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The Rolo Bikes Story – An Incremental vs. New Design Approach
This post was written by my colleague, Brett Chouinard, Chief Operating Officer at Altair, and was originally created for Altair's Innovation Intelligence...
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Can Simulation Reach its Full Potential?
Simulation-driven design — the philosophy of using simulation tools upfront in the design process to find the ideal design solution fast — is something...
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Automotive Lightweighting Trends and the Altair Enlighten Award
The desire to reduce vehicle weight is as old as the vehicle itself.  Henry Ford once famously said, “Excess weight kills any self-propelled vehicle”...
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By changing the microstructure in magnesium alloys, Mohsen Esmaily, researcher in Atmospheric Corrosion at Chalmers, a Sweden based University, has succeeded in improving possibilities for the transport sector to use these materials to decrease the weight of vehicles. Magnesium is the lightest construction metal, but also the most reactive. This means that it is very sensitive to corrosion, i.e. it very easily reacts with its surroundings and rusts. This makes it difficult to use magnesium...
MarkForged has announced the impending release of its Mark Two 3D printer which the company says will extend the accessibility of...
Accuride Corporation, a supplier of components to the global commercial vehicle industry, has discussed its recently acquired patented...
On a press release from Nissan in the UK, the company has made a commitment to shed weight on its vehicles...
A joint project between the Precision Casting Centre foundry and voxeljet has received the coveted "Component...