Autodesk Advanced Consulting and General Motors are working in collaboration on the future of design to create important new vehicles. The application of generative design is a key part of this engagement, and in this class, we will explore the application of this technology. We will look at the evolution of the design from conception to manufacturing and some of the wider considerations in the design approach. An overview of the broader generative-design application will be shared, as well as a deep dive into a generative-designed component. We will cover the streamlined workflow utilizing Fusion 360 software, generative design, and Netfabb software to achieve design for additive manufacturing. The methodologies and design approaches will be presented by representatives from Advanced Consulting and General Motors. There will also be some GM-manufactured artifacts to see. Our aim is that attendees leave with a familiarity with the generative-design process and how industry is applying this to real problems.
- Understand how generative design is being used in industry
- Understand Netfabb workflows
- Learn how to apply a seamless additive manufacturing workflow
- Discover design for additive manufacturing
Mike Grau is a Technical Manager within the Advanced Consulting Team. He joined Autodesk in 2016 with extensive expertise in the field of CAD/CAE and Manufacturing. He started during his studies of mechanical engineering in the Formula Student Team of his university. As a Tutor in the material laboratory and the vehicle laboratory he enjoyed to teach. He became a Student Expert in 2011. He graduated with the a Master degree and worked on Crash, NVH and CFD projects in Troy, MI.
Andy Harris is a consultant engineer based in the London, UK office. He is a part of the Advanced Consulting team and leads the R&D effort for this group. He has a background in aerospace, automotive and materials engineering with 14 years of experience in this area. Prior to joining Autodesk he has worked for Lockheed Martin and Atkins and whilst there he developed novel IP in the area of lightweight materials for vehicles. He has a masters degree in aerospace engineering and a doctorate in materials science from the University of Surrey. At Autodesk Andy’s role is to work directly with industrial partners in collaboration to provide innovative solutions. This not only benefits the customer it also ensures Autodesk can continue to provide relevant cutting edge software for industrial needs. During his time he has built up a strong interest in the economical exploitation of new technologies.