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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Biomimicry Inspires Lightweight Lattice Design
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2018 Altair Enlighten Award Honors Automotive Lightweighting Innovators
GM, BMW, Asahi Kasei and Mazda, Sika Automotive, United States Steel and American Axle & Manufacturing take top honors at the 2018...
Pailton Engineering Takes on Lightweight Military Vehicle Project
The team at Pailton Engineering received a new project request, regarding a tender for a military-grade drag link assembly.
Tests Show Strength of Tri-Mack’s Overmolded Thermoplastic Composite Hybrid Bond
The data helps validate the performance of hybrid composites, which are of particular interest in aerospace and other industries where...
ParaMatters Releases Autonomous Topology Optimizer
ParaMatters' CogniCAD is a cloud-based, cognitive design platform that is capable of automatically generating additive manufacturing for high-performance, lightweighted structures...
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