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Meeting Six Challenges of Lightweighting

The design requirement for lightweighting of products is generally driven by at least one of the following mandates: 1) reduce product energy consumption; 2) decrease manufacturing costs; or 3) reduce size to improve portability, aesthetics and/or user convenience. However, when implementing lightweighting, design engineers frequently encounter several of the following six challenges.

Meeting Six Challenges of Lightweighting

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Weight Reduction - A constant goal in almost every product design

The relentless drive to lower material and manufacturing costs and cut energy usage can motivate product design engineers to look for ways to reduce product weight. However, the most obvious weight reduction techniques - decreasing a material's thickness or switching to lighter weight substrates - can produce unexpected challenges.

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