More designs. Faster production. Predictable costs.
Under pressure to improve performance and reduce costs, manufacturers are turning to generative design. But these tools can be impractical if they deliver ideas that do not match your current capabilities or cost parameters. Autodesk can help bridge this gap to ensure even the most forward-thinking designs can be manufactured efficiently.
When schedules are tight and demand for performance is higher than ever, generative design can help manufacturers explore more designs in less time, discover ideas beyond the capabilities of human imagination and optimise designs for specific materials and manufacturing techniques.
Minimise mass and material use while meeting performance standards and engineering constraints.
Improve and optimise durability while removing potential points of vulnerability.
Blend multiple components into single parts to explore additive manufacturing or increase efficiency.
Minimise waste and optimise designs for specific sustainable materials.
Efficiently manufacture parts created with generative design
A common misconception is that generative designs require additive manufacturing techniques. Your shop may lack 3D printing capabilities or your application may require mass production, in this case generative designs can be constrained to fit specific manufacturing methods or costs. Our advanced manufacturing software can bring generative designs to life with many techniques.
Ultimate flexibility to produce the most complex shapes. Optimise strength, durability and material usage.
Constrain designs to be compatible with the unique capabilities of your existing 2.5-axis, 3-axis or 5-axis CNC machines.
Cost-effective method to enable mass production of complex generative parts with proven metal casting processes.
Balance cost, function, aesthetics and manufacturability for high volume production of plastic injection moulded parts.
Get more with hybrid manufacturing
Combining additive and subtractive methods is typically referred to as hybrid manufacturing. This enables manufactures to benefit from the flexibility of additive manufacturing and the precision of CNC milling.
Whether you are using separate machines, a single hybrid machine or an industrial robot using DED (Directed Energy Deposition), we have the software and expertise to help you.
ALIGNING GENERATIVE DESIGN AND IN-HOUSE MANUFACTURING
See how MJK Performance, a speciality aftermarket motorcycle parts manufacturer, used generative design to quickly create drag bike triple clamps that were light, strong and fully machinable on a 2.5-axis mill.
Introducing manufacturing cost insights at the design phase
Make the right decisions early in the design process by striking the right balance between performance and cost. Estimate your manufacturing cost, powered by aPriori, for every design in a generative study.
Use in-cycle inspection to validate hybrid manufacturing processes
Explore the potential of generative design further
Manufacturers have a lot of questions about what generative design involves, how it can be incorporated into existing design processes and what the business stands to gain with this technique. This ebook explores all of these questions and shows how actual manufacturers use generative design in practical, everyday ways.
Exploring generative design and advanced manufacturing can help your shop reach the next level. Autodesk has all of the tools you need and our specialists are ready to learn about your business and see how we can help.
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