2016 in Review – Our Most Popular Stories and Opinion Pieces

23rd December 2016

The end of the year is almost here so it’s time for us to take a quick look back and see which stories, articles and opinion pieces generated the most excitement over the last twelve months.

We’ll be back in the new year reporting on the latest innovations in lightweight technology in January so until then, thank you for your support and we wish you a very happy Christmas and New Year.


Top 5 News Stories:

GM’s Cadillac and ContiTech Win the 2016 Altair Enlighten Awards for Innovation in Automotive Vehicle Lightweighting

Altair Enlighten Award Nominations are in for 2016

Local Motors Debuts “Olli” 3D Printed Bus

Interview: Alcoa Gives a Rundown of its Revolutionary Micromill Technology

Ford Recycles Enough Aluminum to Build 30,000 F-150 Bodies Every Month


Top 5 from Opinion Pieces:

Inspiring Lightweight Design in Automotive

2015 Enlighten Award in Review – No 10: Dow Automotive Systems 

Interview: 3D Printing & the Future of Manufacturing

2015 Enlighten Award in Review – No 9: Faurecia

Five Common Mistakes Made Running Topology Optimization


Top 5 from In Depth:

Fiber Reinforced Composites

Composite Sandwich Structures

Particulate Reinforced Composites

Composite Resins

Other Metals & Alloys