Autodesk Technology Center implements metal 3D printing to improve customer workflows
Using Fusion 360 software alongside metal 3D printing, Autodesk Research has been able to improve its customers' workflows by connecting the design to the machine, giving customers the opportunity to discover the benefits of designing for additive manufacturing.
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Scale from lab to volume production with the RenAM 500 series of additive manufacturing machines.
By adopting the RenAM 500Q metal additive manufacturing system at the Autodesk Technology Center in Boston, Autodesk Research has enabled their customers to discover the benefits of designing for additive manufacturing and the software tools needed to develop new and innovative concepts.
Additive manufacturing, also known as metal 3D printing, is seeing greater rates of adoption as a production technology across multiple industries. The single software environment of Autodesk's Fusion 360 software allows for seamless manufacturing workflows from part design to simulation, printing processes and post-process machining.
Brian Jeong, Senior Shop Supervisor at Autodesk Research says, "Laser powder bed fusion can be an expensive, time-consuming process. But with the RenAM 500Q's technology and alongside Autodesk Fusion 360, for both CAD and its embedded print preparation environment, it creates a more seamless and efficient workflow."
He continues, "The additive process simulation feature allows us to predict and simulate the part's distortion behaviour during the print, so we can analyse potential printed part failures and reiterate the design within Fusion 360 to prevent them from happening before the actual build."
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