General Motors is now streamlining its design process by using a combination of 3D printing and algorithms. The automotive giant has announced that it is taking advantage of generative design software from Bay Area-based company Autodesk in order to manufacture lightweight parts for its future products. GM plans to incorporate the technology into its development of more efficient models including zero emissions vehicles.
Desktop Metal, the company committed to making 3D printing accessible to engineers and manufacturers, announces the launch of Fiber™, the world’s first desktop 3D printer to fabricate high resolution parts with industrial grade continuous fiber composite materials used in automated fiber placement (AFP) processes. Based on a new process called micro automated fiber placement (μAFP), users can now print parts with a superior level of strength and stiffness, and in a broad range of materials, that traditionally required million dollar AFP systems.
Integration of engineering software systems is an important part of the AMC Bridge research program. Steel Structures Drawings Manager is our latest technology demonstration created to establish a bidirectional connection between Autodesk® Advance Steel and Autodesk® Vault.
Fusion 360 wouldn’t be what it is today without our customers. They use it to design and make incredible things, from lightweight motorcycle swingarms to powerful industrial processing equipment. As a cloud-based manufacturing ecosystem, it also wouldn’t grow without our customers, which is why we’re excited to announce three new sets of capabilities—capabilities that we’ve designed and implemented as a direct response to our customers’ needs.