TEN TECH looked at existing aluminum packages — full blocks of machined aluminum that weigh around 3 pounds. We wondered if we could eliminate 2 pounds by creating a lattice structure that would provide the same stiffness and thermal performance, while remaining modular, removeable and replaceable. Using Ansys Discovery, the company was able to explore this idea and get answers to their what-ifs in 30 seconds, instead of wasting weeks of work time. Sometimes, the answers weren’t the ones they wanted, and other times they were completely, and wonderfully, unexpected. On occasion, they also rearranged board components to correct overheating or excessive stress identified by Discovery.