities from Nexa3D, NXT Factory and ParaMatters.
Techniplas: Combining Additive Manufacturing (AM), Generative Design, and AI to Explore Lightweighting
In partnership with generative design software maker Paramatters, Techniplas offers free browser-based manufacturing portal to attract lightweighting projects
Glossary Quick Look
BMW Opens Additive Manufacturing Campus
America Makes Receives $1.4 Million NIST Grant
Editor’s Picks: June 25-July 1, 2020
Pointwise Accelerates Surface Meshing
Editor’s Pick: One License Offers Access to an Entire Rendering Portfolio
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Editor’s Pick: New Desktop 3D Printer Focuses on Rugged Reliability
The target market is for any user who needs 3D printing in...
Editor’s Pick: Faster updates for large 3D assemblies
IronCAD 2020 Product Update #1 targets speed improvements and user productivity.
Editor’s Pick: Closing the gap on 3D printing expertise
Materialise Mindware is billed as an advisory service to offer businesses strategic,...