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A Message from Autodesk, Inc.
As Seen In Modern Machine Shop
A Convergence of Construction and Manufacturing
Digital tools for the construction industry have their counterpart in applications for manufacturing. Manufacturing companies should keep an eye on how the construction industry is managing the digital transformation.
Generative Design Generates New Interest in a Range of Manufacturing Options
New developments in generative design can help companies make better decisions about part design by including manufacturability as a key value. CNC milling, for example, not an additive process, might come up as the better choice for making a complex part.
What This Seat Bracket Says About the Future of Automotive Manufacturing
General Motors created a 3D-printed version of a seat bracket using generative design tools. This technology pairing will influence how cars are brought to market in the future.
The Little Shop That Could (with the Help of a Tapping Arm)
A pneumatic tapping arm enabled a small job shop to complete a challenging job in a week that would have taken other shops months to finish.
Silicon Valley Firms Point to Digitalization as a Golden Opportunity for Manufacturers
This report summarizes the findings from the sources of many transformational technologies that focus on digitalizing the manufacturing industry.
Autodesk Appeals to Doers and Dreamers
Autodesk software supports practical applications in the machine shop as well as imaginative creations in the inventor’s studio.
Still More to See at IMTS
With over 2,400 exhibitors on 1.3 million square feet of floor space, IMTS 2018 has the broadest display of technology ever.
Software Streamlines Machine Programming
Autodesk’s FeatureCAM 2019 is designed so that instead of having to program a machine stage by stage, the operator can program it using everyday shop terms.
Manufacturing News of Note: July 2018
Successful tests of computer-aided manufacturing with barrel-nose cutters, Siemens PLM switches to new distribution regime for NX software and other industry news.
Vimana Announced as Analytics Platform for Autodesk Software
Autodesk has selected Vimana as the analytics platform for its Fusion Production software.
Make Parts Faster with Automated CAM
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Orderfox.com, Autodesk Collaborate on Integrated Software
The collaboration allows Autodesk CAD users to use Orderfox.com from within the software.
Autodesk Introduces PowerMill 2019 and Fusion Production at Its Smart Manufacturing Celebration Event
Autodesk’s Smart Manufacturing Celebration showcased enhancements to PowerMIll 2019, the latest release of its flagship CAM programming systems, and demonstrated the integration of production scheduling, job tracking and machine monitoring.
CAM Software Includes Tools for Hybrid Manufacturing
Autodesk’s PowerMill 2019 CAM software includes developments that are designed to enhance existing functionality for high-efficiency machining.
Racing Toward the Intersection of Design and Manufacturing
Driven by software automation and with all engineering and production under one roof, this drag racing organization provides a striking example of a machining operation with data at the center.
What’s Your Place in the Future of Making?
Autodesk’s annual user conference shed light on a machine shop’s place in an era of democratized, automated product development and merged design and manufacturing workflows.
Michigan High School to Celebrate Manufacturer Involvement in CTE Programs
After DMG MORI’s contribution of a five-axis CNC machining center, other manufacturers pitched in with donations of equipment and services.
MakeTime Launches Shop Advantage Program at Top Shops Conference
The program will give machine shops access to special offerings for cutting tools, CAD/CAM software, computer hardware, CNC machine tool and manufacturing equipment financing and more.
Autodesk to Host User Group Meetings Introducing 2018 Software Versions
The meetings introducing the new releases of FeatureCAM, PartMaker and PowerMill mark the one-year anniversary of Delcam’s integration into Autodesk.
Manufacturing News of Note: July 2017
A big R&D agreement looks at additive for structural airplane components, Autodesk appoints a new president and other industry news.
Hiring, Training and Supporting the Workforce in School and on the Job
Virginia’s Rolls-Royce Crosspointe plant shares its strategies for attracting, hiring and supporting its workers, while Danville Community College excels with its integrated machining education model.