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Volkswagen Group’s re-conceptualized 1962 Microbus. Source: Volkswagen.

Volkswagen Applies Generative Design

Aug. 1, 2019
Retrofitting a classic 1962 VW Microbus to create an electric vehicle showcase, VW worked with Autodesk’s generative design software to reduce the vehicle’s weight and re-imagine...
Diversifying the Digital Thread

Diversifying the Digital Thread

Sept. 16, 2015
Could product lifecycle management evolve to support the food and beverage and pharmaceutical industries?
Autodesk's Scott Reese at the Accelerate 2015 PLM conference.

Changing the Way Things are Made

Sept. 2, 2015
As manufacturers cater to new customer demands and adopt flexible production processes, Product Lifecycle Management will take on a bigger role.
Autodesk's stereolithographic 3D printer. Source: Autodesk

Autodesk Takes 3D Printing Open Source

May 28, 2014
Engineering and design software supplier Autodesk adds a new wrinkle to the developing 3D printing scene by positioning its 3D printing hardware and software as open source templates...

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How Augmented Reality Became a Serious Tool for Manufacturing

Making monsters appear in games like Pokémon Go is not the only application for augmented reality these days. Industry is using the technology too, harnessing CAD data for training...
Gripper included in Universal Robots' e-Series grip kit

Universal Robots' New e-Series Unveiled, and Researched at Autodesk

Aug. 21, 2018
The new e-Series platform from Universal Robots features a new force/torque sensor, increased repeatability and a new user interface. Autodesk is applying the new robots to develop...
The Vision for Robotic Vision

The Vision for Robotic Vision

May 10, 2017
Advances in technology and cost make vision systems more accessible than ever for manufacturers to use them for new robotics applications.
Manufacturers’ Slow, but Steady Migration to the Cloud

Manufacturers’ Slow, but Steady Migration to the Cloud

Most are opting for a hybrid approach that pairs cloud-based analytics and production applications with traditional on-premise control systems.
Using Siemens PLM technology, digital twins enable digitalization of the entire design and manufacture process to optimize the performance of products and plants.

The New PLM: Highly Connected, a Little Disruptive

Feb. 22, 2017
The arrival of smart products is forcing manufacturers to reevaluate how they manage the product lifecycle from idea to end of life, while factoring suppliers and customers into...
The recent Paris climate-change summit notwithstanding, fewer manufacturers seem to be talking publicly about their sustainability programs these days. Has the sustainability movement fizzled in manufacturing, or is sustainability just becoming a standard part of doing business?

What Happened to Sustainability?

The recent Paris climate-change summit notwithstanding, fewer manufacturers seem to be talking publicly about their sustainability programs these days. Has the sustainability ...
Aw 94973 Siemenscad

Interoperability Drives New Technology Agreements

March 10, 2016
Autodesk and Siemens reach agreement to increase the interoperability of their CAD software applications.

Autodesk and NIMS Partner to Advance the 21st Century CAM Manufacturing Workforce

June 29, 2015
First-Ever Industry Standards to Equip Students and Workers with In-Demand Skills and Credentials
AutoCAD 360 mobile app plans are available in four options ranging in price from free to $4.99 per month or $49.99 or 99.99 per year.

Mobile CAD Expansion

May 28, 2013
Demand for mobile design and engineering software leads Autodesk to expand its cloud-based offering.
MakerBot's Replicator2 Desktop 3D printer.

3D Design and Printing for Everyone

March 27, 2013
A new agreement between MakerBot and Autodesk is designed to bring 3D design software and 3D printing hardware to the masses.

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Purdue's Automated Assembly Team. Front: David Burroughs, Jason Wintz, Aaron Burns. Second row: Mike Harrington, Ryan Streu, Brad Harriger (team advisor) and Kelley VanBuskirk (Phoenix Contact mentor). Team members Derek Andrews and George Hinote are not pictured.

Engineering School Innovations: Wireless Automated Assembly

Sept. 19, 2012
Purdue students develop an automated machine with wireless controls to assemble plastic injection molded Purdue souvenirs.
Factory Warehouse—Digital factory design allows placement of stored and custom manufacturing assets. Source: Autodesk

Will Digital Manufacturing Fulfill Its Promise?

Sept. 4, 2012
For more than a decade now, digital manufacturing tools have been positioned as the ultimate tool for streamlining production to improve quality, operator working conditions, ...