Optimization Shines at the SMDI Steel Wheel Design Competition

Last year Altair ProductDesign worked with the Steel Market Development Institute (SMDI) to design a steel wheel that was equivalent in mass and performance to a baseline production cast aluminum wheel, but with a 30% cost reduction. So last week I was excited to be invited to Lawrence Technological University (LTU) to view and judge the entrants in this year’s Steel Wheel Design competition sponsored by the SMDI Wheels Task Force and Michelin.

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