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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 on the standout work from companies that earned accolades in this year’s competition.
Autodesk Manufacturing Summit: Betting on Generative Design and Additive Manufacturing
Autodesk showcases Fusion 360 during virtual event, promotes generative design and 3D printing for collaborative product development during the new normal.
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 vehicle.
Altair Now Accepting Global Submissions for the 8th Annual Enlighten Awards
International award showcases innovation in automotive lightweighting.
Cobra Aero Takes Off on DfAM Journey
Partnership with Renishaw helps specialty manufacturer optimize UAV engine design for metal AM production.
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 additive manufacturing (AM) solutions are playing a role in increasing this complexity.
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 concept minivan
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
ParaMatters Upgrades its Generative, Autonomous Design and Lightweighting Software
CogniCAD 2.1 autonomous topology optimizer for lightweighting offers enhanced variety of loading conditions, optimization of build orientation. It also features an intuitive, simple user interface that works autonomously and instantly.



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