Rapid Prototyping

Learning Additive at General Motors

Kevin Quinn, GM director of Additive Design and Manufacturing, talks about why teaching people about additive is important to the OEM’s efforts to advance the use of the technology
#Autodesk #engineer #GeneralMotors

Rapid Prototyping

Honda, Autodesk Develop Lightweight Crankshaft

Generative design tools help cut weight by 50% in prototype unit
#Honda #Autodesk

Additive Manufacturing

9 Ways Additive Manufacturing Rises to the Advanced Mobility Challenge

Additive manufacturing (AM) is just one manufacturing method that drives advanced mobility forward and also has a history of embracing the digital connectivity demanded by this trend.
#Renault #Autodesk #GKN


The Fourth Dimension in Additive Manufacturing

A new software suite for 3D printing analyzes, repairs, and prepares 3D models using the native file formats of a variety of CAD systems, saving the conversion to STL for last.
#Autodesk #Siemens

Additive Manufacturing

Tech: Flexible CNB Film, Bio-Composite Bumpers, and Additive Manufacturing

Canatu keeps self-driving sensors warm. A biodegradable bumper. Cadillac’s eye on the road. And MIT ADAPTing to Additive Manufacturing.
#GeneralMotors #Carbon #Autodesk


Time to Upgrade Your CAM Software?

Improvements to the 2019 versions of CAM software go well beyond user interface/experience enhancements, even though the changes might seem small.


How Topology Optimization Enables Design for Lightweighting

Simulation software enables automotive engineers to take advantage of the lightweighting opportunities provided by technologies like 3D printing and microcellular injection molding.


Using Simulation Software to Optimize Automotive Lightweighting

Automotive manufacturers are meeting CAFE fuel-efficiency standards through lightweighting, which requires simulation software for design engineers.
#Carbon #Autodesk

Autonomous Vehicles

Autonomous Vehicle Startup Zoox Dumps its CEO

Zoox Inc., the Menlo Park, Calif. robotics startup, has abruptly removed CEO and co-founder Tim Kentley-Klay only weeks after he led a $500 million fundraising round for the 4-year-old company.
#Autodesk #people


GM and Autodesk Advancing Design and Manufacturing

General Motors is working with Autodesk on utilizing advanced design software and 3D printing capabilities to develop parts that are not only lighter than those otherwise developed, but which combine what would otherwise be separate parts, thereby reducing manufacturing complexity.
#Autodesk #oem #engineer


GM Teams with Autodesk on 3D Parts

General Motors Co. is working with San Rafael, Calif.-based design software specialist Autodesk Inc. to develop and produce next-generation parts via 3D-printing, generative design and advanced materials science technology.  
#tech #Autodesk #GeneralMotors


Simulating Long-Fiber Composites

Long carbon fiber-reinforced thermoplastics may get increased use thanks to simulation capabilities.
#Toyota #Carbon #Autodesk

Internet of Things

The Network and the Sensor

The smart-factory world of digital manufacturing is coming, and manufacturing-technology developers are eager to help you be ready.  


Dassault Tops Sustainability Rankings

Dassault Systemes was named the world’s Most Sustainable Corporation by Corporate Knights, a Toronto-based magazine and research firm.
#Valeo #Intel #Autodesk


Bridging the Physical and Virtual Worlds

Carmakers are learning to link the physical world of carmaking with the virtual world of software, says Mike Ray, global business development manager for Autodesk Inc.

What’s “Cloud Computing”?

Everyone talks about it, but what is “cloud computing”?
#Microsoft #Autodesk #IBM


Simulating Injection Molding Gets Even Better

New injection molding software can simulate—and analyze.
#Carbon #Autodesk

IMTS 2016 Preview

About the Event The 2016 International Manufacturing Technology Show (IMTS) marks the 31st edition of the event which will take place September 12-17, 2016, at McCormick Place in Chicago.
#MitsubishiElectric #Autodesk #Heller

Materials & Lightweighting

Molding and Materials

Let’s face it: when it comes to vehicle development from here on out, the likelihood that there will be a single material that pretty much handles all aspects of the construction of the structural and/or exterior aspects of that car or truck is about on par with Katy Perry giving up her Twitter account.
#Autodesk #Teijin #BASF


The Latest CAD System Offers a Triple Play

Onshape combines mobility, collaboration and integral product data management with 3D CAD— at a “petty cash” price, if free isn’t good enough.
#Microsoft #Autodesk #Siemens