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Automotive Companies Steer Toward DfAM
Up and down the automotive supply chain, engineering organizations are turning to AM and DfAM principles to gain an edge on electrification and lightweighting design goals.
Altair Announces 10th Annual Enlighten Award Winners
Ford, Shiloh Industries, General Motors, Toyota, BASF, Nemak and McMaster University among winners.
Automotive Companies Steer Toward DfAM
Up and down the automotive supply chain, engineering organizations are turning to AM and DfAM principles to gain an edge on electrification and lightweighting design goals.
Why Lighter Parts Matter
Discover the Advantages of Metal 3D Printing for Aerospace.
Winners of Altair Enlighten Award Feature Weight-saving Design Innovations
Award is dedicated to vehicle lightweighting and sustainability and honors advancements in reducing carbon footprint, mitigating water/energy consumption, and promoting material reuse/recycling.
Desktop Metal Qualifies Titanium for Manufacturing
Desktop Metal commercializes titanium for bound-metal production of high-strength, lightweight components.
Preparing for Predictable and Unforeseen Events
Pie Aeronefs discusses the decision-making process in aircraft design for an aerial race.
Technology Focus: Generative Design
In this Special Focus Issue, we take a look at the expanding world of generative design.
A Second Look at Generative Design
Generative design is a way to take some of the trial-and-error drudgery out of initial design work and get the engineer to the best design faster.
Expanding the World of Generative Design
Additive manufacturing and generative design have been tied inextricably to lightweighting—but this tech combo can do much more for engineers.
Generative Design: A Heavyweight for Lightweighting with Additive
The combination of generative design software and AM technologies is proving to be a go-to force for lightweighting and parts consolidation strategies.
AM and GD Co-Pilot Hyundai’s new Ultimate Mobility Vehicle Concept
Autodesk and Hyundai partner to push the boundaries of increasing strength while reducing weight for TIGER’s modular platform architecture.
A Match Made in Heaven
Additive manufacturing and generative design tools can be tapped as a dynamic duo to create and build parts fully optimized for weight and cost.
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.



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