• United Kingdom (£)

    We have redirected you to an equivalent page on your local site where you can see local pricing and promotions and purchase online.

    Stay on our U.S. site

Keyboard ALT + g to toggle grid overlay

GENERATIVE DESIGN IN MANUFACTURING

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.

Generative design helps manufacturers to innovate

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.

EXPLORE LIGHTWEIGHTING

Minimise mass and material use while meeting performance standards and engineering constraints.

IMPROVE PERFORMANCE

Improve and optimise durability while removing potential points of vulnerability.

CONSOLIDATE PARTS

Blend multiple components into single parts to explore additive manufacturing or increase efficiency.

ACHIEVE SUSTAINABILITY

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.

ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING

Ultimate flexibility to produce the most complex shapes. Optimise strength, durability and material usage.

CNC MILLING

Constrain designs to be compatible with the unique capabilities of your existing 2.5-axis, 3-axis or 5-axis CNC machines.

CASTING

Cost-effective method to enable mass production of complex generative parts with proven metal casting processes.

INJECTION MOULDING

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.

Try generative design and advanced manufacturing products - free for 30 days

Experience the advantages of generative design and hybrid manufacturing with 30-day free trials of our advanced manufacturing software.

Fusion 360

Access generative design with cloud-based 3D CAD/CAM/CAE software

PowerMill

CAM software for complex 3- and 5-axis CNC machining, high-rate additive and hybrid manufacturing

Netfabb

Additive manufacturing and design software

FeatureCAM

CAM automation for CNC programming

Moldflow

Plastic injection moulding design software and compression mould simulation

PowerInspect

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.

Let's talk

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.

Call +1 855 612 9998 (toll-free in US).

Call us Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm or fill in the form and one of our experts will contact you.

Fusion 360
Protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.
Fusion 360

ALERT:

A trial download is not available for your operating system.
Fusion 360

Select your trial

Which product would you like to try?

Fusion 360

Here are a few things to know before you start the download:

AVAILABLE PLATFORMS

    See system requirements

    TRIAL FILE SIZE (estimated maximum)

    0 GB

    RECOMMENDED

    10 Mbps Internet connectionTurn off all active applications, including virus checking software


    Fusion 360

    Let's get started

    Operating system:

    Choose your operating system:

    This software may not be compatible with your operating system, but you can download it for installation on a different machine.

    Choose your language:

    Get free access to Autodesk software

    Students, teachers and academic institutions worldwide are eligible for free access to Autodesk software. Yes, free. We genuinely believe in education.

    Fusion 360

    Tell us about your company:

    All fields are required unless noted.

      Please select your country of residence (required):

      This helps us give you the correct trial terms. Some countries require us to provide country-specific terms based on where you live.
      Protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.
      Fusion 360

      Your download has started.

      trials_flow_browser_infographic_03-01-17

      This may take a while. Might we suggest coffee (not included)?

      When complete, locate the file on your computer.

      Run the install to start your trial.


      ADLM Error

      Please check ADLM page.

      Download free version of Netfabb
      Protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.
      Download free version of Netfabb

      ALERT:

      A trial download is not available for your operating system.
      Download free version of Netfabb

      Select your trial

      Which product would you like to try?

      Download free version of Netfabb

      Here are a few things to know before you start the download:

      AVAILABLE PLATFORMS

        See system requirements

        TRIAL FILE SIZE (estimated maximum)

        3 GB

        RECOMMENDED

        10 Mbps Internet connectionTurn off all active applications, including virus checking software

        NEED HELP?

        Get more tips for successful downloading


        Download free version of Netfabb

        Let's get started

        I will be using this software as:

        Operating system:

        Choose your operating system:

        This software may not be compatible with your operating system, but you can download it for installation on a different machine.

        Choose your language:

        Get free access to Autodesk software

        Students, teachers and academic institutions worldwide are eligible for free access to Autodesk software. Yes, free. We genuinely believe in education.

        Download free version of Netfabb

        Tell us about your company:

        All fields are required unless noted.

          Please select your country of residence (required):

          This helps us give you the correct trial terms. Some countries require us to provide country-specific terms based on where you live.
          Protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.
          Download free version of Netfabb

          Your download has started.

          trials_flow_browser_infographic_03-01-17

          This may take a while. Might we suggest coffee (not included)?

          When complete, locate the file on your computer.

          Run the install to start your trial.


          ADLM Error

          Please check ADLM page.

