Altair is now accepting nominations for the 2014 Altair Enlighten Award, which is dedicated to the automotive industry's vehicle lightweighting programs.
Entering its second year, the annual award will be presented in collaboration with the Center for Automotive Research (CAR) at the 2014 CAR Management Briefing Seminars in Traverse City, Mich., August 4-7.
The 2014 Altair Enlighten Award will recognize achievements in weight reduction across the automotive industry, from motorcycles to passenger cars, light trucks to commercial vehicles and buses. The award aligns with the goals of CAR's Coalition for Automotive Lightweighting Materials (CALM) initiative. The purpose of the CALM initiative is to support the cost-effective integration of mixed materials to achieve significant reductions in vehicle mass through the collaborative efforts of the material sectors and auto manufacturers, the company says.
The award is open to original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), systems/parts suppliers and materials suppliers from all land transportation industry segments.
"The inaugural Altair Enlighten Award drew incredible competition, demonstrating the innovations in lightweight material removal and lightweight material substitution being employed by entities across the automotive industry," said David Mason, vice president, global automotive for Altair. "The Altair Enlighten Award provides a platform to showcase success stories, allowing industry leaders to be recognized by their peers and emphasizing the need to achieve the next level of lightweighting technology. We eagerly anticipate the innovations that nominees will share with the judging committee in 2014."
Designs submitted must be implemented on a production vehicle produced between August 2011 and August 2014, with no geographical restrictions. Applications must be received before May 23, 2014.
For more information, visit Altair.
Sources: Press materials received from the company and additional information gleaned from the company's website.