Category: Lightweighting

Technology and Sustainability

I was caught unawares when the A380 took off from John F. Kennedy airport en route to Paris.  With the pinging of the onboard safety announcement, I came back to my senses.  Looking out of the window, I was suddenly … Read More

Can Sustainable Design Also Maximize Profits?

Last week I was an invited speaker at an executive roundtable event titled “The Future of Manufacturing”, hosted by former Vice-President Al Gore  in the downtown London offices of Generation Investment LLC, an investment firm focused on “Sustainable Investing”.  What … Read More

Optimization Strategies for Multi-Material Vehicles

This post was taken from Altair Enlighten and contributed by my colleague, Regu Ramoo, Director of Engineering at Altair ProductDesign. Many studies on automotive mass reduction have been undertaken over the years by various steel, aluminum, magnesium, and composites consortia, … Read More

Advancing Composites in the Auto Industry

This post was taken from Altair Enlighten. In my new role as Altair’s Vice President of Global Automotive, I look forward to sharing automotive trends and news with you. To kick off my posts, I wanted to provide my insights on … Read More

Optimization Goes Way Beyond Weight Reduction

This post was taken from Altair Enlighten and contributed by my colleague, Panduranga Rao Chirala, Vice President of Altair ProductDesign, India. It has been a constant human endeavour – across the globe – to make things better and last longer.  In the developing … Read More