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Sticking Up for Lightweight Materials
Use of adhesive-bonded structures increases to enable more manufacturing with lightweight materials.
Sticking Up for Lightweight Materials
Use of adhesive-bonded structures increases to enable more manufacturing with lightweight materials.
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 the goals of lighter weight and lower cost are driving material innovation.
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 within aerospace, automotive and other mission critical applications.  
Generative Design: Advice from Algorithms
Design engineers face new challenges in working with computation-driven design software.
7 First Steps to Design for Additive Manufacturing
Design for additive manufacturing looks at the bare-bones function of a part and how to produce it via additive manufacturing.
Integrating Legacy Data: A Perennial PLM Pain Point
Despite a flurry of migration tools and advancements in core PLM platforms, migrating legacy data remains a costly and complex endeavor when modernizing PLM platforms.
Altair Doles Out Enlighten Awards for Innovation in Automotive Lightweighting
FCA, Toyota, Faurecia and AP&T recipients of the 5th annual Altair Enlighten Awards; Honda and Constellium were runners-up in the Full Vehicle and Module categories, respectively.
How Light-Weighted Airplane Seats Can Save Airlines $200 Million
No normal airplane seat frame: this one has been light-weighted using lattice and surface optimization, meaning an algorithm in Autodesk’s Netfabb software produced the geometry to meet specified design goals.
Student Racecar’s 3D-Printed Steering Shaft Bearing Reduces Weight
The Formula Student team from TU Darmstadt is driving with aluminum components from additive manufacturing at Heraeus.
ICME Helps Designers Living in a Materials World
The promise and challenges of a systems-level approach to lightweighting.
Built-In Lightweight Performance
The Evora chassis from Lotus Cars was designed to be lightweight from the start.
Racing to a Lighter Design with Optimization
ELBFLORACE and Technische Universität Dresden collaborate for a lighter, stronger steering column mount.
A Look at Lightweighting
If we’re so concerned with weight, why don’t we just make everything out of carbon fiber? Or aluminum?
World Solar Challenge Provides Lessons in Lightweighting
The World Solar Challenge not only provides a hands-on learning experience for students, it also provides a crash course in novel lightweighting and aerodynamics techniques.



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