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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.
Tour de France Champion and ORNL to Offer Lower Cost Carbon Fiber
New manufacturing process yields high volume, low cost carbon fiber for transportation, renewable energy and infrastructure.
Modeling, Simulation and Crash Safety Congress Spotlights Lightweight Materials
The Lightweight Materials Modeling, Simulation and Crash Safety Congress focused on composite modeling and multi-material joining simulation.
Lightweighting and Topology Optimization Roundtable: Audience Questions and Panelist Answers
DE Roundtable: Shedding Excess Weight from Products
Lightweighting Congress to Run in Detroit
The Lightweight Materials Modeling, Simulation & Crash Safety Congress will run January 26th and 27th.
Simulate to Shed Weight Sooner
Use structural simulation software early for optimum lightweighting.



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