Automotive industry sheds weight for amazing Altair Enlighten Awards

Published 31 July 2018

Posted by Stephen Holmes

Article tagged with: engineering, design, 3d printing, automotive, additive manufacturing, materials, cae, bmw, altair, chevrolet

The 2019 Chevrolet Silverado is over 200kg lighter than its predecessor thanks to some thoughtful design and engineering that have also garnered this ‘slimmer of the year’ with a trophy from the Full Vehicle category at the annual Altair Enlighten Awards.

Honouring the greatest achievements in vehicle weight savings each year, the awards incentivise automotive lightweighting advancements and provides a global platform to recognise and share technological achievements, with six winners from a field of 57 finalists this year.

BMW Group claimed the Module category with the first 3D printed metal component used in a production series vehicle, which captured a 44 per cent component weight savings on the 2018 BMW i8 Roadster.

 

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