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Altair: Lightweighting

Making vehicles lighter helps improve their fuel economy.

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Making vehicles lighter helps improve their fuel economy. But "lightweighting" doesn't necessarily mean swapping materials, says David Mason, vice president Global Automotive at Altair.

The broader objective is to use less material without compromising performance and safety requirements. Mason points out that software tools such as those offered by Altair enable developers to quickly explore literally millions of design alternatives.


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