DESIGN/MODELING/SIMULATION

LIFT’s New Undertakings

LIFT’s New Undertakings

Lightweight Innovations For Tomorrow (LIFT) is launching its third round of technology projects. This round will total more than $6.5 million in combined federal and industry investment in critical lightweight solutions. “We are very pleased to launch these new projects with our partners to invigorate new innovation in lightweighting,” said Nigel Francis, chief executive officer […]

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Bridging the Gap Between Tryout & Mass Production

By on November 14, 2018 in DESIGN/MODELING/SIMULATION
Bridging the Gap Between Tryout & Mass Production

The current industrial standard is to use a constant (coulomb) coefficient of friction. This limits the overall accuracy of the tryout’s forming process simulation. At present, the automotive industry is facing several trends, particularly the increased use of aluminium and thinner sheet materials. The trends are geared toward lightweighting, and they bring challenges, including the […]

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Automotive Applications Embracing Metal Additive Manufacturing

By on November 13, 2018 in DESIGN/MODELING/SIMULATION
Automotive Applications Embracing Metal Additive Manufacturing

Selective laser melting is set to revolutionize the market. Metal Additive Manufacturing, more commonly referred to as 3-D printing, grabs headlines in the aerospace, defense and medical sectors, but also continues to gain ground in the automotive industry for its ability to lightweight components, reduce assemblies and integrate performance features inconceivable through traditional machining methods. […]

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Multi-Material Lightweighting with Optimization-LED Design

Multi-Material Lightweighting with Optimization-LED Design

Introducing a performance-driven, holistic product-development method Lightweighting is a major focus in product design and development for ground transportation vehicles (passenger cars, trucks, buses) and many other consumer items. It is a multipurpose, economical solution for many industries, including environmental, construction and transportation.Product cost, CO2 emissions (increasing 34.1 mpg 2016 to 54.5 mpg by the […]

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ParaMatters Joins Techniplas Lightweight Design Program

ParaMatters Joins Techniplas Lightweight Design Program

Automotive product design and manufacturing company Techniplas recently announced a partnership with lightweighting software-design firm ParaMatters to bring that company into Techniplas’ open innovation program. ParaMatters will add a new cognitive design platform, intended to automatically generate additive manufacturing of high-performance, lightweight structures, to the Techniplas program. This will further advance Techniplas’ evolving Prime expanded […]

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Material Card Data: The Foundation of Product Development

Material Card Data: The Foundation of Product Development

A critical and often underappreciated factor in successful product development programs is the availability and validity of material card information. The term “material card” refers to the collection of input data that design engineers must enter into their simulation programs prior to modeling their designs. As the level of complexity of the design exercise increases, […]

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Lighter-Weight Porsche 911 GTS RS

Lighter-Weight Porsche 911 GTS RS

The 2019 Porsche 911 GT3 RS gotten lots of attention for its racing chassis and four-liter, 520 horsepower engine. But, as is increasingly the case these days, the car was strategically designed and built to optimize lightweight construction techniques. As with the previous model, front and rear fascia are made from lightweight polyurethane. The front […]

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