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Enlighten Award Review – Week 5: Grede
Last week, we looked back at Maruti Suzuki’s 2014 Altair Enlighten Award entry in which the company used design optimization technology to drive down...
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The Enlighten Award in Review: Week 4 – Maruti Suzuki
Last week, we reviewed MAHLE’s award entry where the company saved 31% of the weight from a powertrain connecting rod.  This week we will keep the powertrain...
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The Enlighten Award in Review: Week 3 – MAHLE
Last week, we took a look back at Multimatic’s 2014 Enlighten Award entry where the company had optimized a front lower control arm to successfully reduced...
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Last week, we looked back at Maruti Suzuki’s 2014 Altair Enlighten Award entry in which the company used design optimization technology to drive down the weight of a rear engine mounting bracket. This week, let’s review Grede’s work to reduce the weight of a truck spring hanger bracket. The nomination concerned the product performance and cost improvement achieved by switching the manufacturing process used for a tractor tandem rear air suspension frame bracket. In the traditional process,...
A new benchmarking method, presented today at the Society of Automotive Engineers International World Congress and Exhibition, provides...
As airlines seek every opportunity to reduce weight, differentiate their brands, minimize costs and enhance their customers’ flying...
Ford and DowAksa today signed a joint development agreement (JDA) to formally advance research on cost-effective,...
Altair today announced that an eminent group of industry leaders will serve as judges for the 2015 Altair...