Category: Lightweighting

Featured Event: ATCx Powertrain in Munich, Germany

Engine performance and ride and handling are differentiators for luxury sport automotive products in particular. Engineering for durability and to reduce noise, vibration, and harshness requires the use of predictive tools early in the design process. Historically, this type of … Read More

Topology Optimization Meets 3D Printing in Lyon, France

This past summer, Altair participated in the first business-to-business trade show in France dedicated to additive manufacturing, 3D PRINT. The exhibition provided an overview of the latest technological advances in additive manufacturing, including relevant technologies like 3D imaging software, materials, … Read More

Jaguar Land Rover Wins 2014 Altair Enlighten Award

Jaguar Land Rover has been named the winner of this year’s Altair Enlighten Award for its innovative development and implementation of a new premium lightweight architecture. Using this architecture, the company was able to reduce CO2 and weight while maximizing … Read More

solidThinking Inspire® for 3D Printing

3D printing is advancing at an astonishing rate in the world of product development. Manufacturing innovators like Chris Williams from Empire Cycles Ltd. have been waiting for the right opportunity to change the world of mountain biking through the design … Read More

Mickey Mouse, Mousetraps, and More

Our journey started last September when Design News and UBM Canon announced that they were accepting applications for this year’s Golden Mousetrap North American Design + Manufacturing Awards. The Golden Mousetrap Awards celebrate the success of the people, companies, and … Read More

Technology and Sustainability

I was caught unawares when the A380 took off from John F. Kennedy airport en route to Paris.  With the pinging of the onboard safety announcement, I came back to my senses.  Looking out of the window, I was suddenly … Read More

Can Sustainable Design Also Maximize Profits?

Last week I was an invited speaker at an executive roundtable event titled “The Future of Manufacturing”, hosted by former Vice-President Al Gore  in the downtown London offices of Generation Investment LLC, an investment firm focused on “Sustainable Investing”.  What … Read More