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2015 Enlighten Award in Review – No. 9: Faurecia
In today’s look back at last year’s Altair Enlighten Award, we’re going to review the first entry by automotive equipment supplier, Faurecia. ...
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2015 Enlighten Award in Review – No. 8: FTE Automotive
Today, we’re continuing our look back at FTE Automotive’s entry for last year’s Altair Enlighten Award. The nomination concerned a Gear Shift Actuator...
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2015 Enlighten Award in Review – No. 9: Faurecia

Richard Yen - Tuesday, June 21, 2016

In today’s look back at last year’s Altair Enlighten Award, we’re going to review the first entry by automotive equipment supplier, Faurecia.


2015 Enlighten Award in Review – No. 8: FTE Automotive

Richard Yen - Friday, June 17, 2016

Today, we’re continuing our look back at FTE Automotive’s entry for last year’s Altair Enlighten Award. The nomination concerned a Gear Shift Actuator Module (GSAM), a component that allows a vehicle to shifts between gears by converting hydraulic pressure into mechanical stroke.


2015 Enlighten Award in Review – No. 7: Maxion Wheels

Richard Yen - Wednesday, June 15, 2016

I’m pleased to say that the nominations for the 2016 Altair Enlighten Award are in and we’ve had more entries than ever before. But before we can reveal who’s going to be competing for this year’s award, we’re going to continue our look back at the 2015 entries. Today it’s the turn of Maxion Wheels, a Brazil based automotive supplier.


Inspiring Lightweight Design in Automotive

Richard Yen - Monday, June 13, 2016

This post was originally published on the HyperWorks Insider Newsletter.

The NHTSA CAFE (Cooperate Average Fuel Economy) and the EPA Carbon Dioxide (CO2) Emission regulations (aka, GHGs, Greenhouse Gases) are becoming steadily more restrictive by the year 2025.  GHGs targets are directly correlated with fuel economy regulations.  With so many initiates in improving vehicle performances, Automotive OEMs continue to struggle to meet both government-mandated efficiency goals and customer demands for improved fuel economy.


2015 Enlighten Award in Review – No. 6: Renault & Trinseo

Richard Yen - Monday, May 23, 2016

While we continue to look back and remember the nominees from last year’s Enlighten Award, it’s only fair that I give you a quick reminder that the deadline for this year’s award is fast approaching. In fact you have until this Friday (27th) so please let us know if you’re going to have any problems meeting that date.


2015 Enlighten Award in Review – No. 5: Sika Automotive

Richard Yen - Wednesday, May 18, 2016

In the run up to the nomination deadline for the 2016 Altair Enlighten Award, we’re continuing our look back at last year’s award. Having spent the last few posts reviewing Volvo’s nominations, it’s time to move on and review an interesting entry from Sika Automotive.


2015 Enlighten Award in Review – No. 4: VECV Axle

Richard Yen - Friday, May 13, 2016

This week we’re wrapping up our review of Volvo-Eicher’s (VECV) entries to last year’s Altair Enlighten Award with its fourth and final nomination; the design of a lighter weight axle for commercial trucks.

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