          FeatureCAM Standard free trial
          Protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.
          FeatureCAM Standard free trial

          ALERT:

          A trial download is not available for your operating system.
          FeatureCAM Standard free trial

          Select your trial

          Which product would you like to try?

          FeatureCAM Standard free trial

          Here are a few things to know before you start the download:

          AVAILABLE PLATFORMS

            See system requirements

            TRIAL FILE SIZE (estimated maximum)

            6 GB

            RECOMMENDED

            10 Mbps Internet connectionTurn off all active applications, including virus checking software

            NEED HELP?

            Get more tips for successful downloading


            FeatureCAM Standard free trial

            Let's get started

            Operating system:

            Choose your operating system:

            This software may not be compatible with your operating system, but you can download it for installation on a different machine.

            Choose your language:

            Get free access to Autodesk software

            Students, teachers and academic institutions worldwide are eligible for free access to Autodesk software. Yes, free. We genuinely believe in education.

            FeatureCAM Standard free trial

            Tell us about your company:

            All fields are required unless noted.

              Please select your country of residence (required):

              This helps us give you the correct trial terms. Some countries require us to provide country-specific terms based on where you live.
              Protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.
              FeatureCAM Standard free trial

              Your download has started.

              trials_flow_browser_infographic_03-01-17

              This may take a while. Might we suggest coffee (not included)?

              When complete, locate the file on your computer.

              Run the install to start your trial.


              ADLM Error

              Please check ADLM page.

              Moldflow Adviser free trial
              Protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.
              Moldflow Adviser free trial

              ALERT:

              A trial download is not available for your operating system.
              Moldflow Adviser free trial

              Select your trial

              Which product would you like to try?

              Moldflow Adviser free trial

              Here are a few things to know before you start the download:

              AVAILABLE PLATFORMS

                See system requirements

                TRIAL FILE SIZE (estimated maximum)

                12 GB

                RECOMMENDED

                10 Mbps Internet connectionTurn off all active applications, including virus checking software


                Just need to view a file?

                You don't need to download the software.
                Get a free tool to open and view files.
                Moldflow Adviser free trial

                Let's get started

                I will be using this software as:

                Operating system:

                Choose your operating system:

                This software may not be compatible with your operating system, but you can download it for installation on a different machine.

                Choose your language:

                Get free access to Autodesk software

                Students, teachers and academic institutions worldwide are eligible for free access to Autodesk software. Yes, free. We genuinely believe in education.

                Moldflow Adviser free trial

                Tell us about your company:

                All fields are required unless noted.

                  Please select your country of residence (required):

                  This helps us give you the correct trial terms. Some countries require us to provide country-specific terms based on where you live.
                  Protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.
                  Moldflow Adviser free trial

                  Your download has started.

                  trials_flow_browser_infographic_03-01-17

                  This may take a while. Might we suggest coffee (not included)?

                  When complete, locate the file on your computer.

                  Run the install to start your trial.


                  ADLM Error

                  Please check ADLM page.

                  PowerInspect free trial
                  Protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.
                  PowerInspect free trial

                  ALERT:

                  A trial download is not available for your operating system.
                  PowerInspect free trial

                  Select your trial

                  Which product would you like to try?

                  PowerInspect free trial

                  Here are a few things to know before you start the download:

                  AVAILABLE PLATFORMS

                    See system requirements

                    TRIAL FILE SIZE (estimated maximum)

                    3 GB

                    RECOMMENDED

                    10 Mbps Internet connectionTurn off all active applications, including virus checking software

                    NEED HELP?

                    Get more tips for successful downloading


                    PowerInspect free trial

                    Let's get started

                    Operating system:

                    Choose your operating system:

                    This software may not be compatible with your operating system, but you can download it for installation on a different machine.

                    Choose your language:

                    Get free access to Autodesk software

                    Students, teachers and academic institutions worldwide are eligible for free access to Autodesk software. Yes, free. We genuinely believe in education.

                    PowerInspect free trial

                    Tell us about your company:

                    All fields are required unless noted.

                      Please select your country of residence (required):

                      This helps us give you the correct trial terms. Some countries require us to provide country-specific terms based on where you live.
                      Protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.
                      PowerInspect free trial

                      Your download has started.

                      trials_flow_browser_infographic_03-01-17

                      This may take a while. Might we suggest coffee (not included)?

                      When complete, locate the file on your computer.

                      Run the install to start your trial.


                      ADLM Error

                      Please check ADLM page.