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Man Meets Software: The Culmination of Collaborative Optimization
EDAG enlists the HEEDS collaborative optimization platform as a partner in vehicle lightweighting.
Robust Racecar Design
ANSYS software is instrumental in designing the HIT racing team's lightweight vehicle.
NASA’s Weight Loss Plan for Future Missions
The US space agency explores composite materials as the foundation for propulsion systems.
Optimize by Land and Sea
Topology optimization goes under the hood and sets sail.
In Search of the Perfect Snowmobile Design
Polaris uses optimization software to achieve lightweight designs and reduce time to market.
3D Printing Takes Off
Aerospace companies turn to additive manufacturing to make lighter parts at a lower cost.
3 Approaches to Lightweighting
Get a close-up look at optimizing mass with solidThinking, netfabb and Autodesk design tools.
3D Printing Advances Design
EDAG’s Genesis project investigates additive manufacturing for the automotive industry.
Abarth Features SABIC Solutions in New Car
By using the resins, the automotive manufacturer was able to attain a 40% weight reduction.
FEA and Composites, Part 2
A look at some background theory to laminate stiffness calculations and review some of the more modern approaches to composite failure analysis.
Shiloh Industries Acquires Radar Industries
The transaction leverages Radar's tool technologies, stamping capabilities and key customer relationships.
Less Weight is More
Lightweighting has become a top priority for design engineers.
Engineers Optimize Designs to Keep them Light and Strong
Weight optimization is a balancing act to juggle competing objectives.
Lightweight Material Champions
While no one wants a product to be heavier than necessary, lightweighting has become an obsession in the automotive and aerospace industries.
Ford Invests Heavily in Lightweighting Efforts
The automaker is trying to outflank the competition in high-volume lightweighting initiatives.



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