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Democratizing Access with Generative Design and Hybrid Manufacturing

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Emerging technologies like additive manufacturing have created more flexibility for the manufacturing process through design freedom. Additive manufacturing is often complemented with subtractive machining to help achieve design specifications in a hybrid process. The combination of industry convergence and new manufacturing technology is creating newfound automation opportunities. Complex design and engineering challenges can be solved at a fraction of the cost (of traditional design processes) with generative design technology as featured in Autodesk Fusion 360.  New hybrid capabilities within accessible software (Fusion 360) and the use of low-cost machine tools could enable a 10x reduction in the cost of entry to a traditionally high value technology. Using case studies, customer stories and examples from Autodesk research, this talk will explore how these tools are creating ease and democratizing access to both generative and hybrid capabilities, unlocking potential and growth with additive manufacturing and across the manufacturing industry.

Learning Objectives:

  • Gain knowledge on the background of hybrid manufacturing, the rowing pool of machines used for hybrid manufacturing and the software used to design for, simulate and drive the process
  • Describe the advantages of time and cost saving in the design, simulation and manufacturing process using generative and learn how to apply a seamless additive manufacturing workflow
  • Articulate how other companies are using generative and hybrid design in areas like automotive and the shipping industry.
  • Leanne Gluck
    Additive Manufacturing Strategy Lead