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Autodesk Technology Centers: Incubating Industry 4.0 | Sunny Sahota

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Autodesk Technology Centers: Incubating Industry 4.0

Sunny Sahota shares how the Autodesk Technology Centers are making the idea of Industry 4.0 a reality today, enabling a connected design-to-fabrication workflow that’s efficient and agile


Industry 1.0 brought the first mechanized production in the 1750s—think hydropower and steam engines. Industry 2.0 electrified the process and enabled manufacturers to achieve the first true mass production at the turn of the 20th century. Industry 3.0 added IT to the mix in the 1980s in the form of computers and robots. So what’s Industry 4.0? It merges the design and fabrication processes into connected workflows using new digital tools, AI and machine learning, and the cloud. The Autodesk Technology Centers in Boston, San Francisco, Toronto, and Birmingham, UK serve as incubators for Industry 4.0 teams and companies. By providing resources—such as a fully-stocked machine shop and the latest 3D printing systems—and creating a collaborative working environment, the Autodesk Technology Centers are helping innovators and entrepreneurs make manufacturing both more efficient and more agile. Sunny Sahota shares the work and what it takes to become an Autodesk Technology Center resident.

About the speaker

Sunny Sahota is a manufacturing industry engagement manager based out of the Autodesk Technology Center in San Francisco. Formerly, he was head of Applications Engineering at Fictiv. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from California State University Sacramento.

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